Monday Sports Update – Cowboys Draft Nine Players

(Arlington, TX) — The Cowboys selected nine players in the 2018 NFL Draft, which wrapped up on Saturday. Dallas brought in Texas guard Connor Williams and Colorado State receivers in rounds two and three on Friday. On Saturday the ‘Boys drafted defensive end Dorance Armstrong out of Kansas, Stanford tight end Dalton Schultz, Western Kentucky quarterback Mike White, Indiana linebacker Chris Covington, Boise State receiver Cedrick Wilson, and Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough. They’ll hold a rookie minicamp either this weekend or next weekend.

Cowboys Add WR Austin, Trade WR Switzer

(Arlington, TX) — The Cowboys boosted their wide receiver corps through trade this weekend. Dallas acquired Tavon Austin from the Rams on Saturday for a sixth-round pick. Austin was the eighth overall pick by the Rams in 2013, but had since fallen out of favor with the team. In 16 games for L.A. last season, he caught just 13 passes. The Cowboys later traded 2017 draft pick Ryan Switzer to the Raiders for defensive lineman Jihad Ward.

Rockets Cruise Past Jazz In Game One

(Houston, TX) — James Harden piled up 41 points as the Rockets cruised past the Jazz 110-96 in Game One of their second-round playoff series in Houston. Harden shot 7-of-12 from deep and added eight rebounds and seven assists. The Rockets led by 25 at halftime and made it look easy on their home floor. Chris Paul scored 17, Clint Capela had 16, and P.J. Tucker chipped in 15 points. Game Two is Wednesday in Houston.

NBA Playoffs
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Cleveland Cavaliers 105, Indiana Pacers 101
(Cavaliers win best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 4-3)

Blue Jays Jump Rangers, Avoid Sweep

(Toronto, Ontario) — The Blue Jays clubbed three home runs as they jumped the Rangers 7-2 in Toronto. Martin Perez lasted just four innings to get charged with the loss for Texas. Renato Nunez homered in defeat as the Rangers fell to 11-and-18. They’re 7-and-6 on the road.

Rangers Visit Indians

(Cleveland, OH) — The Rangers continue their road trip tonight as they visit the Cleveland Indians. Texas will send Cole Hamels to the mound, while the Tribe counters with Trevor Bauer. Our pregame begins this afternoon at 4:30 here on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Cole Fans 12, Astros Down A’s

(Houston, TX) — Gerrit Cole racked up 12 strikeouts as the Astros downed the A’s 8-4 in Houston. Cole gave up six hits and three runs over six-and-two-thirds innings in a no-decision. Will Harris earned the win. George Springer homered for Houston, and the ‘Stros scored a combined five runs in the seventh and eighth innings to pull away.

MLB National League
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Miami Marlins 3, Colorado Rockies 0
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Atlanta Braves 10, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Washington Nationals 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Chicago Cubs 2, Milwaukee Brewers 0
New York Mets 14, San Diego Padres 2
San Francisco Giants 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

MLB American League
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Boston Red Sox 4, Tampa Bay Rays 3
Baltimore Orioles 5, Detroit Tigers 3
Toronto Blue Jays 7, Texas Rangers 2
Seattle Mariners 10, Cleveland Indians 4
Houston Astros 8, Oakland Athletics 4
Kansas City Royals 5, Chicago White Sox 4
New York Yankees 2, Los Angeles Angels 1

MLB Interleague
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Cincinnati Reds 8, Minnesota Twins 2

Capitals, Predators Win Game Twos

(Undated) — The Capitals and Predators were both Game Two winners in their second-round matchups in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Washington skated past Pittsburgh 4-1 in D.C. to even that best-of-seven Eastern semifinal at one. In the West, Nashville outlasted visiting Winnipeg 5-4 in double-overtime to knot that series at one.

Horschel, Piercy Win Zurich Classic

(Avondale, LA) — Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy are the winners of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The duo closed with a five-under 67 in Sunday’s final round at TPC Louisiana to finish at 22-under for the tournament. Jason Dufner and Pat Perez were second at minus-21, while the duo of Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen finished third at 20-under. It’s was Horschel’s fifth career victory and Piercy’s fourth. This was the second year the tournament used a two-player team format.

Logano Wins At Talladega

(Talladega, AL) — Joey Logano is celebrating his first victory in nearly a year after winning Sunday at Talladega. Logano held off Kurt Busch to win the Geico 500, his third career victory at Talladega. It’s Logano’s first win since April 30th of last year at Richmond. Busch was second, followed by Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Points leader Kyle Busch finished 13th. Logano is now just 30 points behind Busch in the standings. NASCAR heads to Dover next Sunday.

Kentucky Derby Week Begins At Churchill Downs

(Louisville, KY) — It’s Kentucky Derby week at historic Churchill Downs. The first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown will take place this Saturday with the 144th “Run for the Roses.” Among the favorites this year are Santa Anita Derby winner Justify and Magnum Moon. The post-position draw has been bumped up to 11 a.m. Eastern tomorrow.

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