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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian and OHS return to action

The Permian volleyball team returns to the court Friday to open play at the Big Cat Classic Volleyball Tournament at Godley High School.

8:16 pm | See more

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Monahans Loboes

MONAHANS For as long as most people can remember, the Monahans football program has been known for its ability to run the ball well.  

11:45 pm | See more

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Pecos Eagles

PECOS When asked about the most important lesson he learned last year, Pecos  head coach Chad Olson focused on relationships.

11:45 pm | See more

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Kermit Yellow Jackets

KERMIT The buzz has quieted down a bit in the northern part of Winkler County.

11:45 pm | See more

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian wraps up in Granbury

GRANBURY The Permian volleyball team finished up play on the final day of the Granbury Tournament Saturday at Granbury High School.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High wraps up tournament play in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO The Odessa High volleyball team finished play at the Nita Vannoy Memorial Tournament Saturday, finishing 1-2 during Bronze Division Play at Lincoln Middle School.

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HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Odessa High has a pair of close calls in Basin Brawl

The Odessa High tennis team was on the losing end of a pair of close losses, falling to Midland Lee 11-8 and El Paso Eastwood 10-9 Saturday of the Basin Brawl at the Bob Clark Tennis Center at Odessa High School.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Crane Golden Cranes

CRANE For the second time in three years, the Golden Cranes will be under the direction of a new head football coach, with Jeff Cordell hired in June to take over the program.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Alpine Fightin' Bucks

ALPINE Alpine would certainly like to end its recent woes in the state playoffs, and with nine starters coming back this year, there’s hope that the Fightin’ Bucks can finally bring an end to their one-and-done streak.

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HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Odessa High bounces back with afternoon victory at Basin Brawl

Odessa High head tennis coach Katelyn Watts knew something had to change.

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HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Permian splits on first day of Basin Brawl

The Permian Panthers tennis team shook off a rough showing against Lubbock-Cooper in the first round of the Basin Brawl on Friday morning by squeezing past San Angelo Lake View in the afternoon at Pat Wikse Courts.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High opens up play in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO The Odessa High volleyball team dropped two-of-three matches during the first day of competition at the Nita Vannoy Tournament Friday in San Angelo.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian has tough day on the road

GRANBURY The Permian volleyball team struggled during the second day of competition at the Granbury Tournament Friday at Granbury High School.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Iraan Braves

IRAAN For the third time in as many seasons, the Iraan Braves football team will be under the direction of a new head coach.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: McCamey

McCAMEY Things have gone pretty smoothly for the McCamey football program over the last two seasons, racking up back-to-back district titles and 18 victories under head coach Fred Staugh.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Wink Wildcats

WINK Wildcats head coach Brian Gibson doesn’t remember the last time he had a team with this much depth.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Andrews outlasts Odessa High in marathon match

What looked to be a clean sweep turned into a marathon match and a nearly completed dramatic comeback.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Lady Panthers sweep San Angelo Lake View

The Permian volleyball team continued its strong early start to the season as the Lady Panthers swept San Angelo Lake View (25-13, 25-10, 25-16) Tuesday at the Permian Fieldhouse.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian begins practice

Permian quarterback Easton Hernandez didn’t get much sleep Sunday night.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High takes the field for start of a new season

As the sun rose on the start of another week, so too did the players for the Odessa High football team.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High, Permian return home for nondistrict matches

Both the Odessa High and Permian volleyball teams return home to host a pair of nondistrict matches in the second full week of the season.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Fort Davis Indians

FORT DAVIS Going into the 2019 season, the Fort Davis Indians might have a new head coach but it’s not anyone new to the program who is taking charge.

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Van Horn Eagles

VAN HORN Van Horn head coach Brock Tyrrell understands the challenge facing the Eagles during the upcoming season.

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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bronchos have solid opening weekend

MONAHANS The Odessa High volleyball team, perfect on the first day of competition, couldn’t keep the momentum going during bracket play at the Monahans Tournament Saturday at the Jerry Larned Sports Complex.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Fort Stockton Panthers TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds shut out Naturals HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian and OHS return to action WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER: FAlcons picked 13th in preseason poll

Tuesday 08/20/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Monahans Loboes COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UTPB projected to finish 11th in preseason poll COLLEGE SOCCER: UTPB picked 10th in LSC preseason standings

Monday 08/19/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Pecos Eagles GOLF: Former Permian golfer Parks qualifies for U.S. Mid-Amateur COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Lady Wranglers building team chemistry as new season approaches COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Friel hopeful for explosive senior year

Sunday 08/18/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Kermit Yellow Jackets TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds win in extra innings HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian wraps up in Granbury HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High wraps up tournament play in San Angelo HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Odessa High has a pair of close calls in Basin Brawl

Saturday 08/17/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Crane Golden Cranes COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UTPB ends first week of practice with scrimmage

Friday 08/16/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Alpine Fightin' Bucks HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Odessa High bounces back with afternoon victory at Basin Brawl HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Permian splits on first day of Basin Brawl HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High opens up play in San Angelo COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UTPB set to hold first scrimmage HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian has tough day on the road

Thursday 08/15/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Iraan Braves

Wednesday 08/14/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: McCamey COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB to compete in season-opening tournament GOLF: Former Odessa College golfer Waters misses cut at U.S. Amateur

Tuesday 08/13/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Wink Wildcats HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Andrews outlasts Odessa High in marathon match HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Lady Panthers sweep San Angelo Lake View COLLEGE TENNIS: UTPB names Ugalde as new head coach

Monday 08/12/2019

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian begins practice HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Odessa High takes the field for start of a new season COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UTPB gets early start for upcoming season HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High, Permian return home for nondistrict matches COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Fort Davis Indians COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Van Horn Eagles

Sunday 08/11/2019

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bronchos have solid opening weekend FOOTBALL: UTPB, Odessa High, Permian set to start HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Permian earns third place in Monahans GOLF: Adams earns title in extra holes TEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Hooks pull closer to RockHounds

Saturday 08/10/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Marfa Shorthorns

Friday 08/09/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Balmorhea Bears HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Odessa High sweeps opening matches at Monahans Tournament GOLF: Local trio in the mix after opening round of North Amateur

Thursday 08/08/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Grandfalls-Royalty Cowboys

Wednesday 08/07/2019

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF 2019: Buena Vista Longhorns

Top seed Wang rallies to reach Bronx Open semifinals

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-seeded Wang Qiang rallied from a dismal start to beat Anna Blinkova 0-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Thursday and reach the semifinals of the Bronx Open.

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Hendricks, Cubs edge Giants 1-0 for 5th straight win

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Wrigley Field plays like two different ballparks depending on the elements.

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Zappos.com making gift to refurbish Louisville stadium seats

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Online apparel retailer Zappos.com has made a five-year, $1.5 million commitment to Louisville athletics to refurbish lower bowl seats in Cardinal Stadium and restore their red color.

5:42 pm | See more

Cervelli granted release by Pirates, aims to join contender

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are parting ways with veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli, who's worked his way back from another concussion and is hoping to catch on with a contender.

Updated: 6:03 pm | See more

Trump awards Medal of Freedom to NBA star Bob Cousy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump presented 91-year-old basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, praising the Boston Celtics star as "one of the all-time greats in the history of sports."

Updated: 6:03 pm | See more

NFL 2019: Browns not clowns, maybe title contenders

CLEVELAND (AP) — Those rabid, barking Browns fans have suffered in sadness longer than any group in the NFL, bar none.

Updated: 5:45 pm | See more

Gilgeous-Alexander prepares to help fill Westbrook's role

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wants to temper expectations. Maybe that is understandable.

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Angels shut down rookie pitcher Griffin Canning for season

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels rookie right-hander Griffin Canning will miss the rest of the season with mild elbow inflammation.

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Sabres Dahlin tells AP he's better prepared for 2nd season

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Last season didn't sit well with Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin.

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Thomas loses cushion, shares lead in Tour Championship

ATLANTA (AP) — Xander Schauffele had a 6-under 64 for the best opening round at East Lake by two shots. It was only worth a share of the lead Thursday in a Tour Championship where 30 players were given a head start based on their position in the FedEx Cup.

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Rossi eyes race wins to regain ground in IndyCar title chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alexander Rossi learned from a headline that Takuma Sato's team had absolved its driver of blame for an opening-lap crash that harmed Rossi's championship chances.

Updated: 5:34 pm | See more

Astros defend decision to restrict reporter from clubhouse

HOUSTON (AP) — Amid criticism from Major League Baseball, the Houston Astros on Thursday defended the team's decision to deny a newspaper reporter access to the clubhouse until after ace pitcher Justin Verlander finished his postgame session with the media.

Updated: 5:35 pm | See more

Nashville soccer CEO: Stadium cost up as much as $75 million

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of the Nashville Soccer Club says the new MLS stadium is on schedule to open in 2022 and will cost at least $50 million more than original projections.

5:01 pm | See more

Vidal leads Mexico to 5-3 win over Campeche

CAMPECHE, Mexico (AP) -- David Vidal hit two home runs and drove in five runs, as the Diablos Rojos del Mexico defeated the Piratas de Campeche 5-3 in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday.

Updated: 5:34 pm | See more

Syracuse eliminates mention of Carrier in FB media guide

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University has eliminated mention of Carrier from references to the school's domed stadium in the 2019 football media guide.

Updated: 5:15 pm | See more

No. 6 LSU hoping Chaisson's return has transformative effect

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's K'Lavon Chaisson has one season left to fulfill the promise that once lured Tigers coach Ed Orgeron to the highly regarded pass rusher's Houston home at 4 a.m. for a recruiting pitch.

Updated: 5:15 pm | See more

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