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 one will be Friday at 7:00 pm at Forney. Game two will be at Lady Cat Park on Saturday at 11:00 am. Game three, if necessary, will take place after Game two.
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. Games two and three are 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.
METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints have released tight end, Coby Fleener, just two years into his five-year, $36 million contract. Fleener’s departure isn’t a big surprise, considering he caught only 22 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games last year before finishing the season on injured reserve with a concussion.
Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith reported to Athens-Clarke County (Georgia) police that several items were stolen from his car on Saturday, including his team-issued iPad, his Georgia helmet from last season and three of his Bulldogs jerseys. Smith reported the crime Saturday morning. There were no signs of forced entry to his vehicle, which was parked in the parking garage of an apartment complex, and there are currently no suspects.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers have signed a veteran running back C.J. Anderson to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday. Anderson will compete with Cameron Artis-Payne to be the change-of-pace back behind starter Christian McCaffrey, a 2017 first-round pick. Carolina released Jonathan Stewart, the franchise’s leading rusher, during the offseason, leaving a void at power back.
The Detroit Pistons and Stan Van Gundy, their president of basketball operations and head coach, have parted ways after the team failed to make the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Van Gundy met with Pistons officials on Monday afternoon.
The France family, who owns NASCAR, has engaged investment bank, Goldman Sachs, to explore a sale of the sanctioning body. Reuters first reported the potential for a sale, which has been rumored for more than a decade. Those rumors have increased over the last year amid NASCAR’s struggles to attract fans, both in-person and on television. The three public companies that own tracks where NASCAR races take place have reported a combined attendance revenue decline of 54 percent over the last decade.
Cleveland 128 Toronto 93 (cleve win series)
Philadelphia 103 Boston 92 (Boston leads 3-1)
Texas 7 Detroit 6
Houston 16 Oakland 2