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Elephant grabs man's camera, takes amazing 'elphie'

CNN World - 4 hours 17 min ago
Plenty of tourists have snapped a selfie of themselves posing with an elephant during their travels. Even U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has done it.
Categories: International News

Report: Grandmother, 65, has quadruplets

CNN World - 4 hours 17 min ago
For many people, 13 children would be more than enough. Not for a 65-year-old woman who had quadruplets.
Categories: International News

Steinem, other activists cross Korean dividing line

CNN World - 4 hours 19 min ago
An international group of activists, including Gloria Steinem, crossed the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea to bring attention to the need for peace between the two nations. FULL STORY
Categories: International News

Defector: DMZ activists don't understand plight of women in North Korea

CNN World - 4 hours 19 min ago
In North Korea, women have no rights. There is no right to freedom, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness.
Categories: International News

Threats, tension and a history lesson: Rare look inside North Korea's DMZ

CNN World - 4 hours 19 min ago
A barren road takes us to the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea.
Categories: International News

Cool Change perfect for Pollmiller

Twisted Rodeo - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 23:22

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Justin Pollmiller plodded through the mud not knowing much about Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Cool Change, the horse he was to compete on Saturday night.

The more he learned about the athletic equine, the faster his pace got. By the second performance of the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo began, he was quite tickled to play his game in the rain. The smile got larger after the two matched moves for 80 points to take the bareback riding lead.

“I don’t really look up anything about the horses before I get on them, but once I got here and some guys told me about her, I felt like I had a good horse,” said Pollmiller of Weatherford, Okla. “On her back, she felt outstanding.

“I thought that horse was really good, and I felt like I was really able to get back and spur on her.”

One performance remains in the 69th edition of Claremore’s rodeo, so the cowboy will have to await the results of Sunday’s show to see how he will place. Nonetheless, doing well in this damp northeast Oklahoma is crucial for Pollmiller, who competes in the Prairie Circuit, a series of rodeos and contestants primarily in the Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska region.

“I love it here,” he said. “There are great horses, and it seems like it’s really well run. It’s awesome to have one of those in your circuit that you can go to every year.”

Pollmiller is from Littleton, Colo., but moved to the Sooner State to compete in college rodeo at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He’s done pretty well at it, actually, clinching the Central Plains Region title again this past season and earning another qualification to the College National Finals Rodeo.

After the college finals is complete, he will return to Weatherford as a graduate assistant for the rodeo program.

“I really like it down here, mostly because of the weather,” Pollmiller said, mindfully ignoring the constant rain that fell throughout Saturday’s rodeo. “It’s still snowing and cold back home, but down here, we’ve actually bucked horses in November and December.

“There are a lot more rodeos, too, so this is the place to be.”

He proved it in spite of the rain and mud in Claremore.

Will Rogers Stampede
Claremore, Okla.
May 22-24
Leaders through second performance
Bareback riding:
1. Justin Pollmiller, 80 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Cool Change; 2. Yance Day, 79l 3. Winn Ratliff, 78; 4. (tie) Kolt Kitaif and Wyatt Clark, 73; 6. (tie) Tim O’Connell and Bill Tutor, 72.

Steer wrestling: 1. Laine Herl, 4.1 seconds; 2. Zac Parrington, 4.3; 3. (tie) Josh Clark, Denver Berry and Tooter Silve, 4.4; 6. Tyler Waguespack, 4.7; 7. Josh Peek, 4.8; 8. (tie) Shane Frey and Jacob Talley, 5.0.

Tie-down roping: 1. Dillon Holder, 8.2 seconds; 2. (tie) Trent Creager and Clay Brown, 8.8; 4. Jerome Schneeberfger, 9.3; 5. Jeremy Len Kempker, 9.8; 6. Perry Dietz 9.9.

Saddle bronc riding 1. Nat Stratton, 85 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s The Darkness; 2. Shade Etbauer, 79; 3. (tie) Ryan Bestol and Joe Lufkin, 78; 5. (tie) Preston Kafka and Will Smith, 76.

Team roping: 1. (tie) Troy Boone/Dawson McMaster and Brett Christensen/Chase Boekhaus, 5.7 seconds each; 3. Mike Bacon/Joseph Harrison, 5.8; 4. Brock Demaree/Kraig Von Ahn, 6.3; 5. Ralph Williams/Darin Suit, 8.3; 6. Manny Egusquiza Jr./Jett Hillman, 9.8; 7. Jeff Schneider/Gabe Gwaltney, 10.1; 8. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 10.5.

Steer roping: First round: 1. Bryce Davis, 11.1 seconds, $984; 2. J.P. Wickett, 11.6, $815; 3. (tie) Jason Evans and Rocky Patterson, 11.8, $560 each; 5. C.A. Lauer, 13.3, $306; 6. Cody Lee, 13.5, $170. Second round: 1. Rocky Patterson, 10.6 seconds, $984; 2. Chet Herren, 12.0, $815; 3. Brad Mohon, 13.0, $645; 4. Jay Sellers, 13.1, $475; 5. (tie) Trevor Brazile and Tyrel Taton, 13.4, $238 each. Third round leaders: 1. Vin Fisher Jr., 10.2 seconds; 2. (tie) Jess Tierney and Tom Smith, 10.5 each; 4. Guy Allen, 10.9; 5. Jason Evans, 12.0; 6. Rod Hartness, 12.5. Average leaders: 1. Rocky Patterson, 35.2 seconds on three head; 2. Bryce Davis, 41.9; 3. Jay Sellers, 43.0; 4. Jason Evans, 43.3; 5. Jess Tierney, 26.8 on two head; 6. Cody Lee, 27.0.

Barrel racing: 1. Michele McLeod, 17.41 seconds; 2. Taylor Langdon, 17.58; 3. Katelyn McLeod, 17.63; 4. Sarah Rose McDonald, 17.66; 5. Shea-Lynn Leach, 17.67; 6. Lacinda Rose, 17.72; 7. Laura Kennedy, 17.75; 8. Fallon Taylor 17.77; 9. Cassidy Kruse, 17.84; 19. Shelley Morgan, 17.86.

Bull riding: 1. Brennon Elred, 87points on Lancaster & Pickett Rodeo’s Lil Clever; 2. Tanner Bothwell, 85; 3. John Mincey, 84; 4. John Young, 83; 5. Jimy Marten, 81; 6. Jacob O’Mara, 79; 7. Chris McCombs, 78; 8. Jeff Bertus, 76.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Lindgren Becomes 51st Diamond Dawg to Reach Big Leagues

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 19:41
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Former Mississippi State baseball left-hander Jacob Lindgren was called up by the New York Yankees, the 27-time World Series champions announced late Saturday.

Officer acquitted in killing of 2 unarmed people

CNN - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 19:37
Michael Brelo fired 15 times at the black occupants of a car in Cleveland. "I don't trust police no more," says the brother of one of the victims.
Categories: National News

Iraqis counterattack ISIS

CNN World - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 19:28
After days of ISIS fighters advancing east out of Ramadi, an alliance of Iraqi forces opposed to the terror group say they've launched a counter-attack -- hoping to push them away from a key Iraqi military base and the capital.
Categories: International News

Pride explodes in 'the little island with a big voice'

CNN World - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 19:27
Ireland is isolated in many ways, as an island tucked in Europe's far northwest corner.
Categories: International News

Photos: Ireland says 'yes'

CNN World - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 19:14
Ireland becomes the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote.
Categories: International News

Little girl gets second chance in second quake

CNN World - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 19:04
Sometimes, life takes twists so fortuitous that they seem inevitably predetermined. That may be the case for Maya Gurung, a 10-year-old girl suffering in post-earthquake Nepal.
Categories: International News

43 killed in Mexico shootout

CNN World - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 19:01
A three-hour shootout between Mexican security forces and unidentified gunmen Friday left 42 of the gunmen dead, as well as one federal police officer, officials said.
Categories: International News

Martyred archbishop closer to sainthood

CNN World - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 18:59
Almost 35 years to the day that an assassin's bullet hit his chest, Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday, bringing the slain priest one step closer to sainthood.
Categories: International News

Mayor: This is a defining moment for Cleveland

CNN - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 18:43
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson speaks after a judge acquitted Michael Brelo of all charges.
Categories: National News

Bizarre end to L.A. car chase

CNN - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 18:34
Halt! A pedestrian flagged down a motorist fleeing California police Friday evening by calmly stepping in front of his car. The chase ended, when police cuffed the man behind the wheel -- and the man who stopped him.
Categories: National News

Experts tally up damage after pipeline rupture

CNN - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 18:27
The onshore pipeline behind this week's Santa Barbara oil spill leaked more than 100,000 gallons of crude on coastal lands and into the ocean, the oil company says.
Categories: National News

Police block Cleveland protesters after Brelo verdict

CNN - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 18:24
Police blocked a group of protesters from entering the Justice Center in Cleveland where Michael Brelo was found not guilty of all charges for the shooting deaths of two suspects.
Categories: National News

DOJ to review Cleveland police shooting

CNN - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 18:23
The Department of Justice announced Saturday that it will review the 2012 shooting of an unarmed black couple by a white police officer in Cleveland.
Categories: National News

Patterson leads Claremore steer roping

Twisted Rodeo - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 17:48
Rocky Patterson

Rocky Patterson

First round: 1. Bryce Davis, 11.1 seconds, $984; 2. J.P. Wickett, 11.6, $815; 3. (tie) Jason Evans and Rocky Patterson, 11.8, $560 each; 5. C.A. Lauer, 13.3, $306; 6. Cody Lee, 13.5, $170.

Second round: 1. Rocky Patterson, 10.6 seconds, $984; 2. Chet Herren, 12.0, $815; 3. Brad Mohon, 13.0, $645; 4. Jay Sellers, 13.1, $475; 5. (tie) Trevor Brazile and Tyrel Taton, 13.4, $238 each.

Third round leaders: 1. Vin Fisher Jr., 10.2 seconds; 2. (tie) Jess Tierney and Tom Smith, 10.5 each; 4. Guy Allen, 10.9; 5. Jason Evans, 12.0; 6. Rod Hartness, 12.5.

Average leaders: 1. Rocky Patterson, 35.2 seconds on three head; 2. Bryce Davis, 41.9; 3. Jay Sellers, 43.0; 4. Jason Evans, 43.3; 5. Jess Tierney, 26.8 on two head; 6. Cody Lee, 27.0.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo
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