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Good News / Bad News For The Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Josh Phegley homered and had a two-run double as the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 8-6 in a series opener Tuesday night. Phegley’s double chased rookie Chi Chi Gonzalez and tied the game at 5 in the sixth. Phegley scored on Marcus Semien’s RBI single to put the A’s ahead to stay. […]

Houston Creams L.A.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Luis Valbuena homered twice to power the Houston Astros to a 13-3 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. The AL West-leading Astros have homered in 10 straight games. They lead the majors with 107 home runs and 31 multihomer games. Collin McHugh pitched a season-high eight innings.

NHL Ups Salary Cap and Drops Numbers in O.T. Play

In an effort to try and reduce the number of games decided by a shootout, the NHL’s general managers opted Tuesday to move next season to a five-minute overtime session with three skaters a side from four. The plan will need the approval of the NHL’s Board of Governors, who will meet Wednesday in Las […]

Virginia Forces a Game 3 in CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Virginia has forced a third and deciding game in the College World Series finals by blanking defending champion Vanderbilt 3-0. Thomas Woodruff hit a two-run single in a three-run sixth to help Josh Sborz pick up his seventh win. Normally an outfielder, Adam Haseley tossed shutout ball into the sixth inning […]


NEW YORK (AP) _ The attorney for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said no timetable has been set for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL’) to make a decision on Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension. The appeal was heard yesterday and lasted 10 hours as Brady seeks a reduction of his suspension for his […]

U.S. Open Starts Today

The 115th US Open cranks up today in what ammounts to a British Open to to the links style course at Chambers Bay. So what are we going to see from the links-iest track in US Open history? Nobody really knows for sure. Vegas has weighed in as usual though. Heading into the open Rory […]

Rangers Take 3rd From L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Rookie slugger Joey Gallo hit a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw to lead the Texas Rangers over the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Wednesday night. Wandy Rodriguez shrugged off leadoff doubles by Yasiel Puig and Scott Van Slyke in each of the first two innings to win his third straight decision in […]

Four Dingers Help Stros Climb Rockies

DENVER (AP) _ Carlos Correa hit one of Houston’s four home runs as the Astros continued their power surge Wednesday night in an 8-4 win over the Colorado Rockies. Chris Carter, Preston Tucker and Jake Marisnick also homered for the first-place Astros. Correa and George Springer had three hits each.

FBI Looking At The Red Birds

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ An attorney for the St. Louis Cardinals says executives of the team were not involved in the hacking of the Houston Astros’ player personnel database. The Cardinals hired the Dowd Bennett firm to handle an internal inquiry several months before this week’s disclosure that the FBI is investigating whether the team […]

Cowboys Owner Has “no doubt” Dez Will Play In Season Opener

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants Dez Bryant to spend his entire career with the team. Jones expects that the disgruntled All-Pro receiver will be at training camp and the regular-season opener. Jones said Wednesday that he has “no doubt” that Bryant will be leading the way for the Cowboys in their […]

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