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Three City Council seats up for election
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Hoskins and McCartney file 

Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:16:02 +0000

RIO DE JANEIRO — Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer.

The water is filthy after years of untreated waste being poured into the enclosed bay, a mess officials say will take at least a decade to fix.

From a distance, the venue is picturesque, framed between Sugarloaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue. This is the image Rio organizers want the world to see.

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Reed HOF induction gives Bills cause to celebrate
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:22:02 +0000

BUFFALO, N.Y. — There are two things receiver Andre Reed is most certain of in preparing to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.

The eight-year wait to hear his name called really didn’t feel that long. More important, the timing of the announcement in February was fitting given the sudden uncertainty hovering over his beloved Buffalo Bills.

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Claiborne ready to prove his worth to Cowboys
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:20:14 +0000

OXNARD, Calif. — Morris Claiborne got on Terrance Williams’ nerves the minute the competition started at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys.

The third-year cornerback pulled and grabbed the receiver aggressively enough to prompt a heated, facemask-to-facemask exchange that ended with a shove.

Claiborne had already told reporters he was ready to prove he was worthy of Dallas’ dramatic move up the draft board to get him with the sixth overall pick in 2012. He didn’t waste any time showing some urgency.

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Wadzinski brings passion to stage
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
By Mark Fleming

SBC 15s rally twice in last at-bat to earn winner-take-all chance
TheFacts.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0500
Forced to come from behind in a game against host Siloam Springs to get to the championship round Monday evening, the Southern Brazoria County 15-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars were right back on the fi

Bradford: Yet another make or break season
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:23:08 +0000

ST. LOUIS — It’s become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford.

Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he’s supposedly at a career crossroads.

Bradford can’t remember when that wasn’t perceived to be the case, and he tries to ignore low outside expectations that include a fantasy rating in the bottom half of NFL quarterbacks and other assorted doubts. He’s as eager as anyone on the outside to be a difference-maker in a breakthrough season.

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Triple-A baseball: Chihuahuas fall 9-4 to Fresno in series finale
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:05:47 MDT
Monday's game against the Fresno Grizzlies started very promising for the El Paso Chihuahuas. But poor relief pitching doomed the Chihuahuas in the final game of an eight-game homestand and the Grizzlies rallied for a 9-4 win in front of 7,068 fans at Southwest University Park.
›› Photos: El Paso Chihuahuas vs Fresno Grizzlies

Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:23:48 +0000

INDIANAPOLIS — Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.

He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the southern sport to Madison Ave. and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in a song.

Gordon won all the big races, collected four championships in seven years and had 58 victories before his 30th birthday.

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College football workouts not for the meek
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:21:38 +0000

TEMPE, Ariz. — The massive men ran from one station to the next, barely taking a second to catch their breath between rounds of sit-ups, push-ups and throwing weighted balls against a wall.

They moved on to the weights next, easily whipping bars with multiple plates up to their shoulders.

The end of the session turned into a testosterone show, students watching from a perch above and shouts filling the room as the players took turns bending steel bars while squat lifting the equivalent of small cars.

Five days earlier, the scene was much more subdued.

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City rezones country club for housing
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
At the end, many agreed that they would have liked to see the Goose Creek Country clubhouse and its golf course remain.

MLB roundup: Cabrera, Dickey lead Blue Jays over Red Sox 14-1
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:19:25 +0000

BOSTON — Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, R.A. Dickey pithed three-hit ball for seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays romped past the Boston Red Sox 14-1 on Monday night.

The Blue Jays won for the sixth time in seven games while the Red Sox lost one day after stopping a five-game slide that began in Toronto with three losses.

Cabrera homered into Boston’s bullpen in right field after Jose Reyes led off the game with a walk. Cabrera made it 9-0 in a nine-run sixth with a three-run homer to left, his 14th of the season.

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Mid City All-Stars soak up once-in-a-lifetime trip to Intermediate World Series
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:39:00 -0500
At this point for the Midland Mid City Intermediate All-Stars it’s about having fun.

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