Sports

Hunters and National Park Service arrowhead logo

Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Wayne Prokopetz announced Aug. 20 that the preserve will issue free hunting permits beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Available 2015/2016 permits will be issued until Feb. 29, 2016.

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 246-694, .354
Best Bets: 16-27, .592
Longshots (hitting the board): 25-47, .531
Top 3 picks in the $: .561

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 230-694, .331
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 31-57, .543
Top 3 picks in the $: .537

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 244-685, .356
Best Bets: 16-27, .592
Longshots (hitting the board): 25-47, .531
Top 3 picks in the $: .562

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 227-685, .331
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 31-57, .543
Top 3 picks in the $: .539

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Defending champion Rory McIlroy returns to defend his PGA Championship title.

Football scrimmages begin Friday

Teams from across Southeast Texas braving the heat since Aug. 3 will finally get to face someone with a different helmet and jersey Friday, Aug. 14, when teams can begin scrimmaging.

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“I’m excited to be back,” said forward Morgan Burden (12).

It’s important for Lamar University’s student-athletes to remain hydrated at all times. It will be even more important in the coming days as LU’s fall sports teams conduct practices on days when the temperature is expected to surpass 100 degrees.

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 243-676, .359
Best Bets: 16-26, .615
Longshots (hitting the board): 25-46, .543
Top 3 picks in the $: .561

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 226-676, .334
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 31-56, .554
Top 3 picks in the $: .542

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 240-667, .359
Best Bets: 16-26, .615
Longshots (hitting the board): 25-45, .555
Top 3 picks in the $: .560

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 224-667, .335
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 31-55, .563
Top 3 picks in the $: .543

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 232-649, .357
Best Bets: 15-25, .600
Longshots (hitting the board): 25-45, .555
Top 3 picks in the $: .557

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 216-649, .332
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 30-53, .566
Top 3 picks in the $: .539

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 230-640, .359
Best Bets: 15-25, .600
Longshots (hitting the board): 25-45, .555
Top 3 picks in the $: .555

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 213-640, .332
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 30-53, .566
Top 3 picks in the $: .539

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Scott Kazmir (top), Beaumont’s 16u Sun Devils, Justin Carr and Mel Farr

Detroit Lion, Hebert grad Mel Farr dies

Former Detroit Lions running back Mel Farr passed away suddenly at his home Aug. 3 in Detroit at the age of 70.

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