Beltre hits for cycle as Rangers defeat Astros

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ARLINGTON — Adrian Beltre became the first major leaguer since the 1930s to hit for his third career cycle, and the Texas Rangers held on for a wild 12-9 victory against the AL West-leading Houston Astros on Monday night.

Dez, Jones call camp skirmish a non-issue

OXNARD, Calif. — Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn’t end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver.

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Football: Several area teams to hold first fall practice Monday

It’s a safe bet that every coach and player looks forward to the first day of football practice, which for many Denton-area teams is Monday. While most will wait until sunrise to begin the season, others prefer a night owl approach.

Volleyball coaches are eager to work

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From Denton to Croatia

Former local volleyball standout Madeline Mayer recently traveled to Pula, Croatia, to play in the European Global Challenge with select team Bring It Promotion-Southeastern U22, comprising 12 players from NCAA Divisions I, II and III. Mayer, at far left on the top row, was one of the three middle blockers on the squad. She starred for Guyer before transferring to Calvary, leading the Lions to TAPPS Class 2A championships in 2012 and 2013. She is entering her sophomore season at East Central. Mayer’s team was eliminated by the 20-and-under U.S. national team and finished seventh out of 14 teams that the tournament, which featured junior national teams from Hungary, Israel and Italy and club teams from Slovenia and Italy.

Overseas representation

District champs

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