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Saturday 05/30/2020
For father battling cancer, a graduation to victory lane

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jacob Foxworthy and his parents waited patiently as their car crawled through pit road at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on this most unusual of graduation days.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little fighting cancer

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little, who starred in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a former Syracuse Orange teammate who has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for treatment costs.

Roosevelt Taylor, 82, safety on Bears' 1963 title team, dies

Roosevelt Taylor, a star safety on the Chicago Bears' 1963 NFL championship team, has died. He was 82.

Friday 05/29/2020
The Latest: West Indies cricket cutting pay by 50%

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

Aldon Smith says he's better man, seeks revival with Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith had already been suspended from the NFL several years when his ailing grandmother implored him to change his life before she died of complications from Lou Gehrig's disease.

49ers edge rusher Dee Ford aims for healthy second season

San Francisco edge rusher Dee Ford had an “extensive cleanup” operation for the tendinitis in his left knee that limited his effectiveness in his first season with the 49ers.

Ex-Colts GM Ryan Grigson joins Browns' staff as top adviser

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Colts general manager Ryan Grigson was hired Friday as a senior adviser for the Cleveland Browns, reuniting with general manager Andrew Berry.

Analysis: Onside kicks versus fourth-and-15s

For a league that took so many years to find a catch rule that makes sense — we think the current one does that — it can't be a surprise that the somewhat radical proposal of an alternative to the onside kick has been tabled.

Colts hoping for lucrative payoff from betting big on Rivers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich jumped right into research mode when he knew Philip Rivers would hit free agency.

Thursday 05/28/2020
Panthers agree to terms with free agent CB Eli Apple

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Eli Apple.

McCarthy prepping for Cowboys job from old home of Green Bay

Mike McCarthy has spent most of his first offseason as coach of the Dallas Cowboys at home in Green Bay.

NFL, EA agree to extension of Madden video game franchise

The Madden franchise will continue to be a part of the gaming universe for at least the next six years.

Jets' Flacco 'embracing' backup role but not done as starter

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Flacco has hoisted the Lombardi Trophy and been the Super Bowl MVP.

Seahawks add another RB option by signing Carlos Hyde

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks added another option at running back by signing veteran Carlos Hyde to a one-year deal Thursday.

Cardinals' Peterson to those who doubt him: "Wait and see"

Patrick Peterson is about six weeks shy of his 30th birthday. Judging by a modest decline over the past few seasons, it's easy to believe his best playing days are behind him.

NFL coaches could return to team facilities next week

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is hopeful that coaches will be able to return to their team facilities by next week.

AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return

Chris Thompson is an NFL running back. He also is the father of a 4-month-old daughter, Kali. Guess which of those facts matters more to him when he ponders eventually returning to work amid a pandemic.

Browns stay interested in Clowney while building solid line

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett on one end. Jadeveon Clowney on the other.

'We have to touch each other': Sports in the COVID-19 world

A sampling of thoughts from some of the more than two dozen athletes from 11 sports that The Associated Press spoke to about resuming competition amid the coronavirus pandemic:

Wednesday 05/27/2020
Pro sports can resume in Pennsylvania, without spectators

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Professional sports can resume in Pennsylvania where the governor's stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the coronavirus is no longer in force, but without spectators, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Wednesday.

The Latest: NBA reminding teams players overseas can return

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

Brown says learning must be accelerated on Seahawks O-line

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Whenever the Seattle Seahawks finally get together in person, Duane Brown will see plenty of unfamiliar faces on the offensive line.

Quieter Mayfield knows Year 3 vital for him after rough '19

Baker Mayfield went back to his roots during this strange offseason, a time he's used to reflect and forget a season that didn't go well for the Browns' brash quarterback.

Patriots' McCourty feeling good after offseason surgery

BOSTON (AP) — Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty has experienced lots of change during his 11-year NFL career.

AP Source: NFL drops booth official proposal to aid calls

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has tabled a proposal for a booth official who would aid calls by using a video feed, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.

Packers' Jones says his contract status won't distract him

Packers running back Aaron Jones says he wants to remain in Green Bay for his entire career and that he won’t let speculation about his future distract him as he enters the final season of his contract.

With NFL in limbo, Dolphins stadium unveils drive-in movies

FORT LAUDERDALE Fla. (AP) — It's as close to the end zone as Miami Dolphins fans are going to get for now. Months after hosting the Super Bowl, Hard Rock Stadium is converting into both a drive-in and open-air move theater.

Analysis: NFL blew it with pass interference reviews rule

Remember back to the NFC championship game in the 2018 season. Deep in the fourth quarter at the Superdome.

Tuesday 05/26/2020
Jalen Ramsey won't skip Rams camp; deal 'will get handled'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jalen Ramsey says he will definitely report to training camp with the Los Angeles Rams for the final year of his rookie contract.

Fitzpatrick: modified schedule could benefit Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minkah Fitzpatrick is missing the somewhat leisurely pace of the NFL's organized team activities, when free time in the evenings allows teammates to develop the chemistry the Steelers safety considers critical to success.

Some big names remain unsigned late in NFL's odd offseason

NEW YORK (AP) — Offseason shopping is still in full swing in the NFL.

Dolphins owner: There definitely will be an NFL season

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he's confident the NFL will play in 2020, with or without spectators.

Murphy says outdoor graduations permitted starting July 6

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey schools can hold outdoor graduation ceremonies starting July 6, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday.

Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature three hosts in remote settings and a changed focus. Instead of honoring the past year's top athletes and moments in sports, the show is celebrating heroism and humanitarian aid.

Monday 05/25/2020
PGA, NFL stars attract nearly 6 million viewers in TV match

ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV.

Woods, Manning win a TV charity match as good as real thing

Tom Brady delivered the shot of the match that made it easy to forget the rest of his swings. Tiger Woods didn't miss a fairway and earned a small measure of revenge against Phil Mickelson.

Saturday 05/23/2020
Out of the Woods: Tiger emerges for TV match with Lefty, QBs

The purpose is to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief efforts, and provide entertainment with four of the biggest stars from the PGA Tour and NFL.

Saints adding ex-Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Linebacker Anthony Chickillo has agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints after playing the last five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Packers' run defense eager for redemption after playoff loss

Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine believes his team’s run defense is much better than its last showing.

Column: Sloan, other coaching greats who were denied a title

Jerry Sloan was undoubtedly one of the greatest coaches in NBA history.

SiriusXM radio calls audibles for sports shows in pandemic

When you oversee 19 sports stations, radio programming is a daily challenge. During a pandemic, it can become like throwing a no-hitter, scoring a hat trick and winning a NASCAR race all in one.

Friday 05/22/2020
Jets, QB Joe Flacco agree to terms on 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and quarterback Joe Flacco have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, the 2013 Super Bowl MVP's agency announced on Twitter.

New England bishop takes tongue-in-cheek shot at Tom Brady

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop in New England says not even a Hail Mary is going to help Tom Brady win a seventh Super Bowl championship now that he's with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NFL QBs holding passing sessions minus bonding activities

Some NFL quarterbacks are still finding ways to hold throwing sessions with receivers during the coronavirus pandemic, though things look much different.

Packers' Montravius Adams faces marijuana, driving charges

ELKO, Ga. (AP) — Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams was arrested in Georgia this week and charged with marijuana and driving offenses.

Thursday 05/21/2020
Odenigbo's opportunity: Vikings pass rusher now in key role

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings, like the rest of the NFL during this virus-restricted offseason, have been forced to rely on virtual instruction over video conference calls between staff and players.

Rams' Aaron Donald: Football without fans 'wouldn't be fun'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Donald is not thrilled about the prospect of playing football without fans.

Age-defying Gore still running, excited to help Jets win

NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Gore just keeps running — defying logic and Father Time with each hard-fought yard.

Falcons CB Oliver ready for leadership role in secondary

ATLANTA (AP) — Whenever some sense of normalcy returns to the NFL, Isaiah Oliver knows there will be a new role waiting for him as a leader in the Atlanta Falcons’ secondary.

NFL looks at adding "booth umpire" and tech adviser for refs

The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating crew.

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Friday 05/29/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE PRESENTED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Olivas balances out schoolwork, athletics LOOKING BACK: May 30 memories

Thursday 05/28/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE PRESENTED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Roberts finishes high school with milestone year LOOKING BACK: May 29 memories

Wednesday 05/27/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE PRESENTED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Lopez's work and patience pay off LOOKING BACK: May 28 Memories

Tuesday 05/26/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE PRESENTED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Alpine's Watley shines on and off the field SCHOLAR ATHLETE PRESENTED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Dominguez navigates through obstacles LOOKING BACK: May 27 memories

Monday 05/25/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE SPONSORED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: McCamey's Harrold puts in the work to succeed LOOKING BACK: May 26 memories

Sunday 05/24/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE SPONSORED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Navarrette hopes to return to athletics as a coach LOOKING BACK: May 25 memories

Saturday 05/23/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE SPONSORED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Noyola maintains high level in academics, athletics HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Camacho signs to play at UTPB LOOKING BACK: May 24 memories RODEO: West of the Pecos Rodeo postponed

Friday 05/22/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE PRESENTED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Seminole's Stokes makes impact on field, in classroom LOOKING BACK: May 23 Memories

Thursday 05/21/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE PRESENTED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Seminole's Carter balances plenty of demands on time COLLEGE SIGNINGS: Permian pair Sullivan, Bedrick to continue baseball careers at Hardin-Simmons LOOKING BACK: May 22 Memories

Wednesday 05/20/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE PRESENTED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Greenwood’s Huber driven to succeed on and off the court LOOKING BACK: May 21 Memories

Tuesday 05/19/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE SPONSORED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Mayfield focused on the task at hand LOOKING BACK: May 20 memories

Monday 05/18/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE SPONSORED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Corralez surprised by scholar honor LOOKING BACK: May 19 memories

Sunday 05/17/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE PRESENTED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Van Horn's Corralez makes most of chances to succeed LOOKING BACK: May 18 Memories

Saturday 05/16/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE PRESENTED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Iraan's Kent has plenty of success balancing full plate RUNNING: Annual Root Beer Run goes virtual during pandemic LOOKING BACK: May 17 Memories

Friday 05/15/2020

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Six OHS players sign to play at UTPB SCHOLAR ATHLETE SPONSORED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Iraan's McGhee racing full speed toward goals LOOKING BACK: May 16 memories

Thursday 05/14/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE SPONSORED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Gray continues to plan ahead COLLEGE SPORTS: Odessa College coaches being cautious with return to recruiting LOOKING BACK: May 15 memories

Wednesday 05/13/2020

LOOKING BACK: May 14 memories SCHOLAR ATHLETE SPONSORED BY ODESSA COLLEGE: Wink's multi-faceted Smith seemingly never slows down

Tuesday 05/12/2020


Monday 05/11/2020

SCHOLAR ATHLETE: Terry manages tough schedule to become Pecos' female scholar athlete LOOKING BACK: May 12 memories

Sunday 05/10/2020

LOOKING BACK: May 11 memories

Saturday 05/09/2020

LOOKING BACK: May 10 memories FOOTBALL: UTPB offering class examining impact of American football

Friday 05/08/2020

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Welch named new head coach at Permian COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Odessa College adds Permian graduate Harkrider as transfer

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