Congratulations to PJC baseball player Connor Anderson who has announced he will continue his baseball career at Texas State University.
The Dallas Mavericks are in negotiations with the LA Clippers to try and work out a trade for DeAndre Jordan. More than the likely the Mavs would part with Wesley Mathews as well as a future draft pick. Jordan has until later today to let the Clippers know If he is opting out of his contract to become a free agent.
Speaking of trades, reports are floating out there that the Rangers could possibly find a trade partner for Cole Hamels before the all-star game while Adrian Beltre has let the club know he would like to play for then in 2019.
Texas had the night off last night. They welcome the White Sox to Arlington tonight on 1490am and 96.3fm KPLT. Pregame at 6:30. First pitch at 7:05.
Oregon State won its third national championship in baseball Thursday night with a 5-0 victory over Arkansas in the decisive third game of the College World Series finals. Underclassmen Adley Rutschman and Kevin Abel powered the Beavers (55-12-1), who needed none of the dramatics on display Wednesday in a ninth-inning rally that denied the Razorbacks their first title in the sport.
Jameis Winston was suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season on Thursday, as the NFL said its investigation found the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback inappropriately touched a female Uber driver in March 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona. In a statement, the NFL said Winston violated the league’s personal conduct policy “by touching the driver in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent.”
Outgoing Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has been fined $2.75 million by the NFL after an investigation into sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. The independent investigation, conducted by former U.S. attorney Mary Jo White, substantiated the allegations against Richardson. It also stated that the team failed to report the allegations or any resolution agreements to the league.
Los Angeles Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani has been cleared to hit and will resume batting practice immediately, general manager Billy Eppler said Thursday. Eppler said Ohtani had an MRI Thursday that noted improvement in his ulnar collateral ligament and said he expected to continue to see progress. The GM declined to address whether Ohtani would pitch again this season.
The San Antonio Spurs are engaged with several teams in trade talks regarding All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard, including the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. The Spurs are clearly open to making a deal in the short term, but they remain in pursuit of a major return of assets for Leonard, a two-time first-team All-NBA player.