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Newly released video shows moment of deadly plant blast

CNN - 1 hour 40 min ago
Jeff Tobola had just wrapped up another work day and picked up his son in West, Texas, when he heard the city's fertilizer plant was on fire.
Categories: National News

Police investigate another possible Kansas City highway shooting

CNN - 1 hour 40 min ago
Police are investigating a possible shooting that could be the latest in a series targeting drivers in the Kansas City area
Categories: National News

287 still missing after South Korean ferry sinks in frigid water

CNN World - 1 hour 43 min ago
With each passing minute, the possibility of survival diminishes.
Categories: International News

Portland water supply flushed after teen pees into reservoir

CNN - 2 hours 45 min ago
The city of Portland, Oregon, has been forced to dump millions of gallons of drinking water. Why? Because someone urinated into the water reservoir.
Categories: National News

'Real Housewives' star charged with battery

CNN Entertainment - 3 hours 38 min ago
Just in time for Sunday's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" reunion show, police served one of the show's stars, Porsha Williams, with an arrest warrant for attacking another, Kenya Moore.
Categories: Entertainment News

'X-Men' director targeted in teen sex abuse lawsuit

CNN Entertainment - 3 hours 42 min ago
A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing a teenage boy 15 years ago.
Categories: Entertainment News

Nearly 2 million homeowners no longer 'seriously' underwater

Business News - 6 hours 16 min ago
Surging home prices have helped nearly two million homeowners get back above water on their mortgages over the past year.

Canadiens take down Lightning 5-4 in overtime

SI - 6 hours 45 min ago
Dale Weise's goal in OT sent Montreal over Tampa Bay 5-4 to cap a thrilling, if sloppy, Game 1.
Categories: National Sports

Weibo IPO leads a Chinese stock invasion

Business News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:39
Get ready for the Chinese stock invasion.

White Sox vs. Red Sox in the 14th inning

SI - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:21
Categories: National Sports

Watch: KD dunk clinches No. 2 seed for Thunder

SI - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:21
Categories: National Sports

NBA playoff first-round matchups and schedule

SI - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:03
Categories: National Sports

2014 NBA playoff first-round matchups all set

SI - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:03
Categories: National Sports

Investors cheer India election's reform potential

Business News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:30
Indian markets are riding high as investors bet that an election and new administration will cure some of the country's economic ills.

Andy Staples' mailbag: Unlimited meals for players, faux Bo Pelini, more

SI - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 21:38
The NCAA will allow unlimited meals for student-athletes. Imagine the recruiting implications.
Categories: National Sports

Barnes makes big move for Rangers

Twisted Rodeo - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 21:14

ALVA, Okla. – When Lauren Barnes arrived in Weatherford, Okla., last weekend for the Southwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo, she was intent on winning the women’s all-around title.

“I think I really had a chance, but the draw didn’t help me very much,” said Barnes, a junior at Northwestern Oklahoma State University from Buckeye, Ariz.; she finished No. 2 in the all-around race. “In breakaway roping, I don’t know if I’ve ever had a calf that ran that fast (in the championship round). That made it difficult to do anything in breakaway.

“My first calf ran, too, but I’m glad I have a horse that can really run.”

Barnes finished seventh in breakaway roping and fourth in goat tying. That helped her to 135 points, which moved her to the runner-up position in the all-around, just behind Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s Randi Buchanan.

More importantly, she helped the Northwestern women’s team to a third-place finish in Weatherford. She joined Micah Samples of Abilene, Kan., to secure 195 team points – Samples finished fifth in breakaway roping. Northwestern sits second in the season standings with just two rodeos remaining on the 2013-14 schedule: this coming weekend in Hays, Kan., then the final weekend in Guymon, Okla.

“This region is really tough,” Barnes said. “You have to have your game face on every weekend. My plan was to win the all-around this weekend. I was just happy, because our team needed some points.”

Barnes needs points, too. She is off the pace to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo in June.

“It was very important for me to do well,” she said. “I had some tough luck in Durant (the weekend before); I drew a calf that ran left, and my goat didn’t cooperate very well either. I knew I needed some points, so I was kind of angry at myself. At Weatherford, I went out there and did what I wanted to do.

“These next two rodeos, I plan on getting some points. I’ve got some ground to make up, but I’m going work on it.”

While the Rangers women sit comfortably in second place in the Central Plains Region – only the top two teams advance to the college finals – there is a sense of urgency in the final two weeks of the regular season.

“I think we need all of our girls on the team to get points this week, for sure, and I’d like to see it the week after that,” Barnes said. “I think the girls can do it. They have a lot of heart and determination to get it done. They want it bad.

“I have faith in every single girl that’s on that team. They have the try, and they definitely have the talent.”

The Northwestern men had three cowboys qualify for the final round in Weatherford: steer wrestlers Stephen Culling (third) of Fort St. John, British Columbia, and Brock White (fourth) of Earlville, Iowa; and tie-down roper Trey Young (seventh) of Dupree, S.D. The men’s team is fourth in the region and needs to make up ground over the final two weekends.

That’s something coach Stockton Graves has been working on all season with both teams.

“What I really like about having Stockton as a coach is that he’s been there and done that,” she said, noting that Graves is a seven-time steer wrestling qualifier to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. “He knows how we need to practice to get it done. He knows how to put us in those situations where you have pressure on you so you can perform when you get to the rodeos.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

MSU Men’s Tennis Inks Standouts Julian Cash, Mate Cutura

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:53
STARKVILLE, Miss. – With the 2014 SEC Championship on the horizon Thursday night, the 17th-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs kept busy on the recruiting trail as well, signing standouts Julian Cash and Mate Cutura, head coach Per Nilsson announced Wednesday.

SI.com's 2013-14 NBA awards: Durant wins MVP

SI - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:04
Kevin Durant is our unanimous pick for Most Valuable Player. Check out the rest of SI.com's 2013-14 NBA awards.
Categories: National Sports

Alleged KC gunman wanted to 'go out with a bang'

CNN - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:40
Until a few days ago, Frazier Glenn Cross was just a customer to Dan Clevenger -- albeit one with extremist views on race.
Categories: National News

Boomer Esiason: Chris Johnson signing will work for New York Jets

SI - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:28
The Jets have a good rebuilding plan and signing Chris Johnson is another step in that direction.
Categories: National Sports
Bearcats make it further than any boy’s basketball team in AHS history!! By: Jenifer Smith
The 2014 Quad County Conference All-Conference All Star Game and team members have been set...
Your 2013/2014 Homecoming Queen is Emma Branton, who is the daughter of Ronnie & Dona Branton...

 

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