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ISIS video: British hostage beheaded

CNN World - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:59
A short video released by ISIS shows the apparent beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning.
Categories: International News

Marriott fined for blocking guests' Wi-Fi

CNN - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:58
Think hotels are deliberately blocking your personal Wi-Fi networks so you'll buy theirs?
Categories: National News

10 at 'higher risk' of Ebola

CNN - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:57
About 10 people are at "higher risk" of catching Ebola after coming into contact with a Liberian man hospitalized in Dallas, health officials said.
Categories: National News

Bulldog Volleyball Falls In Three Sets To South Carolina

Bulldog Beat - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:06
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Despite a number of impressive performances, the Mississippi State volleyball Bulldogs (5-13, 0-3 SEC) dropped their Southeastern Conference home opener to the South Carolina Gamecocks (12-3, 2-1 SEC) 3-0 Friday night.

Soccer Suffers Tough 2-0 Setback To LSU

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:57
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State put together a tough effort against an experienced LSU side, but it wasn't enough as the Bulldogs fell 2-0 on a cool Friday evening at the MSU Soccer Field.

Ratliff hoping to defend title

Twisted Rodeo - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:14

HEMPSTEAD, Texas – Winn Ratliff won a share of the bareback riding championship at last year’s Waller County Fair and Rodeo.

He’d like to win it all this year. On Friday night during the rodeo’s second performance, the Louisiana cowboy rode Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Cimmaron for 86 points to take the lead. He’ll await Saturday’s final show to see how he finishes the weekend.

Winn Ratliff

Winn Ratliff

“My first horse was a Pete Carr horse called Blue Smoke,” said Ratliff, who will compete at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this coming December for the second time in three years. “Every once in a while, he’ll throw a little fit, and tonight he decided he didn’t want to perform, so we decided to give him a break and give me a reride.

“I had some history with Cimmaron and knew him real well. He’s a real nice horse and just circled around to the left. He’s real showy, and I just tried to do my part by making a strong ride.”

It worked. Ratliff may have been assisted by the 8 Second Bareback Shootout, a head-to-head match between Clint Cannon of Waller, Texas, and Richie Champion of The Woodlands, Texas, both of whom are NFR qualifiers. It was a historical special event for the Waller County rodeo. Though it wasn’t part of the ProRodeo, it was a highlighted event in which both cowboys put on exceptional rides – Cannon won the match with a 90-point ride on Pete Carr’s River Blast, two points better than Champion’s ride on Carr’s Little Sister.

“It definitely helps when you see two of the top guys make jam-up rides,” said Ratliff of Leesville, La. “It makes you want to show out. I’m thankful I could see that. It definitely got my riding juices flowing.”

The 25-year-old cowboy finished the 2014 regular season ninth in the world standings, having earned $73,000. With this being the first week of the 2015 season, he was excited to get off to a good start.

“September was a tough month because I wasn’t drawing good and just wasn’t riding good,” Ratliff said. “Toward the end and to now, my confidence has shot back really high. My year’s been a blessing; I just tried to keep my priorities in line and not take anything for granted, because we’re never promised tomorrow.”

He is in great shape to collect a nice payday in Hempstead.

“Last night I was at my hometown rodeo, and I kind of choked,” he said. “I came over here and knew I needed to redeem myself.”

Mission accomplished.

Waller County Fair and Rodeo
Oct. 2-4
Hempstead, Texas
Bareback riding:
1. Winn Ratliff, 86 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Cimmaron; 2. Kyle Brennecke, 84; 3. Wyatt Denny, 82; 4. (tie) Will Lowe and Anthony Thomas, 79; 6. Bee Jay Scott, 78; 7. Kash Wilson, 77; 8. Ethan Assmann, 75.

Steer wrestling: 1. Darrell Petry, 4.0 seconds; 2. Bill Pace 4.4; 3. (tie) Aaron Vosler and Tommy Cook, 4.6; 5. Jarret New, 4.9; 3. Matt Cupp, 8.4; 6. (tie) Adam Strahan and Donelle Goodman, 5.9.

Team roping: 1. Lane Ivy/Tommy Zuniga, 5.0 seconds; 2. Kenton Woodson, 5.5; 3. (tie) Logan Olson/Travis Woodard, Tyler Waters/Kory Koontz, Jake Cooper, Tyler McKnight and David Key/Martin Lucero, 5.8; 7. Justin Davis/Colby Lovell, 5.9; 8. Nathan McWhorter/Cole Davison, 6.0.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jacobs Crawley, 80 points on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Icycle; 2. Bradley Harter, 79; 3. (tie) Dean Wadsworth, Justin Caylor and Kobyn Williams, 78; 6. Isaac Diaz, 77.

Tie-down roping leaders: 1. Matt Shiozawa, 7.9 seconds; 2. Houston Hutto, 8.9; 3. Ross Tucker,9.0; 4. Ace Slone, 9.2; 5. Timber Moore, 9.3; 6. Marty Yates, 9.6.

Barrel racing leaders: 1. Kelly Tovar, 14.52 seconds; 2. Amanda Davenport, 14.64; 3. Mary Walker, 14.75; 4. Sydni Blanchard, 14.82; 5. Lisa Thornton, 14.85; 6. Morgan Breaux, 14.89; 7. Brittany Grant, 14.90; 8. Christy Loflin, 14.91; 9. Taylor Jacob, 14.93; 10. Brittany Kelly, 15.02; 11. Kelly Allen, 15.05; 12. Tiffani Sonnier, 15.06.

Bull riding: 1. (tie) Zeb Lanham, on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo’s Rainbow, and Chad German, on Lancaster & Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Kubota, 85 points; 3. Jay Turner, 83; 4. Nile Lebaron, 81; 5. Toby Collins, 71; no other qualified rides.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Hong Kong protesters: We don't trust you

CNN World - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 21:53
Hong Kong police and pro-democracy protesters faced off outside the office of the city's chief executive, as the standoff continued despite an agreement to hold talks.
Categories: International News

Bulldog Tennis Opens Wildcat Invitational With Impressive Day

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 21:00
TUCSON, Ariz. – In the third tournament of the 2014 fall campaign, the Mississippi State women's tennis team got off to a hot start on the first day of the Wildcat Invitational Friday, going a combined 11-2 in singles and doubles action.

No. 12 Mississippi State, No. 6 Texas A&M, Clash Saturday

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 20:34
STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the first time since 1986, two top-15 football teams will take the field in Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

Hollywood pay: It's good to be Iron Man

Business News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 19:15
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It's a girl for Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 19:12
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are officially parents!
Categories: Entertainment News

Affleck: 'Gone Girl' nudity better in 3-D

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 19:12
Good Willy Hunting?
Categories: Entertainment News

CVS sanctioned for faking product size

Business News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 18:38
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'Star Wars Rebels' a link to the past

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 18:20
"Star Wars" fans, take heart -- Disney Channel has got you.
Categories: Entertainment News

Rapper Too Short brings gun to airport

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 18:06
Todd Anthony Shaw, better known as rapper Too Short, may want to pack more lightly in the future.
Categories: Entertainment News

RadioShack gets a lifeline

Business News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:45
Radio Shack has taken a step back from the brink.

Stolen Harley returned after 42 years

Business News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:01
Edgar Howard Johnson, Jr. still remembers the time his father picked him up from school on a Harley-Davidson.

11 children have mystery illness in Colorado

CNN - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 16:53
Another child in Colorado has been hospitalized with partial paralysis, Children's Hospital Colorado announced Friday.
Categories: National News

Hazmat at Ebola quarantined apartment

CNN - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 16:26
Four days after a man was diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, the apartment where he stayed has not been sanitized, a cleaning crew contracted to do the job says.
Categories: National News
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