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Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 24 May 2016 05:12:06 +0000

WASHINGTON — National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.

New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the project away from a researcher who the NFL feared was biased.

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Magic formally introduce Frank Vogel as their new coach
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 24 May 2016 05:10:31 +0000

ORLANDO, Fla. — It hasn’t been the offseason new Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel was expecting.

Just days after his Indiana Pacers were ousted from the first-round of the NBA playoffs by Toronto, Vogel was informed his contract wasn’t being renewed after five-plus seasons.

But then came the brief unemployment whirlwind.

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Lowry, DeRozan lead Raptors to 105-99 win over Cavaliers, evening series at 2-2
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 24 May 2016 03:56:25 +0000

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference Finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 in Game 4 on Monday night.

DeMarre Carroll scored 11 points and Bismack Biyombo had 14 rebounds as Toronto improved to 8-2 at home this postseason.

Game 5 is Wednesday night in Cleveland.

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Lockney’s Gatica, Snyder’s Leatherwood named Lone Star Varsity Athletes of the Week
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 24 May 2016 04:24:49 +0000

Daylen Gatica

Senior, Lockney baseball

Gatica was an major offensive and defensive weapon for Lockney in their series win over West Texas this past week. The senior went 3 for 9 with a run, four RBIs and three stolen bases. He also struck out 20 batters in 132/3 innings, earning a victory in Game 3.

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Walk-off delivers big Angleton win
TheFacts.com / Tue, 24 May 2016 02:00:00 -0500
SWEENY — In thrilling fashion, the Angleton Ladycats are headed to the Class 5A Region III softball finals after a walk-off hit Monday.

Cy Young winner Keuchel looks to rebound after tough start
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 24 May 2016 05:09:52 +0000

HOUSTON — AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel is getting plenty of advice as he goes through his worst stretch since breaking into the majors in 2012.

Houston’s ace listens to all of it but knows what he must do.

“I’ve got to be better at commanding the baseball,” he said simply.

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Scholar Athletes of the Year
amarillo.com / Tue, 24 May 2016 00:32:12 +0000

Jack McBryde, Stratford

WHY HONORED: McBryde, a three-sport athlete, will graduate as the salutatorian of his class with a weighted average above 100.

On the athletic fields he was a two-year starting quarterback and led the Elks to the regional quarterfinals and semifinals his junior and senior years. He was also a four-year letterman in basketball and started at point guard for three years.

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