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NCAA: Academic misconduct on rise
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:46:51 +0000

The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct is on the rise in college athletics and his department is currently handling 20 open investigations.

Vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press the cases involve both prospective and incoming athletes trying to become eligible for college competition, and enrolled athletes receiving impermissible assistance from university and athletic department personnel.

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Postseason lives on the line Friday
TheFacts.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0600
With all of the area's boys basketball teams closing in on or moving through the second round of district play, playoff seedings are beginning to take shape.

Two incumbents, two challengers in Lee College regents race so far
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Four individuals have filed applications to put their names on the May 9 ballot for one of three Lee College Board of Regents seats.

Brothers charged in alleged struggle with deputy
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
On Jan. 17 a pair of teenage brothers who are students at Goose Creek Memorial High School were arrested after being accued of trying to grab an officer’s gun at a Baytown movie theater. 

NBA roundup: Parker’s 17 lift Spurs past Hornets, 95-86
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:44:14 +0000

SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker scored 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame another lethargic third quarter to beat the Charlotte Hornets 95-86 Wednesday night.

Danny Green had 16 points and Tim Duncan added 12 points and 14 rebounds as San Antonio won its sixth straight at home.

Gerald Henderson scored 18 points, Al Jefferson had 17 points and 16 rebounds and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 14 points for Charlotte. The Hornets were without star guard Kemba Walker, who will be out at least six weeks following surgery on his left knee.

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AP Analysis: Concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:15:48 +0000

PHOENIX — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books.

But are the laws strong enough?

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BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL: Practice makes perfect for ex-Ship
TheFacts.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0600
Former 16-year NBA veteran Allen Iverson didn't enjoy practices too much during his storied career. But as former Brazosport Exporter Jaleen Smith found out, he wouldn't be a starting shooting guard f

Andress, Bel Air boys basketball teams having great seasons
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:29:35 MST
As the high school basketball season winds down, two of the best stories all season long have been the success of the Bel Air and Andress boys basketball teams.

UTEP basketball: Miners locked in on winning at home
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:10:43 MST
The Conference USA race has not quite reached the midway point but UTEP's Miners are aware of one important fact — they have reached must-win game situations.

Stewart buying sprint car series no surprise
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:43:00 -0600
The last two years have not been kind to Tony Stewart.

Coming soon, Thursday, Jan. 29
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
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Players set to face enovated TPC Scottsdale
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:34:21 +0000

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tom Weiskopf borrowed a design element from Oakmont when he replaced the left fairway bunker on TPC Scottsdale’s par-4 18th hole.

Out of respect for the historic Pennsylvania club’s Church Pews bunker, the course architect refers to the four long, thin strips of raised, turfed ground as islands.

“That’s reserved for Oakmont. There is only one Church Pews,” Weiskopf said. “Those are islands in there. Four islands. Big islands. Some people call them church pews. They can call them whatever they want. You don’t want to be in there.”

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