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Sports for Friday April 18th, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Kevin Kouzmanoff delivered
again, doubling twice and scoring two runs as the Texas Rangers beat
Seattle Mariners 8-6 Thursday.
Texas lost the opener of the four-game series on Monday night, but
won the last three.
The 32-year-old Kouzmanoff is hitting .414 since joining the Rangers
on April 9 after starting third baseman Adrian Beltre strained his
Kouzmanoff has hit in all eight games in which he has played,
beginning with a pinch-hitting appearance followed by seven straight
starts. Beltre was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.
Robinson Cano homered for the Mariners. He's in a 3-for-18 slump.
KPYN Sports for
Thursday April 17th, 2014
Rangers rally for 2 in 9th to beat Mariners 3-2
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Leonys Martin had a game-winning RBI single
in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers scored two unearned runs in
a two-out rally against Fernando Rodney, beating the Seattle
Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday night in a game that started as a battle
Rodney retired the first two in the ninth before Kevin Kouzmanoff's
single that ricocheted off the glove of sliding shortstop Brad
Miller and dribbled into the outfield. Mitch Moreland drew a walk
before pinch-hitter Donnie Murphy's grounder was fielded by Miller,
whose toss to second base was high and allowed Moreland to slide in
Martin had the winner after Rodney's wild pitch allowed the tying
run to score.
Mariners ace Felix Hernandez struck out nine and had retired 10 in a
row before Martin's leadoff triple in the eighth ended the big
right-hander's night. Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings
for the Rangers.
Rangers' Saunders cuts short bullpen session
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers left-hander Joe Saunders cut
short a bullpen session Wednesday because of pain in his left ankle.
Saunders has been on the disabled list since getting hit by a line
drive in his only start, April 4 at Tampa Bay. An MRI showed only a
The Rangers said Saunders had persistent pain after "he started to
ramp it up" during his session Wednesday. He will try another
bullpen session in a few days.
Right-hander Daniel McCutchen, designated for assignment Monday,
cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock.
Texas also agreed to a minor league contract with Scott Cousins, a
left-handed throwing outfielder they will try to convert to a
pitcher. He played in 135 games for Miami and the Los Angeles Angels
Homer by Moustakas lifts Royals over Astros 6-4
HOUSTON (AP) Mike Moustakas homered in the 11th inning to lift the
Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday
Moustakas has been off to a tough start this season and was hitting
.098 before his solo shot to the seats in right field off Jerome
Williams (0-1) to lead off the 11th.
A small group of Royals fans stood and yelled 'Moooooose' as he
rounded the bases after his first homer this year.
Jarrod Dyson singled and added an insurance run on a fielder's
Danny Duffy (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win and Greg
Holland allowed a hit and a walk in a scoreless 11th for his fifth
Jason Castro and Marc Krauss both had two-run home runs for the
Astros. Heralded Houston prospect George Springer made his major
league debut, batting second and playing right field.
The 24-year-old, who hit 37 homers combined in Double-A and Triple-A
last season, singled and walked, but struck out with one out and a
runner on first in the 11th.
Astros' Springer to make debut
HOUSTON (AP) Highly touted prospect George Springer is making his
major league debut on Wednesday night, batting second and playing
right field for the Houston Astros.
He's the first of a group of top prospects expected to help the
Astros back to respectability after three straight 100-loss seasons.
Springer says: "I have to understand who I am as a player and I
understand what I can do, and just go out there and treat this like
it's any other game ... and try to help the Houston Astros win."
The 24-year-old outfielder had 37 homers and 108 RBIs with 45 stolen
bases combined in Double-A and Triple-A last year. He was off to a
strong start in Triple-A this season, too, hitting .353 with three
homers and nine RBIs.
NEW YORK (AP) The Chicago Cubs were blanked twice on the same day
for the first time since 1962. The New York Yankees turned the
trick, 3-0 and 2-0, with Masahiro Tanaka (mah-sah-HEE'-roh
tah-NAH'-kah) and Michael Pineda turning in fine pitching
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western
Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks
106-105 last night in the regular season finale. Monta Ellis missed
a 17-footer before Conley drew the foul driving to the basket.
Dallas had one last shot. Ellis missed from the top of the key.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Lakers closed their worst season since they
moved to Los Angeles with a 113-100 victory over the San Antonio
Spurs last night. Nick Young scored 16 points to help Los Angeles
close the season with a two-game winning streak. The Spurs had an
opportunity to match their best record but opted to rest in
preparation for defense of their conference title.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans closed out a difficult
season with a crowd pleasing 105-100 victory over the playoff-bound
Houston Rockets last night. It was the second straight victory for
the Pelicans. Troy Daniels hit 6 3s and finished with 22 points for
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in
the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2
playoff seed in the Western Conference, rallying from 10-point
fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-111. Oklahoma
City had lost two straight to put itself in the must-win situation
in the regular-season finale to earn the No. 2 seed.
NEW YORK (AP) The New York Knicks finished their disappointing
season with a 95-92 victory last night over the Toronto Raptors, who
blew a 21-point lead but earned the No. 3 seed in the Eastern
Conference playoffs. Toronto will host the Brooklyn Nets, who fell
to the No. 6 seed, in its playoff opener Saturday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his
NHL playoff debut as the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a
4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars last night. Kyle Palmieri, Ryan
Getzlaf and Mathieu Perreault scored in a dominant first period for
the top-seeded Ducks. Anaheim led 4-0 midway through the second
period before Dallas got rolling in its first playoff game since
PITTSBURGH (AP) Brandon Sutter (SUHT'-ur) scored on a wrist shot
from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the
Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue
Jackets in the opener of the NHL postseason. Penguins goalie
Marc-Andre Fleury (marhk-ahn-dray FLOOR'-ee) overcame some shaky
defense to stop 31 shots. Game 2 is Saturday night.
KPYN Sports for
Wednesday April 16th, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The
NCAA's Legislative Council has approved a proposal to expand the
meal allowance for all athletes. The proposal would allow Division I
schools to provide unlimited meals and snacks to all athletes,
including walk-ons. The measure still must be approved by the board
of directors, which meets April 24.
UNDATED (AP) Syracuse sophomore forward Jerami Grant is entering
the NBA draft after averaging 12.1 points and a team-leading 6.8
rebounds last season. Michigan sophomores Nik Stauskas and Glen
Robinson III also have decided to leave school early for the draft,
but Michigan State forward Brenden Dawson says he'll be back for his
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) California has hired Tennessee's Cuonzo
(KAHN'-zoh) Martin as its men's basketball coach. He replaces Mike
Montgomery, who retired last month after six seasons in Berkeley.
Martin went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee, including a 24-13
mark and an appearance in the regional semifinals of the NCAA
tournament this season.
LAS VEGAS (AP) Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is up and moving
around at a Las Vegas hospital and could go home this weekend after
suffering a heart attack and contracting pneumonia. Tarkanian's
son-in-law, Zafi Diamant, said yesterday that the 83-year-old
Tarkanian was feeling better and has been walking around Valley
Hospital. Doctors determined that Tarkanian did have a heart attack.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The 49ers have signed wide receiver Brandon
Lloyd to a one-year contract. He started his career with the Niners
and played with them through 2005. He then spent time with the
Redskins, Bears, Broncos, Rams and Patriots before sitting out last
HOUSTON (AP) Rookie Yordano Ventura threw seven solid innings for
first major league win to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2
victory over the Houston Astros last night. Omar Infante homered and
drove in two runs for the Royals. Ventura allowed four hits and one
earned run with seven strikeouts in seven innings in his fifth major
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit
back-to-back homers as the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 last
night. Fielder ended a 13-game homerless streak to start the season
with a line drive to right-center field off former Texas first-round
pick Blake Beavan to lead off the second inning. Kouzmanoff went
deep to left two pitches later.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Stephane Robidas realized he might end up
facing his former teammates in the first round of the playoffs when
he was traded from the Dallas Stars to the Anaheim Ducks last month.
Robidas realizes his postseason fate rests on the powerhouse Ducks'
will. Anaheim hosts the Stars in Game 1 tonight.
HOUSTON (AP) Prized prospect George Springer says he will join the
Houston Astros from Triple-A Oklahoma City today. The 24-year-old
outfielder had 37 homers and 108 RBIs with 45 stolen bases combined
in Double-A and Triple-A last year. He was off to a strong start in
Triple-A this season. He's hitting .308 with three homers and eight
In high school baseball
At Tiger Field at Texas High, the Texas High Tigers beat Marshall by
10-run rule 11-1. The Tigers moved into a third place tie with Mount
Pleasant with the win.
At Leopard Field, the North Lamar Panthers beat Liberty-Eylau 14-0.
Brandon Dusenberry pitched a complete game for the Panthers,
striking out 8 of the last 9 Leopard batters.
At Rabbits Field at Atlanta City Park, the Pleasant Grove Hawks beat
the Atlanta Rabbits 2-0.
In Queen City, the Queen City Bulldogs beat Dangerfield 11-1. Cody
Griffin and Cody Henry each had two hits and Chase Norman was the
In Hughes Springs, the Hughes Springs Mustangs beat the Redwater
In Detroit, the Maud Cardinals beat Detroit 10-3.
In girls softball
In Atlanta, the Pleasant Grove Hawks beat the Atlanta Rabbits 11-6.
Avery beat Bloomburg 11-1, James Bowie downed McLeod 10-3 and Queen
City beat Dangerfield 12-2.
KPYN Sports for Tuesday
April 15th, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP)
Mike Zunino homered an inning before adding an RBI single in
Seattle's six-run outburst that included three Texas Rangers errors
and a replay reversal that gave the Mariners a run in their 7-1
victory last night. Roenis Elias worked into the seventh inning with
five strikeouts. The Mariners went ahead to stay in the fifth on
Zunino's solo homer off Colby Lewis.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Rangers have designated right-hander
Daniel McCutchen for assignment to make room on their roster for
Colby Lewis. McCutchen was cut before the series opener against
Seattle last night. Texas selected Lewis' contract from Triple-A
Round Rock. He had gone to major league spring training this year as
a non-roster invitee.
CINCINNATI (AP) Pittsburgh and Cincinnati combined to hit 10 home
runs before their game was suspended by rain with the score tied 7-7
through six innings. Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez hit back-to-back
homers twice for the Pirates, who will pick up the game late this
afternoon in Cincinnati. Devin Mesoraco's solo shot off Bryan Morris
tied it at 7 in the bottom of the sixth and made it the first
10-homer game in the majors since the Tigers and Cubs combined for
11 in 2006.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) The Arkansas baseball team is set to open
a nine-game homestand when the Razorbacks host Stephen F. Austin in
college baseball. UA and SFA will play a single game tonight at Baum
Stadium starting at 6:35 p.m. Arkansas has never lost to Stephen F.
HOUSTON (AP) Chandler Parsons scored 21 points to lift the Houston
Rockets to a 104-98 win over the San Antonio Spurs last night.
Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones added 20 apiece. The victory gave
No. 4 seed Houston home-court advantage in their first-round playoff
series with Portland.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Joe Dumars has stepped down as president
of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons are
going to miss out on their fifth straight post season with a record
of 29-52 with just one game remaining.
UNDATED (AP) Michigan State shooting guard Gary Harris is leaving
school two years early to enter the NBA draft. Harris averaged a
team-high 16.7 points last season to help the Spartans win 29 games,
including the Big Ten tournament championship. Michigan State coach
Tom Izzo (IH'-zoh) told reporters after the season that he would
advise Harris to make the jump to the league if his research led him
to believe Harris would be among the top guards drafted in June.
UNDATED (AP) US swimmer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement
and will take part in an event in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26, with
an eye on possibly competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The last
time the 22-time Olympic medal-winner competed was at the 2012
UNDATED (AP) The Nashville Predators have fired original head
coach Barry Trotz after 15 seasons and a 557-479-160 record. Trotz
was offered a position in the team's hockey operations department
after becoming NHL's longest tenured head coach with one team,
coaching 1,196 games with Nashville. That put him second only to
Greg Popovich of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs for longest active
coaching tenure in the four major sports.
KPYN Sports For Monday
April 14th, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)
Bubba Watson is the Masters champion for the second time in three
years, finishing three shots ahead of third-round co-leader Jordan
Spieth (speeth) and Jonas Blixt. Watson turned a two-shot deficit
into a two-shot lead with birdies on the eighth and ninth holes
while Spieth bogeyed each hole. Watson closed with a 3-under 69 for
an 8-under total.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Martin Perez threw eight scoreless innings
as the Texas Rangers got a series-clinching 1-0 victory over the
Houston Astros yesterday. Perez scattered five hits and walked
three. He struck out two. Alexi Ogando worked a perfect ninth to
convert his first save chance.
LOS ANGELES (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was
arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after
authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening
and threatened that he had a bomb. A police Sgt. said Smith was
randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became
uncooperative with the process. Smith is now involved in three
pending criminal cases.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Phoenix Coyotes ended a seven-game losing
streak with a 2-1 win over the Dallas Stars last night in the season
finale for both teams. The Coyotes wanted desperately to end their
season-worst losing streak. The Coyotes finished two points behind
Dallas in the Western Conference and missed the playoffs for the
second straight season.
Tonight on KPYN 900 AM and 95.5 FM
Rangers vs Mariners 6:30pm pregame 7:05pm first pitch
KPYN Sports for Friday
April 11th, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)
Bill Haas will carry a one-shot lead into the second round of the
Masters, the first major he's ever led. Haas opened with a
4-under-par 68 that puts him one stroke ahead of Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST'-hy-zehn)
and former champs Adam Scott and Bubba Watson. Seven others are two
strokes back, and Phil Mickelson is eight shots off the pace.
DALLAS (AP) The San Antonio Spurs have reduced their magic number
to one for winning the NBA's Western Conference and earning
home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. Patty Mills scored 26
points starting in place of Tony Parker to lead the Spurs past the
Mavericks 109-100 in Dallas. Mills had 11 points and a pair of
steals in the third quarter when the Spurs turned a two-point
deficit into an 11-point lead.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning
has undergone arthroscopic surgery to relieve some lingering
discomfort in the ankle he sprained in the regular season finale
against Washington. The two-time Super Bowl MVP has been rehabbing
the ankle for more than three months, but it is still bothering him.
Manning expects to be able to run in six weeks.
Bielema announces addition to UA football staff
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) University of Arkansas football coach Bret
Bielema has announced an addition the football staff.
Bielema on Thursday said Daniel Bush will join the staff as
assistant recruiting coordinator and director of personnel. Bush has
spent the last three years in player personnel at Alabama
At Alabama, Bush was responsible for daily recruiting efforts and
visits as well as updating the recruiting database and personnel
boards while helping the Crimson Tide sign the nation's No. 1
recruiting class each season. He also assisted in marketing
campaigns and special events for Alabama football.
LAS VEGAS (AP) The UNLV Rebels football team will not be eligible
for the Mountain West championship game or a bowl berth in 2014
after failing to reach the minimum Academic Progress Rate score. The
university says its final appeal to the NCAA subcommittee was denied
and sanctions will be enforced. The sanctions include no postseason
competition, substituting four hours of academics for four hours of
practice time weekly and five days of football-related activities a
week instead of six.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lance Armstrong has given sworn testimony
naming several people he says knew about his performance-enhancing
drug use, insisting he didn't pay anyone or any organization to keep
his doping secret. The previously undisclosed documents were filed
this week as part of the federal whistle-blower lawsuit over his
team's sponsorship by the U.S. Postal Service that could lead to
fines in excess of $100 million.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Adrian Beltre has a mild left quadriceps
strain that will keep him out of the lineup a few days. The Texas
Rangers plan to wait and see if their third baseman can avoid a trip
to the disabled list. Beltre came out of Tuesday's game at Boston
and returned home for the exam and an MRI.
NEW YORK (AP) A minor league pitcher for the Texas Rangers has
been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a
performance-enhancing drug. Double-A lefty Martire Garcia was
penalized yesterday. He tested positive for the banned female
fertility drug Clomiphene. The 24-year-old Garcia had pitched four
scoreless innings for Frisco.
TORONTO (AP) The Houston Astros avoided a three-game sweep by
beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 last night. Robbie Grossman and
Jonathan Villar homered off R.A. Dickey. Dallas Keuchel pitched
seven strong innings for the Astros. Keuchel allowed one run and
five hits, walked two and struck out six.
Schedule of games this weekend on KPYN
Fri Apr 11 Rangers vs Astros 6:30pm pregame 7:05pm first pitch
Sat Apr 12 Rangers vs Astros 6:30pm pregame 7:05pm first pitch
Sun Apr 13 Rangers vs Astros 1:30pm pregame 2:05pm first pitch
KPYN Sports for
Thursday April 10th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) David
Ortiz hit a three-run homer high over the Pesky Pole in the eighth
inning to help the Boston Red Sox rally for a 4-2 victory over the
Texas Rangers yesterday. Ortiz's second homer was heading down the
right-field line before it curled around the pole just 302 feet from
home plate. Andrew Miller earned the victory despite allowing the
Rangers to score the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth.
UNDATED (AP) Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will be
out 6 to 8 weeks after tearing a ligament in his left thumb during
last night's game against Seattle. The 2010 AL MVP was injured
during a headfirst slide into first base in the seventh inning.
Hamilton was placed on the disabled list and could require surgery.
DENVER (AP) Randy Foye scored 24 of his 30 points in the second
half as the Denver Nuggets hung on to beat the Houston Rockets
123-116 last night. Kenneth Faried had 23 points and Timofey Mozgov
added 22 for the Nuggets. Jeremy Lin led eight Houston players in
double figures with 18 points.
UNDATED (AP) The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat have swapped places
atop the NBA's Eastern Conference. The Pacers now have a half-game
lead after Chris Copeland's driving layup with 1.2 seconds remaining
gave them a 104-102 victory at Milwaukee. LeBron James poured in 37
points, but the Heat absorbed a 107-102 loss against a Memphis team
that's trying to keep its postseason hopes alive.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 11 rebounds and
six assists as Oklahoma City beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-101
to move 2 ½ games ahead of the third-place Clippers in the West.
Kevin Durant shot just 8-for-26 but finished with 27 points for the
Thunder. Oklahoma City is three games behind the Western
Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs with four remaining.
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch
Kupchak has agreed to a multiyear contract extension despite the
tea's struggles this season. The Lakers' latest defeat was their
53rd of the season, matching the franchise record set in 1958.
Kupchak has been in the Lakers' front office since 1986 and took
charge of the basketball operations when Jerry West departed in
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson advocated for
college athletes yesterday, saying they deserved to be paid for the
millions of dollars they bring to school coffers. The Minnesota
Vikings running back also took aim at NBA commissioner Adam Silver's
stated desire to require college players to spend two years in
school before declaring for the draft. Peterson said he felt a
kinship with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL') as a
fellow high-profile athlete who generated significant revenues while
he was in school at Oklahoma.
NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has announced that next year's Pro Bowl will
take place on Jan. 25 at the University of Phoenix Stadium before
returning to Hawaii at Aloha Stadium in 2016. The game will remain a
week before the Super Bowl, as it has the last five years. The new
format introduced after last season will be retained.
TORONTO (AP) Brett Lawrie hit a two-run homer as the Toronto Blue
Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-3 on Wednesday night. Alex Presley
hit a two-run homer for the Astros. Steve Delabar got one out in the
ninth but had to leave after he was hit on the lower right leg by
Jose Altuve's liner. Esmil Rogers finished.
DALLAS (AP) The Blue Jackets clinched the second playoff berth in
franchise history with a 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars last
night. Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu added goals to the one
Columbus already had when the makeup game started. The Blue Jackets'
1-0 lead was the score the night the original game was postponed
after Dallas forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench because of
an irregular heartbeat.
CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane says he will
rejoin the team for the NHL playoffs next week, despite wearing a
brace on his injured left knee. Kane was hurt in a game on March 19
and went to the sidelines as the team's leading scorer.
The winner from the nine-horse field will pick up 100 points for the
Road to the Kentucky Derby, increasing the chance of a spot in the
May 3 race in Louisville, Ky.
KPYN Sports for
Wednesday April 9th, 2014
In high school baseball
At Rabbits Field at Atlanta City Park, the Atlanta Rabbits moved
into a 3-way tie for first place with a 6-5 win over Pittsburg.
Garrison McCord drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 7th
In Queen City, The Queen City Bulldogs beat Paul Pewitt 14-2. Cody
Henry had 5 RBIs for the Dogs.
In Redwater, The Redwater Dragons got by The Linden Kildare Tigers
In girls softball
At Atlanta City Park, the Atlanta Lady Rabbits shut out Pittsburg
12-0; 6 Atlanta batters had 2 or more hits.
Rangers' 5-run 3rd sparks 10-7 win over Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) Robinson Chirinos started a five-run third inning with
his first homer of the season and the Texas Rangers won 10-7 as the
Boston Red Sox hit into five double plays Tuesday night.
The Red Sox scored three runs in the ninth against Joakim Soria on
an RBI single by Jonny Gomes and a two-run double by David Ortiz,
but Mike Napoli struck out to end the game.
The Rangers finished with 13 hits, the first time in six games that
they had at least 10. And they were 7 for 15 with runners in scoring
position one night after going 0 for 8 in a 5-1 loss in the opener
of the three-game series.
Boston's five double plays were one fewer than the American League
record for a nine-inning game shared by eight teams. The major
league mark of seven was set by the San Francisco Giants in 1969.
Rangers LHP Harrison feels good in rehab start
FRISCO, Texas (AP) Matt Harrison says his second minor league
rehab start was a step in the right direction as he tries to work
his way back into the Texas Rangers' rotation.
Harrison allowed three hits and one run over 4 2-3 innings Tuesday
for Double-A Frisco. The left-hander struck out three with no walks,
five days after his start in the RoughRiders' season opener was
shortened by rain.
The Rangers' opening day starter in 2013 is penciled in for an April
23 return. He made only two starts last season before two operations
for a herniated disk in his back, then had a setback with neck and
Harrison said the 62-pitch outing was the best he's felt so far in
the rehab process. He is scheduled to make two more rehab starts.
NEW YORK (AP) New York Yankees closer David Robertson has been
placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained groin,
although he doesn't expect to be sidelined more than 15 days.. To
help fill the void the New Yorkers recalled lefty reliever Cesar
Cabral from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Robertson posted two
saves in three games before getting hurt.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City Royals infielder Omar Infante (ihn-FAHN'-tay)
has a sprained jaw after being hit by a Heath Bell pitch during
Monday's win over Tampa Bay. Infante was sent to the University of
Kansas Medical Center, where he also received six stitches to close
a facial cut. The Royals say the second baseman did not sustain a
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Connecticut Huskies are national
champions in women's college basketball for a record ninth time
following a 79-58 rout of previously-unbeaten Notre Dame. Breanna
Stewart paced the Huskies with 21 points and Stefanie Dolson
finished with 17 points, 16 rebounds and six assists. This marks the
second time since 2004 that Connecticut has won both NCAA Division I
basketball titles in the same season.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Dallas Mavericks beat the Utah Jazz 95-83
last night for their fifth consecutive victory. Dirk Nowitzki scored
21 points on 9-of-11 shooting. Dallas shot 56 percent from the field
and had six players score in double figures. Monta Ellis scored 16
points and reserve Vince Carter added 13.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ricky Rubio scored 23 points to lead the
Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-91 victory over the San Antonio
Spurs last night. Kevin Love had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Corey
Brewer scored 14 points. The Timberwolves have beaten Miami and San
Antonio in two of their last three games.
Arkansas' Haydar inks deal to play in Lebanon
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas senior guard Kikko Haydar has
signed a contract to play professional basketball in his home
country of Lebanon after graduation.
The university announced Tuesday that Haydar had signed a three-year
contract to play for Sagesse in Division A in Lebanon. UA says
Haydar will join Sagesse for the playoffs after graduation and his
three-year contract will start the following season.
Haydar spent much of childhood in Fayetteville after his parents
moved to Arkansas to become professors at the University of
Arkansas, where they started the school's Arabic program.
Former Razorback Charles Thomas also plays for Sagesse, based in
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon point guard Joseph Young says he's
returning to the Ducks for his senior season. The 6-foot-2 Young was
the Ducks' leading scorer as they advanced to the NCAA tournament
for the second straight year. He averaged 18.9 points per game and
scored in double figures in 30 of 34 games.
DALLAS (AP) The playoff-chasing Dallas Stars won 3-2 over
Nashville last night to eliminate the Predators from postseason
contention. Tyler Seguin scored in the fourth round of a shootout to
help win the game. Dallas holds the eighth and final playoff spot in
the Western Conference with 89 points.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks have fired
president and general manager Mike Gillis, making the move a day
after the team was eliminated from playoff contention. Gillis took
over the general manager position after the 2007-08 season. The
Canucks advanced to the 2011 Stanley Cup final under Gillis before
losing to Boston, and have been in a steady decline since.
Live today on KPYN 900 AM and 95.5 FM, major league baseball
Rangers @ Red Sox 2:30pm pregame 3:05pm first pitch
KPYN Sports for Tuesday
April 8th, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP)
Connecticut has become the first seventh seed to capture the NCAA
men's basketball tournament. Shabazz Napier had 22 points, six
rebounds, three assists and three steals to lead the Huskies past
Kentucky 60-54 last night in the championship game.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) It's a dream matchup in tonight's NCAA
women's title game. The unbeaten Connecticut Huskies try to finish
with their 40th victory when they take on 37-0 Notre Dame in the
first women's championship pitting two unbeaten teams. The Huskies
will try for a double title for the first time since the UConn men's
and women's teams won it all in 2004.
UNDATED (AP) Former NBA player and coach Michael Curry has been
hired as the men's basketball coach at Florida Atlantic, replacing
Mike Jarvis. Curry coached the Detroit Pistons and took them to the
playoffs in the 2008-09 season, plus has been an assistant in both
Detroit and Philadelphia.
BOSTON (AP) John Lackey pitched seven strong innings as the Boston
Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the
Texas Rangers last night. Lackey allowed an unearned run and five
hits in seven innings five days after giving up two runs over six
innings in a 6-2 win at Baltimore. Chris Capuano pitched the eighth
and Koji Uehara escaped a second-and-third jam in the ninth.
HOUSTON (AP) C.J. Wilson pitched eight solid innings as the Los
Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 9-1 yesterday. Howie Kendrick
and Raul Ibanez each drove in three runs. The Angels took three of
four from Houston after starting the season 0-3.
NEW YORK (AP) Derek Jeter walked off the field a winner in his
final home opener as New York beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2. Jeter
doubled high off the left-field wall and scored on Jacoby Ellsbury's
single in the fifth and was cheered every step of the way by an
adoring crowd of 48,142 in the Yankees' 112th opener in New York.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff
Gordon during extra laps after a late caution yesterday in a
rain-delayed race at Texas. Logano became the seventh different
winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season. Brad Keselowski
missed a chance to become the season's first two-time winner when he
was penalized for speeding on pit road.
Atlanta vs Pittsburg pregame 5:30pm First pitch 6pm
Rangers @ Red Sox 4:30pm pre-game 5:10pm first pitch