Thursday Sports Update – Rangers Bounce Back Against A’s

(Oakland, CA) — Shin-Soo Choo homered on the first pitch and Joey Gallo blasted his 33rd home run as the Rangers beat the Athletics 4-2 in Oakland. Mike Minor allowed one hit over six scoreless innings to pick up his 10th victory and fourth in a row. Adrian Beltre drove in two runs with two singles. The Rangers are off today before opening a weekend series tomorrow in San Francisco.

Astros Hold Off Mariners

(Seattle, WA) — Tyler White and Martin Maldonado keyed the Astros’ offense in a 10-7 win over the Mariners in Seattle. Both players racked up three hits, including a home run, as Houston took two-of-three. Charlie Morton got the win despite giving up six runs in five-plus innings. The Astros led 8-0 in the fourth inning and hung on. They now lead the A’s by one game in the AL West.

MLB National League
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Milwaukee Brewers 4, Cincinnati Reds 0
Atlanta Braves 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Washington Nationals 8, Philadelphia Phillies 7
New York Mets 5, San Francisco Giants 3
Colorado Rockies 6, San Diego Padres 2
St. Louis Cardinals 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

MLB American League
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Toronto Blue Jays 6, Baltimore Orioles 0
Chicago White Sox 7, Minnesota Twins 3
Texas Rangers 4, Oakland Athletics 2
Houston Astros 10, Seattle Mariners 7
Tampa Bay Rays 6, Kansas City Royals 3
Boston Red Sox 10, Cleveland Indians 4

MLB Interleague
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Miami Marlins 9, New York Yankees 3
Chicago Cubs 8, Detroit Tigers 2
Arizona Diamondbacks 5, Los Angeles Angels 1

MLB Releases 2019 Schedule

(New York, NY) — The 2019 Major League Baseball schedule is out. The Mariners and Athletics will start the season with a two-game series in Japan on March 20th and 21st. All 30 clubs will be in action on March 28th, the earliest Opening Day in league history outside of international series. The Texas Rangers open the season at Globe-Life Park hosting the Chicago Cubs for a three game series.

Cowboys Center Has Rare Disorder

(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick disclosed he has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disorder that causes the body’s immune system to attack its nerves. Frederick has been bothered by stingers. The Cowboys anticipate he will play this season, but there is no timetable for his return. There is no cure for the ailment, but treatments can comfort the symptoms. It is not considered a career threatening disease.

Cowboys Host Cardinals On Sunday

(Arlington, TX) — The Cowboys will host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night in their third preseason game. Kickoff is 7 o’clock at AT&T Stadium. Arizona has won its first two games, beating the Chargers and Saints. Dallas has lost its first two exhibition games.

Former Cowboys Pro Bowl Lineman Andrie Dies

(Woodway, TX) — Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end George Andrie died of congestive heart failure at his Woodway home. He was 78. He started on the initial Dallas Doomsday Defense, was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and played on the 1972 Super Bowl championship team.

Texans Head West Saturday

(Houston, TX) — The Texans head west on Saturday as they visit the L.A. Rams in preseason action. Houston is 2-and-0 so far in preseason play with two games to go. The Texans will host the Cowboys a week from today in the finale.

Tiger, Mickelson Set For PPV Match

(Undated) — The match is set between golf stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. The pair announced a nine-million-dollar, winner-take-all match on Wednesday that will take place November 23rd in Las Vegas. Prices have not been set for the match, which will be available via pay-per-view. Woods is coming off a second-place finish at the PGA Championship in St. Louis and both men are angling for a spot on the Ryder Cup team.

Trump Circulates Anti-ESPN Petition

(Undated) — President Trump is circulating a petition against ESPN and its decision to no longer air the National Anthem before Monday Night Football. Trump, who has often used the NFL and players kneeling for the anthem as an issue for his supporters, sent out the petition in an email Wednesday. He asks supporters to join him in denouncing what he calls “this spineless surrender to the politically correct mob.” For ESPN, it’s a return to an old policy. Other networks, like CBS Sports, don’t show the anthem and Fox Sports only does so on special occasions.

Ohio State Suspending Urban Meyer Three Games

(Columbus, OH) — Ohio State football will start the season without head coach Urban Meyer. Meyer is being suspended three games after an investigation into the handling of domestic-violence allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. Meyer has been on paid administrative leave since August 1st.

Aggies Decline Series With Longhorns

(Undated) — Texas A&M is turning down an invitation to continue their state rivalry with Texas. The Houston Chronicle reports Aggies athletic director Scott Woodward declined the invite because the school’s non-conference schedule is booked up for the next 10 years. The Longhorns and Aggies haven’t played since 2011.

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