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Asafa Powell likes flying under radar to world championships
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:20:43 +0000

PARIS — Offered a glass of water in a sweltering Parisian heat wave, Asafa Powell shook his head, preferring the risk of thirst.

Once bitten, twice shy: Having served a doping ban for ingesting a contaminated supplement, the former 100-meter world record-holder says he takes zero chances with what he eats and drinks.

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NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:09:57 +0000

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR’s national series tracks announced Thursday they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races.

The facilities vowed to have the most “welcoming environments in all of sports and entertainment.”

The statement was signed by International Speedway Corp. and Speedway Motorsports Inc., which own most of the tracks in the Sprint Cup Series, as well as 30 specific tracks. It also includes independent tracks such as Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, Pocono Raceway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

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For fourth year in a row, Rafael Nadal loses early at Wimbledon
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:46:28 +0000

LONDON — On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

It was a painful, embarrassing mistake, symbolic of the sort of day this was

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Community briefs
baytownsun.com/ / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Spectacular Camp

CCSO’s suspects caught in Missouri
baytownsun.com/ / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Two suspects wanted in the murder of a Texas City woman have been apprehended in Missouri.

Boxing: Late weigh-in frustrates Abie Han
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 2 Jul 2015 23:35:08 MDT
Abie Han grew a little frustrated with the entanglement of Thursday's weigh-in by Wera Promotions at Dream Arena that rolled into the evening following some setbacks.

Coming soon, Friday, June 3
baytownsun.com/ / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
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7 area baseball players honored
amarillo.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:28:12 +0000

Seven Panhandle baseball players were honored with selections to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Academic All-State team.

Hereford led the way with four selections to the Class 5A team. Brenden bartels, Blake Collins, Brendon Foster and Tim Sanchez were all selected for the Herd.

Also selected in Class 5A was Randall’s Delton Hall.

Two other Panhandle players were selected in Class 4A. Bushland’s Zane Grigsby and Pampa’s Tyler Hooper, both catchers, were honored.


5 schools recognized in UIL Lone Star Cup
amarillo.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:27:49 +0000

Five Panhandle schools earned top 10 finishes in the 2014-15 UIL Lone Star Cup standings that recognize overall school achievements in various sanctioned academic, athletic and music championships.

In Class 6A, Amarillo High tied for ninth with 66 points. AHS returned to the state’s stop classification last fall after spending two years in Class 4A.

Randall fared even better in Class 5A, finishing sixth with 67 points.

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NBA roundup: Spurs’ Duncan plans to play next season
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:20:13 +0000

SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan is returning to San Antonio for a 19th season.

Duncan tells the San Antonio Express-News that “I’ll be on the court next year.” Until Duncan made his announcement Thursday, there was speculation that he could call it a career after the Spurs lost to the Los Angeles Clippers in a thrilling seven-game series in the first round of the playoffs.

Many expected him to return, particularly since he was coming off such a strong season. Duncan averaged 13.9 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocks and earned third team All-NBA and second team All-Defense honors.

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Column: Time for golf powers to stand up to Donald Trump
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:27:31 +0000

Donald Trump loves Mexicans, he really does.

Not the ones he believes cross the borders to rape women and threaten our national security. Trump made it clear again on national television Wednesday night that people south of the border were still his prime suspects when it comes to that sort of behavior.

“Somebody is doing the raping,” he insisted in yet another bizarre interview.

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Former NFL star tackles overgrown field for football camp
lubbockonline.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:18:55 +0000

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. — The weeds and wild grass rose well above Reggie McKenzie’s knees as the former NFL star walked the field bearing his name in the small Detroit enclave of Highland Park. With two weeks until the start of the youth football camp he’s been running for four decades, the city-owned field had yet to be mowed — and something had to be done.

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