Friday Sports Update – Banister May Not Return As Rangers Manager

Reports: Banister’s Job In Jeopardy

(Arlington, TX) — Multiple outlets have reported Rangers manager Jeff Banister’s job is in jeopardy. The Rangers have lost 16 of their last 22 games and are in last place in the AL West with a 64-and-88 record. Banister guided the Rangers to back-to-back division titles in 2015-and-16 and was the AL Manager of the Year in his first season. He is in his fourth year as the Texas manager with a contract that runs through next year. GM Jon Daniels has refused to comment on Banister’s situation.

Rangers Home Tonight Against Mariners

(Arlington, TX) — Connor Sadzeck will start the opener tonight as the Rangers begin a weekend series with the Mariners. He is not scheduled to pitch more than two innings before Ariel Jurado takes over. Erasmo Ramirez will start for Seattle. The Rangers will play their final seven games on the road after this homestand concludes Sunday. Our pregame coverage begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC

Astros Host Angels

(Houston, TX) — The Astros play host to the L.A. Angels tonight. This game opens the last home series of the regular season for Houston. Gerrit Cole gets the start while the Halos counter with Andrew Heaney.

Red Sox Clinch AL East

(Bronx, NY) — The Red Sox are AL East champions for the third straight year. They outslugged the Yankees 11-6 in New York to clinch the division. Brock Holt, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts all homered for Boston, which led 3-0 early and then trailed 6-4 before scoring seven unanswered runs. Giancarlo  Stanton hit a grand slam for New York.

MLB National League
New York Mets 5, Washington Nationals 4 (12 INN)
Cincinnati Reds 4, Miami Marlins 2
Atlanta Braves 8, Philadelphia Phillies 3

MLB American League
Oakland Athletics 21, Los Angeles Angels 3
Boston Red Sox 11, New York Yankees 6
Toronto Blue Jays 9, Toronto Blue Jays 8
Detroit Tigers 11, Kansas City Royals 8
Chicago White Sox 5, Cleveland Indians 4 (11 INN)

Cowboys Facing Seahawks On Road

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys are seeking to win their second straight on Sunday when they meet the Seahawks in Seattle. Dallas is coming off a Sunday night victory over the New York Giants to even its record at 1-and-1. Seattle has lost its first two, both on the road. Our coverage begins Sunday afternoon at 2:30 here on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Reports: Cowboys Bracing For Williams Suspension

(Frisco, TX) — Several outlets have reported the NFL will soon suspend Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams. He was arrested for public intoxication in May in Frisco. He is likely facing a two-to-four game suspension. The former Baylor star has two caches for 18 yards in the first two games.

Texans Face Giants Sunday

(Houston, TX) — The Texans open the home portion of their schedule on Sunday as the New York Giants come to town. Houston sits at 0-and-2 and looks to get into the win column. The Giants are winless as well. DeAndre Hopkins was limited in practice yesterday as he deals with thumb, ankle and hamstring injuries.

Browns Beat Jets For First Win Since 2016

(Cleveland, OH) — The Browns are celebrating their first win since 2016. They rallied for a 21-17 win over the Jets on Thursday Night Football in Cleveland. Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield replaced an injured Tyrod Taylor in the second quarter and helped bring the Browns back from a 14-0 deficit.

Tiger Tied For Tour Championship Lead

(Atlanta, GA) — Tiger Woods is tied atop the leaderboard after the first round of the TOUR Championship in Atlanta. Woods eagled his final hole on Thursday to card a five-under 65 at East Lake Golf Club. Rickie Fowler is also at minus-five. Gary Woodland and Justin Rose are tied for third, one shot off the pace. Rory McIlroy is among three golfers at three-under.

Stars Beat Wild In Preseason

(St. Paul, MN) — The Stars topped the Wild 3-1 in a preseason game in St. Paul. Dallas is 2-and-0 in preseason, beating Minnesota and St. Louis. The Stars will play the Florida Panthers tomorrow night in Tulsa.

NHL Preseason
New York Islanders 2, New Jersey Devils 0
Montreal Canadiens 5, Washington Capitals 2 (at Quebec City, Quebec)
Detroit Red Wings 4, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Dallas Stars 3, Minnesota Wild 1
Edmonton Oilers 7, Winnipeg Jets 3
Vancouver Canucks 4, Los Angeles Kings (ss) 3 (SO)
San Jose Sharks 7, Anaheim Ducks 3
Vegas Golden Knights 7, Los Angeles Kings (ss) 2

Mavericks Begin Camp With Media Day

(Dallas, TX) — The Dallas Mavericks open training camp today with their annual media day. The Mavs will play a pair of preseason games in China next month versus the 76ers. The first preseason game is next Saturday at home versus the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association. Dirk Nowitzki  is returning for his 21st season with Dallas.

FC Dallas Returns To Action On Sunday

(Frisco, TX) — FC Dallas returns to the turf on Sunday with a match against the Whitecaps in Vancouver. Dallas is second in the MLS West with 50 points, one behind Sporting Kansas City.

College Football Week Four Preview

(Undated) — Conference play starts to ramp up as the college football season rolls on Saturday. Number-one Alabama battles number-22 Texas A&M and number-seven Stanford is at number-19 Oregon in the only two top-25 matchups on the slate. Number-two Clemson is set to take on Georgia Tech, number-three Georgia travels to Missouri and Urban Meyer returns from his suspension as the fourth-ranked Buckeyes host Tulane. Tennessee and Florida also renew their rivalry in Knoxville. We will broadcast the Clemson and Georgia Tech game Saturday afternoon at 2.

(Undated) — In other college football action tomorrow,Texas Tech is at number-15 Oklahoma State, number-17 TCU visits Texas, winless SMU hosts Navy, unbeaten North Texas is at Liberty, number-22 Texas A&M visits top-ranked Alabama, Baylor hosts Kansas and the West Texas A&M Buffs will be in Silver City to take on Western New Mexico.

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