With the MLB trade deadline just over a month out it looks like the Rangers have made it known Cole Hamels, Adrian Beltre, and Austin Bibens-Dirx are available.
On the field, Texas’ seven-game winning streak is over as they fell to Minnesota 2-0 on Sunday. The Rangers were held to only three hits on the day. Jose Berrios got the win for Minnesota going 7 innings. He also struck out 12. Bartolo Colon took the loss for the Rangers despite a solid outing. Colon went 7 innings and only allowed the 2 runs. The winning streak ended but one streak remained intact. Shin-Soo Choo reached base for the 37th consecutive game. Choo will try to keep that streak alive tonight in Arlington as Texas begins a series with the San Diego Padres on 1499AM and 96.3 FM KPLT. pregame at 6:30. First pitch at 7:05.
Oregon State will face Arkansas for the national championship in college baseball after the Beavers won their fourth straight game at the College World Series — a 5-2 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday night. Sophomore designated hitter Tyler Malone delivered a three-run home run in Oregon State’s five-run third inning, all the support needed for starting pitcher Kevin Abel.
With the deadline passing Saturday, Carmelo Anthony did not exercise the early termination option on the final year of his contract to join the 2018 free-agent class. Anthony, officially a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder again next season, will earn $27.9-million in 2018-19 to complete the five-year, $120-million contract he signed with the New York Knicks in 2014.
The Oakland Athletics plan to call up veteran right-hander Edwin Jackson to start today’s game in Detroit. Oakland marks Jackson’s 13th major league team, matching former reliever Octavio Dotel’s record.
John Ward, the University of Tennessee’s beloved “Voice of the Vols” for 34 seasons in basketball and 31 seasons in football, died Wednesday after battling a lengthy illness. He was 88. Ward’s death was announced in a statement by the Vol Network, which read in part: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce a great voice has gone silent.”
Borna Coric defeated defending champion Roger Federer 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2 to win the Gerry Weber Open on Sunday. The 21-year-old Croat saved three of the four break points he faced and took his second match point to end Federer’s 20-match winning streak on grass for his second career title. Federer had been going for his 99th, one week after taking his 18th grass-court title in Stuttgart.