Sports

The third week of the 2012 quarter horse season is underway, and the week will be headlined by the $25,000 Mother’s Day Stakes on Saturday, May 12. The full field is slated to run at approximately 9:40 p.m., which is listed as Race 9 on the program.

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Chad Cooper (Sports Editor)
Winners: 17-51, .333
Best Bets: 1-5, .200
Longshots: 3-4, .750
Top 3 picks in the $: .551

Morning Line (opening track odds
Winners: 15-51, .294
Best Bets: 9-19, .473
Longshots: 0-1, .000
Top 3 picks in the $: .545

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Chad Cooper (Sports Editor)
Winners: 12-40, .300
Best Bets: 1-4, .250
Longshots: 3-4, .750
Top 3 picks in the $: .528

Morning Line (track odds)
Winners: 11-40, .275
Best Bets: 6-15, .400
Longshots: 0-0, .000
Top 3 picks in the $: .520

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Chad Cooper (Sports Editor)
Winners: 10-30, .333
Best Bets: 1-3, .333
Longshots: 2-3, .667
Top 3 picks in the $: .521

Morning Line (track odds)
Winners: 9-30, .300
Best Bets: 5-9, .555
Longshots: 0-0, .000
Top 3 picks in the $: .521

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The official start to the 2012 NFL season is still several months away but several local players got the call last weekend to join teams as undrafted free agents or were invited to participate in an upcoming camp.

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Chad Cooper (Sports Editor)
Winners: 5-10, .500
Best Bets: 0-1, .000
Longshots: 1-1, .1.000
Top 3 picks in the $: .599

Morning Line (opening track odds
Winners: 3-10, .300
Best Bets: 1-2, .500
Longshots: 0-0, .000
Top 3 picks in the $: .566

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Chad Cooper (Sports Editor)
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Don Stevens (Track Announcer)
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Warren High School has hired John Woodard to be its new football coach and athletic director. Woodard replaces Kevin Barbay, who resigned in March to become an assistant football coach at Lamar University.

Woodard, 52, comes over from Class A Ganado where he served as the defensive coordinator the last two seasons as the team went 22-2 during that span. He was last a head coach at Class A Union Hill for two seasons and finished 4-16.

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UFC will host its first pay-per-view in what seems like a while when one of the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters Jon “Bones” Jones (15-1) finally defends his UFC light heavyweight title against former training partner “Suga” Rashad Evans (17-1-1) at UFC 145 on Saturday, April 21, in Atlanta.

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Single parent power

Fist fighting dates back at least to the third millennium BC, or so says Wikipedia, as Sumerian relief carvings show two men squaring off. Competition with gloves began in Minoan Crete (c. 1500–900 BC) and in 2012 we still continue to participate and watch the sport of boxing.

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