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Rangers Swept By Astros Plus Justify Takes Triple Crown


PJC commit Benny Bridges and Beckville are 3A state baseball champs after beating Clifton 5-4 on Saturday.

Congratulations to TAMU-Commerce softball player Mariah Jameyson for being named Fastpitch News National Player of the Year. Kinsie Hebler was named a ‘Fastpitch News Honorable Mention All-American.’

And the Rangers fell to the Astros 8-7 on Sunday. It was the Rangers sixth loss in a row to Houston. Texas trailed six to nothing early in the game and tied it up in the 8th. Houston scored the winning run in the 9th when Keone Kela was called for a balk. The umpiring crew called the balk after being prodded by Houston manager A.J. Hinch. Texas is now 27-41 on the year. They are off today before starting a brief two-game series Tuesday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.

Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality. The late bloomer won the 150th Belmont Stakes in New York by 1¾ lengths on Saturday, leading all the way to give the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in 2015 and now just four years later, racing is celebrating another sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont.

Jerry Stackhouse has agreed to a deal to join J.B. Bickerstaff’s coaching staff with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told ESPN. Stackhouse emerged as a head-coaching candidate this spring, interviewing for jobs with New York and Toronto.

Johnny Manziel was 12-of-20 for 88 yards and a touchdown, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats scored 30 straight points to beat the Montreal Alouettes 30-15 on Saturday in the final preseason game for both teams. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M also ran for 19 yards. He is set to back up starter Jeremiah Masoli, who rested against Montreal, next Saturday at Calgary in the regular-season opener.

In full control of the French Open final, Rafael Nadal claimed his record-extending 11th French Open championship Sunday by displaying his foe-rattling excellence in a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 7 seed Dominic Thiem.