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Serena Williams out of Rogers Cup with inflamed shoulder
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:08:35 -0400
The three-time Rogers Cup champion was seeded first in the hard-court tournament.

‘YouTube man’ Yego, Kenya’s self-taught javelin world champ
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:08:12 +0000

NAIROBI, Kenya — Julius Yego wanted to be an athlete, only he couldn’t run very fast.

That can be a significant setback growing up in the highlands of western Kenya, where the best distance runners in the pre-eminent distance-running nation are molded. When it comes to sport, running is just about all that matters in Kenya.

So Yego had to come up with a different plan to succeed.

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DeShields homers as Rangers top Royals 2-1
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:59:19 +0000

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Delino DeShields is known for his speed, stealing 101 bases in 2012 in the minors, not for his power.

DeShields homered in the seventh inning to break a tie and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday.

DeShields, who was recalled Thursday from Triple-A Round Rock, walked and doubled before leading off the seventh with his third home run. DeShields hit a 2-1 pitch from Luke Hochevar out to left.

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Hamilton wins Hungarian GP to take overall lead from Rosberg
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:02:42 +0000

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for a record fifth time on Sunday to take the championship lead from teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished second.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was third, followed by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen of Red Bull.

Hamilton now has five F1 victories this season for 192 points, with Rosberg on 186 and Ricciardo third with 115, one point clear of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.

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Amusan fifth 100-meter hurdles at World Juniors
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:50:36 -0400
The UTEP sophomore-to-be now is now aiming for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next month.

Jhonattan Vegas rallies to win Canadian Open
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:02:24 +0000

OAKVILLE, Ontario — Jhonattan Vegas birdied his way off Glen Abbey and waited to see if anyone could catch him. No one could.

Vegas rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title, birdieing the final three holes for an 8-under 64 and one-stroke victory.

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Altuve’s 2 homers, 6 RBIs lead Astros over Angels 13-3
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:20:22 +0000

HOUSTON — Jose Altuve has never been known for his power.

That has started to change this season.

Altuve hit two of Houston’s season-high five homers and had a career-high six RBIs to lead the Houston Astros to a 13-3 win on Sunday for a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels.

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IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:03:07 +0000

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual global sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month’s Rio de Janeiro Games.

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Valentina Shevchenko stuns Holly Holm at UFC Chicago
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:02:51 +0000

CHICAGO — A traumatic start at Valentina Shevchenko’s training camp didn’t deter her from pulling off another shocking upset in the UFC women’s bantamweight division.

Shevchenko, from Kyrgyzstan, stunned Holly Holm on Saturday night at UFC Chicago, unanimously outpointing the former UFC champion.

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Nebraska punter, former Michigan State player killed in car accident
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:48:52 -0400
Mike Sadler and Sam Foltz were traveling back from football camp in Wisconsin.

Chris Froome wins third Tour de France of his career
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:51:19 -0400
He is the first to win consecutive titles since Miguel Indurain in 1995.

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:08:48 +0000

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday — with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

For Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the culmination of their long journeys was tinged with tears all around.

“I stand up here humbled and overwhelmed,” Griffey said, staring out at his family and tens of thousands of fans. “I can’t describe how it feels.”

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