(Houston, TX) — The Astros erased a four-run deficit and surged past the A’s 11-4 in Houston last night. The Astros got ahead with a five-run third inning. Alex Bregman and Tyler White padded the lead with three-run homers. Gerrit Cole worked six innings to earn the win. Houston is on a six-game win streak.
Rangers Hosting Dodgers Tonight
(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers will open a two-game series tonight against the Dodgers at Globe Life Park. Rookie Ariel Jurado will start for Texas. LA will counter with Walker Buehler. Our pregame begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
MLB National League
Washington Nationals 5, Philadelphia Phillies 3
Chicago Cubs 7, New York Mets 4
San Francisco Giants 2, Arizona Diamondbacks 0
MLB American League
Chicago White Sox 6, New York Yankees 2
Baltimore Orioles 7, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Houston Astros 11, Oakland Athletics 4
Los Angeles Angels 10, Colorado Rockies 7
Cowboys Will Face Texans On Thursday
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys will close out their exhibition schedule on Thursday night against the Texans in Houston. Dallas has lost its first three exhibition games to the Cardinals, Bengals and 49ers. The Cowboys will start the regular season on September 9th at the Panthers.
JJ Watt Raises Over 40 Million Dollars For Hurricane Harvey Recovery Effort
(Houston, TX) — Houston Texans star JJ Watt is breaking the record for the largest crowd-sourced fundraiser in history. He raised 41.6 million dollars for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. In a statement, Watts said the funds have been put toward rebuilding over 600 homes and 420 childcare centers in Houston. They have also been used to provide over 26-thousand meals and give over 65-hundred people access to healthcare. Last year, the Category 4 hurricane wreaked havoc on Houston, racking up 125-billion dollars in damage.
Giants’ Beckham Now Highest Paid Receiver
(New York, NY) — Odell Beckham Junior is now the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. The New York Giants have agreed to a five-year contract extension with their star pass catcher. ESPN reports the deal is worth 95-million-dollars, with 65-million-guaranteed. Beckham is now under contract through the 2023 season.
Manu Ginobili Retires From NBA, Spurs
(San Antonio, TX) — Manu Ginobili is hanging up his sneakers. The Spurs star announced he’s retiring from a fabulous journey and with a wide range of emotions. Ginobili had one year left on his contract with San Antonio, the only team he’s played for. He won four titles with the Spurs over 16 seasons.
Nadal, Serena Advance At U.S. Open
(Flushing Meadows, NY) — Top-seeded Rafael Nadal is through to the second round of the U.S. Open. The 17-time major champion advanced when David Ferrer retired in the second set on Monday. On the women’s side, Serena Williams beat Magda Linette in straight sets, while top-seeded Simona Halep was upset.
Bayou Bucket Classic Kicks Off Saturday
(Houston, TX) — The Houston Cougars and Rice Owls clash on Saturday in the Bayou Bucket Classic at Rice Stadium. The Cougars own a four-game win streak in the series. Texas A&M opens the Jimbo Fisher era on Thursday when they host Northwestern State. On Saturday, number-21 Texas faces Maryland at FedEx Field and Baylor plays host to Abilene Christian. Ole Miss and Texas Tech will play a neutral site game on Saturday at NRG Stadium.