Friday Sports Update – Astros Top Rangers To Open Season

(Arlington, TX) — George Springer homered on the third pitch of the game as the Astros topped the Rangers 4-1 in the season opener at Globe Life Park. Cole Hamels yielded three runs in five-and-two-thirds frames to suffer the loss for Texas. Elvis Andrus scored the Rangers’ lone run on a wild pitch in the ninth. Doug Fister takes the mound today as the series continues at Globe Life Park. Our pregame begins this evening at 6:30 here on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

MLB American League
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Baltimore Orioles 3, Minnesota Twins 2 (11 inn)
Houston Astros 4, Texas Rangers 1
New York Yankees 6, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Oakland Athletics 6, Los Angeles Angels 5 (11 inn)
Tampa Bay Rays 6, Boston Red Sox 4
Chicago White Sox 14, Kansas City Royals 7
Seattle Mariners 2, Cleveland Indians 1

MLB National League
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Chicago Cubs 8, Miami Marlins 4
New York Mets 9, St. Louis Cardinals 4
Milwaukee Brewers 2, San Diego Padres 1 (12 inn)
Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds (PPD)
Atlanta Braves 8, Philadelphia Phillies 5
San Francisco Giants 1, Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Arizona Diamondbacks 8, Colorado Rockies 2

MLB Interleague
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Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers (PPD)

Spurs Bounce Thunder

(San Antonio, TX) — The Spurs picked up a 103-99 win over the Thunder at the AT&T Center as the two teams battle for playoff positioning in the West. San Antonio and Oklahoma City are tied for fourth in the conference at 44-and-32. LaMarcus Aldridge paced the Spurs with 25 points and 11 rebounds to help end a two-game losing streak. OKC 26 points from Paul George, along with Russell Westbrook’s 19 and 11 boards. The Thunder have lost three-of-four.

NBA
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Detroit Pistons 103, Washington Wizards 92
Miami Heat 103, Chicago Bulls 92
San Antonio Spurs 103, Oklahoma City Thunder 99
Indiana Pacers 106, Sacramento Kings 103
Milwaukee Bucks 116, Golden State Warriors 107

Rockets Host Suns Tonight

(Houston, TX) — The Rockets seek their 11th straight win tonight as they host the Phoenix Suns. Houston clinched the top-seed in the West last night after the Warriors lost to the Bucks. They’ll have home-court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs. Tonight’s tip is at 8 p.m.

Mavericks Host Timberwolves

(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks are back home tonight to host the Minnesota Timberwolves. Dallas is 23-and-52 on the season with seven games left. Three of those are at home, including tonight versus the T’wolves. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

Wild Shake Off Stars

(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild used a three-goal second period to pull away from the Stars 5-2 in St. Paul. Devin Shore and Jamie Benn tallied goals for Dallas. The Stars have lost nine of their past 10 games and are five points back in the Wild Card race. They’ll face Minnesota again tomorrow, this time in Dallas.

NHL
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Pittsburgh Penguins 4, New Jersey Devils 3 (OT)
Detroit Red Wings 6, Buffalo Sabres 3
Boston Bruins 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 2
Ottawa Senators 3, Florida Panthers 2 (OT)
Minnesota Wild 5, Dallas Stars 2
Nashville Predators 5, San Jose Sharks 3
Chicago Blackhawks 6, Winnipeg Jets 2
Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Calgary Flames 1
Vancouver Canucks 2, Edmonton Oilers 1
Los Angeles Kings 4, Arizona Coyotes 2

PGA
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Houston Open (at Humble, TX)

1. Sam Ryder (-8)
T-2. Lucas Glover (-7)
T-2. Kevin Tway (-7)
T-2. Beau Hossler (-7)
T-115. Ryan Palmer (E)

Cowboys’ Gregory To Apply For Reinstatement

(Frisco, TX) — Jerry Jones confirmed on Thursday that Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is applying for reinstatement to the NFL. Gregory was suspended for all of 2017 after multiple violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He was a second-round pick by Dallas in 2015, but has played just two games in his career.

Nash, Kidd Highlight Hall Of Fame Class

(Undated) — Former Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd and Steve Nash are going to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Kidd was the second overall pick by Dallas in 1994 and stayed here until 1996 when he was traded to Phoenix. Kidd returned in 2007 and stayed with the Mavericks through 2012, helping them win a championship along the way. Nash played in Dallas from 1998-through-2004, and guided them to the playoffs four times. Grant Hill, Tina Thompson, Maurice Cheeks and Rod Thorn round out the class.

Final Four Tips Off Tomorrow

(San Antonio, TX) — The Final Four tips off tomorrow at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Eleven-seed Loyola-Chicago clashes with number-three Michigan in the first game before top seeds Kansas and Villanova meet in the nightcap. The National Championship game tips off Monday.

Penn State Wins NIT, NCAA Final Four Tomorrow

(Undated) — The Penn State Nittany Lions are the NIT champions. Penn State defeated Utah 82-66 on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden to take home the hardware. The Final Four tips off tomorrow at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Loyola-Chicago squares off with Michigan and Kansas clashes with Villanova. The national championship game is on Monday.

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