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July 10, 2014

Sports in brief - July 11, 2014

Texas Rangers hit bottom (of league) after Astros sweep 

The Rangers lost for the 10th time in 11 games after being swept by Houston,  dropping 18 of their last 21. At 38-53, their .418 winning percentage on Wednesday was the worst in the majors — just behind Arizona and Houston.

Yu Darvish (8-5), who had thrown 20 consecutive scoreless innings while winning his last three home starts, gave up a season-high 10 hits and six runs.

 

Azinger — Swing changes making Woods worse 

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Paul Azinger believes that a plan by Tiger Woods to make his swing better has backfired on him.

Azinger said Thursday on a conference call for ESPN that Woods has made major changes to his swing in a quest to improve. He says the result is that “Tiger has actually gotten a little bit worse.”

Azinger is a former PGA champion and Ryder Cup captain who will be in the booth for ESPN at the British Open next week. It will be the first major championship appearance by Woods this year. The 14-time major champion was out three months after back surgery.

Woods has changed his swing four times with three coaches. He has said over the years that he’s always trying to get better.

 

No players taken in NFL’s supplemental draft 

NEW YORK (AP) — None of the four eligible players were taken in the NFL’s supplemental draft Thursday.

League spokesman Michael Signora says in an email that all four players — New Mexico receiver Chase Clayton, North Carolina linebacker Darius Lipford, Virginia-Lynchburg defensive tackle Lakendrick Ross and SMU running back Traylon Shead — went undrafted and are now free agents.

The supplemental draft allows qualified underclassmen who did not request early entry into the regular draft to have a chance at entering the NFL. Teams submit picks and are awarded players if their bid — for which round they would take that player — is highest. Teams then lose the corresponding pick in next year’s draft.

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  • Sports in brief - July 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says umpires made the correct call when they stopped a game between the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees because tarp trouble left the field too wet.

    July 24, 2014

  • 0725 GSb AHS state champs at AISD board mtg Ladycats recognized by AISD Board

    The Aledo ISD school board honored the Aledo Ladycats 2014 softball team at their last meeting. 

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  • 0724 BBS AHS TMauser TSWA all-state Barry shares top coaching honors

    Apparently being lauded for, among other coaching triumphs during the prep baseball season, Class 4A mentors Chad Barry (Aledo) and  Wes Kolle (Victoria East) shared the honors of Coach of the Year as selected by the Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA)in an announcement released on Wednesday.

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  • This date in baseball - July 24

    1909 — Nap Rucker of the Brooklyn Dodgers struck out 16 batters in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    July 23, 2014

  • 0723 BBs TSWA Colby Fowler Sports writers tag Gough First Team

    The Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA) chose Brock’s Slaten Gough as First Team shortstop on the Class 2A All-State Baseball Team, released on Tuesday. 

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  • Sports in brief - July 23, 2014

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys waived defensive tackle Chris Whaley and signed receiver Dezmon Briscoe and tight end Dallas Walker on Monday.

    July 22, 2014

  • Fitting the pieces together

    That coaches will move on, due to advancement of career, life changes or a myriad of other influences, is a given. Aledo is not immune to the turnover, but is year-in and year-out apt to experience very modest changes, due to another myriad of positive factors.

    July 22, 2014

  • 0720 TnF Mach I national qualiifiers For love of the run

    When asked what appealed to her most about the opportunity to compete at a high level, given all of the prospects of getting to travel to other athletic venues, meet other kids who have worked toward the same goals and/or walk away with medals draped around her neck, Mach I TC member Sadie Tharp’s answer was brief — and to the point.

    “I just love the running,” Tharp said.

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  • 0720 WHS coach changes Scoggin: Roos on right path

    Filling vacant coaching positions is an annual ritual for virtually all school districts and, in varying degrees, becomes a game of Tetris© to assure the expertise of coaching is realized, but to also satisfy the academic needs.

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  • 0720 Graber award winner 2014 Blinn Junior College sophomore named top NJCAA female athlete with Graber award

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national office announced Blinn (Texas) sophomore middle blocker Bruna Evangelista as the 2014 Betty Jo Graber Female Student-Athlete of the Year Wednesday.

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