Thursday Sports Update – HODGETOWN To Host TL All-Star Game
(Amarillo, TX) — The Texas League of Professional Baseball Clubs announced Wednesday that HODGETOWN and the Champion Amarillo Sod Poodles have been chosen to host the 2020 Texas League All-Star Game. The 84th annual Texas League All-Star Game will take place in downtown Amarillo on June 23. All ticket and event information for the All-Star Game will be announced at a later date.
Nationals Crush Astros In Game Two
(Houston, TX) — The Nationals scored six runs in the seventh and whipped the Astros 12-3 in Houston to take a two-game lead in the World Series. Justin Verlander was charged with four runs in six-plus innings to take the loss. Alex Bregman clubbed a two-run homer in the first to tie the score at two and it remained that way until the seventh. Martin Maldonado homered in the ninth for the other Houston run.
Greinke Will Start Game Three
(Washington, D.C) — Zack Greinke will be the Astros starter tomorrow night in Washington for Game Three as the World Series resumes after a travel day. The Nationals won the first two in Houston. The Nationals will counter with Anibal Sanchez, who has a 0.71 ERA in two postseason starts.
Cubs Hire David Ross As Next Manager
(Chicago, IL) — David Ross is coming back to the Cubs. He’s been hired to be their new manager. Ross replaces Joe Maddon, who was let go after five seasons before being recently hired by the Angels. Ross played for Maddon when the Cubs ended their 108-year World Series drought in 2016. The 42-year-old has been working as a baseball color analyst for ESPN.
Cowboys Rest Players In Bye Week
(Dallas, TX) — Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper and Jason Witten are among offensive players not practicing this week as the Cowboys opted to rest several during the bye week. The 4-and-3 Cowboys will return to action on November 4th for a Monday night game at the New York Giants. Join us this evening at 6 for the Dallas Cowboys Huddle live at Teddy Jack’s Armadillo Grill – 5080 S. Coulter. David Lovejoy and Tim Butler will be there talking about the Cowboys big win over the Eagles. Teddy Jack’s has a full variety menu, happy hour prices until 7 and we will sign you up to win a $25 Teddy Jack’s Gift Card.
Texans Will Host Raiders Sunday
(Houston, TX) — The Texans are back on the practice field today to continue to prepare for a Sunday home game with the Raiders. Houston is 4-and-3 coming off a 30-23 loss in Indianapolis. Oakland is 3-and-3. The Texans will play next week against the Jaguars in London.
Vikings Host Redskins Tonight On TNF
(Minneapolis, MN) — Thursday Night Football lands in Minneapolis tonight as the Vikings host the Redskins. Minnesota has won three straight and is a game behind Green Bay in the NFC North at 5-and-2. Washington is just 1-and-6 on the season. Former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is questionable to play for Washington as he deals with an ankle sprain.
Doncic, Porzingis Lead Mavericks To Win Over Wizards
(Dallas, TX) — Luka Doncic scored a game-high 34 points as the Mavericks beat the Wizards 108-100 to tipoff the NBA season in Dallas. Kristaps Porzingis tallied 23 points in his Dallas debut. The Mavs play the Pelicans tomorrow night in New Orleans.
Rockets Tip Off Season Tonight
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets tip off their season tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks in Houston. The Rockets finished last season 53-and-29 and third in the Western Conference. They acquired former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook in a July trade with the Thunder to pair with James Harden, another former league MVP.
Orlando Magic 94, Cleveland Cavaliers 85
Charlotte Hornets 126, Chicago Bulls 125
Detroit Pistons 119, Indiana Pacers 110
Philadelphia 76ers 107, Boston Celtics 93
Miami Heat 120, Memphis Grizzlies 101
Minnesota Timberwolves 127, Brooklyn Nets 126 (OT)
San Antonio Spurs 120, New York Knicks 111
Dallas Mavericks 108, Washington Wizards 100
Utah Jazz 100, Oklahoma City Thunder 95
Denver Nuggets 108, Portland Trail Blazers 100
Phoenix Suns 124, Sacramento Kings 95
Stars Try To Extend Winning Streak Tonight
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars will try to extend their winning streak to three tonight when they host the Anaheim Ducks. Dallas defeated Ottawa and Philadelphia in its last two to improve to 3-7-and-1.
Ottawa Senators 5, Detroit Red Wings 2
Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2
College Football Round Up
(Undated) — In area college football, tonight number-17 and unbeaten SMU will play at Houston in an AAC contest. On Saturday, number-15 Texas will be at TCU, Texas A&M will host Mississippi State, North Texas Mean Green will be at Charlotte and Texas Tech will go to Kansas. West Texas A&M will travel to Portales, New Mexico to play ENMU in the Wagon Wheel Game. Number-14 Baylor is off before hosting West Virginia on Halloween.
High School Football Tonight –
Caprock at Amarillo High (Dick Bivins)