Friday Sports Update – Rangers Open Series In Baltimore

Rangers Continue Trip In Baltimore

(Baltimore, MD) — The Rangers open a three-game series tonight in Baltimore at Camden Yards before starting the All-Star break on Monday. Cole Hamels will start the first game for Texas. The Orioles will counter with Alex Cobb. The Rangers have lost five-of-six and are last in the AL West with a 40-and-54 record. Baltimore is a major-league worst 26-and-68. Our coverage begins this evening at six on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Bullpen Blows Lead In Eighth, Astros Lose To A’s

(Houston, TX) — Chris Devenski gave up three runs in the eighth inning as the Astros lost to the Athletics 6-4 at Minute Maid Park. Tony Kemp clubbed a two-run homer and Alex Bregman hit a two-run double as the ‘Stros led 4-0 after four innings. Houston lost three-of-four in the series.

MLB National League
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Colorado Rockies 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Milwaukee Brewers 3
Washington Nationals 5, New York Mets 4
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, San Diego Padres 2

MLB American League
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Oakland Athletics 6, Houston Astros 4
New York Yankees 7, Cleveland Indians 4
Boston Red Sox 6, Toronto Blue Jays 4
Minnesota Twins 5, Tampa Bay Rays 1
Los Angeles Angels 11, Seattle Mariners 2

MLB Interleague
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Philadelphia Phillies 5, Baltimore Orioles 4

Mavs Meet Wizards Tonight In Summer League Contest

(Las Vegas, NV) — The Mavericks will return to the floor today in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League playoffs. The Mavs will face the Washington Wizards. Dallas is coming off a 95-83 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.

Rockets Clash With Cavs Tomorrow In Vegas

(Las Vegas, NV) — The Rockets will clash with the Cleveland Cavaliers in round two of the Las Vegas Summer League tournament tomorrow. Houston advanced with a 109-102 win over Brooklyn on Wednesday. The Rockets are 4-and-0.

PGA
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John Deere Classic (at Silvis, IL)

1. Steve Wheatcroft (-9)
2. Michael Kim (-8)
T-3. Johnson Wagner (-7)
T-26. Ryan Palmer (-4)

World Cup Wraps Up This Weekend

(Moscow) — The 2018 World Cup comes to a conclusion this weekend. France and Croatia will meet in the World Cup Final on Sunday in Moscow. Tomorrow, England and Belgium square off in the third-place match.

Pro Football Hall Won’t Honor Owens Individually

(Canton, OH) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame does not plan to honor wide receiver Terrell Owens individually at next month’s induction ceremony. Executive director Joe Horrigan tells the Talk of Fame Sports Network there is no reason to bring him up and the focus will be on the guys who are there in Canton. Owens stated last month he would not attend the ceremony.

McCoy Ex Says He Set Her Up In Home Invasion

(Milton, GA) — The lawyer for the ex-girlfriend of LeSean McCoy claims the Buffalo Bills running back helped organize a home invasion earlier this week. He says she was assaulted at McCoy’s suburban Atlanta home early Tuesday, with the intruder demanding jewelry that McCoy had asked to be returned several times. She told 911 dispatchers the two were breaking up and McCoy set her up.

Media Tabs Oklahoma To Win Big 12

(Undated) — Oklahoma is the overwhelming choice to win the conference in the Big 12 pre-season football media poll with West Virginia second. TCU is picked to finish third, Texas comes in fourth, Kansas State was picked sixth, Texas Tech finishes eighth and Baylor ninth in the balloting. Kansas was a unanimous choice on all 52 ballots to finish last.

Oklahoma State To Bring Beer To Athletic Facilities

(Stillwater, OK) — Beer will soon be served at Oklahoma State athletic facilities starting in the fall. The university made the announcement yesterday. The Cowboys kick off their season on August 30th against Missouri State and when they do, Boone Pickens Stadium will offer 22 beer sales locations. The university is also introducing a no re-entry policy. OSU Chief of Police Leon Jones says the no re-entry policy is a cautionary move.

Cuban’s Father Dies

(Dallas, TX) — Norton Cuban, the father of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, had died. He was 92. Norton moved from Philadelphia to Texas after his son purchased the NBA franchise in January 2000.

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