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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:03:57 +0000

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer.

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday and basked in the spotlight one more time with at least 40,000 fans cheering from the sun-drenched field beyond.

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ROCKHOUNDS: Midland comes back to beat Missions
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 26 Jul 2015 21:39:00 -0500

Lombard headed to women’s basketball HOF By Lance Lahnert
amarillo.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:51:09 +0000

Joe Lombard, owner of a coaching record looking like a typographical error, is headed to a big-time hall of fame.

The 62-year-old Canyon High girls basketball coach was officially announced Saturday at the WNBA All-Star game as one of the six members of the Class of 2016 for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Lombard will be inducted to the elite hall of fame in early June 2016 at a ceremony in Knoxville, Tenn.

Lombard said he received the news about a month ago from former Texas Tech women’s basketball coach Marsha Sharp.

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Romanov palace imperial setting for imperious FIFA
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:14:45 +0000

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Sepp the Great came to an old Romanov chateau for what he promises will be his final World Cup draw as FIFA president.

The Konstantin Palace, a summer home built at the direction of Peter the Great, was the site of Saturday night’s 2018 qualifying procedure, where Russian President Vladimir Putin greeted the guests and former players plucked red balls from glass bowls to determine matchups.

“No one’s worried about anything else. It’s just all about the football,” Wales coach Chris Coleman said.

But the symbolism was delicious.

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Rosendo has big day at Ruidoso Downs Race Track
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 26 Jul 2015 22:51:17 MDT
RUIDOSO DOWNS >> One of Ruidoso Downs Race Track's biggest days of the summer horse racing season took place Sunday with big names in New Mexico taking part in the popular Zia Festival.

Dawson beats Langer and Montgomerie to Senior Open title
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:13:04 +0000

SUNNINGDALE, England — American Marco Dawson held off the twin challenge of super stars Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie over the final nine holes to claim victory in a thrilling climax to the Senior British Open Championship on Sunday.

Dawson finished with a 16-under par total of 264 to claim his second title on the Senior Tour this year after more than 12 years without a victory.

“This is unbelievable,” said Florida-based Dawson, who played over 400 events on the PGA Tour without a win.

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ROCKHOUNDS: Sanchez overcomes odds to play in Double-A Midland
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 26 Jul 2015 21:04:00 -0500
Playing baseball in the Texas League has been referred to a tough life because of the long bus rides, grueling 140-game schedule and monthly pay that is less than the average American worker.

Brazos Cup returning to Freeport
TheFacts.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0500
LAKE JACKSON — The Brazos Cup will return to the Freeport Municipal Golf Course’s clubhouse for the first time since 2011.

Eagle Pass outslugs SBC Blue
TheFacts.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0500
In a shootout against Eagle Pass in the Southwest Region 15-year-old Tournament on Sunday in Dumas, the Southern Brazoria County all-stars fell 10-8.

LITTLE LEAGUE: Northern 9-10 All-Stars’ title dreams fall short
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 26 Jul 2015 20:59:00 -0500
ABILENE — The Midland Northern Little League 9-10 all stars forced a deciding winner-take-all title game for the Texas West state championship by defeating San Antonio McAllister Park 7-3 on Sunday mo

Trout has grand slam, solo HR in Angels’ win over Rangers
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:48:08 +0000

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Home run titles are no different to Mike Trout than any of the other awards and achievements that have made him a major league star. If it happens, it happens. It’s just not on his personal agenda at the moment.

Trout had a grand slam and a solo shot among his season-high four hits Sunday, powering the Angels to a 13-7 victory over the Texas Rangers and raising his major league-leading home run total to 31.

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Vettel has Bianchi on his mind after matching Senna’s mark
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:02:57 +0000

BUDAPEST, Hungary — On the day he equaled Brazilian great Ayrton Senna’s feat of 41 race wins with a brilliant drive at Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel’s thoughts went to Jules Bianchi and his family.

Vettel’s win, coming from third on the grid in a twice-started race that was then interrupted by a safety car just when the German driver was cruising to victory, was one of the finest performances in the four-time F1 champion’s career.

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Anthony Invitational: Soto holds off Crawford for title
elpasotimes.com / Sun, 26 Jul 2015 22:52:00 MDT
It was a Sunday afternoon of golf ... two friends sharing a cart, chatting, hitting some good golf shots.

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