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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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Wednesday 08/12/2020

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 LOOKING BACK: July 25 memories

Thursday 07/23/2020

GOLF: Beaty and Cruz preparing for City Championship LOOKING BACK: July 24 memories

Wednesday 07/22/2020

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Senior Series postponed

Joe Kelly's suspension reduced to 5 games on appeal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly had his suspension for throwing pitches near the heads of Houston hitters reduced to five games on appeal.

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Neymar inspires late PSG recovery vs Atalanta to reach semis

LISBON (AP) — Through so many exasperating moments in front of goal — too many for the world's most expensive footballer — Neymar persevered, determined to rescue Paris Saint-Germain.

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A's hit 3 HRs, Laureano's 3 fine catches help top Angels 8-4

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty, Matt Olson and Robbie Grossman homered, center fielder Ramón Laureano made three nifty catches and the Oakland Athletics averted a sweep with an 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.

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Plenty of eyes on Jamal Adams as Seahawks get on field

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — One of the first things Pete Carroll noticed when the Seattle Seahawks finally held their first training camp practice Wednesday was the lack of the noise that in the past has come from a hillside full of fans.

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Castroneves gets refresher course in quest for 4th Indy win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves understands the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval better than most.

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Coco Gauff, 16, beats No. 2 seed to reach Lexington quarters

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — American teenager Coco Gauff overcame some shaky serving Wednesday to beat No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-4 and reach the Top Seed Open quarterfinals with her third career victory over a top-15 opponent.

Updated: 7:05 pm | See more

Turner helps Indiana hold off Harden rally to beat Rockets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Myles Turner had 18 points, reserve Edmond Sumner added a season-high 17 and Indiana held off a late rally by Houston and James Harden to break a five-game losing streak to the Rockets, 108-104 on Wednesday.

Updated: 7:05 pm | See more

Red Sox put Benintendi on injured list with rib cage strain

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Andrew Benintendi on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a right rib cage strain and recalled right-hander Ryan Weber from their alternate training site to take his spot on the roster.

Updated: 7:05 pm | See more

Bergeron scores in 2nd OT, Bruins beat Hurricanes in Game 1

TORONTO (AP) — After being told to come back the next morning because another game lasted five overtimes, the Boston Bruins didn't want to repeat history so quickly.

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Cowboys' Prescott has eye on present without long-term deal

Dak Prescott stuck with his virtual hiatus trying to get a long-term contract that never came during the offseason.

Updated: 7:05 pm | See more

The Latest: No fans for Saints home opener against Bucs

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

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Dbacks bop Rockies 13-7; Blackmon hitless, drops under .500

DENVER (AP) — Starling Marte homered and drove in four runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks battered the Colorado Rockies 13-7 Wednesday in a Coors Field slugfest featuring 34 hits, but none by blistering Charlie Blackmon.

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Drivers get on track at empty Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal walked through Gasoline Alley tapping away on his phone, no fear of bumping into anyone as he took a break during the first day of Indianapolis 500 practice.

Updated: 6:49 pm | See more

Yeoman, who coached Houston for 25 seasons, dead at 92

HOUSTON (AP) — Bill Yeoman, the longtime Houston football coach who led the Cougars to four Southwest Conference titles and a school-record 160 victories, has died. He was 92.

Updated: 7:05 pm | See more

NFL, union agree to extend daily coronavirus testing

The NFL extended daily coronavirus testing for players and staff until further notice even though the positive test rate from the first two weeks of camp has been less than 1 percent.

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Remaining East matchups set: Heat-Pacers, Celtics-76ers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Eastern Conference playoff field is set, and the final day of the regular season will bring a preview of a first-round matchup.

6:07 pm | See more

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