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King of the Court International Showcase brings cultural exchange through basketball to Trussville

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Two local basketball teams, The Huskies AAU Squad and the All-Stars, got a chance to show off their skills, learn about another culture and foster good international relations when the Seventh Annual King of the Court International Basketball Showcase came to Trussville Friday, July 12. The goal of the showcase was to introduce local high school boys ba ...

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Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

By The Associated Press Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker has died after he was hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach on Monday say Whitaker was a pedestrian when struck by the car Sunday night. The driver remained on the scene, where Whitaker was pronounced dead. Whitaker was an Olympic gold medalist and welterweight champion. He was regarded as one of the greatest defensive f ...

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AP source: Russell Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul in a swapping of top point guards. The Thunder also are getting first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, plus the rig ...

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Kent Fullington named basketball head coach for Sylacauga

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Sylacauga — The Sylacauga Board of Education approved the recommendation of William Kent Fullington as basketball head coach at Sylacauga High School during a called board meeting Thursday, June 11. Since 2015, Fullington has been an assistant basketball coach at Vestavia Hills High School, where he also taught physical education. Additionally, he has been head coac ...

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Trussville athlete participates in the 2019 Senior Games

By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – This year’s Senior Games took place in Albuquerque between June 14 through June 25, and Trussville was well represented. The Senior Games take place every two years and give older athletes a chance to compete in fun, exciting and challenging games. “They had 13,731 participants,” said senior athlete Jim Robinson of Trussville. “They cover everything from ...

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Fishing Tournament to be hosted by The God is Bigger Movement

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports The God is Bigger Movement is looking for sponsors to assist in their Second Annual Bass Fishing Tournament. The tournament will be held on Sept. 7, 2019, at Logan Martin Lake, Lakeside Park in Cropwell. There will be $4,020 given away to 13 winning prize places. Majestic Outdoors will be performing the weigh-in for the tournament. Food will be provided for anglers ...

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Birmingham councilman to invite U.S. Women’s Soccer to to play exhibition match at Legion Field

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem William Parker congratulated the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team on their second straight World Cup victory in France on Sunday. He also extended an invitation to play a friendly match at Legion Field. Next month, the team will be kicking off their exhibition match victory tour in Pasadena, California. Parker ...

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Haley scores first career Cup Series win

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) and NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) took on Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Below is a recap of the events. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series In only his third career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) start, Justin Haley (NASCAR Xfinity Series regular) was deemed the ...

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Barons defeat Blue Wahoos with walk off home run

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Birmingham Barons (14-5, 41-47) walked off against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (9-10, 47-42) for the fourth time in five games behind a solo shot off the bat of newcomer Damek Tomscha on Monday night at Regions Field. Tomscha, whom the White Sox organization signed to a minor-league contract June 28, sent the first pitch he saw to lead off the b ...

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US Women win 4th World Cup title, eye gender equality

LYON, France (AP) — After every goal celebration and all the confident posturing, the U.S. national team backed up its swagger at the Women's World Cup by winning it all. The Americans also took a swipe at gender inequity, too. The United States won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a tiebreaking penalty kick ...

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