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Coach helps start track and field camp in Belize

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An Oral Roberts University coach helped start a track and field camp this summer at the Marion Jones Sport Complex in Belize.

ORU assistant track and field coach Shawn Venable partnered with the Belize Athletic Association to host the free camp that drew more than 40 athletes, ranging from children to members of the Belizian National Team in attendance.

The attendees worked on everything from general strength exercises to fine tuning their skills.

Both Venable and the Belize Athletic Association plan to continue holding the camp each year.


SWOSU cross country seventh in preseason poll

WEATHERFORD, Okla. (AP) - The Southwestern Oklahoma State University's women's cross country team is tied for seventh place in the Great American Conference preseason poll.

The poll was released by the conference Monday. The school was tied with Southern Nazarene University for seventh place.

The preseason choice is the same spot where SWOSU finished at the GAC Championships in 2013 - their lowest team finish in the three-year existence of the conference.

The team welcomes back the team's top three finishers at the GAC meet - Lauren Parenica, Sierra Howell and Taylor Scott - and adds four freshman and two sophomores.


Darvish 8 Ks as Rangers beat Jeter, Yankees 4-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for his 10th victory and J.P. Arencibia had a tiebreaking two-run single for the Texas Rangers in a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.

Darvish shouted out and pumped his fist after his final strikeout, when Brian McCann swung and missed to end the seventh with two runners on base.

Brett Gardner homered twice and Derek Jeter had three hits - to pass Carl Yastrzemski on the hits list - off the All-Star right-hander, who threw 80 of his 108 pitches for strikes five days after losing a rain-shortened game in New York.

David Phelps lost for the first time in nine starts, allowing four runs and eight hits over six innings. The right-hander, like Darvish, was credited with a complete game last Wednesday in the 2-1 Yankees victory that didn't resume after rain in the bottom of the fifth inning.


Claiborne ready to prove his worth to Cowboys

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Morris Claiborne got on Terrance Williams' nerves the minute the competition started at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys.

The third-year cornerback pulled and grabbed the receiver aggressively enough to prompt a heated, facemask-to-facemask exchange that ended with a shove.

Claiborne had already told reporters he was ready to prove he was worthy of Dallas' dramatic move up the draft board to get him with the sixth overall pick in 2012. He didn't waste any time showing some urgency.

Claiborne says he's "not accepting anything less than great" from himself after just one interception in each of his two years.

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