Stros Win Again

HOUSTON (AP) _ Jose Altuve (al-TOO’-vay) had three hits to give him 209 this
season and drove in two runs to lead the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the
Cleveland Indians last night. The major league hits leader is just one hit shy
of tying the franchise record of 210. Houston starter Collin McHugh allowed five
hits and one run in 6 2-3 innings.

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Hotel Chain Suspending Sponsorship of Vikings

MINNETONKA, Minnesota (AP) _ The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its
sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was
charged with child abuse in Texas. The Vikings reinstated Peterson one day after
he sat out a 30-7 home loss to the New England Patriots after he was charged
with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his son.

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NFLPA Appealing Indefinite Suspension of Rice

NEW YORK _ (AP) _ The players’ union plans to appeal the indefinite suspension
the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week. NFL Players Association spokesman George
Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday “we are expecting to appeal before
the deadline on Tuesday night,” which is 11:59 p.m.

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Monday Night Football

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go,
and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired,
lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis last night. The Eagles
improve to 2-0 while the Colts drop to 0-2.

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Texas A&M Volleyball Catapults Into Top 25

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M broke in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Top 25 rankings today, crashing in at No. 21 following consecutive victories against top-15 ranked opponents last week.

The Aggies previously had not even been mentioned as receiving votes this season, but they sent shockwaves through the Division I volleyball community last week by stunning both No. 6 USC and No. 13 San Diego in back-to-back matches at the USC Classic in Los Angeles.

A&M, appearing in the AVCA Top 25 for the first time since a No. 21 showing in the 2009 final poll, spoiled USC’s home opener by defeating the previously undefeated Women of Troy, 3-2 (25-23, 15-25, 25-27, 25-13, 16-14), on Thursday. It was A&M’s first-ever victory in nine all-time meetings against USC. It also marked only the second time USC lost to a non-Pacific 12 Conference team at Galen Center, and it was A&M’s highest ranked true road win since stunning No. 3 Hawaii at the 1999 NCAA regional semifinals in Honolulu.

A&M then extended its win streak to five matches and improved to 7-1 on the season by upsetting No. 13 San Diego, 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 16-25, 25-17), on Friday to go 2-0 at the USC Classic.

The top five ranked teams remained the same in this week’s poll, with Stanford holding the top spot, followed by Texas, Penn State, Wisconsin and Washington, respectively.

In addition to Texas A&M, the Southeastern Conference is represented in the poll by Florida, which climbed three spots to No. 7, and Kentucky, which moved up one spot to No. 15.

Florida State, which comes to Reed Arena Friday and Saturday for a pair of matches against the Aggies, climbed one spot to No. 6. The Aggies and Seminoles face off Friday at 6 p.m. at and then take the court again Saturday at 11 a.m.

There will be several promotional events, including “Social Media Night” and “Fish Camp Night” on Friday. On Saturday, there will be a Girl Scout event in the volleyball practice gym prior to the match. In addition, BINGO cards will be given out, and winning cards can be taken to the 12th Man table to redeem for prizes. Also there will be a post-match autograph session with the Aggie volleyball team.

Visit 12thMan.com for more information on Texas A&M volleyball. Aggie fans also can keep up to date with the A&M volleyball team on Facebook and on Twitter by following @AggieVolleyball.

The complete AVCA Top 25 Poll, released Sept. 15, 2014:

Rank

School (First-Place Votes)

Total Points

2014

Record

Previous Week

1

Stanford (52)

1491

7-0

1

2

Texas (6)

1411

7-0

2

3

Penn State

1376

8-1

3

4

Wisconsin (2)

1321

8-0

4

5

Washington

1287

9-0

5

6

Florida State

1209

8-0

7

7

Florida

1121

5-2

10

8

Colorado State

969

9-1

14

9

Nebraska

960

5-2

11

10

Southern California

920

6-2

6

11

Purdue

869

8-1

8

12

BYU

846

7-2

9

13

North Carolina

770

7-1

17

14

Oregon

763

8-0

18

15

Kentucky

586

8-2

16

16

Illinois

493

5-3

12

17

Minnesota

459

6-1

19

18

Arizona State

433

8-1

15

19

San Diego

412

5-3

13

20

Arizona

377

8-1

21

21

Texas A&M

346

7-1

NR

22

UCLA

322

6-2

25

23

Loyola Marymount

144

9-0

NR

24

Kansas

138

9-2

24

25

Michigan State

117

5-3

23

 

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Hawai’i 95; Duke 91; Western Kentucky 30; Appalachian State 24; Creighton 23; Kansas State 23; Oklahoma 19; Iowa State 14; Northwestern 8; SMU 8; Santa Clara 6; Louisville 5

Six teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 14 combined points.

Dropped Out: Hawai’i 22; Duke 20

Next Poll: September 22, 2014

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A&M’s Aiple Repeats as SEC Freshman Volleyball Player of the Week

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – For the second consecutive week, Texas A&M setter Stephanie Aiple has been named the SEC Freshman Player of the Week for volleyball, the Southeastern Conference announced today.

Aiple was named to the all-tournament team at the USC Classic last week after leading Texas A&M to back-to-back victories over No. 6 USC and No. 13 San Diego and a 2-0 tournament record.

The 6-1 Round Rock, Texas, native averaged 11.00 assists per set and directed a balanced A&M offense that hit a combined .312 over the two-day tournament while holding opponents to a combined .219 hitting efficiency.

In the Aggies’ tournament opener, Aiple dished out a career-high 56 assists as A&M hit .319 and defeated No. 6 USC, 3-2 (25-23, 15-25, 25-27, 25-13, 16-14). It marked A&M’s highest ranked win against a host team since 1999, when the Aggies won at No. 3 Hawaii in the NCAA regional semifinal. It also was the Aggies’ first-ever win against the Women of Troy in nine meetings, and A&M became only the second non-Pacific 12 Conference team to ever defeat USC at Galen Center.

Against No. 13 San Diego, Aiple posted 43 assists as A&M hit .303 and defeated the Toreros, 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 16-25, 25-17). With the win, A&M extended its win streak to five matches and improved to 7-1 overall.

Aiple herself had back-to-back career highs in kills while hitting a combined .476. She posted four kills and hit .429 against USC and then doubled her kills with eight in four sets while hitting .500 against San Diego. She also set a career high with nine points against the Toreros.

A&M returns home to Reed Arena for a two-match series against No. 7 Florida State on Sept. 19-20. The Aggies and Seminoles first face off Friday at 6 p.m. at Reed Arena. There will be several promotional events, including “Social Media Night” and “Fish Camp Night.”

A&M and Florida State will also meet Saturday at 11 a.m. at Reed. There will be a Girl Scout event in the volleyball practice gym prior to the match. In addition, BINGO cards will be given out, and winning cards can be taken to the 12th Man table to redeem for prizes. Also there will be a post-match autograph session with the Aggie volleyball team.

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Texas AP High School Football Poll

The Associated Press=
Here is The Associated Press high school poll, with first-place votes in
parentheses, records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and the team’s
ranking in last week’s poll:
^Class 6A=
School Total Points Prv
1. Allen (24) (3-0) 249 1
2. DeSoto (1) (3-0) 223 4
3. Euless Trinity (3-0) 163 5
4. Cibolo Steele (3-0) 151 6
5. Southlake Carroll (3-0) 136 7
6. Pearland (3-0) 96 8
7. Manvel (3-0) 84 9
8. Dallas Skyline (3-0) 74 NR
9. Denton Guyer (2-1) 50 10
10. Katy (2-1) 48 2
Others receiving votes: 11, Cedar Hill 38. 12, SA Northside Brennan 35. 13,
Hewitt Midway 11. 14, The Woodlands 5. 15, Abilene 4. 16, Lake Travis 3. 17,
Austin Westlake 2. 18, Dallas Highland Park 1. 18, Cypress Fairbanks 1. 18,
Amarillo 1. <
^Class 5A=
School Total Points Prv
1. Aledo (13) (2-1) 229 4
2. Cedar Park (3) (2-1) 189 5
3. Lufkin (2) (2-1) 147 2
4. Georgetown (3) (3-0) 138 8
5. Fort Bend Elkins (2) (3-0) 127 9
6. Temple (1-1) 107 7
7. Tyler (2-1) 91 1
8. Mansfield Timberview (1) (2-1) 75 3
9. Lancaster (2-1) 50 6
10. West Mesquite (1) (3-0) 41 NR
Others receiving votes: 11, Rockwall-Heath 40. 12, Austin Vandegrift 33. 13,
Richmond Foster 20. 14, Richmond George Ranch 18. 15, Ennis 17. 16, CC Flour
Bluff 15. 17, Whitehouse 11. 18, Fort Bend Ridge Point 9. 19, Canyon 4. 19,
Canyon Randall 4. 21, Longview 3. 21, Houston King 3. 21, Georgetown East View
3. 24, Crosby 1. <
^Class 4A=
School Total Points Prv
1. Stephenville (19) (3-0) 243 1
2. Navasota (3) (3-0) 216 2
3. Argyle (1) (3-0) 187 3
4. Graham (1) (3-0) 165 4
5. Gilmer (1) (3-0) 160 5
6. West Orange-Stark (3-0) 131 6
7. Kennedale (3-0) 83 10
8. La Grange (3-0) 58 NR
9. Celina (2-1) 45 7
10. La Marque (2-1) 30 NR
Others receiving votes: 11, Fairfield 15. 12, Big Spring 8. 13, La Vernia 7.
13, Van 7. 15, Tatum 5. 15, El Campo 5. 17, Atlanta 3. 17, Port Isabel 3. 19,
Gladewater 2. 20, Carthage 1. 20, Liberty Hill 1. <
^Class 3A=
School Total Points Prv
1. Cisco (23) (3-0) 248 1
2. Franklin (2) (2-0) 220 2
3. Rockdale (3-0) 182 3
4. Wall (2-1) 162 4
5. Corrigan-Camden (3-0) 143 5
6. Kirbyville (3-0) 106 7
7. Teague (3-0) 84 9
8. Waskom (2-1) 77 8
9. Malakoff (3-0) 61 10
10. White Oak (3-0) 23 NR
Others receiving votes: 11, Grandview 18. 12, Cameron Yoe 11. 13, Arp 8. 14,
Blanco 5. 14, Gunter 5. 14, New Boston 5. 17, Eastland 4. 17, Denver City 4. 19,
Shallowater 3. 20, Lago Vista 2. 20, East Bernard 2. 22, Sonora 1. 22, Spearman
1. <
^Class 2A=
School Total Points Prv
1. Refugio (15) (2-0) 238 1
2. Mart (8) (3-0) 232 2
3. Tenaha (2) (3-0) 188 3
4. Canadian (3-0) 163 4
5. Bremond (3-0) 128 5
6. Albany (3-0) 115 6
7. Shiner (3-0) 103 7
8. Mason (3-0) 84 8
9. Crawford (3-0) 45 9
10. Centerville (2-1) 21 10
Others receiving votes: 11, Stratford 15. 12, Iraan 9. 12, Abernathy 9. 14,
Seagraves 8. 15, Muenster 5. 15, Falls City 5. 17, Alto 4. 18, Hamlin 3. <
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Texas A&M Concludes Play at OFCC Fighting Illini Invitational

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – The Texas A&M men’s golf team wrapped up play at the Olympia Fields Country Club Fighting Illini Invitational Sunday, finishing the event in 11th place.

The Aggies (304-290-306=900, +60) were led by junior Adrià Arnaus (73-71-75=219, +9), who notched his third career top-20 finish by ending play with a share of 17th place.

Tournament host Illinois (294-290-277=861) secured the team title, finishing at 21-over par, while the Illini’s Dylan Meyer (72-70-71=213, +3) and Maverick McNealy of Stanford (71-71-71=213, +3) shared individual medalist honors.

Aggie junior Andrew Lister (75-72-77=224, +14) carded a round of 77 on Sunday to end play with a share of 30th place, while freshman Andrew Paysse (78-72-77=227, +17) and junior Ben Crancer (87-75-77=239 +29) also turned in rounds of 77 to finish in 38th and 70th place, respectively.

Texas A&M men’s golf is back in action this week, traveling to Nashville, Tenn., for the DICK’S Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup.

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Southwest Classic to Kick at 2:30 P.M. on CBS

The 2014 edition of the Southwest Classic, featuring Texas A&M and Arkansas inside AT&T Stadium, will kick at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 and air nationally on CBS.

TV selections for Sept. 27 include:

Saturday, September 27:

SEC NETWORK                               11:00 CT              Vanderbilt at Kentucky

ESPN                                                  11:00 CT              Tennessee at Georgia

CBS                                                       2:30 CT              Texas A&M vs. Arkansas (In Arlington, TX)

SEC NETWORK                                3:00 CT              La. Tech at Auburn

ESPN                                                   6:00 CT              Missouri at South Carolina

SEC NETWORK                               6:30 CT              New Mexico State at LSU

FSN                                                     6:30 CT              Memphis at Ole Miss

 

The Aggies travel to Dallas this week as well, facing SMU at Ford Stadium at 2:30 p.m. The game will air on ABC regionally and ESPN2 for those not receiving the game on their local ABC station.

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Happy Days Continute at Ellis Field with 3-0 Victory over Marquette

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M Aggies extended their home win streak to 14 matches on Sunday evening with a 3-0 win over the Marquette Golden Eagles at Ellis Field.

The Aggies have won every match at Ellis Field since playing Baylor to a 0-0 draw on September 8, 2013. The last time Texas A&M lost a home match was a 3-1 decision against Pepperdine on September 1, 2013. It stands as the fifth-longest home win streak for the Aggies and the fourth-longest stretch at Ellis Field.

After playing to a scoreless draw in the first half, Texas A&M (6-1-1) signaled it was on a mission to convert shots into goals coming out of the intermission. After the initial touch of the second half, Kelley Monogue boomed a shot from the center stripe that rattled the crossbar and nearly broke the scoring seal.

The Aggies finally tipped Marquette’s canoe in the 52nd minute. Allie Bailey dribbled at the left corner of the penalty box, slipped a pass to Monogue and blazed a trail into the box. Monogue laced a pass through two defenders back to Bailey and she sent a shot into the right side netting for the 1-0 lead.

Moments later, the Aggies nearly scored another goal with the roles of the give-and-go reversed, but Golden Eagles’ netminder Amanda Engel was able to get a talon on Monogue’s shot, knocking it past the right post.

Defender Leigh Edwards tacked on a second goal with 27 minutes remaining in the second half. The converted forward collected the ball near the center stripe and was given ample space. She took the opportunity to map out a trail to 25 yards out on the left side and fired an arrow that went a few inches south of the crossbar and into the back netting for the 2-0 advantage.

The Aggies brewed the final goal in the 82nd minute. A&M was awarded a penalty kick after Shea Groom was taken down in the box. Groom converted on the penalty kick for her fifth goal of the season.

Marquette nearly found the Northwest Passage on two occasions in the second half, but both times Aggie goalkeeper Renee McDermott shut the door. The first time Alex Heffron was able to slip the defender and go on a run just outside the six-yard box on the left, but McDermott cut off the shooting angle and forced Johnston to shoot into the outside netting in the 50th minute. In the 83rd minute, Jace Jermier had free kick opportunity from 25 yards out and sent a rocket in, but McDermott snuffed it out with a clean save.

In the opening half, Marquette (2-5-1) was unable to make many expeditions into A&M territory as the Aggie defense allowed just three shots in the stanza. The Maroon and White owned advantages in shots (13-3) and shots-on-goal (6-0).

McDermott picked up her third shutout of the season and the fifth of her career. Engel put forth a heroic effort, making 10 saves, including six in the first half.

For the match, A&M held advantages across the board, including shots (24-10), shots-on-goal (13-1) and corner kicks (4-1).
Texas A&M returns to action on Thursday as the Aggies open up SEC play with a 6 pm Central match against the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. The match is slated to be televised on the SEC Network, A&M’s first match to be featured on the conference’s flagship station.

TEXAS A&M QUOTES


Head Coach
G Guerreri
On Kelley Monogue’s 50-yard shot attempt and how it kick-started the Aggies in the second half…

“In the first half we looked a little bit flat even though we had the advantage in time of possession. We weren’t playing at a very high level. The players were challenged at halftime to start making an impact in the game. I think Kelley’s kick made that impact on the first play of the second half with the attempt from midfield. It was a good eye-opener for the rest of the team and I think that they followed suit. Credit to our seniors, they stepped up tonight and scored three goals for us.”

On how the Aggies adjusted at halftime to win the game…
“We realized that instead of taking what Marquette was giving to us, we needed to start pressing our own agenda. We wanted our midfielders to step up a little bit more because I felt we were disconnected on the attack. And that’s what our girls did.”

Senior forward Allie Bailey
On the importance of her goal, the Aggies’ first of the match…
“I think that first goal is important for our team. We are able to settle down after we get the first one in. It’s important for us to get that first goal in because it allows us to get into a rhythm.”

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Texas A&M Football Jumps to 6th in new AP Poll

1
Record: 2-0
PV Rank

1

Points

1,466

2
Oregon (17)
Record: 3-0
2
1,424
3
Record: 3-0
3
1,346
4
Record: 3-0
4
1,325
5
Record: 2-0
5
1,252
6
Record: 3-0
7
1,195
7
Record: 3-0
8
1,134
8
Record: 3-0
10
1,114
9
11
917
10
Record: 3-0
14
840
11
Record: 1-1
13
832
12
Record: 3-0
12
807
13
Record: 1-1
6
729
14
Record: 2-1
24
718
15
Record: 3-0
16
680
16
Record: 2-1
15
560
17
Record: 2-1
9
459
18
Record: 3-0
20
446
19
Record: 1-1
18
414
20
Record: 2-0
19
326
21
25
246
22
Record: 1-1
23
209
23
Record: 2-1
22
204
24
Record: 3-0
26
172
25
Record: 2-1
28
126

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Texas A&M Defeats Rice 38-10, Improves to 3-0 on the Season

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) – Kenny Hill threw for 300 yards and four touchdowns and No. 7 Texas A&M overcame a slow start for a 38-10 win over Rice on Saturday night.
The win gives the Aggies a 3-0 record for the first time since 2010.
Texas A&M led by 14 points at halftime, but struggled at times to sustain drives and committed several costly penalties, including one that resulted in a touchdown being called back, in the first half.
They got going after halftime with Hill finding Josh Reynolds on a 20-yard touchdown on the first drive of the third quarter. A 1-yard touchdown run by Tra Carson pushed the lead to 35-10 later in the third.
Hill also had TD passes of 14, 13 and 48 yards and has 1,094 yards passing this season to become the first player in school history to throw for 1,000 yards in the first three games of a season.
Driphus Jackson threw for 212 yards and a touchdown and ran for 84 yards for Rice (0-2).
There was heavy rain in College Station on Friday night and there were a number of divots on the grass field. Rice coach David Bailiff went on the field near some of them at the start of halftime and talked to several people for a couple of minutes before going into the locker room.
Members of the grounds crew ran onto the field during many of the stops in play in the second half to fill the holes. At one point in the third quarter there were 10 people spread across the field working on it.
Reynolds had just two catches but they were both for touchdowns and he finished with 68 yards receiving.
Hill had a nifty run to set up Carson’s score in the third quarter. He zig-zagged his way around several Rice defenders before being tripped up from behind at the 1. The play was initially ruled a touchdown, but it was reviewed and overturned.
Hill was replaced by freshman Kyle Allen with about five minutes remaining. Allen threw an interception to end his only drive.
James Hairston made a 33-yard field goal with less than a minute left in the third quarter for Rice. A career-long 47-yard field goal by Josh Lambo pushed the lead to 38-10 early in the fourth quarter.
A&M took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when Speedy Noil grabbed a 14-yard pass for his first career touchdown.
The Aggies made it 14-0 on their next possession when Hill found Ricky Seals-Jones for a 13-yard touchdown pass.
The Owls got within a touchdown when Jackson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Mario Hull.
Reynolds came back to get the ball and then juked Malcolm Hill to evade a tackle on his way to the end zone on a 48-yard touchdown reception that made it 21-7 with 3 1/2 minutes left in the first half.
Hairston hit a 53-yard field goal seconds before halftime that would have made it 21-10, but A&M was flagged for having 12 men on the field and the Owls had to kick again.
The second time it was blocked by Seals-Jones and Armani Watts returned it 93 yards for a touchdown. But those points would be taken away, too. There was an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the A&M bench and the would-be TD run became a 35-yard return.
Hairston also missed a 22-yard field goal attempt early in the first quarter.
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UPDATE: Adrian Peterson Indicted by Montgomery County Grand Jury

Photo of Adrian Peterson courtesy of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Photo of Adrian Peterson courtesy of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Saturday update from the Associated Press:

HOUSTON (AP) _ A Texas prosecutor says a grand jury backed a child abuse charge against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after it spent several weeks reviewing “lots of evidence.”

Montgomery County prosecutor Phil Grant said Saturday that parents are entitled to discipline their children, but that grand jury members felt Peterson went too far after they looked at the child’s injuries.

Peterson is charged with causing injury to a child for allegedly spanking one of his sons with a wooden switch on or around May 18. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to two years in prison and fined up to $10,000.

Peterson was booked and released from a Houston-area jail earlier Saturday. The Vikings benched him for this weekend’s home opener against the New England Patriots.

Saturday news release and photo courtesy of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office:

In the early morning hours on Saturday, September 13, 2014, Adrian Peterson turned himself in at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice Complex and was booked in on a warrant that was issued against him for injury to a child. Mr. Peterson met all the court order criteria on the warrant for his release. Mr. Peterson was released from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Jail shortly after being booked in.

Friday news release from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office:

On Thursday, September 11, 2014, a Montgomery County Grand Jury, “true billed”, Adrian Lewis Peterson on a charge of injury to a child. On today’s date at 2:47 PM, a warrant was issued and entered for the arrest of Adrian Peterson for that charge.

Since the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has referred the case to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, and the investigation has led to a, “true bill”, on a criminal offense, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will not discuss details in reference to the case or investigation.

At the time of this release, Adrian Peterson is not in custody at the Montgomery County Jail and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office does not have any details in the arrest of Adrian Peterson.

Original story:

By DAVE CAMPBELL=AP Sports Writer

The attorney for Adrian Peterson says the Minnesota Vikings star running back has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse.

Attorney Rusty Hardin says the charge in Montgomery County accused Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank his son. He says Peterson has cooperated with authorities and “used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son.”

He says Peterson regrets the incident and never intended to harm the boy.

The allegations come during a week in which the NFL has been under heavy scrutiny for the way it handled a domestic abuse case involving former Ravens running back Ray Rice and his then-fiancee. Peterson has rushed for 10,190 yards and 86 touchdowns in eight seasons.

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Reminder: A&M Consolidated to Play on Peace 107

Due to the Texas A&M-Rice game, the A&M Consolidated Tigers-Fort Bend Elkins game is set to be broadcast on Peace 107 instead of 1620 WTAW. Pre-game begins at 5:30 p.m. with a 6 o.m. kick-off.

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Aggie Volleyball Defeats #13 San Diego for Fifth Straight Win

LOS ANGELES – Texas A&M posted its second consecutive victory over a top-15 team and extended its win streak to five, defeating No. 13 San Diego, 25-22, 25-22, 16-25, 25-17, at Galen Center.

The Aggies, who upset sixth-ranked and previously undefeated Southern California yesterday in the Women of Troy’s home opener, improve to 7-1 overall and finish 2-0 at the USC Classic. USD falls to 5-3.

Junior middle blocker Shelby Sullivan and freshman opposite hitter Ashlie Reasor led A&M with 13 kills apiece, hitting a combined .460. Freshman setter Stephanie Aiple, who had a career-high eight kills while hitting at a .500 clip, dished out 43 assists while directing the A&M offense to a .304 hitting percentage.

Defensively, A&M sophomore libero Victoria Arenas scooped up a match-high 23 digs. Sullivan posted a career-high seven blocks, and sophomore middle blocker Jazzmin Babers added six to lead A&M to a 13-3 advantage in blocks.

The Aggies were quick out of the gate in the opening set, with Sullivan tallying three consecutive blocks during a 6-0 run that gave the Aggies a 12-9 lead. A&M would continue to increase its margin, equaling its biggest lead at 22-16 before USD began to gain the momentum. Two A&M errors and three consecutive USD kills put the Toreros within 22-21 before Sullivan ended the 5-0 rally with an off-speed shot on the slide attack. USD answered with a cross-court kill before Aiple got a dump kill to put the Aggies at set point. USD’s Alaysia Brown, who led all players with six kills in the set and 20 for the match, then sent her attack long to close out the 25-22 win for the Aggies.

A&M outblocked the Toreros, 7-0, in the frame, with Sullivan getting in on four blocks. A&M also outhit USD, .270 to .149, to take the early match lead.

The Toreros were within 13-9 in the second set when Babers pushed the ball to the open back corner for a kill, marking the start of a 4-0 rally that gave A&M its largest lead of the set, 17-9. USD, however, began to gain the momentum, chipping away to get within 21-18. Despite being outhit, .351 to .194, the Toreros stayed within three points at 23-20 before Babers and Reasor teamed for a block to put the Aggies at set point. USD stayed alive, however, as the Aggies served into the net. Sullivan was then charged with an attack error on the ensuing play after she was unable to corral an ill-placed set, putting the Toreros within 24-22. Undeterred, Aiple came back with a perfectly placed back set for Sullivan, who got the cross-court kill on the slide attack.

A&M held a narrow 12-10 lead in the third set when Brown began to find her rhythm. The Aggies were unable to contain the 6-2 senior middle hitter/outside hitter, who had four of her six kills in the set during an 11-0 run by the Toreros. Brown, who also had a solo block during the surge, led the Toreros to a .417 to .194 hitting advantage as USD rolled to a 25-16 victory to get within 2-1 in the match.

A&M never trailed in the fourth set, although USD kept things interesting, using a 3-0 spurt to get within 16-14. Sullivan and junior outside hitter Angela Lowak ended the rally with a block, but USD came back with a cross-court kill to stay within 17-15. Babers countered with a kill, and USD committed back-to-back attack errors as A&M went up, 20-15. The Toreros got a kill before Reasor buried back-to-back kills to go up 22-16. Sophomore A&M’s Emily Hardesty then hit high off the USD block for a kill, and Reasor followed with an authoritative kill to put A&M at match point. USD ended the 4-0 run with a kill down the block before Hardesty registered her seventh kill to secure the A&M victory.

The match against USD is the second of four consecutive ranked opponents for the Aggies, who return home to Reed Arena for a two-match series against No. 7 Florida State on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20.

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Post-Match Quotes: Texas A&M Head Coach Laurie Corbelli

 

On her feelings about the overall play against two top ranked teams…

“I would sum it up as just really strong team execution. Our blocking really got better. They understand it a little bit better now. I think our passing to our freshman setter [Stephanie Aiple] really allowed her to do the things she can do. The team just has a mindset right now that they are very together. They are really determined. They know how much talent they have. They trust their teammates. That’s just all kind of coming tougher. It’s a lot of fun to have that unity within the team.”

On serve receive confidence…

“The passing is so critical to volleyball. I mention it all the time. It’s important to make sure that we are in system as best we can be. It’s so much a mental part of the game. When we went to two passers, it really opened up some court for the ones that we want to have the ball the most, [Emily] Hardesty and [Victoria] Arenas. I think they don’t feel as crowded, and they can make the moves they need to make and they can get great position. I think when we do see there is a little bit of trouble, or a server that we can’t handle, then we can easily go into three, or four, or whatever else. I think that they are starting to see that it’s just up to them. There are always options, and it relaxes them a little bit.”

On bouncing back after giving up a 10-0 run…

“As coaches, we will be looking at why they happened in the first place. A 10-point run is not good, and a lot of it starts with our passing, and we start to get shaken up and we can’t get things going. But, I think they know that’s not really how we play, and they know what they are capable of. Once we get that passing and get over the hump of that really dead time where we are all just looking around with question marks on our faces, I think that’s when they really feel like they get their wheels going again. A lot of it is just composure and remembering what they’ve got to offer. We calm them down a little. We calm each other down a little. It’s a combination of a lot of things. But I’m glad honestly that we got to experience those things against some really top teams, on the road, and we’ve got that experience under our belt and we’ve just got to make sure we use it properly.”

Importance to SEC and the state of Texas to come out to California and beat two top-ranked teams…

“It’s nice to go anywhere and beat top teams. Texas volleyball is really on the rise. Everyone is coming to Texas now and recruiting. The youth and the junior players are some of the best in the country, and I think they are figuring that out really quickly that they can stay closer to home and still have the same kind of experience. So from a recruiting standpoint, it’s really huge. But from our programs standpoint and college volleyball in Texas, it has gotten better and better every year we have been in Texas. We have seen all the schools rising to higher RPIs, higher rankings, and so I think we are getting bigger crowds and we are just happy to be a part of that and promoting the sport of volleyball and what a great sport it is.”

On facing No. 7 Florida State in two matches next weekend…

“It’s going to be a very large challenge. They have great size. They have some great coaching. I know that they return quite a few starters. We are happy that we will have them at home, but at the same time it’s going to take a lot of really great scout report, great execution on our part. I think we will see that our serve receive has to be really sharp. But at this point in time, I think just having a group like that two weekends in a row, paying top teams is just going to really give us so much information about ourselves. That’s really what I’ve said all along. We are really fortunate to have had these teams to play right now so that we can show the world what we can do. We can show ourselves what we can do. You take a risk by coming out here and playing these types of teams, but it turned out to work real well for us. We couldn’t be happier.”

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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Bryan-Temple Cancelled, Other Games Postponed

Anderson-Shiro’s first game in new stadium rained out: Anderson-Shiro’s game against Iola was cancelled after the game was called in the second quarter due to inclement weather. The game was the first in the Owls’ first-ever football stadium.

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Brazos Christian to play Monday: Brazos Christian’s scheduled home game with Bay Area Cristian has been postponed until 7 p.m. Monday. The TAPPS Division III District 4 opener, which features a pair of 2-0 teams, will now be played at Allen Academy.

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Caldwell rescheduled for Saturday: The Caldwell Hornets’ game at Madisonville on Friday was delayed by weather and postponed until 11 a.m. Saturday. The game has been moved to Caldwell’s Hornet Field.

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Centerville moved to Saturday night: Centerville’s scheduled home game against Marlin on Friday was postponed and will now be played at 6 p.m. Saturday in Teague.

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Milano to play at noon Saturday: Milano’s home game against Thrall was postponed until noon Saturday.

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BVCHEA postponed: The BVCHEA Mustangs’ game against Bastrop Tribe Consolidatd was suspended Friday but has not yet been rescheduled.

Story courtesy of brazossports.com

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Pistorius Found Guilty of Culpable Homicide

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) _ Former Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been found
guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
As part of the ruling the judge declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors
said they were disappointed by the judge’s ruling but would decide on whether to
appeal only after sentencing.

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BYU Edges U of H

PROVO, Utah (AP) _ Taysom Hill threw for 200 yards and a touchdown while
running for 160 yards and another score as No. 25 BYU beat Houston 33-25 last
night. Jamaal Williams rushed for 139 yards and two TDs for BYU. The Cougars
moved into the rankings after a 41-7 victory over Texas last weekend.

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Rangers Beaten By 8 Pitchers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Eight Angels pitchers combined for a 7-3 victory over
the Texas Rangers last night to give Los Angeles its eighth straight win. Erick
Aybar hit a two-run home run early. Los Angeles won for the 14th time in 16
games and moved 10 games ahead of second-place Oakland in the American League
West with 16 games to play.

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A&M Soccer Wins 13th in a Row at Home

The Texas A&M Aggies extended their consecutive home match win streak to 13 with a 2-1 win over the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in a rare Thursday night affair at Ellis Field.

High tide came for the Aggies in the 49th minute as Kelley Monogue broke a 1-1 tie with her seventh goal of the season. Just under four minutes into the second half, Mikaela Harvey dribbled from left to right across the top of the penalty box and dumped a pass off to Annie Kunz 12 yards out. Kunz knocked a one-touch pass to Monogue unmarked at the right corner of the six-yard box and the Aggies’ leading scorer sent it into the left side netting for the 2-1 edge. 

The A&M defense put up a seawall for the entire second half, allowing just two shots with neither Florida Gulf Coast effort endangering the goal. The Aggies held large margins in shots (6-0), shots-on-goal (4-0) and corner kicks (6-0).

The Maroon and White missed on a couple of opportunities to add some hurricane insurance in the second half. In the 64th minute Allie Bailey sent in a low line drive that required a diving save to the right by FGCU netminder Brittany Brown. On a free kick in the 72nd minute, Janae Cousineau’s header sailed inches north of the crossbar. The best unfinished opportunity of the second stanza came in the 85th minute as Harvey surfed through the Eagles’ defense and sent a torpedo in from six yards out, but Brown made a save in self-preservation mode to keep the match tally at 2-1.

The Aggies’ struck oil early in the contest, scoring in the fifth minute. Karlie Mueller did the spudding, serving up a free kick from 30 yards out. The offering found the head of Meghan Streight in the six-yard box and the senior captain drilled it into the back of the net for the 1-0 advantage on her first goal of the season.

A&M controlled the current in the first half, but got caught in a riptide as Florida Gulf Coast posted an equalizer in the 14th minute. A collision between a pair of Aggies’ caused a dispossession of the ball in the defensive third and the Eagles’ Shannen Wacker collected it just outside the penalty box. Wacker took two dribbles and launched a shot from 15 yards out to the left of goalkeeper Renee McDermott to knot the match at 1-1.

The halftime tally belied the action with A&M holding a 14-3 advantage in shots, including a 6-2 cushion in shots-on-goal.

Texas A&M planted beach towels and umbrellas on the Florida Gulf Coast end of the pitch for much of the contest, producing wide gulfs in shots (22-5), shots-on-goal (10-2) and corner kicks (8-0).

McDermott made one save in goal for the Aggies and FGCU’s Brown registered eight saves.

The Aggies return to action on Sunday when they host the Marquette Golden Eagles in a 7 pm contest at Ellis Field.

TEXAS A&M QUOTES
Head Coach G Guerrieri
On the game…
“It’s good to be home. I thought for keeping possession, it was the best we have looked all season. I was pleased with the way our midfield played. Both the goals we scored were quality goals. We’ve still got to finish off those sentences. The sentences got longer and longer, and more dangerous and more dangerous as we were able to keep play. We were just a half step off here and half step off there on the last touch, but that’s a good step up for us. 

On Florida Gulf Coast…
“Florida Gulf Coast is a good side. Jim (Blankenship) does a good job with them. I thought that we were in control in the first half. They turn around, they get one shot and score, which is our game sometimes. But, I was pleased with the way our team continued to fight and continued to stick with the plan. I’m looking forward to seeing if we can finish off a higher percentage of chances on Sunday night against Marquette.”

On the crowd…
“It was a great to have members of the Corps of Cadets out to Ellis Field. They always provide a great environment. We were also excited to host a lot of First Responders from the area. There is no way to properly express how much their service is truly appreciated.”

On Janae Cousineau…
“Play got a little chaotic with about 20 minutes remaining. The way the game was being called, Florida Gulf Coast was allowed to play aggressive and physical and they started to gain some possession. Janae put an end to it. She returned the favor and started to take control in the midfield and it helped us get back on the attack.”

Senior Defender Meghan Streight
On the game…
“It’s always good to come out with a win, especially after the weekend we just had. We looking to just keep moving forward and not look back. It’s important for us to be at home. It’s good for us to win here, so we are excited about it.”

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