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'Raw' Is Electoral Politics
How did the presidential candidates fare on the WWE?
"...appeared to be letting current (and deeply unpopular) WWE champion Randy Orton off the hook, some might see that..."

April 22, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Toros Run to First Playoff Appearance
A preview of the Austin Toros' first-ever playoff home game.
"...overseas. He was a member of the 2004 NBA champion Detroit Pistons. But you may best remember him from..."

April 15, 2008 Sports Post by Matt Moore

Day Trippin'
More day parties than you can shake an iPhone at
"...(4:15), Carbon/Silicon (5:30) Volume Night Club: Paste/Stereogum present Lightspeed Champion (noon), the Weakerthans (1), Kaki King (2), Someone Still..."

March 11, 2008 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

Lightspeed Champion
"...Lightspeed ChampionFalling Off the Lavender Bridge (Domino)..."

March 7, 2008 Music Review by Greg Beets

How the West Was Won
SXSWUK 2008
"...Lightspeed Champion..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

London in Austin
WWE wrestlers Paul London and Melina talk life on the road, and how bigger isn't always better
"...cruiserweight, he, luchador superstar Super Crazy and two-time women's champion Melina all break the stereotype of wrestlers as juiced-up..."

Feb. 2, 2008 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Energy Forward
Sofia Resnick gets her kee-op! on at Master Yi Martial Arts Academy
"...the World Martial Arts Tournament and became the world champion. Seeking to improve and perfect its army's fighting style,..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Screens Feature by Sofia Resnick

World Track & Field Championships Wrap-up
Sanya Richards finally gets her gold.
"...and possibly three golds at the 11th IAAF World Championships in Track & Field in Osaka, Japan, but an..."

Sept. 4, 2007 Sports Post by Lee Nichols

Richards comes up short in Osaka
Ex-Longhorn 400 meter specialist less successful at half the distance.
"...fell well short today at the 11th IAAF World Championships in Track & Field in Osaka, Japan. The former..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Sports Post by Lee Nichols

Finally, a Final
UT ex Sanya Richards goes for a track & field world championship tonight.
"...to make a final at the 11th IAAF World Championships in Track & Field in Osaka, Japan (see previous..."

Aug. 30, 2007 Sports Post by Lee Nichols

Resurrecting the Champ
Several morality plays vie for attention in this story about a workmanlike sportswriter who latches on to a tale told by a homeless alcoholic as his ticket out of palookaville.
"...sinker for his story about being the former middleweight champion Bob Satterfield. It’s a story that might finally impress..."

Aug. 24, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Not Enough Cooks
Janeane Garofalo discusses Ratatouille, stirs up trouble
"...AC: You can tear something down, or you can champion it...."

June 29, 2007 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

Express Cruise, Astros Struggle, Clydesdales Clip-Clop Into Town
"...the next two frames. The defending PCL American conference champions put the game out of reach in the fourth..."

April 6, 2007 Sports Post by Christopher Gray

The Hightower Report
Family Values, and Inescapable TV Ads
"...former House speaker, right-wing darling, would-be president, and self-avowed champion of family values is showing us that hypocrisy is..."

April 6, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

International Week Results; Champions League Action to Come; Bonus High School Playoff Coverage
"...qualifiers Saturday and Wednesday for the Euro 2008 European Championship. Those in turn were highlighted by Italy's must-win over..."

March 29, 2007 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

Iron Chef Alamo Round Two
What happened in the Black Orpheus battle?
"...to do it again. This time, defending Iron Chef champion Trish Eichelberger from the Village took on challenger Robert..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Aggies Hook Horns, Astros Land Lee
"...manhandled Nebraska a few weeks back, the defending national champions will be spending their 2007 bowl season picking Cotton...."

Nov. 25, 2006 Sports Post by Christopher Gray

Bobby
Bobby looks at the lives of some everyday people who are about to get caught up in the avalanche of history when they become witnesses to the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
"...attorney general to his later political life as a champion of the poor and disenfranchised, would make one hell..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Welcome to Toros Country
"...rough summer for American basketball fans. The world FIBA championships, full of promise for a young and philosophically reconstituted..."

Sept. 26, 2006 Sports Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Weekly Digest, Sept. 1, 2006
"...with the U.S. national team at the Under-20 World Champion­ships, where the U.S. advanced to a Thursday semifinal against..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

Wordplay
A documentary about crossword puzzles and their ardent fans, with specific focus on the daily puzzles in The New York Times; their editor, Will Shortz; and the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.
"...hundreds of contestants annually compete for the title of champion. Stewart is one of the many fervent NYT puzzle-solvers..."

June 23, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cars
Muscling for rank in the crowded box-office speedway, this Pixar contender takes an early lead but loses momentum in the middle third.
"...Wilson) roars to a photo finish with gentlemanly retiring champion the King (Richard Petty) and obnoxious upstart Chick Hicks..."

June 9, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Election Notes
Endorsements and dollars accumulate as campaigns hit stretch
"...(now of Atlanta), who declares, "Darrell will be a champion for not only those who look like him, but..."

May 5, 2006 News Feature by Michael King

Stick It
Bring It On's scribe Jessica Bendinger writes and directs this teen movie set in the world of competitive gymnastics, and features leotard-clad girls who learn to stick together to fight injustice.
"...do time at Vickerman Gymnastics Academy. A former junior-level champion, she tarnished her reputation when she inexplicably walked away..."

April 28, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...The Champion tract, 2222, the Gables Project, and AMD "deal," all..."

April 7, 2006 Column

The Ringer
A Farrelly brothers comedy that purports to have a message about treating the intellectually challenged as regular human beings and stars Johnny "Jackass" Knoxville is about as disingenuous as a comedy that urges us to see past a person’s body size to appreciate the beauty within and stars Gwyneth Paltrow in a fat suit.
"...so help train Jeffy to beat the arrogant returning champion Jimmy (Flowers). Knoxville is actually turning into a reasonable..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Point Austin: Beside the Point
The streets are mean, and so is the City Council
"...But the gift that keeps on giving is the Champions zoning saga, the three Northwest tracts at 2222 and..."

Dec. 16, 2005 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Beside the Point
City capitulates to development plans on the Bull Creek watershed
"...in the room is the proposed rezoning of the Champion Sisters' tract in northwest Austin. Tracts, actually – the..."

Dec. 2, 2005 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Power, Forward
Dave Zirin on 'What's My Name, Fool?: Sports and Resistance in the United States'
"...sell beer is a political act. Calling your national champion a world champion is a political decision. The question..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

A League of Ordinary Gentlemen
This documentary about Americans' love of bowling traces our fascination through the sport's glory decades and eventual decline to its recent revival.
"...on the road with Pete Weber (son of renowned champion Dick Weber), Wayne Webb, Chris Barnes, Walter Ray Williams..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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