KPYN Sports for Thursday July 24th, 2014
Jerry Jones: Garrett not coaching for job
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Jerry Jones doesn't like to repeat his good
sound bites, so he found a new way to say Jason Garrett isn't
coaching for his job.
The Dallas Cowboys owner said Wednesday it wasn't a "make or break"
season for Garrett, a year after opening training camp by declaring
that last season wouldn't be "Armageddon" for his coach if the
once-proud franchise missed the playoffs again.
The Cowboys have identical endings to all three full seasons under
Garrett, losing to NFC East rivals to finish 8-8 and miss the
This time, Garrett is in the final year of his contract. While he's
not talking extension, Jones also isn't talking change.
Dallas has its first camp practice Thursday.
Yankees top Rangers 2-1 in rain-shortened game
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer off All-Star
ace Yu Darvish, and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 2-1
Wednesday night in a rain-shortened game called in the fifth inning
under bizarre circumstances.
David Phelps pitched out of a jam just before the storm, and
Francisco Cervelli doubled twice to help the Yankees win for the
fifth time in six games on a 10-game homestand following the
New York has taken two of the first three in a four-game series that
ends Thursday afternoon.
Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) — The first-place Detroit Tigers have reinforced the
back end of their shaky bullpen, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from
the Texas Rangers for minor league pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey
The trade was completed Wednesday night during Texas' rain-shortened
loss to the New York Yankees. Soria says he was informed of the deal
during the delay at Yankee Stadium.
Soria is 1-3 with a 2.70 ERA and 17 saves in 19 chances. Detroit has
been looking to upgrade a relief corps that ranked 12th out of 15
American League teams with a 4.37 ERA.
Soria moves from the last-place Rangers to the AL Central-leading
Tigers and gets reunited with the closer he replaced in Texas this
season. Joe Nathan, a Rangers reliever from 2012-13, has a 5.89 ERA
and 20 saves in 25 tries this year for Detroit.
The trade was first reported by Scout.com and FOXSports.com.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes homered twice before leaving
with an apparent right thumb injury as the Oakland Athletics held
off the Houston Astros 9-7 last night. The two-time reigning Home
Run Derby champion hit a three-run drive in the second inning and a
two-run shot in the fourth off Brad Peacock for his 15th and 16th
homers this season. Cespedes snapped a 25-game skid.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays ran their winning streak to
seven by blanking the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0. Alex Cobb and two
relievers combined on the five-hit shutout. The Rays have won 25 of
36 and are 13-4 in July.
SEATTLE (AP) — The 41-year-old Bartolo Colon (bar-TOH'-loh koh-LOHN')
came within seven outs of a perfect game as he retired the first 20
batters in the New York Mets' 3-2 win at Seattle. Colon finally gave
up a single to Robinson Cano (kan-OH') and improved his overall mark
to 9-8 this season and 13-1 all-time at Safeco Field.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado ended its seven-game slide by holding off the
Washington Nationals 6-4 as Jorge De La Rosa improved his record to
11-6. De La Rosa, who is 42-14 lifetime at Coors Field, outpitched
Washington's Stephen Strasburg, who fell to 7-8.
PHOENIX (AP)— Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Austin Jackson a
three-run double and the Detroit Tigers roughed up the Arizona
Diamondbacks 11-5 in a slugfest at Chase Field. Each team rapped out
13 hits as the AL Central-leading Tigers built an early 7-0 lead
after four innings against Trevor Cahill, who fell to 1-7.
Mavs void deal for Rashard Lewis over knee issue
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have voided the contract of
Rashard Lewis because the free agent forward needs surgery on his
President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said Wednesday the
team discovered the need for surgery during a physical. Lewis had
signed a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of $1.4 million.
The 34-year-old Lewis spent the past two seasons mostly coming off
the bench in Miami. He averaged 4.5 points last season. He was
expected to back up Dirk Nowitzki at power forward.
Lewis has played 16 seasons since skipping college to enter the
draft and going 32nd overall to Seattle in 1998. He has career
averages of 14.9 points and 5.2 rebounds.
Mavericks' Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case
NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton has
pleaded guilty in his New York gun case. He took a plea deal that
involves admitting a felony but spares him jail.
Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted criminal possession of
a weapon under an agreement prosecutors outlined last month. He was
sentenced to 500 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine.
Felton was arrested in February. Authorities said his estranged
wife's lawyer brought a loaded semi-automatic handgun to a police
precinct and said it was his.
Felton was charged under a state law that bans many large-capacity
ammunition magazines. Prosecutors said Felton's could hold about 20
Felton was then with the New York Knicks. He was traded to Dallas
The NBA has said it's monitoring the case.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Testimony has ended in the trial to determine
whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles
Clippers. Closing arguments are set for Monday before the judge
decides whether Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 billion to
former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
WNBA veteran Becky Hammon retiring after season
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Stars veteran Becky Hammon will
retire after the season, her 16th in the WNBA.
The Stars said Wednesday that the team's all-time leader in assists,
points per game and three-point field goals made has left an
indelible mark on the league. The 37-year-old Hammon is a six-time
All-Star who ranks seventh in history in total points, second in
three-point field goals made, fourth in assists, sixth in games
played and first in free-throw percentage.
The former Colorado State star signed with the New York Liberty
after going unpicked in the 1999 WNBA Draft. She helped guide New
York to six playoff appearances, and with the Stars reached the
finals only to fall to Detroit in 2008.
PREMIER LEAGUE-MOVIE THEATERS
US movie theaters to show Premier League games
NEW YORK (AP) — Movie theaters around the U.S. will show live
English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings.
The simulcasts will start with the opening of the Premier League
season Aug. 16. Thirty-three theaters in California, Colorado,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New
Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington are
currently scheduled to take part.
The deal was announced Wednesday by Fathom Events and NBC Sports
Group, which broadcasts the Premier League in the U.S.
ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Mudsummer Classic
on Wednesday night on the dirt at Eldora Speedway for his second
Camping World Truck Series victory of the year. Wallace took the
lead from Kyle Larson on the final restart on the half-mile oval and
held on for his third career series victory.
KPYN Sports for Wednesday July 23rd, 2014
UNDATED (AP) — Chase Headley hit a game-winning single in the
14th inning to give New York a 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers
last night. Derek Jeter broke Lou Gehrig's franchise record for
doubles. The Yankees won an unlikely pitching duel after both rookie
starters entered with a 5.10 ERA.
NEW YORK (AP)— The New York Yankees, trying to boost their anemic
offense, acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego
Padres for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league
pitcher Rafael De Paula. The move paid immediate dividends when
Headley drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 14th inning of
the Yankees' 2-1 victory over Texas.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — L.J. Hoes homered with one out in the top of
the 12th as the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 last
night for their first win in four tries at the Coliseum this year.
The Astros also earned their first three-game winning streak against
the A's in franchise history. Hoes connected off Fernando Abad.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Baseball commissioner Bud Selig (SEE'-lihg) says
he's "anxious" to look at the recommendations of a team of top
orthopedists who are studying the uptick in elbow injuries among
pitchers. A handful of experts, including Dr. James Andrews and New
York Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, are putting
together a report to help baseball address the rash of
reconstructive Tommy John surgeries.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and
the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies. The first openly gay player
drafted in the NFL says he's enthusiastic about the challenge of
training camp and has dropped 13 pounds in the last month to get
ready for the experience, weighing in at 257.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Cisco running back Mason Reed scored on a 3-yard
run with 11 minutes left to play as the North beat the South 13-7 in
the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star football game.
Reed broke a 7-7 tie with his run yesterday in San Antonio. Jake
Parker's 17-yard touchdown catch just before halftime opened the
North scoring. The performance earned him Offensive Most Valuable
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has
filed a new lawsuit in his attempt to keep the team and derail a
potential $2 billion sale. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles
County Superior Court names estranged wife Shelly Sterling, the NBA
and Commissioner Adam Silver, saying they committed fraud and
violated corporate law in their attempt to sell the team to former
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
KPYN Sports for Tuesday July 22nd, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Miles Mikolas earned his first win as a starter
last night to lead the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the
sloppy New York Yankees. Texas got run-scoring singles from Geovany
Soto, Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo to go ahead in only its third
win in 17 July games. Adrian Beltre drove in the Rangers' first run
with a fielder's choice in the third inning.
DENVER (AP) — Ian Desmond enjoyed his second career 5-for-5 night
and hit a two-run home run in leading the Washington Nationals past
Colorado 7-2. The Nationals victory, combined with Atlanta's 3-1
loss to Miami in 10 innings, moved Washington one game ahead of
Atlanta in the NL East race.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale improved to 9-1 in his first outing since
the All-Star break and Adam Dunn had two RBIs and scored a run in
the Chicago White Sox' 3-1 victory over slumping Kansas City. The
Royals held a team meeting before the game but lost their fourth
straight and seventh in their last eight games.
TORONTO (AP) — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has passed Boston great
Carl Yastrzemski (yah-STREM'-skee) on baseball's career home run
chart with two homers in Boston's 14-1 victory over Toronto. One
inning after matching Yastrzemski with No. 452 on Monday night,
Ortiz connected again to take over sole possession of 36th place on
the all-time list.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu (hee-YUHN'-jihn YOO) won his 11th
game, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles
Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2. Ryu joined Zack Greinke and
Clayton Kershaw in making the Dodgers the first team in the majors
with three 11-game winners.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys waived defensive tackle
Chris Whaley and signed receiver Dezmon Briscoe and tight end Dallas
Walker yesterday. Whaley signed as an undrafted free agent in May.
Briscoe was a sixth-round pick by Cincinnati in 2010 and landed on
Tampa Bay's practice squad after getting released.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have placed nose tackle
John Jenkins on the physically unable to perform list just days
before the start of training camp. Jenkins hasn't practiced this
offseason because of a pectoral injury.
DENVER (AP) — Broncos safety T.J. Ward is scheduled to be in court
for charges stemming from an incident at a strip club.
Ward faces misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges for
allegedly throwing a glass mug at a female bartender May 10 at PT's
All Nude Club. Ward's hearing in Denver County Court is scheduled
for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The 27-year-old Ward signed a four-year, $22.5 million deal with
Denver this spring. He is coming off a Pro Bowl season in Cleveland,
where he also earned second-team All-Pro honors last year.
Ward is a major component of Denver's defensive makeover this
offseason following the AFC champions' loss to the Seattle Seahawks
in the Super Bowl.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Marcell Dareus' attorney says the Buffalo
Bills' defensive tackle has agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse
program in a bid to have felony drug charges in Alabama dismissed.
Dareus, who is from Alabama, was arrested and charged with
possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after
being stopped by a state trooper on May 5.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M defensive lineman Gavin
Stansbury has left the team to focus on what coach Kevin Sumlin
calls "personal issues." Stansbury had been a star on last season's
Aggie defensive front, playing in 10 games and recording 47 total
tackles and three sacks.
KPYN Sports Radio 1400 Sports for Monday July 21st, 2014
HOYLAKE, England (AP)— Rory McIlroy went wire-to-wire in
capturing his first British Open with a final-round 71 for a
17-under 271 finish, two shots ahead of Sergio Garcia and Rickie
Fowler. The 25-year-old McIlroy picked up the third leg of a career
Grand Slam. If he wins the Masters next year, he would become just
the sixth player to win all four of golf's majors.
TORONTO (AP) — Melky Cabrera hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh
inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 9-6
yesterday. Cabrera drove in three runs and finished 3 for 5 as the
Blue Jays won their first series since sweeping a two-game set
against Milwaukee on July 1-2. He also made a great catch on a
sinking liner by Adam Rosales in the sixth.
CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Dominguez hit a two-run homer and a tiebreaking
RBI double as the Houston Astros clinched an 11-7 win over the
Chicago White Sox yesterday. Daniel Webb allowed RBI doubles in the
seventh to Dominguez and L.J. Hoes. Marwin Gonzalez followed with a
two-run single. Dominguez had three hits and four RBIs.
CHICAGO (AP) — Houston outfielder George Springer sat out the
Astros' 11-7 win over the Chicago White Sox because of soreness in
his right quad and knee. Astros manager Bo Porter said that Springer
was available off the bench yesterday but wasn't needed. Springer
will receive treatment the next two days.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics improved baseball's
best record to 61-37 with a 10-2 rout of the AL East-leading
Baltimore Orioles. The A's remain a game and a-half ahead of the
L.A. Angels, who posted their major league-leading 30th
come-from-behind victory with a 6-5 win over the Seattle Mariners.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez delivered a run-scoring go-ahead
hit in the top of the ninth to give the L.A. Dodgers a 4-3 victory
over St. Louis. That victory moves the Dodgers into a tie with the
Giants in the NL West and also creates a tie at the top of the NL
Central between the Cardinals and Brewers.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Odrisamer Despaigne (dehs-PAHN'-yay) of the
San Diego Padres lost a no-hit bid with two outs in the eighth
inning when Daniel Murphy of the New York Mets doubled before the
Padres rallied for a 2-1 victory. The Padres, who have never thrown
a no-hitter in their 46-year franchise history.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It might be a little late, but the Tampa Bay Rays
are moving up in the AL East race. James Loney had two hits and two
RBIs, and Chris Archer won consecutive decisions for the first time
this season as Tampa Bay topped Minnesota 5-3 for its fifth straight
win to move within three games of AL East-leading Baltimore.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The probate trial on the future of the Los
Angeles Clippers is resuming Monday.
The trial is dealing with whether a deal negotiated by Donald
Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is
authorized under a Sterling family trust.
Sterling agreed to the sale but then tried to revoke consent in
spite of a signed letter instructing his wife Shelly Sterling to
sell for the highest price she could get.
The court action to resolve the matter has been under way since last
month but was in recess for a week.
With three days of hearings ahead, Donald Sterling's lawyers
suggested they would call the battling couple back to the witness
stand separately to address unanswered questions.
Pats get some insurance for Gronk
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Three days before training camp opens, the
New England Patriots have signed veteran tight end Nate Byham. The
26-year-old Byham spent the past two seasons with Tampa Bay after
his first two seasons with San Francisco.
The Patriots have been seeking depth at tight end going into
training camp. Rob Gronkowski was a limited participant in minicamp
last month as he continued his comeback from a season-ending knee
injury last year.
KPYN Sports for Friday July 18th, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have recalled opening
day catcher J.P. Arencibia (ar-ehn-SEE'-bee-uh) from Triple-A Round
Rock and may use him at first base. The team also activated catcher
Geovany Soto, who had been on the 60-day disabled list since tearing
cartilage in his right knee late in spring training. The Rangers
made roster room by designating first baseman Carlos Pena for
The Texas Rangers return to action tonight after the all star break
and they open a 7 game road trip against the American league east
with game one of a 3-game series vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. You can
listen to the Rangers at the Blue Jays tonight live on KPYN 900 AM
and 95.5 FM, first pitch at 6:07 p.m.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers had become accustomed to
coming out of the All-Star break looking for moves to bolster a
playoff chase. The Rangers are now on pace for 90 losses or more.
They'll finish with 90 losses if they go 34-33 the rest of the way.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed guard Devin
Harris. ESPN reported Harris got a $16.5 million, four-year deal.
Harris played for Dallas on a one-year, $3 million deal last season.
He originally had a $9 million, three-year deal. It was scuttled by
a toe injury that forced him to miss the first half of the season.
UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details says the Los
Angeles Lakers have claimed 12-year veteran Carlos Boozer after he
was waived by the Chicago Bulls via the amnesty clause. Boozer
averaged 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Bulls last season,
both below his career averages of 16.6 points and 9.8 rebounds. He
will join a Lakers team that has already signed fellow power
forwards Jordan Hill and Ed Davis.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) — The second round of the British Open is
underway at Royal Liverpool. The field is chasing Rory McIlroy, who
fired a 6-under 66 yesterday for a one-shot edge over Italy's Matteo
Manassero. Tiger Woods was three shots back through 18 holes, and
defending champ Phil Mickelson was eight shots off the pace.
2 Razorbacks named to Doak Walker award watch list
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Razorback running backs Jonathan
Williams and Alex Collins have been named as preseason candidates
for the 2014 Doak Walker Award.
The award is named after three-time All-America running back Doak
Walker of SMU and is presented each year to the nation's top college
Collins is a sophomore who was named the Southeastern Conference
Freshman of the year last season after rushing for 1,026 yards and
Williams is a junior who ran for 900 yards and four touchdowns last
season and was named an honorable mention to the College Football
News All-Sophomore team.
Semifinalists for the award will be announced Nov. 18 and the
finalists will be named on Nov. 24. The winner will be announced on
SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference players have mostly been
content to let league administrators and coaches take up the
drumbeat for NCAA reform.
Not that they're complaining.
Players at SEC Media Days this week were mostly pleased about the
trend toward a few more perks — including scholarships that would
offer full cost of attendance. They also admit they've already got
it pretty good.
SEC commissioner Mike Slive has even said the Big Five conferences
could break away from the NCAA if players aren't compensated more
The life of major college football players and coaches could change
drastically once the NCAA and Big Five conferences are done
revamping the current system.
Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel says players aren't starving but
"it would be nice to receive a little more compensation."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An attorney for Lance Armstrong says the
cyclist talked with investigators recently about doping in the
sport's past. Elliot Peters told The Associated Press that Armstrong
set up the meeting and sat for questions for seven hours on May 22
in Northern Virginia, and described the session as a "very good
meeting." The probe has been expected to center on the International
Cycling Union's handling of doping in the late 1990s and early
2000s, especially its links with Armstrong.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) — Italian Vincenzo Nabili will wear the
leader's yellow jersey into the 13th stage of the Tour de France
today, a grueling, 122-mile mountain trek that will put competitors
in the French Alps . He holds a 2 minute, 23 second lead over
Australian Richie Porte. Norway's Alexander Kristoff was the winner
of the 12th stage, which covered 115 miles.
KPYN Sports for Thursday July 17th, 2014
Dallas Cowboys release backup QB Kyle Orton
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Quarterback Kyle Orton has been released by the
The expected move Wednesday came after Tony Romo's backup skipped
all the offseason workouts amid reports Orton was considering
The Cowboys report to training camp in California next week.
Orton was fined about $70,000 for failing to report during the
offseason and missing the mandatory minicamp in June. The move saves
Dallas about $3.25 million this season, but will cost the team about
that amount on the salary cap over the next two seasons.
Brandon Weeden takes over as Romo's backup. Weeden, Cleveland's
first-round draft pick in 2012, signed with the Cowboys in March and
worked with the first team during the offseason while Romo continued
his recovery from back surgery.
Bielema: Uptempo dangers fact not fiction
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Bret Bielema once again faced SEC media days
questions about his aversion to uptempo offenses.
The Arkansas coach says he hasn't softened his stance that they are
hazardous to defenders because that would mean backing off on
protecting his players.
Earlier Wednesday, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said the fears about
fast-paced systems are "fiction." Pinkel says he doesn't "buy the
health issue in any way."
The Razorbacks will have to face Auburn's hurry-up offense in their
Aug. 30 opener.
Arkansas is trying to rebound from a winless SEC season. Bielema
sees plenty of positive signs from his players off the field, from
academics to behavior.
He says quarterback Brandon Allen has had one of the best offseasons
Bielema has "ever seen a positional player have, let alone a
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has reinstated a highly regarded
defensive back from Miami who last month broke the jaw of a Lady
Raiders basketball player. Tech athletics says Nigel Bethel II will
return to the team but will sit out the first three games of his
first season. Berthel punched Amber Battle her during a pickup
basketball game at the campus recreation center and was dismissed
from the football program the next day.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alabama and Southern California are set for
their first regular-season matchup since some storied games in the
1970s. The Crimson Tide and the Trojans will play in the 2016
Cowboys Classic in Arlington. The Labor Day weekend season opener at
the Dallas Cowboys' stadium will be held in September 2016.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baylor senior quarterback Bryce Petty and TCU
defensive end Devonte Fields are the Big 12 preseason players of the
year. Petty passed for 4,200 yards and 32 touchdowns while setting
17 school records last season as the Bears won their first Big 12
title and played in their only BCS bowl. Fields had four tackles
without a sack while playing only three games before a foot injury.
Fulmer, Mack Brown added to Broyles committee
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former coaches Mack Brown of Texas and
Phillip Fulmer of Tennessee have been named to the selection
committee for the Broyles Award, which is given annually to the top
assistant coach in college football.
The Little Rock Rotary Club announced the addition Wednesday. The
panel includes former coaches Vince Dooley of Georgia, Hayden Fry of
Iowa and Barry Switzer of Oklahoma, among others.
Brown coached Texas to a national title in 2006 and Fulmer led
Tennessee to one in 1998. Both also have had assistant coaches win
the Broyles Award: Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis in 2005
and Tennessee offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe in 1998.
The award is named after longtime Arkansas coach Frank Broyles, who
had 24 assistants become head coaches.
This year's winner will be announced Dec. 9.
Royals acquire RHP Jason Frasor from Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have acquired veteran
reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers for Triple-A
right-hander Spencer Patton.
The trade was made Wednesday, the same day Patton was scheduled to
participate in the Triple-A All-Star game. The Rangers will assign
him to Triple-A Round Rock.
Frasor was 1-1 with a 3.34 ERA in 38 appearances this season, his
second in Texas. He spent nine seasons with Toronto (2004-12),
returning to the Blue Jays after being traded to the White Sox in
July 2011 and finishing that season in Chicago.
Patton is 4-3 with a 4.08 ERA and 14 saves in 34 relief appearances
for Triple-A Omaha this season. He has 60 strikeouts in 46 1-3
innings while holding opponents to a .161 batting average.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) — The 143rd edition of the British Open is
underway at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. Masters winner
Bubba Watson and U.S. Open champ Martin Kaymer (KY'-mur) are seeking
their second major title of the year. Reigning British Open champ
Phil Mickelson tees off later today.
Wizards get C Blair in deal with Dallas
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards have acquired center DeJuan
Blair in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks.
The 6-foot-7 Blair averaged 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 78 games
in his only season with Dallas. He spent his first four seasons with
San Antonio and has career averages of 7.5 points and 5.6 rebounds.
Dallas obtained the rights to Emir Preldzic in Tuesday's trade. The
6-9 Preldzic was selected by Phoenix with the 57th overall pick in
the 2009 draft.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lance Stephenson has joined the Charlotte
Hornets after four seasons with the Indiana Pacers. A person
familiar with the contract says Stephenson has agreed to a
three-year, $27 million deal with the Michael Jordon-led team, a
package that includes a team option for the third season. Stephenson
averaged 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists a game for the
Pacers last season.
UNDATED (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder say they have signed
free-agent guard Anthony Morrow, who averaged career-highs of 10.4
points and 2 1/2 rebounds for New Orleans last season. Brandon Rush
is back with the Golden State Warriors after accepting a two-year
contract. And a person with knowledge of the situation tells The
Associated Press that Heat free agent James Jones will be joining
LeBron James with the Cavaliers.
KPYN Sports for Wednesday July 16th, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter went 2-for-2 with a double and a
run scored in his first All-Star game to help the American League
beat the National League 5-3 in Minnesota. Mike Trout took MVP
honors by hitting an RBI triple in the first inning before snapping
a 3-3 with a run-scoring double in the fifth. Miguel Cabrera smacked
a two-run homer to help the AL overcome a pair of RBI doubles by
AP source: Cowboys releasing backup QB Orton
UNDATED (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are releasing Kyle Orton after
their backup quarterback missed all the offseason workouts amid
reports he was considering retirement.
A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on
Tuesday that the Cowboys were cutting ties with Orton slightly more
than a week before the start of training camp. The person spoke on
condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the
The 31-year-old Orton started the finale last year after Tony Romo
injured his back a week earlier. The Cowboys lost to Philadelphia,
their third straight season-ending defeat against an NFC East rival
with a playoff berth on the line.
The new backup is likely to be Brandon Weeden. Cleveland's
first-round draft pick in 2012.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham
have agreed to a multiyear contract. Graham skipped all of the
Saints' voluntary and mandatory practices and workouts, and
challenged the NFL's franchise tag process through arbitration
before losing. The NFL Players Association filed a grievance,
contending Graham was used as a wide receiver often enough to
qualify for the more lucrative receiver tag, worth about $5 million
a year more than the $7 million tag for a tight end.
Ex-NFL player in California court on rape charges
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper, who is
facing sexual assault allegations in several states, is returning to
court in California.
Sharper is scheduled to appear today in a Los Angeles court, where
he's charged with drugging and raping two women last year after
meeting them at a West Hollywood nightclub.
The judge and attorneys will be setting a date for a preliminary
hearing to determine whether Sharper should stand trial.
Another hearing is then scheduled on Sharper's extradition to
Arizona, where prosecutors are alleging he drugged and sexually
assaulted three women.
He's also been investigated for alleged sexual assaults in
Louisiana, Nevada and Florida. He has denied the allegations.
The 38-year-old Sharper played for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota
Vikings and New Orleans Saints in a 14-year career.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas area is expected to see more than 60,000
out-of-state fans and $300 million in spending when it hosts the new
college football championship game. The Texas Comptroller's Office
projected the economic impact when it approved a major events trust
fund for the January game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The trust
fund is anticipated revenue set aside to help pay for expenses.
Aggies Sumlin can't escape Manziel questions
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin didn't shed much
light on the competition to replace star quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Sumlin's first podium question Tuesday at Southeastern Conference
media days was about, What's it like to not have Manziel?
He'd already tried to head off question about the competition
between sophomore Kenny Hill and highly touted freshman Kyle Allen.
That question will be answered on the field not at a podium before
hundreds of reporters.
The challenge remains. The Aggies must replace three NFL first-round
picks, including the 2012 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.
Texas A&M won 20 games in its first two seasons in the SEC with a
headline-hogging quarterback. Now, the Aggies get a chance to prove
they can win big in the powerhouse league even without Manziel.
4 Central Arkansas football games to be televised
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — The University of Central Arkansas says at least
four of its football games will be televised this fall.
UCA announced Tuesday that the season-opener at Texas Tech on Aug.
30 will be broadcast by Fox Sports Southwest and ESPN3 will carry
the Oct. 4 UCA game to be played at Stephen F. Austin.
The Southland Conference network will televise UCA home games
against Nicholls on Sept. 27 and Nov. 8 against Lamar.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House members have introduced a bill to
require the NCAA, schools, conferences as well as the College
Football Playoff to reveal how much money is flowing through college
sports. North Carolina Democrat David Price and Wisconsin Republican
Tom Petri introduced the bill, saying in a statement it would allow
"for the first apples-to-apples comparison" of revenues and spending
throughout college sports.
UNDATED (AP) — The Miami Heat have resigned All-Star guard Dwyane (dwayn)
Wade to a two-year contract, with Wade holding the option for the
second year. Trevor Ariza (ah-REE'-zuh) has officially become a
Houston Rocket after being acquired in a three-team trade with New
Orleans and Washington. The San Antonio Spurs have finalized the
signing of veteran forward Boris Diaw (DEE'-aw) to a three-year, $22
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have added veteran power forward
Rashard Lewis. Lewis is a two-time All-Star who has played 16
seasons with four teams since going straight to the NBA out of a
Houston high school in the 1998 draft. He played for Seattle,
Orlando and Washington before the last two seasons in Miami.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA's best coach is bringing in one of Europe's
very best to add to his staff. The San Antonio Spurs have hired
Ettore Messina to be an assistant under Gregg Popovich. Messina
comes to San Antonio from Russia. He is a two-time Euroleague coach
of the year and has also coached in Italy.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas high school athletic officials have voted
to move the boys' and girls' state basketball tournaments to San
Antonio after 93 years in Austin. The University Interscholastic
League announced the move to the Alamodome yesterday. The move was
prompted by scarcity of hotel rooms in Austin in early March because
of the South By Southwest festival.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby doesn't need surgery on the wrist
that bothered him during the playoffs. The Penguins captain will
continue to receive treatment and be evaluated before the start of
training camp. Crosby had just one goal and nine points in 13
playoff games after leading the league in scoring during the regular
UA's Ellenwood invited to US Team soccer camp
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — University of Arkansas soccer player
Ashleigh Ellenwood has been invited to the U.S. Under-23 Women's
National Team Domestic Training Camp.
Ellenwood is among 24 players invited to the camp that began Tuesday
and runs through July 22 in Seattle, Washington.
Ellenwood is a forward who has 48 points in 44 career games at UA
and was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection last
She said the camp will help her prepare for the coming season with
KPYN Sports for Tuesday July, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners will
be the American League starter in tonight's All-Star game at Target
Field. King Felix is sporting an 11-2 record with a 2.12 ERA this
season. He'll be opposed by the St. Louis Cardinals' Adam
Wainwright, who is 12-4 with a major league-best 1.83 ERA.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP)— Don't be surprised if the All-Star game is a
low-scoring affair, with star pitchers such as defending Cy Young
award winner Clayton Kershaw available for the bullpen. The last two
All-Star games have been shutouts with the AL winning 3-0 last year
and the NL winning 8-0 two years ago.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP)— Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN'-ehs
SEHS'-peh-dehs) is already a winner at the All-Star game. The
Oakland Athletics slugger successfully defended his title at the
Home Run Derby by defeating Cincinnati's Todd Frazier 9-1 in the
final round. Cespedes is the first back-to-back champ since Ken
Griffey Jr. in 1998-99.
CHICAGO (AP)— — The Chicago Bulls have made two trades to clear
salary-cap space, setting the stage for the addition of free-agent
center Pau Gasol (pow gah-SOHL'). First, the Bulls sent forward
Anthony Randolph, two second-round draft picks and cash
considerations to Orlando for the rights to Milovan Rakovic. Chicago
also traded forward Greg Smith to Dallas on Monday for the rights to
DALLAS (AP) — Prized SMU recruit Emmanuel Mudiay will pursue
professional basketball opportunities overseas instead of playing
for the Mustangs. Coach Larry Brown says that the decision by the
6-foot-5 McDonald's All-American point guard was based on a
"hardship issue" and not any academic issues for the incoming
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — Changes are coming to Brazil's soccer team,
which finished a disappointing fourth in the World Cup. Coach Luiz
Felipe Scolaro is not coming back at coach. The move comes after the
Brazilians were crushed in the semifinals by eventual champ Germany
7-1, then lost the third place game to the Netherlands 3-0.
DALLAS (AP) — A Cowboys offensive lineman has pleaded guilty to a
first-time drunken driving charge. Ronald Leary was arrested in
suburban Dallas in September 2012 after failing a field sobriety
test. He will receive 18 months of probation and a $1,000 fine.
Leary was a Memphis University guard before the Cowboys signed him
as a free agent in 2012.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — A gold football-shaped trophy will be the prize
for the national champion in the new College Football Playoff.
College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock unveiled
the more than 2-foot-high trophy Monday. The first hoisting will be
reserved for the winner of the first national championship game next
January in Arlington.
Razorback linebacker on Butkus Award watch list
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas senior linebacker Braylon
Mitchell has been named to the watch list for the Butkus Award.
Mitchell is one of 51 players named to the list released Monday.
Semi-finalists for the award will be named Oct.27 and the finalists
on Nov. 24.
The award is named after former University of Illinois and Chicago
Bears standout Dick Butkus.
Arkansas defensive end named to Lombardi list
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas senior defensive end Trey Flowers
has been named to the watch list for the 2014 Rotary Lombardi Award.
Flowers is one of 123 players named to the list announced Monday.
Flowers is a senior who was named second-team All-Southeastern
Conference last season. He was previously named to the watch lists
for both the Nagurski and Bednarik awards.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive
continued his hard push for NCAA reform, saying the Big Five
conferences need more autonomy or they will have to make drastic
changes. Slive's remarks came at the beginning of the league's media
days on Monday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Bowl officials and the Greater New
Orleans Sports Foundation say the game will be played in the
Superdome on Saturday, Dec. 20. Kick-off is at 10 a.m. The New
Orleans Advocate reports this year's post-season game, sponsored by
R+L Carriers, will feature teams from the Sun Belt and Mountain West
conferences and will air on ESPN.
KPYN Sports for Monday July 14th, 2014
UNDATED (AP) — Baseball enters its four-day All-Star break with
National League races much tighter than the three American League
divisions. Washington and Atlanta are in a virtual tie for the East,
Milwaukee leads St. Louis by a game in the Central and Los Angeles
Dodgers are a game ahead of the Giants in the West. The closest race
in the American League is in the West where the Oakland Athletics
are leading the surging L.A. Angels by a game and a-half.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No question the team that goes into the
All-Star break needing a rest is the Texas Rangers, who have the
worst record in the majors at 38-57 after their eighth straight
defeat, 10-7 to the L.A. Angels. The Angels, a major league-best
26-9 since June 6, swept a four-game series against Texas for the
first time in their history.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Trout doubled twice and drove in four
runs as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 10-7
yesterday. Texas lost its eighth in a row and has the worst record
in the majors. Trout sent three runs home with a two-out double in
the second inning. Alex Rios drove in three runs for Texas.
HOUSTON (AP) — Clay Buchholz allowed three hits and struck out a
career-high 12 in his fifth career shutout in the Boston Red Sox's
11-0 win over the Houston Astros yesterday. Brock Holt had a
career-best five hits to help the Red Sox to their fourth victory in
five games heading into the All-Star break. Buchholz didn't walk a
batter in his first shutout since June 2013.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP)— The Home Run Derby kicks off tonight's All-Star
festivities with the midsummer classic Tuesday night at Target Field
in Minneapolis. Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN'-ehs
SEHS'-peh-dehs) is back trying to defend his title in the Home Run
ALL-STAR FUTURES GAME
Futures Game: Gallo gives US 3-2 win over World
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo showed off his
power with a soaring two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the
U.S. team the lead for good in a 3-2 victory over the World squad
Sunday at the All-Star Futures Game for baseball's best minor
Gallo's one-out drive to right field off Houston Astros right-hander
Michael Feliz was estimated at 419 feet. The 20-year-old third
baseman for Double-A Frisco hit several other balls farther than
that during a head-turning batting practice display at Target Field.
The assumed successor for four-time All-Star Adrian Beltre with the
Rangers, Gallo has 31 homers and 73 RBIs this season in 85 games. He
followed a two-run homer in the top of the sixth by Javier Baez
against Washington Nationals right-hander Lucas Giolito.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Germany is celebrating its first World Cup
triumph as a united country following its 1-0 victory over
Argentina. West Germany won the World Cup in 1954, 1974 and 1990,
with the 1990 title also coming against the Argentines.
EDMUND, Okla. (AP)— Colin Montgomerie is the fifth golfer to capture
the U.S. Senior Open and Senior PGA Championship in the same year.
The portly Scot won a three-hole playoff against Gene Sauers
yesterday to win the U.S. Senior Open, the first time since 2002
that this event went to a playoff.
Parsons headed to Mavs, Rockets not matching offer
DALLAS (AP) — Chandler Parsons is going to the Dallas Mavericks
after the Houston Rockets decided not to match the restricted free
agent's three-year offer sheet worth more than $45 million.
Parsons tweeted Sunday that he had heard from the Rockets. The
6-foot-9 small forward wrote that Houston will always have a special
place in his heart and that he will never forget the memories.
Parsons signed the offer sheet early Thursday, only minutes after
the NBA's moratorium on signing free agents ended. Houston had until
Sunday to match.
Mark Cuban welcomed Parsons to Dallas in a message on a Cyber Dust
account controlled by the Mavericks owner and the team.
Parsons will be in the Dallas frontcourt with Dirk Nowitzki after
playing his first three NBA seasons with the Rockets.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Jeremy Lin has been traded to the Los
Angeles Lakers for the rights to center Sergei Lishchuk. The Lakers
also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015. Lin will
make about $15 million this season in the last year of a deal that
counts only $8 million against the salary cap. The Lakers have cap
room to absorb Lin's contract.
SEC MEDIA DAYS
NCAA, QBs shift among topics at SEC media days
UNDATED (AP) — There's plenty of issues to discuss in the
The league opens its annual media days on Monday with radical change
in the college athletic model appearing imminent and the SEC Network
soon to take the airwaves. A fourth day has been added to the event
in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, and the SEC has issued about 1,100
Florida State ended the SEC's seven-year run of national titles by
beating Auburn in January. Six of the league's teams will have new
starting quarterbacks with the exodus of star power at the position
including Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Alabama's AJ McCarron and
Georgia's Aaron Murray.
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive opens SEC media days then Auburn's Gus
Malzahn will take the podium.
KPYN Sports for Friday July 11th, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — All-Star center fielder Mike Trout had a
three-run homer among his four hits for the Los Angeles Angels in a
15-6 victory over the freefalling Texas Rangers last night. The
first four Angels batters in the game had hits and scored. Hector
Santiago struck out eight in six innings. The left-hander allowed
four runs and five hits.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus left last
night's game with the Los Angeles Angels after being spiked on the
left ankle while turning a double play. The Rangers say the injury
isn't considered serious. Andrus initially stayed in the game but
ran slowly after grounding out in the third.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is
focused on healing after neck surgery. Fielder says he is motivated
to get back but isn't pushing anything. He isn't expected to play
again this season but should be ready for spring training.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — L.A. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw had his
scoreless inning streak end at 41 innings when San Diego's Chase
Headley homered in the sixth inning of the Dodgers' 2-1 win over the
Padres. That's the third-longest scoreless streak in Dodger history
after Orel Hersheiser and Don Drysdale. Kershaw won his eighth
straight decision to improve to 11-2, going the distance with a
three-hitter and striking out 11.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in
his right elbow, and the New York Yankees are hoping their rookie
sensation will be able to pitch again this season. Yanks GM Brian
Cashman says Tanaka could return in six weeks, but didn't rule out
the possibility of Tommy John surgery if the right-hander doesn't
respond to a rehab program.
CHICAGO (AP) — Changes could be in the works for Wrigley Field, the
century-old iconic home of the Cubs on Chicago's North Side. A city
commission unanimously approved the Cubs' massive $500 million
renovation project that includes a Jumbotron and six other
electronic signs, although owners of rooftop venues across the
street have vowed a court challenge if their sight lines are
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and
Rodeo have developed a $66 million plan to demolish the historic
Astrodome and replace it with a green space and "Astrodome Hall of
Fame" in time for the 2017 Super Bowl at the Texans' stadium next
door. But Leroy Shafer, chief operating officer of the Houston
Livestock Show and Rodeo, tells The Associated Press that the plan
is purely conceptual and there's no timetable for it.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — The PGA Tour stop this week is the John Deere
Classic in Silvis, Ill., where there is a little extra pressure as
Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini and Brian Harman start second round
play tied for the lead after they shot 8-under-par 63 yesterday. The
top finisher not previously eligible for the British Open will earn
a spot next week at Royal Liverpool for this year's Open, provided
he's among the top five and ties.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas System chancellor says
he won't approve beer and wine sales at Longhorns football games in
Austin this fall. Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa says he and UT
Austin President Bill Powers agreed the school needs more study of
alcohol sales at basketball, baseball and track events before
allowing it at football games. Texas long banned alcohol sales at
athletic events before allowing some last spring.
NEW YORK (AP) — None of the four eligible players were taken in the
NFL's supplemental draft Thursday. League spokesman Michael Signora
says in an email that all four players — New Mexico receiver Chase
Clayton, North Carolina linebacker Darius Lipford,
Virginia-Lynchburg defensive tackle Lakendrick Ross and SMU running
back Traylon Shead — went undrafted and are now free agents.
Arkansas' Flowers on Nagurski Trophy watch list
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — University of Arkansas defensive end Trey
Flowers has been named to the watch list for the 2014 Bronko
The Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte
Touchdown Club announced the watch list Thursday for the trophy
given annually to the player selected as college football's
defensive player of the year. It is named after Bronko Nagurski, a
member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro
Football Hall of Fame who played for the University of Minnesota and
the Chicago Bears.
Flowers will be a senior this season after being named to the
All-Southeastern Conference second team as a junior.
KPYN Sports for Thursday July 10th, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Houston Astros climbed out of last
place in the AL West by completing a three-game sweep with an 8-4
victory over All-Star pitcher Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers last
night. Grossman and rookie George Springer homered for the Astros.
Dallas Keuchel allowed four runs and eight hits over 6 2-3 innings.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Wilson Ramos, Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth homered
in Washington's 6-2 victory over Baltimore, propelling the Nationals
into first place in the National League East. Doug Fister improved
to 8-2 by holding the Orioles to two runs in his seven innings.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have fallen out of first place.
They are now a game back of Washington after falling 4-1 to the New
York Mets, who are on their first four-game winning streak of the
season. The Braves have lost four straight after a nine-game winning
CINCINNATI (AP) — Alfredo Simon (SY'-muhn) is the NL's first 12-game
winner after Billy Hamilton hit a tiebreaking triple in the
Cincinnati Reds' 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The Reds won
their fifth in a row — matching their season high — and moved a
season-best seven games over .500.
SAO PAULO (AP) — For the third time, it will be Argentina-Germany in
a World Cup final after the Argentines advanced to Sunday's
championship with a semifinal victory over the Netherlands in a
match decided by a 4-2 advantage in penalty kicks. Argentina beat
Germany in the 1986 World Cup final and Germany returned the favor
UNDATED (AP) — Gregg Popovich has agreed to a multi-year extension
with the San Antonio Spurs. Popovich is 1,116-533 in his career and
won his third coach of the year trophy this season after leading the
Spurs to an NBA-best 62 wins in the regular season. He is one of
three coaches to be named coach of the year three times.
NEW YORK (AP) — Four players will be available during the NFL's
supplemental draft Thursday. SMU running back Traylon Shead, New
Mexico receiver Chase Clayton, North Carolina linebacker Darius
Lipford, Virginia-Lynchburg and defensive tackle Lakendrick Ross are
eligible for the draft. The supplemental draft allows qualified
underclassmen who did not request early entry into the regular draft
to have a chance at entering the NFL.
ARKANSAS-RAY GUY AWARD
Arkansas punter Irwin-Hill named to Ray Guy list
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — University of Arkansas punter Sam
Irwin-Hill has been named to the Ray Guy Award preseason watch list.
The award is named after College Football Hall of Famer and former
NFL punter Ray Guy and is presented each year to the player selected
as the nation's top punter.
Irwin-Hill will be a senior. He averaged 44.3 yards per punt last
season and led the Southeastern Conference with 20 punts inside the
Ten semifinalists for the award will be announced Nov. 14 and three
finalists will be announced Nov. 24 The winner will be announced
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Bernard Langer (LAHN'-gur) is the man to beat
at the U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National starting today in
Oklahoma. The 56-year-old Langer has three victories, three
runner-up finishes and 11 top 10s in 12 Senior Tour events this
KPYN Sports for Wednesday July 9th, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chris Carter led off two innings with
home runs as the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 8-3 last
night. Jose Altuve had two hits, two stolen bases and a sacrifice
fly. The All-Star second baseman matched Houston's franchise record
with 28 consecutive stolen bases. He leads the American League with
126 hits and a .341 batting average.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — All-Star pitcher Yu Darvish was struck in
the head by a ball during a throwing session in the outfield while
the Texas Rangers took batting practice yesterday. Darvish resumed
throwing after a few minutes. Darvish is scheduled to start the
series finale against Houston tonight.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder Alex Presley has
been put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.
The Astros made the move before lastnight's game. Presley got hurt
while swinging during an at-bat in the eighth inning of the series
opener at Texas on Monday night. Presley had a homer in Monday
night's win before having to leave in the middle of an at-bat.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have placed right-hander
Nick Martinez on the 15-day disabled list and recalled right-hander
Phil Irwin from Triple-A Round Rock. Martinez has discomfort in his
left side. The move was retroactive to July 2nd. Martinez is 1-6
with a 5.10 ERA over 16 games for the Rangers.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals pulled some ninth inning
magic again. Following Matt Adams' walkoff home run Monday night,
rookie Kolten Wong connected with a two-run homer off Ernesto Frieri
with two outs for a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates last
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Four-time NBA MVP and top free agent LeBron James
held meetings for more than three hours yesterday in Las Vegas, but
declined to give any hint as to which team might have the inside
track for his services next season. Some of James' representatives
have met with several teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, the
team James broke in with but abandoned four years ago to play for
the Miami Heat.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A testy Donald Sterling is due back on the
witness stand today after a lively 90-minute appearance yesterday,
disputing those who say he suffers from Alzheimer's disease as he
tries to fight for control of the L.A. Clippers. The 80-year-old
billionaire contends that his wife, Shelly, had no authority to
singlehandedly arrange a team sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve
SAO PAULO (AP) — Dutch captain and all-time top scorer Robin van
Persie is questionable for today's World Cup semifinal against
Argentina after succumbing to a stomach problem. Van Persie trained
separately on Tuesday with defender Daryl Janmaat and coach Louis
van Gaal said both were suffering "stomach and intestinal problems."
UNDATED (AP) — Today's Netherlands-Argentina victor advances to
Sunday's World Cup final against Germany. The Germans advanced with
a 7-1 thrashing of host Brazil, the worst defeat in Brazil's
glorious soccer history and the most lopsided World Cup result ever.
Arkansas, Arkansas State tight ends on Mackey list
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Tight ends at the University of Arkansas
and Arkansas State have been named to the preseason watch list for
the John Mackey Award.
Arkansas sophomore Hunter Henry was named to the watch list Tuesday,
as was junior Darion Griswold of Arkansas State.
Henry was named a second-team all-Southeastern Conference player by
The Associated Press last year. He started seven games and played in
all 12 of the Razorbacks' contests, and was the only freshman tight
end in the SEC with a 100-yard receiving game. He gained a first
down on 22 of his 28 receptions.
Griswold is the first Arkansas State player to be named to the
Mackey watch list. He had 24 catches for 312 yards last year.
Arkansas' D.J. Williams won the Mackey award in 2010.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has penalized Kurt Busch and his
Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at
Daytona International Speedway. Crew chief Daniel Knost was fined
$10,000 on Tuesday because the track bar on Busch's Chevrolet
exceeded the maximum separation.
KPYN Sports for Tuesday July 8th, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jon Singleton homered among three hits
and drove in four runs as the Houston Astros snapped a seven-game
skid with a 12-7 victory over the Texas Rangers last night.
Gonzalez's triple followed five consecutive singles in a six-run
second inning. Singleton's towering flyball landed two rows above
the Texas bullpen in right-center for a three-run shot and a 9-2
lead in the fourth.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have sent struggling
rookie outfielder Michael Choice to Triple-A Round Rock. Choice was
demoted and infielder Donnie Murphy was designated for assignment
yesterday. The Rangers brought up right-handed reliever Roman Mendez
and outfielder Jake Smolinski from Round Rock.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Adams cracked a two-run home run in the bottom
of the ninth to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-0 victory over
Pittsburgh last night. The victory moves the defending NL champion
Cardinals to within four games of NL Central-leading Milwaukee,
which lost 3-2 to Philadelphia for its sixth loss in seven games.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles hit three home runs in a
six-run 11th inning to beat Washington 8-2 to take the opener of a
four-game "Battle of the Beltways" interleague series. Chris Davis,
J.J. Hardy and Manny Machado all went deep in the 11th after Nelson
Cruz hit his major league-leading 28th homer, a two-run shot, for
the AL East-leading Orioles.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver left last
night's series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays after two
perfect innings because of tightness in his lower back. The
31-year-old right-hander is 9-6 with a 3.87 ERA in his 18 previous
starts this season, the third year of a five-year, $85 million
contract extension that will expire after the 2016 season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An expert hired by Mrs. Donald Sterling has
testified the 80-year-old owner of the L.A. Clippers has Alzheimer's
disease. The NBA wants Sterling out as team owner because of racist
remarks he made. Shelly Sterling has made a $2 billion deal to sell
the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, but Donald
Sterling claims she didn't have authority to make a unilateral
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew is worried
about Brazil's "brutal" tackling in recent games, and has appealed
to the referee of their World Cup semifinal to be on the lookout for
such tactics. Germany and Brazil play this afternoon (3 p.m. Eastern
time) with the winner advancing to Sunday's World Cup final against
the Netherlands-Argentina winner.
Razorback DE named to Bednarik Award watch list
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers has
been named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award that's presented
to the player selected as the college football defensive player of
The Maxwell Football Club announced the 76-man watch list on Monday.
Semifinalists will be announced in November, while the winner will
be named on Dec. 11.
Flowers was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2013 after recording
44 tackles, with five quarterback sacks, three forced fumbles, one
interception and two pass breakups.
The award is named for Chuck Bednarik — a member of both the College
Football Hall of Fame and the NFL Hall of Fame. It has been
presented each year since 1995.
2 Razorbacks named to Maxwell Award watch list
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas running backs Alex Collins and
Jonathan Williams have been named to the watch list for the Maxwell
Award, which honors the top college football player in the country.
The Maxwell Football Club announced the 78-man watch list on Monday.
Semifinalists will be announced in November, while the winner will
be named on Dec. 11.
Last season, Collins was named Southeastern Conference freshman of
the year. He finished the season with 1,026 yards on 190 carries
with four touchdowns.
Williams finished last season with 900 rushing yards and four
touchdowns, also adding seven receptions for 72 yards and two
Alabama's A.J. McCarron won the Maxwell Award last year.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Alexis Jones is going to Baylor after starting
every game she played at Duke the past two seasons. Baylor says
Jones has signed a financial aid agreement to attend the Big 12
school. She tore the ACL in her left knee in February and missed
Duke's last seven games.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech University officials say an
All-American junior college baseball player who later competed for
Tech drowned while swimming with family over the holiday weekend.
Tech says Elliot Richoux (ree-SHOO') died Friday at Lake Conroe
(KAHN'-roh). Authorities say he had jumped from a dock before
slipping below the water. His body was found about 30 minutes later.
KPYN Sports for Monday July 7th, 2014
UNDATED (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has been
voted to the starting lineup for the July 15 game at Minnesota.
Jeter is hitting .273 with 23 RBIs in his 20th and final major
league season. Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista was the leading
vote-getter for the second time in four years.
Adrian Beltre and Yu Darvish will represent the Texas Rangers at the
2014 All-Star Game, to be played at Target Field in Minnesota on
Tuesday, July 15, and shown live on FOX. This will be Beltre's
fourth appearance in the Midsummer Classic, and Darvish's third.
NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Wheeler breezed into the seventh inning as the
New York Mets beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 yesterday for a series win.
Daniel Murphy's RBI double in the seventh made it 7-1. But reliever
Gonzalez Germen allowed Alex Rios' first homer in 46 games and
Leonys Martin's two-run drive before getting an out in the eighth.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Garrett Richards won his sixth decision in
seven starts to lead the surging Angels to a 6-1 victory over the
Houston Astros yesterday. Albert Pujols drove in the Angels' first
two runs with a bases-loaded single. Richards allowed six hits over
7 1-3 innings.
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic (JOH'-koh-vihch) blew a 5-2 lead in the
fourth set before pulling out a 6-7, 7-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 triumph over
Roger Federer in the Wimbledon men's final. It's the second
Wimbledon title for Djokovic, who also won it in 2011. Federer was
trying to become Wimbledon's first eight-time singles champion.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Aric Almirola won the weather-delayed and
rain-shortened Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway,
putting Richard Petty's famed No. 43 in Victory Lane for the first
time since 1999. Almirola led for 14 of 112 laps before the race was
stopped for good by another steady downpour after being postponed
one day by rain. Brian Vickers was second, followed by Kurt Busch,
Casey Mears and Austin Dillon.
WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, W. Va (AP) — Angel Cabrera fired his second
consecutive 6-under-par 64 to win the Greenbrier Classic by two
strokes over George McNeill. The Argentine was 16-under in earning
his first non-major PGA victory. His other wins came in the 2007
U.S. Open and 2009 Masters.
Barrett steps aside from Razorback baseball
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Longtime University of Arkansas baseball
announcer Chuck Barrett is stepping down.
Barrett and the university say he will continue as the Razorbacks
play-by-play voice for football and basketball - but is giving up
baseball duties after 23 years. Barrett has done all three sports
the past seven years while also serving as the UA athletic
department's director of broadcasting.
Barrett was first hired in 1992 to announce Razorback baseball games
and has called more than 1,250 games since.
SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has possession of
the yellow jersey in the Tour de France after winning the second
stage. The Astana team leader led a breakaway bunch to finish first
in the 201-kilometer (125-mile) ride over nine rolling hills and
through the heath of Yorkshire, England. Nibali leads the overall
standings by two seconds over Slovakia's Peter Sagan.
UNDATED (AP) — Boris Diaw says he's staying in San Antonio. The
versatile forward tweeted yesterday that he is staying in San
Antonio "for a few more years." Diaw did not reveal the specifics of
his new contract with the Spurs. Yahoo! Sports first reported that
it is a three-year deal worth $22 million.
PILSEN, Czech Republic (AP) — Flower Mound's Lauren Cox scored 20
points and blocked eight shots to help the United States beat Spain
77-75 in the women's under-17 world championship game yesterday.
Asia Durr had 17 points and four assists. The United States was 7-0
in the tournament and is 23-0 overall in the biennial event that
started in 2010.
KPYN sports for Thursday July 3rd, 2014
BALTIMORE (AP) — Adam Jones and Ryan Flaherty hit solo homers as the
Baltimore Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 last night. The Rangers
have lost eight consecutive road games. Baltimore stayed within one
game of first-place Toronto. The Orioles moved six games over .500.
HOUSTON (AP) — Logan Morrison drove in two runs in Seattle's big
sixth inning as the Mariners beat the Houston Astros 5-2 yesterday
to complete a three-game sweep. The Mariners were down by two before
a four-run sixth inning. Chris Young allowed two hits and struck out
a season-high eight.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves extended their longest winning
streak of the season to seven games by beating the New York Mets
3-1. Chris Johnson's three-run double in the first inning was all
the runs Julio Teheran (TEH'-rahn) need to win his eighth game.
DETROIT (AP) — The AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers, fresh off
their three-game sweep of AL West-leading Oakland, have won 11 of
13. The Tigers send out Max Scherzer in search of his 10th victory
as Detroit opens a weekend series with the Tampa Bay Rays.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tyson Ross tossed a three-hitter for his first
complete game and outdueled major league ERA leader Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh)
in the San Diego Padres' spiffy 3-0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds.
The victory completed a three-game sweep for the Padres.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama commended the U.S. men's
soccer team yesterday for making their country proud in the World
Cup tournament in Brazil, during an Oval Office phone call with two
of the team's most celebrated players. Obama called goalkeeper Tim
Howard and team captain Clint Dempsey the day after the U.S. team
was eliminated from the World Cup after dropping a 2-1 extra-time
loss to Belgium.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have agreed in principle with
former Memphis coach Lionel Hollins to replace Jason Kidd as their
coach. Kidd was introduced as the Milwaukee Bucks new coach
yesterday after the Nets swung a trade with the Bucks to let Kidd
out of his contract with Brooklyn.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars re-signed center Vernon Fiddler to a
two-year, $2.5 million contract yesterday. Fiddler will provide
depth behind Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza. Fiddler had six goals
and 17 assists in 76 games last season. The Stars also signed
22-year-old Brendan Ranford to a three-year entry-level contract.
DENTON, Texas (AP) — North Texas linebacker Sed Ellis and tight end
Chris Loving have been suspended indefinitely after they were
arrested on charges of stealing television sets. Coach Dan McCarney
decided to suspend both players after talking to them following
their arrests. Police say Ellis and Loving admitted to the thefts
and returned the TVs at a police station.
KPYN sports for Wednesday July 2nd, 2014
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Belgium beat the United States 2-1
yesterday to eliminate the Americans from World Cup. Belgium ended a
scoreless tie in the 93rd minute and scored 12 minutes later to take
a two-goal lead into the second 15-minute overtime period. Julian
Green scored in the 107th minute for the U.S. and Tim Howard made 16
BALTIMORE (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 26th home run as the Baltimore
Orioles breezed past the skidding Texas Rangers 8-3 last night. Cruz
is closing in on his career high of 33 home runs with Texas in 2009.
He is already one homer short of matching his total last year with
the Rangers. That season was cut short by a 50-game suspension as
part of the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal.
HOUSTON (AP) — A seven-run sixth inning propelled the Seattle
Mariners to score a season high in a 13-2 win over the Houston
Astros last night. Hisashi Iwakuma went six innings and gave up a
run on seven hits while striking out seven. Jarred Cosart tied a
season-high by allowing six runs on nine hits in 5 2-3 innings to
end a four-game winning streak.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have acquired the rights to
former Baltimore linebacker Rolando McClain and are placing Sean Lee
on season-ending injured reserve with a torn knee ligament. McClain
was the eighth overall pick by Oakland in 2010. Off-the-field issues
shortened his career. He has been retired and hasn't played since
2012. Lee tore the ACL in his left knee in the first offseason
LONDON (AP) — The men's and women's quarterfinals highlight today's
Wimbledon schedule. Top seed Novak Djokovic faces Marin Cilic (CHEE'-leech),
third seed Andy Murray takes on Grigor Dimitrov, fourth seed Roger
Federer battles No. 5 Stan Wawrinka (vahv-REEN'-lah) and No. 8 Milos
Raonic (ROW'-nich) meets Nick Kyrios (KEER'-ee-ohs). The women's
quarters have third seed Simona Halep (HAL'-ehp) against Sabine
Lisicki (sah-BEEN' lih-SIH'-kee) and No. 9 Angelique Kerber versus
Eugenie Bouchard (yoo-JEE'-nee boo-SHAHRD').
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Jodie Meeks has agreed to a $19.5
million, three-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, according to a
person familiar with the situation. The 6-foot-4 Meeks averaged a
career-high 15.7 points and scored a team-high 1,209 points for the
Los Angeles Lakers last season.
UNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie (KY'-ree) Irving has
agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension reportedly worth
$90 million. Center Marcin Gortat (MAHR'-shihn gohr-THAT') agreed to
a $60 million, five-year contract to remain with the Washington
Wizards. A person familiar with the deal says the Golden State
Warriors and guard Shaun Livingston have agreed to a three-year
contract worth about $16 million.
UNDATED (AP) — NHL free agency has opened with a flurry of moves,
including a major trade. The Dallas Stars acquired forward Jason
Spezza (SPET'-suh) and a prospect from Ottawa for forward Alex
Chiasson (CHAY'-sahn), two prospects and a second-round pick in next
year's draft. Goaltender Ryan Miller signed with Vancouver, forward
Tomas Vanek took a deal with Minnesota, St. Louis picked up forward
Paul Stastny (STAS'-nee) and Colorado snared forward Jarome Iginla (ih-GIHN'-luh).
KPYN Sports for Tuesday July 1st, 2014
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Jozy Altidore (JOH'-zee AL'-tih-dohr)
will be available for the U.S. in today's World Cup game against
Belgium, although it doesn't appear he's ready to start. The forward
strained his left hamstring in the Americans' opener against Ghana
on June 16 and didn't appear in their next two games. The U.S.
Soccer Federation tweeted that Altidore "is ready and available."
BALTIMORE (AP) — Steve Pearce hit two of Baltimore's four home runs
off Joe Saunders as the Orioles defeated the Texas Rangers 7-1 last
night. Pearce put Baltimore ahead to stay with a two-run drive in
the first inning and connected again in the fourth. It was his first
two-homer game during a career that began in 2007.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado (muh-CHAH'-doh)
has begun serving his suspension after losing his appeal. Machado
originally was suspended June 10 for intentionally throwing his bat
on the field during an at-bat in Baltimore's game against Oakland on
The Rangers and Orioles play game two of their 4-game series tonight
in Baltimore. You can listen to the Rangers vs. Orioles tonight on
KPYN 900 AM and 95.5 FM, pre-game at 5:30 p.m. and first pitch at 6
HOUSTON (AP) — Robinson Cano had a three-run shot in the seventh
inning in a 10-4 Seattle Mariners win over the Houston Astros last
night. Rookie James Jones had a career-high four hits and his second
three-steal game. He's the second player in franchise history and
first since Ichiro Suzuki in 2004 to have at least four hits and
three steals in a game.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee have agreed to a
deal that allows Jason Kidd to become the Bucks' coach. The Nets
will receive a second-round draft pick in 2015 that was formerly
their own, and another in 2019 belonging to either Milwaukee or
Sacramento. Kidd went 44-38 in his only season as Nets coach, but
then sought control of the basketball operations department and was
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke point guard Alexis Jones says she will
transfer to be closer to home as she recovers from a knee injury.
Jones is a native of Irving. She will have two years of eligibility
remaining. Jones averaged 11.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists and
1.9 steals while starting every game over two seasons.
SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Ed Messbarger has died at 81. He won 630
games in a 41-year college coaching career spent mostly at St.
Mary's and Angelo State in Texas. Messbarger also coached at
Benedictine Heights College in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the University
LONDON (AP) — Today's Centre Court schedule at Wimbledon begins with
Maria Sharapova's fourth-round match against Angelique Kerber before
Rafael Nadal takes on Nick Kyrious (KEER'-ee-ohs) in a
fourth-rounder. Top seed Novak Djokovic (JOH'-koh-vihch) and No. 3
Andy Murray played themselves into the quarterfinals by winning
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have acquired veteran forward
Daniel Briere (bree-EHR') from the Montreal Canadiens for right wing
P.A. Parenteau (PAR'-ehn-toh) and a fifth-round pick in next year's
draft. Briere had 13 goals and 12 assists in 69 games last season.
Parenteau registered 14 goals and 19 since while missing 25 games
last season after hurting both knees during the year.