Harris tops bull riding in NFR opener


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three-time world bull riding champion J.W. Harris had a 90.5-point ride on Stink Eye on Thursday night in the National Finals Rodeo to win the opening round and take the lead in the world standings.

Harris, from Mullin, Texas, earned $18,257 to move from second to first with $170,886.

Previous leader Cody Teel of Kountze, Texas, one of only five cowboys with successful first-round rides, finished fourth with a 74.5 on Gauteraux's Iron Horse. He has earned $167, 225.

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