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June 18, 2014

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Cowboys sign last of draft picks

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have signed defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, their second-round draft pick and the last of the selections to agree to terms.

Lawrence signed a four-year, $5.5 million deal Wednesday with $3.9 million guaranteed and a $2.3 million signing bonus. The Cowboys traded up to get him with the 34th pick.

Dallas is trying to replace franchise sacks leader DeMarcus Ware, who was released in March. Lawrence has been working at Ware’s old position at right defensive end, the most important pass-rushing spot.

Lawrence had 20 sacks in two seasons at Boise State.

The Cowboys finish their three-day minicamp Thursday and open training camp July 24 in Oxnard, California.

 

Spaniards stunned by 2-0 World Cup loss to Chile 

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Spanish fans stunned by the 2-0 loss to Chile that eliminated Spain from World Cup contention say their team was overconfident from past wins and should have been rejuvenated with younger players instead of stacked with seasoned but older veterans.

Some left Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana in tears while others were swarmed Wednesday by Chilean fans shouting “It’s over! It’s Over” in reference to the sudden end for Spain’s reign as defending world champion.

Fan Victor Serra from the Spanish city of Valencia didn’t expect Spain would be knocked out of the World Cup so soon but that coach Vicente del Bosque erred badly not giving a chance to younger team members with more to prove.

Said Serra: “The problem is they have already won everything.”

 

Inkster says 35th US Women’s Open will be her last 

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Juli Inkster made the cut in her first U.S. Women’s Open when she was an 18-year-old amateur. She finished 10 shots behind Hollis Stacy. JoAnne Carner was a runner-up. That was in 1978, back when Willie McCovey was still playing first base for the San Francisco Giants.

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    Rookie DE’s injury means more shuffling for Dallas 

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Rookie pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence’s broken foot didn’t send the Dallas Cowboys scrambling because they’re already in rebuilding mode with their defensive line.

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  • 0731 FB AHS Steve Wood - interim head coach ALEDO ISD RESTRUCTURES ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
    ALEDO — Aledo ISD is pleased to announce that a restructuring of the athletic department will occur for the 2014 school year. At his request, Coach Tim Buchanan will become the fulltime athletic director so he may focus on the entire athletic program of the District as it continues to grow.

     

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0731 MBs WC TReynolds USA Reynolds named to USA team

    WICHITA, Kan. – Weatherford College’s Trooper Reynolds will be among the top two-year college baseball players from across the nation converging in Wichita Thursday to represent the United States of America in the 80th annual National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dallas Cowboys — News from Oxnard

    Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension 

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have signed Tyron Smith to an eight-year contract extension that locks up the Pro Bowl left tackle through the 2023 season.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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

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