Hughes Springs and Pilot Point softball teams have finally been able to find a place to play their Regional Semifinal one game series. It will be held Saturday night at 7:00 pm at Sulphur Springs High School. The game will be broadcast on STAR 969 and Starcountry969.com.
Meantime, the boys are set to go on Thursday and Friday at 5:00 pm, and Saturday at 11:30 am, if necessary. Those games will be played at ETBU and also broadcast on STAR 969.
The NTCC Eagles tied their game with San Jac Monday night 6-6 in the bottom of the 11th. One swing of the bat and the Eagles’ winning run came across the home plate for a 7-6 final. One more win and NTCC advances to the World Series in Grand Junction.
Texas A&M University-Commerce softball player Mariah Jameyson has been named the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association South Central Region Player of the Year. In addition, Jameyson and Kinsie Hebler have been named First Team All-Region while outfielders Baylea Higgs and Ciera Nunez have been named Second Team All-Region.
The NBA draft lottery is tonight at 6:30 pm. The Phoenix Suns (21-61) have the best odds of obtaining the No. 1 overall pick at 25 percent. The Memphis Grizzlies (22-60) have the second-best chance at 19.9 percent. And the Dallas Mavericks (24-58) are third-best at 13.8 percent. The Mavs can only fall to pick No. 6.
The Rangers on Monday held off a decision on the status of the third baseman Adrian Beltre until he undergoes an examination Tuesday in Seattle. On Sunday at Houston, Beltre took himself out of the game during the seventh inning after feeling renewed discomfort in the left hamstring. He came off the disabled list last Tuesday after missing 12 games because of a strained left hamstring. Speaking of the Rangers they will be in action tonight on 1490 AM and 96.3 FM KPLT. Pregame at 8:30. First pitch is at 9:10.
The Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling Monday in a landmark decision that gives states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. The court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 law that barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. It made Nevada the only state where a person could wager on the results of a single game.
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Maliek Collins underwent surgery Monday to repair the fifth metatarsal on his broken foot. Collins will start training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list but should be back on the field at some point in August. Collins broke his foot last Thursday during Dallas’ offseason conditioning program. It was the second time in just three seasons that the defender has broken his foot. As a rookie, Collins broke his foot in OTAs, an injury that required surgery but didn’t force the DT to miss any games.
Longtime defensive back DeAngelo Hall made official what had been expected: He’s done playing football. Speaking at the Ryan Kerrigan Leukemia and Lymphoma Society golf tournament, Hall said he is still wrestling with what he wants to do post-football. He is deciding between joining a front office or becoming an analyst.