Thursday Sports Update – Rangers Sweep Angels
(Arlington, TX) — Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run triple in a four-run Rangers’ fifth in a 5-4 win over the Angels to sweep the three-game series in Arlington. Lance Lynn worked into the sixth and allowed two runs to pick up the win. José Leclerc gave up a run in the ninth before logging his fifth save. Texas won its fourth straight.
Rangers Open Series Tomorrow With Astros
(Arlington, TX) — After an off-day, left-hander Drew Smyly will start tomorrow night for the Rangers in a series opener against the Astros. Justin Verlander will be on the mound for Houston. Verlander struck out a season-high 11 Mariners in his previous start.
Astros’ 10-Game Winning Streak Ends
(Oakland, CA) — The Astros managed only four singles in a 2-1 loss to the Athletics in Oakland to snap their 10-game winning streak. Wade Miley took the loss, allowing two runs on four hits over six innings. Michael Brantley drove in the Houston run with a sixth inning single.
MLB National League
Philadelphia Phillies 3, New York Mets 2
St. Louis Cardinals 6, Milwaukee Brewers 3
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Cincinnati Reds 2
Washington Nationals 9, San Francisco Giants 6
Chicago Cubs 6, Miami Marlins 0
Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Atlanta Braves 2 (10 INN)
Kansas City Royals 4, Chicago White Sox 3 (10 INN)
New York Yankees 5, Boston Red Sox 3
Cleveland Indians 1, Seattle Mariners 0
Tampa Bay Rays 8, Baltimore Orioles 1
Minnesota Twins 4, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Texas Rangers 5, Los Angeles Angels 4
Oakland Athletics 2, Houston Astros 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 3, Detroit Tigers 2 (10 INN)
Amarillo Falls to Midland in Series Finale
MIDLAND, Texas – The Amarillo Sod Poodles fell to the Midland RockHounds 4-1 on Wednesday night in the final game of a three-game set at Security Bank Ballpark.The Sod Poodles return home to HODGETOWN tonight for the start of a three-game series against the Corpus Christi Hooks. Amarillo sends right-hander T.J. Weir to the mound while Corpus Christi counters with righty J.B. Bukauskas. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
Rockets Trample Jazz Again
(Houston, TX) — James Harden had 32 points, 13 boards and 10 assists to send the Rockets to a 118-98 win over the Jazz in Houston. The Rockets have won the first two games of this NBA opening-round series. They led by 20 points after the first quarter. Chris Paul contributed 17 points to the win, while PJ Tucker and Eric Gordon each scored 16 points. Game Three will be Saturday in Salt Lake City.
Boston Celtics 99, Indiana Pacers 91
(Celtics lead best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 2-0)
Milwaukee Bucks 120, Detroit Pistons 99
(Bucks lead best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 2-0)
Houston Rockets 118, Utah Jazz 98
(Rockets lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 2-0)
Stars Pulverize Predators To Even Series
(Dallas, TX) — Roope Hintz scored twice and the Stars jumped out to a four-goal lead in the first 14 minutes to top the Predators 5-1 in Dallas. The Stars evened the first-round playoff series at two. Alexander Radulov , Andrew Cogliano and Mats Zuccarello scored the other Dallas goals. John Klingberg doled out three assists and Ben Bishop stopped 34 shots in the win. The series shifts to Nashville for Game Five on Saturday.
Boston Bruins 6, Toronto Maple Leafs 4
(Best-of-seven East quarterfinal tied, 2-2)
Dallas Stars 5, Nashville Predators 1
(Best-of-seven West quarterfinal tied, 2-2)
Colorado Avalanche 3, Calgary Flames 2 (OT)
(Avalanche lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-1)
Cowboys To Open With Giants Again
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys will open their season at home against the Giants for the fifth time in seven years on September 8th. The Cowboys will play their traditional Thanksgiving game against Buffalo on November 28th. They Will play the next Thursday at Chicago on December 5th. Other highlights include an October 20th Sunday night home game with the Eagles and Monday night game November 10th game against the Vikings at AT&T Stadium.
Texans To Play Three Primetime Games
(Houston, TX) — The Texans will open the season in New Orleans on September 9th, a Monday night game contest. The Texans will host the Colts on November 21st, a Thursday night game, and the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots on Sunday night December 1st. Houston’s home opener is September 15th against the Jaguars.
AAF Files For Bankruptcy
(San Antonio, TX) — The AAF is filing for chapter seven bankruptcy. The startup league suspended operations a few weeks ago and has now ceased operations. The AAF will begin the process of liquidation, with its liabilities far outweighing its assets. The filings show the league has just over 11.3-million-dollars worth of assets and more than 48.3-million in liabilities.
Texas A&M Athletic Director Leaving
(College Station, TX) — Athletic director Scott Woodward is leaving Texas A&M. He will replace Joe Alleva as the next LSU AD. Woodward is a LSU grad and a vice chancellor at the school from 1999-through-2004. Woodward hired Jimbo Fisher away from Florida State after the 2017 season to be the Aggies football coach. He recently hired Buzz Williams to be the Texas A&M basketball coach.
Texas Tech Signs Transfers
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has added three graduate transfers in running back Armand Shyne from Utah, defensive back Zech McPhearson out of Penn State and former California linebacker Evan Rambo. Shyne has one year of eligibility, while McPhearson has two. Rambo is seeking NCAA approval for a sixth year of eligibility, which could give him two seasons with the Red Raiders. New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells came from Utah State.
Waco Parade Planned Today For Lady Bears
(Waco, TX) — Waco will honor the Baylor national women’s basketball championship team with a downtown parade today. The Lady Bears beat Notre Dame in the title game. It is the third national championship for Baylor coach Kim Mulkey. Baylor’s Kalani Brown and Chloe Jackson were chosen in the first 15 picks of the WNBA draft.
FC Dallas Will Face Atlanta Next
(Atlanta, GA) — FC Dallas will return to the turf Saturday, playing at Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Dallas is coming off a 2-1 win over Portland. Dallas is fifth in the Western Conference with 13 points in seven games. Atlanta is 10th in the East with five points in five games.