Thursday Sports Update – Cowboys Wrap Up Preseason Tonight At Home
(Arlington, TX) — The Cowboys will wrap up the preseason tonight against the Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium. Don’t expect to see Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper as the coaches take the time to get another look at reserves fighting for a spot on the 53-man roster. This is the first time Tampa Bay and Dallas have met in the preseason. The Cowboys are the defending NFC East champions. Our pregame coverage begins this evening at 6 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC. Dallas will open the regular season on September 8th against the Giants.
Jones Says No Imminent Deadline On Cowboys Extending Elliott
(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a radio interview there is no deadline forthcoming for signing holdout Ezekiel Elliott to an extension. The Pro Bowl running back has missed five weeks while in a contract dispute. Jones took a positive spin, saying if Elliott sits out early regular season games that he would be fresh for the playoffs, which “would be great.” He said Elliott’s off-the-field gaffes, including a six-game NFL suspension in 2017, are not a factor in the negotiations. “I’m very comfortable with everything off the field for Zeke,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.
Texans Hosting Rams Tonight
(Houston, TX) — The Texans will conclude preseason play tonight against the LA Rams at NRG Stadium. Backups fighting to make the 53-man roster will see the lion’s share of the action. The primary goal is to stay healthy. Houston lost Pro Bowl running back Lamar Miller for the season to a knee injury last Saturday in Dallas. Duke Johnson is the number-one running back in Miller’s place. The Texans will kickoff the regular season on September 9th, a Monday night game in New Orleans.
Rangers, Jurado Shut Down Angels
(Anaheim, CA) — Ariel Jurado allowed two hits over six innings in the Rangers’ 3-0 shutout of the Angels in Anaheim. Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who was just recalled from the minors, doubled home two runs in the eighth. Jose Leclerc worked a spotless ninth to collect his ninth save to complete the three-hitter. Texas center fielder Delino DeShields robbed Brian Goodwin of a home run with a leaping over-the-fence catch in the third inning. Texas is 2-and-4 in its last six.
Rangers Open Homestand Tonight
(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers are back at Globe Life Park tonight to open a four-game series with the Mariners. The Texas probable is Lance Lynn, who is 0-and-3 in his last four starts. Seattle will counter with Felix Hernandez, who will make his second start since missing three months on the injured list.
Rangers Sending Bubba To AFL
(Surprise, AZ) — The Rangers are sending outfielder Bubba Thompson to play for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League, which starts play next month. He was setback by a broken hamate bone and a strained muscle this year. Right-hander Cole Uvila, a 40th-round pick last year, is also going to the AFL. He has 92 strikeouts in 61 and 2/3 innings this season in Class-A.
Astros Hold Off Rays For Sixth Straight Win
(Houston, TX) — Yuli Gurriel hit a two-run homer, while Alex Bregman had three hits and an RBI as the Astros held on for an 8-6 win over the Rays in Houston. Gerrit Cole struck out 14 in a no-decision. The Rays scored two in the ninth off Roberto Osuna to make it interesting. Houston won its sixth-in-a-row.
MLB National League
Milwaukee Brewers 4, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Philadelphia Phillies 12, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
Cincinnati Reds 5, Miami Marlins 0
Chicago Cubs 10, New York Mets 7
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, San Diego Padres 4 (10 INN)
MLB American League
New York Yankees 7, Seattle Mariners 3
Cleveland Indians 4, Detroit Tigers 2
Houston Astros 8, Tampa Bay Rays 6
Minnesota Twins 8, Chicago White Sox 2
Kansas City Royals 6, Oakland Athletics 4
Texas Rangers 3, Los Angeles Angels 0
Washington Nationals 8, Baltimore Orioles 4
Atlanta Braves 9, Toronto Blue Jays 4
Boston Red Sox 7, Colorado Rockies 4
Sod Poodles Get Walk-Off Win Over Drillers
(Amarillo, Texas) – The Sod Poodles were victorious in walk-off fashion Wednesday afternoon defeating the Drillers 9-8 in front of 5,328 at HODGETOWN. On a 1-0 count in the bottom of the ninth inning, outfielder Buddy Reed hit a solo home run over the right-field wall to mark the Sod Poodles 70th win of their inaugural season. The Sod Poodles remain in first place in the Texas League second-half South Division standings.. The Sod Poodles wrap up their four-game series against the Tulsa Drillers Thursday night at HODGETOWN with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Serena Rallies To Advance At U.S. Open, Venus Out
(Flushing Meadows, NY) — Serena Williams rallied from a set down to beat 17-year-old American Caty McNally 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the U.S. Open. The 37-year-old Williams is now 38-and-0 in her career in the first two rounds at Flushing Meadows. Sister Venus Williams lost in straight sets to fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine.
FC Dallas Will Host Cincinnati Saturday
(Frisco, TX) — FC Dallas has a chance to move up the standings on Saturday when it entertains hapless FC Cincinnati at Toyota Stadium. FCD holds the seventh and final playoff spot in the West with 40 points, one point behind San Jose. Cincinnati is last with 18 points, has been outscored by 37 goals, is 2-10-and-2 on the road and is under its third head coach in its first year in the MLS.
Wings Play Tonight In Chicago
(Chicago, IL) — The Dallas Wings will be on the road tonight and that’s a bad place for them to be. They take a 1-and-13 record in away games into a contest at the Chicago Sky. Dallas sits at the bottom of the WNBA West with a 9-and-20 record.
College Football Roundup
(Undated) — Number-11 Texas A&M will kickoff its season tonight against Texas State in College Station. On Saturday, TCU will host Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Tenth-ranked Texas will host Louisiana Tech. Baylor and Stephen F. Austin will collide in Waco. SMU will travel to Arkansas State. Abilene Christian will be at North Texas. Montana State plays at Texas Tech with Matt Wells’ first game as the Red Raiders head coach.