The Texas A&M-Commerce softball team advances to the winner’s bracket for the first time in program history with a 15-8 win over Tarleton in the opening round yesterday! The Lions exploded for eight runs in the first inning. Next, they will play Colorado Mesa today at 12 noon.
NL sophomore Kobey Emeyabbi will compete at 11:00 am Saturday at the state track meet in the pole vault.
It’s game day for several playoff teams. The Paris Wildcats play Center in Game 1 of their best of three series tonight, at 7:00 pm, at Longview HS. Game 2 will start at 2:00 pm Saturday at Longview.
The Prairiland Patriots will play Harmony at 7:30 at Mt Pleasant HS. Game 2 will be Saturday at 2:00 pm at Mt Pleasant HS.
And on Mix 107.7 tonight the NL Pantherettes will play Game 1 of their regional quarterfinal matchup with Rusk in Lindale. Pregame at 6:45, first pitch at 7:00 pm.
Tonight there is quarterfinal action in softball and area round action in baseball. And two of those games will be on the radio:
The Hughes Springs Lady Mustangs will take on Hooks in a 1 game series at NTCC. First pitch tonight is at 6:00 pm on STAR 969.
In baseball, The Hughes Springs Mustangs will take on New Diana in a three-game series at ETBU. Game 1 is this afternoon at 5:00 pm on KLAKE 977. Game 2 is Saturday at 12 noon, with game three to follow, if necessary. Both those games will be on STAR 969.
Also in action tonight, the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats will start a 3 game series against Forney. Game one is tonight at 7 p.m. at Forney. Game two will be at Lady Cat Park on Saturday at 11 a.m. Game three, if necessary, will take place after game two.
And, the Sulphur Springs Wildcat baseball team is also in action. They will face Prosper in a best-of-three series at Rockwall High School. Game 1 is tonight at 7:30 pm. Game 2 is Saturday at 1:00 pm with Game 3 to follow, if necessary.
Tonight on 1490 AM and 96.3 FM KPLT the Rangers will take on the Astros in Houston. Eric Nadel and Matt Hicks will have all the action beginning at 6:30 with the pregame show. first pitch at 7:10.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia passionately expressed his innocence during a seven-minute news conference Thursday, a day after a 22-year-old aggravated sexual assault indictment in Texas had been reported in the media. Patricia, as he did in a statement Wednesday night, said he was falsely accused of one count of sexually assaulting a woman in South Padre Island, Texas, during spring break in 1996. “I was innocent then, and I am innocent now. Let me be clear. My priorities remain the same, to move forward and strive to be the best coach, teacher, and man that I can possibly be.”
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Dustin Johnson’s spot atop the world rankings is in peril, and he has never had much success around the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass, with just three of his 30 rounds in the 60s. So, of course, on Thursday during the opening round of the Players Championship, Johnson looked at ease, shooting a bogey-free 6-under-par 66 to share the early lead with Webb Simpson and Alex Noren.
Footwear company Skechers sued Adidas in federal court Thursday, claiming its competitor created false advertising and unfair competition by funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars in secret payments to high school and college basketball players and their families to wear its products. The federal lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleges that illicit payments made by Adidas and its employees “effectively blocked Skechers and other companies from competing on a level playing field for young, NBA-level endorsers, and unfairly bolstered consumer perception of Adidas’ overall brand quality and image well beyond the basketball footwear market