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Brazile, Graves win team roping

Twisted Rodeo - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:51pm

1. Trevor Brazile/Travis Graves, 3.8 seconds, $19,002; 2. (tie) Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill and Kaleb Driggers/Patrick Smith, 4.0, $13,179 each; 4. Aaron Tsinigine/Clay O’Brien Cooper, 4.6, $7,969;  5. Jake Barnes/Junior Nogueira, 6.1, $4,904; 6. Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves, 9.3, $3,065.

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Erickson, Irwin tie for Round 8

Twisted Rodeo - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:32pm

1. (tie) Ty Erickson and Kyle Irwin, 3.7, $17,010 each; 3. Trevor Knowles, 3.8, $11,340; 4. Dru Melvin, 3.9, $7,969;  5. Clayton Haas, 4.1, $4,904; 6. (tie) Luke Branquinho and Cole Edge, 4.2, $1,532 each.

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Foss takes Round 8

Twisted Rodeo - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:16pm

1. Austin Foss, 85.5 points on Beutler & Son’s Black Kat, $19,002; 2. Steven Dent, 83.5, $15,018; 3. Richmond Champion, 82, $11,340; 4. Tilden Hooper, 81.5; $7,969; 5. (tie) Kaycee Feild and Jake Vold, 80.5, $3,975 each.

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Public burqa ban in Chinese city

CNN World - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:29pm
Legislators in the capital of China's restive far-western Xinjiang province passed a law Wednesday to prohibit residents from wearing burqas in public, state media reported Thursday, highlighting the government's continued campaign against religious extremism.
Categories: International News

Father arrested in missing family case; children safe

CNN - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:21pm
Police looking for a man, woman and four boys reported missing in California turned up the body of a woman late Wednesday in the trunk of what appears to be their family car.
Categories: National News

Cody Wright out for Rounds 8-9

Twisted Rodeo - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:55pm
Cody Wright

Cody Wright

Two-time world champion saddle bronc rider Cody Wright is out for Rounds 8 and 9 and is doubtful for the final night of the 2014 season Saturday.

Wright suffered a left shoulder dislocation and sprain Wednesday night. The joint in his riding arm was put back in place at the hospital.

“It makes me sick, it really does,” Wright told NFR Insider Neal Reid on Thursday afternoon. “I hate to turn out in the middle of the year, let alone coming here and doing it. But like I told these boys of mine, I could get on and ride, but I’m here riding the best horses in the world against the best cowboys in the world.

“Can I get on and be competitive? No, I don’t think I can. I could get on and tough it out and hopefully not hurt myself, but I’m more likely to hurt myself worse and be out more next year.”

Wright will have to make a decision as to whether he will ride in the 10th round, but the chances seem to be slim given the severity of the injury. He entered the NFR second in the world standings and has earned $19,309 through seven rounds, placing just twice.

He stands at $130,394 for the season and has been pushed to No. 4 in the standings. He was third in the average after the seventh round.

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McKinney Named Walter Camp All-American; Gray All-SEC Freshman

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:39pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State junior linebacker Benardrick McKinney was named to the 125th edition of the Walter Camp All-America Team, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Thursday.

Congress' only psychologist faces lonely journey

Health - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:35pm
Two years after Newtown, Rep. Tim Murphy is still crusading to change the mental health care system. For Congress' only psychologist, the political is personal.
Categories: Health

3 things Rick Perry should know about income inequality

Business News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 7:07pm
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said this week that income inequality is not a problem in his state.

Seaworld CEO is stepping down

Business News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:52pm
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Watch Friday's show!

CNN - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:51pm
December 12, 2014
Categories: National News

Diamond buying skyrockets in December

Business News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:57pm
Here's something as synonymous with December as Christmas trees, lights and sweets: Diamonds.

San Francisco airport workers strike as storm bears down

Business News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:29pm
With a major storm bearing down, food workers at San Francisco International Airport went on a two-day strike Thursday over a labor contract dispute.

Fired Delta worker fights to get his job back

Business News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:28pm
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O'Reilly 'emissary' booted from press conference

Business News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:14pm
Well, that's one way to try to get an interview.

Pierce finishes 3rd in 7th round

Twisted Rodeo - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:05pm

LAS VEGAS – It took seven go-rounds, but barrel racer Carlee Pierce of Edmond, Okla., finally earned a top paycheck at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Carlee Pierce

Carlee Pierce

Pierce and her horse, Streakin Easy April, rounded the cloverleaf pattern inside the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas in 14.04 seconds during Wednesday’s seventh go-round, earning $11,340. It was her biggest check of this year’s NFR.

As is the case, she laid all the credit on the horse, a 6-year-old sorrel mare she calls Lolo.

“Lolo has been great,” said Pierce, who was raised in northwest Oklahoma. “She has made a few mistakes, but so have I. When I ride better, she does better. She’s just young, so I have to make sure I’m doing everything right.”

The cowgirl had limited expectations at this year’s championship knowing full well the growing pains with racing an immature horse against the greatest talent in ProRodeo. But Pierce has earned more than $25,000, placing in four of seven rounds so far.

Plus she has three nights remaining in the season.

“I can’t complain a bit about my baby,” she said of Lolo. “She’s been amazing. I’m so proud of what she’s done.”

Maybe the most impressive thing about the talented filly is that she had competed in just two rodeos before leaving Oklahoma for the Nevada desert. Now she’s getting a crash course in rodeo on the biggest stage in the game.

“I’m super excited about the future,” Pierce said.

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Titanic of the Golden Gate found

CNN - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:53pm
The ship known as "the Titanic of the Golden Gate" has finally been documented using sonar technology.
Categories: National News

Iowa replaces drivers license with app

Business News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:28pm
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Proctor, Long cash again at NFR

Twisted Rodeo - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:27pm

LAS VEGAS – Coleman Proctor of Pryor, Okla., and Jake Long of Coffeyville, Kan., have earned a considerable amount of money over the years roping together.

Coleman Proctor

Coleman Proctor

None of those dollars compares to the $46,000 they’ve earned over the last seven days in Las Vegas, where they are battling for every penny at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. This is the grandest stage in the game where the world champions will be crowned Saturday night.

Proctor and Long have placed in five of seven go-rounds, including Wednesday, where they stopped the clock in 6.5 seconds for fifth place, worth $4,904. Proctor has moved his season earnings to $121,684. Long, who earned $1,000 more by roping with another header, is fifth in the world standings, while his partner is sixth.

Jake Long

Jake Long

They are about $26,000 away from the No. 1 team, Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill. In order to catch the reigning world champions, Proctor and Long will need to gather big money over the final three nights of the championship.

Tryan and Corkill are atop the average leaderboard, having downed all seven steers in a cumulative time of 54.9 seconds. Long and Proctor are third with a 38.8 on six. The average champion will earn a bonus of $48,732 when the NFR concludes Saturday night. Should the Oklahoma-Kansas duo remain in third, they will add $31,262.

How big is that? The cowboys in each discipline who finish the season with the most money will win the coveted gold buckle for the world title.

The race is on.

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Oil drops below $60, but stocks still gain

Business News - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:15pm
There's a jingle on Wall Street today. No, not Jingle Bells. It's the sound of money and optimism returning.
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