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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas 61 Wednesday, August 3, 2011 | Bryant comfortable with Cowboys SANANTONO(AP) A week into Dalliis Cowboys fratning tanif), Dez Brv'ant is even,-where, ( atthing (it*ep f>asses. Returning f)unts Taking passes and punts into the end zone with his arms up drawmg loud ovations from thousands ot adoring tans, many wearing his \o. 88. Nov\ hes talking to Miks Austin, getting pointers on tex hnique. He's giving Austin (X)inters on strutting in the end zone. He surprises him self by helping rookies und( rstand what to do on certain routes. After a bizarre year on and off the field — make that, sever* a I such years — Bryant couldn't be more comfortable. The in|ury that cut short his r(K)kie season has healed, the Cow1k)vs have carved a spot for him m the starting lineup and, lx*st Bryant of all, he's controversy -tree. He's also working hard to ket'f) it that way. Bryant is a f)henom(*nal talent who's l)een mostK a tease* btn au»^^ something alwavs gets in the wav, often of his ow n doing. He'‘< made headline’s for his mother's formc'r line ot emplov-ment, for not carrying an older teammate's shoulder pads tor wearing sagging pants at an upscale mall and for tailing to [)av the bills on excessive jewelry pur-c liases. And that's just the* last 1 S months. Brv'ant is trying t< ■ bring the fcK us back to what hc^ tan do once a f(K)tl)all gc'ts into his hands. In 12 games last season, Bryant c aught 4S passes tor S61 \ards and si\ louc hdow'ns, By all accounts, he's clc'aning up th(> issues in his ¡xTsonnel life and he‘'s embracing his role as a ke*v member of the e)tfense HOUSTON Texans WR «lohnson hurt in practice Houston Texans All-Pro recc'iver Andre johnson has le’tt morning practice w ith a disloe ated lent inde‘X finge-r. SPORTS ated P' lohnson was running _ a slant route* I in an indi-i|||i|||^ I vidual drill Tuesda\ and leape*el to catc h a pass, vMth rookie-corne>rbae k Roc ( armie h.icI dc'te-ndmg. lohnson couldn't make' the* cati h .ind e ame* down shaking his left hand. He' took !)fi his glove' and w,)lk(*d to the side'line*, v\he*re* a tr<iine*r e*\<imine‘d him ( o<K h (i.irv kul)iak did n( )t know the* se*ve'ritv ot lohnson's in)ur\ atte*r the morning prae tic e* [-5ut he* uas hope-tul that lohnson VNould be re'adv lor the attcrncjoD workeiut NEW YORK NBA takes legal action against players The NBA has filed an untair labor practice e harge* and a tc'deral lav\ suit against the NBA Pl.iv-e>rs Assoe uition, ae e using tlie pla\e*rs (it tailing to bargain "in good taith" and i)f "impermissible pre*ssurc‘ ta( tie s" m lal)or talks. rhe* c l.iims were* tiled Tueseku. rhf* unt.iir labor prae tie e* ( harge w<is tiled with the* National I abor Re*lations Be)ard. It ac c usc*s the pla\ -crs ot making "unLiwtur threats to bre*ak up their union and pursue* an iintitrust lawsuit ag.iinst thi‘ NBA .) strateg\ usc*d tins sear b\ NF l ()layers te) tight the*ir l(K,ke)Ut, AKRON, Ohio Woods returns to Firestone after break Tiger W oods savs his health is as good .is it's i)ee*n in \e<irs as he* returns to golt. Woejcls has bee*n gone* trom the* P( i,A Te)ur for ne'arly three months. He m,ike*s his re*turn to cejnv petition tins wee*k at the* Bridgc*stone' Invit.itional, a World (jolt ('hampionship that he* has won a re*c ord seven times. He* showc*(l up luesdav morning at (l.iwn for nine* hole*s ot prai tie e*. Woods says his e'xpe*( ta lions htiven't e hange*d and that he still expc*c ts to win even though he hasn't ()lave*d since M.iy 12, ane) he* hasn't wejn any tourni) me*nt sine e* November 2i)()9 at the* Australian M.isters, Aski*d what e*xe ites him, he said it was a e hance* to "beat thc'se* guys." Correction: In Tuesday's s(H)rts section, Nt*ka Cup|X‘til-li was mistakenly identified as Alexandra Hubiscak. 2011 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAMP TOUR LAURA McKENZIE H('rai;l-Zeitu!!(i Football is in full swing for Canyon Lake players, wtio are breaking in the new !urt at Hawks Stadium on Tuesday morning. HOTSTUFF Hawks braving heat during camp By Chris Hoffman The Heraid-Zeitung Football training camp has more me.*aning tor C.unon 1 ,)kc* senior /ac h He*nshaw, who h.iel a differe*nt [)erspe*e tive* in 2010. "Last \ear, I was sitting on the siek*-lincs ifi a cast," said Henshaw, who sat out the* first tour game's with a broken ankle and still rushed for 1,227 \ards. "It is great to get out here and put the he*lme*t on again. "Fve*n though it is hot, tootball IS some*thing I'm not taking lor grante*d." The* Hawks are braving the* intense* heat on the nc'w turt, wilh nothing on thc*ir minds exce*pt Blanc o. Fnte*ring 201 1, ( anyon Lake Henshaw tootball IS getting tavoriil)le* marks trom many pre*season polls, whic h have them tinishing sec onel to powe‘rh()Use \VimlM*rlc‘v in District 2(>- iA. "Polls are* gre-at and it is some thing tlie* kids look at this time ot yc*ar' Mon/ingo said "But \ou still h.Hf* to go out and pro\(‘ it on the Held. W'e want to win <i district championship, and that IS why we re out he*re in the he*.il." rhe heat, which in the* mid-90s during morning prae tie cs, IS something that Mon/ingo and his coaches ke*c*p <i e leisc* e*\{' on and have taken all the nc*c es^ sary sle*ps, including multiple water stations and water brc*aks whenc'vc'r an athle*le nee*els the'in, to niiike* sure* thc*re is no heat-rc*late*d me ide*nts at (’anvein Lake'. "1 think the kids arc* deiing a good job w'ith the* heat," Nton/in-go said. "We* liad a good turn out tor our sumnu'r program, so thc'v've bc*en out in the he*t»t and the'ir use* to it. "()ur pt.u tices are* in the* mornings so the hc'at isn't as bad, and the* we've* be*t*n h\ elrating the kids .1 lot." Alter e.irning its tirst pLnoff vie -tors in school histor\, ( anyon lake* is ho[)ing to knock on the door of the state* tourname*nt. "We know distric t is going to be tough," Mon/ingo said. "But we know we have the talent on this t(*am to make* a dtH'p playott run. We'd like to Ik* playing whe*n Its e old in December." rhe Hawks kie k off the season whe*n thc*\ host Blanco on Aug. 2(). C OMING TUESDAY: The foot ball camp tour e ontinues with a visit te) the* Nev\ Brauntels Uni-e orns. Renteria’s slam gives Reds 5-1 win over Astros HOUSTON (AP) lelgar Rc*nteria hit a grand slam in ( me innati's tive-run tilth inning and Homer Bailey pitche*d e'ight solid innings to lead the Rt*ds to a ,'>-1 win over the* Houston Astros e)ii luc*sday night. (hris Heise*y and Rarnon He*rnande/ s()arked ( incinnati's f)ig inning with consecutive ck)ubles, making it 1-0. Wandy Rodriguez (7-8) walked Bailey and Drew Stubbs with one out to set up Renteri.i's ninth e .tre*c*r grand slam, which landed in the ( r.iwforel Boxes in le*ft field. B.iik'v allow'c*d one* run anfl five* hits to bounce* l)ac k from a terril)le start against the* New York Mc*ts, when he surren fk*re‘d a c <ire*er-high nine* earned runs and 12 hits in four-f)lus innings. Lhe new look Astros had trouble stringing hits together Tuesday after winning the first game of the series 4- i in 10 innings. Boesch’s HR helps Tigers past Texas DETROrr(AP) Bre*nnan Boesch hit a sole) he>me' run off Mike Ad.ims amid an eighth-inning rain showc*r, se*nd-ing the* Dc*tn)it Tigers to a ()-S victory over the* Texas Rangers on Tue*sday night. Ael.ims (0-1 ) was making his debut tor the Range*rs aftc*r ce)ming over from San Dic*go just lK*fore the* triide de*aelline. He* got the* first out of the e*ighth, but as the* rain began falling harder, Boesch TNE EXTRA POINTCanyon High’s Sara MírelesFAN/ONH SPORTS ON TV Today BIG LEAGUE BASEBAU. 5 p.m. ESPN2 World Series, championship game, teams TBD, at Easley, S C MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m ESPN N Y Yankees at White So* FOXSW Cincinnati at Houston SOCCER 7 30 p-m ESPN2 Spanish/Mexican Primera Division, World Football Challenge, Barcelona vs Guadalajara, at Miami 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 MLS. L A at PortlandTOI) \^ '.S SCOUK.S LANCE GLANCE Former Canyon High School standout Lancs Berkmin. now a rightfielder with the St Louis Cardinals, went l -for-4 against fhe Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday He is batting 286 this season MLB STANDINGS National Laague East Dtviiion W L Philadelphia Atlanta Florida    55 55 500 New York    55 55 500 Washington    53 56 486 16 Carrtral Division W L Pet GB 69 39 639 63 48 568 7 15 15 Milwaukee St Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago Houston San Francisf Afi/ona Colorado Los Angeles San Diego Pet GB 61    49    555 57    52    523 54    S4    500 54    56    491 45    65    409 36    74    327 West Division W    L    Pet GB 61    48    560 60    49    550 1 51    58    468 10 49    S9    454 11 4/    63    427 14 Tuesday's Results Washington 9, Atlanta 3 Chii-ago Cubs 11. Pittshuiqli 6 Florida 4, N Y Mets 3 Cincinnati 5, Houston 1 St Louis at Milwaukee, l.itn Philadelphia at Colorado, iate I. A Dodgers at San Diego late Arizona at San Francisco, late Today's Games Atlanta iBeachy 4 21 aî Washington IWangOli, 12 05pm St Louis IF Jackson 1 Ol at Milwaukee (Wi'lf 7-81,1 10 p m Philadelphia IHalladay 13 4) at Colorado (Hammel 6 10). 2 10 pm. An/ona IMarquis 8-5) at San Francisco (Voqelsong 8 li 2 45 pm Chicago Cubs iGar/a 4 8i at Pittsburgh (Morton 8 61, 6 05 p m Florida (Hensley 1-31 at N Y Mets iGee 10-31, 610pm Cincinnati iWillis O il at Houston (Lyles 0-6), 7 05 p m 1 A Dodgers (Lilly 7 10) at San Diego (Stauftei 6 8) 9 05 p m Amencan League East Division W L Pet GB Boston 66 41 617 New York 65 42 607 1 Tampa Bay 56 52 519 10 Toronto 56 53 514 11 Baltimore 43 63 406 22 Central Division W L Pet GB Detioit 58 51 532 Cleveland 54 52 509 2 Chicago 52 55 486 5 Minnesota 50 58 463 7 Kansas Cit\ ! 4b 63 422 12 West Division W L Pet GB Texas 61 49 555 Los Angele s 59 50 541 1 Oakland 49 60 450 11 Seattle 46 62 426 14 Tuesday's Results Detroit 6, Texas 5 Toronto 3, lampa Bay 1 Cleveland at Boston, 7 10 p m Baltimore 8, Kansas City 2 N Y Yankees at White Sox, late Minnesota at L A, Angels, late Oakland at Seattle, late Today's Games lined his H>th homer of the si*ason ove*r the wall in right field. lose Valverele* pitc hc*d the ninth for Dc*troit, c*arn-ing his 29th save in 29 chanccs. joacjuin Benoit ( i-i) blew a S-2 lead in the top of the eighth, allowing a solo homer to Nelson Ouz and a tying two-run shot by Mike Napoli. Alex Avila hejmertM:! and drove in three runs for the Tigers. Oakland |G Gon/alez 9 8| at Seattle (Futbush 13), 2 40 p in Texas (M Harrison 9 7) at Detioit (Fister 3-121, 6 05 p m Cleveland (C Carrasco 8 9) at Boston (Wakefield 6-4), 6 10 p m Toronto (C Villanueva 6 2) at Tampa Bay (Shields 9-9), 6:10 p m Baltimore (Guthrie 5 14) at Kansas City (Hochevar 7-8), 7 10 p m N Y Yankees (A J.Buinutt 8-9) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 9 9), 7 10 p m Minnesota (S Bakei 8 6) at L A Angels (Pineiro 5-5), 9 05 p ni. ► TEXAS LOTTERY , infiS . 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