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Thursday’s Sports



ALDS – Game 4 Houston 3-1 Winner

Astros (90-72) 3 – Twins (87-75) 2

The Lone Star battle is in place. One day after the Texas Rangers locked down a spot in the American League Championship Series, the Houston Astros clinched their seventh consecutive ALCS bid with a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins to win their division series 3-1. The Astros relied on home runs and pitching during their World Series championship last year. Jose Abreu (uh-BRAY-o), their prized free agent signing over the winter, hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning to put the Astros ahead 3-1, and starter Jose Urquidy (R-gee-DEE). Closer Ryan Pressly sealed the win from the mound. Now, a first. The Rangers and Astros have never played one another in the postseason. Game 1 of the ALCS is in Houston Sunday with time to be announced.

NLDS – Game 3, Phillie leads 2-1

Phillies (90-72) 10 – Braves (104-58) 2

NLDS – Game 3, Arizona wins 3-0

Diamondbacks (84-76) 4 – Dodgers (100-62) 2


NLDS – Game 4 – Phillie leads 2-1

Braves (104-58) at Philadelphia Phillies (90-72) at 7:07 TBS



Broncos (1-4) at Kansas City Chiefs (4-1) at 7:15 pm PRIME VIDEO


NBA executive vice president and head of basketball operations Joe Dumars said the league has communicated to its players and teams that “we are really emphasizing that this is an 82-game season” and that the league has data indicating player rest doesn’t necessarily translate to players being healthier.


Northeast Texas Community College Rodeo made the long trip to Uvalde, Texas, for the second NIRA Southern Region Rodeo of the season hosted by Southwest Texas Junior College. After two NIRA Southern Region Rodeos, the Eagles are in an excellent position to make a run at the College National Finals Rodeo in June. NTCC will host the third NIRA Southern Region Rodeo of the Year on October 20-21 at the Mount Pleasant Rodeo Association Arena. Slack events will start at 9:00 am Friday and Saturday with nightly start times of 7:00 pm for the Rodeo.


The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council will meet on Sunday and Monday, October 15-16, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin to review UIL rules and vote on proposed rule changes. Sunday’s public forum and Monday’s morning session of the full Council meeting will be available via live webstream on the UIL Legislative Council Webpage.