The Texas A&M University-Commerce softball team is ranked No. 9 in the country in the final National Fastpitch Coaches Association coaches poll of the 2018 season. The Lions were ranked in all 13 polls during the season. They are the highest ranked team that did not participate in the NCAA Division II Softball Championship tournament. The Lion softball team had its most successful season in program history during the 2018 season. The team finished with a record of 42-12.
Texas A&M University-Commerce catcher Mariah Jameyson has been named the Division II Softball Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year, as announced Wednesday. The award is given to the nation’s top student-athletes for her combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
Bartolo Colon reinforced his already-prominent place in Dominican Republic baseball history when he earned his 243rd career win in the Rangers’ 8-2 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday night. The Rangers gave him plenty of offensive support with four home runs. Jurickson Profar hit two of them, the first multi-homer game of his career, and Joey Gallo and Ronald Guzman each added one.
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has been cleared to take batting practice and is hoping to start a medical rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Frisco as early as Monday. Andrus, who is currently on the 60-day disabled list, has been out since April 11 with a fractured bone in his right elbow. He has been throwing without limitations and hitting soft-toss pitching. Full batting practice is the final step before a rehab assignment.
Though LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for the most 30-point games in NBA playoff history by scoring 33 points, the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers’ last night 110-102 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors lead that series 3-0. Game 4 will be played tomorrow night on ABC.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster got a resolution to the last of the offseason charges against him Wednesday but could still face punishment from the NFL for his legal troubles. League sources said on Wednesday that the league is still mulling a potential multigame suspension for Foster. That possibility looms as Foster’s offseason issues are examined under the league’s personal conduct policy and its policy on substance abuse.
On a day without an NBA Finals game or Stanley Cup Final matchup, there was still plenty of betting action when Delaware opened for business Tuesday. According to Vernon Kirk, director of the state lottery, $322,135 was bet on sports at Delaware’s three casinos Tuesday, the first day the state offered a full menu of betting options. Delaware became the first state to offer full-scale sports betting outside of Nevada since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in mid-May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was unconstitutional, opening a path for states to choose whether to legalize sports betting.
Maria Sharapova’s first French Open in three years came to a muted conclusion Wednesday. She made decent inroads in the tournament that turned her away last year but clearly viewed it as incremental progress after a flat, straight-sets loss to Spain’s ascendant Garbine Muguruza.
Texas 8 Oakland 2
Houston 7 Seattle 5