Sports Headlines–5/27/2015

The Houston Rockets will try to avoid being eliminated from the NBA play-offs tonight when they play in Oakland. Rockets Coach Kevin McHale described Monday night’s win in Houston as a gutsy performance by the team. The Rockets and Warriors will play game five of the series tonight at 8 pm. Golden State leads the series three-games-to-one.

The Houston Astros mounted a late rally yesterday to beat the Orioles in Baltimore 4 to 1. And, the Texas Rangers came from behind in Cleveland to beat the Indians 4 to 3 for their seventh straight win. Rangers’ manager Jeff Banister said the team was inspired by a three-run homer by Prince Fielder. Today, the Astros wrap up their series at Baltimore and the Rangers finish their series at Cleveland.

Sports Headlines–5/26/2015

The Texas A&M baseball team did not get the national seed they had hoped for yesterday to give them home field advantage until the College World Series, but they are the top seed in the College Station Regional that begins Friday at Blue Bell Park. The Aggies will be playing the 4th seed, Texas Southern, at 6 pm Friday. The other two teams coming to College Station are Coastal Carolina and California.

The Houston Rockets avoided a sweep last night when they led from start to finish in beating the Golden State Warriors 128 to 115. James Harden scored a play-off career-high 45 points. The series moves back to Oakland tomorrow night.

And, in major league baseball yesterday, Houston fell to Baltimore 4 to 3, but Texas beat Cleveland 10 to 8. Tonight, the Astros play at the Orioles and the Rangers play at the Indians.

Sports Headlines–5/25/2015

The 4th-ranked College Station baseball team saw their season end this weekend when they dropped their Class 5A Regional Quarterfinal series to Tomball. College Station fought off three rain delays Saturday to beat Tomball in game two of the series 5 to 4, but lost the deciding game three Saturday night 9 to 2 to finish the season with a 25-8-1 record.

The Texas A&M baseball team was assured of a spot in the NCAA Tournament last night when Blue Bell Park at Olsen Field was selected to host one of 16 Regional Tournaments. The rest of the play-off field is being announced today.

The Houston Rockets will be facing elimination from the NBA Play-offs tonight when they host Golden State for an 8 pm game. The Rockets lost to the Warriors Saturday night 115 to 80 to trail in the Western Conference Championship series three-games-to-none.

The Houston Astros dropped the series opener to Detroit Friday night 6 to 2, but came back to win Saturday 3 to 2 on a spectacular triple play and then won the series yesterday with a 10 to 8 win. The Texas Rangers meanwhile were sweeping the New York Yankees 10 to 9 on Friday, 15 to 4 on Saturday and 5 to 2 yesterday. Today, the Astros are at Baltimore and the Rangers are at Cleveland.

Sports Headlines–5/20/2015

The 6th-ranked Texas A&M baseball team will play its first game at the S-E-C Tournament today. The Aggies’ opponent will be Alabama, a 6 to 1 winner over Ole Miss yesterday. Also at the tournament yesterday, Missouri beat South Carolina 5 to 1, Auburn beat Kentucky 6 to 3, and Arkansas beat Tennessee 2 to 1.

The Houston Rockets opened the Western Conference Championship series last night with a 110 to 106 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Rockets star James Harden said following the game it was a second quarter let down that doomed Houston. The Rockets and Warriors play again tomorrow night in Oakland.

And, the Houston Astros beat the Oakland A’s last night 6 to 4, but the Texas Rangers lost to the Boston Red Sox 4 to 3. Today, the Astros and A’s wrap-up their series in Houston and Texas and the Red Sox play in Boston.

Sports Headlines–5/19/2015

The coach who has led the College Station volleyball program since its inception into the play-offs each of the first three years of varsity competition, including one appearance at the state tournament, has resigned. Stephanie Cone is leaving College Station to accept a teaching and assistant principal position in the Willis school district. Cone says she has eventual aspirations to become a school principal and the time is right to begin moving her career in that direction.

The Houston Rockets will begin the best-of-seven Western conference championship series with the Golden State Warriors tonight. Rockets star James Harden says he will not be making any changes to his game for the new play-off opponent. The Rockets and Warriors play at 8 tonight in Oakland.

And, a sixth inning RBI single by Oakland’s Brett Lawrie proved to be the edge the A’s needed to beat the Astros 2 to 1 in Houston last night. [OKA Brett Lawrie RBI single 2-1 OKA T6.wav] The Astros and A’s will play again tonight in Houston. Also tonight, the Rangers begin a series with the Red Sox in Boston.

Sports Headlines–5/18/2015

The Bryan baseball team finished their season with a 16-13-1 record Friday night after losing to Tomball Memorial 1 to nothing in the Area round of the Class 5A play-offs. Rudder evened their series with Brenham Friday night with a 2 to 1 win, but lost on a fluke single in the bottom of the seventh in the deciding game Saturday to Brenham 5 to 4. Rudder ended their season with a 17-14 record. And, College Station moved on to the Regional Quarterfinals with a sweep of Magnolia, 10 to 3 on Friday night and 2 to nothing on Saturday. College Station will play Tomball in the next round of the play-offs Thursday night and Saturday afternoon.

The 6th-ranked Texas A&M baseball team had their Friday game at Ole Miss rained out and then lost the Saturday game 7 to 4 but it was still enough to be the third seed at the S-E-C tournament this week in Hoover, Alabama. The Aggies will play either Ole Miss or Alabama on Wednesday.

The 22nd-ranked Texas Aggie softball team won its first game at the Norman regional Friday over Lehigh 2 to 1, but lost to 6th-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday 7 to 5. The Aggies beat Lehigh again yesterday 5 to nothing before being eliminated by Oklahoma 2 to nothing. Texas A&M finished their season with a 40 and 20 record.

The Houston Rockets advanced to the Western Conference Championships yesterday with a 113 to 100 win over the L-A Clippers. Houston will take on Golden State in the first game of the series tomorrow night in Oakland.

And, in major league baseball, Houston beat Toronto Friday 8 to 4, on Saturday 6 to 5, and again yesterday 4 to 2. Texas lost to Cleveland Friday 8 to 3 and again on Saturday 10 to 8 before winning yesterday 5 to 1. Tonight, Houston hosts Oakland and Texas is off.

Sports Headlines–5/15/2015

The high school baseball area round of the Class 5A play-offs started last night with Bryan losing the first game of their series at Tomball Memorial 8 to 2 and Rudder dropping their game one at Mumford to Brenham 4 to 1. Bryan will host game two and, if needed, game three with Tomball Memorial today while Rudder will play their game two with Brenham tonight back at Mumford. College Station opens their area series with Magnolia tonight at The Woodlands John Cooper prep school.

The 6th-ranked Texas A&M baseball team won their first game at Ole Miss last night 4 to nothing. The teams play again tonight in Oxford, Mississippi.

The 22nd-ranked Texas Aggie softball team will play its first game in the NCAA Tournament today in Norman, Oklahoma, against Lehigh. The other two teams at the regional are Oklahoma and Central Arkansas.

The Rockets made up a 19 point second half deficit last night to beat the Clippers in L-A 119 to 107 and force a game seven in the NBA Western Conference semi-finals. The deciding game seven will be played Sunday in Houston.

And, yesterday in the major leagues, Houston beat Toronto 6 to 4 and Texas lost to Kansas City 6 to 3. Tonight, the Astros host the Blue Jays and the Rangers host Cleveland.

Sports Headlines–5/14/2015

The Area round of the Class 5A baseball play-offs begins tonight with Bryan playing at Tomball Memorial and Rudder taking on Brenham at 7 pm at Mumford. Both teams are playing best-of-three series.

The Texas A&M baseball team will begin their final conference series of the season tonight at Mississippi State. The Aggies and Bulldogs also have games scheduled for tomorrow night and Saturday afternoon.

Houston hopes to stave off elimination tonight in the NBA play-offs when they play game six of the Western Conference semi-final series at the L-A Clippers. L-A leads the best-of-seven series three-games-to-two.

Houston batters came through in the late innings last night as they Astros rallied to beat San Francisco 4 to 3. Texas was also a winner last night beating Kansas City 5 to 2. The Astros and Giants finish their series tonight in Houston while the Rangers and Royals continue theirs in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–5/13/2015

Texas A&M’s baseball game against Sam Houston State in Huntsville last night was rained out and will not be made up. The Aggies next game will now be played tomorrow night in Oxford, Mississippi, against Mississippi State.

The Houston Rockets staved off elimination last night with a 124 to 103 win over the L-A Clippers. James Harden scored 26 points to fuel the Rockets’ offense. The Rockets still trail in the best-of-seven Western Conference semi-finals three-games-to-two. Game six is tomorrow night in L-A.

And, in baseball, Houston lost to San Francisco last night 8 to 1 and Texas lost to Kansas City 7 to 6 in 10 innings. The Astros and Giants play again tonight in Houston and the Rangers and Royals tangle again tonight in Arlington.

Sports Headlines–5/12/2015

The 2nd-ranked Texas A&M baseball team will try to get back into the win column tonight when they play a non-conference game at Sam Houston State. Aggies coach Rob Childress says fans should not get too excited about losing two of three to South Carolina because all team eventually go through a slump. The Aggies and Bearkats play tonight at 6:35 in Huntsville.

The Houston Rockets face elimination tonight when they host the L-A Clippers in the NBA Western Conference semi-finals. The Rockets trail in the series three-games-to-one.

And, the Texas Rangers beat Kansas City last night 8 to 2. The Rangers and Royals play again tonight. Also tonight, the Houston Astros host San Francisco.