Stars Win In OT, Advance To Next Round
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars are going to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. John Klingberg scored with 2:58 left in overtime to give the Stars a 2-1 win over the Predators in Game Six in Dallas. Ben Bishop made 47 saves for Dallas, which took the series four games to two. Blake Comeau scored in the second period for Dallas to tie the score. Dallas will meet St. Louis in the next round, while the Nashville season is over.
Carolina Hurricanes 5, Washington Capitals 2
(Best-of-seven East quarterfinal tied, 3-3)
Dallas Stars 2, Nashville Predators 1 (OT)
(Stars win best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 4-2)
Rockets Fail To Sweep, Stumble In Utah
(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Rockets were outscored by 19 points in the fourth quarter in a 107-91 loss to the Jazz at Utah. That prevented the Rockets from sweeping the opening round NBA series. Game Five will be tomorrow night in Houston. James Harden scored 30 points in the loss, while Chris Paul finished with 23. The Rockets bench contributed only five points, all by Austin Rivers.
Milwaukee Bucks 127, Detroit Pistons 104
(Bucks win best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 4-0)
Utah Jazz 107, Houston Rockets 91
(Rockets lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-1)
Rangers Offense Silenced In Oakland
(Arlington, TX) — Patrick pinch-hit double in the seventh scored Jeff Mathis for the Rangers’ run in a 6-1 loss to the Athletics in Oakland. Shin-Soo Choo had two of the Texas six hits. Starter Mike Minor gave up four runs on four hits and three walks in six innings to take the loss. The Rangers are 6-and-2 in their last eight.
Lynn Will Start Tonight In Oakland
(Oakland, CA) — Lance Lynn will start for the Rangers tonight against the Athletics in Oakland. Lynn is 2-and-1 with a 4.44 ERA, but has a 2.08 ERA in two road starts. The A’s will counter with Frankie Montas. Our pregame coverage begins tonight at 8:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Astros Fall To Twins
(Arlington, TX) — Carlos Correa pounded a three-run shot, but it was not enough for the Astros, who lost 9-5 to the Twins in Houston. Michael Brantley contributed a solo shot, single and scored twice in the defeat. Starter Brad Peacock gave up three runs over five innings to absorb the loss. Relievers Josh James and Chris Devenski combined to allow six runs over three innings. Houston has lost four of five after a 10-game winning streak.
MLB National League
Arizona Diamondbacks 12, Pittsburgh Pirates 4
New York Mets 5, Philadelphia Phillies 1
St. Louis Cardinals 13, Milwaukee Brewers 5
Colorado Rockies 7, Washington Nationals 5
MLB American League
Chicago White Sox 12, Baltimore Orioles 2
Tampa Bay Rays 6, Kansas City Royals 3
Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox (PPD)
Minnesota Twins 9, Houston Astros 5
Oakland Athletics 6, Texas Rangers 1
New York Yankees 4, Los Angeles Angels 3 (14 INN)
Sod Poodles Drop Series Opener In Springfield
Springfield, Missouri – The Amarillo Sod Poodles fell 13-7 in their series opener against the Springfield Cardinals on Monday night at Hammons Field to begin an eight-game road trip. Amarillo starter Adrian Morejon was removed from the game after facing just one batter, following a visit to the mound from the Sod Poodles training staff. Blake Rogers replaced Morejon in the first inning and would allow a three-run homer to Dylan Carlson as the Cardinals took a 3-0 lead. The Sod Poodles and Cardinals continue their series on Tuesday night at Hammons Field.
Cowboys Won’t Have Pick Thursday
(Frisco, TX) — The NFL three-day draft will start on Thursday, but the Cowboys are one of four teams without a first-round pick. Dallas dealt its top pick to the Raiders for wide receiver Amari Cooper last season. Unless they make a trade to move up, the Cowboys will wait until 57 players come off the board before they make a selection.
SMU Cagers Pick Up Three Transfers
(Dallas, TX) — Tyson Jolly, Isiah Jasey and Darius McNeill are transferring to SMU. Jolly was a juco All-American, averaging 22.6 points and 12.6 rebounds for Trinity Valley Community College after beginning his career at Baylor. McNeill, who set a Cal freshman record with 63 three-pointers, is transferring after two years in Berkeley. He averaged 11 points as a sophomore. Jasey is a 6-foot-10 forward who spent two seasons at Texas A&M.
Houston To Host 2021 World Ping-Pong Championship
(Houston, TX) — Houston is the winner of a bid to host the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships. Organizers made the announcement on Monday. Houston Sports Authority officials pointed out that it will be the first time for the championships to be held anywhere in the United States. Houston defeated Morocco in its bid to host the 2021 championships, while China topped Japan and Portugal to land the 2022 event.