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Top 25 women’s college basketball roundup: Wilson’s 18 lead S. Carolina past Texas A&M
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:34:11 +0000

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina showed again how those waiting for the Gamecocks to crack under the pressure of No. 1 might have a while to go.

Freshman A’ja Wilson scored 18 points, defending Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell added 16 points and Alaina Coates had 12 points and 11 rebounds as South Carolina remained unbeaten with a 79-61 victory over 12th-ranked Texas A&M on Monday night.

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Baytown police seeking drive-by shooter
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
A Highlands man was shot while walking down a Baytown street and police are still looking for the shooter. 

Woman awaits word on heart transplant
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
It was the first warm, sunny morning in weeks — all the motivation Lupe Valencia needed to explore the outdoors.

Tim Brown hopes 6th time is charm in Hall of Fame vote
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:36:51 +0000

ALAMEDA, Calif. — After watching fellow receivers Cris Carter and Andre Reed get that coveted Pro Football Hall of Fame call the past two years, Tim Brown hopes it’s finally time for his number to be called.

Brown is a finalist for a sixth straight year since first becoming eligible in 2010 and only has one other receiver to compete with in Marvin Harrison.

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High school football notes: Andress WR Rashad Still commits to Minnesota
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:25:44 MST
Andress High School wide receiver Rashad Still has verbally committed to sign with the Minnesota Golden Gophers of the Big 10 Conference.

Seattle Seahawks’ injured Legion of Boom members unworried
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:31:11 MST
PHOENIX (AP) - The two All-Pros in the Legion of Boom promise they'll be ready and "fearless" for the Super Bowl.

After ugly start, K-State in thick of Big 12 title chase
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:33:09 +0000

MANHATTAN, Kan. — It may have happened against Texas Southern, when Kansas State allowed an overlooked opponent to score four points in the final second for a numbing two-point defeat.

Or it may have been few days later, when the Wildcats couldn’t crack 50 points in a loss to Georgia. Or a few days after that, when star guard Marcus Foster openly sulked after getting benched, and Kansas State was run out of the gym in its Big 12 opener at Oklahoma State.

At some point, everyone seemed to give up on the Wildcats.

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Manning has a lot to consider as he ponders his future
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:28:04 +0000

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — As Peyton Manning considers whether to take the gold watch or make one more run at the silver trophy, there are many factors he’s weighing: age, desire, vitality, security, relationships.

General manager John Elway said “the bottom line is we want him back.” So, he asked Manning not to make up his mind until next month after he’s had time to process everything.

Back in September, Manning said he liked Tom Brady’s “When I suck, I’ll retire” quote.

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REL collecting jeans for homeless youth
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600
A pair of jeans may be a popular fashion item among teenagers but it isn’t something everyone can afford, particularly for those who are homeless.

Super Bowl Media Day: The art of saying little to nothing
TheFacts.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0600
PHOENIX — This is not a story about Super Bowl Media Day. Thank God. This IS a story about the story of Super Bowl Media Day.

Manfred knows he’ll get hit as commish _ his name is on ball
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:31:08 +0000

NEW YORK — Rob Manfred knows he’ll get pounded now that he’s baseball commissioner — his name is printed in blue script on every big league ball.

“Probably good if I get hit hard,” he said, smiling and laughing. “A little more offense. We don’t have to deal with that issue.”

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Azarenka’s fun-filled Australian Open comes to an end
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:31:52 +0000

MELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka is packing her bags and leaving the Australian Open far earlier than years past, but the two-time former champion sure had fun while she was here.

For the Belarussian, who is putting forth a more carefree image these days, this might be just as important as winning.

Unseeded after an injury-marred season, Azarenka had the toughest draw of any of the top female contenders at Melbourne Park, yet she moved through three rounds with ease, not dropping a set to Sloane Stephens, Caroline Wozniacki or Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

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NASCAR to leave championship format unchanged in 2015
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:36:18 +0000

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR won’t change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France said Monday is “overwhelmingly popular” with fans.

The Chase was revamped last year into an elimination-style system that created a winner-take-all final race among four drivers. Kevin Harvick won the season finale at Homestead in November to claim his first Sprint Cup title.

France called it “perhaps the best Chase ever” and said the excitement will carry into this season.

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