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Trout, Heaney with career highs in Angels’ 5-1 win at Texas

By STEPHEN HAWKINS ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Mike Trout matched the MLB lead with his career-best 42nd homer, Andrew Heaney had a career-high 14 strikeouts without a walk over eight innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Tuesday. Trout lined a two-run shot […]

Angels back in Texas after Skaggs’ death, Rangers rally, 8-7

By SCHUYLER DIXON ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Heaney struggled to describe his emotions with the Los Angeles Angels back in Texas for the first time since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room before the start of a series against the Rangers last month. Standing next to the No. 45 jersey […]

Aggies Winding Down Fall Camp

Texas A&M Football was back at the practice fields Monday as the Aggies approach August 29th’s season opener against Texas State. Joining the media afterwards was head coach Jimbo Fisher, who fielded questions about the preseason AP Poll, injuries and team’s intramural scrimmage over the weekend.           Aggie head coach Jimbo […]

Aggies Come in at No. 12 in Preseason AP Top 25 Poll

RANK      TEAM                 PV                RANK               CONFERENCE     POINTS 1              Clemson            (15-0)             1              […]

Hall of Fame sports broadcaster Jack Whitaker dies at 95

NEW YORK (AP) _ Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat’s Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania. He was 95. Whitaker, a Philadelphia native […]

Former Texas Running Back Cedric Benson Dies in Motorcycle Accident

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36. His attorney says Austin law enforcement told him Benson was killed in the wreck Saturday night. Benson played at Texas from 2001-2004 […]

Greinke gets 200th win, pitches Astros past A’s 4-1

By JANIE McCAULEY OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Zack Greinke threw seven smooth innings for his 200th win, pitching the first-place Houston Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. Alex Bregman had a go-ahead, three-run homer among his four hits to back Greinke, who won his third straight start since […]

Polanco, Twins top Rangers 6-3 for 1st 4-game sweep of Texas

By SCHUYLER DIXON ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Jorge Polanco cleared the bases with a tiebreaking triple in the eighth inning, helping the Minnesota Twins to their first-ever four-game sweep of Texas with a 6-3 victory over the Rangers on Sunday. Polanco’s two-out liner to the gap in right-center field off Emmanuel Clase (0-2) followed the […]

Houston takes 3-game losing streak into matchup with Oakland

By The Associated Press Houston Astros (78-44, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (69-52, second in the AL West) Oakland, California; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Justin Verlander (15-4, 2.82 ERA) Athletics: Tanner Roark (7-8, 4.06 ERA) BOTTOM LINE: Houston enters the game as losers of their last three games. The […]

Twins slug 3 HRs in 13-6 win at Texas, keep AL Central lead

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Baseball Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins keep hitting home runs, and maintaining the slimmest possible lead in the AL Central. Rosario matched his career high with his 27th homer, and like Miguel Sanó went deep for the second game in a row, as the Twins […]

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