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Jones and Ozuna lead Marlins over Astros 4-2
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:14:10 +0000

HOUSTON — Before leaving for a seven-game trip last on July 18, the Miami Marlins had won just once in their previous seven games.

What a difference a week made.

Garrett Jones and Marcell Ozuna homered to lead the Marlins over the Houston Astros 4-2 Sunday to complete a three game sweep and a 6-1 trip.

It’s the first time they’ve ever swept in Houston and was their first series sweep since beating the Rays in consecutive two-game series from June 2-5.

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El Paso Chuhuahuas game summary: Chihuahuas 8 Fresno 7 - Saturday
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:47:32 MDT
Rocky Gale's game-ending fielder's choice gave the El Paso Chihuahuas an 8-7 win over the Fresno Grizzlies Saturday night at Southwest University Park.

Gordon an Indy threat in 20 years at the Brickyard
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:30:30 +0000

INDIANAPOLIS — The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

There’s a massive banner that drapes the grandstand containing Gordon’s image with the years of his four Brickyard 400 victories listed. Stroll past the merchandise tent and there’s a blast from 1994: Gordon, dressed in his red, yellow and green “Rainbow Warrior” firesuit for a 20th anniversary T-shirt photo, arms raised high in celebration.

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Cat Conti earns her stripes as football official
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:20:22 +0000

Cat Conti never played sports, let alone had any interest in them, when she was growing up in Southern California. She wanted to be a Hollywood star.

Like many wannabe actors, she found herself waiting tables after college. And had it not been for her getting to know a high school coach at the sports grill where she worked, she wouldn’t be among the four women who will be on-field officials in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season.

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Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:35:06 +0000

PERIGUEUX, France — Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday.

Nibali all but ensured he will be crowned Tour champion for the first time thanks to winning the last mountain stage on Thursday. But a desire to leave nothing to chance, even with the biggest overall lead in 17 years, saw him push himself in the individual time trial for fourth place behind winner and German speedster Tony Martin.

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Browns fans flock to see Johnny Football
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:37:25 +0000

BEREA, Ohio — There were No. 2 jerseys everywhere, ringing the practice fields in various shapes, sizes and colors.

On the first day of training camp, Browns fans came out by the thousands, many of them to get their first live look at the popular and polarizing quarterback who electrified college football and who may one day lead Cleveland back to pro football glory.

They all came to see Johnny Manziel.

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GOLF: Team Johnson, Ironside, Barrego, Connally win Blowout
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:19:00 -0500
When the team of Marselo Barriga, Gary Johnson, Mike Connally and John Ironside rolled off the course, they figured they’d fight for a top-3 finish.

It’s ‘Jeff Gordon Day’ at Indy for record 5th time
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:14:42 +0000

INDIANAPOLIS — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.

Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.

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Angleton swimmers qualify for state meet
TheFacts.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0500
The Angleton Aquatic Club ventured to the Region I meet in Texas City, July 19 and came away with some state qualifiers for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Summer Games.

RockHounds smoke Hooks again
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:14:00 -0500
Midland scored 11 runs on 11 hits Sunday to roll past Corpus Christi for the second day in a row in an 11-3 win at Whataburger Field. The victory gave Midland a 3-1 edge in the four-game series.

Bryant undoubtedly tops Dallas receiver group now
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:45:46 +0000

OXNARD, Calif. — Dez Bryant quickly turned his head toward a reporter who asked him about being the elder statesman among Dallas receivers.

“I’m not the old guy!” the 25-year-old said, raising his voice before flashing a smile. “I’m not. I’m still one of the youngest.”

But Bryant is one of the oldest in the receiving group for the Cowboys, and by far the most accomplished.

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El Paso’s Jenny Chiu will play in U20 Women’s World Cup for Mexico
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:31:32 MDT
El Paso's Jenny Chiu has long distinguished herself as one of the top women's soccer players to ever come out of El Paso.

SBC 15s forced to rally
TheFacts.com / Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0500
Just when the Southern Brazoria County Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Stars thought they had punched their ticket to the championship round, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, punched back.

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