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Big 12 schools could face big penalties for court storming
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 05:25:32 +0000

IRVING — Big 12 Conference schools could now face fines, and even the loss of future home games, for failing to keep fans from storming courts or rushing fields after games.

Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the measure passed Wednesday gives him a broad authority to deal with such violations.

“I don’t know that there’s anything off the table in dealing with those issues,” Bowlsby said at the end of the first full day of the league’s spring meetings. “I think I’ve been given broad prerogatives to deal with those issues.”

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New Goose Creek board sworn in
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The newly elected Goose Creek Consolidated School District Board of Trustees are now official. 

Canyon standout Garland adapts to changing roles
amarillo.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 03:00:44 +0000

In the District 3-5A opener against Dumas, Canyon senior left-hander Isaac Garland did what was expected of him on the mound, combining with Tristen Hefner to throw a four-hitter in a 4-1 victory.

Garland hasn’t started on the mound since.

Against Dumas, Garland strained a muscle in his left rotator cuff, sidelining him from pitching for almost the entire remainder of district play. But that didn’t necessarily keep him off the field, as he’s contributed as a designated hitter and outfielder.

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Santana, Carrasco lead Indians past Rangers 12-3
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 01:40:43 +0000

CLEVELAND (AP) — An eight-run inning can quickly change a team's outlook.

That's what happened to the Cleveland Indians in Wednesday's 12-3 win over the Texas Rangers.

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Track and Field: Burges High School grad making waves for University of Florida
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 22:55:49 MDT
The freshman year of college is a time of discovery, a time to try new experiences, discover new likes, stretch boundaries.

HS BASEBALL: Little leads MCS All-District, All-State honors
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 27 May 2015 22:46:00 -0500
Several Midland Christian baseball players received postseason honors on both the TAPPS 4A All-State baseball teams and the TAPPS 1-4A All-District teams just released.

Texas MLB roundup: Rangers fall to Indians; Orioles beat Astros
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 05:33:58 +0000

CLEVELAND (AP) — The best moments of Josh Hamilton’s career occurred in Texas with the Rangers. He hopes to add more in his homecoming.

Texas wrapped up its nine-game road trip Wednesday with a 12-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians, setting the stage for Hamilton to play at home for the first time since rejoining the franchise on April 27.

The Rangers host the Boston Red Sox at Globe Life Park on Thursday night.

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5 SEC teams ready to start Women’s College World Series play
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 05:26:39 +0000

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Women’s College World Series will look a lot like the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Five of the eight teams — Florida, Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Tennessee — are from the SEC. All four of the second group of coaches that spoke to the media on Wednesday were from the league. As one reporter said, “Welcome to SEC Media Day.”

“It’s so exciting to be sitting up on this panel right now with all SEC coaches,” LSU coach Beth Torina said. “We’re just honored to be part of the league.”

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Shortstop Taff a sparkplug for the high-flying Raiders
amarillo.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 03:38:40 +0000

Randall shortstop Brett Taff wanted to make the most of his senior year after what he did last year.

Never mind that Taff was a first-team All-District 3-4A selection as a junior. Or that he was a co-district offensive MVP at quarterback for the undefeated District 3-5A champion Raiders last fall.

Having a good year in baseball still wouldn’t have been quite enough for Taff.

“I was thinking this year that I had to be way better than last year,” Taff said. “We’ve made it further but I’m not satisfied with that.”

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Good day for Monfils, Tsonga at French Open
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 May 2015 05:27:37 +0000

PARIS — Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.

An entertainer at heart, Monfils pounded his chest with his right fist repeatedly and, after hugging opponent Diego Schwartzman at the net, used his right shoe to etch a sketch of a smiley face on the French Open main stadium’s red clay.

Needless to say, his adoring public loved that, too.

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Heritage Society gala June 16
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The Bay Area Heritage Society will hold its 40th Annual Gala at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 at Sylvan Beach Pavilion in La Porte.

El Paso Chihuahuas rally late in ninth against Round Rock Express, but fall short
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 22:19:32 MDT
The El Paso Chihuahuas had a late rally in the ninth inning after trailing by six runs, but missed the boat and lost to the Round Rock Express 8-6 at Del Diamond.

NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 22:17:13 MDT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week. The Santa Clara Police Department said the former San Francisco 49ers defensive end was

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