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Hyundai Sun Bowl through the years
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 4 Dec 2016 22:03:51 -0500
The 83rd annual Hyundai Sun Bowl scored big with an exciting matchup between 16th-ranked Stanford and North Carolina on Dec. 30.
       

Selig, Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:03:40 +0000

OXON HILL, Md. — Bud Selig oversaw baseball during a time of transformation and turmoil — wild cards and a ballpark boom, the cancellation of a World Series and the Steroids Era. For much of his reign, though, there was one constant: those first-place Atlanta Braves, built by John Schuerholz.

The former commissioner and the longtime general manager met up again Sunday, both elected by an overwhelming margin to the Hall of Fame.

Even so, Selig didn’t see it as a sure thing.

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Chapeco buries soccer club president as fans look to future
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:03:32 +0000

CHAPECO, Brazil — The president of Brazilian football team Chapecoense was buried Sunday as fans paid their final tributes, trying to put behind them the worst moment in the club’s history.

Club president Sandro Pallaoro was on the plane that crashed almost a week ago as the club was traveling to Colombia to play the first of two games to determine the Copa Sudamericana champion — the No. 2 club tournament in Latin America.

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Playoff Pairs: Alabama-Washington and Ohio State-Clemson
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:25:34 +0000

In the end, true chaos never came to college football this season. Four teams that started near the top of the College Football Playoff rankings will play for the national championship.

Alabama will face Washington in one semifinal and Clemson meets Ohio State in the other. None of them were ranked any lower than sixth since the selection committee started ranking teams in early November.

Even after a wild finish to championship Saturday, selection Sunday went pretty much as expected.

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Big names in play as baseball winter meetings open
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:03:49 +0000

OXON HILL, Md. — Andrew McCutchen, Chris Sale, Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander could be available for the right price.

As baseball teams gathered for the start of the winter meetings Monday, star players were dangled along with the usual crop of free agents.

“When clubs take a dramatic change in direction or even a subtle one, that type of player can become available — although often it’s just talk,” New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday. “We’ll see what happens.”

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Roby’s pick-6 helps Broncos beat Jaguars 20-10
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:34:17 +0000

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — With a rookie quarterback and one of the NFL’s best defenses, the Denver Broncos were content to play conservatively at Jacksonville.

It was the perfect formula against the self-destructing Jaguars.

Bradley Roby returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown, and the defending Super Bowl champions beat the mistake-prone Jaguars 20-10 on Sunday and gained ground in the AFC playoff picture.

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Stanford, North Carolina set for Sun Bowl
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 4 Dec 2016 22:05:14 -0500
Matchup brings nation's top players to 83rd annual Hyundai Sun Bowl
       

No. 2 Wildcats, No. 9 Bears set to gain from top-10 turmoil
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:04:07 +0000

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The top of the AP Top 25 looks set for a major shuffle, from a new No. 1 to another team that could make a big jump for the second straight week.

Four Top 10 teams — top-ranked Kentucky, No. 3 North Carolina, No. 6 Virginia and No. 7 Xavier — lost this week for the first time. That has reigning national champion Villanova set to climb from No. 2 to top Monday’s new poll, while No. 9 Baylor added another marquee win to a nonconference resume that will stand up against anyone come March.

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Birdies and blunders, but a healthy week for Tiger Woods
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:03:58 +0000

NASSAU, Bahamas — The return of Tiger Woods was more about the big picture than any of his big numbers.

And that started with the sight of that red shirt on Sunday.

Woods grumbled about three more double bogeys in the final round of the Hero World Challenge. Considering how badly he has felt in the 15 months since he last played, he still was able to keep it in perspective.

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Miss Lanae was quite a lady
TheFacts.com / Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:00:00 -0600
Those of us who love a fresh morning sea breeze and a gentle splashing of salt water on our faces know that they cleanse our minds for thoughts about tugs of war with those monsters of the deep.

Lady Bulldogs take second place
TheFacts.com / Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:00:00 -0600
The Sweeny Lady Bulldogs finished up the Cobra Classic in second place, rattling off three consecutive wins to end tourney play.

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