Express Bullpen Disappoints Again
The bullpen has proven troublesome this season for the Round Rock Express. But on Thursday that problem belonged to the Round Rock Chupacabras, Minor League Baseball’s Copa de la Diversion alter ego of the Express. Literally translated, chupacabras means”goat-sucker” in Spanish, but we’ll take that analog no further.
Stars Lead Series 3-1 Over Roadrunners
How could the Stars top an exciting, back and forth, overtime win in game three of the AHL Pacific Division Finals against the Roadrunners? They did it by holding the Roadrunner scoreless in a well-executed game four.
Both teams played an evenly matched first period, ending in 0-0 draw.
Loose Pitching Undermines Express
Expectations were high for the Round Express (11-19) as they took on the Iowa Cubs (7-21) with the addition of two-time Cy Young award winner Tim Lincecum. The Cubs had the worse winning record in AAA Minor League baseball.
Iowa started strong with a first inning leadoff single by Mike…
Lincecum Gives Up Glove, Two Runs in Return
Two-time Cy Young award winner and three-time World Series Champion, Tim Lincecum, found the road to recovery may take just a little longer. Lincecum, appearing for the first time in 20 months, gave up a walk, a wild pitch, his glove in mid-delivery, and two runs, all in 15 pitches. …
Cubs Club Express
The Iowa Cubs (6-21) took on the Round Rock Express (11-19) for the third game in the four game series Sunday afternoon. The teams split the first two games. Duane Underwood (0-3 in 5 starts) took the mound for the Cubs and the Yovani Gallardo (0-0 in 3 starts) for the Express. …
Express Top SkySox: Improved with Room for More
The maligned Round Rock Express (5-13) showed there is optimism on the season as they took on the Colorado Spring Sky Sox (12-5) in the final game of the series.
Since opening day the Express have promoted two players to the Rangers (Ronald Guzman, Isiah Kiner-Falefa), traded one player (Brett Nicholas) and added eight…
Moto3: Martin Wins Second Race of Season
Jorge Martin (#88 Del Conca Gresini Honda) finished his fastest time of the weekend to win the Moto3 at the Circuit of the Amercias. “It was an amazing race,” Martin told reporters. “It was hard at the beginning of the race because I had the hard tire. Then the others started…
MotoGP: Marquez’s COTA Reign Continues
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
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 two. Bagnaia…
The Expected and Unexpected at MotoGP Day 1
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, posting a time…
Reign Rain on Stars
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 Maillet of Ontario scored…
Texas takes Game 1: Championship Caliber Play
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
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
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 drug, then sports photography…
Stars top Griffins, Ease into Playoffs
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 slot and take on…
Express Notch First Win of Season
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 by Carson Kelly. The…
Spurs Hold Off Raptors, Take Game 1 NBA G-League Championship
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 the single elimination Western Conference Championship…
Stars Drop Come-From-Behind Heartbreaker
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.
Texas took the lead…
Spurs Win Western Conference Championship!
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, but South Bay quickly…
Texas, Stockton Fighting for Post-Season Lives
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 only 1:07 into the game…
Express Media Day means Baseball around the Corner
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 Express are the AAA…
One-side Win for Wild Inaugural Home Opener
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 formed…
Spurs Top Vipers, Take Conference Semi-Final
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 ties three…
Austin Elite Opens Inaugural Major League Rugby Season
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 in Denver, Houston,…
Spurs Look Strong in Playoff Tune-up
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 late…
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