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Wednesday Sports Update – Rangers Win Final Exhibition Game

(Arlington, TX) — Franklin Rollin singled home the winning run as the Rangers walked off the Indians 5-4 to conclude spring training in Arlington. Nomar Mazara hit a three-run homer for Texas. The Rangers went 13-and-17 in exhibition play. Texas will open the regular season tomorrow against the Cubs, our pregame begins at 2:30. Rangers manager Chris Woodward said Joey Gallo, who has been hampered by a right groin strain, would start in left field in the opener. Listen this morning at 8:45 to win 4 tickets to the Rangers/Cubs game Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park.

Rangers Acquire Pitcher From Mets

(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers acquired right-hander Kyle Dowdy from the Mets on a waiver claim. Dowdy will be on the Texas Opening Day roster. The Mets selected Dowdy from the Indians in the Rule Five Draft in December.

Martin Shines In Astros’ Spring Training Finale

(Houston, TX) — Corbin Martin will not start the season with Houston, but the prized pitching prospect gave the Astros a glimpse into the future. Martin did not allow a hit and struck out six over four innings in the Astros’ 5-1 loss to the Pirates in the spring training finale in Houston. The Astros concluded with an 18-and-12 record. After an off day, the Astros will open the season tomorrow against the Rays in St. Petersburg. Justin Verlander will start for the Astros.

Correa In Doubt For Season Opener

(Houston, TX) — Starting shortstop Carlos Correa was scratched from the final two spring training games with a stiff neck. He is questionable for the opener tomorrow against the Rays at Tampa Bay. He has not played since Friday.

MLB Exhibition
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Tampa Bay Rays 9, Detroit Tigers 3
Atlanta Braves 7, Cincinnati Reds 5
Colorado Rockies 5, Minnesota Twins 5
Texas Rangers 5, Cleveland Indians 4
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Houston Astros 1
Chicago Cubs 16, Boston Red Sox 7
Chicago White Sox 7, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
San Diego Padres 1, Seattle Mariners 0
Toronto Blue Jays 2, Milwaukee Brewers 0
Oakland Athletics 4, San Francisco Giants 2 (F/7)
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Los Angeles Angels 2

Doncic Has Rookie Record Triple-Double, But Mavs Lose Again

(Dallas, TX) — Luka Doncic had a triple-double — 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists — but the Mavericks lost 125-121 to the Sacramento Kings in Dallas. It was Doncic’s seventh triple double, tying Magic Johnson’s rookie NBA record. Dwight Powell contributed 21 points and 13 boards in defeat. The Mavericks are 3-and-16 since Feb. 10. Dallas will play tomorrow night in Miami.

Rockets Fall To Bucks On Road

(Milwaukee, WI) — James Harden had 23 points and 10 boards for Houston in a 108-94 loss to the Bucks in Milwaukee. Chris Paul added 19 points and nine boards and Clint Capela 17 points and 11 boards in defeat. The Rockets are 5-and-2 in their last seven games, but have fallen behind the Trail Blazers into fourth place in the West. Houston returns home tomorrow night to host Denver.

Walker Paces Hornets Past Spurs In Overtime

(Charlotte, NC) — Kemba Walker scored 11 of his 38 points in overtime to lift the Hornets to a 125-116 win over the Spurs in Charlotte. Walker also finished with 11 assists and nine rebounds, while Dwayne Bacon had 24 points. Charlotte has won four straight. DeMar DeRozan had a team-high 30 points for San Antonio. LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points and 15 boards in defeat. The Spurs have lost three-of-four and sit in the eighth spot in the West with seven games to play.

NBA
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Charlotte Hornets 125, San Antonio Spurs 116 (OT)
Boston Celtics 116, Cleveland Cavaliers 106
Toronto Raptors 112, Chicago Bulls 103
Orlando Magic 104, Miami Heat 99
LA Clippers 122, Minnesota Timberwolves 111
Milwaukee Bucks 108, Houston Rockets 94
Atlanta Hawks 130, New Orleans Pelicans 120
Sacramento Kings 125, Dallas Mavericks 121
Denver Nuggets 95, Detroit Pistons 92
Los Angeles Lakers 124, Washington Wizards 106

Stars Continue Canadian Trip

(Calgary, Alberta) — The Stars will play the Flames tonight in Calgary in the second stop of a four-game Canadian trip. They will play tomorrow in Edmonton. Dallas continues to lead the Western wild-card race with 84 points, three more than Colorado and Arizona.

NHL
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Columbus Blue Jackets 4, New York Islanders 0
Washington Capitals 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1
Ottawa Senators 4, Buffalo Sabres 0
Montreal Canadiens 6, Florida Panthers 1
Edmonton Oilers 8, Los Angeles Kings 4
Arizona Coyotes 1, Chicago Blackhawks 0
Anaheim Ducks 5, Vancouver Canucks 4

NFL To Allow Pass Interference Reviews

(Phoenix, AZ) — NFL owners are approving a rule allowing offensive and defensive pass interference calls and no-calls to be reviewed. Those plays are still subject to a booth review in the final two minutes of each half. The measure passed 31-to-1 at the owners meetings in Phoenix. NFL Network reports the Bengals were the lone no vote. The rule change is only for 2019.

Irvin Has Biopsy Tests On Throat

(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin said on Instagram he has undergone biopsy tests on his throat after dealing with the loss of his voice. Irvin said his father died at 51 with throat cancer and he wants to be proactive. Irvin acknowledged he is “terrified.”

Tech Faces Michigan Tomorrow In Sweet 16

(Anaheim, CA) — Third-seeded Texas Tech remains the only Big 12 school still alive in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Tech will play Michigan on Thursday in Anaheim in the Sweet 16. The Red Raiders routed Buffalo 78-58 in Tulsa to advance to the Sweet 16. Tech The Red Raiders are 28-and-6.

Cougars Prepare To Meet Kentucky 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 Win, Advance To NIT Final Four

(Fort Worth, TX) — TCU is going to the Big Apple. The Horn Frogs rallied from a three-point halftime deficit to top Creighton 71-58 to advance to the NIT Final Four at Madison Square Garden. Kouat Noi led TCU with 25 points. JD Miller had 15 points and Alex Robinson 12 points and 11 rebounds for TCU. The top-seeded Toads will take a 23-and-13 record into a semifinal game Tuesday in New York. They will face the winner of the Texas and Colorado quarterfinal game tonight.

Texas Will Meet Colorado Tonight In NIT

(Austin, TX) — The Texas Longhorns will host former Big-12 foe Colorado tonight in a NIT quarterfinal game in Austin. The winner will advance to the NIT Final Four in Madison Square Garden to play TCU. The Longhorns hold a 14-to-10 advantage in the all-time series. UT has an 18-and-16 record.

Buffs Take Southern Indiana In D-II Elite Eight

No. 3 West Texas A&M take on No. 7-seed Southern Indiana in the NCAA Division Elite Eight on Wednesday, March 27, at 6 p.m. at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. The game will be broadcast on NCAA.com.

 



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