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Jackpot (Delta handicapper Steve Nick)
Winners: 3-11, .272
Best Bets: 1-1, 1.000
Longshots: 1-1, 1.000
Top 3 picks in the $: .484

Don Stevens (track announcer)
Winners: 2-11, .181
Best Bets: 1-1, 1.000
Longshots: 1-3, .333
Top 3 picks in the $: .575

Chad Cooper (Sports Editor)
Winners: 2-11, .181
Best Bets: 0-1, .000
Longshots: 0-2, .000
Top 3 picks in the $: .514

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Don Stevens (Delta track announcer)
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Morning Line (track odds)
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American Top Team-Beaumont already has one professional phenom, Cody Williams, on the roster and the school could soon have it’s second.

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Bellator Fighting Championships returns to the Event Center at L’Auberge du Lac in Lake Charles on Saturday, Oct. 1. Tickets remain on sale at L’Auberge or buy online at ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone by calling (800) 745-3000.

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Beaumont native Cody Williams spent eight long weeks training at American Top Team-Beaumont for his second career professional MMA fight — and it paid off with a 1st round knockout. It took Williams just 1:05 into the 1st round to get his job done on opponent Nate Garza at Legacy Fighting Championship 8 inside Houston’s Arena Theatre on Sept. 16.

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After a long eight-week training camp, homegrown talent and Beaumont’s only professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter Cody Williams will step into the octagon this Friday, Sept. 16 to compete in Legacy Fighting Championship 8 at the Arena Theatre in Houston.

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The Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau has planned the fourth annual Showdown on the Sabine for Sept. 24-25 at the Orange Boat Ramp located at 1000 Simmons Dr.

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Shortly after announcing a multi-year deal with FOX, believed to be seven or eight years worth at least $90 million per, the UFC announced that its first broadcast on the major network would be Nov. 12, and one fight will be shown — heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (9-0) vs. No. 1 contender Junior Dos Santos (13-1).Why just one fight? Well, I’m glad you asked.

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A weekend of odd behavior continued for former Ozen High School graduate and current NBA star Kendrick Perkins.

After canceling his appearance at his own celebrity basketball game on Friday at Ozen High School, the 26-year-old starter for the Oklahoma City Thunder was arrested early Saturday morning for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Perkins bonded out of the Jefferson County Jail for $150 on each charge.

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According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, former NFL star and actor Bubba Smith died on Wednesday. He was 66. There was no immediate determination of death, but officials believe he died of natural causes.

Born Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith in Orange on Feb. 28, 1945, Smith attended Beaumont Pollard High School and played football under his late father, the legendary Willie Ray Smith.

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