Friday Sports Update – Jason Witten Officially Retires

(Frisco, TX) — Jason Witten is confirming his plan to retire from the NFL. The longtime Cowboys tight end announced his decision to end his career this afternoon. Witten will be joining ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” as an analyst. Witten retires from the NFL fourth all-time in receptions and 21st in receiving yards. He made eleven Pro Bowls in 15 seasons and missed just one game since 2003.

Rangers Rout Red Sox Behind Mazara

(Arlington, TX) — Nomar Mazara hit a three-run homer to cap a six-run fourth inning and the Rangers went on to rout the Red Sox 11-5 in the first of a four-game series at Globe Life Park. Mazara also had an RBI double for Texas, which had lost three of its previous four games. Mike Minor pitched six innings of three-run ball for the win. Bartolo Colon is on the mound as the series continues today. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Yankees Rally Past Astros With Three-Run Ninth

(Houston, TX) — Aaron Judge plated the go-ahead run during a three-run ninth inning as the Yankees rallied past the Astros 6-5 at Minute Maid Park. George Springer capped a four-run seventh inning with an RBI-groundout that gave the Astros a 4-3 lead. Carlos Correa added a solo homer in the eighth for Houston, which finished just 4-and-6 on its homestand. Will Harris was tagged with the loss.

MLB National League
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Washington Nationals 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Atlanta Braves 11, New York Mets 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 2

MLB American League
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Toronto Blue Jays 13, Cleveland Indians 11 (G1)
Cleveland Indians 13, Toronto Blue Jays 4 (G2)
New York Yankees 6, Houston Astros 5
Kansas City Royals 10, Detroit Tigers 6
Texas Rangers 11, Boston Red Sox 5
Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota Twins 5
Los Angeles Angels 12, Baltimore Orioles 3
Seattle Mariners 4, Oakland Athletics 1

Cavs Crush Raptors, Celtics Stun Sixers

(Undated) — The Cavaliers and Celtics extended their series leads in the NBA Playoffs. LeBron James scored 43 points in Cleveland’s 128-110 win at Toronto to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal. The Celtics erased a 22-point, first-half deficit to stun the 76ers 108-103 in Boston. They lead that Eastern semifinal, 2-0.

Rockets Visit Jazz For Game Three

(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Rockets visit the Utah Jazz tonight in Game Three of their second-round playoff series in Salt Lake City. The series is tied 1-and-1 after the Rockets lost Game Two at home on Wednesday. They’ll need a road win to earn back home-court advantage. Tip-off is at 9:30 p.m.

Penguins, Predators Each Tie Series

(Undated) — The Penguins and Predators both evened their second-round playoff matchups on the ice. Pittsburgh beat visiting Washington 3-1 to square their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal at two games apiece. The Predators bounced back to edge the Jets 2-1 in Winnipeg to knot their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal at two.

Peterson Leads, Woods Struggles At Quail Hollow

(Charlotte, NC) — John Peterson is in the lead after the opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, while Tiger Woods struggled in his first appearance since the Masters. Woods carded an even-par 71 and sits six shots behind Peterson. Five are tied for second place at four-under including Amarillo-born Johnson Wagner , while Rory McIlroy is in a large group that share seventh place at minus-three.

Kentucky Derby Set For Tomorrow

(Louisville, KY) — The first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown is just a day away. The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby takes place tomorrow at historic Churchill Downs. Justify is the 3-to-1 morning-line favorite and will break from gate seven in the 20-horse field. Mendelssohn is the second choice at 5-to-1, followed by Magnum Moon at 6-to-1. Post-time is 6:35 p.m. Eastern, but the actual race isn’t set to start until 6:46 p.m. The Preakness Stakes will run Saturday, May 19th, with the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown, to be held June 9th.

NASCAR Heads To Dover Sunday

(Dover, DE) — NASCAR heads to Dover this Sunday for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism. Kyle Busch enters the weekend atop the points standings, 30 points ahead of Joey Logano. Kevin Harvick sits third, followed by Clint Bowyer and Kurt Busch.

Stars To Introduce Montgomery Today

(Dallas, TX) — The Dallas Stars are expected to announce the hiring of new head coach Jim Montgomery today. The Stars hired Montgomery after his successful run coaching at the University of Denver. He led Denver to a national championship in 2017. Montgomery will replace the retired Ken Hitchcock.

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