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TCU football players boycott practice; coach apologizes

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Just when sports is returning to an even keel after being uprooted during the 2020 spring season because of the pandemic, the TCU Horned Frogs players throw a proverbial penalty flag. After TCU coach Gary Patterson allegedly used a racial slur, the team decided to not take the field for practice – even though, some players sided with coach, stating it did not occur the way the “victim” claims.

SOUTHEAST LAKES FISHING REPORT: Aug 9 to Aug 15-

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Texoma Normal Lake Level Data: USACE Current Lake Level Water Temp and Clarity: 83 Bass, Striped Action: Good Baits: Alabama Rig, Live Shad, Slabs, Top Water Locations: Flats, Main lake Catfish, Blue Action: Fair Baits: Cut Bait, Shad Locations: Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth Crappie, White Action: Fair Baits: Jigs, Live Bait, Minnows Locations: Brush structure, Docks Additional Information: Fishing has been good the past week, striped bass are biting on Top Water lures, Slabs, Live Shad, and Alabama Rigs. Crappie are moving into deeper water holding on Brush structure in about 30 ft of water.

Getting back into the swing of things

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Maeghan Poster swings at a pitch while Krislyn Anderson catches during softball practice. Summer Bryant • The Madill Record Jeylah Fernandez-Cabrales, Sophia Bryant, Aranza Salinas, Zane Douglas and other students training for the 2020 Cross Country season.

This week in sports history: July 30 to Aug. 5

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July 30 1844 1st US yacht club - NY Yacht Club organized by John Cox Stevens and 8 friends aboard the Gimcrack 1874 1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Philadelphia in British Isles 1884 Nonpareil Dempsey [John Edward Kelly] fights George Fulljames, possibly the 1st middleweight fight with boxing gloves 1905 3rd Tour de France won by Louis Trousselier of France 1908 Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris 1909 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League 1911 9th Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou of France 1930 1st FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay: Uruguay beats Argentina, 4-2 in the inaugural event 1932 X Summer Olympic Games open in Los Angeles, USA 1933 28th International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris: Fred Perry beats André Merlin 4-6, 8-6, 6-2, 7-5 to give Great Britain a 3-2 victory over France 1937 Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base and registers no put outs 1939 Tour de France: Sylvère Maes of Belgium wins his 3rd title from Frenchm n René Vietto 1947 Cincinnati Reds 16 game winning streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4 1948 Czech distance running legend Emil Zátopek wins the 10,000m at the London Olympics in 29:59.6, an Olympic record 1951 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause 1954 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles 1955 42nd Tour de France: French cyclist Louison Bobet claims last of his 3 straight general classification victories 1959 In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4 1960 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7) 1962 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago 1962 All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels) 1965 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants 1966 FIFA World Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, England: Striker Geoff Hurst scores a hat trick as England beats West Germany, 4-2 after extra time 1969 Astros Denis Menke and Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets 1971 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289) 1973 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0 1976 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball 1978 Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits & NLrecord-tying 8 HRs 1980 Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke 1980 American swimmers Mary T Meagher (2.06.37) and Craig Beardsley (1.58.21) both set 200m butterfly world records at the US National Swimming Championships at Irvine, California 1982 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats 1983 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg 1988 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month 1990 Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333 1990 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as a principal partner of NY Yankees 1991 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd) 1992 Yael Arad becomes Israel's first ever Olympic medalist when she wins silver in the women's 61kg judo in Barcelona; 20th anniversary of Munich massacre and 500th anniversary of Alhambra Decree 1995 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI 1995 Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford 1995 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame 1995 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Brian Barnes of Scotland wins in a playoff with American Bob Murphy 1996 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager 2012 General Motors (Chevrolet) sign a record breaking 7 year $559 million sponsorship deal with EPL club Manchester United 2017 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his 3rd Open Senior title by 3 shots from Corey Pavi July 31 1910 8th Tour de France: Octave Lapize of France wins by just 4 points from Team Alcyon teammate François Faber of Luxembourg 1928 Halina Konopacka of Poland hurls discus world record 39.62m to win first gold medal in women's Olympic athletics at the Amsterdam Games; American Lillian Copeland and Ruth Sveberg of Sweden take minor medals 1928 American sprinter Elizabeth Robinson equals her own world record 12.2s to win 100m gold medal in Amsterdam, first women’s Olympic track event; Canadians Fanny Rosenfeld & Ethel Smith deadheat (12.3s 1930 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig drives in 8 runs with a grand slam and 2 doubles in a 14-13 win over the rival Boston Red Sox 1932 27th International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris: Jean Borotra beats American Wilmer Allison 1-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 to give France unassailable 3-1 lead; ends 3-2 1932 Cleveland Indians christen their new home, Municipal Stadium before more than 76,000 fans; lose opener, 1-0 to the Philadelphia A's 1932 26th Tour de France: French cyclist André Leducq wins after tallying 6 stage victories; his second Tour triumph (1930) 1934 29th International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Fred Perry beats American Frank Shields 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 15-13 to give Great Britain unassailable 3-1 lead; ends 4-1 1936 IOC awards Tokyo, Japan 1940 Summer Olympic Games (later cancelled, Second Sino-Japanese War) 1938 NY Yanks suspend Jake Powell, after he said on Chicago radio he'd "hit every colored person in Chicago over head with a club" 1938 32nd Tour de France: Italian cyclist Gino Bartali wins both general and mountain classifications 1948 American swimmer Wally Ris wins the coveted 100m freestyle gold medal at the London Olympics beating team mate Alan Ford by 0.4 seconds 1948 American sprinter Harrison Dillard runs an Olympic record 10.3s to beat countryman Barney Ewell for the 100m gold medal at the London Olympics 1954 Milwaukee first baseman Joe Adcock becomes only the 3rd player in 20th century to hit 4 HRs in 9-inning game (Lou Gehrig & Gil Hodges); 15-7 Braves' win over Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field; MLB record 18 total bases 1956 England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19- 90 for 4th Test at Old Trafford; England win by innings and 170 runs 1961 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: Jerry Barber wins his only major title in a Monday 18-hole playoff with Don January (67-68) 1961 31st MLB All Star Game (2nd), Fenway Park, Boston: First tie in history; called due to rain after 9 innings with the score, 1–1 1962 England fast bowler Brian Statham becomes Test cricket's leading wicket-taker with world-record tally of 237 as Australian wicketkeeper Barry Shepherd is caught by Fred Truman for 10 in drawn 4th Test in Adelaide 1963 Cleveland Indians hit 4 consecutive home runs to beat Angels, 9-5; Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona and Larry Brown all go deep off Paul Foytack in 6th inning 1970 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940) 1971 4-time Eredivisie soccer champions Go Ahead from Dutch city of Deventer add 'Eagles' to famous name 1972 Chicago infielder Dick Allen becomes only 7th player in MLB history to hit 2 insidethe-park home runs in a game; both off Bert Blyleven in 8-1 White Sox win over Minnesota Twins 1973 England cricket batsman Frank Hayes scores unbeaten 106 in Test debut in 1st Test v West Indies at The Oval, London; tourists win by 158 runs 1976 East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski beats American Frank Shorter by 50 seconds to win the Olympic Games marathon in 2:09:55 in Montreal 1978 NY Yanks now 7½ out of 1st, picked up 7 games in previous 2 weeks 1978 Cincinnati infielder Pete Rose singles off Phil Niekro to extend his hitting streak to 44 games as Reds edge Atlanta Braves, 3-2; ties Willie Keeler's 81-year-old NL record 1981 Mid-season strike by MLB players ends after 42 days causing cancellation of 713 games; players and owners come to an agreement on free agent compensation 1983 US Open Women's Golf, Cedar Ridge CC: Australian Jan Stephenson wins her 3rd major title; beats JoAnne Carner and Patty Sheehan by 1 stroke Brooks Robinson, Juan Marichal, George Kell and Walter Alston inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame 1984 US men's gymnastics team score emotional upset win over world champion Chinese team in the combined event to take the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics 1987 Baltimore first baseman Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs to lead Orioles to an 8-4 win over Texas Rangers 1988 Jose Canseco is 1st to hit 30 HRs in first 3 years 1988 Miami Dolphins beat San Francisco 49ers, 27-21 in the American Bowl at London's Wembley Stadium 1988 Pittsburgh Pirates 1st baseman/left fielder and 7-time All Star Willie Stargell becomes 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame 1990 Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan records his 300th career victory, an 11-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers; 20th MLB pitcher to reach the milestone 1992 Three world record swims on final night session at the Barcelona Olympics; Australian Kieren Perkins 1,500m (14:43.4); Tamás Darnyi of Hungary 200m backstroke (1:59.36); China's Yang Wenyi women's 50m freestyle (24.79) 1992 Hungarian swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi earns her 3rd gold medal of the Barcelona Olympics winning 200m backstroke for the 100-200 double along with 400m I/M gold 1993 Toronto Blue Jays obtain future Baseball Hall of Fame OF Rickey Henderson from Oakland in exchange for minor leaguers Steve Karsay and Jose Herrer 1994 28th Curtis Cup Women's Golf, The Honors Course: US and GB & Ireland draw, 9-9 1994 Phil Rizzuto (Yanks) & Steve Carlton (Phils) enter the Hall of Fame 1997 A's first baseman Mark McGwire becomes MLB's top home run hitter to be traded in the middle of a season when he moves from Oakland to St. Louis Cardinals (34 home runs and 81 RBI) 1997 College Football's alltime winningest coach Eddie Robinson and his Grambling State University program are placed on 2-years' probation for rules violations, including recruiting and academic eligibility 2005 US Senior Open Men's Golf, NCR CC: Allen Doyle wins by 1 stroke ahead of Loren Roberts and D.

This week in sports history: July 23 to July 25

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July 23 1827 1st US swimming school opens (Boston, Massachusetts) 1866 Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms 1868 All England Lawn Tennis Club is founded as The All England Croquet Club; 1877 name changed to The All England Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club 1890 Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord’s (67) 1902 Dutch Excelsior soccer club is established in Rotterdam (Eerste Divisie winners 1973-4, 78-79, 2005-06) 1907 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Norman Brookes beats Herbert Roper Barrett 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 to give Australasia a 3-2 win over British Isles 1921 Edward Gourdin of US sets long jump record at 25’ 2 3/4” 1922 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium 1925 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers 1931 France announces it can’t afford to send a team to 1932 LA Olympics 1933 27th Tour de France won by Georges Speicher of France 1934 Bradman completes 304 at Headingley, 430 mins, 43 fours 2 sixes 1938 Bradman scores 103 in 178 mins on a Headingley sticky, 3rd Test 1944 Chicago Cubs Bill Nicholson hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader 1949 Test Cricket debut of England’s Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days 1955 NY Yankees Bob Cerv and E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs 1956 Joe Cronin & Hank Greenberg inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame 1960 US Open Women’s Golf, Worcester CC: Betsy Rawls wins her 4th Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Joyce Ziske 1965 Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park 1966 John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m) 1967 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France 1969 40th MLB All Star Game, RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.: NL beats AL, 9-3; MVP: Willie McCovey, SF Giants, 1B 1974 45th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-2 at 3 Rivers Stadium, Pitts 1974 Allstar MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers) 1975 LA Dodgers W Crawford and Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs 1976 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895) 1976 Baltimore Oriole Reggie Jackson homers in 6th straight game 1978 US Open Women’s Golf, CC of Indianapolis: Hollis Stacy successfully defends title by 1 stroke from Sally Little and JoAnne Carner 1978 Phillies Steve Carlton becomes 78th pitcher to win 200 1978 Mayence returns to helps Yankees win their 5th straight game 1978 65th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France 1979 George Brett gets his 1,000th hit 1984 KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save 1987 Petra Felke (E Ger) throws javelin 78.89 m (women’s record) 1987 Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year’s World Series 1989 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Troon: American Mark Calcavecchia wins his only major title in first ever 4-hole aggregate playoff with Australians Greg Norman and Wayne Grady 1989 76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA 1991 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at and hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5 1993 David Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley 1993 Chris Boardman bicycles world record 1-hour distance (52,270 km) 1993 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3-way tie for 1st 1994 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits 1994 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NY 1994 British Senior Open Men’s Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: American Tom Wargo wins by 2 strokes from Bob Charles and Doug Dalziel 1995 British Open Men’s Golf, St. Andrews: Controversial American John Daly wins his 2nd major title by 4 strokes in a 4-hole playoff with Costantino Rocca of Italy 1995 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 5th consecutive Tour, 4’ 35” ahead of Alex Zülle; Laurent Jalabert points winner 1997 Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them 2000 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Lytham & St.