Thursday Sports Update – Zeke Happy To Be Back With Cowboys
(Frisco, TX) — Ezekiel Elliott is back with the Dallas Cowboys after signing the richest contract for a running back in the NFL. Elliott held out of training camp and the preseason as he demanded a new contract. Multiple outlets report the 24-year-old signed a 103-million dollar contract over eight years, with 50-million guaranteed. He is the first Cowboy to top 100-million dollars in total salary. Elliott had two years remaining on his rookie contract, but the new deal keeps him in Dallas through at least the 2026 season. He led the league in rushing in two of his first three years. Elliot practiced after signing and is expected to play in the Cowboys’ opener Sunday against the Giants.
Texans Preparing For Saints
(Houston, TX) — The Texans are preparing for their season opener against the Saints on Monday night in New Orleans. Houston won the AFC South last year with an 11-and-4 record, but lost to the Colts in the first-round of the playoffs. Deshaun Watson passed for more than 4,000-yards, but was sacked 62 times last season. The Texans addressed that by acquiring left tackle Laremy Tunsil in a trade with the Dolphins.
NFL Kicks Off 100th Season Tonight
(Chicago, IL) — The NFL celebrates the start of its 100th season with an all-NFC North matchup tonight in Chicago. The division-rival Packers play the Bears at Soldier Field. It marks the debut of new Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur. The Packers and Bears split their two meeting last season.
Yankees Silence Rangers’ Bats
(Bronx, NY) — Rougned Odor homered in the ninth inning for the only Rangers run in a 4-1 loss to the Yankees in New York. Lance Lynn allowed three runs over five innings to take the loss and is 0-and-4 in his last six starts. Rookie Nick Solak had two of the seven Texas hits. The Rangers fell to 28-and-44 on the road..
Rangers Open Series Tonight In Baltimore
(Baltimore, MD) — The Rangers will continue this trip with a four-game series beginning tonight against the Orioles at Camden Yards. Rookie left-hander Kolby Allard will start for Texas. He is 3-and-0 in five starts since being acquired in a trade with Atlanta. Our pregame coverage begins this evening at 6 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Miley Will Start Tonight For Astros
(Houston, TX) — The Astros will start left-hander Wade Miley tonight as they open a four-game series with the Mariners at Minute Maid Park. Miley is 13-and-4 with a 3.06 ERA in 28 starts. Seattle will counter with left-hander Marco Gonzales. After this series, the Astros will remain in town for a four-game series with the Oakland A’s.
MLB National League
New York Mets 8, Washington Nationals 4
Cincinnati Reds 8, Philadelphia Phillies 5
Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Miami Marlins 5
San Francisco Giants 9, St. Louis Cardinals 8
Arizona Diamondbacks 4, San Diego Padres 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Colorado Rockies 3
MLB American League
New York Yankees 4, Texas Rangers 1
Cleveland Indians 8, Chicago White Sox 6
Boston Red Sox 6, Minnesota Twins 2
Kansas City Royals 5, Detroit Tigers 4
Oakland Athletics 4, Los Angeles Angels 0
Sod Poodles Lose To RockHounds In Game One Of Playoffs
(Amarillo, Texas) – The Sod Poodles dropped game one of the Texas League South Division Championship Series by a final score of 8-3 in front of 5,193 at HODGETOWN. Hudson Potts and Taylor Kohlwey led the Sod Poodles offensively, each going 2-for-4. Potts collected the first postseason home run in franchise history while Kohlwey totaled two doubles on the night. Owen Miller and Kyle Overstreet added a pair of singles as well. The Sod Poodles continue the Texas League South Division series Thursday at HODGETOWN against the Midland RockHounds. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Nadal Advances To U.S. Open Men’s Semifinals
(Flushing Meadows, NY) — Rafael Nadal and Matteo Berrettini will meet tomorrow in the men’s semifinals of the U.S. Open. Both won quarterfinal matches Wednesday at Flushing Meadows. On the women’s side, Serena Williams will take on Elina Svitolina in the semifinals tonight.
Stars Open Training Camp Next Week
(Frisco, TX) — The Stars will bring 63 players to training camp, which begins a week from tomorrow. Dallas-native Stefan Noessen, who played the last three seasons with the New Jersey Devils, is among those invited. Practices will be open to the public at the Comerica Center in Frisco. The first preseason game will be September 16th against St. Louis at American Airlines Center.
FC Dallas Will Host Chicago Next
(Frisco, TX) — FC Dallas is off until September 14th when it will host the Chicago Fire at Toyota Stadium. Dallas has climbed into the MLS West sixth slot with 43 points, tied with Real Salt Lake. The top seven qualify for the playoffs.
Wings No Match For Sun
(Uncasville, CT) — The Connecticut Sun torpedoed the Dallas Wings 102-72 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Arike Ogunbowale [[ ah-REE-kay oh-goon-bow-WAH-lay ]] scored 32 points in defeat. The Wings will play the Mystics tomorrow night in Washington. They end the season at home Sunday against the Seattle Storm. The Wings are last in the WNBA West with a 10-and-22 record and have lost 14-of-16 away games.
College Football Roundup
(Undated) — Texas and Texas A&M will be in co-main events in college gridiron matches on Saturday. The ninth-ranked Longhorns will welcome sixth-ranked LSU to Austin. The number-11 Aggies will play at top-ranked and defending national champion Clemson. Also on Saturday, Baylor will face UTSA in Waco, while UTEP will play Texas Tech in Lubbock. SMU and North Texas will collide Saturday in Dallas after both opened with victories. West Texas A&M opens the new on-campus Buffalo Stadium Saturday evening at 6 against Azusa Pacific.