HOUSTON (AP) - Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story each went deep, German Marquez pitched well in a clash with Justin Verlander, and the Colorado Rockies beat the slumping Houston Astros 5-1. Houston has matched a season high with five straight losses and extended its home skid to nine games, its longest of the season. The Rockies have won four in a row after losing the previous three and improved to 12-5 against the AL this season to set a franchise record for interleague victories.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Another day, another scheduled vote on the future of pro soccer in Texas and Ohio. The Austin City Council is scheduled to decide Wednesday whether to move ahead with a stadium plan that could prompt Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew to leave its home city after 22 years. Austin delayed the vote a week, but is expected to make a decision whether to enter formal and final negotiations with Crew owner Anthony Precourt. Precourt has been pushing for a move to Austin since 2017.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech has added graduate transfer John Bonney to its roster from Big 12 rival Texas. The move came only hours after the Longhorns announced the defensive back's intention to leave their program. Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury announced Bonney's addition in a release. Bonney played in all 37 games for Texas the past three seasons, and started 15 of them.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Randy Gregory understands the prevailing view that repeated use of marijuana is the reason the Dallas Cowboys defensive end has been suspended for 30 of the past 32 games. Now that he's on the verge of playing after a year away from the NFL, the former Nebraska standout wants people to know there are deeper issues of mental health. Gregory was suspended three times in less than a year. The last was a yearlong ban for multiple violations of the league's substance-abuse policy.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt hit his 27th homer to put Arizona ahead to stay, All-Star lefty Patrick Corbin worked seven innings for his 10th victory and the NL West-leading Diamondbacks won 6-4 at Texas. Corbin struck out seven without a walk while throwing 66 of 96 pitches for strikes. Goldschmidt homered in the first. Daniel Descalso had an RBI groundout, an RBI double and scored on a wild pitch.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Adrian Beltre was out of the Rangers lineup a day after re-aggravating a left hamstring injury. Baseball's active career hits leader already has been on the disabled list twice this season because of hamstring issues. Manager Jeff Banister says Beltre will be re-evaluated Thursday before the opener of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Cole Hammer and Daniel Hillier were tied at the top after two rounds of the U.S. Amateur, but the more compelling action was further down the leaderboard. Two dozen players were tied for 64th place after two rounds of stroke play at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill. With the top 64 advancing to match play, that means all 24 will compete in a sudden-death playoff Wednesday morning for the last spot in the knockout rounds. They'll be divided into six foursomes and start the playoff at 7:30 a.m.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Free-agent wide receiver Dez Bryant will be visiting the Cleveland Browns this week. Bryant was released by Dallas in February and has expressed interest in signing with the Browns. Cleveland needs receiving help while waiting for star Josh Gordon to return. Gordon is not in camp and is dealing with his health. Bryant was a three-time Pro Bowler with the Cowboys, but he was combative with coaches during eight seasons in Dallas.
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