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NATIONAL PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: Vaqueros eliminate Sockers FC from playoffs

MIDLAND Hopes for a Lone Star Conference tournament championship for Sockers FC came to an end with a 2-1 loss to the Fort Worth Vaqueros Saturday at Grande Communications Stadium, bringing an end to their 2019 season as well.

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Cole mine: Gerrit, Yankees strike record $324M, 9-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gerrit Cole quickly ended Stephen Strasburg's tenure as baseball's highest-paid pitcher.

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Woods and Els meet again, now as captains of Presidents Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — They first met 25 years ago in Thailand, neither knowing then how much their paths would cross in golf.

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Development agency to take over Aloha Stadium redevelopment

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii state agency is set to begin overseeing redevelopment of the state's largest stadium, officials said.

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Russian boxers to boycott Olympics if sanctions not lifted

Russian boxers will only take part in the Tokyo Olympics if doping sanctions forcing them to compete as neutral athletes are overturned, the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

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FIFA committee wants to recover cash from Michel Platini

LONDON (AP) — The FIFA governance committee has told the soccer body's leadership to pursue legal action against Michel Platini to recover the 2 million Swiss francs ($2 million) that led to the former UEFA president being banned from the sport.

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Plane carrying 1 of Liverpool's owners skids off runway

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — A private jet carrying a member of the American ownership group of English soccer club Liverpool skidded off the runway at an airport on Wednesday.

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Taylor, Austin Peay visit WVU

Austin Peay (4-4) vs. West Virginia (7-1)

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Southern squares up against Wright State

Southern (3-6) vs. Wright State (7-3)

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Portland St. battles Portland Bible

Portland Bible vs. Portland State (4-5)

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Green, Northern Iowa visit Grand Canyon

Northern Iowa (9-1) vs. Grand Canyon (4-7)

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Iowa State goes up against Iowa

Iowa (7-3) vs. Iowa State (6-3)

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ACU goes up against Howard Payne

Howard Payne vs. Abilene Christian (4-5)

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Balkovec looks forward to breaking barrier as hitting coach

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rachel Balkovec wants to be a hit with the New York Yankees — and the way to do that is to help their minor leaguers get more hits.

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Top-ranked Louisville beaten by Texas Tech 70-57

NEW YORK (AP) — Louisville became the fourth No. 1 team to lose this season, falling to Texas Tech 70-57 Tuesday night as Davide Moretti scored 18 points and hit successive 3-pointers at Madison Square Garden.

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Toffoli, Kings stop losing streak with 3-1 win over Rangers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kings forward Tyler Toffoli has heard the chatter about his lackluster play in a contract season.

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AP source: Gregorius, Phillies agree to $14M, 1-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Free-agent shortstop Didi Gregorius is reuniting with manager Joe Girardi in Philadelphia, agreeing with the Phillies on a $14 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

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VIDEO: Odessa Spire Lights Installation

The Odessa Spire project saw its latest development with the installation process of its LED lights beginning on a windy Monday afternoon. Once all the elements of the newe…

  • VIDEO: Odessa Spire Lights Installation

    VIDEO: Odessa Spire Lights Installation

    The Odessa Spire project saw its latest development with the installation process of its LED lights beginning on a windy Monday afternoon. Once all the elements of the newest piece of public art in Odessa are in place, the lighting ceremony is expected to take place on December 16th.

  • Victim Hearing

    Victim Hearing

    Mass shooting victim families testifying at the House Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety.

  • Permian Symphonic Orchestra 2019 Spooktacular

    Permian Symphonic Orchestra 2019 Spooktacular

    The Permian Symphonic Orchestra performed a James Bond Medley during the 2019 Spooktacular at the MCM Grande Hotel and FunDome on Oct. 29, 2019. The medley featured "The James Bond Theme," "Goldfinger," "Live and Let Die" and "Nobody Does It Better." Watch the video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/pMkZysZ3Rn8

  • Expedition Royalty Drawing Wanda Henderson

    Expedition Royalty Drawing Wanda Henderson

    Wanda Henderson wins drawing for a new 2019 Ford Expedition from Expedition Royalty during its grand opening ceremony. All ticket sales benefited the United Way of Big Spring & Howard County for $21,170

  • Expedition Royalty Ryan Turner Billy Fennebresque

    Expedition Royalty Ryan Turner Billy Fennebresque

    Expedition Royalty co-founders Ryan Turner and Billy Fennebresque share their enthusiasm for the Big Spring and Howard County area during the grand opening celebration on Thursday, Oct. 24

  • OHS Broncho Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    OHS Broncho Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    The Odessa High School Broncho Band Performed it's 2019 Region VI UIL Show titled "From One Comes Many" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 2019, at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa. The band received a Division I rating from the judges. Also view on our YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUjObSi2d-0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0NkbUc-Zuq_ND2WgrYJZJPIi0vGOGfKy32ikG2MPbiPhcUDsg9G76319Q

  • Midland Lee High Rebel Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    Midland Lee High Rebel Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    The Midland Lee High School Rebel Band Performed it's 2019 Region VI UIL Show titled "The Power of One" at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 19, 2019, at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa. The band received a Division I rating from the judges. Also view on our YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GxONB40Kgo&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR310BaoxzFamvKJSP8vIISZCI3ngco7yeSnL5aqRwQ56TPvgWUTSW4QQAk

  • Midland High Bulldog Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    Midland High Bulldog Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    The Midland High School Bulldog Band Performed it's 2019 Region VI UIL Show titled "Metamorphosis" at 7 p.m. Oct. 19, 2019, at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa. The band received a Division I rating from the judges. Also view on our YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKpCOiWywpw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1XFKtoVs1FgxQG-7zzWzxaEnkCLpHeOtmyRHfcE6mgpvr2haE0yd7E5xw

  • Mojo Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    Mojo Band 2019 UIL Region VI Performance

    The Permian High School Mojo Band Performed it's 2019 Region VI UIL Show titled "Permian Pictures" at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 19, 2019, at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa. The show celebrates the 60th anniversary of Permian High School. The band received a Division I rating from the judges. Also view on our YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIy_vst6aUU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1yCB2Lds-JKdPCtnkXUycxNld4vEri4uLS44TB0eEE7CcodUC99ou6nHQ

  • DPS chase suspect in residential Odessa

    DPS chase suspect in residential Odessa

    A chase that started in Andrews County led DPS officers and Ector County deputies on a high speed chase involving a white BMW around Odessa Friday afternoon. 

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  • Love Conquers Hate

    Love Conquers Hate

    Love conquers hate at halftime of El Paso Franklin vs. Odessa Permian game last night. Well done #Mojoband. #WestTexasStrong

  • Update on Odessa Mass Shooter

    Update on Odessa Mass Shooter

    OPD Chief Mike Gerke during a Monday news conference at UTPB said Seth Ator, 36, had a dispute with his employer, Journey Oilfield Services, and that both Ator and someone from the company called 911.

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott News Conference on Odessa Mass Shooting

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott News Conference on Odessa Mass Shooting

    Gov. Greg Abbott, state legislators and top law enforcement officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement came together to offer their support and praise for the Odessa community as it deals with the tragedy of seven dead and 22 injured in a mass shooting Saturday.

  • MCH Press Conference

    MCH Press Conference

    Five people are dead and 21 others are injured following a traffic stop on Interstate 20 near Midland where a Department of Public Safety officer was shot by a gunman who then went on a shooting spree Aug. 31, 2019, around Odessa before being shot to death by law enforcement.

  • OPD Press Conference on Shootings Across Odessa and Midland

    OPD Press Conference on Shootings Across Odessa and Midland

    Five people are dead and 21 others are injured following a traffic stop on Interstate 20 near Midland where a Department of Public Safety officer was shot by a gunman who then went on a shooting spree around Odessa Aug. 31, 2019, before being shot to death by law enforcement. OPD Chief Michael Gerke said during a press conference he believed the threat was over.

  • Permian head coach Jeff Ellison

    Permian head coach Jeff Ellison

    Permian head coach Jeff Ellison speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

  • Permian senior Easton Hernandez

    Permian senior Easton Hernandez

    Permian senior quarterback Easton Hernandez speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

  • Odessa High head coach Danny Servance

    Odessa High head coach Danny Servance

    Odessa High head coach Danny Servance speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff about the upcoming high school football season.

  • Odessa High senior Brandton McLendon

    Odessa High senior Brandton McLendon

    Odessa High senior Brandton McLendon speaks with members of the Odessa American sports staff.