Friday Sports Update – Cowboys Move Up Looney At Center

(Frisco, TX) — Joe Looney will move up on the Cowboys depth chart, starting at center. He replaces Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick, who is out indefinitely with a rare autoimmune disorder. Looney has started only three games in the last two years and 13 in his career. He entered the NFL as a 2010 fourth-round pick of the 49ers. The Cowboys signed undrafted South Dakota State center Jacob Ohnesorge for depth.

Cowboys Host Cardinals On Sunday

(Arlington, TX) — The Cowboys will host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night in their third preseason game. Our pregame begins Sunday evening at 6.  Kickoff is 7 o’clock at AT&T Stadium. Arizona has won its first two, beating the Chargers and Saints. Dallas has lost to the 49ers and Bengals in its first two exhibition games.

Texans Visit Rams Tomorrow

(Los Angeles, CA) — The Texans hit the road tomorrow as they visit the L.A. Rams in preseason action. Houston is 2-and-0 so far in preseason play. The starters are likely to see their most extensive action of the preseason.

NFL Preseason
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Cleveland Browns 5, Philadelphia Eagles 0

MLB National League
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Philadelphia Phillies 2, Washington Nationals 0
San Francisco Giants 3, New York Mets 1
Colorado Rockies 4, San Diego Padres 3
Atlanta Braves 5, Miami Marlins 0
Chicago Cubs 7, Cincinnati Reds 1

MLB American League
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Boston Red Sox 7, Cleveland Indians 0
Detroit Tigers 7, Chicago White Sox 2
Tampa Bay Rays 4, Kansas City Royals 3
Minnesota Twins 6, Oakland Athletics 4

Rangers Remain In Bay Area

(San Francisco, CA) — The Rangers are not even changing hotels to continue their road trip. After three games in Oakland and a day off yesterday, Texas continues its trip with a weekend series against the Giants in San Francisco. Drew Hutchinson will start tonight for the Rangers. Texas is 57-and-72 and 5-and-4 in its last nine games. Our pregame begins this evening at 8:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Astros Visit Angels

(Anaheim, CA) — The Astros clash with the Angels tonight in a pivotal AL West match-up. Dallas Keuchel takes the mound for Houston while the Halos counter with Andrew Heaney. The Astros are a game-and-a-half ahead of the A’s for first in the division.

The Northern Trust

(Paramus, NJ) – Kevin Tway, Jamie Lovemark and Vaughn Taylor hold the lead with a 5-under 66 after the first round of the Northern Trust, shooting 4-under. Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka trail the leaders by one stroke. Ryan Palmer is tied for 18th at 3-under. Tiger Woods’ much-anticipated return to the PGA Tour postseason was uneventful, as he made par on 14 holes to finish the day with an even-par 71.

NASCAR Has Weekend Off

(Undated) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series has the weekend off. The cars will be back on the track a week from Sunday for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The first playoff race is on September 16th at Las Vegas. Four of the 16 playoff spots are still up for grabs with two races remaining. Kevin Harvick sits atop the Playoff Standings.

NBA Rule Changes Likely Coming

(Undated) — Rule changes are likely coming for the NBA. The board of governors are expected to pass multiple rule changes, including resetting the shot clock to 14 seconds instead of 24 after an offensive rebound. Other changes include a simplification of the clear-path foul rule and expanding the definition of a “hostile act.” A vote will take place next month.

Rockets’ Harden: “Melo’s Transition Will Be A Breeze”

(Houston, TX) — Rockets guard James Harden expects Carmelo Anthony’s transition onto the team will be a smooth one. Harden told the Players’ Tribune that he believes it will be a “breeze”. Anthony signed with the Rockets earlier this month after struggling last season in Oklahoma City.

Amarillo Professional Baseball announced their 2019 home schedule with the inaugural home opener set to take place on Monday, April 8 against the Midland RockHounds, Double-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The home season includes 70 home games of a 140-game schedule that will run through September 2. It will mark the first time in 37 years that the Texas Panhandle will welcome affiliated baseball into town.

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