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Rodeo Bible Camp slated for Nov. 17-19 in Miles City

Ever been to a Rodeo Bible Camp that features Cowboy Church?

If not, here’s your chance. It’s free to students and costs $30 per parent.

It will be held Nov. 17-19 at the Miles Community College Champions Arena.

Coordinator Sylvan La Cross of Great Falls said: “We, as a group of instructors, are here not just to teach the disciplines of our events, but to share and spread the word of God to help enhance all of our lives.”

Check-in is from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. Following several activities, the schedule both Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. includes instructor testimonies, Cowboy Church and snacks.

Registered participants are required to attend activities all three days. Camp dismissal is at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Call La Cross at 406-855-2184 for more information.

Jerry Jones threatened to sue over Goodell contract extension

NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has threatened to sue the NFL over a proposed contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell, a dispute apparently sparked by star running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

Jones told the six owners on the compensation committee he had hired high-profile attorney David Boies and was prepared to sue if the group voted to extend Goodell’s deal, the person told the AP. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no one has been authorized to reveal details.

Jones also has expressed disapproval with the structure and compensation in the contract extension, another person familiar with the proposed lawsuit says. That person also spoke on condition of anonymity for the same reason.

The actions of Jones were first reported by The New York Times.

Legal limbo continues for
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott 

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott skipped his weekly media session because of more legal limbo in the star Dallas Cowboys running back’s fight over the NFL’s six-game suspension on alleged domestic violence.

The difference this week is that Elliott, the NFL’s second-leading rusher, was with his teammates. That wasn’t the case early last week when the 22-year-old was suspended until Friday after a judge rejected his request for a second injunction.

The third legal reprieve came in an emergency stay two days before the Cowboys beat the Kansas City Chiefs. Now Elliott seeks a longer-lasting injunction from a three-judge panel that will hear his case Thursday in New York.

A ruling could come before Sunday, when Dallas (5-3), on a three-game winning streak with significant contributions from Elliott, visits defending NFC champion Atlanta (4-4).

Flight recorders recovered after Roy Halladay plane crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Roy Halladay was flying his tiny sport plane low over the Gulf of Mexico shortly before it slammed into the water and killed the retired star pitcher, witnesses told federal investigators.

National Transportation Safety Board Investigator Noreen Price said that Halladay’s ICON A5 experienced a “high-energy impact” with the water. She said both flight data recorders were recovered and the plane did not have a voice recorder.

She said Halladay had been a licensed pilot since 2013 and logged about 700 hours of flight time before Tuesday’s crash near Tampa.

She said a preliminary report on the cause likely will be issued in seven to 10 days, but the full investigation could take up to two years.

Price said it was too early to say whether Halladay’s crash was related to two earlier crashes this year of A5s, one of them that killed both the plane’s chief designer and test pilot.

Red Sox catching prospect dies from cancer complications

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say 17-year-old catching prospect Daniel Flores has died from complications during treatment for cancer.

Flores was signed out of Venezuela in July. He was considered one of the top young players in the Red Sox farm system, though he had yet to play a game in the minors.

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski called it “extremely saddening” to “see the life of a young man with so much promise cut short.”

Assistant general manager Eddie Romero said Flores was loved by those in the organization who knew him and called him “a natural leader” with “limitless potential.”

Flores is survived by his mother and a sister.

 

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