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Wimbledon: Top-ranked Williams, Djokovic win on day 1 of tourney
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:45:08 MDT
LONDON >> Serena Williams knew she had to do something — fast.

Clute, Sweeny off to district tourney
TheFacts.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:00:00 -0500
CLUTE — A couple of Little League All-star teams will continue their run with the District 18 Tournaments starting today.

Danbury fights way to top of Junior tourney
TheFacts.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 02:00:00 -0500
The Danbury Junior League All-stars finished up the Area 2 Tournament 3-0 after beating Angleton 14-2 on Saturday night at George Park. 

Serena Williams’ Wimbledon starts slow; Venus wins 6-0, 6-0
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:02:45 +0000

LONDON — As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.

In her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, Williams dropped three of the first four games. She slipped and nearly did the splits, tumbling to the turf. She was warned for using foul language.

And, as has also become customary for Williams, she wound up with a victory.

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Leiferman comes up short of first
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:14:49 +0000

Chris Leiferman figures it will happen eventually. Keep getting to the podium and he’ll win a triathlon this year.

The 28-year-old from Boulder, Colorado, took second in the Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake on Sunday, the fourth time this year he’s finished in the top three without winning.

“I can’t complain about second place,” he said. “It’s not first place. I’ve been itching for that spot all season. This is my fourth podium, and I haven’t gotten that first. But to be behind Mark (Bowstead), there’s no shame in that.”

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Baytown council debates charter changes
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Baytown City Council must still discuss city charter changes that voters could approve Nov. 3, but what won’t be on the ballot has been decided.

Watson wins Travelers Championship on second playoff hole
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:11:12 +0000

CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to outlast Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship for the second time.

Casey had overcome a three-stroke deficit with five to play, tying Watson at 16-under 264.

But Casey lost his chance at the title while playing the par-4 18th for the third time, when his third shot from a greenside bunker flew over the green and landed on the cart path.

Watson, meanwhile, hit his 160-yard approach just to the right of the hole.

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Traveling veggies come to Tarrant County
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:06:29 +0000

FORT WORTH — Farmer Beverly Thomas pulled into a downtown parking lot and honked her horn, which sounds like a clucking chicken.

Within minutes, shoppers stepped aboard the Veggie Van to browse among the bright green okra and stalks of yellow corn.

Billed as the region’s first mobile farmers market, the van schedules stops at parks, businesses and homes in Tarrant, Parker and Dallas counties.

“I’m bringing the farm directly to people,” said Thomas, whose van was parked outside the Texas & Pacific Lofts one recent afternoon.

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Bolen, Rundell rule Swinger again
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 04:24:41 +0000

David Bolen and Scott Rundell figured out how to win the Swinger seven years ago. Now they’ve made it a habit.

The former Texas Tech golfer and the former Midland College player won Hillcrest Golf & Country club’s annual showcase event for the third time in four years Sunday with Bolen’s 4-foot par putt on the 18th hole closing out a one-shot victory over Midland’s Lane Branum and Brian Scherer.

“We’ve kind of put it together the last three or four years,” Bolen said. “We’ve got something figured out, I guess.”

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Lloyd once nearly quit; the US team is sure glad she didn’t
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:02:02 +0000

MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd’s career is defined by big moments.

The latest came in the U.S. victory Friday over China, with a goal that ultimately sent the Americans through to the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup.

Now with goals in consecutive games for the United States, the 32-year-old midfielder could face her biggest challenge in top-ranked Germany on Tuesday.

“I don’t just train to be a participant,” she said. “I train to come up big in big moments. That’s when I know I’ve got to roll the sleeves up.”

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U.S.-Germany semifinal features world’s top goalkeepers
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 01:56:32 +0000

MONTREAL — The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.

The two women will be the last line of defense Tuesday night for their teams, with is each seeking a spot in the final match. Historically, when the Germans have met the Americans in the World Cup, the winner has gone on to win the title.

Both teams have won it all twice: The United States in 1991 and ‘99, and the Germans in 2003 and ‘07.

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All-academic teams named in softball
TheFacts.com / Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:00:00 -0500
On Monday, the Texas Girls Coaches Association selected its Academic All-State teams from Class 6A to 1A.

Women’s tennis: Up-and-comers set for Hunt classic
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:34:38 MDT

Booming serves, mini-missile forehands, deft drop shots and perhaps even a classic one-handed backhand or two will fill the courts at Tennis West Sports & Racquet Club today through Sunday as some of the finest young women players in the world will chase a championship in the Hunt 2015 $25,000 Women's Tennis Classic.


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