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Texas MLB roundup: Moreland, Fielder lead Rangers to 7th straight win; Astros beat Orioles 4-1
lubbockonline.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 03:44:08 +0000

CLEVELAND — Mitch Moreland hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Tuesday night for their seventh consecutive victory.

Prince Fielder also connected for a three-run shot as the Rangers (23-23) got back to .500 for the first time since the sixth game of the season. Fielder is batting .583 (14 for 24) with five homers and 15 RBIs in his last five games.

Moreland’s fifth homer came on a 2-0 pitch from Nick Hagadone (0-1) with one out.

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LeBron, Cavaliers limping their way toward NBA Finals
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 05:17:41 +0000

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain.

One win from taking the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals, and one step closer to a title he covets more than any other, James leaned against a padded wall on Monday and hardly resembled basketball’s most undeniable force.

“I’m feeling all right,” he said, forcing a smile that showed he wasn’t being entirely truthful. “I’ve been better, but I’ve been worse. I think I’ve been worse.”

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Two remaining in playoffs
TheFacts.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:00:00 -0500
A month into the Class 6A softball playoffs and the Brazoswood Lady Bucs are still standing with the Region III final straight ahead. 

LOCAL GOLF: Golf courses do battle for Brazos Cup
TheFacts.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 02:00:00 -0500
Bragging rights will be up for grabs this weekend, as the 2015 Brazos Cup will be played between The Wilderness and Freeport Municipal golf courses.

Baytown avoids major flooding
baytownsun.com/ / Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Baytown and neighboring cities saw severe storms but damage and flooding wasn’t catastrophic – this time.

Pub’s benefit raises $17,100 for veterans
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
A fundraiser to help military personnel and their families was a success Saturday, raising $17,100 in donations.

Coming soon, Wednesday, May 27
baytownsun.com/ / Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500

Overall Girls Athlete of the Year: Randall’s Lauren Piercy, multisport
amarillo.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 01:54:40 +0000

Editor’s note: Whitney McClain is the girls track coach at Randall High School.

Lauren Piercy leaves a legacy of drive, perseverance and athletic success for the Randall Lady Raider’s soccer team.

As a freshman she brought an immediate offensive force to the team, helping propel the Lady Raiders to three straight regional tournament appearances from 2012 to 2014.

Most importantly, she set the example of how important hard work is, and how success finds you when you put in the time and effort needed to achieve your potential.

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Overall Girls Coach of the Year: Canyon’s Joe Lombard, basketball
amarillo.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 01:55:01 +0000

Editor’s note: Tim Gilliland is the principal at Canyon High and a former assistant coach to Joe Lombard.

Much has been said about Joe Lombard’s won-loss record and numerous state championships, and rightly so. His accomplishments are incredible.

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High school soccer: El Paso’s Emily Alvarado headed to Women’s World Cup with Mexican National squad
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 23:09:57 MDT
Goalkeeper Emily Alvarado's journey to become the best soccer player she can be has been both unique and educational.

Wildcats having a good spring
TheFacts.com / Wed, 27 May 2015 02:00:00 -0500
ANGLETON — After losing key players to graduation, Angleton appears to have plenty of talent in the cupboard as spring football practices unfold.

Baytown fighter ace honored
baytownsun.com/ / Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
The Baytown Sun

Stamkos, Lightning on verge of spot in Stanley Cup finals
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 05:16:46 +0000

TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos knows what it’s like to come close to getting to the Stanley Cup finals and wind up not playing on the NHL’s biggest stage.

It happened to the Tampa Bay Lightning four years ago, and the three-time All-Star is determined to not let another opportunity slip away.

After a slow start to the playoffs, the high-scoring team captain helped the speedy Lightning push the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination from the Eastern Conference finals.

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