Thursday Sports Update – Rangers Win 5th Straight

(Kansas City, MO) — A sixth-inning solo homer by Rougned Odor proved to be the difference as the Rangers edged the Royals 3-2 in Kansas City. Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched one-run ball into the seventh inning for his first win of the season. Jake Diekman gave up a solo homer to Mike Moustakas in the ninth before posting his second save. Texas has won five in-a-row and is off tonight. The Rangers open a weekend series against the Twins tomorrow.

Astros Romp Past Rays

(Houston, TX) — The Astros launched three consecutive home runs in the sixth inning as the romped past the Rays 5-1 in Houston. George Springer, Alex Bregman, and Jose Altuve homered back-to-back-to-back to put the ‘Stros up for good in the sixth. Altuve also homered in the fourth as Houston notched its 50th win of the season. Charlie Morton worked six innings to earn the win for the Astros, who are off tonight.

MLB National League
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Philadelphia Phillies 4, St. Louis Cardinals 3
Chicago Cubs 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 0
San Francisco Giants 6, Miami Marlins 5
Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates (PPD)
Colorado Rockies 10, New York Mets 8

MLB American League
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Cleveland Indians 12, Chicago White Sox 0
New York Yankees 7, Seattle Mariners 5
Houston Astros 5, Tampa Bay Rays 1
Minnesota Twins 4, Boston Red Sox 1
Texas Rangers 3, Kansas City Royals 2

MLB Interleague
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Cincinnati Reds 5, Detroit Tigers 3
Toronto Blue Jays 5, Atlanta Braves 4
Oakland Athletics 12, San Diego Padres 4
Baltimore Orioles 3, Washington Nationals 0

World Cup Continues In Russia

(Undated) — The World Cup continues in Russia with three matches on the schedule. Denmark faces Australia, France meets Peru, and Croatia clashes with Argentina. Team USA is not at the World Cup after failing to qualify. Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have been eliminated.

NBA Draft Opens Tonight

(New York, NY) — The 2018 NBA Draft tips off tonight in Brooklyn. The Mavericks own the fifth overall pick in round one and also owns a pair of second-round picks. The Mavericks haven’t selected in the top-five since choosing Jason Kidd second overall in 1994. Texas center Mo Bamba, Texas A&M forward Robert Williams, SMU guard Shake Milton, UT-Arlington forward Kevin Hervey and TCU forward Kenrich Williams are local prospects who could hear their names called tonight.

Report: LeBron Doesn’t Want To Join Rockets

(Undated) — Houston does not appear to be a potential destination for free agent-to-be LeBron James. Multiple reports state Chris Paul has attempted to recruit LeBron to the Rockets, but it hasn’t gone well. Paul himself is a free agent and plans to re-sign with Houston. James can opt out of his contract with Cleveland, but would likely need to be traded to join Houston, which doesn’t have enough salary cap space.

Stars Host NHL Draft Tomorrow

(Dallas, TX) — The Dallas Stars will host the 2018 NHL Entry Draft tomorrow at the American Airlines Center. The two-day affair will run through Saturday. A Fan Fest will be hosted at Victory Plaza, and there will be music, food, autographs and more. The Stars own the 13th overall pick in round one.

Texas Tech Falls To Arkansas, Meets Florida Today

(Omaha, NE) — The Texas Tech Red Raiders face Florida today at the College World Series in Omaha. The winner advances to face Arkansas tomorrow, while the loser is eliminated. Texas Tech fell to Arkansas 7-4 yesterday. The Red Raiders beat Florida 6-3 on Sunday. Tonight’s first pitch is at 7:00 p.m.

Cowboys Off Until Training Camp

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys are off until training camp gets going next month. The Cowboys are camping in Oxnard, California yet again. The team will depart for Oxnard on July 24th and open practice on July 26th. The Cowboys kick off preseason play on August 9th with a road game at San Francisco.

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