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Cuba's world of fantasy

CNN World - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:47
Categories: International News

Pakistani police: Militant leader killed in shootout

CNN World - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:46
Pakistani police have killed the leader of an al Qaeda-linked militant group that has repeatedly carried out deadly attacks on the country's Shiite Muslim minority in recent years, authorities said Thursday.
Categories: International News

5 things prison escapee told law enforcement

CNN - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:44
Categories: National News

Car seat could prevent hot car deaths

Health - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:35
Walmart and Evenflo announced this week a new infant car seat with technology designed to remind drivers of their backseat passengers, and stop children from dying in hot cars.
Categories: Health

Doctors' novel way to save severed hand

Health - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:34
Categories: Health

Transgender people fight for healthcare

Health - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:34
Categories: Health

Patients stand up despite paralysis

Health - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:12
Categories: Health

CEO shares $27 million with staff after selling his firm

Business News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 07:01
This is what profit sharing should look like.

Look at me! 22 selfies of the week

CNN - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 06:49
Categories: National News

The man who designed Windows 10

Business News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 06:08
Terry Myerson is going to read this story.

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Business News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 05:15
Global investors are shifting their focus from Chinese markets to the Federal Reserve today.

Jon Stewart answers big 'Daily Show' questions from fans

Business News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 03:54
Jon Stewart has asked a lot of questions over his 16 year run as "Daily Show" host, but on Tuesday the tables were turned.

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Twisted Rodeo - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:03

Two-time world champion Scott Snedecor of Fredricksburg, Texas, added another prestigious title to his resume Tuesday afternoon.

Snedecor, a 13-time qualifier to the Clem McSpadden National Finals Rodeo, roped and tied three calves in 26.8 seconds to win $4,862. It marked the second time in his career that the Texan has claimed the Dodge City Roundup steer roping championship.

Scott Snedecor

Scott Snedecor

“Just being Dodge City is important for us,” he said. “Part of the attraction of this rodeo is the buckle they give; that was one of the elite buckles that stick out when you see it on somebody.

“The committee here works so hard, and we all really appreciate Mike (Lehmke) for sponsoring steer roping. They really do take care of us.”

Snedecor split the opening-round victory with Troy Tillard of Douglas, Wyo.; both cowboys posted 11.2-second runs. Mike Chase of McAlester, Okla., won the second round with a 10.4-second run, while Neal Wood of Needville, Texas, scored a 10.2 – the fastest run of the day – to win the final round.

Snedecor first won the Roundup buckle in 2008, the same year he won his second world title – he also won the gold buckle in 2005. Heading into the week, he was fourth in the world standings with more than $42,000

“The year started out good; I’d won $15,000 before January,” he said, noting that the rodeo season runs from Oct. 1-Sept. 30 each year. “My horse tore up his flexor tendon in March, and I went through seven or eight horses trying to get one to work.”

But friends came through. In fact, Snedecor has borrowed a horse from fellow roper Shandon Stalls of McLean, Texas, the past two weeks, and it’s paid off. He has earned more than $20,000 in that span.

“This horse is 21 years old, and he’s pretty good,” Snedecor said. “He stays out of my way and lets me work. This event is probably more demanding of horsepower than any event. When you get off one, you’ve got to trust it. It takes a special horse. There aren’t many out there like that.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

O’Mara wins Dodge City Xtreme

Twisted Rodeo - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 23:44

DODGE CITY, Kan. – For the better part of the last three years, Jacob O’Mara has spent more time on the disabled list than any athlete would like.

It’s especially hard for rodeo cowboys, who have no guaranteed contracts. The only way they make money is to win it, and O’Mara has been at his Baton Rouge, La., home a lot more than he’s been on the rodeo trail.

Jacob O'Mara

Jacob O’Mara

“I’ve had a lot of down time and a lot of home time, but I wouldn’t take it back,” he said. “If God wouldn’t have put me through and allowed me to go through the things I did, I wouldn’t be where I am today spiritually and a lot of my personal live. I’m thankful for that.”

He has returned with a vengeance, winning Tuesday night’s Dodge City Roundup Xtreme Bulls title. He rode 4L and Diamond S Rodeo’s Lil Warrior for 86 points to win the championship to earn $4,963.

O’Mara won Roundup’s bull riding title in 2011 and parlayed that into a qualification to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He finished the year fifth in the world standings, but that was followed by a series of injuries that have left him away from the game he loves for months at a time.

  • A torn wrist tendon that required two surgeries in 2012
  • A broken leg early in the 2013 season
  • A torn thumb ligament in August 2014.

“I feel good right now,” said O’Mara, who was ranked 33rd in the bull riding standings heading into this week. “I had to take a couple weeks off in June because I bruised my rotator cuff, but I came back strong. I had a decent Fourth (of July run); I placed in the middle of the pack but felt like I was riding good.”

As is the case with any sport, there are definite slumps that come along. He experienced a short one last week.

“It lit a fire in me to come back here,” he said. “Being familiar with this rodeo and having had success here, it’s a comfort zone. I’m glad to get that fire underneath me and want to let it roll from here.”

O’Mara was just a half point better than 2011 world champion Shane Proctor of Grand Coulee, Wash., who finished second. Dustin Bowen of Waller, Texas, placed third with an 83.5, while Dodge City-born bull rider Tyler Hessman of Beaver, Okla., finished in a three-way tie for fourth with Brett Stall of Detroit Lakes, Mich., and Caleb Sanderson of Hallettsville, Texas, with 83s

A little more than two months remain in the 2015 regular season, and cowboys must be in the top 15 in the world standings if they want to play for the biggest pay in the game at the NFR.

“We’ve got enough time left, but it’s crunch time,” O’Mara said. “If I’m going to make a shot for the NFR, I’ve got to keep the ball rolling.”

Dodge City Roundup Xtreme Bulls
Dodge City, Kan.
July 28
1. Jacob O’Mara, 86 points on 4L & Diamond S Rodeo’s Lil Warrior, $4,963; 2. Shane Proctor, 85.5, $3,805; 3. Dustin Bowen, 83.5, $2,812; 4. (tie) Brett Stall, Caleb Sanderson and Tyler Hessman, 83, $1,268 each; 7. Reid Barker, 82, $662; 8. (tie) Guthrie Murray and Trevor Kastner, 81, $248 each.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

China has a major bubble problem

Business News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 23:31
Buy property! No, wait -- buy stocks! OK, back to property!

Bulldogs To Play South Florida In SEC/AAC Challenge

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 19:39
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State will face American Athletic Conference foe South Florida on Dec. 30 as part of the SEC/AAC Challenge in Jacksonville, Fla.

Health care spending expected to grow faster

Business News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 19:36
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Third Planned Parenthood video released

Health - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 19:31
Categories: Health
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