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AP source: Irving, Barnes finish US Olympic basketball team
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:04:52 +0000

The U.S. basketball team has its roster for Rio.

Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes accepted spots on the team to fill out the Americans’ 12-player Olympic squad, a person with knowledge of the details said Saturday.

The decisions come two days before the Americans plan to announce the team in New York. They were confirmed to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because roster details were to remain private.

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McLean signing adds depth to Tech backcourt
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:06:39 +0000

Back in mid-April when he was hired, Chris Beard spoke about doing everything he could to improve the Texas Tech men’s basketball roster.

Less than three months into his tenure, the Red Raiders coach continues to do just that.

Quinnipiac’s Giovanni McLean, a graduate transfer, signed Monday to play basketball at Texas Tech.

Read the full story at wreckem247.com.


Tennis teacher ranked 772nd wins at Wimbledon; Federer next
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:04:28 +0000

LONDON — Marcus Willis originally was scheduled to spend Monday teaching tennis to a group of 5-to-10-year-old kids, among others, at Warwick Boat Club in central England.

Instead, Willis wound up with grander, and more lucrative, plans: playing — and winning! — a match at Wimbledon.

And on Wednesday, Willis’ students will need to find a substitute yet again, because he will be busy at the All England Club, standing across the net from none other than Roger Federer in the second round.

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Vintage Smoke recaptures his glory days with Sonoma victory
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:06:57 +0000

SONOMA, Calif. — Tony Stewart sat slumped on the stairs inside his team transporter a year ago reflecting on the worst slump of his NASCAR career.

He had a migraine that day at Sonoma Raceway and spoke softly about his plight. Stewart didn’t know what to do to return to his glory days. He had no idea how to adapt to NASCAR’s rules package and seemed thoroughly defeated.

Asked that day about his confidence, he meekly admitted he was suffering.

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Gluck: How far will Tony Stewart win launch him?
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:51:31 -0400
Could three-time champion match Jeff Gordon's run to Chase finale in 2015?
       

Amarillo High leaves with 2-6A’s top sports program
amarillo.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:39:49 +0000

If these last two years were the last go-around for Amarillo High in the state’s top classification, then it was a nice victory lap.

After getting pulled back up to Class 6A during the 2014 realignment, Amarillo High was back with familiar company in District 2-6A, competing with crosstown rival Tascosa, Lubbock ISD regulars Lubbock Coronado and Lubbock Monterey and new addition Wolfforth Frenship. But Amarillo High was still right at home.

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Arizona’s Cloney shuts down Chanticleers in Game 1 of CWS finals
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:41:55 +0000

OMAHA, Neb. — JC Cloney pitched a four-hitter and Ryan Aguilar drove in two runs, leading Arizona to a 3-0 victory over Coastal Carolina in Game 1 of the College World Series finals on Monday night.

The Wildcats (49-22) can wrap up their second national championship in five years with a win Tuesday.

Cloney extended his scoreless innings streak at the CWS to 16. The junior left-hander pitched seven innings in the Wildcats’ 3-0 win over UC Santa Barbara last Wednesday.

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UConn coach Geno Auriemma, other Huskies pulling for Summitt
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:06:45 +0000

NEW YORK — The update on Pat Summitt’s health caught Geno Auriemma by surprise. It’s simply the news nobody wanted to hear, especially her former rival who built the Connecticut program trying to model off her success coaching Tennessee.

Summitt’s family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women’s basketball coach as her Alzheimer’s disease progresses. Auriemma, who had been traveling all day back from Europe, heard the update at the Phoenix Mercury-New York Liberty game on Sunday.

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