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Rangers get rare series win, 3-2 over Yankees
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:57:11 +0000

ARLINGTON — Colby Lewis retired the last 13 batters he faced in seven strong innings and the Texas Rangers clinched their first series victory in a month, beating the New York Yankees 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Brett Gardner led off the game with a homer for the second straight night, after homering twice in the series-opening loss for New York.

The Rangers had lost seven consecutive series since taking two of three against Minnesota from June 27-29.

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John Tracy memorial fishing tourney set for Saturday
TheFacts.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:00:00 -0500
For the ninth year in a row, the Tracy family will host the John Tracy Memorial Fishing Tournament, in memory of John Tracy and provides scholarships to baseball and softball players from Brazoswood a

Raiders owner confirms talks with San Antonio
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:21:22 +0000

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

“Former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros is a friend, and Henry suggested I take the opportunity to meet with some city officials while I was in town,” Davis said in a statement Tuesday night. “I have nothing further to discuss on the topic.”

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Woods hopeful of more good memories at Firestone
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:58:09 +0000

AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.

The first stop is Firestone, where Woods is an eight-time winner and the defending champion. After that, he heads to Valhalla Golf Club for the PGA Championship, where he won in 2000 on his way to an unprecedented sweep of the majors.

At stake is a chance to extend a season already cut short by back surgery.

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LITTLE LEAGUE: Mid City All-Stars battle but fall to Berlin, Md., 11-8
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:51:00 -0500
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Even though the game didn’t end the way they hoped, the Midland Mid City Intermediate All-Stars showed their usual resilience in an 11-8 loss to Berlin (Md.) on Wednesday in the L

Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:31:29 +0000

CLEVELAND — Justin Masterson began the season as the Indians’ ace. He’ll end it with a different team in a different league.

Cleveland traded the disappointing Masterson on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals, a deal that will allow the Indians to get something in return for the 29-year-old righty who was in his final year under contract.

“I was surprised,” Masterson said. “It’s bittersweet. I’m sad to leave the fellas and the fight we’re making here in Cleveland, but I’m excited to get to St. Louis and be a part of what they have going there.”

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Ambrose may be headed back to land down under after season
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:05:00 +0000

Despite having two career wins in the Sprint Cup Series — both on road courses — Marcos Ambrose may be headed back to Australia at the end of the season.

Dick Johnson and Roger Penske are close to creating a new V8 Supercar team in Australia, and they hope Ambrose is part of that plan.

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Ives taking on the toughest job in motorsports
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:12:00 -0500
Greg Ives is tackling what is quite possibly the toughest job in all of motorsports, and in my motorsports-slanted opinion, one of the toughest in all of sports.

High school football countdown: San Elizario No. 29
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:18:29 MDT
With a new coach and a new district, San Elizario is feeling pretty optimistic about the upcoming season.

Derek Jeter gets presidential farewell in Texas
elpasotimes.com / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:45:58 MDT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Derek Jeter got a surprise presidential farewell before playing his final game in Texas, when former President George W. Bush took part in a pregame ceremony.

Hall named football coach at White Deer
amarillo.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:11:47 +0000

On short notice, Billy Hall has been named the head football coach at White Deer.

Hall, who was a White Deer assistant, was named to the post after head coach Matt Miracle left the school less than three weeks ago and less than a month before the start of Monday’s two-a-days. Miracle left after one season to take an assistant coaching job in Arlington.

After Miracle left, Hall, who is in his sixth season at White Deer, was hired two weeks ago as head coach. Hall had also been a head coach for one season at Hedley.

University of New Mexico offensive lineman Price suspended after domestic fight
lubbockonline.com / Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:19:04 +0000

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A University of New Mexico football player has been suspended from the team following his arrest in a domestic violence case.

Coach Bob Davie says offensive lineman Jamal Price was suspended Tuesday after he was charged with breaking into his girlfriend’s apartment.

According to a criminal complaint, Price pushed his girlfriend and Lobo basketball player Khadijah Shumpert on Monday in a dispute over an Apple television. Authorities say Price, a junior from Pomfret, Maryland, and a friend forced their way into Shumpert’s apartment to look for the TV.

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Hwy. 146 southbound lane closed
baytownsun.com/ / Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:45:00 -0500
The right lane of Highway 146 southbound will close today while state highway department crews complete roadwork related to access to Clark Elementary School at Devinwood Drive, about 2.5 miles south

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