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July 2, 2014

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Watson offered another chance at St. Andrews 

(AP) —Tom Watson will get one more shot at St. Andrews in the British Open.

The R&A on Tuesday extended an exemption for the five-time Open champion. That will allow Watson to play the Old Course in 2015. Watson holds The Open record for winning on five links courses. But he has never won at St. Andrews, finishing runner-up to Seve Ballesteros in 1984.

Former champions are exempt until they are 60. The R&A created an extra exemption that allows former champions to play for five years if they finish in the top 10. Watson was runner-up at Turnberry in 2009 when he was 59.

Watson will be 65 next year. It will be the 40-year anniversary of his first Open title in 1975 at Carnoustie.

 

Aaron Hernandez featured in Gators 2014 calendar 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida says a 2014 sports calendar featuring former Gator and New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez was approved before he was charged with killing three men.

School spokesman Daniel Apple said Tuesday that officials approved the calendar last spring. Hernandez was arrested on June 26, 2013, in the slaying of Odin Lloyd.

Apple says the calendar is just one of thousands of Gators-related merchandise the school reviews.

Hernandez was later indicted on two counts of first-degree murder in the drive-by shooting of two other men, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty and is in jail.

Apple says the school advised the calendar’s maker that Florida no longer approves of the product, but that those already printed will not be recalled.

 

Manziel’s playbook: hanging with Bieber 

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel isn’t hiding before training camp. He’s hanging out with pop star Justin Bieber. The Browns’ rookie quarterback promised last week he wouldn’t change his ways despite Hall of Famers Emmett Smith and Joe Montana urging him to tone it down.

Manziel says he’s tired of all the talk about how he spends his free time and doesn’t think he’s hurting his career.

He insists he’s “very committed to football.”

After attending the NFL’s rookie symposium last week, Manziel visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday and spent Sunday in Cleveland filming a TV commercial.

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  • 0729 MLB ZBritton update Britton getting stronger in reliever role

    Former Roo ballplayer Zach Britton continues to rack up saves as the Baltimore Orioles closer. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • This date in baseball - July 30

    July 30

    1917 — Ty Cobb, Bobby Veach and Ossie Vitt each went 5-for-5 in Detroit’s 16-4 win over Washington.

    1933 — Dizzy Dean struck out 17 Cubs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Chicago 8-2.

     

    July 29, 2014

  • 0727 Folse-Joy coach changes Brock head coaches stand pat

    BROCK — After a another successful year of athletic campaigns helped position  Brock in the top ten of the Lone Star Cup, the Brock ISD head coaching staff will enter the new school year with all (familiar) hands on board, much to the joy of its administrators. 

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0727 WaterRoos KLawyer Weatherford Water Roos send 19 swimmers to TAAF meet

    The City of Weatherford Parks and Recreation Swim Team competed in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s (TAAF) Region 4 Swimming Championship in Keller on July 19 and 20.

    July 25, 2014 4 Photos

  • 0727 YBs Wford 8U Blue tourney winners Blue Roo 8U win at Granbury

    Area all-star teams continue to reap rewards in tournament play, with the latest being the Weatherford Blue 8U All-Star squad. 

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0727 BBs AHS state champs recognized by board Aledo nine honored at Board gathering

    Members of the 2014 Aledo Bearcats state champion baseball team were honored recently at the Aledo ISD board meeting.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Summer athletic camps — July/August

    Staff Report

    Summer athletic camps become a bit more “meaningful” in the late days of July and into  August, at least for some high school and middle school athletes.

    In most cases, the youth football camps include grades 6 through 8, and though there is no contact involved, some of the instructors of he camp may be getting a preview of the talent coming their way in just a few short weeks.

    Team volleyball camps, stretching from grades 4 through 12, provides a segway for many of the campers who will soon be entering workouts for the impending volleyball season.

    July 25, 2014

  • 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. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

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