New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 6, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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THE EXTRA POINT
Rays on a roll beat Rangers
ST. PETERSBURG, FUl(AP)
Shields is rat king up com-|)li't(' games for the Tampa Bay Kays, and it's no act ident.
Th(' All-Star right-hander knows vvh('n to use his best pitch.
Shielfis tossed a four-hitter for his niajor league-best I Hh com-plet(' game and the Rays beat the AI West*leadingT('xas Kang('rs 5-1 on Monday.
"H(''s got a good changeup,
Astros drop 4th straight in loss to Pirates
Houston manager Brad Mills knows limmy Paredes was |ust trying to make a play. Mills hopes (‘xp('ri(‘nce will t<\K h his young infielder sometinK's it's OK to hold up altf'r f\ir('(ies was caught in a rundown l)i'tw(*en se( one I anil third in the ninth lo sncill out a rally in a M loss to the Pirates.
'You lik(> the aggressive-nc'ss hut at the sam«* time you like to pick up that iearning curv('," Mills said. "Sonietimes there's things you'd like to go through, and hopetully we're going through those now and we don I have to continue to go through th(> same things."
Ihe Astros had runners on tirst .ind setond with one out wht'n Matt Downs hit ii shallow llyball lo (enter that (Iroppi'd in tor <» hit. Houston's ( hris lohnson held up at third, but Paredes didn't r('ali/e Johnson had stopp('d until he was iO ftrt past second. Pittsburgh shoitstop Konny ( edeno easiK tagg('d out Paredes and Piratt's ( loser loel Han-rahan got lake Shu( k to tly out to right and pi( k up his i")th save.
"iP.iredc'si knew that he was a tying run, and I'm sur(' that he's thinking, 'Man, I (.in get to third here,' or whatever, and it kind ot bJocked out every thing <'lse," Mills said. "He was )ust overanxious, you know, you hate to say it but that's an experien(e thing that s going to keep coming a little bit with him."
ih(' Astros flow hav(> two lOLir-ganie winning streaks and two tour-game losing streaks in the last three w(‘(.'ks, another symptom ot a t('<im learning on the fly. Yet Mills was impressed by the play of rookie right-hander Henry Sosa (2-^), who gave up two runs over six innings in miserable conditions.
Ihe gijme was delayt'd 56 miiuit('s by r.un then playt'd in a dovvnf)our that b(*came ste.idier as the afternoon progressed.
Cancer can't keep Buddy Ryan from Cowboys vs. Jets
IKVINCi lAi’) — Not even t iiiK (T surgery can kt'p former NFL coa( h Buddy Ryan from being in the stands wlu'n his twin sons coach against each other Sunday night in the prime-time op(‘ner b(>tween the Dallas (Owboys and New York lets.
( owboys defensiv(' coordinator Rob Ryan said Mon-dtiy his da(J was diagnosc'd last week with a form of cancer "iti his gland that's right through his neck." Brother Rex, the jets coach, said through a team s[)okesman that it was the (Wrotid gland, the largest of the s.
period," Rangers slugger fosh Hamilton said.
"So, when you've got a good changeup, 90 (mph) looks mor(‘ like 96.
"He l(K)ks so g(K)d to hit, an(J it drops off the tahle. H(‘ throws it and kwps it out of th(> strike zone. Makes it |fK)k like it's going to b(‘ in the strike zone."
Shields (14-10) stru( k out six and walked two. The only run ht*
allowed (ame home on Michael Young's grounder with one out in the ninth.
"Whether they're stressful innings or not, I (ondition myself ^o that dc'ep into ds said.
Shields also Ikh ame th(‘ first AI pitcher since Randy Johnson in I9‘H to have at least 200 strikeouts and 10 (ompletc' g.imes in th(' sam<' season when he fanncnl
enough lo g.mies," Shie
Hamilton in the first.
The only other 200-strikeout, 10-complete game pitcher since 2000 was CC Sabathia, who accomplished the feat whi'n he pitrh(*d for Cleveland and Mil-waukw during the 2008 season.
"This year, the guy's bcH’h abk* to finish whatever he starts," T(>xas manager Ron Washington said. "We haven't been able to figure him out."
TSR TEAM GOING TO FLORIDA
LAURA McKENZIE | Herald /eiluitq
Jay Svoboda took top honors in the Intermediate Wakeboard division during the Thursday Showdowns a! Texas Ski Ranch Svoboda will compete at this weeketid's National Points Championship in Tampa, Fla.
Making A SPLASH
23 from NB going to championship
By Chris Hoffman
Seven months of hard work. Hours upon hours on the cal)k‘ working on all the movt's and all th(' trie ks nt‘t>di'd to go u[) against the best. It all comes down to this.
Now it is on to Fampa.
Fwenty-three riders from N('w Braunfels in seven divisions make up Team TSR (Texas Ski Ranch) that will go up against over 200 riders from parks across the country for the National Points (;ham()ionship at McCormicks Wake Park in Tampa, Fla. beginning Friday.
The championship will be lh(' largest cable wakeboard ev('nl ever held in the United States.
Team TSR dominated the competition at its home park in 2010, as the New Braunfels s(juad t'dged Mc Cormick's 2,46S-1,8()S in the team competition, while Orlando Watersf)orts Complex (OWC) rounded out tht' toj) thrcn* with 1, Í50 points.
Riders accumulated points by combining their top four out of five finishes in the local seri(>s.
Ilu' top live riders overvill earn a spot at the (hampionshi|)s while lh(‘ top thr('(' are also si.orc'd as [)art of tht' team evt'nt.
This year. Team TSR is mack' u[) ot pro wakeboard riik'rs Kyle ( ameron, [)an Olson, Sam S( roggins, lirad ^\ason .iiul thr('e time world champion Tom looshee; advanied wak(‘!)oard ti'atures |osh Ihurman, Ryan loiu's. Drew I (Timan, ( (»Iton Moran and Mason Markwardt; lorresi TU'ss, laylor Irby, Sam Wilkinson, Hunter Spen(e and |a\ Svoboda make up th(' inti'r mc'diate wakt'lio.ird team, vvhilc' Ali Banks Andres Car( ia and ( iim StoiK' will ride in th(> b('gin-n(>r wakeboard division.
In the })ro wak('skale division, (letending ( hampion Bret I iltl(', |ohn Phillips and l ooshc'e are thi' odds on tavorites; Hc'ss and Irby along with Max Bialick will com [)et(' in th(' amat(‘ur wak(‘skat(' evi'nt and CiarK'tt Prus(' and Bradlc'y Satterle(' make up th(> w<)k('ski team.
Cameron said that being abj(> to !)(' adaptable to any riding con dition is what s<'parates a good
rider from a grc'at ridc'r when it comt's to a (ompetition ot this size and this wide range ot tak'ni.
"That is the one thing I ck)n'l think peo[)le know is that every park IS unicjue," C ameron said. "Fvery park has a different leel, and you have to Ix' able to adjust.
"That is what I love about this sport. It tests your skill at everything.
"You have to be good at rails, ki( kers and aerial tricks. And bi'ing able to adjust to any park and condition is what niiikes a great cable rider."
The National Points ( hampi-onships features riders from all eight cable wake parks in the United States - Kansas C'ilv Watersports, Mc(ormi(k's, Mid ,America Wakesports I-.1S, ()rlan (k) Watersports (omf)lex, Rt'volu-tion ('able in Fort My(‘rs, Tla., Ski Rixen in Dc'erfield Beadi, Fla., Wake Nation in Fairfield, Ohio, Wake Sport Ran(h in ( r('sson and FSR.
The lhre('-day I'vent begins at 9 a.m. Friday and will continue until the pro wakel)oard finals on Sunday.
Half Big 12 off as everybody wonders about future
Fiom tfie Associated Press Oklahoma coac h Bob Stoops is willing to play wherever his school's president and athletic director decide is best, even if it means a move by the t(n)-ranked Soon-ers cou d trigger the nation's first 16-team su[)er conference,
"It seems that's the direction the world's going," Stoops said Monday. "So if it is, so be it."
Stoops stop()ed short on s[)eculating what might happ('n or saying what he prefers. Oklahoma president David Boren said just before' the season's opening wc'i'k-erid that the Sooners would decid(' within the next three wc'eks, if not sooner, if thc'y would leave the Big 12 for another conft'renc e "As long as we get to play. I'll go play whert'v-
i'r," Stoops said during the Big 12 (oachi's' weekly (onlerence call. Tve got gr('al faith in (the presi-(k'nt and AD), so for me to say what I'd [)refi>r w'ouldn't be right to do."
With half the Big 12 hi'ading into .m oft wt't'k, after all 10 teams won their openers at home, tliere art* mort' (juestions about the future of the U'ague. After trimming down to 10 tc'ams with
TOIMVS SCORKS MLB STANDINGS
National Laagua Eatt Divition
W L Pet GB
Philadelphia 89 48 650
Atlanta 82 58 586 81/2
New Yor k 68 71 4«9 22
Washington 65 74 468 25
Florida 63 77 450 27 1/2
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Milwaukee 85 57 599
St Louis 74 67 525 10 1/2
Cincinnati 69 72 489 15 1/2
Pittsburgh 65 76 461 19 1/2
Chicago 61 80 433 23 1/2
Houston 47 94 333 37 1/2
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the losses of Nel)raska (Big Ten) and Colorado (Pac‘l2), the Big 12 hadn't ('ven opened its new season bt'fore Texas A^xM last week formally announced its intention to leave the league.
The Aggies are expec I-ed to apply for mc'mbi'r-ship to the Soutlieastern Conference, as early as this week when they are one of the teams with an open date.
An/ona San Francisco Los Angeles Colorado San Diego
81 60 574
74 67 525 7
68 7? 486 12 1/2
66 75 468 15
61 80 433 20
Monday S Results
Washington 7,1 A Dodgers 2 Pittshuigh 3, Houston I Chicago Cubs 4, Cincinnati 3 Arizona 10, Colorado 7 San Francisco 7, San Diego 2 Milwaukee 4, St Louis 1 Philadelphia 9. Atlanta 0 Florida 9 N y Mets 3
Today’s Games Atlanta (T Hudson 14 81 at Philadelphia (Worley 10 1), 7 05 ptn Houston (Myers 3 131 at Pittsburgh (Lincoln 1 1), 7 05 p m L A Dodgers (Lilly 9 13) at Washington (Strasbiirg 0 01, 7 05 p m N Y Mets (Batista 4 2) at Florida (Volstad 5 12), 7 10pm
Cincinnati ILeake 11 9) at Chicago Cubs
(R Lope? 4 6), 8 05 p m
Milwaukee (Gallardo 15 9) at St Louis
(Lohse 12 81,8 15 pm
Ari/ona (Collmenter 9-8) at Colorado
(Hammel 7 13), 8 40 p m
San Francisco (SurkampO O) at San
Diego (LoBlanc ? 41 10 05 p m
American League East Division
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New York 86 53 619
Bostun 84 5b 600 2 1/2
Tamt)a Bay 77 63 550 9 1/2
Toronto 70 71 496 17
Baltimore 55 84 396 31
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Detroit 79 62 560
Cleveland 70 68 507 7 1/2
Chu ago 70 69 504 8
Kansas City 59 83 415 20 1/2
Minripsota 58 83 411 ?1
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Texa.s 80 62 563
Los Angeles 76 64 543 3
Oakland 64 77 454 15 1,2
Seattle 58 81 417 20 1.2
N Y Yankees 11. Baltimore 10 Detroit 4, Cleveland 2 Toronto 1. Boston 0. II innings Tarnpa Bay 5, Texas 1 Chicago White Sox 2, Minnesota 1 Kansas City 11, OaHand b Chicdgu White Sox 4, Minn**sota 0 Seattle at L A Angels, 9,05 p in Today’s Games Baltimore (Tom Hnntef 3-21 a! N Y Yankees (PHiighes 4 5), 7 05 p rn Detroit at Cleveland, 7 05 p m Bostort at Toronto, 7 07 p rn Texas at Tampa Bay 7 10 p rn Chicago White Sox IPeavy 6-71 at Minnesota (Hendriks 0 0), 8 10 p m Kansas City (Dutty 3 8) at (Jakland (G.Gonzales 12-1)), 10 05 p m Seattle (FHernandei 13-11) al I A Angels (E Santana 11 -9), 10 05 p m
Colts say Manning doubtful for opener
Ih(' unthinkable siuklen Ty sc'ems [lossibli' in Indianapolis opening th(' sc'.ison without Pe\ton Manning.
Tlie tour time k'.iguc'-MVP who has nt'ver missed <i start in his NFl c arec'r is doubtful for Sundav's game at Houston lx\ ause of lin-gc'ring sor('nc'ss in his ba( k tollowing offseason ne( k surgery. It Manning sits, it would be the first time the Ni l 's a(tive iron man missc'd a meaningful game* after 227 (onse( ufive starts in( luding the [)layoits,
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