The Eagle’s Dave Campbell Retiring After 40 Years in Print

(Source: The B/CS Eagle)

Dave Campbell, high school beat reporter for The Bryan-College Station Eagle, is retiring after 40 years in newspaper.

Campbell, who grew up in Mexia, Texas, has written for several publications, including ones in Corsicana and Waco. He’s spent the last 12 years of his career at The Eagle.

Campbell and his wife plan on remaining in the Brazos Valley, where he will continue to serve as The Voice of Bryan Viking Football on Sportsradio 1150 and radioaggieland.com.

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Rangers Edge White Sox, 9-8

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Nomar Mazara drove in five runs, including a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Texas Rangers held on for a 9-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The Rangers reached .500 for the first time since July 15 with their fourth straight win and seventh in eight games. The defending AL West champs, out of the division race behind Houston, pulled within 1 1/2 games of the idle Los Angeles Angels for the AL’s second wild card.

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Corbin goes 8 1/3 innings, Diamondbacks beat Astros 4-0

HOUSTON (AP) _ Patrick Corbin came within an out short of his first career shutout and first complete game since 2013 in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday.

After allowing a two-out double to Yuli Gurriel in the bottom of the ninth, Corbin was pulled by Arizona manager Torey Lovullo. Archie Bradley took over on the mound and struck out Marwin Gonzalez.

Corbin (10-11) allowed four hits and one walk, struck out seven and threw just 105 pitches. After blanking the Chicago Cubs in 6 2/3 innings in his previous start, Corbin has 16 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings.

After scoring a combined 18 runs in consecutive wins over Arizona on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Astros’ bats went cold in the final game of the four-game series, which was split between Arizona and Houston.

Arizona second baseman Daniel Descalso hit an inside-the-park home run off Astros starter Mike Fiers in the fourth inning on a deep drive that sailed over the head of center fielder Jake Marisnick and bounced off the wall away from him.

It was the 14th inside-the-park homer in Arizona franchise history and the third this season. It hadn’t happened outside of Arizona since Kelly Stinnett did it on Aug. 29, 2005, in San Diego.

Descalso’s homer put Arizona up 2-0 after Jeff Mathis’ single that scored Ketel Marte, who reached third following a walk and a two-base throwing error by Fiers. Jake Lamb made it 3-0 in the sixth with his 26th homer.

Fiers (7-8) allowed three runs, two earned, on seven hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings.

The Diamondbacks added a run in the eighth when David Peralta scored on a wild pitch from Francis Martes and a throwing error by catcher Max Stassi. The Astros committed two errors in the game, and Arizona had three.

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Lee Falls in U.S. Amateur Round of 32

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Texas A&M men’s golf incoming freshman Walker Lee concluded his run at the 117th United States Amateur Championship on Thursday, falling in the match play round of 32 at Riviera Country Club.

Lee (71-72=142, +2), who ended stroke play with a share of 35th place, defeated Kyle McClathchie of South Africa, 2 and 1, Wednesday during the initial stage of match play but fell to Doc Redman of Raleigh, N.C. (one up) in his return to the course.

In addition to Lee’s showing, Texas A&M was well represented at the event as current Aggies Cameron Champ (77-77=147, +7) and Kavan Eubank (77-74=151, +11) as well as recent graduate Adrià Arnaus (77-78=155, +15) were featured in the field. Additionally, A&M graduate transfer and current UTSA golfer Jake Goodman (80-72=152, +12) took his swings in Southern California.

The Aggies look to be in a strong position for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign as Lee joins Champ and rising junior Chandler Phillips, who each claimed All-America honors last season, as well as Eubank and six other letterwinners from last season. Texas A&M will tee off the new season Sept. 10-12 when the Aggies take part in the Badger Invitational at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis.

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Texas A&M & adidas Unveil Special Edition “Bright Lights” Alternate Football Uniforms

Texas A&M and adidas today unveiled the “Bright Lights” Primeknit alternate football uniform, which will be worn by the Aggies on Saturday, October 28 versus Mississippi State at Kyle Field.

adidas and Texas A&M Athletics set out to collaboratively design and create a first for the brand and a first for the Aggies that would be at the forefront of design and innovation and provide players with the perfect blend of style and technology.

Pushing Primeknit technology to the next level, the “Bright Lights” Primeknit alternate football uniform introduces the merging of two different colored yarns to create a dual-color jacquard pattern that gives the illusion of two distinct luminous colors. Made with a cutting-edge, proprietary yarn blend that increases durability and abrasion resistance, Primeknit is the premier compression uniform system, featuring the latest generation of adidas TECHFIT technology. Primeknit helps keep players cool and increases range of motion, giving athletes an unrivaled level of comfort and allowing them to perform at their highest levels. The jersey’s padlock system secures tension over the shoulder pads, while the bodymap fit adheres to the player, making it difficult for opponents to grab, hold or tackle.

Inspired by the speed, ferocity and clean look of supercars, the “Bright Lights” Primeknit alternate football uniform is centered around an all-maroon theme with black accents. The jerseys are highlighted with the Texas A&M moniker on the chest and white numbers that are emblazoned with reflective embellishments to shine at night. Additionally, the dual-color maroon and black pants feature a reflective Texas A&M logo on the left leg. Stripping the jersey down to the essentials to reduce weight like a high-performance car, the stripes have been removed to create an all-new look for the Aggies.

Capping off the theme is a HydroSkin® helmet from Hydro Graphics Inc. (HGI) that features a supercar style iridescent paint job with a clear-coat finish that fades from maroon to black. This innovative feature seamlessly blends two colors to create the appearance that the helmet is transforming colors. Chrome Texas A&M logos don on the sides of the helmet to shine under the bright lights of the stadium.

Additional design details include matching maroon and black adizero 5-Star 5.0 gloves, embossed with an oversized white, reflective graphic of the Texas A&M logo on the inside of the gloves. The adizero 5-Star 5.0 gloves feature 4-way stretch mesh for compression fit and GripTack for consistent control in all weather conditions. To complete the head-to-toe look, the team will be powered by matching maroon adizero and FREAK cleats with color coordinated accent colors.

For more information and images of Texas A&M’s new “Bright Lights” Primeknit alternate football uniform, please visit http://news.adidas.com/US and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram via @12thMan, @AggieFootball, @AggieFBLife, @adidasFballUS and https://www.facebook.com/adidasfootballus  #12thMan, #teamadidas.

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Rangers slug past Tigers; Astros topple Diamondbacks

_ Elvis Andrus had the go-ahead home run among his four RBIs, Cole Hamels won again despite a shaky outing and the Texas Rangers completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 12-6 victory. Andrus snapped a 4-all tie when he led off the fifth with his 16th homer, and added a two-run single when the Rangers scored four more times an inning later.

 

_ Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer as part of a four-run eighth, Charlie Morton threw 6 1/3 solid innings and the Houston Astros defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5. After Arizona closed within 5-4 in the top of the eighth, Juan Centeno scored on a David Hernandez wild pitch, and Derek Fisher scored on a Jose Altuve sacrifice fly before Reddick capped the inning with his 12th home run of the season that just made it over the right field wall.

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Texas A&M Football Practice: Jeff Banks

Aggie Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends coach Jeff Banks spoke with the media about the team’s outlook in the kicking game and increasing use of the tight end.

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My Aggie Nation Podcast: Dave South reflects on career as the voice of the Aggies

In this week’s episode, the voice of the Aggies, Dave South, joins the show to look back in his 32-year career broadcasting Texas A&M football, men’s basketball and baseball games. South announced he will step down from Aggie football and men’s basketball after this season, but will continue to call A&M baseball games.

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Texas A&M’s Kirk, Watts named to SI.com All-America Team

Texas A&M’s Christian Kirk and Armani Watts were named to the 2017 preseason All-America football team, as selected by Sports Illustrated.

Kirk made SI.com’s first-team unit as a return specialist, while Watts was honored on the second-team defense at safety.

Kirk, a junior from Scottsdale, Ariz., is a preseason first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection at three positions – wide receiver, all-purpose and return specialist. Kirk is the nation’s active leader in punt return average and punt return touchdowns with a 23.1 average and five scores on 27 career punt returns. Last season, Kirk averaged 21.7 yards per punt return, with an NCAA-best three scores, and 28.8 on kickoff returns. As a wide receiver, Kirk was the only player in the SEC with more than 80 catches in 2016 (83 for 928 yards).

Watts, a senior from Forney, Texas, enters 2017 as the Aggies’ active leader in tackles, interceptions (tie) and passes broken up (tie) with 241 career stops, six interceptions and 14 PBUs. In 2016, Watts was among an elite group of Southeastern Conference defenders with at least two tackles for loss, pickoffs, PBU, forced fumbles and recovered fumbles. He also grabbed the game-winning interception in the Aggies’ double-overtime victory over then-No. 9 Tennessee in 2016.

Sports Illustrated’s 2017 Preseason All-America Team
First-Team Offense
QB: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, Sr.
RB: Derrius Guice, LSU, Jr.
RB: Saquon Barkley, Penn State, Jr.*
WR: James Washington, Oklahoma State, Sr.
WR: Calvin Ridley, Alabama, Jr.
TE: Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin, Sr.
OT: Connor Williams, Texas, Jr.
G: Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame, Sr.*
C: Billy Price, Ohio State, Sr.
G: Cody O’Connell, Washington State, RS Sr.
OT: Orlando Brown, Oklahoma, RS Jr.

First-Team Defense
DL: Harold Landry, Boston College, Sr.
DL: Ed Oliver, Houston, Soph.*
DL: Dexter Lawrence, Clemson, Soph.
LB: Arden Key, LSU, Jr.
LB: Cameron Smith, USC, Jr.
LB: Azeem Victor, Washington, RS Sr.
LB: Jerome Baker, Ohio State, Jr.
CB: Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State, Jr.
CB: Jaire Alexander, Louisville, Jr.
S: Derwin James, Florida State, Jr.
S: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama, Jr.

First-Team Specialists
K: Daniel Carlson, Auburn, Sr.
P: Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah, Jr.
All-Purpose: Jaylen Samuels, NC State, Sr.
Return Man: Christian Kirk, Texas A&M, Jr.

* – denotes unanimous selection

Second-Team Offense
QB: Sam Darnold, USC; RB: Royce Freeman, Oregon; RB: Myles Gaskin, Washington; WR: Courtland Sutton, SMU; WR: Richie James, Middle Tennessee; TE: Mike Gesicki, Penn State; OT: Mitch Hyatt, Clemson; OT: Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame; G: Tyrone Crowder, Clemson; G: Sean Welsh, Iowa; C: Frank Ragnow, Arkansas

Second-Team Defense
DL: Christian Wilkins, Clemson; DL: Rashan Gary, Michigan; DL: Bradley Chubb, NC State; LB: Josey Jewell, Iowa; LB: Tegray Scales, Indiana; LB: Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech; LB: Malik Jefferson, Texas; CB: D.J. Reed, Kansas State; CB: Jordan Thomas, Oklahoma; S: Armani Watts, Texas A&M; S: Quin Blanding, Virginia

Second-Team Specialists
K: Gary Wunderlich, Ole Miss; P: J.K. Scott, Alabama; All-Purpose: Richie James, Middle Tennessee; Return: Quadree Henderson, Pittsburgh

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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Union appeals Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-game suspension

NEW YORK (AP) _ The NFL Players Association has appealed Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension over the league’s conclusion that its 2016 rushing leader injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer.

The union said Tuesday it will represent Elliott “to ensure that the NFL is held to its obligation of adhering to principles of industrial due process under the collective bargaining agreement.”

The NFL suspended Elliott last week after a yearlong investigation into an Ohio domestic violence case that prosecutors declined to pursue. Elliott’s attorneys blasted Commission Roger Goodell’s ruling, saying the league “cherry-picked” evidence to reach its conclusion.

A hearing with Goodell or an arbitrator will be scheduled within 10 days with a decision “as soon as practicable” after the appeal is heard, according to the labor agreement.

The Cowboys open the regular season Sept. 10 at home against the New York Giants.

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Astros, Rangers break out the bats

PHOENIX (AP) – The Houston Astros had six extra base hits in the first four innings, building a big enough lead to hold off the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-4. The Astros managed only four hits over the last five innings, but one was Max Stassi’s solo home run in the ninth.

 

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Joey Gallo and Mike Napoli hit back-to-back homers and the Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 10-4. Robinson Chirinos also homered for the Rangers off Justin Verlander. The loss ended Verlander’s bid to win four straight starts. Verlander struck out eight without a walk in six innings. A.J. Griffin went five innings for the win.

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Christy Added to Texas A&M Coaching Staff

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Former University of Nebraska standout Jeff Christy was added to the Texas A&M Baseball staff, head coach Rob Childress announced Tuesday. Christy will serve as the squad’s volunteer assistant coach.

“Jeff is a great addition to the staff,” Childress said. “I’ve had the honor of knowing Jeff as a player during our time at Nebraska. Watching him grow, from afar, into the coach, the husband and the father that he has become has been something special. I feel truly blessed to have him as a part of our program. I know he is going to make us better in each and every way.”

Christy will mentor the catchers as well as handling duties pertaining to on-campus recruiting and development of scouting reports.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be at Texas A&M,” Christy said. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with an outstanding coaching staff. It’s an exciting time to be in Aggieland and I’m eager to get to work.”

Christy arrives in College Station with seven years of collegiate coaching experience.

Most recently he served as an assistant coach at the University of Central Oklahoma for two seasons. In his two years on staff, the Bronchos posted a 67-43-1 mark, including a 37-21-1 campaign in 2017 that saw UCO advance to the Central Regional final in their first NCAA Division II Championship appearance since 2006.

Christy served as a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater from 2012-15. He also spent the 2011 season on the staff at Wichita State.

As a player at Nebraska, Christy caught a school-record 64 games as a junior in 2005, hitting .236 with 32 RBI while throwing out 45 percent of opposing runners, including 8-of-11 in the postseason. An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2006, Christy hit .284 with eight home runs and 32 RBI, while leading the Huskers to 42 wins and a No. 6 national seed.

Christy started his playing career at Barton County Community College, earning All-Jayhawk League First Team in 2004 and Honorable Mention in 2003.

After his collegiate career, Christy was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the sixth round of the 2006 MLB Draft. He reached Triple-A in 2008 and 2009, playing for the Rochester Red Wings. He spent the 2010 season with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association and was named an All-Star while hitting .289 with 40 runs, 82 hits, 12 doubles, one triple, one home run and 39 RBI.

Christy earned his bachelor’s degree from Nebraska in 2007. He and his wife Michelle were married in 2007 and have daughter (Quinn) and twins (Griffin and Stella).

Christy replaces Jake Carlson who accepted a full-time position on the UTSA baseball staff.

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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Rangers Top Tigers; Astros Blanked By D-Backs

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Joey Gallo hit his 33rd home run and the Texas Rangers also played some small ball in a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Martin Perez had a second straight solid start for Texas. The lefty settled down and made it through six innings after trailing 2-0 only three batters into the game. Rougned Odor had three hits and scored three times for Texas including go-ahead run on Delino Deshields’ squeeze bunt.

 

PHOENIX (AP) – Zack Greinke struck out nine in six-plus scoreless innings to bounce back from his first home loss of the season, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros. Greinke suffered his first home loss last week against the Los Angeles Dodgers and followed with a dominating performance against the majors’ top-hitting team to help the Diamondbacks win for the third time in nine games.

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College Station, A&M Consolidated Among Area Schools Named to Preseason High School Football Poll

Here is The Associated Press preseason high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, with points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1:

Class 6A
School Total Points
1. Allen (8) 211
2. Katy (5) 201
3. DeSoto (3) 170
4. Converse Judson (5) 169
5. Cibolo Steele (1) 160
6. Lake Travis (2) 136
7. Austin Westlake (1) 119
8. Cedar Hill 83
9. The Woodlands 63
10. Galena Park North Shore 22
Others receiving votes: 11, Spring Westfield 8. 12, Klein Collins 7. 12,
Coppell 7. 14, Southlake Carroll 4. 14, Pearland 4. 16, Tyler 3. 17, Beaumont
West Brook 2. 17, Mansfield 2. 17, Katy Cinco Ranch 2. 20, Denton Guyer 1. 20,
San Benito 1. <

Class 5A
School Total Point
1. Manvel (8) 223
2. Aledo (14) 218
3. Dallas Highland Park (1) 162
4. Temple 152
5. Cedar Park (1) 140
6. Denton Ryan 99
(tie)CC Calallen 99
8. Fort Bend Marshall (1) 96
9. College Station 60
10. Lancaster 52
Others receiving votes: 11, Richmond Foster 23. 12, Mansfield Legacy 12. 13,
Angleton 8. 14, Mesquite Poteet 7. 15, Port Neches-Groves 5. 15, Colleyville
Heritage 5. 17, Port Arthur Memorial 4. 18, Dripping Springs 3. 19, A&M
Consolidated 2. 19, Mansfield Lake Ridge 2. 21, Texarkana Texas 1. 21, N.
Richland Hills 1. 21, Lubbock Coronado 1. <

Class 4A
School Total Point
1. Carthage (18) 235
2. Gilmer (4) 197
3. West Orange-Stark (2) 178
4. Argyle (1) 162
5. Waco La Vega 148
6. Cuero 104
7. Celina 88
8. Kennedale 77
9. Abilene Wylie 58
10. China Spring 41
Others receiving votes: 11, Midlothian Heritage 36. 12, Giddings 15. 13, Van
12. 14, Kilgore 7. 15, Sweetwater 6. 15, Wimberley 6. 17, Monahans 2. 18, Sinton
1. 18, El Campo 1. 18, Henderson 1. <

Class 3A
School Total Point
1. Cameron Yoe (12) 223
2. Brock (3) 184
3. Gunter (4) 156
4. Hallettsville (2) 136
5. Lexington (2) 113
6. Yoakum (1) 108
7. Newton (1) 102
8. East Bernard 89
9. Wall 69
10. Malakoff 62
Others receiving votes: 11, Canadian 57. 12, Teague 15. 13, Rockdale 14. 14,
Mineola 11. 14, Arp 11. 16, Jefferson 7. 17, Sonora 6. 18, New London West Rusk
4. 19, Franklin 2. 19, Big Sandy Harmony 2. 19, Woodville 2. 22, Crockett 1. 22,
Pottsboro 1. <

Class 2A
School Total Point
1. Refugio (11) 213
2. Tenaha (9) 211
3. Mart (3) 194
4. Bremond (2) 174
5. Crawford 152
6. Mason 105
7. Muenster 70
8. Albany 62
9. Abernathy 49
10. Wellington 38
Others receiving votes: 11, Iraan 31. 12, Burton 20. 13, Shiner 18. 14, De Leon
15. 15, Centerville 9. 16, Groveton 4. 16, San Augustine 4. 18, Munday 2. 18,
Evadale 2. 20, Falls City 1. 20, Alto 1.

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Fred Kerley anchors USA 4×400 relay to silver medal at IAAF World Championships

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LONDON – Capping the 16th IAAF World Championships with the 4×400 relay on Sunday, Texas A&M senior Fred Kerley ran the anchor leg for the United States as they finished second for a silver medal, running a time of 2:58.61.

Kerley ran a split of 44.76 seconds on the final leg of the race as Lalonde Gordon anchored for Trinidad & Tobago and produced a winning time of 2:58.12. Great Britain earned a bronze medal in 2:59.00. On the first three legs for the United States were Wil London, Gil Roberts and Michael Cherry.

Rounding out the field in the final were Belgium (3:00.04) in fourth, followed by Spain (3:00.65), Cuba (3:01.10), Poland (3:01.59) and France (3:01.79).

“It felt good to finish my season off with a global medal,” said Kerley. “It’s a blessing to just compete on a stage like this. I gave it all I had. My body was just pushed to the line. I look forward to getting back healthy and the next stage of my career. Just to put the USA uniform on my body is a wonderful feeling.

Texas A&M athletes claimed three relay medals during the World Championships with a gold by Aaliyah Brown (USA 4×100), silver for Kerley (USA 4×400) and bronze by Simone Facey (Jamaica 4×100). Aggies finishing among the top eight in their respective individual events included Ameer Webb (fifth, 200m), Ioannis Kyriazis (sixth, javelin) and Kerley (seventh, 400m).

Overall, athletes with SEC ties collected a total of 20 medals (8 gold, 6 silver, 6 bronze) by eight conference schools at the World Championships.

In the women’s 4×400 relay, Phyllis Francis anchored the United States to a world-leading winning time of 3:19.02 with a split of 50.22. Francis, who trains in College Station with Texas A&M assistant coach Vince Anderson, enjoyed a lead that stretched to 50-plus meters

The Americans produced the largest winning margin in World Championships history, bettering the previous margin of 3.32 seconds set by USA in 2009. The first three legs on the United States relay included Quanera Hayes, Allyson Felix, and Shakima Wimbley.

Runner-up to USA’s dominating performance were Great Britain (3:25.00), Poland (3:25.41), France (3:26.56), Nigeria (3:26.72), Germany (3:27.45) and Botswana (3:28.00). Jamaica did not finish the second leg of the relay.

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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Aggie sprinters earn gold and bronze in 4×100 final at World Championships

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LONDON – Texas A&M sprinters earned a pair of 4×100 relay medals Saturday, the ninth day of the IAAF World Championships at London Stadium, with Aggie senior Aaliyah Brown leading off the winning United States squad as alum Simone Facey ran the third leg of Jamaica’s bronze medal effort.

In the men’s javelin final, Aggie senior Ioannis Kyriazis, representing Greece, finished sixth with a throw of 277-3 (84.52), his sixth-best performance on the Texas A&M all-time list.

Brown led off the 4×100 relay for the United States in the prelim and final while Facey raced in the final for Jamaica.

In the final, the Americans cruised to a world-leading time of 41.82 seconds as Great Britain placed second in 42.12 with Jamaica third in 42.19. The final also included Germany (42.36), Switzerland (42.51), Trinidad & Tobago (42.62), Brazil (42.63) and the Netherlands (43.07).

Brown handed the baton to Allyson Felix while Morolake Akinosun and Tori Bowie completed the final two legs. During the prelim the foursome of Brown, Felix, Akinosun and Ariana Washington posted a then world-leading time of 41.84.

“It’s definitely a blessing to be on a gold medal relay on my first world championships team,” said Brown. “For me to set the tone on the first leg and give the baton to Allyson Felix, one of the greatest track athletes, was a great feeling. I was confident in my job, I knew I could set the tone on the first leg, close the gap and get us in the race.

“This was my goal for this season, to get to the World Championships. Then to top it off with a gold medal in the relay is great. As Texas A&M we were doing our thing out here today. It’s really great to be another Texas A&M person that people can talk about getting a medal in these championships.”

Joining Facey on the Jamaica sprint relay were Jura Levy and Natasha Morrison on the first two legs with Sashalee Forbes anchoring.

“It’s always great to get a medal,” stated Facey. “We were looking forward to winning gold, but it wasn’t meant to be. Getting the bronze medal means a lot to us since it’s a young team. I’m just happy for this bronze medal and I’m happy for the younger ladies.

“After the race, I told Aaliyah congrats. It’s always good to represent our school. For both of us to come out with medals is a great feeling.”

The third round javelin toss of 277-3 moved Kyriazis from 10th place to fourth place and he ended up in fifth place as the field of 13 was trimmed to eight for the final three rounds. Kyriazis opened with a 261-0 (79.57) after his effort was slightly delayed with the start of the men’s 5,000m final. Then he improved to 267-11 (81.68) in round two.

“Obviously, I was kind of stressed out going into the third round,” noted Kyriazis. “I tried to calm down. I knew I had the meters, I knew I could throw further. So, I just focused and had a good throw. It kind of worked, but I’m not happy with sixth place. Although, I can’t be sad either.”

In the fourth round Kyriazis threw 271-7 (82.79), the eighth best performance on the Aggie all-time list, then fouled his fifth round effort and finished with a 260-8 (79.47).

World leader Johannes Vetter of Germany won the javelin title with a throw of 294-11 (89.89) in the first round. The Czech Republic claimed silver and bronze with Jakub Vadlejch (294-4 | 89.73) and Petr Frydrych (289-9 | 88.32) both producing career best throws.

Thomas Rohler of Germany (289-6 | 88.26) finished fourth. Also finishing ahead of Kyriazis was Finland’s Tero Pitkamaki (285-3 | 86.94) in fifth place. Placing behind Kyriazis was 2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad & Tobago (277-2 | 84.48).

“I should be super excited with my performance, since I beat some people like Olympic champion Walcott, and a couple of guys who have thrown over 90 meters,” said Kyriazis. “The thing that matters is who is better on a specific day.”

The second day of the decathlon started with a time of 15.36 for Lindon Victor in the 110m hurdles, scoring 807 points to increase his total to 4,999. However, three fouls in the discus resulted in no score that event.

The 16th IAAF World Championships conclude on Sunday with Fred Kerley part of the United States 4×400 relay.

2017 IAAF World Championships – Schedule for Texas A&M Athletes
(London time listed first, followed by Central time)

Sunday, August 13
9:15 p.m.      3:15 p.m.           M 4×400    FINAL            (Fred Kerley – relay pool)

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Ahletics

 

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Keuchel, Astros Stifle Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Dallas Keuchel took a shutout into the sixth inning, Jose Altuve homered and the AL-leading Houston Astros stopped their longest losing streak of the season at five games by beating the Texas Rangers 2-1. Keuchel struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings for his first win since June 2 against Texas, just before his nearly two-month stint on the disabled list for neck soreness.

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Hamels, Rangers hold off Astros

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels pitched seven scoreless innings, Elvis Andrus scored each time after his three hits and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 6-4. Hamels limited the Astros to three singles only six days after his complete game against Minnesota. Houston has lost four straight games, and 10 of 13. At 71-44, the Astros still have a six-game lead over Boston for the AL’s best record.

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Brazos Valley Bombers Win Fifth Straight TCL Title

Ryan Benavidez hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth and the Brazos Valley Bombers walked off against the Acadiana Cane Cutters, 3-2, at Nutrabolt Stadium, clinching their fifth straight Texas Collegiate League Title.

The victory marked the first title for Bombers manager Trey Porras, who’s in his first season in the Brazos Valley.

Bombers manager Trey Porras

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Bombers owner Uri Geva

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Bombers Outfielder Ryan Benavidez

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