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Griffin's triple-double lifts Clippers over Rockets 117-101

HOUSTON — Blake Griffin had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double to lift the Chris Paul-less Los Angeles Clippers to a 117-101 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Chirinos' sacrifice fly in 9th lifts Rangers past Astros
Posted: May 05, 2015

HOUSTON — The Texas Rangers got a much-needed win in a close game and cooled off the hottest team in baseball.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Spurs facing most uncertain future ever under Popovich
Posted: May 04, 2015

SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs are facing their most uncertain future ever under Gregg Popovich.

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Platret selected to compete at NCAA Regional in Lubbock
Posted: May 04, 2015

EDINBURG — The NCAA Men’s Golf Selection Committee announced on Monday that UTPA freshman Nicolas Platret has been selected to compete in the 2015 NCAA Regional in Lubbock from May 14-16 at the Rawls Course.

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Sunday 05/03/2015
Joesaar’s decision highlights busy Broncs offseason
Posted: May 03, 2015

EDINBURG — UTPA men’s basketball coach Dan Hipsher enters the summer unsure whether leading scorer Janari Joesaar will be returning for his junior season.

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UTPA takes series finale against North Dakota
Posted: May 03, 2015

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The UTPA baseball team closed out is three-game series at North Dakota (UND) with a 4-3 win in 10 innings on Sunday at Kraft Memorial Field.

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UTPA’s Williams pressing toward WAC Championships
Posted: May 03, 2015

EDINBURG — UTPA senior Leocajuan Williams’ shins are sore, and her knees have been hurting since last season. Trainers have told her she has tendinitis. After three years, the grind of competitive triple jump and long jump has started to take a toll.

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Fight week arrives in the Rio Grande Valley
Posted: May 03, 2015

Nevermind about Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, or even Canelo vs. Kirkland, it’s time for fight week in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Texas only team without consecutive Ws after 7-1 loss to A's
Posted: May 03, 2015

ARLINGTON — Yovani Gallardo and the Texas Rangers are the only ones left without consecutive wins in the major leagues this season.

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Paul questionable as Clippers and Rockets begin series
Posted: May 03, 2015

HOUSTON — When the Houston Rockets open their second-round Western Conference playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, it will have been six days since they last played.

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Astros win 10th in row, Gattis homers twice to beat Mariners
Posted: May 03, 2015

HOUSTON — Now that Evan Gattis has joined the party, the Houston Astros seem to be celebrating every day.

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Saturday 05/02/2015
UTPA drop second straight to North Dakota
Posted: May 02, 2015

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The UTPA baseball team fell to the North Dakota 2-0 on Saturday at Kraft Memorial Field.

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Cowboys grab sliding pass rusher Randy Gregory in 2nd round
Posted: May 02, 2015

IRVING — The Dallas Cowboys drafted Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory with the 60th overall pick in the draft Friday night, adding another player with off-the-field issues to their defensive line.

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Texans select LB McKinney in 2nd round and WR Strong in 3rd
Posted: May 02, 2015

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans don't expect Jaelen Strong to fill the void left when seven-time Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson was released.

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Friday 05/01/2015
UTPA baseball drops series opener at North Dakota
Posted: May 01, 2015

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The UTPA baseball team fell to North Dakota 5-3 on Friday at Kraft Memorial Field.

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UTPA men's basketball adds fifth-year transfer from Alabama
Posted: May 01, 2015

EDINBURG — UTPA men’s basketball head coach Dan Hipsher announced on Friday the signing of 6-6, 220-pound forward Dakota Slaughter, a fifth-year transfer from the University of Alabama, to a scholarship agreement for the 2015-16 academic year.

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UTPA women's golf adds three for 2015-16
Posted: May 01, 2015

EDINBURG — UTPA women’s golf coach Risë Alexander announced on Friday the additions of Emma Mesta, Geraldine Torrellas and Jessica Young to the roster for the 2015-16 academic year.

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Altuve's RBI single in 10th lifts Astros past Mariners
Posted: May 01, 2015

HOUSTON — Having found the kind of stride that eluded them for years, the Houston Astros are getting good at grinding out wins.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Clippers elude Spurs in Game 6, force Game 7 on Saturday
Posted: April 30, 2015

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Blake Griffin had 26 points and 12 rebounds and Chris Paul had 19 points and 15 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers held on for a 102-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round series.

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Cowboys take UConn CB Jones in 1st round
Posted: April 30, 2015

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Byron Jones sensed in his conversation with Dallas owner Jerry Jones that the Cowboys had some anxious moments before their late first-round pick Thursday night.

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Texans pick Johnson in 1st round
Posted: April 30, 2015

HOUSTON — Houston general manager Rick Smith didn't shy away from Kevin Johnson in Thursday's NFL draft because of he had academic problems early in his college career.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
Houston beats Dallas 103-94 to advance to second round
Posted: April 29, 2015

HOUSTON — James Harden's message was simple and clear after the Houston Rockets’ first playoff series victory since 2009.

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Rangers offense struggles again in 2-1 loss to Mariners
Posted: April 29, 2015

ARLINGTON — Take Mitch Moreland out of the lineup and the Texas Rangers have only one player hitting better than .235.

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
Offensively challenged Rangers lose 3-1 to Mariners
Posted: April 28, 2015

ARLINGTON — The Texas Rangers could certainly use a bat like Josh Hamilton's, even if not at his MVP form of five years ago.

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Monday 04/27/2015
Texans could replace Andre Johnson at draft
Posted: April 27, 2015

HOUSTON — Andre Johnson is gone and the Houston Texans could use some help at wide receiver.

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Nowitzki still working with Mavs in trouble against Rockets
Posted: April 27, 2015

DALLAS — As usual, Dirk Nowitzki stayed on the practice court long after the rest of the Dallas players, shooting jumper after jumper on a day between first-round playoff games against Houston.

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Hamilton traded back to Texas after troubled Angels stint
Posted: April 27, 2015

ARLINGTON — Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers after two troubled seasons with the Los Angeles Angels filled with poor performance, injuries and an alcohol and drug relapse.

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UTPA women's soccer to host two summer camps
Posted: April 27, 2015

EDINBURG — The UTPA women’s soccer team announced on Monday that it will host two summer camps, a Future Legends Soccer Academy for girls ages 8-to-13 June 22-25, and an Elite Showcase for high school and junior college women’s soccer players July 22-25, at the UTPA Soccer and Track & Field Complex.

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UTPA men's golf signs three to NLIs
Posted: April 27, 2015

EDINBURG — UTPA men’s golf head coach Armen Kirakossian announced on Monday the signings of Casto Gomez-Ruiz, Andres Gonzalez and Pedro Lamadrid to National Letters of Intent (NLI) for the 2015-16 academic year.

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UTPA Baseball Notebook: Freshman Gonzalez strong in bullpen
Posted: April 27, 2015

EDINBURG — As a starting pitcher in high school, UTPA freshman Johnny Gonzalez got used to a certain routine. Start with some stretching, throw a little long toss, then move into the bullpen and start warming up. The process took about 30 minutes.

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Ellis, Barea keep Mavs alive with 121-109 win over Rockets
Posted: April 27, 2015

DALLAS — Monta Ellis scored 31 points, J.J. Barea had 17 points and 13 assists in his first playoff start since boosting Dallas' run to the 2011 championship and the Mavericks avoided elimination with a 121-109 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night.

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Sunday 04/26/2015
Gattis, Astros rally in 9th, sweep 3-game set from Athletics
Posted: April 26, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — Evan Gattis broke out of his early season slump with a crisp two-run single. The Astros' clean-up hitter then drove in the winning runs on a pitch up above his shoulders.

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UTPA men's tennis loses WAC Championship in final set
Posted: April 26, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The UTPA men’s tennis team took No. 1 seed New Mexico State to the last set of the championship match of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament but fell 3-4 on Sunday at the Plaza Tennis Center.

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UTPA athletics announces student-athlete awards
Posted: April 26, 2015

EDINBURG — The UTPA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics recognized 13 award winners at their student-athlete banquet on Sunday at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

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Martin's 11th-inning HR helps Rangers beat Angels
Posted: April 26, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Texas Rangers were glad to see their eight-game road trip end with a victory after three straight losses, although Nick Martinez was sorry to see his dominant month of April come to an end.

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Paul, Clippers even series with 114-105 win over Spurs
Posted: April 26, 2015

SAN ANTONIO — The Los Angeles Clippers answered their worst loss in playoff history with one of their most uplifting victories.

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UTPA women's tennis loses WAC Championship match to New Mexico State
Posted: April 26, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The No. 2 seed UTPA women’s tennis team fell 0-4 to No. 1 seed New Mexico State in the championship match of the WAC Tournament on Sunday at the Plaza Tennis Center.

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UTPA baseball drops series finale to Northern Colorado
Posted: April 26, 2015

EDINBURG — The UTPA baseball team fell to Northern Colorado 8-7 to close out the series on Sunday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

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Weslaco's Garcia returns to ring with a win
Posted: April 26, 2015

Weslaco junior middleweight Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia has resumed his winning ways.

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Saturday 04/25/2015
Altuve leads Astros to 9-3 victory over Athletics
Posted: April 25, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — The pitching has been stellar, the lineup much deeper and the progress the Houston Astros showed in spring training has carried over to the opening month of the season.

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UTPA baseball takes middle game from Northern Colorado
Posted: April 25, 2015

EDINBURG — The UTPA baseball team beat Northern Colorado 5-2 in the regularly scheduled game on Saturday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

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UTPA women's tennis on to WAC title match after win over UMKC
Posted: April 25, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The No. 2 seeded UTPA women’s tennis team punched its ticket to the championship match of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament after they defeated No. 3 seeded Missouri-Kansas City 4-2 on Saturday at the Overland Park Racquet Club.

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UTPA baseball drops completion of suspended game
Posted: April 25, 2015

EDINBURG — The UTPA baseball team brought the winning run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth before completing a 10-8 loss to Northern Colorado on Saturday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

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UTPA track and field closes out Drake Relays with hammer throw
Posted: April 25, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa — Juniors Javier Carretero and Cristina Santiago Bravo closed out the Drake Relays for the University of Texas-Pan American Broncs men’s and women’s track and field teams with the hammer throw on Saturday at Drake Stadium.

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Leonard leads Spurs to 100-73 win over Spurs and 2-1 lead
Posted: April 25, 2015

SAN ANTONIO — Kawhi Leonard has a passion for playing defense, but the San Antonio Spurs forward does not want to be regarded a one-dimensional player.

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Harden, Howard lead Rockets to 130-128 win, 3-0 lead on Mavs
Posted: April 25, 2015

DALLAS — James Harden deferred to Dwight Howard and his role players when Houston swept two games at home to open a first-round series against Dallas.

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Friday 04/24/2015
UTPA NOTEBOOK: Broncs' Platret wins WAC golf title
Posted: April 24, 2015

EDINBURG — After dropping into a tie for sixth place on the second day of the WAC Golf Championship, UTPA freshman Nicolas Platret knew he would need a huge final round to have a shot at the title. Sitting at even par, he expected to have to move to eight- or nine-under par.

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Barroso finishes in 17th in the 400-meter hurdles at Drake Relays
Posted: April 24, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa — UTPA women’s track and field hurdler Deandra Barroso posted a 17th-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays on Friday at Drake Stadium.

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Spurs' Leonard selected NBA Defensive Player of the Year
Posted: April 24, 2015

SAN ANTONIO — Kawhi Leonard is keeping some Hall of Fame company.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Loncar quickly stepping forward for Broncs baseball
Posted: April 23, 2015

EDINBURG — Junior Cole Loncar came to the UTPA baseball team this season not just hoping to be one of the Broncs centerpieces, but expecting it.

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UTPA men's tennis trio earns All-WAC honors
Posted: April 23, 2015

EDINBURG — The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) announced on Thursday that UTPA men’s tennis student-athletes Juan Cruz Soria, Hector Ramirez and Koby Jansen have earned All-WAC honors for their performances throughout the season.

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