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Denkinger’s miss revisited as Series returns to KC
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:20:02 +0000

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Of course Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He’ll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas City is looking these days.

Chances are he’ll see himself, too.

“Nobody wants to have the call that I did in the World Series,” Denkinger told The Associated Press. “But I did. And now it’s part of history.”

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Manning breaks Favre’s TD mark in 42-17 win against 49ers
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:17:50 +0000

DENVER — Peyton Manning’s receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL’s new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos’ emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.

Manning went into the showdown two TDs shy of Brett Favre’s record of 508 and threw four touchdown passes, giving him 510.

“It is quite an honor,” Manning said. “I do have great appreciation for quarterbacks who played this game throughout the years. It’s very humbling, has taken a lot of hard work, a lot of people helped me get to this point.”

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Pro golf roundup: Ben Martin wins first PGA Tour title at Shriners Open in Vegas
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:17:58 +0000

LAS VEGAS — Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole that sent him to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Martin was one shot behind Kevin Streelman when his eagle put him back in the lead. He closed with a birdie for a 3-under 68 and a two-shot victory at the TPC Summerlin. The 27-year-old from South Carolina won in his 56th career start.

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SEC is 1st league to go 4 for 5 at top of AP poll
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:11:12 +0000

Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football’s eighth weekend.

Buckle up

Good luck, selection committee.

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Pick play calls tough to call for officials
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:10:38 +0000

The pick play is one of most effective and difficult-to-defend in football, often freeing up receivers for big gains or creating an extra bit of space in the crowded red zone.

How and when a penalty is called on the play is often is a point of contention for players and coaches.

“What you want to look for, is it truly a situation where the offensive player prohibits the defender from making a play?” NCAA coordinator of officials Rogers Redding said on Sunday. “It’s got to be obvious and the rules even says, ‘an obvious intent to impede.’”

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Romo, Murray carry Cowboys past Giants 31-21
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:35:09 +0000

ARLINGTON — DeMarco Murray moved ahead of Jim Brown in the NFL record book. Tony Romo moved the Dallas Cowboys up and down the field for their sixth straight win.

Murray broke Brown’s 56-year-old mark with his seventh straight 100-yard rushing game to start a season, Romo threw three touchdown passes and the Cowboys beat the New York Giants 31-21 Sunday.

Romo had a fourth scoring pass overturned on replay. Instead, Murray wound up with his seventh rushing touchdown of the season on a 1-yard plunge.

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Greenwood’s next challenge is to move on from loss
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:04:00 -0500
It makes no sense to over-analyze it or make a list as to what happened in Sweetwater’s 41-13 victory over Greenwood on Friday night.

Steelers rookie Mauro tries Watt impersonation
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:17:33 +0000

PITTSBURGH — Josh Mauro pulled the orange mesh top with the No. 99 on it, wiped his forehead and shook his head.

Turns out the only thing that might be harder than blocking J.J. Watt is trying to impersonate him.

Mauro, a member of the Steelers’ practice squad, spent the days leading up to Monday night’s game against Watt and the Houston Texans (3-3) doing his best to emulate the borderline unstoppable defensive end.

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Lincecum waits his turn, still yet to pitch
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:19:22 +0000

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday’s workout and stuck his left arm straight out as he passed Jean Machi’s locker, offering a friendly fist bump to the reliever.

No words necessary.

Lincecum, so far an unused reliever this postseason, is doing everything he can to stay involved in the San Francisco Giants’ latest World Series run after he was such an important part of the previous two.

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Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:18:38 +0000

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down — not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.

He kept his head up and arrived at Talladega Superspeedway determined to shake off a bad week that earned him a $50,000 fine from NASCAR and moved him to the edge of elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Only a win would keep his title hopes alive.

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