Friday Sports Update – Rockets Top Warriors

(Houston, TX) — Chris Paul scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half as Houston held on to beat the Warriors 98-94 in Game Five of the Western Conference finals at the Toyota Center. Eric Gordon iced the game with two free throws in the final seconds and led Houston with 24 points off the bench. James Harden put up 19 in the win. Game Six tips off Saturday in Oakland.

Royals, Duffy Shut Down Rangers

(Arlington, TX) — Danny Duffy had his best start of the season as the Royals beat the Rangers 8-2 in Arlington. Austin Bibens-Dirkx took the loss, allowing six runs over six-and-a-third innings. Rougned Odor and Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in runs for Texas, which had its two-game winning streak snapped. They’ll meet again tonight with Mike Minor on the mound for the Rangers. Our pregame begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Bregman, Astros Dump Indians

(Cleveland, OH) — Alex Bregman’s three-run homer in the fifth inning erased a 2-0 deficit and the Astros went on to beat the Indians 8-2 in Cleveland. Jake Marisnick added a three-run blast of his own in a five-run sixth. Bregman tacked on an RBI double to cap the frame. Charlie Morton fired six innings of two-run ball to up his record to 7-and-0. The ‘Stros have won four straight.

MLB National League
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Cincinnati Reds 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 4
New York Mets 5, Milwaukee Brewers 0

MLB American League
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Los Angeles Angels 8, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Baltimore Orioles 9, Chicago White Sox 3
Oakland Athletics 4, Seattle Mariners 3
Houston Astros 8, Cleveland Indians 2
Tampa Bay Rays 6, Boston Red Sox 3
Kansas City Royals 8, Texas Rangers 2

PGA
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Fort Worth Invitational (at Fort Worth, TX)

1. Kevin Na -8
2. Charley Hoffman -7
T-103. Ryan Palmer (+3)

Baylor Power Blasts Jayhawks

(Oklahoma City, OK) — Baylor belted three two-run homers in the third inning to rip Kansas 10-5 at the Big 12 baseball tournament in Oklahoma City. Texas Tech beat Oklahoma State 6-2, Oklahoma knocked out Texas out 3-1 and TCU rolled over West Virginia 8-1. This afternoon Kansas takes on Oklahoma and tonight Texas Tech plays West Virginia.

Kyle Busch Wins Pole At CMS

(Charlotte, NC) — Kyle Busch is on the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Points leader Kevin Harvick will start from the back of the field after he failed pre-race inspection three times. Joey Logano will start alongside Busch in row one.

Indianapolis 500 Runs Sunday

(Indianapolis, IN) — The 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Ed Carpenter is the pole-sitter, while Simon Pagenaud and Will Power will start alongside him on the front row. It’s the final career race for Danica Patrick, who qualified seventh and will start in row three. Japan’s Takuma Sato is the defending champ.

Cowboys Resume OTA’s Tuesday

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys had their final OTA practice of the week yesterday at The Star in Frisco. Offensive players raved about the development of quarterback Dak Prescott, who is emerging as a team leader. Linebacker Sean Lee didn’t practice again, but confirmed the team wanted him to rest this week. OTA’s resume on Tuesday.

Cowboys’ Williams Faulted Vikings’ Wright For Crash

(Frisco, TX) — New details are being uncovered about a car crash involving Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams. He told Frisco Police on Saturday that Vikings receiver Kendall Wright was responsible for crashing Williams’ Lamborghini into a light pole. The car was found abandoned early Saturday, and Williams was arrested shortly after and charged with public intoxication. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says Wright claims the story isn’t true. Williams and Wright played college ball together at Baylor. An investigation is ongoing.

Trump Pardons Late Boxing Champ

(Washington, DC) — Legendary boxing champion Jack Johnson is getting a posthumous pardon from President Trump. Johnson was boxing’s first black heavyweight champion. In 1913, an all-white jury convicted him of violating a federal law prohibiting the transfer of women across state lines for immoral purposes. Supporters of Johnson called it a gross miscarriage of justice. He died in 1946.

Rockets Honor Santa Fe High School Victims, Survivors

(Houston, TX) — The Rockets honored the victims and survivors of the Santa Fe High School shooting at last night’s game against the Warriors. A moment of silence was held and the team wore special patches on their jerseys that read “Santa Fe HS.” The school’s choir sang the national anthem before the game. More than 300 Santa Fe High seniors were provided tickets.

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