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Cowboys’ Mincey in camp after brief holdout over contract
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:40:32 +0000

OXNARD, Calif. — Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey didn’t stay away from training camp long in his effort to get a contract extension.

The team’s sack leader from 2014 ended a brief holdout and was expected to practice Sunday after missing the first three days of camp, including the first padded practice. Mincey showed up Saturday night.

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McHugh goes 7 innings, Astros beat Diamondbacks 4-1
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:11:33 +0000

HOUSTON — The last year has been a complete turnaround for Collin McHugh.

McHugh kept that turnaround from his first major league season going Sunday.

The right-hander threw seven solid innings, and Carlos Gomez delivered a two-run, go-ahead single as the Houston Astros beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1.

Dating to Aug. 1, 2014, McHugh is 20-5 with a 3.47 ERA. He was 4-17 before then, including an 0-8 record with an 8.94 ERA in stints with the Mets and Rockies from 2012-13.

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High school football countdown No. 25: Clint Lions
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 2 Aug 2015 23:04:55 MDT
Last year, the Clint Lions were a game away from winning in a District 2-4A championship. If the Lions are going to challenge district favorite Andrews for top honors, they will need a balanced effort on both sides of the ball.

New Texan Wilfork looks to learn from Watt
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:06:32 +0000

HOUSTON — Vince Wilfork bristled when asked what he could teach J.J. Watt.

Then the 12-year veteran and first-year Houston Texan let out a hearty chuckle.

“Teach him what?” he bellowed. “What am I going to teach J.J.?”

The big nose tackle has joined Watt, last year’s Defensive Player of the Year, in Houston after spending the first 11 years of his career with the New England Patriots. While he isn’t expecting to serve as a teacher to Watt, he thinks he could learn a thing or two from the 26-year old.

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Plan to limit Manning’s snaps will also benefit backup
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:06:08 +0000

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The plan to give Peyton Manning a breather at training camp is designed to pay dividends not only for the five-time MVP but also his backup.

Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Brock Osweiler will get his biggest chance yet to prove he’s a worthy successor.

“Well, we’re going to evaluate him through training camp and evaluate him through the preseason,” GM John Elway said.

Osweiler’s extended apprenticeship has left him with just 30 passes on his resume.

However, he’s not looking at this as his August audition.

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Rahal wins in Ohio, pulls within nine points of Montoya
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:06:50 +0000

LEXINGTON, Ohio — Racing in his home state — and only a few laps from tightening the IndyCar standings with a big victory — Graham Rahal still had one more big restart to sweat out.

On lap 84 of 90, he and Justin Wilson battled for position, with Rahal eventually staying in front.

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Gore closes out first city championship
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 2 Aug 2015 22:59:15 MDT
Tanner Gore didn't have to do anything spectacular in Sunday's final round at Painted Dunes Golf Course to win his first El Paso men's city championship. He would have had to do something spectacular in the wrong direction to blow his eight-shot lead.

LOCAL GOLF: McHugh captures Midland Men’s City Championship
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 02 Aug 2015 20:08:00 -0500
A former club pro, Jay McHugh had always been a fixture in the local golf community but never had the opportunity to play in the Star Electric Midland Men’s City Championship until this weekend.

Golden Eagles finally pointed in right direction
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 2 Aug 2015 23:08:02 MDT
The 3-9 2014 season for a program as proud as Southern Miss' is never going to cause contentment, but coming shortly after an almost unfathomable 23-game losing streak, it at least is a peg to build on.

Baytown police seek clues in Sunday double shooting
baytownsun.com/ / Sun, 02 Aug 2015 12:29:00 -0500
About 2:30 a.m. Sunday, two men were shot by an unidentified suspect(s) near the intersection of Village Lane and Willowview. 

Volleyball teams hit the court
TheFacts.com / Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:00:00 -0500
Long before students start school, the southern Brazoria County volleyball teams will have been well into their 2015 campaign.

Brodricks Jones says he’s signing with UTEP
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 2 Aug 2015 23:09:24 MDT
The UTEP men's basketball program has received a boost for the 2015-16 season in the form of 6-foot-9 power forward Brodricks Jones.

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