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Ashcraft, McAlister win Swingers title
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:22:27 +0000

Blake Ashcraft and Chris McAlister held onto their two-stroke lead and won the championship flight of the Swingers Tournament at Hillcrest Golf Course on Sunday.

The duo combined for a three-day total of 196 in the 54-hole, best-ball partnership tournament. Ashcroft and McAlister held off Bubba Bailey and Thumper Galyean, who combined to shoot a three-day total of 198. Bailey and Galyean shot a 68 on the final day of the tournament, cutting into the lead but weren’t able to complete the turnaround.

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Angels rally for 7-6 win over Athletics
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:57:23 -0400
Jefry Marte hit a game-ending sacrifice fly, and the Los Angeles Angels rallied for a 7-6 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday

Klinsmann sees Copa as positive step; Gulati to assess
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:06:17 +0000

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jurgen Klinsmann thinks a fourth-place finish in the Copa America was a step in the right direction. U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati will speak to his coach and assess.

After opening with a 2-0 loss to third-ranked Colombia, the No. 31 United States beat Costa Rica, Paraguay and 13th-ranked Ecuador to advance to a semifinal against No. 1 Argentina. Lionel Messi and his teammates routed the U.S. 4-0, and the Americans closed with a 1-0 loss to Colombia in Saturday’s third-place game.

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Perez, Rangers take another series with 6-2 win over Red Sox
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:04:08 +0000

ARLINGTON — Martin Perez won his sixth straight decision and helped the surging Texas Rangers to yet another series victory.

The left-hander kept rolling despite a bout with control issues that had his manager questioning his body language on the mound.

Perez pitched six solid innings while working behind a number of hitters, the first six Texas batters reached for an early lead and the Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Sunday.

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Cox finishes 4th at Olympic Trials
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:04:48 +0000

Cox finishes 4th at the Olympic Trials

Former Lubbock High star and University of Texas standout Madisyn Cox finished fourth in the 400-meter individual medley at the U.S. Swimming and Diving Olympic Trials on Sunday in Omaha, Nebraska.

Cox finished with a time of 4:38.85 seconds. Mayo Dirado won the event with a time of 4:33.73. She, along with Elizabeth Beisel (4:36.81) qualified for the Rio Olympics.

Defending champ Serena Williams at Wimbledon ready to play
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:01:17 +0000

LONDON — Top-ranked Serena Williams hasn’t won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon a year ago, but the 21-time major champion appeared confident about her chances of retaining the title on the eve of the tournament.

“Honestly, I don’t feel any pressure,” said Williams, keeping her answers short at a pre-tournament news conference Sunday. “I feel good and confident.”

Williams surprised many by failing to win any of the last three Grand Slam tournaments.

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Pole-sitter Power holds off Kanaan to win at Road America
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:06:24 +0000

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Pole-sitter Will Power picked up his second IndyCar series victory of the year, winning by 0.74 seconds Sunday after holding off Tony Kanaan’s last-lap surge at Road America.

Kanaan shaved about a half-second off the gap with Power after the white flag went up. But he couldn’t catch up as the cars winded their way toward the end of the 202-mile Kohler Grand Prix on the 14-turn track.

It made for an exciting finish in IndyCar’s first race at the rural Wisconsin road course since 2007.

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Naval Academy grad Hurley wins Quicken Loans National
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:01:26 +0000

BETHESDA, Md. — Billy Hurley III held the club in his left hand and fist pumped with his right. Not far from his Annapolis home and the Naval Academy he graduated from 12 years ago, he became a champion.

Hurley shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday to win his hometown Quicken Loans National at Congressional for his first PGA Tour victory. He finished at 17 under in Tiger Woods’ annual tournament, three strokes ahead of three-time major champion Vijay Singh.

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Butturff wins first PBA title at Lubbock Sports Open
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:04:12 +0000

Jakob Butturff stood over by the trophies and watched.

It was out of the 22-year-old’s hands.

After spares in the ninth and 10th frames Butturff had allowed Shawn Maldonado a chance to rally for the Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Open title.

Maldonado needed three straight strikes in the ninth and 10th frames to clinch his first Professional Bowlers Association championship.

He knocked down the first two, and the third looked good. But, when the ball cleared the four-pin was left standing.

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Facey sisters enjoying the challenge
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:18:12 -0400
Tennis is a family affair and a way of life for twin sisters Alexandra and Katarina Facey. 

Surprise, surprise: Chanticleers, Arizona set for CWS finals
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:04:54 +0000

OMAHA, Neb. — All those SEC and ACC heavyweights are long gone from the NCAA Tournament, and the last two Big 12 teams went home this weekend. The College World Series championship comes down to two teams that were not expected to even make it to Omaha, let alone the finals.

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