Sports Headlines–7/22/2016

A Texas League bloop single gave the Brazos Valley Bombers a walk-off 4 to 3 win in the bottom of the ninth inning last night over the Victoria Generals. It is the 17th straight win for the Bombers. The Bombers travel to Plano tonight for a game against the Texas Marshals.

The state’s two highest ranking office holders put in their two-cents worth about expansion of the Big 12 Conference yesterday. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick both demanded that the University of Houston be added to the conference if and when they expand.  The Big 12 has not committed to expansion, but members schools this week asked Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin evaluating candidates, including UH, to be added in the future.

The Houston Astros host the L-A Angels tonight for the first game of a weekend three game series at Minute Maid Park. And, the Texas Rangers continue their current road trip in Kansas City with the first game tonight of a weekend three game series with the Royals.

Sports Headlines–7/21/2016

Observers are beginning to wonder if the Brazos Valley Bombers are going to win every game left in the season. The Bombers won their 16th straight game last night with a shut-out of the Victoria Generals, 5 to nothing. The Bombers and Generals will play again tonight at 7:05 pm at Nutrabolt Field in Bryan.

Hearne High School has turned to an A&M Consolidated graduate for their new head football coach. Andrew Daily, who has served as an assistant coach at A&M Consolidated, Navasota, and Hearne, was promoted to the top job this week. Daily has also been the Hearne boy’s head basketball coach for the past two years. Daily replaces Chip Baker who left in June to become an assistant coach at Class 6A Oak Ridge.

The Houston Astros salvaged the final game of their series in Oakland yesterday with a 7 to nothing shut-out of the A’s. The Astros are off today and will travel home to host the L-A Angels tomorrow night.

The Texas Rangers suffered a sweep in Anaheim as the L-A Angels were 7 to 4 winners last night. The Rangers are still clinging to a three-and-a-half games lead over Houston in the American League West. The Rangers are off today to travel to Kansas City to begin a series with the Royals tomorrow night.

Sports Headlines–7/20/2016

The Blue beat the Red 7 to 3 last night in the annual Texas Collegiate League All-Star game in Youngsville, Louisiana. Several Brazos Valley Bombers players participated including Hunter Wilson, Logan Bottrell, Zack McGuire, Spencer Hemphill and Anthony Herrera who all hat base hits in the game and Willy Amador, McGregor Hines, Garrett Hofstad and Herrera who all spent time in the mound for the Red. The Bombers go for their 16th straight win tonight when they host the Victoria Generals for a 7:05 pm game at Nutrabolt Stadium in Bryan.

The Houston Astros lost in 10 innings last night in Oakland 4 to 3 to the A’s. The Astros and A’s will wrap up their series today.

The Texas Rangers lost to the L-A Angels last night 8 to 6 behind a pair of three run homers by Albert Pujols. The Rangers and Angels will wrap up their series tonight in Anaheim.

Sports Headlines–7/19/2016

Former Texas A&M forward Danuel House has played his way onto an NBA roster. House’s performance playing in the NBA summer league has led to a 2-year contract for House with the Washington Wizards. House averaged 11.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in the summer league.

Former Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill may be back on the field as a starter this fall, this time with TCU. Hill left Texas A&M two years ago after setting a single-game passing record of 511 yards against South Carolina, then being benched in favor of Kyle Allen and finally suspended for violating team rules. Hill spent the past season learning the TCU offense and Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson said yesterday at the Big 12 media days that either Hill or Fort Worth native Foster Sawyer will be the starter. While refusing to pick between the two, Patterson said Hill’s Texas A&M experience gives him an edge.

The Houston Astros lost their series opener in Oakland last night to the A’s 7 to 4. The Texas Rangers also lost on the west coast last night in Anaheim to the L-A Angels 9 to 5. Both teams continue their series tonight, the Astros in Oakland and the Rangers in Anaheim against the Angels.

Sports Headlines–7/18/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers have now won 15 in a row after they beat the Texas Marshals in Plano Friday 5 to 1 and shut out the Strykers in The Woodlands on Saturday 3 to nothing and yesterday 9 to nothing. The Bombers will take a break for the Texas Collegiate League All-Star game until Thursday when they return home to host the Victoria Generals.

Former Texas A&M basketball guard and Southwest Conference Most Valuable Player of 1963 Bennie Lenox died Saturday at the age of 74. Lenox holds the Southwest Conference record for points scored in a game with 53. Following his collegiate career he was an assistant coach at the University of Texas from 1967 until 1973 and owned and operated a lumber company in Austin.

The Houston Astros won a road series in Seattle this weekend beating the Mariners on Friday 7 to 3, losing on Saturday 1 to nothing, but winning again yesterday 8 to 1. The Texas Rangers avoided a sweep by the Cubs in Chicago with a 4 to 1 win yesterday. The Rangers had lost on Friday 6 to nothing and on Saturday 3 to 1. The Astros continue their road trip in Oakland tonight while the Rangers are in Anaheim to take on the Los Angeles Angels.

And, Henrick Stenson held off Phil Mickelson yesterday to win the British Open Golf Championship.

Sports Headlines–7/15/2016

College Station High School grad McGregor Hines pitched seven strong innings last night to lead the Brazos Valley Bombers to a 7 to nothing shut out of the Texas Marshals on the road. Hines allowed only two hits as the starter in last night’s game. The Bombers will play the Marshals again tonight in Plano.

The press at the SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama has picked the Texas A&M football team to finish in fourth place in the Western Division this fall. Alabama is picked to finish first, followed by LSU and Ole Miss. Tennessee is the pick to finish first in the Eastern Division.

The Denver Broncos has offered to guarantee $70-million of a six-year $114.5-million deal for former Texas A&M player and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller. Miller has agreed to the total money of the package but was holding out for more guaranteed money. If Miller accepts, it will become the largest payday for a non-quarterback in NFL history.

The major league baseball season resumes today with the Houston Astros playing the opener of a three-game series in Seattle and the Texas Rangers playing the first of three games in Chicago with the Cubs. Texas begins the second half of the season in first place in the American League West with Houston is second place five-and-a-half games behind.

Sports Headlines–7/14/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers go for their 12th straight win tonight in Plano when they play the Texas Marshals. The Bombers, who won the first half of the Texas Collegiate League schedule, are undefeated and in first place in the second half standings.

Even though Texas A&M’s day at the SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama was over on Tuesday, the Aggies were still being talked about yesterday. Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema says despite the frustrations suffered by the Razorbacks against the Aggies in recent years it is still fun to play Texas A&M. Alabama head coach Nick Saban says for the first time in many years the Crimson Tide is heading into a season with question marks at the running back position. The Aggies will play Arkansas on September 24th and Alabama on October 22nd.

Sports Headlines–7/13/2016

Texas A&M took the center stage at SEC Media Days yesterday in Hoover, Alabama. Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin answered a question about Oklahoma quarterback transfer Tervor Knight by saying that his experience with the Sooners will give him maturity to step in and help the Aggies immediately. Sumlin was also asked if he has been in contact with Johnny Manziel which Sumlin confirmed. Wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones told the media that he knows he is considered one of the team leaders because he was asked to appear at the media days. The Aggies will play their season opener against UCLA on September 3rd.

The American League won the mid-summer classic All-Star Game last night for the fourth straight year. The American League beat the National League in San Diego last night 4 to 2.

Sports Headlines–7/12/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers keep on winning. The Bombers won their 11th straight game last night when they scored three runs in the seventh inning and another three runs in the eighth innings to stun the Acadiana Cane Cutters 6 to 5. The Bombers are in first place in the Texas Collegiate League standings and undefeated in the second half part of the schedule. The Bombers are off until Friday when they will play at the Texas Marshals.

The annual S-E-C Media Days began yesterday in Hoover, Alabama, with S-E-C Commissioner Greg Sankey saying the conference must elevate itself above the off-field issues of the past year. Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin is scheduled to meet with the media today.

Tim Duncan announced his retirement from pro basketball yesterday. The San Antonio Spurs veteran is hanging it up after 19 seasons with the team. While playing for the Spurs, Duncan won five NBA championships, three NBA Finals MVP awards, two league MVP awards, and led the Spurs into the play-off for all 19 seasons. The Spurs are the only pro team Duncan has ever played for.

Sports Headlines–7/11/2016

The Brazos Valley Bombers have a ten game winnings streak going after a sweep in The Woodlands over the Strykers 4 to 2 and 6 to 4 and a win at home last night over the Acadiana Cane Cutters, 13 to 4. The Bombers will host the Cane Cutters again tonight at Nutrabolt Field.

The Houston Astros head into the All-Star break with a series split with the Oakland A’s. The Astros won on Friday 10 to 9, lost on Saturday 3 to 2 and won in 10-innings yesterday 2 to 1. But, the Texas Rangers lost their series with the Minnesota Twins winning on Friday 6 to 5, losing on Saturday 8 to 6, and losing again yesterday 15 to 5. The Rangers currently lead the Astros in the American League West by five-and-a-half games.

Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon men’s singles championship yesterday with a 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 win over Milos Raonic. Serena Williams won her 22nd Grand Slam event Saturday when she won the Wimbledon women’s single championship 7-6, 6-3 over Angelique Kerber.