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Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 05:15:00 +0000

INDIANAPOLIS — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons in NASCAR that had turned one of the baddest drivers on the planet into a struggling also-ran.

The catch? Penske’s offer was a return to Indy cars, which Montoya had left behind years ago. The Colombian jumped at the opportunity and cashed in on it Sunday with his second Indianapolis 500 victory.

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Rodgers, Darland widen lead at Reese Memorial Day Partnership
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 02:23:31 +0000

When Micah Rodgers’ tee shot flew the green at Reese Golf Center’s par-3 13th, he stayed calm and envisioned his subsequent chip finding the hole.

His leaping celebration when it did? That was spontaneous.

“I thought about making it,” he said later. “I saw it go in before I even hit it. It actually went in, so I was pretty ecstatic.”

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Carl Edwards races to first victory for new JGR team
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 05:18:13 +0000

CONCORD, N.C. — Carl Edwards won for the first time in two seasons — and the first time since joining Joe Gibbs Racing — moving in front 20 laps from the end to take the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night.

Edwards hadn’t won in 31 races since June 2014 at Sonoma. He ended his long association with Roush Fenway Racing this past offseason, hoping for bigger things with JGR.

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Talbot: Making college freshmen ineligible for athletics could lead to more problems
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 02:30:03 +0000

EARTH 1610 (another dimension, and alternate reality) — Davis Webb lay on his back grabbing his shoulder.

It had been a season that had seen too many downs for the Texas Tech football team.

He played through it all, hurt.

Texas Tech didn’t have the depth at quarterback after some expected and unexpected transfers. Behind him on the depth chart were two freshmen — Patrick Mahomes and Vinny Testaverde Jr.

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Rangers hand Yanks 10th loss in 11 games
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 03:49:19 +0000

NEW YORK — Adam Rosales hit a two-run homer off Chris Capuano that bounced off the top of the left-field wall, Yovani Gallardo won for the second time since mid-April and the Texas Rangers sent the New York Yankees to their 10th loss in 11 games with a 5-2 victory Sunday night.

Prince Fielder had three hits and two RBIs for the Rangers, who swept the three-game series and extended a winning streak to five for the first time since September.

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HS BASEBALL: Andrews names Morris as head baseball coach
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 24 May 2015 23:02:00 -0500
Longtime Andrews assistant baseball coach Robert Morris has been promoted to head coach, according to an email by Andrews Athletic Director Ralph Mason.


Texas wins Big 12 title, beating Oklahoma State 6-3
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 02:32:54 +0000

TULSA, Okla. — Zane Gurwitz broke a tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning and fifth-seeded Texas won the Big 12 championship Sunday, beating second-seeded Oklahoma State 6-3.

The Longhorns (30-25) earned an automatic NCAA Tournament berth, winning the conference tournament for the record fifth time and first since 2009.

Oklahoma State (37-18) lost in the title game for the second consecutive year.

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Fort Bliss soldier wins wild shootout at 67th Edwards-Zuloaga Golf Tournament
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 23:32:50 MDT
If there can be such thing as a sneak attack in golf, Ian Milne launched one on the final two holes of the 67th Edwards-Zuloaga Golf Tournament.

LeBron’s triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 05:19:02 +0000

CLEVELAND — LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta’s gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday night to take a 3-0 series lead.

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Astros rally for 10-8 win over Tigers, split series
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 05:15:41 +0000

DETROIT — Preston Tucker’s major league career is just over two weeks old, and already he’s hit a pair of big home runs.

What’s surprising — at least to him — is that both came when the 24-year-old outfielder was pinch hitting.

“I don’t necessarily feel comfortable pinch hitting. Once I step into the box, I feel the same, but just the process of it is something I’m not really used to,” Tucker said. “That’s pretty cool that I’ve been able to help us win.”

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