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RG3 not looking back, excited and ready to lead Browns
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:07:46 +0000

BEREA, Ohio — He’s now RG4.3.

Trying to revive a once soaring career that crashed badly in Washington, quarterback Robert Griffin III believes he has a leg up — two of them actually — over the competition to win Cleveland’s starting job.

As the Browns prepared to open training camp Friday under first-year coach Hue Jackson, Griffin gave his assessment of the QB field.

“There’s only one of us that runs 4.3,” he joked, noting his blazing time in the 40-yard dash. “They like to race me a lot.”

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Ruidoso Downs has day of stakes races on tap
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:00:03 -0400
A big day of horse racing is on tap for Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino on Sunday

Russian weightlifters banned from Rio Olympics for doping
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:06:18 +0000

BUDAPEST, Hungary — All of Russia’s weightlifters were banned from the Rio Olympics on Friday for doping for what the international federation called “extremely shocking” results that brought the sport into “disrepute.”

The eight competition spots have been offered to other countries.

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Jameis Winston embracing leadership role with Buccaneers
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:08:21 +0000

TAMPA, Fla. — Jameis Winston is embracing his role as the face of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

If there were any lingering questions about him unquestionably being the leader of the team, the young quarterback is putting them to rest as he prepares for his second NFL season.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft threw for 4,042 yards and 22 touchdowns as a rookie, helping the Bucs triple their victory total from the previous year.

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Mirim Lee leads Women’s British Open, following 62 with 71
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:09:56 +0000

WOBURN, England — Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women’s British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

A day after matching the tournament record and falling a stroke short of the major championship mark, the 25-year-old South Korean player had three birdies and two bogeys to reach 11-under 133.

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Wade excited to join hometown Bulls
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:07:35 +0000

CHICAGO — When Dwyane Wade was a free agent in 2010, he got a Chicago Bulls jersey when he met with his hometown team. He took it home, put it on and took a picture. Then he deleted it.

He got another Bulls jersey Friday, and there were more pictures. Lots of pictures, and there was no need to erase anything this time around.

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Ex-A&M linebacker, wife killed at home
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:10:40 +0000

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Texas A&M and Miami Dolphins linebacker and his wife were fatally shot at their home in Houston, and a 16-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile with murder in the slayings.

Texas A&M University identified the victims in a statement as Antonio and Dawn Armstrong. Police said officers discovered the wounded couple about 2 a.m. Friday. Dawn Armstrong died at the scene, and Antonio Armstrong was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital hours later with a gunshot wound to the head.

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Soto upset, top seeds advance at Anthony
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:34:46 -0400
Defending champion Mike Soto ran into a birdie buzz saw Friday at the Anthony Invitational.

No. 27 Mountain View seeks improved play
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:35:24 -0400
At No. 27 in the high school football countdown, the Lobos will lean on several juniors to lead the way

Montez closer to taking reins at Colorado
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:21:41 -0400
After spending spring as starter, redshirt-freshman from Del Valle looks to play role for Buffaloes

Coyotes’ Chayka already making waves in first 3 months
lubbockonline.com / Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:07:13 +0000

GLENDALE, Ariz. — His time on the ice done, John Chayka would turn to the tape, spending up to 25 hours to break down the game just played.

He tracked every player on the ice, every possession, touch of the puck, calculating the impact of every decision or movement on the ice.

The attention to detail, to making himself and his teammates better, led Chayka to co-found his own hockey analytics company. Now it’s helped him become the youngest general manager in NHL history, a meteoric rise even he didn’t see coming.

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