Friday Sports Update – Rangers Lose To White Sox

(Chicago, IL) — The Rangers gave up four runs in the eighth inning in a 4-2 loss to the White Sox in Chicago. All four runs were unearned for reliever Jose Leclerc, but he still took the loss. Doug Fister worked seven shutout innings and Nomar Mazara drilled an RBI-triple. The series continues today in Chicago. Pregame begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Hamels Scratched In Chicago

(Chicago, IL) — Rangers starter Cole Hamels didn’t take the mound last night due to neck stiffness. He was scratched from his start after waking up in pain on Wednesday. The injury is not serious and a disabled list stint isn’t likely. Manager Jeff Banister has not announced his starter for tonight’s game.

Astros Host Indians

(Houston, TX) — The Astros are at home for a weekend series with the Cleveland Indians. Charlie Morton looks to up his record to 6-and-0, while Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger enters at 3-and-0. Houston is 28-and-17 on the season, good for first in the AL West. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

MLB National League
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Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Miami Marlins 0
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, San Diego Padres 4
Philadelphia Phillies 6, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves (PPD)
Colorado Rockies 5, San Francisco Giants 3 (12 INN)

MLB American League
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Oakland Athletics 10, Toronto Blue Jays 5
Boston Red Sox 6, Baltimore Orioles 2
Chicago White Sox 4, Texas Rangers 2
Tampa Bay Rays 7, Los Angeles Angels 1
Detroit Tigers 3, Seattle Mariners 2

NHL Playoffs
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Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Washington Capitals 2
(Best-of-seven East Final tied, 2-2)

PGA
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AT&T Byron Nelson (at Dallas, TX)

1. Marc Leishman (-10)
T-2. J.J. Spaun (-7)
T-2. Jimmy Walker (-7)
T-23 Johnson Wagner (-4) (1:20pm)
T-44. Ryan Palmer (-3) (12:50pm)

NBA Playoffs Resume Saturday

(Undated) — The NBA Playoffs resume tomorrow when the Celtics travel to face the Cavaliers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference finals in Cleveland. Boston leads the best-of-seven series two-games-to-none. The Western Conference finals pick back up on Sunday with Game Three in Oakland. That best-of-seven matchup between the Rockets and Warriors is tied at one win apiece.

Rockets Visit Warriors In Game Three Sunday

(Oakland, CA) — The Western Conference Finals shifts to Oakland for the next two games, starting with Game Three on Sunday. The Warriors and the Rockets are tied in the series at one win apiece. Game Four is Tuesday, also in Oakland before the series goes back to Houston for Game Five.

Preakness Stakes Tomorrow

(Baltimore, MD) — The second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown takes place tomorrow. The 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes is set for 6:20 p.m. Eastern at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Kentucky Derby winner Justify is the heavy 1-and-2 morning-line favorite. Derby runner-up Good Magic is the second choice at 3-to-1, followed by Quip at 12-to-1.

Young Girl Ranked Among Top Wrestlers In Nation

(Albuquerque, NM) — A 10-year-old Albuquerque girl is ranked among the top wrestlers in the nation. Jaden Meadows is the number one wrestler for the 113 pound weight class in the Rocky Mountain National Wrestling leaderboard in her age group. She’s a four-time All-American and three-time State Champion wrestler. Not only is she the best girl wrestler, she’s also the best among the boys with a season record of 52 and three overall with 46 wins by pin. She hasn’t lost to a boy in two years.

Stars Host NHL Draft Next Month

(Dallas, TX) — The Dallas Stars will host the 2018 NHL Entry Draft next month at the American Airlines Center. The two-day affair will take place on June 22nd and 23rd. A Fan Fest will be hosted at Victory Plaza, and there will be music, food, autographs and more. The Stars own the 13th overall pick in round one.

Houston Sports Venues To Host 2019 Gold Cup Matches

(Houston, TX) — Two Houston sports venues will play host to matches in a 2019 soccer championship. The occasion is the Gold Cup series of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, or CONCACAF. The organization announced Thursday that BBVA Compass Stadium and NRG Stadium will host two rounds next summer. The Gold Cup is the region’s official national team championship, and it takes place every two years. Sixteen teams will be included in 2019, and 15 venues will host matches.

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