Two area teams came down with an intestinal virus during the Dixie Tee-Ball Tournament in Paris. Atlanta forfeited after eight of 12 players became sick. Hooks reportedly had three of 12 players come down with a stomach virus but finished the tournament and won the Division II title. Sulphur Springs won Division I. Reportedly the parents and those with the players thought the kids contracted the virus from swimming.
The struggles continue for the Texas Rangers after they fall to the Boston Red Sox 12-5. Texas used two pitchers in the contest, Nick Martinez and Michael Roth, each giving up six runs apiece. Despite losing five of their last six, the Rangers still maintain the best record in the American League at 52-32 and lead the Houston Astros by 7.5 games in the West. Texas and Boston play game two of their three game set this evening [on kplt 1490am and 96.3fm]. The Rangers turn to AJ Griffin on the mound to stop the bleeding. First pitch is at 6:10pm Central time.
NBA Free Agency went wild yesterday when coveted forward, Kevin Durant, elected to sign with the reigning two time Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors. Durant, one of the NBA’s most prolific scorers, will receive a max contract for two years worth over $54 million. As a result of the signing, the Warriors did not match a max deal offer for Harrison Barnes, sending him to Dallas. The Mavs also struck a deal with Golden State, trading for big man Andrew Bogut and also signed free agent Seth Curry, younger brother of Steph.
And at Wimbledon, 2nd ranked Andy Murray takes down Nick Kyrgios in three sets to advance to the quarterfinals. After an astonishing weekend, Sam Querrey defeated top ranked Novac Djokovic in the 3rd round followed by a win over Nick Mahut in the fourth round. And topping off the action from London, 3rd ranked Roger Federer eliminates Steve Johnson.