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Odor slam leads Rangers over Mariners 12-4
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:38:01 +0000

SEATTLE — Three months into his major league career, Rougned Odor became the youngest player to hit a big league grand slam since Jose Reyes in 2003.

Odor homered off Erasmo Ramirez in the third inning to back Colby Lewis, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Seattle 12-4 Wednesday to take two of three from the Mariners.

“I feel really good right now,” Odor said. “I don’t look for my number. I just play the game day to day.”

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Conference USA football: Marshall set for run at 12-0
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:28:24 MDT
Perhaps no team in Conference USA's 19-year history has come in with higher expectations of an undefeated season than Marshall, and perhaps no FBS program in America comes into this season as good a bet as the Thundering Herd to go 12-0.

High school football: Eastwood, Chapin get 2014 season started
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:34:44 MDT
Area high school football coaches always want to play tough teams in non-district play to get ready for district and postseason play.
›› Friday Night Live: Get updates from El Paso-area high school football games

College football begins with low-key opening game
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:35:45 +0000

ATLANTA — Welcome back, college football!

The major-college season began Wednesday night with a game that won’t have any impact on the national championship race: Georgia State, starting its first year as a full-fledged FBS member, takes on Division I newcomer Abilene Christian at the Georgia Dome.

It will be the first of three games in four days at the stadium in downtown Atlanta, the others having a bit more curb appeal. No. 18 Mississippi faces Boise State on Thursday night, then No. 2 Alabama meets West Virginia on Saturday.

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Bulldogs looking for good start to season
TheFacts.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:00:00 -0500
SWEENY — The new-look Sweeny Bulldogs and Van Vleck Leopards will kick off the season Friday at Bulldog Stadium.

Hearing on city budget tonight
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Baytown residents can comment on the city’s proposed budget tonight during a public hearing.

Mont Belvieu woman injured in shooting
baytownsun.com/ / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500
A 20-year-old Mont Belvieu woman suffered a gunshot wound to the chest about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and was flown by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston. Mont Belvieu Police Chief Virgil

LEE REBELS: Schwalbach ready for starting QB task against Keller
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:01:00 -0500
Jon Schwalbach hasn’t started a varsity football game at quarterback for Lee High School, but he already knows how to handle big-time situations.

TERRY WILLIAMSON: Afternoon start is weird, but it’s time for football
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:09:00 -0500
I love high school football if you haven’t guessed by now, but for some reason the start of the 2014 season just doesn’t sound right for 4:30 p.m. on an August Thursday.

Healthy Romo key with Dallas defense in disarray
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:45:52 +0000

ARLINGTON — Even if Tony Romo’s surgically repaired back holds up, the Dallas Cowboys could have a difficult time matching the 8-8 finish they’ve had for three years running.

A beleaguered defense that gave up the third-most yards in NFL history last year is in disarray, and it won’t be long before the season opens against San Francisco.

More than likely, the Cowboys will simply have to outscore opponents to avoid matching the franchise record of five straight years without a trip to the playoffs.

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Harris Ratings
amarillo.com / Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:58:39 +0000

Class 6A

1. Allen 258

2. Katy 257

3. Desota 256

4. Cedar Hill 255

5. Euless Trinity 254

6. Cibolo Steele 253

7. Southlake Carroll 252

8. Denton Guyer 251

9. Lake Travis 250

10. G.P. North Shore 249

Other area teams: 25. Frenship, 241; 62. Amarillo High, 229; 137. Lubbock Monterey, 212; 149. Tascosa, 209; 185. Lubbock Coronado, 200.

Area picks: Amarillo 15 over Palo Duro; Lubbock Coronado 14 over Weatherford; Frenship 42 over El Paso Burges; Tascosa 9 over Caprock.

Class 5A

1. Aledo 249

2. Ennis 246

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