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RERsports — Army Falls to No.1 TCU in Shooting Clash

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Army West Point rifle team fell to No. 1 TCU on Sunday at home 4726-4657, to round out the first half of the 2016-17 season.

AGGREGATE SCORING

  • The Frogs captured the top five individual spots on the day with scores from Rachel Garner (1185), Mindy Miles (1183), Casey Lutz (1179), Sally Li (1172), and Nicole Hankey (1168).
  • The Black Knights high score came from sophomore Payne Nunn who shot a 1167, scoring 579 in smallbore and 588 in air rifle.

HOW IT HAPPENED IN SMALLBORE

  • TCU took the top five places led by Garner with a 593.
  • Army was led by sophomore Nathan Brewer and Nunn shooting 580 and 579, respectfully.
  • Seniors Danielle Cuomo (576) and Allen Solida (572) rounded out the top ten.

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RERsports — Source: Texas players threaten boycott of TCU game

Kirk Bohls American-Statesman Staff

Amidst the swirl of speculation about Charlie Strong’s future and reports that the Texas head football coach would be fired this week, several Longhorn players are considering boycotting this week’s regular-season finale against TCU, according to a source close to the Texas football program. Upperclassmen on the team are intervening and trying to calm the waters according to the source.

“Some of the team is threatening to boycott the TCU game,” the source said. “Older players are trying to settle things down.”

The American-Statesman reported on Sunday that the Texas administration had reached a decision to fire Strong after the 24-21 overtime loss to Kansas on Saturday but that school president Gregory L. Fenves didn’t want to conclude his evaluation and make public any announcement until after the final game.

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RERsports — Chinese investors bid for McLaren F1 team

Chinese investors are seeking to buy a controlling stake in the UK-based McLaren Formula One racing team’s parent company, McLaren Technology, analysts and insiders said.

They said the 1.9 billion pound ($2.36 billion) hostile bid, from an unidentified group of Chinese investors, was presented last week to the company’s Middle Eastern owners by Ron Dennis, chairman and chief executive officer for 35 years, who was dismissed on Tuesday.

Dennis, who is believed to back the Chinese bid, was subsequently ousted after he failed in a legal bid to prevent him being sent on compulsory leave ahead of the end of his contract in January.

TAG, a Luxembourg investment group run by Mansour Ojjeh, which has a 25 percent stake, and Mumtalakat, the Bahrain sovereign wealth fund that has a 50 percent stake, voted also on Tuesday to remove Dennis, who started his career as a mechanic for the Cooper Formula One team in 1966.

Dennis, who still retains a 25 percent stake in McLaren, is a member of China’s Minsheng Investment Fund’s global advisory council. The fund is a leading international private investment group founded in Shanghai on Aug 21, 2014 with registered capital of 50 billion yuan ($7.27 billion). It paid 180 million pounds earlier this year for 55 Bishopsgate, an office building in the heart of London’s financial district.

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RERsports: Allen rallies late to eliminate Euless Trinity

BY BRIAN GOSSET

Having combined to win seven UIL football state titles since 2005, Friday night’s game between Euless Trinity and Allen wasn’t a typical first-round playoff matchup.

It felt more like a state quarterfinal, in which the two have met three times before.

Allen rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Trinity 34-25 in a Class 6A Division I bi-district game at Eagle Stadium.

Michael Ewton kicked a 20-yard field goal to give the Eagles a 27-25 lead with 9:41 left, and quarterback Mitchell Jonke ran in from 5 yards out with 1:50 remaining to clinch the victory.

Allen (11-0) advances to play Belton, a 38-30 winner over South Grand Prairie, in the area round. The Eagles have won 68 of their past 69 games.

After Trinity started the game at its own 1-yard line and punted, Allen drove 60 yards on nine plays capped by a 9-yard touchdown pass from Jonke to Tevyn Stevenson for a 7-0 lead with 7:39 left in the first quarter.

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RERsports: Frisco Lone Star crushes Little Elm in first round

By: Warren Schorr

It was the Jason Shelley to Jaylen Dixon show in Lone Star’s 5A Bi-District Region 2 Division II win over Little Elm 48-9. The two Utah commits were responsible for the first two touchdowns of the game; 24-yard and 60-yard touchdown passes.

“It’s hard to keep coming up with adjectives to describe Jason (Shelley) and JD (Jaylen Dixon) but we are going to use every last ounce of their senior years,” Lone Star head coach Jeff Rayburn said. “We are going to keep finding ways to give them the ball and let them do what they do because they are special.”

The Lone Star defense was able to shut down the Little Elm offense. Allowing 290 yards on the evening and only letting the Lobo’s into the red zone on one drive in the first half and only once more before the starters were pulled.

“That’s what are defense has done the entire year, just played hard and tackle well and we continued that tonight. Nothing to complain about with their performance tonight.” Rayburn said.

The story throughout tonight was Jason Shelley who was responsible for seven of the Rangers touchdowns. On his fourth rushing TD, (7 total) Shelley needed help as he was being helped off the field. Shelley is what makes Lone Star go, so if they want to make it to the state title game for the second consecutive year, they will need their QB healthy.

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RERsports — UK launches probe into Liberty Media takeover of F1

The UK government has launched an investigation into the takeover of F1.

By GMM Newswire

The UK government has launched an investigation into the takeover of F1 by American tycoon John Malone’s Liberty Media.

Bernie Ecclestone said last week that the takeover is in fact not yet complete.

And it may not be for some time yet, with British government department the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announcing an “inquiry” into the Liberty deal.

The CMA is responsible for strengthening business competition and preventing anti-competitive activities.

A preliminary decision is expected in early 2017.

 

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RERsports — F1 driver dumps sponsor after tweet following Donald Trump’s victory

Sergio Perez has ended his partnership with Hawkers due to a tweet made after Trump’s win.

By GMM Newswire

F1 driver Sergio Perez has dumped a sponsor in the wake of Donald Trump’s shock win in the U.S. election.

As the world digested the surprise news that Trump had beaten Hillary Clinton to the White House, the sunglasses company Hawkers made a joke in Spanish on Twitter.

“Mexicans, put these glasses on so people don’t see your swelling eyes when the wall is being built in the morning,” the message from Hawkers Mexico read.

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RERsports: Formula One organizers say no need to speculate over future in Austin (VIDEO)

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The effort to get more people to Austin’s Formula One race seems to have worked. After consecutive years of ticket sales going down, organizers say this was the second most attended year.

The formula to do it included lowering ticket costs, a rain refund guarantee and a highly-anticipated performance by Taylor Swift.

Bobby Epstein, Chairman of the Circuit of the Americas, believes the event is stronger than ever.

“I think everyone is riding on a wonderful high right now, the employees, everyone that works here, everyone associated with it. This is absolutely the best buzz we’ve had since the first year,” said Epstein. “There were a lot of ups and downs, it’s been rough, and it’s been fun – but I think everyone is so pleased right now and we’re just enjoying it.”

Tavo Hellmund, the man who first envisioned COTA, is confident there are plenty more races to come.

“I don’t know why anyone thinks the race in Austin could be in trouble. The great relationship that we set up with the state of Texas, as long as the state of Texas is willing to write a $10 or $15 or $20 million check, there will be a race here,” said Hellmund.

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RERsports: Texas gov.: Big 12 owes ‘people an apology’ for passing on expansion

Associated Press

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the Big 12 should apologize for not expanding after it spent three months vetting and interviewing potential new member schools.

The governor, who previously tweeted his support for Houston being added to the Big 12, blasted the conference on Twitter on Monday night.

“The Big 12 owes a lot of people an apology. It punted on expansion & shanked its future. (at)UHouston deserved better,” Abbott tweeted.

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RERsports: Lewis Hamilton pulls out of tyre test due to foot injury

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Lewis Hamilton has made headlines again this week after pulling out of a tyre testing session for Pirelli in Barcelona at the Circuit de Catalunya on Wednesday.

The decision was made following the aggravation of a foot problem which happened during a training session on the Tuesday.

Instead, title rival and teammate Nico Rosberg [who was scheduled to test on Thursday] took to the driving seat in Hamilton’s place.

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