Last night in the Bronx, the Texas Rangers roar back after a suspicious rain delay to beat the Yankees 9-6. Down a run in the top of the 9th inning, the Rangers loaded the bases and Adrian Beltre would deliver an RBI single. Texas is the first team in Major League Baseball to reach 50 wins on the season. They’ll be back in action tonight with Cole Hamels on the mound. First pitch [on KPLT 1490am and 96.3fm] is set for 6:05pm Central Time.
In game one of the College World Series the Arizona Wildcats take game one 3-0 over Coastal Carolina. Arizona pitcher CJ Cloney was masterful on the hill, tossing a complete game 4-hit shutout with six strikeouts. Trailing Arizona 1 game to none, Coastal Carolina will try to hold off elimination in game two tonight. First pitch is at 7pm.
The biggest event in Tennis has kicked off. The World’s top ranked player, Novak Djokavic begins defending his Wimbledon title with an easy 3-set win over James Ward. The number three player in the world, Rodger Federer, defeats Guido Pella in three sets as well. The tournament continues today.
Last Friday night, with the help of a few sponsors, the Dallas Cowboys hosted 100 under privileged youth for what was called the ultimate sleepover experience. Charities to help with the event were the Salvation Army and Hope to Dream, who’ve donated over 40,000 beds across the world. The sleepover began with a red carpet style enterence for the kids, followed by a visit to the locker room where they’d meet Cowboys defensive back Brandon Carr. The tour ended with Carr leading the kids to the field where they’d find their bed for the night.
Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt, a pioneer of women’s college basketball who guided the Tennessee Volunteers to eight national titles in her 38 seasons at the university, died Tuesday morning. She was 64. Summitt led the Lady Vols to 1,098 victories, the most in Division I college basketball history (men or women) before stepping down in 2012, one year after announcing she had early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type.
Former NFL head coach and influential defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan has died, agent James Solano confirmed Tuesday. He was 82. Ryan, who coached in the NFL for 35 seasons, was known for building some of football’s top defenses behind a relentlessness that focused on creating havoc on the field. He was on the defensive staff of the Super Bowl-winning New York Jets in Super Bowl III in 1968. The Chicago Bears carried Ryan off the field next to coach Mike Ditka after Ryan’s vaunted “46 Defense” helped the Bears destroy the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX.