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Weber’s 108.5-mph blast gives him hardest shot at NHL skills
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:42:30 +0000

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Not that they did before, but it’s official now: No one wants to get in front of Shea Weber’s shot.

The Nashville Predators defenseman fired the hardest shot of 108.5 mph at the NHL All-Stars skills competition on Saturday night, taking advantage of five-time champion Zdeno Chara’s absence.

“I knew I got it,” Weber said. “But it’s tough. You never know how hard it is until it registers on the gun. But it felt like I got pretty much all I could into it, and (you) just kind of hope for the best.”

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’Necks take sole possession of first place
TheFacts.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0600

Wildcats win district swim title
TheFacts.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0600
GALENA PARK — With all underclassmen, the Angleton Wildcat swim team made a statement Saturday, winning the District 26-5A boys championship with 135 points.

Men’s Top 25 college basketball roundup: Booker paces No. 1 Kentucky to victory over South Carolina
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:50:19 +0000

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Devin Booker found a way to make an impact for No. 1 Kentucky.

He did it again Saturday, leading the Wildcats (19-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) with 18 points in a 58-43 victory at South Carolina.

The win matched the team’s best start under coach John Calipari and kept the Wildcats from another “House of Horrors” moment at the Colonial Life Arena where they’d lost three of their previous five games.

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Tavares scores four, Team Toews outscores Team Foligno
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:25:35 +0000

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four.

In addition to the high-profile superstars who didn’t make it to Ohio’s capital city for the NHL All-Star game, defense also took a holiday.

John Tavares of the New York Islanders matched a record with four goals, and Team Toews beat Team Foligno 17-12 on Sunday night in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star game.

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Horse racing: Perfect Style impressive in winning El Paso Times Stakes race
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:07:24 MST
In her previous start at Turf Paradise in Arizona, Perfect Style didn't run as well as she could have in finishing third in a stakes races as a two-year-old.

Buckeyes celebrate their championship
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:44:07 +0000

COLUMBUS, Ohio — After leading Ohio State to a national championship, Joey Bosa had one question for the 45,000 fans who crowded into Ohio Stadium in late January.

“How are you guys out here right now? It’s freezing,” he said from a makeshift stage erected on the south end of the field.

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Women’s Top 25 college basketball roundup: No. 3 Baylor wins 17th in row, 68-46 over Kansas State
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:51:38 +0000

WACO — Alexis Prince prefers taking shots over questions for No. 3 Baylor.

That shyness Prince exhibits when talking to reporters after the game is radically different from her approach on the court during it.

Prince scored 18 points and was big in two key runs to help the Lady Bears win their 17th consecutive game, 68-46 over Kansas State on Saturday.

“She’s not going to turn down a shot,” coach Kim Mulkey said. “And we don’t want her to.”

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Lubbock High sweeps district swimming titles
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:19:53 +0000

The Lubbock High girls won their fifth consecutive district title and the Lubbock High boys won their fourth straight at the District 4-5A swimming and diving championships that concluded Saturday at Monahans.

Lubbock High senior Melissa Viator, who won the 200-yard individual medley, the 100 backstroke and swam on two first-place relays, was the girls swimmer of the year.

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From Sun Bowl to Super Bowl: New England Patriot Patrick Chung works hard to make his dream goal a r
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:56:57 MST
It was one of those trademark El Paso December days ... temperatures dancing in the upper 50's, the sun warm and friendly and the brilliant blue sky stretching somewhere into forever.

Spurs rally in 2nd half to top Bucks 101-95
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:47:15 +0000

SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs rallied in the second half for a 101-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night.

Boris Diaw added 14 points, helping San Antonio win its fifth straight against Milwaukee.

Khris Middleton had 21 points and Jared Bayless had 15 points for the Bucks, who lost after defeating Detroit on Saturday.


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Ashley Wagner wins 3rd U.S. title with record-setting scores
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:48:13 +0000

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ashley Wagner won her third U.S. title, bouncing back better than ever from last year’s miserable performance.

Knowing she needed to up the difficulty of her jumps to compete with the world’s best, Wagner added two new combinations to her long program, and she landed both of them Saturday for a total of seven triples. Her 148.98 points for the free skate and 221.02 overall were U.S. Championships records, beating defending champ Gracie Gold by a whopping 15.48.

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Wayland advances and continues crucial first half
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:28:06 +0000

The Wayland Baptist men have played so well this season, they’ve already put themselves into good position in the Sooner Athletic Conference basketball chase, even before the second half of league play starts.

They can either tumble back to the pack or gain more separation this week.

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