The second half of baseball begins tomorrow afternoon for the Texas Rangers when they travel to the windy city to take on the Chicago Cubs. Despite a horrid performance down the stretch of the first half the Rangers still have the best record in the American League at 54-36 and lead the AL West by 5.5 games over the Astros. Martin Perez takes to the mound tomorrow. Meanwhile, Yu Darvish is scheduled to pitch game two of the series on Saturday.
The Open Championship at Royal Troon is underway beginning this morning. Jason Day goes in to this weekend’s golf tournament as the favorite with 7-1 odds to win. Next is Dustin Johnson with 13-2 odds, followed by Rory McIlroy and Dallas native Jordan Spieth with 10-1 odds. Weather is expected to be a challenge on the course as well.
Today in the Tour De France, the course has been altered due to windy weather conditions. To ensure riders optimal safety as they travel through the top of Mont Ventoux, as winds are expected to reach up to 100 kilometers per hour, the finish line to stage 12 will be cut approximately six kilometers short. Following Montpellier and Ventoux, riders will make their way through Bourg-Saint-Andeol and La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc for individual time trails.
And the Dallas Cowboys topped Forbes list of the most valuable sports franchises in the world, worth an estimated four billion dollars. The Cowboys also finish signing the final player of their 2016 draft class as they now have 3rd round selection Maliek Collins under a four-year contract. The countdown to Oxnard continues. Only 14 days until arrival.