Video: Former UTEP guard Julyan Stone finishes with dunk against the LA Lakers
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 8 Dec 2013 22:27:12 MST
Toronto Raptors guard and former UTEP basketball player Julyan Stone showed off his finishing moves against the Lakers Sunday night.
Dawson go-ahead field goal lifts 49ers over Seattle
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:24:59 +0000
SAN FRANCISCO — Frank Gore saw a huge hole with the clock ticking down and his team trailing, and went for it with everything he had.
Maybe not a season-saving 51-yard burst, but darn close to it.
The San Francisco 49ers are far from ready to hand over their two-year division reign — and certainly not on their home field, where they rarely lose against the NFC West.
Phil Dawson kicked a 22-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining and the Niners held off the Seahawks 19-17 on Sunday, denying Seattle a chance to clinch the division at Candlestick Park.
Wildcats to face Cisco
amarillo.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 04:41:53 +0000
The last time they met in the playoffs, Canadian’s season continued and Cisco’s ended. And it shouldn’t be a big surprise that they’re meeting again.
Canadian and Cisco meet in the postseason for the second straight year in the Class 2A Division II state quarterfinals at 2 p.m. today at Wolfforth’s Tiger Stadium, having been postponed a day due to inclement weather. It seems almost inevitable that their paths are crossing again.
Horse racing: Rose’s Desert ends with 10th victory
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 8 Dec 2013 22:29:10 MST
Rose's Desert has been one of New Mexico's greatest ever mares on the racetrack. On Sunday afternoon, the 5-year-old won her final career race in grand style, demolishing a field of six rivals in
Top 25 women’s college basketball roundup: Duke tops Oklahoma for McCallie’s 500th victory
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:13:14 +0000
NORMAN, Okla. — Tricia Liston scored a season-high 23 points and No. 2 Duke gave coach Joanne P. McCallie her 500th career win, beating No. 17 Oklahoma 94-85 on Sunday.
Alexis Jones added 20 points and six assists and Haley Peters scored 18 points for Duke, which is 10-0 for the third time in the last four seasons and the seventh time in the program’s history.
The Blue Devils, who are unbeaten in three games this season against ranked foes, face No. 1 Connecticut and No. 5 Kentucky before the end of the month.
Local sports briefly
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:22:36 +0000
Tech grad Cure ties
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Former Texas Tech team member Hunter Cure from Holliday tied for second in the third round of steer wrestling Saturday night at the National Finals Rodeo.
Cure was one of four cowboys who wrestled down a steer in 3.8 seconds during the round with each earning $9,615.
Four-time world champion Luke Branquinho won the round in 3.6.
Florida State-Auburn title game to usher out BCS era
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 05:23:29 +0000
As college football prepares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida State-Auburn championship game, it’s easy to see why the coming four-team playoff won’t solve all the postseason problems.
Heck, we might just miss the BCS. Maybe?
It sort of worked out this season. Top-ranked Florida State (13-0) was the only team to get through the regular season unbeaten, and the Seminoles did it in dominating fashion. Auburn (12-1) won the Southeastern Conference, and among the teams with imperfect records the Tigers’ resume is best.
AFC roundup: Dolphins shake off snow, Steelers 34-28
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:24:02 +0000
PITTSBURGH — Considering everything the resilient Miami Dolphins have put themselves through over the last two months, a couple of snowflakes were hardly going to be a problem.
Not with Ryan Tannehill throwing and running like a guy who enjoys the white stuff. Not with Charles Clay muscling through the arm tackle of a likely Hall of Famer for the winning score. Not even with a Keystone Kops finale that ever so briefly appeared to be for real.
Top 25 men’s college basketball roundup: Thames helps No. 24 San Diego State rally for win over Wash
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:13:43 +0000
SAN DIEGO — After playing five games in 11 days, the No. 24 San Diego State Aztecs looked tired against Washington. A second-half surge changed all that in a hurry.
Following a sluggish first half, in which the Aztecs trailed by nine at the break, San Diego State rallied for a 70-63 win on Sunday.
Xavier Thames scored 19 points, and Winston Shepard added 17 for the Aztecs (7-1), who won their sixth straight.
NFC roundup: McCoy runs for 217 yards in snow as Eagles beat Lions
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:25:20 +0000
PHILADELPHIA — Once LeSean McCoy put his head down and ran straight ahead instead of juking and jiving, no one could stop him.
McCoy ran for a franchise-best 217 yards, including touchdowns of 57 and 40 yards, and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame two TD returns by Jeremy Ross to beat the Detroit Lions 34-20 in a blizzard Sunday.
Prater, Manning lead Broncos, 51-28 over Tennessee
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 05:20:46 +0000
DENVER — Peyton Manning and Matt Prater were more about big numbers than the little one Sunday.
As in, an NFL-record 64-yard field goal to go along with 39 completions, 397 yards passing and, of course, 51 points.
That the temperature was only 18 degrees at kickoff and only 14 when Prater kicked his way to one of the most iconic records in the game felt more annoying than anything. Same for the opponent — the Tennessee Titans, who fought gamely for a half before falling 51-28 on Sunday to the Broncos, who clinched a playoff berth.
UCLA, Virginia Tech accept bids to play in 80th Sun Bowl
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 9 Dec 2013 00:18:32 MST
UCLA and Virginia Tech are poised to meet each other in the 80th Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.
Bears, Cowboys get prepped for frigid Monday game
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 05:18:25 +0000
Marc Trestman broke out the heaters in practice for the Bears this week. Jason Garrett sent the Cowboys outside on a bitterly cold day in Dallas.
Both coaches were preparing for a frigid game tonight in Chicago, with temperatures likely to be in the teens and a wind chill possibly below zero.
“Everything we’re doing is a dress rehearsal for (tonight),” Trestman said. “We can’t control the digits out there in terms of what the weather is. But we can go out there and work and practice fast and do it efficiently.”