DALLAS—Pat Maroon paused briefly before thrusting both of his arms into the air, unsure if he had gotten the puck into the net to put the St. Louis Blues back in front late in a wild third period.
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FORT WORTH, Tex.—Kevin Harvick gave the checkered flag to a young fan he brought onto the track to take a selfie—one with the winning driver and car that will have a shot at another NASCAR Cup championship.
ARLINGTON, Tex.—Adrian Beltre got his 3,000th career hit in a fitting way—a hard hit down the line past third base.
The 38-year-old Texas Rangers' third baseman doubled yesterday to become the first player from the Dominican Republic, and 31st overall, to join the 3,000-hit club in the major leagues.
ARLINGTON, Tex.—Adrian Beltre just wanted to work hard, be consistent, and earn respect in the game.
As a young player, he never even thought about historical numbers like 3,000 hits.
“Never in my mind did I think that I was going to be in the position where I'm at right now,” Beltre admitted.
"If I tell you that, that I was, I'm lying.
ARLINGTON, Tex.—Carlos Gomez was munching on a doughnut and a piece of watermelon simultaneously before the game, when he predicted he would hit a home run.
Then there was the recording of a rooster call the Texas centre-fielder wanted played for one of his teammates.
Turns out things went even better than he planned.
ARLINGTON, Tex.—Darwin Barney's two-run homer capped a big first inning and was just enough for the Toronto Blue Jays to earn a victory—and again get within one game of their first .500 record this season.
FORT WORTH, Tex.—Jon Rahm was at Colonial during tournament week each of the past two years to accept the Ben Hogan Award that goes to the nation's top college golfer.
This time, he's playing in the PGA Tour event at Hogan's Alley and among the leaders.
FORT WORTH, Tex.—Jordan Spieth always gets good vibes at Colonial, so his return to Hogan's Alley as defending champion might be coming at an opportune time.
“This is a great spot to kind of start a new momentum train and get off the bogey train I've been on,” Spieth said yesterday.
DALLAS—The captain and the kid are going to the Western Conference final with the St. Louis Blues.
St. Louis did more than survive Game 7 this time. The Blues routed the top-seeded Dallas Stars 6-1 last night to advance to their first Western Conference final since 2001.
FORT WORTH, Tex.—A broom was waiting for Kyle Busch in Victory Lane at Texas.
Busch took the lead after the final restart Saturday night—completing his second NASCAR weekend sweep in a row and becoming the first driver to do that since Harry Gant in 1991.
“It’s pretty darn good, I’ll tell you that,” Busch said when asked what it’s like to be him right now.