MotoGP: Marquez’s COTA Reign Continues
22 Apr 2018
Marc Marquez (#93 Repsol Honda Team) dominated the America MotoGP for his sixth COTA victory in a row. Marquez was given a three-place grid penalty for slow riding on the racing line and disturbing another rider in the qualifying heat. As a result Marquez lost his sixth pole position at…
Moto2: Bagaia Capitalizes on Marquez’s Mistakes
22 Apr 2018
Francesco “Pecco” Bagaia (# 42 Sky Racing Team VR46) capitalized on mistakes made by Alex Marquez (#73 EG 0,0 Marc VDS) to win the Moto2 at the Circuit of the Americas.
Marquez started in the pole position, and Bagaia in the number four position. The race was a battle between…
The Expected and Unexpected at MotoGP Day 1
20 Apr 2018
MotoGP of the Americas saw both the expected and the unexpected in its first day of practice.
The expected was the solid performance by Marc Marquez of the Repsol Hond Team. Marquez, the five-time winner at COTA, was quickest in the morning session and a close
second in the afternoon,…
Reign Rain on Stars
20 Apr 2018
The Ontario Reign dominated the Texas Stars in game 2 of their Pacific Division Semifinal playoff series to even the contest.
The Reign continued their physical play from game 1 and manhandled the Stars. Both teams played a cautious first ten minutes, tallying a total of only six shots-on-goal. Philippe…
Texas takes Game 1: Championship Caliber Play
19 Apr 2018
Play started slowly for both the Texas Stars and the Ontario Reign in game one of their Pacific Division semifinal playoff series. Texas made only seven shots-on-goal, one by Sheldon Dries found the back of the next at 3:17 into the period. Effective fore-checking by Texas made it difficult for…
Express on the Cusp of Breakout
17 Apr 2018
The Round Rock Express’ season-to-date performance has been a disappointment. But the 3-and-9 Express showed promise Tuesday night as they took on the 9-and-1 Oklahoma City Dodgers. They were within a whisker of breaking out on multiple occasions.
With one out in the third inning, Hanser Alberto doubled to left…
The Addiction of Sport Photography
14 Apr 2018
The Addiction of Sports Photography is a course developed by Andy Nietupski, in collaboration with veteran sport photographer Chris Covatta. This weekend was the inaugural offering of the course at Precision Camera and Video, and Town & Country Optimists Sports Club.
The course premise is that if photography is a…
Stars top Griffins, Ease into Playoffs
11 Apr 2018
The Texas Stars revealed a glimpse of their post-season strategy as they eased into one of their final regular season games against the Grand Rapid Griffins.
The #4 seeded Stars could move into the #3 position by pushing their final three games. But they appeared willing to maintain their current…
Express Notch First Win of Season
09 Apr 2018
The Round Rock Express earned their first win of the 2018 season in the final game of their series against the Memphis RedBirds. The RedBirds had bettered the Express in the first four games.
Memphis began the scoring with a solo home run in the top of the second inning…
Spurs Hold Off Raptors, Take Game 1 NBA G-League Championship
08 Apr 2018
The Austin Spur’s dominance of the NBA G-League playoffs continued as they took-on the Raptors 905 in game 1 of the League Championship series. Previously, the Spurs had received a first round bye, after finishing first in the Western Conference. Austin then handily defeated the South Bay Lakers 104-93 in…
Stars Drop Come-From-Behind Heartbreaker
06 Apr 2018
Pulling the goaltender in the final seconds of a game usually results in an empty-net goal against you more often than a goal to tie the game. Not was the case for Texas Stars as they took on the Rockford IceHogs as they battle for a playoff spot.
Spurs Win Western Conference Championship!
05 Apr 2018
Austin Spurs played South Bay Lakers in the NBA G-League Western Conference Championship at the HEB Center on Thursday. The winner of this single elimination playoff game goes the League Championship.
Both teams played an aggressive, back-and-forth game in the first half. Austin pulled out to an early 9-0 lead,…
Texas, Stockton Fighting for Post-Season Lives
04 Apr 2018
The Texas Stars took on the Stockton Heat for their last meeting of the 2017 / 2018 regular season. Both team played with intensity, as if they were fighting for their lives. Indeed, they were fighting for their postseason lives.
Stockton twice got the jump on the Stars, first with…
Express Media Day means Baseball around the Corner
03 Apr 2018
Spring is in the air. Baseball is just around the corner. But first before any of that can begin we first have the 2018 Round Rock Express Media Day. Media Day is annual event where local media visits with the players, coaches and management of the Round Rock Express. The…
One-side Win for Wild Inaugural Home Opener
03 Apr 2018
The Austin Wild Football made a powerful statement against the Texas Power in their inaugural home game in the American Arena League (AAL).
The Wild (formally the Cap City Bulls Football) was a “travel only” club last season in the Supreme Indoor League. The Wild joined the AAL, which was…
Spurs Top Vipers, Take Conference Semi-Final
02 Apr 2018
The Austin Spurs took on their Division rival, the Rio Grande Vipers, in a win-or-go-home, one-game Conference Semi-Final Playoff. The Spurs won three of the four meetings between the two teams during the regular season.
The first quarter was an evenly played contest. The lead changed five times and was…
Austin Elite Opens Inaugural Major League Rugby Season
25 Mar 2018
The Austin Elite opened its Major League Rugby (MLR) play in a preseason match against the San Diego Legion. The MLR is an American professional rugby union competition that began its first season in 2018. The Austin Elite is one of seven teams in the league. Other teams are located…
Spurs Look Strong in Playoff Tune-up
24 Mar 2018
Saturday’s game against the South Bay Lakers (28-21) was a tune-up for the NBA G-League playoffs for the Austin Spurs (31-18). Austin was the number one conference seed going into the playoffs and had earned a first round bye.
The Spurs and the Lakers played a back-and-forth competitive game until…
Stars over Rampage: Picture Perfect Come from Behind Victory
23 Mar 2018
The games between the Texas Stars (33-22-7-3) and the San Antonio Rampage (31-25-10-0) have become somewhat routine. Tonight’s match-up was the eleventh of fourteen between the teams this season. But this game was anything put routine. It was a tightly fought defensive battle that featured a dramatic come from behind…
SXSW Unveils SlugFest Boxing
17 Mar 2018
Bringing professional boxing to a world-renowned music, film and interactive festival fell well within SXSW capacity for creativity and risk taking. The result was SXSW Slugfest.
Slugfest brought five, albeit lopsided bouts to the Moody Theater. Carlos Trevino of McAllen, Texas (Wins: 6, Loses: 11, Draws: 1) took on Manuel…
Storybook Comeback Disappointed
16 Mar 2018
The Texas Stars (32-22-6-3) took on the Cleveland Monsters (20-32-5-3) in their fourth and final contest of the season. Texas had taken the three previous games, one in overtime. The Stars are battling for a playoff position; currently they are just outside the cut.
The first period of play was…
Stars Out-Matched in Physical Game
14 Mar 2018
The Texas Stars (32-21-6-3) took on the Manitoba Moose (36-17-4-4) in the third of four meetings this year. The Stars are battling for a playoff position in a very tight ALH Pacific Division. With four weeks left in the season, the Pacific is the only division where every team has…
Sloppy Play or Solid Defense? Spurs over Skyforce
10 Mar 2018
The Austin Spurs (29-16) took on the Sioux Fall Skyforce (24-20) Saturday at the HEB Center. Austin has all but sewn up a playoff position, but is battling for a better tourney seed.
The Spurs had just come off a came off a hard fought 144-115 win over Reno the…
Spurs Decisively Handle Bighorns
09 Mar 2018
The Austin Spurs (28-16) broke with tradition. They build a big first period lead and maintained control throughout the game over a peer team, the Reno Bighorns (24-18).
The Spurs came out charged! They led by as many as 14 points in just the first period, but settled for a…
Composed Stars Fight for Playoff Position
07 Mar 2018
The Texas Stars (30-21-5-3) entered tonight’s game against the Iowa Wild (27-17-8-4) fifth in the AHL’s Pacific Division, fighting for the fourth available playoff position. The Wild, currently in third place in the Central Division, were looking to improve their seed position for home ice advantage during the playoffs.
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