Thursday Sports Update – Astros Take Down Twins

(Houston, TX) — Alex Bregman drove in five runs as the Astros hammered the Twins 9-1 in Houston. Bregman belted a two-run homer in the third and added a bases-clearing double in the eighth. Framber Valdez pitched into the sixth to get the win. The Astros are on a five-game winning streak. They have tonight off.

Beltre Homers, But Rangers Fall

(Arlington, TX) — Adrian Beltre homered for the Rangers in a 9-3 loss to the Angels in Arlington. Bartolo Colon allowed five runs over four innings to take the loss in his first start since coming off the disabled list. Texas dropped to 32-and-43 at home.

Rangers Going On Road To Face A’s

(Oakland, CA) — After taking today off, the Rangers will open a nine-game three-city trip tomorrow night in Oakland. Yovani Gallardo will start the series opener for Texas. The A’s will counter with Chris Bassitt.

MLB National League
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St. Louis Cardinals 7, Washington Nationals 6
Pittsburgh Pirates 3, Cincinnati Reds 2
Miami Marlins 2, Philadelphia Phillies 1
New York Mets 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 3
Chicago Cubs 6, Milwaukee Brewers 4
Colorado Rockies 5, San Francisco Giants 3

MLB American League
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Cleveland Indians 3, Kansas City Royals 1
Toronto Blue Jays 10, Tampa Bay Rays 3
Los Angeles Angels 9, Texas Rangers 3
Detroit Tigers 10, Chicago White Sox 2
Houston Astros 9, Minnesota Twins 1
Oakland Athletics 8, New York Yankees 2
Seattle Mariners 5, Baltimore Orioles 2

MLB Interleague
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Boston Red Sox 9, Atlanta Braves 8

Reports: Seahawks Turn Down Dallas Offer For Thomas

(Frisco, TX) — Several outlets confirmed the Cowboys hiked their offer to a second-round pick for Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas, but the Seahawks rejected it. Thomas ended his contract dispute holdout and reported yesterday to the Seattle practice.

Cowboys Will Have Three New Captains

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys announced they will have three new captains for 2018. After a team vote, Dak Prescott and Sean Lee are holdover captains. The new captains are Zack Martin, Tyrone Crawford and Chris Jones.

Cowboys Will Open At Carolina

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys will begin their season on Sunday at the Carolina Panthers. Dallas went 0-and-4 in the preseason. The Cowboys finished last season with a 9-and-7 record, failing to make the playoffs.

Texans Visit Patriots Sunday

(Houston, TX) — The Texans continue prepping for Sunday’s season opener at the New England Patriots. Deshaun Watson, J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney are all healed from various injuries and will be ready to play. Receiver Will Fuller was limited in yesterday’s practice, but is expected to suit up on Sunday.

Watt Ready To Take On 2018 Texans Season

(Houston, TX) — Texans defensive star J.J. Watt says he’s excited about getting back into the game. Watt played every single game in his first five seasons with the team, but after being sidelined by injuries, he played in only eight games in the past two seasons.

Eagles Host Falcons In NFL Opener

(Philadelphia, PA) — The quest to repeat begins tonight as the Eagles host the Falcons to kick off the 2018 NFL season. Nick Foles has been tabbed as the starting quarterback for Philadelphia as Carson Wentz recovers from knee surgery. The Eagles will raise their championship banner after beating the Patriots in February for their first Super Bowl title. Our coverage beings tonight at 7 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

American Keys Advances To U.S. Open Semis

(Flushing Meadows, NY) — American Madison Keys is into the U.S. Open semifinals. The 14th-seed won Wednesday’s quarterfinal match in straight sets. Keys and fellow American Serena Williams will both play semifinal matches tonight. On the men’s side, sixth-seeded Novak Djokovic and 21st seeded Kei Nishikori advanced. The men’s semifinals are tomorrow.

College Football Roundup

(Undated) — The college football season enters its second week. On Saturday, Texas A&M will face second-ranked Clemson in College Station, Baylor will be at UT-San Antonio, 16th-ranked TCU will play at SMU, Texas Tech will welcome Lamar to Lubbock, Texas and Tulsa will meet in Austin and Incarnate Word will play at North Texas. UTSA upset the Bears last year in Waco. The West Texas A&M Buffs host Oklahoma Panhandle State at 6pm.

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