• August 14, 2020

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2020: Fort Davis Indians

FORT DAVIS There’s been quite a bit of transition within the Fort Davis football program the past few weeks.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2020: Rankin Red Devils

Coming off a season that featured a run to the state semifinals can sometimes be followed by a rebuilding year for some schools.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Compass Academy prepares for first varsity season

The Odessa Compass Academy volleyball team has been playing at the junior varsity level the past two seasons, waiting for its chance to compete on a larger stage.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Area teams begin practicing with guidelines in place

The long-awaited first day of football practice finally came for all Class 1A-4A schools in the state on Monday.

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LOOKING BACK: July 30 memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Odessa American will feature some historical highlights for those of you having sports withdrawal during this unexpected hiatus from local, college and professional sports. Happy reading!

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Marcus Cannon opts out of 2020 season

BOSTON New England offensive lineman Marcus Cannon, a 2006 Odessa High graduate, is among six Patriots to opt out of playing this season because of health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian searching for nondistrict opponents

Permian’s 2020 football schedule is currently undergoing some tweaks as the Panthers now are searching for two replacement nondistrict opponents.

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LOOKING BACK: July 28 memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Odessa American will feature some historical highlights for those of you having sports withdrawal during this unexpected hiatus from local, college and professional sports. Happy reading!

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LOOKING BACK: July 25 memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Odessa American will feature some historical highlights for those of you having sports withdrawal during this unexpected hiatus from local, college and professional sports. Happy reading!

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LOOKING BACK: July 24 memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Odessa American will feature some historical highlights for those of you having sports withdrawal during this unexpected hiatus from local, college and professional sports. Happy reading!

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Senior Series postponed

MIDLAND The Midland RockHounds have announced the postponement of the High School Senior Series due to concerns from COVID-19, the organization said in a press release Wednesday night.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Coaches deal with UIL delay

Odessa High and Permian coaches are dealing with a sudden change of events following Tuesday’s announcement from the University Interscholastic League delaying the start of the fall athletic season for all Class 5A and 6A schools.

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LOOKING BACK: July 22 memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Odessa American will feature some historical highlights for those of you having sports withdrawal during this unexpected hiatus from local, college and professional sports. Happy reading!

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LOOKING BACK: July 20 memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Odessa American will feature some historical highlights for those of you having sports withdrawal during this unexpected hiatus from local, college and professional sports. Happy reading!

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LOOKING BACK: July 19 memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Odessa American will feature some historical highlights for those of you having sports withdrawal during this unexpected hiatus from local, college and professional sports. Happy reading!

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LOOKING BACK: July 16 memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Odessa American will feature some historical highlights for those of you having sports withdrawal during this unexpected hiatus from local, college and professional sports. Happy reading!

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BASEBALL: RockHounds to host Senior Series

MIDLAND The Midland RockHounds announced Friday the team will host the High School Senior Series, a two-day event designed to give graduating high school players one more chance to take the diamond, July 24-25 at Momentum Bank Ballpark.

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Parent-Child tournament forges ahead despite changes

Like just about everything else in today’s world, the Parent-Child Golf Tournament held at Ratliff Ranch Golf Links is going to look a little different from years past.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: UIL declares remote students eligible for activities

AUSTIN The University Interscholastic League announced Friday that students participating in remote learning offered by their school district may participate in UIL activities if they meet all other eligibility requirements.

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LOOKING BACK: July 11 memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Odessa American will feature some historical highlights for those of you having sports withdrawal during this unexpected hiatus from local, college and professional sports. Happy reading!

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LOOKING BACK: July 10 memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Odessa American will feature some historical highlights for those of you having sports withdrawal during this unexpected hiatus from local, college and professional sports. Happy reading!

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: UIL updates guidelines for summer workouts

The University Interscholastic League updated its guidelines regarding summer workouts in its latest update Wednesday.

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LOOKING BACK: July 9 memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Odessa American will feature some historical highlights for those of you having sports withdrawal during this unexpected hiatus from local, college and professional sports. Happy reading!

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: ECISD plans to sell general admission tickets for 2020 season

The Ector County Independent School District athletics department will be selling general admission tickets for the 2020 high school football season in an announcement made on social media Monday.

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LOOKING BACK: July 7 memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Odessa American will feature some historical highlights for those of you having sports withdrawal during this unexpected hiatus from local, college and professional sports. Happy reading!

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Friday 08/14/2020

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2020: Fort Davis Indians

Thursday 08/13/2020

LOOKING BACK: Aug. 14 memories COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2020: Marfa Shorthorns

Wednesday 08/12/2020

LOOKING BACK: Aug. 13 memories COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2020: Buena Vista Longhorns

Tuesday 08/11/2020

COLLEGE SOCCER: Falcons add four transfers to roster NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Phillips leaving Jackalopes for college ranks LOOKING BACK: Aug. 12 memories COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2020: Balmorhea Bears

Monday 08/10/2020

LOOKING BACK: August 11 memories COLLEGE SPORTS: UTPB adjusts to delayed LSC schedule COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2020: Grandfalls-Royalty Cowboys

Sunday 08/09/2020

LOOKING BACK: Aug. 10 memories

Saturday 08/08/2020

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2020: Rankin Red Devils LOOKING BACK: Aug. 9 memories

Friday 08/07/2020

BULL RIDING: Dougherty earns first career win at Caveman Invitational COLLEGE SPORTS: UTPB sports on hold LOOKING BACK: Aug. 8 memories COLLEGE SPORTS: Lone Star Conference postpones football, most fall sports to spring COLLEGE: Lone Star Conference postpones sports until spring

Thursday 08/06/2020

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Compass Academy prepares for first varsity season LOOKING BACK: Aug. 7 memories

Wednesday 08/05/2020

COLLEGE SPORTS: NCAA cancels Division II and Division III fall championships COLLEGE TENNIS: UTPB hires Anderson to lead program LOOKING BACK: August 6 Memories

Tuesday 08/04/2020

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB signs Division I transfer

Monday 08/03/2020

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Area teams begin practicing with guidelines in place JUNIOR GOLF: Seybert, Crow earn NTPGA area titles LOOKING BACK: August 4 Memories

Sunday 08/02/2020

LOOKING BACK: August 3 memories

Saturday 08/01/2020

LOOKING BACK: August 2 memories

Friday 07/31/2020

LOOKING BACK: August 1 Memories

Thursday 07/30/2020

LOOKING BACK: July 31 Memories

Wednesday 07/29/2020

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB adds Croatian national team player LOOKING BACK: July 30 memories

Tuesday 07/28/2020

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UTPB adds quartet of players NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Marcus Cannon opts out of 2020 season LOOKING BACK: July 29 Memories

Monday 07/27/2020

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UTPB adds No. 1 JUCO guard NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes' season-opener delayed HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian searching for nondistrict opponents LOOKING BACK: July 28 memories

Sunday 07/26/2020

GOLF: Beaty saves best for last to capture city championship LOOKING BACK: July 27 Memories

Saturday 07/25/2020

GOLF: Rogers adapts game to overcome injury COLLEGE SPORTS: ASC postpones fall sports until Spring 2021 LOOKING BACK: July 26 Memories

Friday 07/24/2020

GOLF: Cruz leads after opening round of City Championships COLLEGE SPORTS: Lone Star Conference delays start of fall sports

Court hears high-stakes Kentucky 'historical racing' case

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Supreme Court delved into a high-stakes case over the legality of “historical horse racing" machines that are lucrative moneymakers for racetracks and the thoroughbred industry.

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Johnson scores 23 points to help Raptors top Nuggets 117-109

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Stanley Johnson scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half, and the Toronto Raptors closed out their regular season with a 117-109 victory over the slipping Denver Nuggets on Friday.

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The Latest: Alabama veterans preach caution to teammates

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

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Magic say Mo Bamba out for year; center had COVID-19 in June

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Mo Bamba will not play for the Orlando Magic in this season’s playoffs, after the team announced Friday that he has left the bubble for testing related to his previous bout with coronavirus.

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Mets scratch Jacob deGrom because of neck tightness

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The New York Mets have scratched two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom from his start against the Phillies on Friday.

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Lewis, Munoz share lead at Ladies Scottish Open

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — American golfer Stacy Lewis shot a 5-under 66 for the lowest round of the week at the Ladies Scottish Open to take a share of the lead with Azahara Munoz after the second round on Friday.

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Cheptegei sets men's 5,000 world record at Monaco track meet

MONACO (AP) — Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda broke a 16-year-old world record to win the men’s 5,000 meters in 12 minutes, 35.36 seconds at Monaco on Friday.

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Broncos top draft pick Jeudy makes great first impression

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Rookie receiver Jerry Jeudy went right to work dropping jaws Friday when the Denver Broncos gathered for their first full practice of 2020 under smoky skies from wildfires burning in the Rocky Mountains.

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Browns starting C Tretter sidelined after procedure on knee

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting center JC Tretter underwent a surgical procedure on his knee Thursday and could be out for an extended period.

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Hoge remains tied for Wyndham lead halfway through round

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tom Hoge was still tied with two others for the lead halfway through the second round of the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

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In-form Horsfield shoots 64, leads Celtic Classic

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Sam Horsfield kept up his excellent form since the resumption of the European Tour by shooting 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Celtic Classic on Friday.

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Rizwan's gritty 60 holds up England, Pakistan gets to 223-9

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Mohammad Rizwan scored a gritty, unbeaten half-century to guide Pakistan past 200 against an increasingly frustrated England before bad light at the Rose Bowl brought an early end to the second day of the second test on Friday.

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Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies square off in play-in game

Memphis Grizzlies (34-39, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (35-39, eighth in the Western Conference)

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Sadness to surreal: The biggest day in Tyler Adams' career

LISBON (AP) — A day that ended with Tyler Adams producing the biggest moment in Leipzig’s history — and his own young career — started in disappointment.

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Play-in time: Blazers, Grizzlies to play Game 1 on Saturday

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Heroics were needed to get Portland and Memphis on the doorstep of the playoffs.

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5 NFL officials take a leave of absence for 2020 season

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's longest-serving on-field official was among five who have opted to take a leave of absence for the 2020 season.

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