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Boxing: Escalante back in ring vs. Eric Hunter
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 21 May 2015 17:17:23 MDT
Despite recent issues with the law, El Paso boxer Antonio Escalante returns to the ring Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.

Second Grace fundraiser Saturday
baytownsun.com/ / Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
A fundraiser will be held Saturday at O’Neal’s Pub and Sports Bar, 1201 N. Alexander. The second annual Keith E. Grace Jr. Celebration will include barbecue plates, crawfish and raffle tickets, among

After dominating in Israel, El Pasoan ready for second shot at WNBA
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 21 May 2015 16:10:09 MDT
Kayla Thornton's take on basketball is simple. She's using the same philosophy she learned at UTEP in four record-setting years from 2010-14, the same one she used last summer when she helped win an exhibition game with the Washington Mystics that earned her a second look from the WNBA team, the same one she used to dominate Israel's top division last season for the Maccabi Ramat Hen.

Big 12 baseball tournament roundup: Texas edges Baylor
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 05:32:25 +0000

TULSA, Okla. — Tres Barrera hit a bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending Texas to a 4-3 victory over Baylor on Thursday in the winners’ bracket of the Big 12 Tournament.

Fourth-seeded Texas (28-25) entered the ninth leading 3-0 before Mitch Price tied it for Baylor (22-31) with a three-run homer on an 0-2 pitch from Texas starter Ty Culbreth (4-4).

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Booker no-hits Gruver in mercy-rule decision in baseball playoff
amarillo.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 02:54:35 +0000

STINNETT — The Gruver Greyhounds found out Thursday afternoon that the third time wasn’t a charm against the Booker Kiowas.

In the third meeting of the season between the two teams after Booker swept Gruver in District 1-2A play, the theme didn’t change. Booker scored five unearned runs in the first two innings, more than enough to support a no-hitter by Angel “Beans” Ramirez, as the Kiowas rolled to an 11-1, five-inning mercy-rule victory in a Class 2A region quarterfinal one-game playoff at West Texas High.

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Coming soon, Friday, May 22
baytownsun.com/ / Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500

Tony George’s push for softer walls likely saved Hinchcliffe
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 05:37:57 +0000

INDIANAPOLIS — When James Hinchcliffe slammed into a wall at more than 220 mph, he hit an energy-absorbing barrier that likely saved his life. One of auto racing’s most important safety developments, its origins began at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Tony George.

George watched replays of Hinchcliffe’s accident and came to only one conclusion.

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Pitching, hitting lifts Exporters to victory
TheFacts.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 02:00:00 -0500
FREEPORT — The Brazosport Exporters rode a 13-strikeout performance from Aaron McIntyre to a 5-0 win against the Sealy Tigers in Game 1 of the best-of-three Class 4A Region IV quarterfinal series Thursday.

Curry, James unanimous selections to All-NBA first team
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 05:24:17 +0000

NEW YORK — Golden State’s Stephen Curry, the league MVP, and LeBron James are the only unanimous selections to the All-NBA first team.

New Orleans’ Anthony Davis and Memphis center Marc Gasol joined Curry as newcomers on the team. Houston’s James Harden rounded it out with his second straight selection.

Curry and James, who are three victories from meeting in the NBA Finals, each received first-team votes on all 129 ballots Thursday. James earned his ninth first-team selection in 12 years, tying Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson for third all-time.

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HS FOOTBALL: Lee ready to show improvement in spring game
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Thu, 21 May 2015 21:27:00 -0500
Following a forgettable 1-9 season in 2014, the Lee football team has undergone some significant changes in both personnel and attitude in an effort to improve this year.

Bowie 7th-grader wins Beck award
amarillo.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 02:53:30 +0000

The seventh Annual Bruce Beck Character award was presented to Bowie Middle School seventh-grader Casey Casias on Thursday night.

The award is named in honor of the the late Amarillo Globe-News writer Bruce Beck, a supporter of middle school athletics and academics.

Beck passed away at age 58 on April 22, 2010.

Casias was honored for his character on and off the wrestling mat as well as his accomplishments in the classroom.

The award was presented by Bowie coaches Victor Henning and Aaron Pena.

Kenseth wins pole for NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 05:39:09 +0000

CONCORD, N.C. — Matt Kenseth is hoping history repeats itself Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600.

Kenseth won his second Sprint Cup pole of the season Thursday night for NASCAR’s longest race. He turned in a dominating lap of 194.252 mph at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the third round of NASCAR’s knockout qualifying format.

He also won the pole at Bristol in April and went on to win the Food City 500 and hopes to carry that mojo over to race day.

“It doesn’t really guarantee anything,” Kenseth said. “You can run over a rivet on the first lap and end up 43rd.”

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WT High scores 5 in 8th to beat Clarendon in baseball playoff series opener
amarillo.com / Fri, 22 May 2015 03:35:23 +0000

It was as tight and competitive as a playoff game could be, so naturally, Thursday’s Class 2A region quarterfinal best-of-three opener between West Texas High and Clarendon went to extra innings.

But it ended suddenly, which was great news for West Texas High.

In a game in which pitchers dominated for seven innings, WT High busted out for five runs in the top of the eighth inning to leave no doubt. The Comanches won by a comfortable 6-1 margin to take a 1-0 series lead at Gruver, where the series will continue at 1 p.m. today.

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