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High school football: Interception sets up Bel Air for OT victory
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:22:30 MDT
Omar Ballesteros said he prepared mentally all week for his first start as quarterback for Bel Air. It paid off as Ballesteros scored three rushing touchdowns, including the game-winning score in overtime as Bel Air defeated Riverside, 34-28.

LEROY: Ranking the Big 12 after the first few weeks of the season
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:24:00 -0500
It was supposed to be a fairly quiet week in the Big 12 Conference with six teams being off, but then Texas Tech announced that defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt had resigned for personal reasons

Ex Rangers manager sorry for breaking wife’s trust
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:25:05 +0000

IRVING — Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday that he is embarrassed for breaking the trust of his wife of 42 years, offering some insight but few details for his sudden resignation two weeks ago.

“I made a mistake and I’m embarrassed more than I’ve ever been in my life,” Washington said. “I was not true to my wife, after 42 years. I broke our trust. I’m here today to own that mistake and to apologize to her, and to those I disappointed, and those who have trusted in me, and I let them down.”

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Forecast: More rain today
baytownsun.com/ / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Rainfall from remnants of Hurricane Odile pelted parts of the U.S. Southwest, including in Texas from El Paso to Houston.

Columbia wins defensive struggle over rival Sweeny
TheFacts.com / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:00:00 -0500
WEST COLUMBIA — A stingy second-half defense and a kicker’s leg were strong enough to lift the Columbia Roughnecks to a 16-6 victory over the Sweeny Bulldogs in their annual rivalry game Friday night.

Kenny Hill has Texas A&M off to perfect start
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:21:49 +0000

COLLEGE STATION — Kenny Hill insists he wasn’t daunted taking over for Johnny Manziel as quarterback at Texas A&M.

He did, however, ask the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and one of the most popular college players in recent history for some advice.

“He just said: ‘Go out there and be you. You don’t have to go out there and do anything crazy, just go out there and ball,’” Hill recalled.

So far he’s done just that, leading No. 6 Texas A&M to a perfect start with a chance to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2006 with a win on Saturday at SMU.

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Levelland holds off Brownfield, 48-26
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:33:25 +0000

Levelland quarterback Nick Gerber led the Lobos to a 48-26 victory against the Brownfield Cubs. This was not a repeat of last year’s matchup that went into five overtimes for a 40-34 Levelland win.

Gerber showed himself particularly nimble Friday night throwing for 293 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 40 of the team’s 227 yards.

And the sophomore was cool under pressure as evidenced in the second quarter when he nearly got sacked, but still threw an off-balance 23 yard pass to wide receiver Trenton Jones who ran for 20 yards into the end zone.

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Gase, Manning get a shot at Sherman
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:13:37 +0000

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos won’t come right out and say whether they’ll test Richard Sherman as the Chargers did or shy away from him as the Packers did.

Here’s a hint, however:

“We respect him,” receiver Bubba Caldwell said. “But we’re going to make him earn his money.”

Green Bay cut off half the field and Aaron Rodgers never threw in the direction of the All-Pro cornerback in the season opener, which Seattle won 36-16.

Philip Rivers threw to his side aplenty in San Diego’s 30-21 win at home over the Seahawks last weekend.

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Athletics out of top wild-card spot, Texas sweeps
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:20:27 +0000

OAKLAND, Calif. — Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics kept sliding, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep.

The latest loss to the team with the worst record in the majors dropped the A’s a half-game behind idle Kansas City for the first wild-spot slot. Oakland owned the best record in the big leagues as recently as Aug. 15.

Texas roughed up Gray (13-9) for four runs in the first inning and won its season-best sixth in a row.

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Officers 5K Run/Walk is a go
TheFacts.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:00:00 -0500
LAKE JACKSON — Rain or shine, the Brazoria County Peace Officers Association 5K Run/Walk will go off as scheduled Saturday.

Denver City rushes for 407 yards to hold perfect record in 39-14 win over Littlefield
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:38:25 +0000

Denver City owned the trenches in its 39-14 victory Friday night over Littlefield.

The Mustangs rushed for 407 yards on 40 carries in running their record to 4-0. Cole McLeroy led the Denver City backs with 244 yards, followed by Daniel Garcia with 92 yards.

“It’s always important to (win the trenches),” coach Steve Taylor said. “Especially against a team that plays like Littlefield because they’ve got a ton of tradition. They’ve got great teams. They pride themselves in playing hardball. To do that to them is pretty special.”

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High school football: No. 7 Andress handles Irvin, 56-10
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:17:35 MDT
Entering the season, Andress football coach Patrick Brown felt strongly that this would be his best team in his third year in charge of the program.

Goodell: ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:25:27 +0000

NEW YORK — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.

Goodell was short on specifics at a news conference Friday, his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. More defiant than contrite as he was hammered with questions, Goodell said he has not considered resigning.

“Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong,” he said in his opening statement. “That starts with me.”

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