Tuesday Sports Update – Dallas Stars Trail In Series 2-1
Blues Dim Stars With Late Goal
(Dallas, TX) — Patrick Maroon scored the decisive goal with 98 seconds remaining to lift the Blues to a 4-3 win over the Stars in Game Three of their playoff series. St. Louis has a 2-to-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Alexander Radulov scored on a power play and Andrew Cogliano shorthanded for Dallas. Tyler Seguin’s goal with just over four minutes to play tied the score at three. The two teams combined to score four goals in less than six minutes in a third period span. Game Four is tomorrow night in Dallas.
NBA Playoff Roundup
(Undated) — The 76ers and Nuggets were both winners in the NBA Playoffs. Philadelphia won 94-89 in Game Two of their Eastern Conference semifinal in Toronto, tying that best-of-seven matchup at one. In the West, the Nuggets opened with a 121-113 win over the Trail Blazers in Denver. Tonight, Milwaukee hosts Boston and Golden State entertains Houston.
Rockets Try To Regroup In Game Two
(Oakland, CA) — The Rockets will try to even their series tonight when they play the Warriors in Oakland in Game Two of the Western Conference semifinals. Golden State captured the opener 104-100 on Sunday. The best-of-seven series will shift to Houston for Game Three on Saturday.
NBA Fines Rockets’ Chris Paul
(Oakland, CA) — The NBA is fining Rockets guard Chris Paul 35-thousand-dollars for making contact with a game official. Paul bumped referee Josh Tiven when he was ejected in the final seconds of Houston’s 104-100 loss Sunday at Golden State in the opening game of their second-round playoff series. Paul claimed any contact was “incidental.”
Spurs, Popovich Working On New Deal
(San Antonio, TX) — Gregg Popovich is working on a new contract with the San Antonio Spurs. He told reporters Monday that the two sides are talking, but did not disclose any details. Popovich has been with San Antonio for 23 seasons. The Spurs are starting their offseason after being eliminated by the Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs over the weekend.
Astros Lose Despite Verlander’s Gem
(Minneapolis, MN) — Justin Verlander held the Twins to two hits and one run over six innings, but the Astros’ offense disappeared in a 1-0 loss in Minneapolis. Ehire Adrianza homered in the third off Verlander for the game’s only run. Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa each had two hits, but Houston mustered only five singles in defeat.
Rangers Return Home Tonight
(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers will open a five-game homestand tonight with the first two against the Pirates. Adrian Sampson will start for Texas. Pittsburgh will counter with Jordan Lyles in the first game as the Bucs have lost eight straight. Our pregame begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
MLB National League
St. Louis Cardinals 6, Washington Nationals 3
Cincinnati Reds 5, New York Mets 4
Atlanta Braves 3, San Diego Padres 1
Milwaukee Brewers 5, Colorado Rockies 1
San Francisco Giants 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
MLB American League
Boston Red Sox 9, Oakland Athletics 4
Minnesota Twins 1, Houston Astros 0
Chicago White Sox 5, Baltimore Orioles 3
Tampa Bay Rays 8, Kansas City Royals 5
Sod Poodles Drop Series Finale, Return Home Wednesday
North Little Rock, Arkansas – The Sod Poodles mounted a late rally on Monday night, but could not climb all the way back in a 9-6 loss to the Arkansas Travelers at Dickey-Stephens Park.The Sod Poodles went 3-5 on their eight-game trip to Springfield and Arkansas. After an day off on Today, the team returns to HODGETOWN on Wednesday night for the start of a seven-game homestand in downtown Amarillo. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
Champion Lady Bears Meet Trump
(Washington, DC) — President Donald Trump hosted Baylor’s national championship women’s basketball team in the Oval Office on Monday. The Lady Bears beat Notre Dame 82-81 in the title game earlier this month. The team was served fast food from Burger King, Wendy’s and McDonald’s in the State Dining Room, the same spreads other sports teams were served during visits to the Trump White House. It is the third time Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey and her teams have toured the White House after winning national championships.
Texas Tech Extends Beard’s Contract
(Lubbock, TX) — Chris Beard will be at Texas Tech for several more years. The university extended the contract of the basketball coach with a six-year contract for twenty-seven million and four-hundred and fifty-thousand dollars through the 2024-25 season. Beard has a 76-and-31 record in three seasons with the Red Raiders and directed them to the 2019 NCAA championship game, where they lost to Virginia.