Thursday Sports Update – Cowboys 2017 Scheduled Will Be Announced Tonight

Cowboys To Find Out 2017 Schedule Tonight

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys will find out their 2017 regular-season schedule tonight. The league will unveil the complete slate in a two-hour special on NFL Network at 8 p.m. The Cowboys already know their opponents, which were released in January. The preseason schedule came out last week.

NFL Draft Starts Week From Today

(Philadelphia, PA) — The 2017 NFL Draft is just a week away from today. The three-day affair begins with round one on Thursday, rounds two and three on Friday, and the final four rounds on Saturday. The Cowboys hold the 28th overall pick in the first round. Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is expected to be a top-two selection by most analysts.

A’s Rout Rangers In Rubber Match

(Oakland, CA) — Khris Davis drilled a two-run homer as the Athletics roughed up the Rangers 9-1 in the rubber match of a three-game series in Oakland. Martin Perez permitted four runs in less than four frames to fall to 1-and-2 with the loss. Joey Gallo homered in defeat. The Rangers went just 3-and-6 on their road trip against AL West foes. The Rangers open a 10-game homestand today, starting with a four-game series against Kansas City. Texas has lost five of its past six games and is 5-and-10 on the season. The Twins and Angels will also come to town during the home stretch. Andrew Cashner starts for the Rangers tonight, with the first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.

Astros Clip Angels

(Houston, TX) — Dallas Keuchel tossed seven innings of one-run ball as the Astros clipped the Angels, 5-1, at Minute Maid Park. Keuchel stuck out seven and walked one to improve to 3-and-0. Josh Reddick drilled a two-run homer for Houston. The ‘Stros lead the four-game series 2-1 as they try to clinch the series win today. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m.

MLB NL
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St. Louis Cardinals 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Chicago Cubs 7, Milwaukee Brewers 4
New York Mets 5, Philadelphia Phillies 4
Washington Nationals 14, Atlanta Braves 4
San Diego Padres 1, Arizona Diamondbacks 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Colorado Rockies 2

MLB AL
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Oakland Athletics 9, Texas Rangers 1
New York Yankees 9, Chicago White Sox 1
Toronto Blue Jays 3, Boston Red Sox 0
Tampa Bay Rays 8, Detroit Tigers 7
Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins (PPD/Rain)
Houston Astros 5, Los Angeles Angels 1

MLB IL
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Seattle Mariners 10, Miami Marlins 5
Baltimore Orioles 2, Cincinnati Reds 0
Kansas City Royals 2, San Francisco Giants 0

Rockets Fight Off Thunder

(Houston, TX) — Russell Westbrook’s 51-point triple-double wasn’t enough as the Rockets fought off the Thunder, 115-111, in Houston. James Harden finished with 35 points and eight assists to lead Houston to a 2-0 series lead. Eric Gordon scored 22 off the bench as the Rockets erased a 15-point deficit. The series now shifts to Oklahoma City for the next two games. Game Three tips off tomorrow night.

NBA Playoffs
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Washington Wizards 109, Atlanta Hawks 101
Golden State Warriors 110, Portland Trail Blazers 81

NHL Playoffs
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Washington Capitals 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 4
Ottawa Senators 1, Boston Bruins 0
Minnesota Wild 2, St. Louis Blues 0
Anaheim Ducks 3, Calgary Flames 1

Report: Aaron Hernandez Referenced Bible Verse

(Shirley, MA) — More details are being released involving the suicide of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez in prison. Multiple reports say the 27-year-old wrote “John 3:16” on his forehead and had his Bible open to that verse. There’s also reportedly evidence that Hernandez smoked synthetic marijuana before hanging himself in his cell.

Trump Honors Patriots In White House Ceremony

(Washington, DC) — President Trump is honoring the Super Bowl champs. Trump welcomed the Patriots to a White House ceremony yesterday and called their comeback victory over the Falcons “historic.” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wasn’t in attendance due to “personal family matters.” Several other players also skipped the event.

Serena Williams To Become First-Time Mom

(Undated) — Serena Williams is a mother-to-be. A representative for the professional tennis star confirms she’s pregnant with her first child. The 35-year-old Williams and Reddit co-founder and father-to-be Alexis Ohanian became engaged in December in Rome.

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