Wednesday Sports Update – Astros Take Down Rangers

(Houston, TX) — Justin Verlander allowed four singles and struck out eight over six scoreless innings to win his 19th as the Astros beat the Rangers 4-1 in Houston. Texas starter Lance Lynn yielded four runs over seven innings and is winless since August 2nd when he picked up his 14th win. Nomar Mazara homered in the seventh for the Texas run. The Rangers have lost four in a row.

Allard Will Start Tonight Against Astros

(Houston, TX) — Rookie left-hander Kolby Allard will start tonight for the Rangers against the Astros in Houston. Allard is 4-and-0 with a 4.34 ERA in seven starts since Texas acquired him in a July 30th trade with the Braves. Our pregame coverage begins this evening at 6:30 on 710AM and 9.75FM KGNC

MLB National League
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Atlanta Braves 4
Milwaukee Brewers 3, San Diego Padres 1
Washington Nationals 6, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Cincinnati Reds 4, Chicago Cubs 2
New York Mets 6, Colorado Rockies 1
Miami Marlins 12, Arizona Diamondbacks 6

MLB American League
New York Yankees 8, Los Angeles Angels 0
Toronto Blue Jays 8, Baltimore Orioles 5
Cleveland Indians 7, Detroit Tigers 2
Minnesota Twins 9, Chicago White Sox 8 (12 INN)
Houston Astros 4, Texas Rangers 1
Oakland Athletics 2, Kansas City Royals 1

MLB Interleague
Seattle Mariners 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
San Francisco Giants 7, Boston Red Sox 6 (15 INN)
Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Tampa Bay Rays 5

Cowboys Hosting Dolphins On Sunday

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys will return to the practice field today to begin preparing for the Miami Dolphins. Dallas will host the Dolphins on Sunday at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys are 2-and-0 and the Dolphins 0-and-2. Dallas defensive end Tyrone Crawford is questionable because of a hip issue. Join us tomorrow evening at 6 for the Cowboys Huddle at Teddy Jack’s Armadillo Grill – 5080 S. Coulter.

Texans Changing Punters, Prepare For Chargers

(Houston, TX) — The Texans are changing punters for Week Three. Houston released Trevor Daniel, who has been inconsistent, and re-signed Bryan Anger to replace him. The Texans kept Daniel over Anger in preseason competition. The Texans return to practice today to prepare for a Sunday game at the LA Chargers.

Giants Bench Manning For Rookie Jones

(East Rutherford, NJ) — The New York Giants are benching starting quarterback Eli Manning in favor of rookie Daniel Jones. Jones was the sixth-overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft out of Duke and played well during the preseason. Manning is a two-time Super Bowl MVP, but has just eight wins in his last 33 starts. The 0-and-2 Giants visit Tampa Bay Sunday.

Veterans To Report To Rockets’ Mini-Camp In Vegas

(Las Vegas, NV) — Veterans Corey Brewer, Raymond Felton, Nick Young and Terrence Jones will reportedly be at a Rockets’ mini-camp in Vegas to audition for jobs. Houston has only nine fully guaranteed contracts, plus eight on temporary deals. The Rockets will play their first preseason game on September 30th against the Shanghai Sharks in Houston.

Stars Beat Wild In OT

(St. Paul, MN) — Justin Dowling scored with 85 seconds into overtime as the Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in St. Paul. Roope Hintz had the other Dallas goal. The Stars will meet the Avalanche tomorrow night in Denver. The Stars will play seven exhibition games before opening the season on October 3rd against the Bruins in Dallas.

FC Dallas On Road Tomorrow

(Frisco, TX) — FC Dallas will play the Sounders tonight in Seattle. Dallas and Portland have 43 points and San Jose has 44, while Real Salt Lake checks in with 46 and the LA Galaxy with 45 in a battle royale for MLS Western playoff berths and seedings.

Wings Will Pick Second In 2020 Draft

(Undated) — The Dallas Wings will have the second overall pick in the WNBA 2020 draft. The New York Liberty will have the first choice with the draft lottery announced. The Wings and Liberty finished with the same record, 10-and-24. Indiana will have the third pick and Atlanta, which had the worst record at 8-and-26, owns the fourth selection. The WNBA draft will be April 12th.

Unbeatens SMU, TCU Meet Saturday

(Fort Worth, TX) — SMU is off to a 3-and-0 start for the first time since 1984. The Mustangs won their first four that year, a feat they will try to duplicate when they play Saturday at rival TCU in the Battle for the Iron Skillet. The Frogs are also unbeaten, coming off a 34-14 victory at Purdue. TCU has won the last seven matchups against SMU, scoring at least 42 points in five of them..

College Football Roundup

(Undated) — In other college football action on Saturday, number-13 Texas will host Oklahoma State to open Big 12 play, 15th-ranked Texas A&M will welcome number-nine Auburn to College Station, North Texas will face UTSA in Denton, while Baylor will be at Rice. West Texas A&M will be in Stephenville to take on Tarleton.  Texas Tech has the week off.