Friday Sports Update – A’s Sweep Rangers

(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers were swept by the A’s in their four-game series after a 7-6 loss at Globe Life Park. Bartolo Colon was tagged for six runs in seven frames as he fell to 5-and-9. Adrian Beltre had three hits and an RBI for Texas, which is just 1-and-6 since the break. The Rangers begin a three-game series in Houston tonight. Dallas Keuchel will get the ball for the ‘Stros. Texas will counter with Yovani Gallardo. Houston is coming off a 3-and-2 road trip that has them at 67-and-37 on the season, five games ahead of Seattle for first in the AL West. Our pregame begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC

Report: Rangers Ship Hamels To Cubs

(Undated) — The Rangers are parting ways with Cole Hamels. According to multiple outlets, Texas has dealt Hamels to the Chicago Cubs for multiple low level minor-league prospects. The 34-year-old is 5-and-9 with a 4.72 ERA this season, but does have a 2.93 ERA away from hitter friendly Globe Life Park.

Astros Acquire Maldonado From Angels

(Houston, TX) — The Astros are adding depth at catcher. The ‘Stros have acquired backstop Martin Maldonado from the Angels in exchange for lefty Patrick Sandoval and 250-thousand-dollars in international signing bonus pool allocation. Maldonado is hitting .223 with 32 RBI in 78 games this season. He is set to become a free agent at the end of the season.

MLB National League
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Chicago Cubs 7, Arizona Diamondbacks 6
New York Mets 12, Pittsburgh Pirates 6
Washington Nationals 10, Miami Marlins 3
Philadelphia Phillies 9, Cincinnati Reds 4
Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Atlanta Braves 2
Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants

MLB American League
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Los Angeles Angels 12, Chicago White Sox 8
New York Yankees 7, Kansas City Royals 2
Tampa Bay Rays 4, Baltimore Orioles 3
Minnesota Twins 2, Boston Red Sox 1
Oakland Athletics 7, Texas Rangers 6

Cowboys Continue Camp

(Oxnard, CA) — The Cowboys’ first practice of training camp is in the books. The team will continue workouts today in Oxnard. The ‘Boys open up preseason play August 9th at San Francisco.

Stephen Jones Backs Jerry Jones On Anthem Stance

(Dallas, TX) — Stephen Jones is backing his father’s stance opposing player protests during the National Anthem. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in his opening press conference for training camp on Wednesday that the players will stand at attention on the sidelines for the anthem and will be disciplined if they decide to stay in the locker room instead. Stephen, the chief operations officer and director of player personnel for the Cowboys, said in a radio interview on Thursday that what the team requires of its players is clear enough.

Watt And Watson Ready For 2018 Texans Season

(White Sulphur Springs, WV) — A couple of key Texans players are reported to be recovered from last year’s season-ending leg injuries and ready to take on 2018. Second-year quarterback Deshaun Watson and defensive end J.J. Watt both took the field at the team’s first training camp practice on Thursday in West Virginia. The team will suit up for the first time in the training camp’s third practice on Saturday.

NFL Training Camps Open League-wide

(Undated) — The vast majority of NFL teams kicked off training camp around the country yesterday. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was on the field for the defending Super Bowl champs as he recovers from a knee injury. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck went through his first full practice since the 2016 season. Rob Gronkowski was sharp for New England, catching four touchdowns on Thursday. The first preseason game is next Thursday when the Ravens face the Bears in the Hall of Fame Game from Canton, Ohio.

NBA Stars Gather In Vegas For Team USA

(Las Vegas, NV) — A handful of the best basketball players in the country gathered in Las Vegas yesterday for the Team USA minicamp. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is the head coach, and must choose from a pool of 35 players to create a roster of 12. The Warriors sent five players to camp, reigning MVP James Harden was present, and so was Celtics guard Kyrie Irving despite being injured. The team will represent America at the 2019 FIBA World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics. The final practice is today.

RBC Canadian Open (at Oakville, Ontario)

1. Robert Garrigus (-9)
2. Adam Schenk (-8)
3. Chris Stroud (-7)
T-22. Ryan Palmer (-4)
T-41. Johnson Wagner (-3)

NASCAR Heads To Pocono

(Long Pond, PA) — NASCAR heads to Pocono for the Gander Outdoors 400 on Sunday afternoon. Kyle Busch currently leads the points standings, 53 points ahead of Kevin Harvick. Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano and Kurt Busch round out the top-five.

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