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Posted on July 8, 2013 at 4:06 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former Tulane basketball star Jerald Honeycutt and NFL receiver Roydell Williams are part of Tulane's 2013 Hall of Fame class. The list of inductees released by the University on Sunday also includes former Green Wave pitcher Brandon Belanger, and standout sprinter Lana Garner. Former sports information director Bill Curl also is on the list.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run homer, Nelson Cruz had a tiebreaking single in the fifth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Sunday. Five Texas relievers, including right-hander Joakim Soria in his first appearance in nearly two years, pitched a scoreless inning apiece after rookie starter Justin Grimm couldn't get an out in the fifth.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There's one certainty about racing at NASCAR's most unpredictable tracks: a chaotic ending. Jimmie Johnson dominated the latest restrictor-plate race Saturday night, winning at Daytona International Speedway for the second time this year and joining another exclusive list at the famed venue.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Jonas Blixt shot a 3-under 67 on Sunday to win the rain-delayed Greenbrier Classic by two strokes. The Swede emerged from a five-player chase over the final five holes to pick up the $1.1 million winner's check. He also gets a spot in the upcoming British Open and next year's Masters for the victory.

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