In baseball, it’s Area round games this week. The Hughes Springs Mustangs will take on New Diana in a three-game series at ETBU. Game 1 is Friday at 5:00 pm on KLAKE 977. Game 2 is Saturday at 12:00 noon, with Game 3 to follow, if necessary. Both those games will be on STAR 969.
Sulphur Springs Wildcat baseball team has also advanced to Area round.
They will face Prosper in a best-of-three series at Rockwall High School.
Game 1 on Friday at 7:30 pm. Game 2 on Saturday at 1:00 pm with Game 3 to follow, if necessary.
A reminder about upcoming softball Regional Quarterfinal action this week. Friday the Hughes Springs Lady Mustangs will take on Hooks in a one-game series at NTCC. First pitch at 6:00 pm on STAR 969.
The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats will start a three-game series against Forney. Game 1 will be Friday at 7:00 pm at Forney. Game 2 will be at Lady Cat Park on Saturday at 11:00 am. Game 3, if necessary, will take place after game two.
And the Rangers fell to Detroit 7-4 last night in Arlington. Adrian Beltre had a huge night in his first game back from the DL. Beltre finished with two runs batted in on those three hits. The Rangers and Tigers will play the rubber match of their series today on 1490 AM and 96.3 FM KPLT – Bartolo Colon will be on the mound for Texas. Pregame at 12:30 first pitch at 1:05.
Fresh off the best season of his NFL career, and heading into the final year of his contract, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has been suspended four games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. Ingram, 28, will miss games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants. He will be eligible to return to the Saints’ active roster on Monday, Oct. 1. Ingram will be eligible to participate in all offseason practices and preseason games.
Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel was hospitalized Monday for a “reaction” to a prescription. On Instagram, Manziel posted: “Thank you for your concern and kind messages. Unfortunately, I had a reaction to an increased dosage of Lithium which I take for my Bipolar disorder. It was a scary moment and I’m especially grateful for the staff at the hospital and all that they’ve done in the last 24 hours.”
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Phil Mickelson is looking forward to his grouping with Tiger Woods this week at the Players Championship, a rare early-round encounter with his longtime nemesis at a tournament where they have played just a single round together. That came in 2001, during the third round, when Woods famously holed a winding, 60-foot birdie putt on the par-3, 17th green, on his way to a 66 and a victory the following day.
Houston 112 (wins series 4-1) Golden State 113 (wins series 4-1)
Utah 102 New Orleans 104
Detroit 7 Houston 4
Texas 4 Oakland 2