Sports Headlines–7/9/2013

Texas A&M assistant track and field coach Jim VanHootegem has been named the head coach at the University of Oklahoma. Having completed his ninth season the Aggie program, VanHootegem was part of seven NCAA Outdoor Championship teams over the past five years, including an unprecedented sweep of men’s and women’s national titles from 2009 to 2011.  This will be the second head coaching post for VanHootegem, who was head coach at North ParkUniversity in Chicago from 1991 to 1994.

The Texas Rangers won the first game of their four-game series in Baltimore last night as they beat the Orioles 8 to 5.  The Rangers and Orioles will play again tonight in Baltimore.

The Houston Astros are in St. Louis for the first game of a short two game series against the Cardinals.

And, Dallas Cowboys lineman Josh Brent is out of jail, but wearing a drug-detection patch and without the keys to his car.  Brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with a car crash in December that killed Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown.  Brent was also jailed June 27th after testing positive for marijuana use.  He posted a $100,000 bond to gain his release.