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3 lessons investors can learn from Derek Jeter

Business News - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 08:23
It's not just little leaguers who can learn a thing or two from Derek Jeter.

UK: No targets worth hitting over Iraq

CNN World - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:48
UK jets did not fire a shot on their first mission over Iraq, instead they collected intelligence. Karl Penhaul reports.
Categories: International News

Dozens presumed dead on volcano

CNN World - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:47
Rescue teams searched Sunday for dozens of climbers who were caught by the sudden eruption of a volcano in central Japan a day earlier.
Categories: International News

Northeast Pacific season's 12th hurricane spins off Mexico

CNN World - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:35
The Atlantic Ocean, hurricane-wise, has been relatively quiet this season.
Categories: International News

Official: Police officer shot in Ferguson

CNN - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:57
A Ferguson, Missouri, police officer was shot Saturday evening, according to St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman.
Categories: National News

Softball Opens Fall Exhibition Schedule With 8-1 Win

Bulldog Beat - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:04
MCCOMB, Miss. – A grand slam by true freshman Carmen Carter highlighted a decisive 8-1 victory by the Mississippi State softball team against Alabama Southern Community College Saturday afternoon.

Bull rider ends on a good note

Twisted Rodeo - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 23:37

MISSOURI MAN CASHES IN AT AMERICAN ROYAL ON FINAL DAY OF HIS ROOKIE SEASON

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – John Mincey and his family moved to southeastern Missouri just seven years ago because they wanted to live in cowboy country.

Now he’s a professional rodeo cowboy, and he loves it. On Saturday night, he rode Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Black Velvet for 81 points to place fourth in bull riding, pocketing $869 in the process. That was well worth the 275-mile drive from his home in West Plains, Mo.

AmericanRoyal“When I seen that I had that big ol’ thing drawn,” he said of Black Velvet, “I was scared to death. But if you breathe and let it all hang out, God will be with you, so you just stick it on them.”

It worked out quite well for the 20-year-old cowboy, who moved to West Plains seven years ago from southern Louisiana. Now a rookie in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Mincey is chasing his dreams on the rodeo trail.

“I finished the season strong, and I feel like I did everything I can this year, so I’m happy with it,” he said.

Mincey is one of five contestants in the final performance of the 2014 American Royal who earned money by finishing among the leaders. Saddle bronc rider Wade Sundell, a six-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Boxholm, Iowa, paved the way with an 85-point ride on Three Hills Rodeo’s Big Jet, finishing in a first-place tie with two-time world champion Taos Muncy.

Bronc rider Tyler Corrington, a three-time NFR qualifier from Hastings, Minn., placed fourth with an 83 on Stace Smith Pro Rodeos’ Hammer Cocked. Bareback rider Casey Breuer of Mandan, N.D., finished in a tie for fourth place with a 78-point ride on Three Hills Rodeo’s Heaven On Earth, and barrel racer Laura Kennedy rounded the cloverleaf pattern in 14.35 seconds to finish sixth.

For Kennedy, it was important to finish well at the final rodeo of the season, which also counts toward the Great Lakes Circuit, the ProRodeo region made up of events across the Midwest, including Missouri.

“This is very good for me, because I would love to win the circuit again this year,” said Kennedy, who won the regional title a year ago.

The Quitman, Ark., cowgirl had success on her horse, Lexus, before he was injured. On July 7, she purchased Tall Boy and has found quite a gem in the 7-year-old sorrel.

“Tall Boy is a very nice horse,” she said. “He’s been very good to me. I’ve had him almost three months, and I’ve won $22,000 on him. He’s very athletic, easy-going and wants to please.”

She certainly was pleased Saturday night.

 

American Royal Rodeo
Sept. 26-27
Kansas City, Mo.
Bareback riding:
1. (tie) Justin McDaniel, on Smith, Harper & Morgan’s Proud Mary, and Ryan Gray, on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Rosana, and Jared Keylon, on Three Hills Rodeo’s Black Diamond, 80 points, $1,588 each; 4. (tie) Orin Larsen, Casey Breuer and Tyler Waltz, 78, $522 each; 7. Tilden Hooper, 77, $272; 8. Jessy Davis, 76, $204.

Steer wrestling leaders: 1. Stewart Gulager, 3.6 seconds, $2,530; 2. (tie) Cooper Shofner, Tom Lewis, Sean Santucci and Bray Armes, 3.9, $1,705 each; 6. (tie) Wade Steffen and Jon Ragatz, 4.0, $715 each; 8. (tie) Matt Koch and Tanner Brunner, 4.2, $110 each.

Team roping leaders: 1. Coleman Proctor/Jake Long, 4.2 seconds, $2,545; 2. Turtle Powell/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 4.6, $2,277; 3. (tie) Ryan Von Ahn/J.W. Beck, Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill and Trevor Brazile/Travis Graves, 4.7, $1,741 each; 6. Manny Egusquiza Jr./Martin Jucero, 4.8, $1,206; 7. Tom Richards/Cesar de la Cruz, 5.1, $938; 8. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 5.3, $670; 9. (tie) Nathan McWhorter/Cole Davison and Chad Masters/Clay O’Brien Cooper, $268 each.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Taos Muncy, on Three Hills Rodeo’s Melancoly Baby, and Wade Sundell, on Three Hills Rodeo’s Big Jet, 85 points, $1,983 each; 3. Dustin Flundra, 84, $1,272; 4. Tyler Corrington, 83, $823; 5. Sterling Crawley, 82, $524; 6. (tie) Bradley Harter, Sam Spreadborough and CoBurn Bradshaw, 81, $299.

Tie-down roping leaders: 1. (tie) Adam Gray and Cody Ohl, 7.9 seconds, $1,900 each; 3. Clint Cooper, 8.2, $1,502; 4. (tie) Timber Moore, Ryle Smith and Clint Robinson, 8.3, $972 each; 7. Blair Burk, 8.4, $442; 8. Marcos Costa, 8.5, $177.

Barrel racing leaders: 1. (tie) Polly Hagey and Michele McLeod, 14.24 seconds, $2,090 each; 3. (tie) Tana Poppino, Kimmie Wall and Shelley Morgan, 14.34, $1,356 each; 6. Laura Kennedy, 14.35, $791; 7. Fallon Taylor, 14.37, $565; 8. Sara Rose McDonald, 14.38, $452; 9. (tie) Taylor Langdon and Mary Walker, 14.39, $367 each; 11. Shelly Anzick, 14.40, $282; 12. (tie)Samantha Lynne and Ann Scott, 14.41, $113 each.

Bull riding: 1. Denton Fugate, 87 points on Smith, Harper & Morgan’s Midnigh, $2,369; 2. Ty Wallace, 85, $1,816; 3. Jordan Wacey Spears, 83, $1,342; 4. John Mincey, 81, $869; 5. Brett Stall, 78, $553; 7. (tie) Beau Hill and Jeff Askey, 76, $355 each; 7. Jesse Fischer, 75, $237.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Soccer Closes First SEC Road Trip Sunday At Tennessee

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 19:31
STARKVILLE, Miss. – After a tough setback at Kentucky in Friday's SEC road opener, the young Mississippi State soccer team will look to take the lessons learned in that contest and forge a different result Sunday at Tennessee.

Bulldogs Wrap Up SEC Opening Weekend At Arkansas

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:18
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Looking to rebound from a loss to Missouri in the Southeastern Conference opener, the Mississippi State volleyball Bulldogs (5-11, 0-1 SEC) will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks (7-7, 1-0 SEC) on Sunday.

Teens escape yet again from Nashville detention center

CNN - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 16:35
Thirteen Tennessee juveniles escaped from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center on Friday night, the same juvenile detention center in Nashville where 32 escaped earlier this month.
Categories: National News

Man beheads woman in workplace

CNN - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 14:24
Police say Alton Alexander Nolen was told he lost his job an an Oklahoma food processing plant, then attacked two women at the plant, beheading one, before he was shot twice by the CEO.
Categories: National News

3 on school bus die in crash

CNN - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 07:46
Two people died in an accident late Friday involving a school bus and two semi trucks on an Oklahoma interstate highway, a highway patrol spokesman said.
Categories: National News

Las Vegas police bust pot grower who put his crop on YouTube

CNN - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:30
The old adage is: Advertising is good for business. Here's another newer adage. Bragging about an illegal marijuana operation and posting it on Youtube for the whole world to see is, well, maybe not the best idea.
Categories: National News

Opinion: Jihadist threat not as big as you think

CNN World - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 02:57
Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider say a new report counts the number of militants fighting for jihad worldwide. Verdict? It's a relatively small number
Categories: International News

Police: Mass. child rape suspect armed, on run

CNN - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 02:42
A Massachusetts child rape suspect fled after cutting off his GPS monitoring bracelet, then -- days later -- returned home, beat and tied up a relative, and sped off again with a gun, police say.
Categories: National News

Police: Man set fire at FAA facility, then tried to kill himself.

CNN - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 02:37
A contract employee at a Chicago-area air traffic control center apparently set a fire and tried to kill himself, officials said Friday, shutting the facility and stopping all flights at the world's second busiest airport.
Categories: National News

Doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug in Liberia -- seemingly successfully

CNN World - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 01:59
A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he's had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug.
Categories: International News

Crawley takes lead at American Royal

Twisted Rodeo - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 01:13

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The final week of the ProRodeo season has provided Sterling Crawley with the opportunity to live out his inner NASCAR.

A saddle bronc rider, Crawley is a two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Stephenville, Texas, who is in a race to make his third straight appearance in the sport’s grand finale. Only the top 15 cowboys on the money list at the end of the regular season earn the right to compete in Las Vegas this coming December.

Sterling Crawley

Sterling Crawley

Crawley is 17th and needs to earn at least $4,000 to hit that magic number. On Friday night, the Texan took the lead at the American Royal PRCA Rodeo with an 82-point ride on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Hickok. That should be good enough for a nice payday in Kansas City, but it won’t be enough to catch the pack.

“We’re going as hard as we can and not letting off the gas until the last day,” he said.

The final day of the regular season is Sunday. Time is running out, and Crawley has thousands of miles to go before he’s done. He competed in Omaha, Neb., on Thursday, then arrived in Kansas City. He rides in Stephenville, Texas, on Saturday night, then in San Bernadino, Calif., on Sunday.

He’ll have plenty to think about along the way in reliving Friday’s ride on Hickok.

“I was really excited to have him, because the last time we met up, it was really good,” Crawley said. “I was excited to draw him again, especially with the end of the season drawing near and me being kind of back a little.

“I need everything I can get.”

It’s just another phase for a cowboy who travels the rodeo trail with his brother, Jacobs, who already has secured his fourth trip to the NFR. They are following their passions.

“I rodeo because it’s something you love as much as anything,” Sterling Crawley said. “There’s no place we’d rather be on a Saturday night than at an arena and getting on bucking horses. You’re with your friends, you’re doing what you love and you’re bettering yourself every time. Why not do that as often as possible.”

American Royal Rodeo
Sept. 26-27
Kansas City, Mo.
Bareback riding:
1. Justin McDaniel, on Smith, Harper & Morgan’s Proud Mary, and Ryan Gray, on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Rosana, 80 points; 3. Tilden Hooper, 77; 4. Jessy Davis, 76; 5. Steven Dent, 74; 6. Anthony Thomas, 70; 7. Blade Elliott, 61; no other qualified rides.

Steer wrestling leaders: 1. Stewart Gulager, 3.6 seconds; 2. (tie) Cooper Shofner, Tom Lewis, Sean Santucci and Bray Armes, 3.9; 6. Matt Koch, 4.2; 7. (tie) Blake Mindemann and Kyle Irwin, 4.4.

Team roping leaders: 1. Coleman Proctor/Jake Long, 4.2 seconds; 2. Turtle Powell/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 4.6; 3. (tie) Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill and Trevor Brazile/Travis Graves, 4.7; 5. Manny Egusquiza Jr./Martin Jucero, 4.8; 6. Tom Richards/Cesar de la Cruz, 5.1; 7. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 5.3; 8. (tie) Nathan McWhorter/Cole Davison and Chad Masters/Clay O’Brien Cooper, 5.4.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Sterling Crawley, 82 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Hickok; 2. (tie) Bradley Harter and Sam Spreadborough, 81; 4. Jacobs Crawley, 80; 5. Isaac Diaz, 76; 6. Kyle Whitaker, 65; no other qualified rides.

Tie-down roping leaders: 1. Cody Ohl, 7.9 seconds; 2. Clint Cooper, 8.2; 3. (tie) Timber Moore, Ryle Smith and Clint Robinson, 8.3; 6. Blair Burk, 8.4; 7. Marcos Costa, 8.5; 8. Tyson Durfey, 8.9.

Barrel racing leaders: 1. (tie) Polly Hagey and Michele McLeod, 14.24 seconds; 3. (tie) Tana Poppino, Kimmie Wall and Shelley Morgan, 14.34; 6. Fallon Taylor, 14.37; 7. Sara Rose McDonald, 14.38; 8. (tie) Taylor Langdon and Mary Walker, 14.39; 10. Shelly Anzick, 14.40.

Bull riding: 1. Ty Wallace, 85 points on Stace Smith Pro Rodeo’s Miami Heat; 2. Jordan Wacey Spears, 83; 3. Bret Stall, 78; 4. (tie) Beau Hill and jeff Askey, 76; 6. Tyler Stoltz, 69; no other qualified rides.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

MSU Volleyball Falls To Missouri In SEC Opener

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:45
COLUMBIA, Mo. – On the road to open conference play for the first time since 2010, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-11. 0-1 SEC) fell in a 3-0 decision to the Missouri Tigers (10-5, 1-0 SEC) Friday night.

Britain, Belgium, Denmark join ISIS fight

CNN World - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 20:49
That's how long nations entering the fight against ISIS may need to be prepared to spend on the battle, British and U.S. officials say.
Categories: International News
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