Thursday Sports Update – Rangers Outslug Yankees

(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers overcame 4-0 and 10-5 deficits to outslug the Yankees 12-10 at Globe Life Park. Jurickson Profar’s three-run double capped a four-run sixth that put Texas ahead 11-10. Nomar Mazara hit a two-run homer and Ronald Guzman a three-run shot for the Rangers. Alex Claudio got the win and Keone Kela his 10th save.

Rangers Host Royals

(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers play host to the Kansas City Royals tonight to open a four-game series. Austin Bibens-Dirkx gets the start for Texas, while KC counters with Danny Duffy. The Rangers enter at 20-and-31. Our pregame begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Astros Drop Giants Behind Verlander

(Houston, TX) — George Springer smacked a tie-breaking, two-run homer and Justin Verlander fired six strong innings as the Astros beat the Giants 4-1 to sweep a brief two-game set at Minute Maid Park. Verlander struck out nine while giving up just three hits and one run to improve to 6-and-2. He also lowered his ERA to an MLB-best 1.08 on the season. Ken Giles pitched a scoreless ninth for his ninth save. Houston has won 11 of its last 14 games.

MLB National League
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Milwaukee Brewers 9, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
San Diego Padres 3, Washington Nationals 1
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Atlanta Braves 0
Miami Marlins 2, New York Mets 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Cincinnati Reds 4 (12 INN)
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Colorado Rockies 0

MLB American League
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Detroit Tigers 4, Minnesota Twins 1
Texas Rangers 12, New York Yankees 10
Los Angeles Angels 5, Toronto Blue Jays 4
Boston Red Sox 4, Tampa Bay Rays 1
Chicago White Sox 11, Baltimore Orioles 1
Seattle Mariners 1, Oakland Athletics 0

MLB Interleague
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Kansas City Royals 5, St. Louis Cardinals 2 (10 INN)
Houston Astros 4, San Francisco Giants 1
Cleveland Indians 1, Chicago Cubs 0

Celtics Take 3-2 Series Lead On Cavaliers

(Boston, MA) — The home team is still unbeaten in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals. Jayson Tatum scored 24 points as the Celtics knocked off the Cavaliers 96-83 in Game Five at TD Garden. Boston improved to 10-and-0 at home this postseason. The Celtics lead the best-of-seven matchup 3-2. The series returns to Cleveland for Game Six tomorrow.

Rockets Host Warriors

(Houston, TX) — The Rockets clash with the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals tonight at the Toyota Center. The Rockets stunned Golden State 95-92 in Oakland on Tuesday to tie the series at two wins apiece. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

Capitals Blank Bolts To Advance To Stanley Cup Final

(Tampa, FL) — The Capitals are headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1998. Braden Holtby made 29 saves as the Caps blanked the Lightning 4-0 in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Final in Tampa. Andre Burakovsky scored twice for Washington, which will face the expansion Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final starting Monday.

The Annual Fort Worth Invitational Starts Today

The Fort Worth Invitational gets underway this morning just past 7 at the Colonial Country Club. Amarillo native Ryan Palmer tees off at 1:17 this afternoon.

OTA’s Continue For Cowboys

(Frisco, TX) — Organized team activities continue today for the Dallas Cowboys in Frisco. Pro Bowl right guard Zack Martin was not present yesterday and multiple reports state he wants a new contract. Linebacker Sean Lee was present for Dallas but didn’t take the field. Ezekiel Elliott looked sharp running ball. Today is the final practice of the week for Dallas, which will be back on the field Tuesday.

NFL Owners Approve Fine For Kneeling During National Anthem

(Atlanta, GA) — The NFL says players on the sideline “shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.” That’s according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who said the new policy subjects teams to a fine if a player or any other team personnel do not “show appropriate respect for the anthem.” Teams will also have the ability to fine any player for kneeling. Players will have the option to remain in the locker room during the anthem.

Gordon Headlines 2019 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class

(Charlotte, NC) — Four-time Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon headlines the NASCAR Hall of Fame class of 2019. Gordon is the highest vote-getter ever after receiving 96-percent of the votes. He ranks third in Cup history with 93 career victories. Gordon is joined in the five-man class by drivers Alan Kulwicki and Davey Allison and owners Jack Roush and Roger Penske.

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