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Michael Phelps back on top as focus turns to Rio Olympics

Michael Phelps back on top as focus turns to Rio Olympics

PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer

August 10, 2015


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SAN ANTONIO  — Michael Phelps already has far more medals than any Olympic athlete. There is no longer any reason to doubt he'll have another massive haul in Rio. Not after an astounding weekend in sweltering San Antonio, where Phelps turned in a performance at the U.S. national championships that...

Webb, Alex share early lead at rain-halted US Women’s Open

Webb, Alex share early lead at rain-halted US Women’s Open

Bob Lentz, Associated Press

July 10, 2015


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LANCASTER, Pa. — Atop the leaderboard, veteran Karrie Webb and second-year LPGA Tour player Marina Alex did their best to temper expectations at the U.S. Women's Open. Both early starters opened with a 4-under-par 66 on Thursday, and that score held up through the afternoon before things turned...

Houston Astros: the Crème de la Crème

Houston Astros: the Crème de la Crème

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

May 22, 2015


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The Houston Astros are the crème de la crème at the quarter pole of the season. With 41 games in the record book the local nine are at the top of the standings in the AL West and among the best overall in the MLB. A short two months ago, baseball experts around the country stated that it would...

Call it a comeback

Call it a comeback

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

May 21, 2015


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The Houston Rockets will face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Game One is tonight in Oakland, Calif. After a tough — and at times unlikely to win — series against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Houston Rockets come out with the series win that went the distance. Everyone...

Faith in Goodell, NFL deflating

Faith in Goodell, NFL deflating

John Cañamar, Sport's Editor

May 21, 2015


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The National Football League has played all of its fans once again! The NFL made news last week with the announcement that New England quarterback, Tom Brady, would be suspended for four games in the upcoming season for his possible involvement in “Deflategate.” Along with Brady’s suspension, th...

Astros continue racking up wins

Astros continue racking up wins

John Cañamar, Sport's Editor

May 21, 2015


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The Houston Astros are on a five-game winning streak In the past 10 games, the Astros have continued their winning ways with a record of 6-4. The local nine faced the Angels for a four-game series in which they managed to get a split winning two of the four games. The Astros’ bats were for...

Astros start May off hot

Astros start May off hot

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

May 8, 2015


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Astros start off white hot in the month of May after a historic month of April. The Astros continue their hot streak in the month of May by completing a four game sweep of the Seattle Mariners that saw Evan Gattis going on a home run tear hitting four in three games. Jose Altuve continued his hitting...

Pritchett burns rubber on drag strip

Pritchett burns rubber on drag strip

John Cañamar, Sport's Editor

May 8, 2015


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BAYTOWN, Texas — In less than 5 seconds, at speeds that can reach over 300 miles per hour, Leah Pritchett flies down the 1,000-foot drag strip with the help of her pit crew, the Dote Racing team. In 2013, Pritchett earned her Top Fuel License and became a member of the Dote Racing from Utica, N.Y. ...

Astros ride hot streak to first place in AL West

Astros ride hot streak to first place in AL West

John Cañamar, Sport's Editor

May 8, 2015


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The Houston Astros are MLB’s Shooting Star in the month of April. With the calendar turning over to the month of May, the Houston Astros find themselves with a record that they haven’t seen since 1986. That place is on top of their division in the American League West with a record of  15-7 to...

Power beats Outlaws in Women’s Football

Power beats Outlaws in Women’s Football

Alice Mellado, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015


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NFL football season begins shortly, but Houston also has a professional women’s team to cheer on. Though somewhat under the radar and long over due, the Women’s Football Alliance consists of women who all share their love for the game. On Saturday April 11, two of Texas’ own teams — Houston...

The Stars and Stripes Kick Their Way to Victory!

The Stars and Stripes Kick Their Way to Victory!

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

April 15, 2015


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San Antonio – At 8:00 Mexico started the soccer match against the U.S. after protesting the condition of the field a day before. Although this is classified as a friendly match since neither team will gain any points or ground in the World Cup qualifying standings, the crowd inside of the Alamodome...

Harden scores 29, Rockets beat Hornets 100-90

Harden scores 29, Rockets beat Hornets 100-90

Steve Reed, Associated Press

April 14, 2015


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — James Harden has given up on trying to decipher where the Houston Rockets will wind up seeded in the Western Conference playoffs. He says it's just too confusing. "I don't even look at it," Harden said. "All of the teams are basically tied and it will come down to the final...

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