Monday Sports Update – Rangers Blast Twins 18-4

(Arlington, TX) — Nomar Mazara hit two home runs as the Rangers routed the Twins 18-4 in Arlington. Elvis Andrus, Robinson Chirinos, Jurickson Profar and Drew Robinson also homered for Texas. Yohander Mendez pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits, to claim his first big league victory.

Rangers, Angels Open Series Tonight

(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers will start left-handed reliever Jeffrey Springs in the opener of a three-game series tonight against the Angels. Matt Shoemaker will start for Los Angeles after being out since April arm surgery. Our pregame begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Astros Fold Angels

(Houston, TX) — George Springer’s two-run homer was the difference as the Astros folded the Angels 4-2 in Houston. Gerrit Cole pitched into the sixth inning and struck out nine to get the win. Alex Bregman notched a solo homer for Houston. The ‘Stros are two-and-a-half games ahead of the A’s for the division lead.

MLB National League
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Chicago Cubs 8, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Milwaukee Brewers 9, Washington Nationals 4
Cincinnati Reds 6, St. Louis Cardinals 4 (10 INN)
New York Mets 4, San Francisco Giants 1
Colorado Rockies 7, San Diego Padres 3
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
Atlanta Braves 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 1

MLB American League
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Detroit Tigers 11, New York Yankees 7
Chicago White Sox 8, Boston Red Sox 0
Kansas City Royals 9, Baltimore Orioles 1
Texas Rangers 18, Minnesota Twins 4
Oakland Athletics 8, Seattle Mariners 2
Tampa Bay Rays 6, Cleveland Indians 4
Houston Astros 4, Los Angeles Angels 2

MLB Interleague
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Toronto Blue Jays 6, Miami Marlins 1

Cowboys Will Open At Carolina

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys will open their season on Sunday at the Carolina Panthers. Kickoff is 3:25 p.m. Central time. Dallas went 0-and-4 in the preseason. Our coverage begins Sunday afternoon at 2:30 here on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Cowboys To Bring Back Receiver, Keep Frederick On Active Roster

(Frisco, TX) — Outlets have reported the Cowboys will re-sign receiver Devonte Thompson, who was released over the weekend. He missed most of training came with an Achilles’ injury. To make roster room for Thompson, they will move receiver Noah Brown to injured reserve with a hamstring injury. They will also continue to carry Travis Frederick on the active roster, although the Pro Bowl center has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome that affects the nervous system. Dallas claimed center Adam Redmond off waivers from Buffalo to add depth.

Texans Prep For Patriots

(Houston, TX) — The regular season is here as the Houston Texans prep for the New England Patriots. The Texans trimmed their roster down to 53 players over the weekend, with the most notable cut being receiver Braxton Miller. They’ll visit the Patriots on Sunday.

Keselowski Wins Southern 500

(Darlington, SC) — Brad Keselowski is celebrating his first win of the season. The 34-year-old blazed through the finish line to win the Southern 500 and complete the weekend sweep at Darlington Raceway. Keselowski notched his 25th career win and became the first Team Penske driver to take home the checkered flag at Darlington since Bobby Allison in 1985. Fellow Team Penske driver, Joey Logano, finished second and Kyle Larson came in third. Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliot rounded out the top-five.

PGA
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Dell Technologies Championship (at Norton, MA)
1. Abraham Ancer (-13)
T2. Bryson DeChambeau (-12)
T2. Tyrrell Hatton (-12)

U.S. Open Recap

(Flushing Meadows, NY) — Serena Williams and John Isner are into the U.S. Open quarterfinals. Serena beat Kala Kanepi in three sets to advance out of the fourth round, while Isner outlasted Milos Raonic  in five. American Sloane Stephens also advanced.

LSU Takes Down Miami

(Arlington, TX) — Number-24 LSU struck first and never looked back as they took down eighth-ranked Miami 33-17 in Arlington. The Tigers built up a 30-point lead and held on for the win. Nick Brossette rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns for LSU. Malik Rosier threw a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Recovering Grapevine Police Officer Tosses First Pitch In Rangers Game

(Arlington, TX) — A Grapevine police officer who was nearly killed in a motorcycle crash last year is still in the game. Senior Officer R.J. Hudson took the mound and threw the first pitch for the Texas Rangers on the team’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Night. Hudson’s wife and daughter joined him for the game on Saturday night at Globe Life Park in Arlington, along with hundreds of other police officers.

UNM Slammed For Cutting Sports

(Albuquerque, NM) — University of New Mexico officials are getting a lot of flak for the controversial decision to eliminate some sports. The Albuquerque Journal reports that more than 300 pages of emails call UNM’s July 19th decision shortsighted, and some even threatened to pull their support from the school’s remaining athletic programs. Football season ticket sales are reportedly down 12 percent when compared with the same time last year.

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