commerce – James Shields hurled shutout ball for five and two-thirds innings and the Tampa Bay Rays tied the World Series at one game apiece by beating Philadelphia 4-2 last night. The Phillies are not hitting in the clutch, going just 1-for-28 with runners in scoring position in the first two games.
Today is a travel day as the scene shifts to Philadelphia for the next three games. The weather forecast for Game 3 is not promising, with the weatherman calling for a 70 percent chance of rain Saturday night when the third game is
scheduled for Citizens Bank Park in Philly.
Mike Ribeiro had a career-high four assists to go with a goal as the Dallas Stars beat the New York Islanders, 5-3 last night. Marty Turco rebounded from a bad night by stopping 24 shots.
The Dallas Mavericks closed out their preseason with a loss to the Pacers, 114-91. The Mavs have a week to prep for the season opener next Saturday at Minnesota.
The No. 1 Longhorns have a tough one tomorrow as they host No. 7 Oklahoma State. Texas Coach Mack Brown said it's the best OSU team he's ever coached against.
Another big game is No. 8 Texas Tech at No. 19 Kansas, but Tech Coach Mike Leach doesn't really pay attention to the rankings.
The Red Raiders may have a walk-on for kicking duties tomorrow. Mike Williams made a 30-yarder to win a game last month and may be kicking extra points tomorrow. Williams was a walk-on at Tarleton State, too, but never got to play.
Brad Johnson says he's looking forward to redeeming himself Sunday as the Cowboys face a team he once led to the Superbowl.
The Buccaneers are 5-2 on the season and playing good defense, and Terrell Owens says the boys need to stick to the fundamentals.
Kick off is Sunday at Noon.
The A&M-Commerce Lions football team came up big at the Harvey Martin Classic last week, and have some much needed rest this weekend.
The Lions are now 4-4 on the season heading into Homecoming.
The Commerce Tigers face a must-win tonight at home, as they host Van Alstyne. After a disappointing loss to Bonham last week, the Tigers fell to 0-7 for the season, but can keep playoff hopes alive in District 10-3A by beating Van Alstyne by 14 or more points. Kick off is at 7:30 with live coverage on KETR beginning at 7.
Some other High School games we'll be following on the Northeast Texas Scoreboard Show tonight:
R.L. Turner at Greenville
Farmersville at Community
Cumby at Boles
Royse City at No. 3 Highland Park
Mount Pleasant at Sulphur Springs
Bonham at North Lamar
And Paris at Anna
Some finals from last night:
Rockwall over Newman Smith, 41-6
And Terrell over Mesquite Poteet, 33-14