Thursday Sports Update – Jones Says No Decision On Yet On Witten

(Frisco, TX) — There’s still no word from Jason Witten on whether he’s ending his NFL career to become a TV commentator. Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones told reporters yesterday he hasn’t heard from the tight end, but he’d love for Witten to stay with the team. Jones says the Cowboys will support Witten’s decision 110-percent one way or the other. He also says it’s important for Witten to do what’s best for his family. It’s rumored Witten is going to join ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” while there are also rumblings a mystery network is also making a push for his services.

Report: Not Much Interest For WR Bryant

(Undated) — There is not much free agent interest for recently-released Dez Bryant. ESPN reports the market is slow for Bryant after turning down a three-year, 21-million-dollar deal from the Baltimore Ravens. The report says there are teams who wouldn’t take Bryant for the league minimum. The 29-year-old was once one of the league’s premier receivers, but his lack of production over the past three seasons led to his release from Dallas.

Jazz Stun Rockets, Take Game Two

(Houston, TX) — The Jazz used a 16-to-2 run in the fourth quarter to pull out a 116-108 win over the Rockets in Game Two of the Western Conference semifinals at the Toyota Center. James Harden tallied 32 points and 11 assists in defeat. Houston shot 10-of-37 from downtown as a team. The series shifts to Salt Lake City for Game Three on Friday.

Bolts Blast Bruins, Sharks Blank Golden Knights

(Undated) — The Lightning and Sharks both won in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tampa Bay beat the Bruins 4-1 in Boston to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal. The Sharks blanked the Golden Knights 4-0 in San Jose to even their Western Conference semifinal at two. The Capitals visit the Penguins tonight and the Jets host the Predators.

Indians Rout Rangers In Rubber Match

(Cleveland, OH) — Edwin Encarnacion smacked three home runs and drove in six as the Indians routed the Rangers 12-4 in the rubber match of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Nomar Mazara, Juan Centeno and Joey Gallo all went deep for Texas, which finished 3-and-3 on its road trip to Toronto and Cleveland. Matt Moore was rocked for 10 runs and 11 hits in just four frames as he fell to 1-and-4.

Rangers Open Homestand

(Arlington, TX) — The Texas Rangers are back home tonight to open a seven-game homestand. They’ll host the Red Sox tonight to open a four-game series before hosting the Tigers for a three-game set. Mike Minor takes the mound for Texas while Boston counters with David Price. Our pregame begins at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Astros Fall To Yankees

(Houston, TX) — The Astros had no answer for Giancarlo Stanton in a 4-0 loss to the Yankees in Houston. Stanton homered twice and added an RBI-double. Dallas Keuchel gave up six hits and three runs over seven innings to fall to 1-and-5 for Houston. Josh Reddick had two of the team’s five hits in the loss.

MLB National League
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Colorado Rockies 11, Chicago Cubs 2
San Francisco Giants 9, San Diego Padres 4
Washington Nationals 9, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
Philadelphia Phillies 6, Miami Marlins 0
Atlanta Braves 7, New York Mets 0
Milwaukee Brewers 3, Cincinnati Reds 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 2, Arizona Diamondbacks 1

MLB American League
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Boston Red Sox 5, Kansas City Royals 4
Minnesota Twins 4, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Detroit Tigers 3, Tampa Bay Rays 2 (12 INN)
Cleveland Indians 12, Texas Rangers 4
New York Yankees 4, Houston Astros 0
Los Angeles Angels 10, Baltimore Orioles 7
Oakland Athletics 3, Seattle Mariners 2

MLB Interleague
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St. Louis Cardinals 3, Chicago White Sox 2

Stars To Name Denver University’s Montgomery Head Coach

(Dallas, TX) — The Dallas Stars are reportedly dipping into the college ranks to find their next head coach. The Stars have hired Jim Montgomery from the University of Denver to replace the retired Ken Hitchcock. The 48-year-old has spent the last five seasons at Denver, helping the program win the NCAA championship last year. Montgomery will become just the fifth coach in history to jump from college to the NHL. He will take over a Stars team that has missed the playoffs the last two years.

TCU Starts Beer Sales At Baseball Games

(Fort Worth, TX) — TCU now sells beer at its home baseball games. As of Wednesday, Horned Frogs fans with general seating tickets at Lupton Stadium are able to enjoy a cold one at the ballpark. Previously, suds were available only to those in the stadium’s club level or suites. TCU started selling beer Wednesday night in a game against Dallas Baptist University. Beer sales ended at the top of the 7th inning. University officials say that if the idea catches on, beer sales could be offered at home football games and other sports events.

San Antonio Teen Golfs With Tiger Woods

(San Antonio, TX) — A San Antonio teen can now brag about playing golf with Tiger Woods. Shahbaz Hashmi, an 18-year-old Alamo Heights High School senior, won an essay contest sponsored by Wells Fargo and The First Tee. As the winner of the grand prize, Hashmi got to choose a PGA Tour golfer to play with in the Wells Fargo Championship Pro Am in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hashmi and Woods hit the links together on Wednesday.

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