(Arlington, TX) — Starter Edinson Vólquez was roughed up for four runs in less than four innings in the Rangers’ 10-1 exhibition loss to the Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Joey Gallo played for the first time since suffering a groin injury March 14th. The teams will meet again today to conclude the exhibition season. Texas is 12-and-17. Texas opens the regular season Thursday at home against the Cubs.
Astros Win Slugfest, Top Pirates
(Houston, TX) — Tyler White blasted a three-run homer as the Astros outscored the Pirates 12-9 in Houston. Garrett Stubbs and Myles Straw also homered for Houston. The two teams will meet again today at Minute Maid Park. Houston will open the regular season Thursday against the Rays at Tampa Bay.
MLB Grapefruit League
Philadelphia Phillies 3, Tampa Bay Rays 2
New York Mets 9, Baltimore Orioles 7
MLB Cactus League
No Games Scheduled
Washington Nationals 5, New York Yankees 3
Milwaukee Brewers 10, Toronto Blue Jays 5
Atlanta Braves 8, Cincinnati Reds 5
Cleveland Indians 10, Texas Rangers 1
Houston Astros 12, Pittsburgh Pirates 9
Chicago Cubs 3, Boston Red Sox 2
Chicago White Sox 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 3
Oakland Athletics 5, San Francisco Giants 4
Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Los Angeles Angels 7
San Diego Padres 8, Seattle Mariners 0
Grizzlies Drop Thunder Without Conley
(Memphis, TN) — Bruno Caboclo put together a career game as the Grizzlies dropped the Thunder 115-103 in Memphis. Caboclo scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who played without guard Mike Conley. Tyler Dorsey scored 21 points and Dorell Wright finished with 18 points, 13 assists and four steals. Memphis improved to 30-and-44. Paul George led OKC with 30 points and 12 rebounds. Dennis Schroder added 25 points off the bench for the Thunder, who have lost five-of-six.
Orlando Magic 119, Philadelphia 76ers 98
Memphis Grizzlies 115, Oklahoma City Thunder 103
Utah Jazz 125, Phoenix Suns 92
Portland Trail Blazers 148, Brooklyn Nets 144 (2 OT)
Rockets Will Play Bucks Tonight
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Rockets will be short-handed tonight when they face the Bucks in Milwaukee. Gerald Green is out with a right ankle sprain. Guard Eric Gordon is listed as questionable with a left adductor strain. The Rockets are 5-and-1 in their last six games. They will return Thursday to Houston to meet the Nuggets.
Mavericks Return Home Tonight
(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks are home tonight against the Kings. Dallas has nine games left on the schedule, including five at home. While the Mavericks are coming off a Saturday victory at Golden State, it was only their third win in their last 18 games.
Stars Shine Brightly Over Jets
(Winnipeg, Manitoba) — Radek Faksa and Tyler Seguin each scored a pair of goals as the Stars defeated the Jets 5-2 in Winnipeg. Alexander Radulov doled out two assists. Dallas jumped out to a 4-0 lead and snapped a two-game skid. The Stars continue this four-game Canadian trip with a game tomorrow night in Calgary and Thursday in Edmonton.
Pittsburgh Penguins 5, New York Rangers 2
New Jersey Devils 3, Buffalo Sabres 1
Toronto Maple Leafs 7, Florida Panthers 5
Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Boston Bruins 4
Dallas Stars 5, Winnipeg Jets 2
Nashville Predators 1, Minnesota Wild 0
St. Louis Blues 3, Vegas Golden Knights 1
Los Angeles Kings 3, Calgary Flames 0
Detroit Red Wings 3, San Jose Sharks 2
Packers, Bears To Open 2019 NFL Season
(Phoenix, AZ) — The Super Bowl champion Patriots will not open the 2019 NFL regular season. The league is bucking from tradition and will instead pit the Packers against the Bears to kick off the NFL’s 100th season Thursday, September 5th at Soldier Field. The Pats will begin defense of their title on Sunday Night Football against an opponent to be determined.
Capitals Visit White House
(Washington, DC) — The Capitals visited the White House on Monday to celebrate their 2018 Stanley Cup victory. The team took a 45-minute tour and Donald Trump spoke highly of Capitals star player Alex Ovechkin. The team also presented Trump with a number-45 Capitals jersey. Braden Holtby, Brett Connolly and Devante Smith-Pelly declined to attend.
Tech Advances To Play Michigan Next
(Anaheim, CA) — Third-seeded Texas Tech remains the only Big 12 school still alive in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Red Raiders routed Buffalo 78-58 in Tulsa to advance to the Sweet 16. Tech will play Michigan on Thursday in Anaheim. The Red Raiders are 28-and-6.
Cougars, Kentucky To Meet Next
(Tulsa, OK) — The Houston Cougars are going to the Sweet 16. Houston will meet Kentucky on Friday in the next round on the NCAA Tourney in Kansas City. The Cougars are 33-and-3.
Frogs Face Creighton In NIT
(Fort Worth, TX) — Top-seeded TCU will face Creighton tonight in Fort Worth in a NIT third-round game. The winner will advance to the NIT Final Four next week in Madison Square Garden. The Horned Frogs are 22-and-13.
Texas Will Meet Colorado Next In NIT
(Austin, TX) — The Texas Longhorns will host former Big-12 foe Colorado tomorrow night in a NIT quarterfinal game. The winner will advance to the NIT Final Four in Madison Square Garden. The Buffs advanced with a 76-60 win over Norfolk State last night.
Baylor Women Crush Cal, Advance To Sweet 16
(Waco, TX) — The top-seeded Baylor Lady Bears routed California 102-63 in Waco in a second-round NCAA Women’s Tournament game. The 33-and-1 Lady Bears will play South Carolina in the Sweet 16 on Saturday in Greensboro, North Carolina.
UFC’s McGregor Announces Retirement
(Undated) — Controversial UFC star Conor McGregor is retiring from mixed martial arts. He announced his decision on Twitter. McGregor last fought in the UFC in October 2018. He won world titles in two divisions and also fought in a highly-publicized boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Junior in 2017. He most recently made headlines this month after an arrest in Miami.