KPYN Sports 5/17/13
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Geovany Soto hit a three-run homer
last night as the Texas Rangers powered past the Detroit
Tigers 10-4. Nelson Cruz also homered for the Rangers, who
rocked Tigers ace Justin Verlander for eight runs in less
than three innings of work. Don Kelly and Jhonny Peralta
both hit solo shots for the Tigers.
HOUSTON (AP) The Astros called news conference yesterday
amid reports that a son of Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan has
been chosen to be Houston's next president. Reid Ryan is the
CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, which owns two minor league
teams. Ryan will take over the position that was left vacant
when George Postolos resigned on Monday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The San Antonio Spurs advanced to the
Western Conference Finals after defeating the Golden State
Warriors 94-82 in Game 6 last night. Tim Duncan had 19
points and Kawhi Leonard scored 16 for the Spurs. San
Antonio opens the conference finals at home against the
Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.
Dirk Nowitzki plans to take a huge pay cut after next season
to help lure free agents and keep the Dallas Mavericks
competitive. Nowitzki gave the Mavs a hometown discount on
his current contract, signing a four-year, $80 million deal
instead of taking the maximum of $96 million. Nowitzki is
fifth on the all-time earnings list at over $202 million.
The Dallas Cowboys released guard D.J. Hall. The team signed
defensive end Anthony Hargrove to a one-year contract today.
Hall, a former 3rd round pick started 25 games in 102
appearances for the Cowboys. Hargrove, who has played for
five teams in seven seasons, did not play in 2012 after
being cut by the Packers.
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM, the Rangers look to continue their
winning ways against the Detroit Tigers tonight in
Arlington. Well take you to the Ballpark at 6:30 for the
pre-game show, followed by the first pitch at 7:05.
KPYN Sports 5/16/13
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer
yesterday as the Texas Rangers defeated the Oakland
Athletics 6-2. Rangers starter Alexi Ogando didn't allow a
hit until the sixth inning en route to his first career win
against Oakland. A's pitcher Dan Straily was rocked for five
runs in four-plus innings.
DETROIT (AP) Brandon Barnes caught Miguel Cabrera's
bases-loaded drive against the wall for the final out
yesterday to secure the Houston Astros' 7-5 victory over the
Detroit Tigers. J.D. Martinez and Carlos Corporan both
homered as the Astros avoided the season sweep. Matt
Tuiasosopo had three hits and an RBI for Detroit.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The San Antonio Spurs will try to
advance to the Western Conference finals tonight with a win
over the Golden State Warriors. The Spurs lead the
semifinals 3-2 after beating the Warriors 109-91 on Tuesday
night. San Antonio has won 11 of 12 best-of-seven series
when leading 3-2.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU defensive end Devonte Fields
has been suspended for the first two games of the 2013
season due to an unspecified policy violation. Coach Gary
Patterson announced the suspension of the Big 12 defensive
player of the year yesterday. Fields will miss games against
LSU and Southeastern Louisiana.
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM, Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers
play host to Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers. We
will head to Arlington for the pre-game show at 6:30
followed by the first pitch, set for 7:05.
KPYN Sports 5/15/13
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Adrian Beltre and Mitch Moreland both
homered in the 10th inning last night to help the Texas
Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5. Moreland also went
deep in the fourth inning for the Rangers, who snapped a
four-game losing streak to Oakland. Closer Joe Nathan gave
up a run in the bottom of the 10th, but still managed to
pick up save No. 12.
DETROIT (AP) Miguel Cabrera homered and Andy Dirks hit an
RBI double yesterday in the Detroit Tigers' 6-2 victory over
the Houston Astros. Starter Doug Fister improved to 5-1 on
the year after allowing two runs and striking out seven.
Houston pitcher Lucas Harrell took the loss after giving up
five runs in five-plus innings.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Tony Parker had 25 points and 10 assists
last night as the San Antonio Spurs topped the Golden State
Warriors 109-91 in Game 5 of their Western Conference
semifinals. Kawhi Leonard added 17 point and Danny Green had
16 for the Spurs, who lead the series 3-2. The Warriors'
high-scoring backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson
were held to just 13 points.
IRVING, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have signed
fourth-round pick B.W. Webb to a four-year deal worth about
$2.5 million. The cornerback out of William & Mary became
the third of Dallas' seven draft picks to sign. Webb is
likely to compete with Orlando Scandrick for playing time
behind starters Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne.
DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Stars are looking for a new coach
after firing Glen Gulutzan , who failed to lead them to the
playoffs for his two years on the job. The Stars were
64-57-9 under Gulutzan, including 22-22-4 in the
lockout-shortened 2013 season and have missed the playoffs
the past five seasons.
This afternoon, on KPYN AM/FM, the Texas Rangers look to
extend their AL West lead to a season-best seven games as
they take on the Oakland As. We will take you to Oakland
for the pre-game show at 2 p.m., followed by the first pitch
KPYN Sports 5/14/13
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Yoenis Cespedes and Brandon Moss hit
back-to-back home runs last night in the Oakland Athletics'
5-1 win over the Texas Rangers. A's starter A.J. Griffin
matched his season high with eight strikeouts en route to
his fourth victory of the year. Mitch Moreland hit a solo
home run for the Rangers.
DETROIT (AP) Andy Dirks' first career grand slam lifted
the Detroit Tigers to a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros
last night. Victor Martinez also homered for the Tigers, who
swept four straight from Houston earlier this month. Astros
starter Bud Norris allowed seven runs in five innings before
leaving with back spasms.
HOUSTON (AP) George Postolos has resigned as president and
CEO of the Houston Astros. The team announced the decision
yesterday before it opened a series in Detroit. Postolos had
been Astros president and CEO since November 2011.
Big day of roster moves for the Dallas Cowboys on Monday.
The Cowboys released guard Charlie Bryant, wide receiver
Greg Herd and tackle Aderious Simmons. Dallas signed free
agent tackle Edawn Coughman and guard D.J. Hall along with
undrafted rookie wide receiver Anthony Amos. In addition,
the Cowboys also came to terms with fifth-round draft pick,
running back Joseph Randle from Oklahoma State. Randle joins
sixth-round pick DeVonte Holloman as the only two draft
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM, the Texas Rangers look to avenge
last nights loss to the Oakland As. We will take you to
the Bay Area for the pre-game show at 8:30, followed by the
first pitch at 9:05.
KPYN Sports 5/13/13
HOUSTON (AP) Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer yesterday
as the Texas Rangers powered past the Houston Astros. Leonys
Martin also homered and Lance Berkman added a pair of RBIs
for the Rangers. Chris Carter, Brandon Barnes and Jason
Castro all went deep for the Astros.
HOUSTON (AP) The Astros designated pitcher Philip Humber
for assignment yesterday, a day after he gave up five runs
in a loss to the Rangers. Humber is 0-8 this season with a
9.59 ERA. In 2012, Humber pitched the 21st perfect game in
major league history as a member of the Chicago White Sox.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry scored 22 points as the
Golden State Warriors rallied past the San Antonio Spurs
97-87 in overtime yesterday. Harrison Barnes added 26 points
and 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who evened the Western
Conference series at 2-all. Manu Ginobili had 21 points and
Tim Duncan recorded a double-double for the Spurs.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Tiger Woods closed with a
2-under-par 70 to win The Players Championship at 13-under,
two strokes ahead of Kevin Streelman, Swedish rookie David
Lingmerth and Jeff Maggert. Woods was in the scoring trailer
when Lingmerth missed a long birdie try that would have
forced a playoff. Woods now has 78 career PGA victories
after claiming his first Players Championship title in a
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM, the Texas Rangers look to extend
their six game lead in the AL West as they take on the
Oakland As. We will take you to the Bay for the pre-game
show at 8:30, followed by the first pitch at 9:05.
KPYN Sports 5/10/13
HOUSTON (AP) Mark Trumbo hit a two-run double last night
as the Angels beat the Houston Astros 6-5 in a game that Los
Angeles played under protest. The Angels disputed a pitching
change Astros manager Bo Porter made in the seventh inning.
Matt Dominguez had two hits and three RBIs for the Astros.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The San Antonio Spurs look to regain
the series lead in Game 3 tonight against the Golden State
Warriors. The Spurs capitalized on a Game 1 collapse by the
Warriors, but Golden State outshot and outhustled San
Antonio for a victory in the second game. It was the first
loss of this postseason for the Spurs.
IRVING, Texas (AP) Safety Gerald Sensabaugh is retiring
with the Dallas Cowboys after eight years in the league. The
29-year-old Sensabaugh started 84 of 112 games for
Jacksonville and Dallas. The Cowboys released him in March
for salary cap reasons.
IRVING, Texas (AP) The Cowboys have released quarterback
Aaron Corp two days after signing him. Corp was the third QB
on the Dallas roster before the former USC backup was
released yesterday. The Cowboys also waived defensive tackle
Brian Price because of a shoulder problem.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Roberto Castro tied the TPC
Sawgrass course record with a 9-under 63 that's good for a
three-shot lead over Zach Johnson and Rory McIlroy after the
first round of The Players Championship. Tiger Woods shot a
5-under 67 and is tied with five other golfers four shots
off the lead.
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM and KPYN.net, Queen City looks to
continue their playoff march as they face Palmer. Well have
the pre-game show for you at 6:30, with the first pitch at 7
After Queen City and Palmer, well take you to Houston for
Rangers and Astros all ready in progress.
KPYN Sports 5/9/13
MILWAUKEE (AP) Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer last night
as the Texas Rangers topped the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1. Derek
Holland earned the victory after allowing one run over seven
innings. Aramis Ramirez hit an RBI double to drive in the
Brewers' lone run. Tanner Scheppers pitched the eighth and
Joe Nathan finished for his ninth save. The Rangers remain
the only team in either league without a blown save, 10 for
HOUSTON (AP) Chris Carter homered for the second
consecutive game to help the Houston Astros beat the Los
Angeles Angels 3-1 last night. Marwin Gonzalez and Jimmy
Paredes each added RBI doubles for the Astros. Starter Bud
Norris improved to 4-3 on the season after allowing one run
in eight-plus innings.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Klay Thompson scored 34 points last night
as the Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs
100-91 to even their second-round series at one game apiece.
Stephen Curry added 22 points for the Warriors, who had lost
30 straight games in San Antonio. Tim Duncan had 23 points
and Tony Parker added 20 for the Spurs.
WASHINGTON (AP) Will Bruin had two goals and two assists
yesterday to lead the Houston Dynamo to a 4-0 win over the
D.C. United. Bruin now has nine goals in nine career
appearances against the United. Giles Barnes and Andrew
Driver also scored as the Dynamo won their second straight
KPYN Sports 5/8/13
MILWAUKEE (AP) Yuniesky Betancourt's eighth homer of the
season helped the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Texas Rangers
6-3 last night. Aramis Ramirez also homered and Carlos Gomez
added a two-run double for the Brewers, who snapped a
five-game losing streak. Mitch Moreland went deep and Nelson
Cruz hit a sacrifice fly for Texas.
HOUSTON (AP) Chris Carter's three-run homer lifted the
Houston Astros to a 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels last
night. Jose Altuve also homered and Jimmy Paredes added an
RBI double as the Astros ended a six-game losing streak.
Jose Veras pitched a perfect ninth inning for his third
save. The road woes continued for the Angels, who have
dropped eight of their past 10 away from Anaheim.
IRVING, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have signed
quarterback Aaron Corp. The Buffalo Bills released Corp last
year, re-signed him this past February and let him go again
on April 29th. Corp was set to be the starter at Southern
California in 2009 but he broke his left leg before the
season and Matt Barkley took over. He transferred to
Richmond in 2010 and started five games before a
season-ending knee injury. He finally played a full season
in 2011, throwing for 2,682 yards and 17 touchdowns. Kyle
Orton is the backup to Dallas starting quarterback Tony Romo.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs will try to go up
2-0 tonight in Game 2 of their second-round series against
the Golden State Warriors. The Spurs overcame Stephen
Curry's 44 points to beat the Warriors in double overtime on
Monday. Manu Ginobili said yesterday that some big shots
"got us the win, but not sure if we deserved it."
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM, the Texas Rangers are in Milwaukee
looking to avoid their first three game losing streak of the
season. We will take you to out the ball game at 6:30,
followed by the first pitch at 7:10
CHICAGO (AP) Scott Feldman pitched seven scoreless innings
last night to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Texas Rangers
9-2. Anthony Rizzo homered and drove in four runs for the
Cubs, who came within three outs of their first shutout
since last August. Nick Tepesch lost his second straight
start after giving up six runs in four innings.
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have designated
outfielders Rick Ankiel and Fernando Martinez for
assignment. Ankiel hit .194 and Martinez hit .182 this
season for the Astros. The team also reinstated outfielder
J.D. Martinez from the disabled list.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Manu Ginobili hit a three-pointer with
1.2 seconds left in double overtime to give the San Antonio
Spurs a 129-127 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 1
of their Western Conference series last night. Tony Parker
led the Spurs with 28 points and Danny Green added 22.
Golden State's Stephen Curry led all scorers with 44 points.
DENTON, Texas (AP) Former George Mason guard Vertrail
Vaughns has signed to play his final college season at North
Texas. Mean Green coach Tony Benford announced the signing
yesterday. Since he will graduate from George Mason this
spring, he'll be eligible to play one season for North Texas
starting this fall.
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM, the Texas Rangers take on the
Brewers in interleague play. We will take you to Milwaukee
at 6:30 for the pre-game show, followed by the first pitch
KPYN Sports 5/6/13
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Yu Darvish struck out 14 and Adrian
Beltre hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning
as the Texas Rangers beat Boston 4-3 Sunday, completing a
three-game sweep and matching the Red Sox for the best
record in the majors.
The Rangers, Red Sox and St. Louis all have 20-11 marks.
Darvish became the first pitcher since Pedro Martinez in
2004 to record two 14 strikeout games in the same month.
HOUSTON (AP) Justin Verlander held Houston hitless through
six innings yesterday as the Detroit Tigers blanked the
Astros 9-0. Verlander allowed two hits and finished with
nine strikeouts to help give the Tigers the four-game sweep.
Carlos Pena got Houston's first hit in the seventh inning.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) David Ragan picked up his second
Sprint Cup victory by sailing past Carl Edwards on the final
overtime lap of Sunday's race at Talladega. Ragan got a push
from teammate David Gilliland before they finished 1-2 for
Front Row Motorsports. It came at the end of a race that
took seven hours to complete after rain stopped it for more
than 3 ½ hours midway through the event.
UNDATED (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers
were victorious in Game 1 of their respective NBA conference
semifinal series. Kevin Durant scored 35 points and hit a
pair of jumpers in the final minute to lift the Thunder to a
93-91 win over the Grizzlies. The Pacers were 102-95 winners
over the Knicks in New York as David West scored 20 points
and Paul George added 19.
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM, the white-hot Texas Rangers are in
the Windy City for a make-up game with the Cubs. We will
take you to Chicago at 6:30 for the pre-game show, followed
by the first pitch at 7:05.
In High School 3A Region playoff Softball last night in
Gilmer, TX: The Atlanta Lady Rabbits beat Gladewater 3-0.
Game 3 of the series is today @ 1 p.m. @ ETBU in Marshall.
The game will be broadcasted live on KPYN 900 AM, 95.5 FM &
Congratulations Queen City Bulldogs
baseball team for beating the Prairieland Patriots 8-5 last
night in Mt. Pleasant, sweeping the playoff series
2-games-to-0. The Bulldogs will now advance to play Palmer
at a date and location to be announced
KPYN Sports 5/3/13
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Hector Santiago allowed two in
five-plus innings filling in for Jake Peavy on Thursday
night, Tyler Flowers hit a three-run homer and the Chicago
White Sox beat Texas 3-1, handing the Rangers their first
series loss of the season.
Flowers' drive just inside the foul pole in left field was
the third straight hit after Texas right-hander Justin Grimm
(2-1) retired 10 in a row on the day he was named AL rookie
of the month.
HOUSTON (AP) Four runs in the 14th inning helped the
Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 7-3 last night. Don
Kelly, Matt Tuiasosopo and Jhonny Peralta drove in the
Tigers' runs in the 14th. Jason Castro and Carlos Pena both
homered for the Astros.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Major League Baseball and the
players association are donating a combined $100,000 to
victims of the Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed
at least 14 people and injured about 200. The league says it
will encourage fans to donate during games on national
television. The plant in West exploded during a fire on
HOUSTON (AP) Houston Rockets star James Harden has been
diagnosed with strep throat, but he's still expected to play
tonight in Game 6 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Harden
had 31 points in Houston's Game 5 win despite battling what
the team called flu-like symptoms. Oklahoma City leads the
opening-round series 3-2.
Texas A&M will look for a late-season SEC turnaround as they
host Missouri in an SEC crossover. The Aggies have lost 12
of their last 14 conference games.
Queen City is off to a hot start in their 2A bi-district
series as they stomped Prairiland 8-1. The Bulldogs had 10
hits and scored in every inning except the first. Queen City
will look for the sweep tonight at Northeast Texas Community
The Atlanta Lady Rabbits fell 8-5 to Gladewater in their 3A
playoff game yesterday. The Lady Rabbs jumped out to an
early 1-0 lead, but let several opportunities slip,
including leaving the bases loaded in the second. Atlanta
will try and keep their season alive later this afternoon.
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM and KPYN.net, the Lady Rabbs look to
keep their softball season alive against Gladewater. We will
have the pre-game for you at 6 p.m., followed by the first
pitch at 6:30.
Following Atlanta softball, we will take you to Arlington
for Texas and Boston, already in progress.
KPYN Sports 5/2/13
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Conor Gillaspie and Alejandro De Aza
both homered in the seventh inning last night as the Chicago
White Sox topped the Texas Rangers 5-2. Chris Sale allowed
two runs and struck out seven to earn his first road win of
the season. Nick Tepesch took the loss after giving up five
runs in six-plus innings.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison
has undergone a second surgery in eight days to repair a
herniated disk in his back. General manager Jon Daniels says
an MRI yesterday revealed another herniation in the same
disk. The Rangers don't expect Harrison back for about three
NEW YORK (AP) Robinson Cano and Ben Francisco homered last
night as the New York Yankees edged the Houston Astros 5-4.
Eduardo Nunez scored the tiebreaking run in the sixth-inning
for the Yankees. The Astros plated all four of their runs in
the fourth inning.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) James Harden scored 31 points while
battling flu-like symptoms last night to lead the Houston
Rockets to a 107-100 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder to
extend the first-round playoff series. Omer Asik added 21
points as the Rockets pulled within 3-2 in the series. Kevin
Durant finished with 36 points for the Thunder.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Texas A&M's Kyle Field will
become the largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference
after university regents approved a $450 million
The stadium's capacity will increase from 82,589 to 102,500
in the expansion, making it just larger than Tennessee's
Neyland Stadium's 102,455.
The renovation will began after the 2013 football season and
should be finished for the 2015 season.
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM and KPYN.net, Atlanta begins their
postseason on the softball diamond. The Lady Rabbs will host
Gladewater at 6:30, with our coverage beginning at 6 p.m.
Immediately following the Lady Rabbs game, we will join the
Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox already in progress.
KPYN Sports 5/1/13
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Adrian Beltre homered and Mitch
Moreland added three hits last night as the Texas Rangers
topped the Chicago White Sox 10-6. Rangers starter Yu
Darvish struck out nine in six innings to pick up his fifth
win of the year. Adam Dunn and Dewayne Wise homered for the
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Pitcher Randy Wells has retired
after going winless in five starts this season for the Texas
Rangers' Triple-A team. The Rangers announced yesterday that
Wells' retirement was effective immediately. The
right-hander was 0-4 with a 6.08 ERA for Round Rock.
NEW YORK (AP) Travis Hafner hit three RBI singles last
night in the New York Yankees' 7-4 win over the Houston
Astros. Jayson Nix also drove in a run and Lyle Overbay
homered for the Yankees. Astros starter Philip Humber fell
to 0-6 on the year after giving up four runs in six innings.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Houston Rockets look to keep the
momentum going when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder in
Game 5 of their opening-round series tonight. The Rockets
forced a fifth game after defeating the Thunder 105-103 on
Monday night. Oklahoma City leads the series 3-1.
Tonight, on KPYN AM/FM, The Texas Rangers go for the series
win against the Chicago White Sox. Well take you to
Arlington for the pre-game show at 6:30, with the first
pitch coming your way at 7:05