Sports

Jason Richards was a standout baseball player in the 90s at Bridge City High School. So good, in fact, he went on to play on the collegiate level at Rice University. Richards, who now lives in Tyler with his wife and three children, also has a good eye for quarter horses. 

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 83-233, .356
Best Bets: 5-9, .555
Longshots (hitting the board): 10-19, .526
Top 3 picks in the $: .536

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 79-233, .339
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 9-15, .600
Top 3 picks in the $: .536

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American Pharoah

From the “Run for the Roses,” we move on to the “Run for the Black-Eyed Susan,” the Preakness Stakes (1 3/16 miles) held at Pimlico Race Course near Baltimore, Md., the second leg of the coveted Triple Crown in the great sport of horse racing.

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CCA Texas STAR officials will release 60 tagged redfish.

Saturday, May 23, is the big event for thousands of fishermen along the Texas Gulf Coast. It’s the first day of the very popular CCA STAR tournament. What makes this tourney so popular? Well, to begin with, 60 tagged reds will be released from Sabine Lake to South Padre Island. The first five of those tagged reds caught is worth a truck, boat, motor and trailer.

This is a tourney that is cheap to enter and is big time fun for kids and adults.

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 71-197, .360
Best Bets: 4-7, .571
Longshots (hitting the board): 10-17, .588
Top 3 picks in the $: .538

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 63-197, .336
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 7-12, .583
Top 3 picks in the $: .527

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 62-178, .348
Best Bets: 4-6, .667
Longshots (hitting the board): 10-17, .588
Top 3 picks in the $: .539

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 54-178, .303
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 6-11, .545
Top 3 picks in the $: .527

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For the first time since 2004, pro boxing returns to Southeast Texas when Beaumont native Allen Jaco’s League of Extraordinary Fighters along with Corona, presents the “Showdown in Beaumont” on Friday, May 8 at the Beaumont Civic Center. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at the Civic Center box office or online at ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the fights begin at 7 p.m.

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 58-169, .343
Best Bets: 4-6, .667
Longshots (hitting the board): 10-17, .588
Top 3 picks in the $: .529

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 52-169, .307
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 5-10, .500
Top 3 picks in the $: .528

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 54-160, .337
Best Bets: 3-5, .600
Longshots (hitting the board): 10-17, .588
Top 3 picks in the $: .523

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 48-160, .300
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 4-9, 444
Top 3 picks in the $: .528

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Senior Gustaf Burenstam tied for 22nd with a 232

The Lamar Lady Cardinals golf team is competing in the NCAA Regional Championships in San Antonio through Saturday, May 9.

This is the third consecutive NCAA Regional appearance for the team and fifth in program history. One of only two Southland schools to ever win the league crown in consecutive years, Lamar set a new conference record this past season by winning its third consecutive SLC title.

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