KPYN Sports 5/22/13
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie Dan Straily pitched seven
scoreless innings last night to lead the Oakland Athletics
past the Texas Rangers 1-0. Yoenis Cespedes homered to
provide the A's only run. Rangers starter Yu Darvish took
the loss despite striking out five batters over six innings
HOUSTON (AP) — George Kottaras drew a bases-loaded walk to
drive in the go-ahead run last night as the Kansas City
Royals rallied to beat the Houston Astros 7-3. Alex Gordon
added three hits and Alcides Escobar had two RBIs for the
Royals, who snapped a four-game skid. Jimmy Paredes hit a
three-run homer for the Astros.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker had 15 points and 18 assists
last night as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis
Grizzlies 93-89 in overtime to take a 2-0 lead in the
Western Conference finals. Tim Duncan added 17 points for
the Spurs, including the first six points of overtime. The
Grizzlies erased a 13-point deficit in the final minutes,
finishing the game on a 15-2 run. Game 3 is Saturday in
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo
will miss at least three weeks of workouts after a procedure
to remove a cyst from his back. The team says Romo underwent
the procedure last month and could return for the mandatory
minicamp that starts June 11th. Romo signed a six-year, $108
million contract extension in March.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Hunter Melton hit a three-run homer and
had an RBI single to help Texas A&M defeat Florida 6-3 on
Tuesday in the Aggies' first appearance in the SEC baseball
tournament. A&M starter Daniel Mengden (8-3) overcame two
balks and a wild pitch to go the distance, throwing 117
pitches. Texas A&M will face top-seeded Vanderbilt today at
This afternoon, on KPYN AM/FM, we will take you to Rangers
Ballpark at Arlington as Texas looks to avoid being swept
for the first time this season. Our pre-game show begins at
12:30, followed by the first pitch at 1:05.
KPYN Sports 5/21/13
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Seth Smith homered and scored three
times last night as the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas
Rangers 9-2. A's starter Bartolo Colon earned his first win
in nearly a month after allowing two runs and striking out
three in seven innings. Jurickson Profar drove in both of
the Rangers' runs.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have designated
39-year-old pitcher Derek Lowe for assignment to make room
for Josh Lindblom, who made his first career big league
start against Oakland last night. Lowe has allowed 13 runs
in 13 innings since making the Rangers out of training camp.
HOUSTON (AP) — Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer last
night as the Houston Astros edged the Kansas City Royals
6-5. Jason Castro added a solo shot to help Astros starter
Dallas Keuchel earned his first win of the season. Royals
pitcher Jeremy Guthrie allowed six runs and eight hits in
five innings of work.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs will try to go up
2-0 tonight in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals
against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Spurs beat the Grizzlies
105-83 in Game 1 on Sunday. After a dismal performance to
open the series, Memphis power forward Zach Randolph pointed
out yesterday that even Muhammad Ali got knocked down and
was able to get back up.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans safety Ed Reed and linebacker
Brian Cushing will miss all of the team's organized team
activities, which began yesterday. Coach Gary Kubiak says
Reed is doing "really well" as he recovers from hip surgery.
And Cushing says he has no restrictions on his left knee,
but coaches are playing it safe.
Ninth-seeded Texas A&M takes on eighth-seeded Florida this
afternoon in an elimination game in the opening round of the
SEC tournament. The winner of today’s game will face
top-seeded Vanderbilt tomorrow.
The Atlanta Lady Rabbs dominated the 13-3A softball awards,
taking down almost every top-honor. Ashlyn Dodson was named
the league’s Most Valuable Player, Caroline Cullins the
Offensive Player of the year, Jaci Cullins Pitcher of the
Year and Casi Blackburn and her assistants were named Staff
of the Year. To top it off, Lanee Oliver with teammates Lexi
Oliver and Lauren Rutland were named to the 13-3A First
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM, the Texas Rangers look to get back
on the horse against Oakland. We will hand it over to Eric
Nadel for the pre-game show at 6:30, followed by the first
pitch at 7:05.
KPYN Sports 5/20/13
Woods Youth Soccer Association instructors teach AES
students the basics to promote summer soccer camp.
Caleb James, Kailon Carnley, Stephanie Molina, Owen ?,
Declan O'Shae, Ben Williams, Aaron Solomon, Jhonatan Morales
Bottom Row Carley Blaydes, Russel Limbrick, Kadence
Kesterson, Jaden Earnest, Avery Whitlow, Daija Maldonado
When the wind is blowing out at the Ballpark in Arlington,
there is no place like home. The Rangers defeated the Tigers
11-8 last night in a slugfest. Two of the best in the
American League combined for 31 hits, including four
homeruns. Miguel Cabrera continued his hot hitting for the
Tigers, belting three homeruns and accounting for five RBI.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have placed second
baseman Ian Kinsler on the 15-day disabled list because of
bruised ribs. Kinsler is hitting .302 with seven home runs,
20 RBIs and 24 runs scored in 40 games for the AL West
leaders. The Rangers have called up top prospect Jurickson
Profar from Round Rock before last night’s game and he will
likely make his major league debut tonight against Oakland.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Locke allowed three hits over seven
innings yesterday to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 1-0
win over the Houston Astros. Pedro Alvarez homered for the
Pirates, who won for the eighth time in 10 games. Astros
starter Lucas Harrell took the loss despite giving up just
one run in seven innings.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker scored 20 points and Kawhi
Leonard added 18 yesterday as the San Antonio Spurs topped
the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83 in Game 1 of the Western
Conference finals. Danny Green had 16 points for the Spurs,
who raced out to a 17-point lead in the first quarter. Game
2 is tomorrow night in San Antonio.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Sang-Moon Bae won the Byron Nelson
Championship yesterday for his first PGA Tour title. The
26-year-old Bae beat Keegan Bradley by two strokes after
blowing a four-stroke lead. Bradley was trying to become the
Nelson's first wire-to-wire winner since Tom Watson in 1980.
Undefeated Hughes Springs (31-0) will play Grandview in the
Region II-2A semifinals after sweeping Edgewood in the
regional quarterfinals. Game 1 will be Thursday at Van High
School, if the field is available. Game 2 and possible Game
3 details are to be determined.
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM, the Texas Rangers continue their
homestand as the Oakland A’s pay a visit to the Lone Star
State. We’ll take you to the Ballpark in Arlington at 6:30
for the pre-game show, followed by the first pitch at 7:05
KPYN Sports 5/17/13
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Geovany Soto hit a three-run homer
last night as the Texas Rangers powered past the Detroit
Tigers 10-4. Nelson Cruz also homered for the Rangers, who
rocked Tigers ace Justin Verlander for eight runs in less
than three innings of work. Don Kelly and Jhonny Peralta
both hit solo shots for the Tigers.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros called news conference yesterday
amid reports that a son of Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan has
been chosen to be Houston's next president. Reid Ryan is the
CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, which owns two minor league
teams. Ryan will take over the position that was left vacant
when George Postolos resigned on Monday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs advanced to the
Western Conference Finals after defeating the Golden State
Warriors 94-82 in Game 6 last night. Tim Duncan had 19
points and Kawhi Leonard scored 16 for the Spurs. San
Antonio opens the conference finals at home against the
Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.
Dirk Nowitzki plans to take a huge pay cut after next season
to help lure free agents and keep the Dallas Mavericks
competitive. Nowitzki gave the Mavs a hometown discount on
his current contract, signing a four-year, $80 million deal
instead of taking the maximum of $96 million. Nowitzki is
fifth on the all-time earnings list at over $202 million.
The Dallas Cowboys released guard D.J. Hall. The team signed
defensive end Anthony Hargrove to a one-year contract today.
Hall, a former 3rd round pick started 25 games in 102
appearances for the Cowboys. Hargrove, who has played for
five teams in seven seasons, did not play in 2012 after
being cut by the Packers.
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM, the Rangers look to continue their
winning ways against the Detroit Tigers tonight in
Arlington. We’ll take you to the Ballpark at 6:30 for the
pre-game show, followed by the first pitch at 7:05.
KPYN Sports 5/16/13
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer
yesterday as the Texas Rangers defeated the Oakland
Athletics 6-2. Rangers starter Alexi Ogando didn't allow a
hit until the sixth inning en route to his first career win
against Oakland. A's pitcher Dan Straily was rocked for five
runs in four-plus innings.
DETROIT (AP) — Brandon Barnes caught Miguel Cabrera's
bases-loaded drive against the wall for the final out
yesterday to secure the Houston Astros' 7-5 victory over the
Detroit Tigers. J.D. Martinez and Carlos Corporan both
homered as the Astros avoided the season sweep. Matt
Tuiasosopo had three hits and an RBI for Detroit.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs will try to
advance to the Western Conference finals tonight with a win
over the Golden State Warriors. The Spurs lead the
semifinals 3-2 after beating the Warriors 109-91 on Tuesday
night. San Antonio has won 11 of 12 best-of-seven series
when leading 3-2.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU defensive end Devonte Fields
has been suspended for the first two games of the 2013
season due to an unspecified policy violation. Coach Gary
Patterson announced the suspension of the Big 12 defensive
player of the year yesterday. Fields will miss games against
LSU and Southeastern Louisiana.
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM, Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers
play host to Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers. We
will head to Arlington for the pre-game show at 6:30
followed by the first pitch, set for 7:05.