HS FOOTBALL: MCS looks to complete historic journey Monday
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 08 Dec 2013 21:03:00 -0600
The seeds for this year's run to the state title game for Midland Christian were not sown on the first day of two-a-days in Plainview.
Howard, Harden lead Rockets over Magic 98-88
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:12:48 +0000
HOUSTON — Dwight Howard celebrated his 28th birthday in a big way, getting 20 points and 21 rebounds Sunday night to lead the Houston Rockets over the Orlando Magic 98-88.
James Harden scored 27 points and also had 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Rockets. Terrence Jones contributed 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Jones also picked up two big blocks in the third period, including one on Victor Oladipo as time expired to preserve the score 83-61 Houston.
Chandler Parsons, who missed two games because of a sore back, started for Houston and had 18 points.
Bears to face Knights in Fiesta Bowl
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:22:24 +0000
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Baylor Bears had been the perennial patsies of the Big 12, stringing together 14 straight losing seasons following the demise of the Southwest Conference in 1996.
Art Briles changed the complexion of the program.
Capping a steady climb to respectability, the sixth-ranked Bears earned their first conference title in 33 years by beating Texas and were rewarded with a spot in the Fiesta Bowl alongside No. 15 Central Florida on New Year’s Day.
Horse racing: Rose’s Desert ends with 10th victory
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 8 Dec 2013 22:29:10 MST
Rose's Desert has been one of New Mexico's greatest ever mares on the racetrack. On Sunday afternoon, the 5-year-old won her final career race in grand style, demolishing a field of six rivals in
Video: Former UTEP guard Julyan Stone finishes with dunk against the LA Lakers
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 8 Dec 2013 22:27:12 MST
Toronto Raptors guard and former UTEP basketball player Julyan Stone showed off his finishing moves against the Lakers Sunday night.
Top 25 women’s college basketball roundup: Duke tops Oklahoma for McCallie’s 500th victory
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:13:14 +0000
NORMAN, Okla. — Tricia Liston scored a season-high 23 points and No. 2 Duke gave coach Joanne P. McCallie her 500th career win, beating No. 17 Oklahoma 94-85 on Sunday.
Alexis Jones added 20 points and six assists and Haley Peters scored 18 points for Duke, which is 10-0 for the third time in the last four seasons and the seventh time in the program’s history.
The Blue Devils, who are unbeaten in three games this season against ranked foes, face No. 1 Connecticut and No. 5 Kentucky before the end of the month.
Big Country Q&A: Stephenville’s Gillespie chats with Reporter-News
ReporterNews.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:59:00 -0000
Gillespie played at Stephenville under former coach Art Briles, now the head coach at Baylor University.
NFC roundup: McCoy runs for 217 yards in snow as Eagles beat Lions
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:25:20 +0000
PHILADELPHIA — Once LeSean McCoy put his head down and ran straight ahead instead of juking and jiving, no one could stop him.
McCoy ran for a franchise-best 217 yards, including touchdowns of 57 and 40 yards, and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame two TD returns by Jeremy Ross to beat the Detroit Lions 34-20 in a blizzard Sunday.
Jimenez wins 4th Hong Kong Open title in playoff
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:23:13 +0000
HONG KONG — Miguel Angel Jimenez successfully defended his Hong Kong Open title Sunday to extend his record as the oldest winner in European Tour history.
The Spaniard won at 49 years, 337 days to break the record he set last year at Hong Kong Golf Club, holing an 18-foot birdie on the first hole of a playoff with Thailand’s Prom Meesawat and Wales’ Stuart Manley.
“I turn 50 next month, but I’m still fit,” Jimenez said. “I stretch every morning. You have to do this to keep up with the younger lot.”
Dawson go-ahead field goal lifts 49ers over Seattle
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:24:59 +0000
SAN FRANCISCO — Frank Gore saw a huge hole with the clock ticking down and his team trailing, and went for it with everything he had.
Maybe not a season-saving 51-yard burst, but darn close to it.
The San Francisco 49ers are far from ready to hand over their two-year division reign — and certainly not on their home field, where they rarely lose against the NFC West.
Phil Dawson kicked a 22-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining and the Niners held off the Seahawks 19-17 on Sunday, denying Seattle a chance to clinch the division at Candlestick Park.
Prater, Manning lead Broncos, 51-28 over Tennessee
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 05:20:46 +0000
DENVER — Peyton Manning and Matt Prater were more about big numbers than the little one Sunday.
As in, an NFL-record 64-yard field goal to go along with 39 completions, 397 yards passing and, of course, 51 points.
That the temperature was only 18 degrees at kickoff and only 14 when Prater kicked his way to one of the most iconic records in the game felt more annoying than anything. Same for the opponent — the Tennessee Titans, who fought gamely for a half before falling 51-28 on Sunday to the Broncos, who clinched a playoff berth.
Top 25 men’s college basketball roundup: Thames helps No. 24 San Diego State rally for win over Wash
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:13:43 +0000
SAN DIEGO — After playing five games in 11 days, the No. 24 San Diego State Aztecs looked tired against Washington. A second-half surge changed all that in a hurry.
Following a sluggish first half, in which the Aztecs trailed by nine at the break, San Diego State rallied for a 70-63 win on Sunday.
Xavier Thames scored 19 points, and Winston Shepard added 17 for the Aztecs (7-1), who won their sixth straight.
Wildcats to face Cisco
amarillo.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 04:41:53 +0000
The last time they met in the playoffs, Canadian’s season continued and Cisco’s ended. And it shouldn’t be a big surprise that they’re meeting again.
Canadian and Cisco meet in the postseason for the second straight year in the Class 2A Division II state quarterfinals at 2 p.m. today at Wolfforth’s Tiger Stadium, having been postponed a day due to inclement weather. It seems almost inevitable that their paths are crossing again.
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