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3-year-old boy drowns at Dayton waterpark
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
A young boy has become the second drowning victim within a year at a Dayton waterpark. 

Company to donate $6K to Highlands LL
baytownsun.com/ / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0500
AT&T will donate $6,000 to the Highlands Little League tonight to help the league recover from recent copper thefts.

Wildcats hope for progress in 2015
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:25:22 MDT
Now in his third year at the helm of the Anthony football program, head coach Michael Stephenson believes this season can be a breakout year for the team.

AP sources: NFL close to new football inspection rules
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:58:23 +0000

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.

Two people familiar with the league’s plans tell The Associated Press on Monday that proper inflation of the footballs will be documented as part of the new policy. But those people, speaking on condition of anonymity because the league has not released information on the new policy, say no instructions have been sent out yet.

The first preseason game is Aug. 9, the Hall of Fame game between Minnesota and Pittsburgh in Canton, Ohio.

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Column: NASCAR blew it on Indy rules package
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:11:25 +0000

INDIANAPOLIS — Run, NASCAR, don’t walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected.

The high-drag aerodynamic package was supposed to improve passing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was clear from the first practice session for one of the most important races of the season that NASCAR did not meet its desired result.

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Mike Wallace aims for more than deep throws with Vikings
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:11:45 +0000

MANKATO, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings acquired Mike Wallace for his speed and his experience at the wide receiver position.

He came to training camp with more than that.

“I’ve got to take some things from Miami that I don’t think I did as well and just try to bring it here and be a better person and a better player. Just lead more,” Wallace said. “I think I did a good job of leading by example on the field, but there’s some things I could’ve” done better.

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Yankees get win at Rangers
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:45:02 +0000

ARLINGTON — Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday, helping the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 Monday night.

A-Rod’s solo drive in the sixth off Matt Harrison (1-2) made him only the fourth player in major league history to homer both as a teenager and in his 40s, according to STATS, joining joined Ty Cobb, Rusty Staub and Gary Sheffield.

Rodriguez hit his big league-best sixth homer on his birthday, STATS said, breaking a tie with Todd Helton, Chipper Jones, Derrek Lee and Al Simmons.

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HS FOOTBALL: MHS’ Vliem commits to Sam Houston State
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:41:00 -0500
Midland High senior defensive end Traver Vliem had a difficult decision to make with 15 offers on the table from college football programs.

Southern Brazoria County stays alive in regional action
TheFacts.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0500
Battling elimination from the 2015 Southwest Region 15-year-old Tournament in Dumas, the Southern Brazoria County all-stars fought off two attempts to send them home Monday.

Can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid?
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:59:04 MDT
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint.

Canadian High earns number 2 national ranking
amarillo.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 02:47:10 +0000

The 2014 Class 2A Division I defending state football champion Canadian Wildcats will enter 2015 with a hefty national ranking.

Canadian is ranked No. 2 in the MaxPreps 2015 Preseason Small Schools National High School Rankings released Monday.

The national poll is ranked on schools across the nation with an enrollment of 1,000 or less. Canadian went 15-0 last year and returns several standouts off that squad including quarterback Tanner Schafer who threw for 51 touchdowns last year.

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Booker sends 3 to all-state team
amarillo.com / Tue, 28 Jul 2015 02:42:48 +0000

Booker’s greatest baseball season in school history paid off in dividends Monday with three players named to the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association 2015 Class 2A all-state baseball team.

Leading the way is senior Hunter Lile who capped off his incredible Kiowa athletic career by being named 2A player of the year as a pitcher/shortstop.

Lile batted .588 with two home runs and 41 runs batted in for 27-5 Booker, which reached the state semifinals for the first time in school history.

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