Monday Sports Update – Sod Poodles Take Texas League Championship Over Tulsa 8-3
(Tulsa, Oklahoma) – With their backs to the wall, down 3-1 heading into the ninth inning, the Sod Poodles rallied to load the bases with no outs. On a 2-2 pitch, Taylor Trammell answered the call with a go-ahead grand slam to lead the inaugural Amarillo squad to their first Texas League title in nearly four decades. The Sod Poodles completed the top of the ninth with seven unanswered runs and won the decisive game five over the Tulsa Drillers by a final score of 8-3. The league title marks the first for Amarillo since the inaugural season of the 1976 Gold Sox, who were also the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
Prescott Leads Cowboys To Win Over Redskins
(Landover, MD) — Dak Prescott passed for 269 yards and three touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 31-21 win over the Redskins in Landover. Jason Witten, Amari Cooper and Devin Smith had TD catches as Dallas moved to 2-and-0. Ezekiel Elliott ran for 111 yards on 23 carries in the win. Case Keenum passed for 221 yards and two TD’s for Washington. Adrian Peterson was limited to 25 yards on 10 carried, but did have a touchdown for the Redskins, who fell to 0-and-2. Listen for the Dallas Cowboys Hour with Brad Sham this evening at 6 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Texans Edge By Jaguars
(Houston, TX) — Justin Reid prevented Leonard Fournette from crossing the goal on a two-point conversion attempt with 30 seconds left as the Texans held on for a 13-12 win over the Jaguars in Houston. J.J. Watt recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter to set up a Deshaun Watson one-yard touchdown run to give the Texans a 13-3 advantage. Ka’imi Fairbairn kicked field goals of 39 and 22 yards for Houston, which is 1-and 1. The Texans will play this coming Sunday at the Chargers.
Seattle Seahawks 28, Pittsburgh Steelers 26
Baltimore Ravens 23, Arizona Cardinals 17
Indianapolis Colts 19, Tennessee Titans 17
Detroit Lions 13, Los Angeles Chargers 10
Dallas Cowboys 31, Washington Redskins 21
Green Bay Packers 21, Minnesota Vikings 16
San Francisco 49ers 41, Cincinnati Bengals 17
Buffalo Bills 28, New York Giants 14
New England Patriots 43, Miami Dolphins 0
Houston Texans 13, Jacksonville Jaguars 12
Kansas City Chiefs 28, Oakland Raiders 10
Los Angeles Rams 27, New Orleans Saints 9
Chicago Bears 16, Denver Broncos 14
Atlanta Falcons 24, Philadelphia Eagles 20
Astros Rout Royals To Sweep Series
(Kansas City, MO) — Josh Reddick had a career high five-hit game with a homer, three runs and three RBIs as the Astros crushed the Royals 12-3 in Kansas City. Yuli Gurriel and Kyle Tucker also homered, while Abraham Toro drove in three runs for Houston, which swept the series. Wade Miley, who failed to get out of the first inning in his previous two starts, navigated his way through six innings, giving up two runs. The Astros are off today before opening a homestand tomorrow night with Justin Verlander starting against the Rangers.
A’s Sweep Rangers
(Arlington, TX) — Shin-Soo Choo had three of the Rangers’ five hits in a 6-1 loss to the Athletics in Arlington. Jonathan Hernandez failed to make it through three innings, permitting three runs to take the loss. The A’s swept the three-game series. Texas is off today before opening a series tomorrow night in Houston with Lance Lynn starting.
MLB National League
Washington Nationals 7, Atlanta Braves 0
Milwaukee Brewers 7, St. Louis Cardinals 6
Chicago Cubs 16, Pittsburgh Pirates 6
Colorado Rockies 10, San Diego Padres 5
San Francisco Giants 2, Miami Marlins 1
Cincinnati Reds 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, New York Mets 2
MLB American League
Toronto Blue Jays 6, New York Yankees 4
Baltimore Orioles 8, Detroit Tigers 2
Cleveland Indians 7, Minnesota Twins 5
Houston Astros 12, Kansas City Royals 3
Oakland Athletics 6, Texas Rangers 1
Los Angeles Angels 6, Tampa Bay Rays 4
Seattle Mariners 11, Chicago White Sox 10
Boston Red Sox 6, Philadelphia Phillies 3
Stars Play Blues Tonight In Preseason Opener
(Dallas, TX) — The Dallas Stars will play their initial preseason game tonight against the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues at American Airlines Center. Tomorrow night the Stars will play the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul.
FC Dallas Blanked by Chicago Fire
(Frisco, TX) — The Chicago Fire shut out FC Dallas at Toyota Park. Dallas and Portland each have 43 points, while San Jose has 44 and the LA Galaxy 45 in a battle royale for MLS Western playoff berths. Dallas will try to rebound Wednesday when it faces the Sounders in Seattle.
SMU Is 3-and-0 For First Time In 35 Years, Faces TCU Next
(Dallas, TX) — SMU clobbered Texas State 47-17 at home Saturday to start 3-and-0 for the first time since 1984. The Mustangs won their first four that year, a feat they will try to duplicate when they play at rival TCU this coming Saturday in Fort Worth. The Frogs are also unbeaten, coming off a 34-14 victory at Purdue.
College Football Roundup
(Undated) — In other college football action this past weekend, number-13 Texas mauled Rice 45-38 in Houston, Texas Tech fell 28-14 to Arizona in Tucson, number-15 Texas A&M demolished Lamar 62-3 and North Texas lost 23-17 at number-23 Cal. The West Texas A&M Buffs beat William Jewell 49-21. This coming Saturday, the Longhorns will host Oklahoma State, the Aggies will welcome number-nine Auburn to College Station, the Mean Green will face UTSA in Denton, while Baylor, which had the weekend off, will be at Rice. The Red Raiders take this week off.