Wednesday Sports Update – Rangers Top Yankees

(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the second inning and held on for a 6-4 win over the Yankees at Globe Life Park. Jurickson Profar hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Ronald Guzman also went deep for Texas. Cole Hamels struck out seven over seven innings of four-hit, two-run ball for the win. Keone Kela collected his ninth save as the Rangers ended a three-game slide.

Rangers Wrap Up Series With Yankees

(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers and Yankees wrap up their three-game series tonight in Arlington. It’s the rubber match of the three-game set. Doug Fister will be on the hill for Texas. New York will counter with C.C. Sabathia. Our coverage begins this evening at 6 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Astros Maul Giants

(Houston, TX) — Tony Kemp was 2-for-2 with five RBI as the Astros rolled the Giants 11-2 to open a two-game series at Minute Maid Park. Gerrit Cole improved to 5-and-1, striking out eight and holding San Francisco to two runs in six innings. Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve each drove in two.

MLB National League
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Atlanta Braves 3, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Washington Nationals 2, San Diego Padres 1
Miami Marlins 5, New York Mets 1
Cincinnati Reds 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Milwaukee Brewers 1, Arizona Diamondbacks 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Colorado Rockies 3

MLB American League
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Toronto Blue Jays 5, Los Angeles Angels 3
Boston Red Sox 4, Tampa Bay Rays 2
Texas Rangers 6, New York Yankees 4
Minnesota Twins 6, Detroit Tigers 0
Chicago White Sox 3, Baltimore Orioles 2
Seattle Mariners 3, Oakland Athletics 2 (10 INN)

MLB Interleague
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Cleveland Indians 10, Chicago Cubs 1
Houston Astros 11, San Francisco Giants 2
Kansas City Royals 5, St. Louis Cardinals 1

Paul, Harden Lift Rockets To Game Four Win

(Oakland, CA) — The Rockets’ best two players refused to let them lose in a 95-92 win over the Warriors in Game Four of the Western Conference finals at ORACLE Arena. Chris Paul and James Harden combined for 57 points, while the rest of the roster was just 9-of-31 from the field. The duo also hit eight of Houston’s 12 threes. Harden had a game-high 30 points and Paul added 27. The Western Conference finals shifts back to the Toyota Center for Game Five tomorrow night.

Cavs At Celtics For Game Five Tonight

(Boston, MA) — The Cavaliers hope to accomplish something no one else has done in the NBA playoffs tonight when they square off with the Celtics in Game Five of the Eastern Conference finals at TD Garden. Boston is 9-and-0 at home, including the first two in this best-of-seven series. The Cavs battled back at home to win Game Three and Four and tie the series at two.

Caps At Lighting For Game Seven Tonight

(Tampa, FL) — It’s win or go home tonight for the Capitals and Lightning as they play Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Final in Tampa. The Caps shut out Tampa Bay 3-0 in Game Six Monday in D.C. to even the best-of-seven matchup at three games apiece. Tonight’s winner will advance to play the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final.

NFL Owners Approve New Kickoff, Ejection Rules

(Atlanta, GA) — NFL owners are approving new kickoff and ejection rules in an attempt to cut down on full-speed collisions and make the game more safe. Kickoffs will now be more like punts. In addition to eliminating the wedge-block, any ball that hits the end zone will now be ruled a touchback. The owners also approved the “use of the helmet” rule, which can now lead to ejections if a player lowers his head to initiate or make contact with an opponent. They also approved the sale of the Carolina Panthers to David Tepper for a NFL-record 2.2-billion-dollars.

Texans’ Watson Takes Part In OTA

(Houston, TX) — Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson took part in yesterday’s first organized team activity session. Watson is working his way back from ACL surgery in November. He did individual work and played in seven-on-seven drills. Houston has another OTA today.

Astros Show Support For Santa Fe Victims And Survivors

(Houston, TX) — Astros players are showing their support for the victims and survivors of the Santa Fe school shooting. In batting practice on Tuesday, the team wore shirts that said “We Play For Santa Fe.” The Astros also plan to donate the proceeds from the Share2Care 50/50 raffle to the Santa Fe Strong Memorial Fund. Houston’s professional athletes are stepping up to show their support for the school and the town. J.J. Watt visited some of the survivors in the hospital and has said he’ll pay for the funerals of those who died.

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