Sports Headlines–7/22/2014

The Texas A&M football team’s defense took another hit yesterday when Defensive End Gavin Stansbury left the team for personal reasons.  Stansbury was arrested on an assault charge in Harris County in April.  Stansbury started 10 games for the Aggies last season and is the third defensive starter to leave the team this summer.

The Houston Astros are in Oakland tonight to begin a three game series against the A’s.  The A’s are in first place in the American League West while the Astros are in fourth place 20 games behind and one game in front of the Texas Rangers.

The last place Rangers picked up a win on the road in New York last night.  The Rangers beat the Yankees by a final score of 4 to 2.  The Rangers and Yankees will play again tonight in New York.

And, former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel may start the season on the bench, but the NFL yesterday announced his number 2 Cleveland Browns jersey is the best-selling jersey in the nation this summer.  Manziel jerseys outsold those offered for Seattle’s Russell Wilson, San Francisco’s Colin Kapernick and Denver’s Peyton Manning.  Manziel will begin training camp with the Browns tomorrow.

Sports Headlines–7/21/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers had their doubleheader with The Woodlands Strykers rained out Friday with no make-up date announced.  The Bombers would win their 12th and 13th straight home game this weekend, a 5 to 3 decision on Saturday and another 5 to 3 win yesterday over the Acadiana Cane Cutters.  The Bombers are off tonight and tomorrow.

Former Texas A&M head football coach Jim Myers died Thursday at the age of 92.  Myers coached the Aggies from 1958 until 1962 to a 14-24-4 record.  Myers also won two Super Bowls in the NFL as an assistant coach for Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys.

Former A&M Consolidated softball player Jordan Bettiol has decided to play closer to home.  Bettiol has transferred from the University of Nebraska to Texas Tech where she will have two remaining years of eligibility.

The Houston Astros salvaged the final game of their series in Chicago yesterday when they beat the White Sox 11 to 7.  The Astros had lost the Friday game 3 to 2 and the Saturday game 4 to 3.  The Astros are off tonight.

And, The Texas Rangers ended their eight game losing streak on Friday when they beat the Blue Jays in Toronto 5 to 1.  But, the Rangers lost on Saturday 4 to 1 and again yesterday 9 to 6.  The Rangers are in New York today to begin a four game series against the Yankees.

Sports Headlines–7/18/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers game with The Woodlands Strykers was rained out last night.  The teams will try to play a doubleheader today at Strykers Stadium in The Woodlands.

The S-E-C Media Days ended yesterday with Alabama head coach Nick Saban again saying that the N-C-A-A should make rules to slow down hurry-up offenses like Texas A&M’s.  The Aggies will play the Crimson Tide October 8th at Alabama.

And, the major league baseball season starts its second half tonight with the Houston Astros on the road at the Chicago White Sox.  Also tonight, the last place Texas Rangers will play at the Toronto Blue Jays.

Sports Headlines–7/17/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers scored a run in the eighth inning last night to beat the Victoria Generals on the road 1 to nothing.  The Bombers will stay on the road tonight to play at The Woodlands Strykers.

The S-E-C Medias Days in Hoover, Alabama, yesterday saw the N-C-A-A’s Bill Hancock discussing the new four team National Championship Play-off Series.  Hancock says the system will provide college football with a true, undisputed National Champion while preserving the Bowl system for rest of the best.  Also yesterday, L-S-U coach Les Miles said former A&M Consolidated player Christian LaCouture will start at defensive tackle for the Tigers.

And, Texas A&M associate head baseball coach Andy Sawyers is leaving Aggieland to become an assistant coach at Kansas State.

Sports Headlines–7/16/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers suffered at 3 to 2 loss on the road at the Victoria Generals last night.  But, the Bombers did get some good news yesterday when they learned that left-handed pitcher Cody Brannon was named the Texas Collegiate League Pitcher of the Week.  The Bombers and Generals will play again tonight in Victoria’s Riverside Stadium.

The S-E-C Media Days continued yesterday with Texas A&M on the center stage.  After an opening statement about football and the upcoming season, head coach Kevin Sumlin bristled at being asked about Johnny Manziel’s behavior this summer.  And, the Aggies’ Deshazor Everett said the players need to start listening to their coaches in order to play better defense and once again become known as “The Wrecking Crew.”  The S-E-C Media Days continues today in Hoover, Alabama.

And, the Houston Rockets made a deal yesterday they hope will pay off with better offense during the upcoming season.  The Rockets traded for forward Trevor Ariza and two other players in a three way deal with New Orleans and Washington.  The Rockets dealt center Omer Asik and forward Omri Casspi to the Pelicans as part of the deal.

Sports Headlines–7/15/2014

Chip Baker is returning to his hometown to take over the reins of the Hearne High School Football program.  Baker, who has spent the past 15 years coaching in the Conroe School District, was hired to replace Clinton Smith, who recently left Hearne for a coaching job in Burton.  Baker is a 1993 graduate of Hearne High School.

The Brazos Valley Bombers will begin a four-game road trip tonight with the first of two games in Victoria against the Victoria Generals.  The Generals are currently one game in front of the Bombers in the second half standings.

And, the S-E-C media days got underway yesterday in Hoover, Alabama, with S-E-C Commissioner Mike Slive calling for what he calls the Power 5 conferences to have a bigger say in the changes in college football.  Included in the discussions is the possibility of paying the players.  Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin along with senior Deshazor Everett, junior Drew Kaser, and senior Cedric Ogbuehi will have their day with the media today.

Sports Headlines–7/14/2014

The College Station Cougars won four straight games Saturday to advance to the Division I Consolation Championship of the state 7-on-7 Football Championships before losing to Cy Falls 33 to 27.  The A&M Consolidated Tigers lost in the first round of Division I bracket play Saturday to Katy Seven Lakes 34 to 32.  And, the Navasota Rattlers came up short in their quest to win a Division II 7-on-7 State Football Championship Friday.  The Rattlers beat Pilot Point 34 to 31, but lost to eventual champion Graham on a final play touchdown 46 to 40.

The Brazos Valley Bombers got back onto the winning track this weekend as they knocked off the Acadiana Cane Cutters on the road Friday 6 to 2 and beat the East Texas Pumpjacks on Saturday 4 to 1 and 5 to 2 yesterday.  The Bombers are off tonight.

The Houston Astros are limping into the All-Star break having lost two of three games this weekend to the Boston Red Sox.  The Astros lost on Friday 8 to 3, won on Saturday 3 to 2, but lost again yesterday 11 to nothing.  Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers continue their downward spiral having lost eight in a row.  The Rangers were swept by the L-A Angels this weekend 3 to nothing, 5 to 2, and 10 to 7.  The Astros and Rangers are both off until Friday for the Major League All-Star break.

And, Germany won its fourth World Cup Title yesterday in Brazil.  Mario Goetze’s goal in the 113th minute during the second extra time period gave Germany the 1 to nil win over Argentina.

Sports Headlines–7/11/2014

The Navasota Rattlers went undefeated through pool play yesterday in the Division II 7-on-7 State Football Championships being played at Veterans Park in College Station.  The Rattlers destroyed Quanah 46 to 19, dismantled Rice Consolidated 48 to 7, and outlasted Abilene Wylie 35 to 25.  Navasota will play Pilot Point today in their first game of the championship bracket.  In the Division I Tournament, A&M Consolidated and College Station High will both play three games in pool play today.  The Tigers will be playing Arlington Seguin, Ridge Point, and Mission Veterans while the Cougars will be playing El Paso Franklin, Lake Dallas, and Manvel.

The Brazos Valley Bombers dropped a 6 to 5 decision last night on the road to the Acadiana Cane Cutters.  The Bombers and Cane Cutters will play again tonight in Youngsville, Louisiana.

And, the Houston Astros without playing a game climbed out of last place in the West Division last night for the first time since joining the American League.  The Texas Rangers were pummeled by the visiting Los Angeles Angels last night 15 to 6 handing them their fifth straight loss and dropping them into sole possession of last place.  Tonight, the Astros will host the Boston Red Sox and the Rangers will host the Angels.

Sports Headlines–7/10/2014

The Brazos Valley Bombers resume the second half Texas Collegiate League schedule on the road tonight with a game at the Acadiana Cane Cutters.  The Bombers won the first half championship and secured home field advantage for the post season playoffs.

The State 7-on-7 Football Championships begin today in Veterans Park in College Station.  Navasota will be playing Quanah, Rice Consolidated and Abilene Wylie in Division II today while A&M Consolidated and College Station High will play their first games in Division I tomorrow.

Texas A&M volleyball player Victoria Arenas has been picked to play in the 10th annual European Global Challenge next week in Croatia.  Six teams from the United States and six teams from Europe will be competing.

And, the Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers on the road in Arlington last night with an 8 to 4 win.  The Astros are off tonight while the Rangers will host the L-A Angels for the first game of a four game series.

Sports Headlines–7/9/2014

The North All-Stars, led by several Brazos Valley Bombers, won last night’s Texas Collegiate League All-Star game at Cellucor Field in Bryan.  A first inning home run by G-R Hinsley sparked the North to a 7 to 3 win over the South and helped Hinsley win the game’s M-V-P Award.  Following the game, Bombers coach Curt Dixon, who coached the North squad, said the game was a great showcase for the league.  The Bombers Logan Nottebrok was the winner of the home run derby before the game.  The Bombers will resume the T-C-L schedule tomorrow night on the road at the Acadiana Cane Cutters.

And, the Houston Astros handed the Texas Rangers their third straight loss last night with an 8 to 3 win in Arlington sparked by two home runs by Chris Carter.  The Astros can pull into a tie with the Rangers for fourth place in the American League West Division with a win tonight in the final game of the series in Arlington.