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Connor Sadzeck brought his specialty to his special Rangers’ debut

Connor Sadzeck brought his specialty to his special Rangers’ debut

Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Current Time 0:00 / Duration 0:51 Jeff Banister on Connor Sadzeck’s MLB debut Advertisement Jeff Banister on Connor Sadzeck's MLB debut By Stefan Stevenson Be the first to know. Sadzeck registered fastballs of 99, 99 and 100 mph before getting Garver swinging on an 80 mph curveball. “It set up for the curveball, and I was able to make a good pitch and get the swing and miss, so … it was pretty surreal. Sports Highlights Up Next: Banister on 18-4 blowout win Your video will play in: 5 seconds Banister on 18-4 blowout win MIN@TEX: Banister on Mendez's outing in 18-4 win Play Video | 02:02 Your video will resume shortly. “You could tell, those moments are so fun, just to watch things happen, know the number of people he has in the stands just to watch him become a big leaguer tonight, watch him point to all the people in the stands who carried him to this point. It was awesome to watch,” Banister said. I had a little bit of that today, but I felt a little more calm out there and stayed within myself and tried to get Strike 1. That was the big thing,” he said. Yo Yo Yo — Yovani Gallardo earned the win after holding the Twins to three runs on six hits over five innings. Zac’s opportunity — Reliever Zac Curtis was called up from Triple-A Round Rock, primarily to give the Rangers left-handed cover out of the bullpen.
OSU women’s soccer blank Loyola at Chicago

OSU women’s soccer blank Loyola at Chicago

The Oklahoma State women's soccer team posted its third-shutout victory of the season Sunday as the 11th-ranked Cowgirls topped Loyola Chicago, 2-0, at Loyola Soccer Park. OSU (4-1-0) got its first road win of the season, while Loyola dropped to 3-3-0. Marlo Zoller and Grace Yochum scored goals for the Cowgirls, who outshot Loyola 14-11 margin, while Dani Greenlee and Hannah Warner combined for the shutout in goal, with Warner recording three saves. OSU took the lead in the 20th minute when Haley Woodard took a touch on the sideline and delivered a cross to Zoller, who drilled a shot from 12-yards out to the far post. The goal was Zoller’s second of the season as the Cowgirls took a 1-0 advantage. OSU doubled its lead less than five minutes into the second half when Yochum posted the first goal of her collegiate career, sliding in behind the goalie and sending it in off a Jaci Jones corner kick to put the Cowgirls up 2-0. OSU returns to action at 7 p.m. Friday when the Cowgirls host California at Neal Patterson Stadium.
NFL roster cuts: 32 things to know, from the Raiders’ wild day to the Steelers’ QB decision

NFL roster cuts: 32 things to know, from the Raiders’ wild day to the Steelers’ QB decision

Below, you'll find the 32 takeaways -- one for each team -- from roster cuts day, from the monster Khalil Mack trade to the Bills' decision to cut Corey Coleman to veterans like Brian Robison and Michael Johnson getting cut. Arizona Cardinals One member of the Cardinals' 2018 draft class won't be sticking around for the regular season. Parker appeared in 80 games with the Chiefs over the past five seasons, racking up nine picks and seven sacks, making his dismissal somewhat surprising. Baltimore Ravens 2015 first-round pick Breshad Perriman got cut by the Ravens after three disappointing seasons to begin his career. That's what you'd call a good day in the NFL. But after a stellar preseason finale, the Broncos decided to keep Lynch as their third quarterback. What is notable, though, is that they no longer have to play against Khalil Mack when they open up the season against the Raiders. Jeremy Hill ended up beating him out for the final running back spot on the roster. Additionally, the Jets cut former third-round pick of the Raiders, tight end Clive Walford, who joined the team in the offseason. But his run with the team is over.
Quartet of blasts leads Rangers to victory

Quartet of blasts leads Rangers to victory

View Full Game Coverage Mazara hit his 18th homer of the season in the second inning. The ball had an exit velocity of 103 mph and an estimated distance of 436 feet, according to Statcast™. It was the second consecutive night Mazara hit a home run after hitting just two in his previous 42 games. Per Statcast™, his home run had an exit velocity of 106 mph and an estimated distance of 415 feet. It was Guzman's first home run in 13 games, and his first extra-base hit since Aug. 13, against the D-backs. Beltre padded the lead with a solo shot in the fourth, his first homer since Aug. 10, against the Yankees. He now has 3,143 career hits, moving him past Robin Yount for 17th all-time. The Rangers have hit four or more home runs in a game eight times this season, with the last instance having come on Aug. 10 against the Yankees. His eight wins since June 23 are tied for the most in the Majors during that span. Wesley Dotson is a reporter for MLB.com based in Texas.
OU football journal: Sooners’ depth chart settles safety questions, but plenty still left

OU football journal: Sooners’ depth chart settles safety questions, but plenty still left

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said Monday he would wait to release a depth chart because of so many position battles continuing. “We could put “or” on there 50 times, but that doesn't help you guys a ton,” Riley said then. The Sooners released a depth chart Thursday, ahead of Saturday's season opener against Florida Atlantic (11 a.m., Fox), and there were still plenty of either/or scenarios. Instead of “or” on the chart 50 times, it's on there 10 — including at center, the offensive tackle spots, weakside linebacker and at the jack linebacker spot. Safety, though, is not one of those spots. Redshirt freshman Justin Broiles, who has been one of the talks of camp on the defensive side, is listed as the starter at strong safety with senior Kahlil Haughton the starter at free safety. Broiles is backed up by Jordan Parker with Haughton playing ahead of Robert Barnes. Bob Stoops on double duty this weekend Iowa is honoring its 1983 coaching staff this weekend, and it's a who's who of the sport.
Browns reportedly interested in Khalil Mack as Raiders apparently weigh trade offers

Browns reportedly interested in Khalil Mack as Raiders apparently weigh trade offers

If the Browns are going to pull off a trade for the Raiders' star, they're going to have to pay a hefty price. At least one report has suggested that a team is going to have to offer two first round picks if they even want to start a trade conversation with the Raiders. This could be a sign that the Raiders are willing to take down their asking price because they know there's no deal to done with Mack. According to the most recent salary cap numbers from Over the Cap, the Browns have roughly $61 million in cap space, which means they could easily afford to match the contract that the Rams gave Aaron Donald on Friday, a six-year, $135 million extension. "Oh, like a splash or something like that?" Jackson said when asked about adding a big named player, via Cleveland.com. "This is the time of year when you get an opportunity to make your football team better. If anyone could pull off a trade like this just for the start of the season, it's Browns general manager John Dorsey. Of course, if the Browns do want to make a trade, they better blow the Raiders away with their offer and that's because there could be some stiff competition. According to Pro Football Talk, there are at least four teams out there who are "very seriously" looking at the possibility of trading for Mack, if the Raiders decide to deal him.
Rangers minor-league report (8-30): Spokane infielder locks up Northwest League batting title

Rangers minor-league report (8-30): Spokane infielder locks up Northwest League batting title

Worth noting from the Texas Rangers' minor-league system on Thursday: TRIPLE-A ROUND ROCK (63-73): RHP Chris Tillman had his best start since joining the organization, allowing two runs in four innings during a 9-3 win against Memphis (St. Louis). Tillman, Baltimore's former No. Huang, acquired from Arizona in the Jake Diekman trade, had allowed 12 runs in 16 innings in his previous seven appearances. Frisco trails Corpus Christi by 2 ½ games with four to play in the race for the second-half title in the Texas League South. HIGH-A DOWN EAST (23-43, 58-78): 2B Charles Leblanc had three hits and drove in three runs during a 10-4 loss at Carolina (Milwaukee). CF Leody Taveras extended his on-base streak to a season-high 17 games. LOW-A HICKORY (39-27, 69-65): The club had only four hits, including a triple by DH Sam Huff, in a 2-1 loss at Delmarva (Baltimore). The loss eliminated Hickory from playoff contention. Arias leads the Northwest League in hitting at .371. He has a 28-point lead over teammate 1B Curtis Terry with four games to play.
Cross Country Opens Season In Tulsa

Cross Country Opens Season In Tulsa

NORMAN — The Oklahoma men’s and women’s cross country teams will open their seasons on Saturday at the Hurricane Invitational, held at the Mohawk Soccer Complex in Tulsa, Okla. “It looks like it's going to be flat and fast on some soccer fields, so not necessarily true cross country but still a true test of fitness for us," said OU associate head cross country coach Kevin Ondrasek. "The four teams going, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, OU and Tulsa, have been ranked in the top 25 in the last three to five years. Even though it's low key in nature, it will be a major test for everyone's fitness.” The Sooners return a handful of contributors from their 2017 squads and will welcome plenty of fresh faces. In 2017, the women’s team earned a seventh-place finish at the Big 12 Championship and 13th-place spot at NCAA regionals. On the men’s side, OU placed eighth at the Big 12 Championship and took home 14th at regionals a season ago. Results from the Hurricane Invitational will be available on SoonerSports.com following the meet. Men’s 4-Mile Race: 9 a.m. CT Women’s 2-Mile Race: 9:30 a.m. CT Venue: Mohawk Soccer Complex; Tulsa, Okla. Field: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa OU Women Competing: Kelsei Bixler, Elise Boisvert, Haley Herberg, Jordyn Kaplan, Reagan Kappel, Morgan Long, Natalie O'Brien, Khloe Pointer OU Men Competing: Eric Casarez, Ackeen Colley, Andrew Doherty, Zach Gentry, Luke George, Jacob Janzen, Heath Warren The Sooners next travel to Weatherford, Okla., for the Western Oklahoma Showcase on Sept. 8. For more information on Oklahoma cross country, follow the Sooners on Twitter and Instagram (@OU_Track) and like Oklahoma Sooners Track & Field and Cross Country on Facebook.

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