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AUSTIN, Texas -- Shaka Smart got a shaky start to his second season at Texas.The good thing for the Longhorns is they still got a win and theres plenty of time for a new lineup to grow into the season.Kendal Yancy made two late free throws, then followed with a tough layup in the final minute to send No. 21 Texas to a 78-73 season-opening win over Incarnate Word on Friday night, a surprisingly close finish to a game that most figured would be a blowout.Regardless of who we play, youve got to bring it, Yancy said.Texas led by 16 early in the second half before Incarnate Word rallied to lead 67-66 on Sam Burmeisters 3-pointer with 2:30 to play.Yancy got to the line for the lead, then made it 70-67 with a twisting layup around two defenders with 49 seconds left. He finished with 19 points.Freshman Jarrett Allen added 16 points and 12 rebounds for Texas, which has an entirely new starting lineup after making the NCAA Tournament last season.Texas was down two key players as guard Kerwin Roach Jr., and small forward Tevin Mack were suspended for the first game for a rules violation during the offseason. Roach is expected to start at point guard when he returns.The bottom line is our guys came back after giving up the double-digit lead and being down by one, Smart said. You want games like this you can learn from. At the same time, theres a humbling side.Shawn Johnson scored 24 points for Incarnate Word. He said the Cardinals pressed for the win at the end and made mistakes that opened the door for the Longhorns.Some players I think were shocked we took the lead. We started over-thinking. We wanted to take a one-point lead to five, Johnson said.BIG PICTUREIncarnate Word: The Cardinals were undersized but werent intimidated on the road in the Big 12. They built a lead early and fought back in the second half when Texas was on the verge of a blowout. Even though it was a loss, it should be a confidence builder.Texas: Smart has work to do in his second season at Texas. The Longhorns shot 57 percent in the first half to overcome 11 early turnovers, then struggled once they had a big lead in the second half. Theres time to work out the kinks ahead of what will be a typically rugged Big 12 season, but there could also be some early growing pains.The key is do we get better. Do the guys walk into practice with a sense of urgency? Smart said.POLL IMPLICATIONSTexas preseason ranking means voters respect their potential, but the Longhorns could slide backward if they notice how they struggled.BLOCK PARTYNearly overlooked in the close finish were the five blocks by Texas freshman forward James Banks. Pairing him with Allen can give the Longhorns a stout front line.Thats my role. Defend the rim, Banks said.TIRED LEGSTexas limited roster forced the Longhorns out on the court for long stretches. Four players logged at least 32 minutes. Allen played 36 minutes of his first college game and even walk-on Ryan McClurg got six minutes and played in the first half.Some of us got a little fatigued, Yancy said. Weve got to clean up up some of the mess that was going on tonight.UP NEXTIncarnate Word: After a big step up into the Big 12 for the season opener, Incarnate Word hosts Division II St. Edwards on Tuesday.Texas: Texas gets to ease its young lineup into the season as the Longhorns next host Louisiana Monroe on Monday night. Wholesale Custom Cardinals Shirts . Walcott is available for Saturdays home match against Southampton as Arsenal looks to extend its two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. The Gunners are currently the second highest scorers in the league but Wenger insists Walcott will add something extra to his team. Cheap Cardinals Jerseys . Francis told several hundred members of the European Olympic Committees that when sport "is considered only in economic terms and consequently for victory at every cost . http://www.custommlbcardinalsjersey.com/ . Louis Blues. Shane Hnidy joins Brian Munz for the broadcast on TSN 1290 Radio at 7pm ct. Custom Cardinals Jersey China . 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COMPTON, Calif. -- Venus and Serena Williams made a rare visit to their childhood hometown, where their half-sister was killed in 2003, to have tennis courts dedicated in their honor on Saturday.The sisters were greeted by cheers from a few hundred people when they arrived at Lueders Park, not far from their former home in the violence-plagued city of Compton located 17 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.We literally lived right down the street so we could walk there, Venus told the crowd.Banners hung in the four corners of the two newly refurbished courts proclaiming them the Venus & Serena Williams Court of Champions.We are really excited to be here, Serena said. Driving here brought back so many memories. We definitely want to see some more champions come from these courts.Venus added: Its been a surreal experience to be back in this way.To have the tennis court refurbished, to make sure that theres coaching available, to make sure that these programs go on and to make sure that this sport stays here in our community, its a big part of bringing us all up and creating positivity for young people.The sisters laughed and applauded the Compton Sounders drill team and drum squad that performed for them on court.Babies in strollers, members of a Girl Scout troop and elderly residents were among the crowd sitting in white chairs on the two courts.Thelma LeBeauf, an 84-year-old fan from Los Angeles, clutched a plastic bag filled with newspaper articles about the sisters she has clipped and saved over the years. She pulled out a photo from the late 1990s, when the sisters wore colorful beads in their hair.At that time, black people, we werent into tennis, said LeBeauf, who attended with her daughter and granddaugghter.dddddddddddd Ive learned from watching them. I like the style they play.The sisters first learned to play tennis a few miles away on courts at East Rancho Dominguez Park in an unincorporated area surrounding Compton under the tutelage of their father, Richard, who didnt attend Saturdays ceremony.They were accompanied by their mother, Oracene Price.The previously run-down and little-used courts at Lueders Park are fenced with lighting and now host three tennis camps and clinics, according to Aja Brown, the citys 34-year-old female mayor.When you consider all the challenges and all the obstacles that the Williams sisters had to overcome and they stayed focused and dedicated, so that same message is being transferred over to the young people in the city, Brown said.The sisters are helping fund the Yetunde Price Resource Center in Compton, set to open early next year. Named for their half-sister who was killed in a drive-by shooting in September 2003, the center will help connect residents affected by violence with service providers.Its definitely a healing moment. They havent been to the city of Compton since their sister passed away, said Brown, whose grandmother was fatally shot in Compton. All of us in the community in some way have been touched by violence.After the ceremony, the sisters left the park and headed to the Healthy Compton Festival at the citys transit plaza, where they were set to judge dance and food contests.The sisters primarily live in South Florida, where their father moved the family from Compton so they could further hone their games at a tennis academy. ' ' '

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