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Astros makes stylish AL debut by ripping Rangers
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 1 Apr 2013 04:16:14 UT

Rick Ankiel and the Houston Astros made an impressive debut in the American League, trouncing the Texas Rangers 8-2 Sunday night in the major league opener and giving Bo Porter a win in his first game as manager. Ankiel hit a pinch-hit three-run shot for the season's first homer, Bud Norris pitched well for the win and Erik Bedard threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings for his first career save.

Champion Chanticleers: Coastal Carolina defeats Arizona 4-3
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:53:26 +0000

OMAHA, Neb. — Coastal Carolina capitalized on two errors on the same play for four unearned runs in the sixth inning, and the Chanticleers won their first national championship in any sport with a 4-3 victory over Arizona in Game 3 of the College World Series finals on Thursday.

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El Paso swimmer Licon loses shot at Rio Olympics
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:58:26 -0400
El Paso swimmer Will Licon misses making the U.S. Olympic team by 0.14 of a second.

‘Slow talker’ David Pierce taking reins at Texas baseball
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:06:23 +0000

AUSTIN — For more than 100 years, Texas had just four head coaches lead one of the most successful college baseball programs in the country. The last two left a legacy of winning national titles and thousands of career victories.

Now the Longhorns turn the program over to David Pierce, a self-described “slow-talking Texan” who doesn’t yet have 200 total wins in a career spent mostly as an assistant and just five seasons as a head coach.

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Why Coastal Carolina’s College World Series title wasn’t that improbable
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:21:19 -0400
Let’s refrain from using "Cinderella" when it comes to talking about the Chanticleers.

Kendrys Morales leads Royals to 4-2 win over Cardinals
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:10:33 +0000

ST. LOUIS — Kendrys Morales homered and recorded his sixth straight multi-hit game to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

Kansas City won for the fourth time in five games and took the two-city, four-game series three games to one.

Brandon Moss and Jhonny Peralta homered for the Cardinals who have lost their last seven home games — their longest losing streak since Aug. 2-15, 1983.

Wade Davis earned his 19th save in 21 chances.

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NBA free agency just hours away and all eyes are on Durant
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:06:10 +0000

Miami President Pat Riley is a big fan of the symbolic 12:01 a.m. phone call to his team’s top targets. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says he would rather be sleeping at that moment. And more than $1 billion in deals will likely be hammered out in the next couple of days alone.

Free agency has returned to the NBA, and this July 1 is unlike any other.

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Rangers lose again in 9th; Yankees win 2-1 on passed ball
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 01 Jul 2016 02:30:01 +0000

NEW YORK — Robinson Chirinos knew which pitch was coming and where it was headed.

Yet somehow the fastball from reliever Tony Barnette still squirted out of the Rangers catcher’s glove for a passed ball that allowed the winning run to score in the bottom of the ninth inning of Thursday’s 2-1 loss to the Yankees.

“It’s my fault,” Chirinos said.

Barnette (5-3) blamed himself for the leadoff walk that put Chase Headley on base in the first place.

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McGirt goes low in Ohio, leads at Firestone
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:05:29 +0000

AKRON, Ohio — Golf in Ohio must bring out the best in William McGirt.

One month after his first PGA Tour victory at the Memorial, McGirt looked just as good two hours up the road at the Bridgestone Invitational. In his World Golf Championship debut, he opened with six birdies and finished with a 45-foot par for a 6-under 64 and a three-shot lead.

An Ohio sweep?

That’s only happened four times, and McGirt guessed right at the answer.

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