Thursday Sports Update – The Masters Begins Today

(Augusta, GA) — Tiger Woods is set to play his first Masters in three years. The 42-year-old 14-time major champion is back competing and contending this season after dealing with multiple back surgeries the last few years. Woods is a four-time Masters winner, but hasn’t won a green jacket since 2005. His last major championship was 10 years ago at the 2008 U.S. Open. He’ll be paired with Marc Leishman and Tommy Fleetwood for the first two rounds. Sergio Garcia is the defending champion. Legends Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player will take ceremonial first tee shots.

A’s Stump Rangers

(Oakland, CA) — Sean Manaea fired eight solid innings as the A’s stumped the Rangers 6-2 in Oakland. Fister lasted less than four innings to take the loss for Texas. Shin-Soo Choo homered in defeat. The Rangers fell to 2-and-5 and look to tie the four-game set today. Martin Perez gets the start for Texas. Our pregame begins this afternoon at 2 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Astros Edge Orioles

(Houston, TX) — Alex Bregman singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Astros edged the Orioles 3-2 and swept the three-game series at Minute Maid Park. Marwin Gonzalez plated the tying run with a sacrifice to the pitcher in the sixth, while Jake Marisnick had the other RBI for the ‘Stros, who improved to 6-and-1 with their fifth straight win. Brad Peacock pitched three scoreless innings to pick up the win in relief.

MLB National League
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Atlanta Braves 7, Washington Nationals 1
New York Mets 4, Philadelphia Phillies 2
Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 0
St. Louis Cardinals 6, Milwaukee Brewers 0
Colorado Rockies 5, San Diego Padres 2

MLB American League
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New York Yankees 7, Tampa Bay Rays 2
Houston Astros 3, Baltimore Orioles 2
Los Angeles Angels 3, Cleveland Indians 2 (13 inn)
Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto Blue Jays 3
Oakland Athletics 6, Texas Rangers 2
Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers (PPD)

MLB Interleague
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Minnesota Twins 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
San Francisco Giants 10, Seattle Mariners 1

Magic Edge Mavericks

(Orlando, FL) — The Mavericks couldn’t close the gap in the fourth quarter as they fell to the Magic 105-100 in Orlando. Jalen Jones scored a team-high 16 points off the bench to lead Dallas. The Mavs fell to 24-and-55 on the season and have three games left. They’ll visit Detroit tomorrow.

NBA
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Orlando Magic 105, Dallas Mavericks 100
Philadelphia 76ers 115, Detroit Pistons 108
Miami Heat 115, Atlanta Hawks 86
Toronto Raptors 96, Boston Celtics 78
New Orleans Pelicans 123, Memphis Grizzlies 95
Los Angeles Lakers 122, San Antonio Spurs 112 (OT)

Rockets Host Blazers

(Houston, TX) — The Rockets clash with the Portland Trail Blazers tonight in Houston. The Rockets are 63-and-15 on the season and have already clinched the top seed in the West. They have just four regular seasons games left, including tonight. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

NHL
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Ottawa Senators 4, Buffalo Sabres 2
Chicago Blackhawks 4, St. Louis Blues 3
Anaheim Ducks 3, Minnesota Wild 1

Stars Visit Ducks Tomorrow

(Anaheim, CA) — The Stars have two games left before the regular season ends. Dallas visits Anaheim tomorrow and Los Angeles on Saturday in the final two games of the year. Dallas is 41-31-and-8 but has been eliminated from postseason contention.

NASCAR Lands In Texas

(Fort Worth, TX) — NASCAR lands in Fort Worth this weekend for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. The race kicks off on Sunday. The Xfinity race starts on Saturday and qualifying gets going tomorrow.

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