Wednesday Sports Update – A’s Blank Rangers

(Oakland, CA) — The Rangers managed just two hits in a 6-0 loss to the Athletics in Oakland. Texas had only three hits in losing the first game of the series 9-0. Rookie Ariel Jurado took the loss, allowing 10 hits and four runs while not making it through the sixth inning. Mike Minor will start the series finale this afternoon for the Rangers. Our pregame begins today at 2 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Astros Nip Mariners

(Seattle, WA) — Josh Reddick homered as the Astros nipped the Mariners 3-2 in Seattle last night. Framber Valdez pitched over four innings of relief to get the win for Houston, which is tied with Oakland for first in the AL West. Charlie Morton takes the mound in the tonight’s rubber match.

Cubs Shut Down Darvish For Season

(Chicago, IL) — The season is over for Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish. Chicago is shutting him down after he pitched just one inning in a minor-league rehab start on Sunday. An MRI revealed the 32-year-old has a stress reaction bone bruise in his elbow. Darvish made just eight starts this year after signing a six-year, 126-million-dollar contract in February.

Nationals Deal Murphy To Cubs, Adams To Cards

(Washington, DC) — The Washington Nationals are parting ways with a pair of veterans as they look to the future. They’ve traded infielder Daniel Murphy to the Cubs and first baseman/outfielder Matt Adams to the Cardinals. Meanwhile, star outfielder Bryce Harper was claimed off revocable waivers by the Dodgers before the Nationals pulled him back.

MLB National League
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Atlanta Braves 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Washington Nationals 10, Philadelphia Phillies 4
New York Mets 6, San Francisco Giants 3
Cincinnati Reds 9, Milwaukee Brewers 7
San Diego Padres 4, Colorado Rockies 3
St. Louis Cardinals 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

MLB American League
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Toronto Blue Jays 8, Baltimore Orioles 2
Tampa Bay Rays 4, Kansas City Royals 1
Cleveland Indians 6, Boston Red Sox 3
Minnesota Twins 5, Chicago White Sox 2
Oakland Athletics 6, Texas Rangers 0
Houston Astros 3, Seattle Mariners 2

MLB Interleague
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New York Yankees 2, Miami Marlins 1 (12 INN)
Detroit Tigers 2, Chicago Cubs 1
Arizona Diamondbacks 5, Los Angeles Angels 4

Cowboys Center Waiting For Test Results

(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick is waiting on test results on his stingers. The Cowboys are optimistic rest will allow the nerve irritation to subside, but surgery has not been ruled out. He has started 80 straight games since drafted in the first round in 2013.

Cowboys Sign Safety Johnson

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys signed former Seattle safety Jeron Johnson after a workout. Cowboys safeties Xavier Woods and Marqueston Huff have suffered preseason injuries. Dallas is preparing for a Sunday night home preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.

No Word Yet Whether J.J. Watt Will Play In Third Preseason Game

(Houston, TX) — There’s no word yet as to whether J.J. Watt will play in the Texans’ third preseason game this weekend. The defensive star had a long recovery after suffering a season-ending broken leg last October, but he’s reportedly ready to go for the 2018 season. The Texans travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Texans’ Mercilus Expected Back In Week One

(Houston, TX) — Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus is expected to return from a hamstring injury by Week One. Mercilus has been limited for much of the preseason and also missed most of last year due to a torn pectoral. He has started 64 games for Houston since being drafted in the first round in 2012.

Former NFL Player Arrested At Scottsdale Funeral Home

(Scottsdale, AZ) — Former NFL lineman Richie Incognito is in trouble again. Arizona Police say Incognito, whose father recently died, damaged property at a funeral home and threatened to shoot employees. He faces charges of disorderly conduct and misdemeanor threats. Earlier this year, Incognito had an involuntary mental evaluation after his release by Buffalo.

Mavs Give Fitness Trackers To DISD Kids

(Dallas, TX) — The Dallas Mavericks mean it when they say they want Dallas school kids to go out and play. The Mavs donated fitness trackers to all 100-thousand elementary school students in the Dallas ISD as a way of encouraging them to be more active at home and at school. The fourth-graders at Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard got to meet some of the players while trying the trackers out. The Mavs also gave basketballs and jump ropes to each of the 157 elementary schools in the DISD.

A&M Coach Fisher Won’t Comment On Allegations

(College Station, TX) — Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher refused to comment after practice on allegations by former linebacker Santino Marchiol. In a USA Today article, Marchiol says the school improperly handled his ankle injury, gave money to recruits on unofficial visits and held summer practices violating NCAA rules. Texas A&M issued a statement that it is reviewing the allegations with the NCAA and SEC.

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