Monday Sports Update – Astros Take Series From Rangers

(Houston, TX) — Dallas Keuchel pitched well against the team from Dallas as the Astros ripped the Rangers 6-1 in Houston. Keuchel struck out eight over seven shutout innings to earn the win for the Astros. Evan Gattis and Carlos Correa each hit two-run homers for Houston, which took the rubber match at home. The defending World Series champs are 26-and-16 so far this season. Carlos Perez prevented the shutout with a solo homer in the eighth for Texas. Matt Moore lasted just three innings to drop to 1-and-5. The Rangers are 16-and-26. The Rangers are off today and open a two-game series in Seattle Tuesday night.

MLB National League
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Atlanta Braves 4, Miami Marlins 3
San Francisco Giants 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Philadelphia Phillies 4, New York Mets 2
Milwaukee Brewers 7, Colorado Rockies 3
San Diego Padres 5, St. Louis Cardinals 3
Cincinnati Reds 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 3
Washington Nationals 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 4

MLB American League
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New York Yankees 6, Oakland Athletics 2
Baltimore Orioles 17, Tampa Bay Rays 1
Boston Red Sox 5, Toronto Blue Jays 3
Detroit Tigers 5, Seattle Mariners 4
Cleveland Indians 11, Kansas City Royals 2
Houston Astros 6, Texas Rangers 1
Los Angeles Angels 2, Minnesota Twins 1

MLB Interleague
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Chicago White Sox 5, Chicago Cubs 3

Celtics Crush Cavs In Game One Of ECF

(Boston, MA) — Game One of the Eastern Conference finals went according to plan for the Celtics. Boston was able to slow down LeBron James in its 108-83 victory over the Cavaliers at TD Garden. James was held to 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting due to a solid defensive effort led by Marcus Morris. Morris also added 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Celtics took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game Two is in Boston tomorrow.

Rockets Host Warriors In Game One

(Houston, TX) — The Western Conference finals tip off tonight as the Rockets host the Warriors in Game One. Houston looks to take advantage of home court as the first two games of the series are at the Toyota Center. Chris Paul is playing in his first career conference finals. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

NHL Playoffs
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Washington Capitals 6, Tampa Bay Lightning 2
(Capitals lead best-of-seven East Finals, 2-0)

Webb Simpson Cruises To Win The Players

(Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) — Webb Simpson is the winner of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Simpson led by seven-strokes entering Sunday and carded a one-over 73 to finish at 18-under par for the weekend. Charl Schwartzel, Jimmy Walker, and Xander Schauffele finished in a tie for second at 14-under with Jason Day and Jason Dufner tied for fifth at minus-13. Tiger Woods was unable to make a significant charge after his 65 on Saturday rocketed him 59-spots up the leaderboard. Tiger fired a final round 69 and finished in a six-way tie for 11th at 11-under-par. Ryan Palmer finished tied for 23rd at 9-under.

Cowboys Wrap Rookie Minicamp

(Frisco, TX) — The Dallas Cowboys are done with their three-day rookie minicamp, which wrapped up yesterday at the Star. First-round pick Leighton Vander Esch looked sharp at linebacker for Dallas. All of the rookies have agreed to their contracts except for third-round pick Michael Gallup.

Jones Ready To Spend Another Billion On The Star

(Frisco, TX) — Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones says he’s ready to spend another billion-dollars to develop the land around the team’s practice facilities at the Star in Frisco. Jones spoke on Friday at a luncheon held at the Star’s Ford Center, hosted by the Dallas CPA Society. Jones’s real estate company, Blue Star Land, is building a 17-story office tower and is developing plans for up to four office buildings on the surrounding property. The company filed the plans with the city of Frisco earlier this year.

Ex-Rams Coach Nicknamed “Ground Chuck” Dies

(Los Angeles, CA) — The man who was head coach of the Rams right before they left Los Angeles for St. Louis has died. Former NFL coach Chuck Knox passed away after a lengthy battle with dementia. He was 86. Nicknamed “Ground Chuck” for his teams’ emphasis on running the ball, Knox is best remembered for coaching the L.A. Rams from 1973 to 1977 and again from 1992 to 1994. He also served as head coach of the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks. Knox compiled a regular season record of 186 wins, 147 losses, and one tie. However, his teams combined for a seven-and-eleven record in the postseason.

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