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Man charged with giving Olympic athletes performance drugs

Jan. 12, 2022 13:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors charged a Texas man on Wednesday with providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes competing in last summer’s Olympics in Tokyo, including the star Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare. Eric Lira, 41, of El Paso, is the first person to be...

Central Michigan beats Washington State 24-21 in Sun Bowl

Dec. 31, 2021 19:52 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Central Michigan came to the desert southwest to play in one bowl game and ended up in another. The Chippewas still found a way to end their five-game bowl losing streak. Lew Nichols III ran for 130 yards and a touchdown, leading late...

Central Michigan ends wild trip west in Sun Bowl against WSU

Dec. 30, 2021 17:41 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Central Michigan's trip west has turned wild, and the Chippewas still have the goal of ending a five-game losing streak in bowl games. It'll just be in a different bowl. One thing didn't change: Central Michigan (8-4) is still in the desert...

Central Michigan switches to Sun Bowl, faces Washington St

Dec. 30, 2021 11:33 AM EST

Sun Bowl: Central Michigan (8-4) vs. Washington State (7-5), Dec. 31, noon Eastern (CBS). Line: Washington State by 7, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Central Michigan's trip west has...

5 Texas centers run out of treatment effective for omicron

Dec. 28, 2021 14:28 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Infusion centers in five large Texas metros have exhausted their supply of the antibody drug that is most effective against the more-transmissible omicron variant. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services said centers in Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth,...

Arizona Bowl off, Boise State pulls out with COVID issues

Dec. 28, 2021 09:25 AM EST

The Arizona Bowl was canceled on Monday night after Boise State pulled out and shut down all team activities due to COVID-19 issues within the program. The Broncos were scheduled to play Central Michigan at Arizona Stadium on Friday but instead joined numerous college basketball...

Miami officials say football team is now in virus protocols

Dec. 21, 2021 21:47 PM EST

The Miami Hurricanes' plans to play in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 appear to be uncertain at best, after the school announced Tuesday that its football program has entered COVID-19 protocols. The Hurricanes did not say how many players or coaches are currently dealing with virus-related...

How brothers in arms plotted theft, sale of US Army weaponry

Dec. 16, 2021 10:57 AM EST

Packed with rifles and explosives, the SUV hurtled down a Florida interstate beneath bright blue autumn skies, passing other motorists with little notice. It was November 2018, and the driver, Tyler Sumlin, was uncomfortable. Clammy. The husky, bearded former U.S. Army soldier was...

Strong second half lifts UTEP over New Mexico 77-69

Dec. 12, 2021 18:28 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Behind a 16-1 run over the first eight minutes of the second half, Texas-El Paso built a big lead en route to a 77-69 win over New Mexico on Sunday. Keonte Kennedy equaled a career-with with 22 points and eight rebounds to lead UTEP, and Souley Boum added...

Strong second half lifts UTEP over New Mexico 77-69

Dec. 12, 2021 17:35 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Behind a 16-1 run over the first eight minutes of the second half, Texas-El Paso built a big lead en route to 77-69 win over New Mexico on Sunday. Keonte Kennedy had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead UTEP, and Souley Boum added 26 points, including going...