Thursday Sports Update – Rockets Lose To Warriors In Game 5
(Oakland, CA) — The Warriors overcame a calf injury to Kevin Durant to stop the Rockets 104-99 in Game Five from Oakland. Durant left with 2:05 to play in the third and didn’t return. The Warriors led by three when Durant left and briefly lost the lead, but held on to win at home. Klay Thompson scored 27 points and Stephen Curry poured in 25 as the Golden State leads the series 3-2. James Harden put up 31 points to lead Houston, which failed to take advantage of Durant’s absence. Eric Gordon added 19 as the Rockets try to fight off elimination at Game Six in Houston on Friday.
Boston Celtics 116, Milwaukee Bucks 91
(Bucks win best-of-seven East semifinal, 4-1)
Sharks Edge Avs In Game Seven, Advance To West Finals
(Undated) — The San Jose Sharks are heading to the Western Conference finals after beating the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in Game Seven of their semifinal series in San Jose. The Sharks will face the St. Louis Blues in the West finals starting Saturday in San Jose. Tonight, the Bruins host the Carolina Hurricanes in Game One of the Eastern Conference finals in Boston.
Rangers Rally Past Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Rangers put up seven runs in the final two innings to rally past the Pirates 9-6 in Pittsburgh. Pinch-hitter Hunter Pence smacked a game-tying grand slam in the eighth inning, while Isiah Kiner-Falefa doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth. Rougned Odor capped the rally with a two-run homer as Texas earned a split the two-game series. Joey Gallo’s two-run homer in the third inning made him the fastest player in American League history to reach 100 career home runs. Ariel Jurado was credited with the win and Chris Martin earned his first save. The Rangers open a weekend series tonight in Houston against the Astros. Our pregame begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Peacock, Astros Shut Down Royals
(Houston, TX) — Brad Peacock went seven innings and struck out 12 as the Astros cruised to a 9-0 win over the Royals in Houston. Michael Brantley homered twice for the Astros. Carlos Correa and George Springer also went yard for Houston, which has won four of its last five. Billy Hamilton got a pair of hits for Kansas City. Jorge Lopez got the loss after giving up six runs over two and one third innings for the Royals, who have lost five of their last seven.
MLB National League
Milwaukee Brewers 7, Washington Nationals 3
Philadelphia Phillies 5, St. Louis Cardinals 0
San Diego Padres 3, New York Mets 2
Chicago Cubs 3, Miami Marlins 2 (11 inn)
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Atlanta Braves 4
San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (PPD/rain)
MLB American League
Cleveland Indians 5, Chicago White Sox 3
Seattle Mariners 10, New York Yankees 1
Boston Red Sox 2, Baltimore Orioles 1 (12 inn)
Minnesota Twins 9, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Detroit Tigers 10, Los Angeles Angels 3
Houston Astros 9, Kansas City Royals 0
Texas Rangers 9, Pittsburgh Pirates 6
Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Tampa Bay Rays 2 (13 inn)
Oakland Athletics 5, Cincinnati Reds 4 (13 inn)
Sod Poodles On The Road In Corpus Christi
After a day off, the Amarillo Sod Poodles open a 4-game series tonight in Corpus Christi against the Hooks. The Soddies are leading the Texas League in average attendance with 6,104 fans per game at HODGETOWN.
Cowboys Begin Negotiations With Prescott, Cooper
(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones says they are beginning contract negotiations with quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper. The team would like to get its star quarterback and wide receiver pairing locked up for a long time. Jones also noted they are interested in an extension with running back Ezekiel Elliott as well.
Cowboys’ Rookie Minicamp Begins Tomorrow
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys will open rookie minicamp tomorrow. Dallas will get a chance to see its young players take the field for the first time. The Cowboys are hopeful their additions can add depth to a squad that made the playoffs last season.
Texans’ Rookie Minicamp Begins Tomorrow
(Houston, TX) — The Texans will begin rookie minicamp tomorrow. It’s the first look at the young players the team drafted or signed as an undrafted free agent. Players such as first-round pick Tytus Howard are expected to participate.
Byron Nelson Championship Gets Underway Today
(Dallas, TX) — In PGA action, the Byron Nelson Championship gets underway today in Dallas. This is the final PGA event before the PGA Championship next week. Aaron Wise held off Marc Leishman to win last year’s event. Ryan Palmer tees off at 7:30 this morning with Brooks Koepka and Aaron Wise.
FC Dallas Ready For NY Red Bulls
(Frisco, TX) — FC Dallas is getting ready to host the New York Red Bulls Saturday. The club hasn’t won since a 2-1 win over Atlanta United on April 20th. FC Dallas has 17 points on the season.
>>Red Sox Visit White House Today
(Washington, DC) — The Boston Red Sox will celebrate their 2018 World Series championship at the White House today. The team has an off day after completing a three-game series in Baltimore and will meet with President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden this afternoon. Team manager Alex Cora has elected not to attend, along with outfielder Mookie Betts, pitcher David Price and others.
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