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UTEP begins basketball practice Monday
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 5 Oct 2015 20:23:59 -0400
Coach Tim Floyd and the UTEP Miners had their first basketball practice Monday afternoon in the Foster-Stevens Center

Hamels good addition for Rangers future—and this year too
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 04:08:22 +0000

ARLINGTON — Cole Hamels was certainly a good addition for the future of the Texas Rangers.

And this season too.

Eight games out of first place after Hamels made his Texas debut Aug. 1, the Rangers are back in the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

Texas (88-74) clinched its sixth AL West title on the final day of the regular season when Hamels pitched his first complete game for the Rangers, a three-hitter by the left-hander that general manager Jon Daniels described Monday as a “get-on-my-back kind of start.”

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Hunley: AHS, Tascosa always intense
amarillo.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:51:56 +0000

Rivalries. No matter the sport, nothing beats a good rivalry.

The crowd gets hyped. The players get hyped. Even the coaches, despite saying otherwise, get hyped for a matchup of rivals.

That is no different when one of the longest volleyball rivalry in Amarillo takes place on the court of Tascosa when the Lady Rebels host the
Lady Sandies
of Amarillo High.

If you’re don’t have anything to do at 6:30 p.m. tonight, you do now. Hop on over to Tascosa to watch two rivals go at it.

Every serve, point, rally, and dig is intense.

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Column: Harvick advancing bad for everyone else in NASCAR
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:19:15 +0000

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — No one would have blamed a championship contender for getting just a little bit excited when Kevin Harvick wrecked during the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

And it would have been understandable if a driver or two had started salivating a bit when Harvick ran out of gas while leading the very next week.

The reigning Sprint Cup champion had been backed deep into a corner Unless he overcame some pretty heavy odds, he’d be knocked out of the way in the race for the championship.

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UTEP Soccer Shows Promise Despite Ties
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 5 Oct 2015 18:44:06 -0400
This past weekend the UTEP Soccer team demonstrated that they have what it takes to be a true contender to win...

Chancellor’s big play allows Seattle to fend off Detroit
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 04:22:27 +0000

SEATTLE — With one big punch, Kam Chancellor showed his importance to the Seattle Seahawks.

And once again, the Seahawks may have received another Monday night break from the officials in the same end zone where the infamous “Fail Mary” took place.

Chancellor knocked the ball free from Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson at the 1-yard line when it appeared the Lions were going to take the lead, and Seattle held on for a 13-10 win.

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Keuchel, Astros still have something to prove against Yanks
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 04:06:13 +0000

NEW YORK — For Dallas Keuchel, pitching on three days’ rest for the Houston Astros in the American League wild-card game is just one more chance to prove a season’s worth of doubters wrong.

“I play with a chip on my shoulder,” Keuchel said Monday at Yankee Stadium. “I think a lot of the guys do in there as well. And we’ll always carry that.”

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Close calls in Cy Young races; Harper, Donaldson for MVP
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:20:49 +0000

NEW YORK — Here’s how stacked the NL Cy Young race is: Max Scherzer struck out 276 batters with a 2.79 ERA and became the first major leaguer in 42 years to throw two no-hitters in one season.

Those credentials might be good enough to challenge Gerrit Cole for fourth place.

In a season filled with pitching performances for the ages, Jake Arrieta, Zack Greinke and perennial contender Clayton Kershaw headline one of the deepest Cy Young fields in decades.

Over in the American League, playoff-bound lefties Dallas Keuchel and David Price are nip-and-tuck, too.

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Cowboys reeling without Romo, Bryant; Patriots are next
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 04:06:52 +0000

IRVING — Already 0-2 without injured stars Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, Dallas must move on without the versatility of running back Lance Dunbar because of a season-ending knee injury.

Next up: undefeated Super Bowl champion New England, followed by the surging New York Giants and Seattle. The only relief is the bye next week, after Tom Brady and the Patriots (3-0) make their first visit to the $1.2 billion home of the Cowboys on Sunday.

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Highlanders much improved on volleyball court
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 5 Oct 2015 16:01:35 -0400
Bel Air volleyball 6-1 in District 2-5A

Luck limited at practice, uncertain for game at Houston
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:22:15 +0000

INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck’s prognosis for Thursday night’s game is still under wraps, and that’s how the Colts plan to keep it.

After missing his first NFL game Sunday because of an injured right shoulder, the Indianapolis quarterback returned to a light practice Monday and felt well enough to lob two short screen passes to running backs during the portion open to reporters.

Apparently, that was all coach Chuck Pagano needed to be convinced Luck was on the mend.

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Honorable Mentions
amarillo.com / Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:55:28 +0000

Class 6A-5A

■ Amarillo High’s Jaelin Ford ran for 169 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries in a 30-7 win over Abilene Cooper. Anthony Geiger ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries.

■ Tascosa’s Blake Perdue returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown in a 28-14 loss to Randall.

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NFL: Official didn’t view Seahawk’s bat as an ‘overt’ foul in controversial finish
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 6 Oct 2015 02:35:40 -0400
But replays sure seem to indicated LB K.J. Wright's illegal bat should've given Lions ball back.

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