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The Galveston County Daily News : Sports

August 20, 2014

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Teenager struck by lightning breathing on his own

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials in southern New Mexico say a 13-year-old middle school student who was critically injured by lighting during football practice is breathing on his own.

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MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 3:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business.

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Kent State starting center dies at 21
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 3:03 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.

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Manfred, Torre take ice bucket challenge for ALS
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 3:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball officials are not afraid of getting their feet wet for a good cause. Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred, Hall of Famer Joe Torre and more than 160 baseball employees poured ice water over their heads outside the league's Manhattan headquarters Wednesday to raise money for ALS.

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7-year sentence for boxer turned bank robber
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 3:03 pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former world champion boxer convicted of several bank robberies to seven years in prison, handing down a lighter sentence in part because of the defendant's boxing-related injuries, his difficult childhood and a mistake by a Georgia court in 2001 that resulted in his spending additional years in prison.

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Hoyer gets starting spot over rookie Manziel
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 3:03 pm

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer barely held on to the starting job.

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PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 3:03 pm

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Eight extra point kicks from the longer distance — usually 33 yards — were missed during the NFL's experiment in the first two weeks of the preseason.

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Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 3:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.

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Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 2:00 pm

BOSTON (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.

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