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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 30, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 THE EXTRA POINT  New Braunfels’ Nicole Quigley  Astros win with Lee’s homer  HOUSTON (AP)  ( arios I ('(' hit tlebreaking thr('('-run honiGr in the seve^nlh inning, Wanily Rodriguez struck out a c areer-high I ^ and the Houston Astros rail it'd past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 on Monday night.  Trarling ^2 in the seventh, a iield('r's choice grounder by ).D. Martinc'z tic*d the score and Lee extc’ndtHi his hitting streak to 10 games with his 14th homer oft  Footba tickets on sale Tuesday, Wednesday  From stflff reports  PresaU* ti( kets tor this wc'ek's C’om.vl ('ounty foot-l)a!l game's are on sale on TiKSiiay and VVednc'sday.  New Braunfels  lickc'ts tor New Braunfels' ro.ul game against Sc hertz ( Iemens begin from 1-5 p.m. today at the Unicorns field House'; Wednesday and Ihufsdav from 8 a.m. to noon and 1- ? p.m. and f ridav from 8 a.m. to I p.m. Pri( es are $(> for adults and $ 5 tor studc'nts, and all tickets arc* gc'nc'ral admission.  All tickc'ts at thi' gate arc* $7.  Canyon High School  lie kc'ts tor ( anyon's homc> opcnc'r on the* new red turl against Last Ontral go on sale Wc'dnc'sday. All tickets art' on sale at tht' ('ougar Athl('ticOt)i( 0 from 8-11: 50 a.m. and 1-4 [).m. on VVc'dnesday and i'hursday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fri-d.n.  Prices are $(> for adults and $ 5 for students, and all tickets arc“ gc'neral admission.  All tickc'ts at the gate are $7.  Smithson Valley  Prc'sale tic kets tor the Smithson Vallc'y vs. Laredo Unitc'd game at Ranger Sta-clium are from 8-11 a,m. at the SVHS Field House and 1 1: iO a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Smithson Vallc'y c atc'teria on Thursday and Friday, l\c'ser\'ed tu kc'ts arc' $7, gc*n-c-ral admission adult tickets arc' $() and students are $ 5.  All tickcMs at the' gate are  Canyon Lake High School  lie kets tor Canyon Lake's road game'against l aVernia are available trom 8;,i0 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the' ( anyon l.akc' Athlc'tic Office, and at th(' c afeteria trom 1 1 ; U) a.m.    to    1 :,U)  p.m.cS¿#82 i2;Prc'sale tickc'ts arc' $.S for »tclults and $;î for studc'nts. All tic kets are $6 at th(' gate.  Texas' Gilbert gets another chance to Start at QB  AUSTIN (AP)  C uirrett ( lilbert has earnc'd a second c hance to be the starting c juartc'rbac k at Texas.  The junior who threw 17 intc'rce[)tions as lexas went S-7 last season was announc ed Monday as the starter for the Longhorns' scMson opener Saturday night at liome against Rice.  (iilbert won a four-way battle for the job in new coordinator Bryan Flarsin's offense. Ihe Longhorns threw the' [position open after Texas had one of its worst offc'nsiye seascins in 20 years in 2Í)10 and (lilbert wound up throwing for just 10 touchdowns.  lose Veras, putting the Astros ahead for the first time'.  Rodriguez struck out six of the first nine batters he faced and didn't allow a hit until josh Flarrison k'd off the fourth with a double and Andrew Mci'utc hc-n followt'd with his 19th homer.  Neil Walkt'r douf)lc‘d and Ryan Doumit cirove in the third run with a double. Rodriguez then walkc'd Matt Diaz l)('tC)re finding his control again and striking out tht' nc'xt  three. Rodriguc'Z (10-9) struck out the side twice, including the fourth. He went seven innings, walked four and alltiwt'd tour hits. It was the tOth dt)uble-digit strikc'-t)ut game t)f RtKlriguez's career. Rt)driguez had fanned 11 battc'rs previously on thrc'e oc c asions.  jason (irilli (1 -1) pitc ht'd 1 1 - i innings. He allowed twt) earnc'd runs and walkt'd t)ne,|uan Abreu struck t)ut the first twt) (matters t)i his major league debut for the  Astrc}s but thc'n walked a batter and gave uf) an RBI triple’ tt> Ron-ny Odeno in the ninth,  Mark Mc'lanct)n gt)t tht' final out for his 15th save' in 20 c hances.  An infield hit by lost' Altuve gave F1t)uston its st've'nth run in the eighth.  Ross Ohlentlorf, trying tc> rt'lK)und frt)m four months on the disabled list, didn't allow a hit until Martinez sir)glf'd tt) left field with twt) outs in tht' ft)urth inning.  5K Fun Run raises funds for Gridiron Heroes  Courtesy ot SPORTSMAHKrilNGf XPf RIS COM  Texas State tootball coach Dennis Franchione and his wife Kim present a check to Eddie and Chris Canales of Gridiron Heroes  R(JN WITH PUBPOSE  SAN MARCOS  Texas State l(H)tball co.u h I)t'iv nis Franchione welcomed 1‘lO runners anti walkers to BobccU Stadium when thev p.utic ip.ited in the ( oach I r.in ( hciritic's IK 1 un Run and Walk on Saturtlav mtvrning.  (,'hris M.vrtinc'Z trom Sc'guin lin-ishc'd with the' best t)vc‘iall time' after he completc'tl the't e)urse* in 19:4‘), while' Re)bert Duran was the runner-up in time tif 20:4 ^ Brian Hamilton finished in third place with a time ot 21:4(). In the womc'n's rac e, Anne Kringen had the' lastest time with 2h:12. Sean Albro was the' runner u[) with a time t)f 2():4(> .jnd Ic'ssicc) Wells was third with a time' ot 27::^9.  Pamt'la Rindahl won the women's walking r<ic e with a time of }9:0S, while' Lintla ('lUtierrc'z was the* runner-u[) with a time of 47:10 anti Ton it' Sc hwab was third with a time ot 49:51.  In tiu' men's walking division, ( hris Wise won the' rae c' with time C)t 47:0^^ while' Milton I )tl-wt)rth trom ( c)tlonwt)otl Sht)res finished in st't t)nd f)lace with 49:18 and Stae c'y Sc hwab had a time of 49:52.  Sponsors for tht' race included Frt)st Bank, lason Tarr, Rusty Phillips, ( huck Nash, Ham[)ton Inn and Suite's, ( ountrv Inn and Suites, Minuteman Press, All Advc'rtising, and S[)ortsMarke'ting-l xpt'rts,c om. In addition, Texas State's, Ka[))a Sigma I raternitv st'rvetl as vo unteers tor the race'.  Prex t'C'ds from the rae e allowc'd Franchione and his wife, Kim, to prc'se'nt a $1,000 chee k to Chris and Fdelie ('analc'S t)l ('iridirt)n I leroc's, an organizatit)n that sup-)orts individuals and thc'ir fannies who have' sufferc'tl a catastrophic spinal cord injury through ac tivitic's assoc iated with high schot)l football.  "I have' so muc h admiration tor this family in taking a tough situ-atu)ns and turning it into a pt)si-tive anti hel()ing so m<iny [)eo-plc'," said Franc hione.  Tlie Ciritliron Heroes organiza-tie)n t ame abt)ut when senior tlelensive« bat k ( hris ( anales t)t San M.irtos Baptist Ac ademy sul-tc'rc'd a spinal cord injury in his tinal rc'gular seast>n game. Tht' lollt)wing months he battk'd tor his life and k'arnc'd to tune tion as a t|uaelriplt'gic. His injury and the' lack t)f any t)rganize'cl helf) tor the families prompted his  father, Fdelie, his lamily anti tor me'r coat h iV^ike Ki|>[) to torn> tht' Gritlirtin Heroc's organization to help familic'S w'ho are lortt'd to dc'al with the c t)nsc'e|uene c's ol tht' tlc'vastating injury.  "When st)mt'e)nc' sutlers .t spinal ct)rtl injur\, no ont' is prt' part'd tor a lift't h.inging injury said Fdtlie ('analc's. "lA spinal cord injury) is a lite t hanging injury not only tor tht' athlc'te, but for his tamily, coachc'S anti the community. UnfortunateK, we have had 19 young mt'n suiter spinal ct)rd injuric's sinc e' 200 i in the State of Texas.  "We saw a shtjrtfall in the' suj)-|)t)rt for thc'se kuls anti w.mtC'd tt) make sure that thc'y art'n't tor gt)ftt'n," atldc'd C analc's.  "The larger spin.il ct)rtl injur\ toundatit)ns such as the ( hristo |)her Rec've Foundation and the' Muimi Prt)jt'ct raise monc'y te>r rc'searc h only.  "Thc'v tlon't ht'lp the families with wht'elt hairs, vans and suf) [)lic's that Mc'dic cUt' t)r insurant e-W'e>n't pay tor. W'v trv to wt)rk with the' tamilic's se> tht'\ untlt'r stand how their livc's art' going to change. We want to make' sure that the*sc’ |)layers are not torgotten."  Jets beat Giants for bragging rights  EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ.  (AP)  The [)reseason braggin' rights tor the New S'ork me>trt)|)t )litan area l)c'long to the' lets, although neither Rc'x Ryan's team nor the C'jiants have' muc h to be happy about,  Mark Sanchez thrt'w a 1 7-yard touchdow'n pass to Santtinic) 1 lolmes anti  tht' jets ca[)italized on two big special teams [)lays in 17-5 victory Monday night in a pre-sc'ason game ck'Liyed two tlays by the rare Hurricane Irene's devastating march up the Fast Coast this we'ekt'nd.  Bilal Powell had a 1-yard TD run in the fourth tjuarter and the Jets  defense intercepted Eli Manning twice in what probably will be the last major warmup for bt)th teams' starters before the' regular seast)n.  The lets (2-1) will face the Eagles hereTluirsday. The C'jiants (1-2) finish their prest'ason at New England, also on Thursday.  roi)A\'s SCOKKS MLB STANDINGS  National Laague Eatt Diviaion  W L    Pet GB  Philadelphia    84 4b    646  Atlanta    79 M    594 6 )/2  New York    64 68    4«5 21  Washington    62 70    470 23  Florida    59 74    444 26 1/2  Central Division  W L    Pet GB  Milwaukee    81 54    600  St Louis    70 64    522 10 1/2  Cmtinriati    67 67    500 13 1/2  Pittsburgh    62 71    466 18  Chicago    57 77    425 23 1/2  Houston    44 90    328 36 1/2  West Division  W L    Pet GB  An/ona    75 59    560  San Francisco 71 63    530 4  Colorado    64 70    478 11  Los Angeles    62 70    470 12  SanDiegO    60 74    448 15  Monday's Results  N Y Mets 2, Fionda 1,1st game Philadelphia 3, Cincinnati ?  N Y Mets 5, Florida 1, 2nd game Pittsburgh 4, Houston, 7 Colorado at An/ona, late San Diego at 1 A Dodgers, late Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, late Today's Games Florida (Vazque/ 7 11) at N Y Mets (Pelfrey 7 101, 7 10 p m Philadelphia (Halladay 15-S) at Cincinrvati (Arroyo 8-10), 7 10pm Washington IL Hernande? / 12) at Atlanta (Jurr)ens 13-5), 7 10pm Pittsburgh (Morton 9-7) at Houston (Sosa 1-2), 8 05 p m  St Louis (E Jackson 3-2) at Milwaukee (Marcum 11-4), 8 10 p m Colorado (A Cook 3-7) at An/ona (Miley 1 11,9 40 pm  San Diego (StauHer 810) at L A Dodgers (Kuroda 10 14). 10 10 pm Chicago Cubs (Gar/a 6 10) at San Francisco (Voge)song 10 41 10 15 pm  Boston New York Tampa Bay Toronto Baltimore  Dotiuit Chicago Cleveland Minnesota Kansas City  Texas  Los Angeles  Oakland  Seattle  American League East Division W L  82 51 80 52 73 60 67 67 53 IB Central Division W L 73 61 67 65 66 65 56 78 56 79 West Division W L 76 59 72 61 60 74 56 76  Pet GB  617  606    1 1/2 549 9  500    15 1/2  402    28 1-2  Pet GB  545  508 5 504 5 1/2 418 17 415 1/ 1/2  Pet    GB  563  541    3  448    15 1/2  424    18 1/2  Monday s Results  Kansas City 9, Detroit 5 N Y Yankees 3 Baltimore 2 Cleveland 2, Oakland 1 Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 3 Chicago Wliiti» Sox 3. Minnesota 0 L A Angels at Seattle, late Today's Games Kansas City at Detroit, 7 05 p m Oakland (Cahill 9 12) at Cleveland (J Gome/ 0 2), 7 05 p m Torooto (Cecil 4 7) at Baltimore (Guthne 6 161. 7 05 p m  NV Yankees (Sabathia 17 7) at Boston (Lackey 12-9), 710 p m Tampa Bay (Hellickson 11 91 at Texas (l-eldman 0-0), 8 05 p m Minnesota iSwar/ak 3 4) at Chicago White Sox (Z Stewart 1 -3). 8 10pm L A Angels (J Williams 1 0) at Seattle (A Vasque/ 1 0), 10 10 p m  The e hippy game tt'a-tured the Ciiants' Bran tlt)n |att)bs anti the It'ts' Muhammad Wilkc'rst)n being c'jc'c tc'd tor a fight, <i lot of penalties and enough bad plays tt) make Ryan and counter-[)art Toni Ceiughlin c t)ii-e earned with t ic' regular season less than two weeks away.  Fish gets easy win to start U.S. Open  NEW YORK (AP)  MartK I ish is .Amt'rit a s Best at this year's U.S. ()|)en.  On Mont lay, ht* livetl up to the billing, o|)ening his stay at I lushing Mc'adows with a ()-2, (i-2, ()-1 vit tory ovt'r Ttibias Kamke t)l Cit*r-many that includetl a bc'twe'e'n-thc'-k'gs shot in the linal game t)f a match that took t)nlv I ht)ur, 4 i minutes.  "Tt) be ht)nc'st, I thought tliat was m\' onlv shot,*' Kish said. "I tiidn't try to hit a winner, lust tric'cl to make  It.”  But it 1 ish is t'ver gt>ing tt) l)ring t)ut his inner showman, nt)w is the time. He enters as the c'ighth sc'ed, tilt' tof)-rankc'd [)layer, man t)r vvt)man, in America, su[)-[)lanting Andy Rotklit k alter his long run as tht' tt)p Amc'rican male.  TEXAS LOTTERY  PICK 3 (8/29)  Day 4-5-6 Night Q-8-4 DAILY 4 (8/29)  Day 7-1-8-5 Night 2-0-0-0 SATURDAY LOTTO Jackpot; $23 million 12-14-25-26-36-46 (8/27) WEDNESDAY LOTTO Jackpot: $22 tnillion  3-15-22-25-29-52    (8/24) MEGA MILLIONS (8/26)  2-3-27-30-47 MB: 36 Megaplier: 3 TEX AS TWO STEP (8/29)  4-1M6-25    BB: 27 CASH FIVE (8/29)  1-3-4-9-28  --TEXIÏS -,  LOlîtflV  For breaking news, sports scores, weatlier, traffic and mid-day updates, follow us on Twitter ®NewBraunfelsHZ  Learn what's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts Become a New Brauntels Herald-Zeitung facebook fan.  Receive the Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in your e-matl box each morning: herald^zeitung com. Click Herald-Zeitung Mailing List’   

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