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Jeter turns small part of attention to business
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:36:43 +0000

NEW YORK — Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park.

As the New York Yankees captain winds down his baseball life, part of his attention already is turning to his future business career.

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ROCKHOUNDS: 16 hits allowed too much for Midland in 6-1 loss against Frisco
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:03:00 -0500
During their recent hot streak, the Midland RockHounds hardly encountered back-to-back tough days on the diamond.

MLB roundup: Ortiz homers twice as Red Sox rout Blue Jays 14-1
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:48:48 +0000

TORONTO — David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1.

Ortiz matched Yastrzemski with a two-run blast to center off left-hander Brad Mills in the fourth, then broke the short-lived tie with another two-run shot off Mills in the fifth, his 21st and 22nd homers of the season.

It was the third multihomer game of the season for Ortiz and the 44th of his career.

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Mikolas pitches Yankees past sloppy Yankees 4-2
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:36:08 +0000

NEW YORK — Miles Mikolas earned his first win as a starter, pitching into the eighth inning Monday night and leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the sloppy New York Yankees.

Trailing by a run with none on and two outs in the sixth, Texas got run-scoring singles from Geovany Soto, Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo to go ahead in only its third win in 17 July games.

Adrian Beltre drove in the Rangers’ first run with a fielder’s choice in the third inning on one of New York’s five errors — three by starting pitcher Shane Greene (2-1).

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Big 12 commish’s dire warning about pending change
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:18:05 +0000

DALLAS — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.

“You’re going to hate it going forward,” Bowlsby said. “There’s a lot of change coming.”

During his opening address at Big 12 football media days, Bowlsby talked about growing financial constraints athletic programs face going forward and the “strange environment” that exists with class-action lawsuits against the NCAA and its member schools.

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Manziel scores as NFL’s top-selling jersey
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:25:00 -0500
CLEVELAND — Second on Cleveland's depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list.

MASTER’S MOMENT: LJ’s Wadley inducted into taekwando hall of fame
TheFacts.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0500
Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, Don “The Dragon” Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock are all members.

Area stars get chance to display talents
amarillo.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:08:32 +0000

Former Canadian quarterback Ben Arbuckle could be strapping on the pads for the final time tonight at the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star football game at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Arbuckle was going to be a preferred walk-on this fall at the University of Texas-San Antonio but has decided to take a break from the game he loves.

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Commentary: McIlroy will emerge even stronger than ever
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:08:23 +0000

HOYLAKE, England — The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.

McIlroy was upstairs in the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool for the traditional toast with the R&A, unable to ignore the chants below from club members waiting for a glimpse of the British Open champion.

“Rory! Rory! Rory!”

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Fundraising website set up for Nicol and Robert Campise
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
The families of Beach City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert Campise and his wife, Nicol, have set up a website to collect donations for the family.

Baylor has different take defending Big 12 title
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:35:24 +0000

DALLAS — Coach Art Briles and Baylor arrived at Big 12 football media days as defending champions for the first time.

Briles has a slightly different take on the Bears’ newfound standing.

“How can you defend and protect something that nobody can take? 2013 is gone forever. That title is ours,” Briles said Monday. “We’re attacking 2014 just like everybody else. That’s our mindset with our players, and that’s the way they’ve been approaching everything.”

The first of five coaches on the podium for the first day, Briles used a baseball analogy in that leadoff role.

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El Paso boxer Antonio Escalante arrested on suspicion of DWI
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:41:13 MDT
An El Paso boxer was arrested last week on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, his third such arrest this year.

Capital murder trial gets underway
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Store worker stabbed March 2012

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