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At least 70 ISIS bodies dropped off

CNN World - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 14:04
ISIS has apparently taken a heavy hit over the past several days. The bodies of at least 70 fighters for the terror group have been dropped off over four days at a hospital in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad.
Categories: International News

Teen carries injured competitor in race

CNN - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:39
A North Dakota teen carried a fellow competitor after she was injured during a race. CNN affiliate WDAY reports.
Categories: National News

Inside plane that carried Ebola patient

CNN - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:39
The CEO of Frontier Airlines says the plane Amber Vinson flew on from Cleveland to Dallas is safe.
Categories: National News

Nightmare on Wall Street: Is it over?

Business News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:19
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Airstrikes hit ISIS targets in Syria, Iraq

CNN World - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:22
Airstrikes like those that have helped slow the advance of ISIS fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani rocked the city again Saturday.
Categories: International News

Report: Michael Brown's blood found on officer's gun

CNN - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:15
Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen two months ago, The New York Times reported.
Categories: National News

WHO to review Ebola response amid criticism

CNN World - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:52
The World Health Organization vowed Saturday to make public a full review of its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa once the crisis is under control.
Categories: International News

Do Oslo's Olympic cold feet signal a shift in international sport?

CNN World - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:54
The procedure, now, is commonplace. A glitzy stage, manned by executives in suits, an envelope dramatically opened. Then, cheers from representatives of the successful bid.
Categories: International News

Irwin wraps up circuit average title

Twisted Rodeo - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:13

DUNCAN, Okla. – Steer wrestler Kyle Irwin has had a season to remember in ProRodeo.

On Saturday night, he added a strong statement to his 2014 campaign, winning the final round of the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo and securing the coveted average championship. Now he’ll add that perfect exclamation point in seven weeks with his first qualification to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Kyle Irwin

Kyle Irwin

“Last year when I knew I’d made the Ram National Circuit Finals, that just kind of kicked it all off,” said Irwin, 24, of Robertsdale, Ala. “Once I got to the Ram Circuit Finals, I told myself that if I do good, I’ll rodeo the rest of the year; if not, I’m just going to work this year.”

That self-proclamation came this past April, and he lived up to his promise. Irwin won the steer wrestling championship, pocketing about $10,000 and adding a $20,000 voucher toward the purchase of a Ram pickup. He’s been rodeoing ever since.

On his final run of the circuit season, Irwin turfed his steer in 4.0 seconds to win the round. His three-run cumulative time of 14.0 seconds was half a second better than the average runner-up, Jeff Miller of Blue Mound, Kan. The only thing that he missed was the year-end championship.

But he didn’t miss it by much. In a sport where dollars equal championship points, Stockton Graves of Alva, Okla., won the year-end title by just $76 over Irwin. By being the circuit champions, they will represent the region at the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, which will take place next spring in Kissimmee, Fla.

Stockton Graves

Stockton Graves

“It’s super important,” Irwin said. “I knew I had to be fast tonight. The guys that were in the running for the title all bulldog great. I just needed to do my part and not mess up. This is a pretty big accomplishment; this is my fourth time making it to the Prairie Circuit finals. Last year I made the national circuit finals because Stockton won the average and the year-end and I got to go because I was second. This year I got there on my own.”

It’s really no coincidence that Graves and Irwin qualify together. Irwin competes in the Oklahoma-Kansas-Nebraska region because he was part of the rodeo program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and Graves is the rodeo coach.

“It was an exciting race and came down to the last day, and that makes it a lot of fun,” said Graves, a seven-time NFR qualifier. “I just feel fortunate to place in the average so I can go to Florida.”

That’s just another prize at the end of the rainbow for the Prairie Circuit champions.

Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo
Oct. 16-18,
Duncan, Okla.
Bareback riding:
First round: 1. Caine Riddle, 82 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Sinner, $1,130; 2. (tie) Justin Pollmiller and Brian Leddy, 72, $706 each; 4. Wyatt Clark, 71, $282. Second round: 1. Caine Riddle, 83 points on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Sure Motion, $1,130; 2. Jared Keylon, 76, $847; 3. Yance Day, 75, $565; 4. Justin Pollmiller, 73, $282. Third round: 1. Yance Day, 77 points on Beutler & Son’s Pop-A-Top, $1,130; 2. Brian Leddy, 75, $847; 3. Wesley Cole, 74, $565; 4. Wyatt Clar, 73, $282. Average: 1. Caine Riddle, 233 points on three rides, $1,694; 2. (tie) Justin Pollmiller and Brian Leddy, 210, $1,059 each; 4. Wyatt Clark, 209, $424 Year-end champion: Caine Riddle.

Steer wrestling: First round: 1. Stockton Graves, 3.8 seconds, $1,130; 2. Shane Frey, 4.4, $847; 3. Kyle Irwin, 5.1, $565; 4. Jeff Miller, 5.3, $282. Second round: 1. Jacob Edler, 3.9 seconds, $1,130; 2. (tie) Cole Edge and Trell Etbauer, 4.7, $706; 4. (tie) Brandon Volker and Kyle Irwin, 4.9, $141. Third round: 1. Kyle Irwin, 4.0 seconds, $1,130; 2. Jeff Miller, 4.2, $847; 3. Chancey Larson, 4.4, $565; 4. Jacob Edler, 4.8, $282. Average: 1.Kyle Irwin, 14.0 seconds on three runs, $1,964; 2. Jeff Miller, 14.5, $1,271; 3. Stockton Graves, 15.1, $847; 4. Jacob Edler, 16.8, $424. Year-end champion: Stockton Graves.

Team roping: First round: 1. Cale Markham/Tyler Worley, 4.9 seconds, $1,130; 2. Coleman Proctor/Billie Saebens, 5.7, $847; 3. Troy Boone/Dawson McMaster, 6.9, $565; 4. Zac Small/Nick Simmons, 7.0, $282. Second round: 1. A.J. Horton/Kyle Horton, 5.2 seconds, $1,130; 2. Jake Pancost/Austin Rogers, 5.5, $847; 3. Casey Hicks/Jake Pianalto, 5.7, $565; 4. Mike Bacon/Joseph Harrison, 282. Third round: 1. (tie) Zac Small/Nick Simmons and A.J. Horton/Kyle Horton, 4.8 seconds, $988 each; 3. Brett Christensen/Chase Boekhaus, 5.6, $565; 4. Jake Pentcost/Austin Rogers, 5.8, $282. Average: 1. Coleman Proctor/Billie Saebens, 17.9 seconds on three runs, $1,695; 2. Mike Bacon/Joseph Harrison, 19.4, $1,271; 3. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 19.8, $847; 4. Troy Boone/Dawson McMaster, 20.1, $424. Year-end champions: Header Andrew Ward and heeler Billie Saebens.

Saddle bronc riding: First round: 1. Dalton Davis, 82 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Satin Sheets, $1,130; 2. Ryan Bestol, 73; 3. (tie) Nick Shenold, Andrew Harris and Jesse James Kirby, 72, $282 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Dalton Davis, on Beutler & Son Rodeo’s Painted Desert, and Hardy Braden, on Beutler’s Crossfire, 79 points, $988; 3. Wade Sundell, 78, $565; 4. Jesse James Kirby, 76, $282.

Third round: 1. Wade Sundell, 84 points on Frontier Rodeo’s The Griz, $1,130; 2. Ty Atchison, 80, $847; 3. Jesse James Kirby, 78, $565; 4. Wes Bailey, 77, $282. Average: 1. Jesse James Kirby, 226 points on three rides, $1,694; 2. Ryan Bestol, 213, $1,271; 3. Wade Sundell, 162 points on two rides, $847; 4. Dalton Davis, 161, $424. Year-end champion: Wade Sundell.

Tie-down roping: First round: 1. Ryan Jarrett, 7.5 seconds, $1,130; 2. Cody Quaney, 8.6, $847; 3. Perry Dietz, 10.7, $565; 4. Luke Blanton, 11.0, $282. Second round: 1. Ryan Jarrett, 7.5 seconds, $1,130; 2. Cody Quaney, 8.6, $847; 3. Perry Dietz, 10.7, $565; 4. Luke Blanton, 11.0, $282. Third round: 1. Cody Quaney, 8.3 seconds, $1,130; 2. Cole Wilson, 8.8, $847; 3. Bryson Sechrist, 9.0, $565; 4. Ben Madsen, 9.1, $282. Average: 1. Ryan Jarrett, 24.3 seconds on three runs, $1,694; 2. (tie) Cody Quaney and Luke Blanton, 29.0, $1,059; 4. Caddo Lewallen, 30.8, $424. Year-end champion: Jerome Schneeberger.

Barrel racing: First round: 1. Gretchen Benbenek, 16.00 seconds, $1,152; 2. Emily Miller, 16.17, $864; 3. Mary Burger, 16.21, $576; 4. Kyra Stierwalt, 16.22, $288. Second round: 1. Mary Burger, 15.94 seconds, $1,152; 2. Jeanne Anderson, 15.97, $864; 3. Cindy Gillespie, 15.98, $576; 4. Kyra Stierwalt, 16.10, $288. Third round: 1. Kyra Stierwalt, 15.82 seconds, $1,152; 2. Mary Burger, 15.95, $864; 3. Cindy Gillespie, 16.03, $576; 4. Shelby Janssen, 16.04, $288. Average: 1. Mary Burger, 48.10 seconds on three runs, $1,728; 2. Kyra Stierwalt, 48.14, $1,296; 3. Gretchen Benbenek, 48.30, $864; 4. Cindy Gillespie, 48.53, $432. Year-end champion: Gretchen Benbenek.

Steer roping: First round: 1. Mike Chase, 12.0 seconds, $976; 2. Brodie Poppino, 12.4, $732; 3. Shorty Garten, 13.4, $488; 4. J.P. Wickett, 14.5, $244. Second round: 1. Rocky Patterson, 10.2 seconds, $976; 2. Roger Branch, 11.8, $732; 3. Mike Chase, 11.9, $488; 4. Brodie Poppino, 12.4, $244. Third round: 1. J.P. Wickett, 10.4 seconds, $976; 2. Jay Sellers, 10.6, $732; 3. Rod Hartness, 11.2, $488; 4. Chet Herren, 11.7, $244. Average: 1. Brodie Poppino, 42.8 seconds on three head, $1,463; 2. Rod Hartness, 23.7, $1,098; 3. Mike Chase, 23.9, $732; 4. J.P. Wickett, 24.9, $366. Year-end champion: Chet Herren.

Bull riding: First round: 1. Sage Kimzey, 85 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Night Rider, $1,130; 2. (tie) Sam Wyatt and Lane Wilhelm, 78, $706 each; 4. Chris McCombs, 77, $282. Second round: 1. Ty Viers, 77 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Boom-Boom, $1,130; 2. Chris McCombs, 74, $874; no other qualified rides. Third round: 1. No qualified rides. Average: 1. Chris McCombs, 151 points on two rides, $1,694; 2. Lane Wilhelm, 78 points on one ride, $1,271; 3. Ty Viers, 77, $847; 4. Triston Eugene Boor, 73, $424. Year-end champion: Sage Kimzey.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Cash, Lakat Move Into Semifinals At USTA/ITA Southern Regionals

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:56
AUBURN, Ala. – Knocking off two more opponents, the Mississippi State men's tennis duo of Julian Cash and Florian Lakat advanced to the semifinals of doubles play on Saturday at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships.

MSU Volleyball Closes Weekend Hosting Missouri On SEC Network

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:52
STARKVILLE, Miss. – After an exhilarating five-set victory against Tennessee on Friday night, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-16, 1-6 SEC) return to action on Sunday, hosting the Missouri Tigers (12-9, 3-3 SEC) on the SEC Network.

Humphreys And Rea Combine For Nine RBIs Saturday

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:36
JACKSON, Miss. – Reid Humphreys and senior first baseman Wes Rea combined for nine RBIs as White pummeled Maroon by a score of 15-3 Saturday afternoon at historic Smith-Wills Stadium.

Why an Ebola travel ban won't work

CNN - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 19:06
There have been calls for a travel ban on people coming to the United States from African countries most affected by Ebola. Here's why some say that is a bad idea.
Categories: National News

Soccer To "Kick For A Cure" Sunday Against No. 8 Texas A&M

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 18:56
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State will "Kick For A Cure" when it faces No. 8 Texas A&M Sunday afternoon at the MSU Soccer Field.

Hurricane passes over Bermuda

CNN World - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:14
Two island paradises may be spared heavy damage this weekend, as hurricanes roar through the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Categories: International News

Dirty Jacket is horse of the year

Twisted Rodeo - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:37

DALLAS – Dirty Jacket is one of the most decorated bucking horses in rodeo.

This year, his accolades got a little brighter.

Three-time world champion Kaycee Feild scored 92.5 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Dirty Jacket in February. (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

Three-time world champion Kaycee Feild scored 92.5 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Dirty Jacket in February. (JAMES PHIFER PHOTO)

The 10-year-old bay gelding from Pete Carr Pro Rodeo has been voted as the 2014 Bareback Horse of the Year in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The award is based on a vote of the top bareback riders in the sport, and this is the third time Dirty Jacket has been named one of the top horses in the game – he was the Runner-Up Reserve World Champion Bareback horse in 2012, then finished as the Reserve World Champion in 2013.

“I’m not surprised that he won it,” said Steven Dent, a nine-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Mullen, Neb. “That is a really great horse. There are not very many of them like him that do it every time, that are that electric, jump that high in the air and that you can be that many points on.”

Dent knows that feeling very well. On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Nebraskan rodeo Dirty Jacket for 91 points to win the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo in Stephenville, Texas. Dent was on the bubble to qualify for the NFR and needed solid paychecks over that final weekend of the PRCA season to ensure he will be riding for his share of the biggest purse of the year in Las Vegas.

Richmond Champion and Dirty Jacket burst out of the chute in Cheyenne en route to a 91-point ride in July. (RIC ANDERSEN PHOTO)

Richmond Champion and Dirty Jacket burst out of the chute in Cheyenne en route to a 91-point ride in July. (RIC ANDERSEN PHOTO)

“Any time you can draw one that everybody wants, you’re happy with it whether you’re in that situation or it’s a regular-season rodeo,” he said. “You don’t have the opportunity to get on a horse that you can be that many points on and that’s that fun to get on very often in your life, much less the last week of the year when you’re trying to make the NFR.”

This marks another step up for Dirty Jacket, who will buck at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for the sixth straight year this coming December. He joins four other Carr horses that have earned the Bareback of the Year honor: Real Deal, Big Tex and MGM Deuces Night.

“I’ve been on big horses that look big and feel big,” said Richmond Champion, a first-time NFR qualifier who rode Dirty Jacket for 91 points to win the championship at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days. “He has a huge frame, but he’s so athletic from nose to tail. He just looks like an athlete. If you could pick a horse out of a herd that could jump nine feet in the air, he’s that horse.

“If you’re going to win a big rodeo, that’s the horse you want.”

Dirty Jacket was sired by the great Night Jacket, one of the most storied stallions in the game. Both Big Tex and MGM Deuces Night sired by the stallion.

But Dirty Jacket wasn’t the only Carr superstar to earn end-of-the-year honors. He is joined by Poker Face, which is the 2014 Runner-Up Reserve World Champion bull. The 7-year-old white bull with black spots has yet to be ridden.

“The reason he’s unridden because he’s bucking from the time the gate opens until he bucks you off,” said Cody Whitney, a retired bull rider who serves as a an adviser for Pete Carr Pro Rodeo. “He gives 100 percent from the time he starts until you hit the ground.”

Those are the animals cowboys love, which is why those Carr animals were honored in 2014.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Despite ceasefire announcement, new Boko Haram attacks reported

CNN World - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:32
Despite government claims of a ceasefire, gunmen believed to be Boko Haram fighters attacked two villages and a town near the border with Niger, killing at least 8 and kidnapping others, residents told CNN Saturday.
Categories: International News

GOP slams Obama's choice for Ebola czar

Health - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:32
Republicans who pressed President Barack Obama for a more coordinated federal response to the Ebola outbreak are blasting the appointment of Ron Klain, a veteran Democratic political aide, as the "Ebola czar."
Categories: Health

Actress' body found near Seattle-area river

CNN - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:58
A body found along a river in suburban Seattle is that of "August: Osage County" actress Misty Upham, a Washington coroner said late Friday.
Categories: National News

Body might be missing actress

CNN Entertainment - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:58
The body of "August: Osage County" actress Misty Upham is believed to have been found along a river in suburban Seattle, according to a news report from a Seattle television station.
Categories: Entertainment News
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