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  1. Alvarez Leads Express Over Sounds

    16 May 2019
    A well-rested Round Rock Express (25-14) overwhelmed the visiting Nashville Sounds by a score of 10-4 on the opening night of a five games series at Dell Diamond. Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-5 on the evening with 6 RBIs and 3 runs on 2 home runs and a double.  The Express’…

  2. Austin Tops Tulsa in US Open Cup Opener

    14 May 2019
    The Austin Bold FC convincingly defeated the Tulsa Roughneck FC in their opening round match of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, 2-0.   The U.S. Open Cup is the nation’s oldest annual team sports tournament and the oldest soccer cup competition. The Bold are one of 84 teams, from amateur…

  3. Express Over Dodgers in Record Setter

    13 May 2019
    The Round Rock Express (24-13), led by a first ever home plate steal by Kyle Tucker, defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers (11-25) on Monday night a Dell Diamond.  The win was Round Rock’s sixth consecutive.  Second baseman Jack Mayfield started the scoring for the Express with a first inning solo…

  4. Explosive Start puts Express over Dodgers

    12 May 2019
    It was over shortly after it began.  A three run home run in the bottom of the first inning by designated hitter Yordan Alvarez cinched a 4-2 victory for the Round Rock Express (23-13) over the Oklahoma City Dodgers (11-24) at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock Texas.  A double…

  5. Introducing the Third Incarnation of Austin Wild

    11 May 2019
    Albert Einstein is credited with saying: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”.  If that is true, then the managers of the Austin Wild arena football team must be geniuses.  Two years ago the team was known as the Cap…

  6. Bold Come From Behind Over OKC Energy

    10 May 2019
    Austin Bold head coach Marcello Serrano needed to strike a careful balance: continue to climb in the USL Western conference standing and rest key players for their first Lamar Hunt US Open Cup game in four days.  He accomplished the former in outstanding style with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against…

  7. Camaraderie in a Thunderstorm

    07 May 2019
    Sports reporters are unlike any others.  They are members of a small professional clique that love what they do, sometimes at great personal cost.  This was in evidence in the weather-challenged re-match of the University of Texas Longhorns against the Texas State University Bobcats in men’s baseball.   All collegiate and…

  8. Baby Cakes’ Ace Quiets Express

    28 Apr 2019
    New Orleans Baby Cakes’ (13-10) starting pitcher Zac Gallen entered today’s game against the Round Rock Express (13-10) as arguably the hottest pitcher in the Pacific Coast League (PCL).  While the Express managed to slightly tarnish Gallen’s statistics, they still suffered from a one-sided 9-2 loss to the Baby Cakes.…

  9. Austin hosts World’s Largest Jousting Tournament

    26 Apr 2019
    Lyst on the Lake is an annual medieval combat competition of the shores of Lake Austin in Austin, Texas. The event boasts to be the largest competitive jousting tournament in the world.  This year competition included three type of events: melee a pied, melee a cheval and joust a plaisance.…

  10. Explosive Offense puts Austin over Salt Lake City

    26 Apr 2019
    The Austin Bold scored as many goals in single game as they have in all previous game combined, and they did it playing short-handed for the entire second half.  The Bold (4-4-2) beat the Real Monarch SLC (4-2-3-1) by a score of 3-2 before a home crowd.  Sean McFarlane put…

  11. Express Shutout Baby Cakes

    25 Apr 2019
    The Round Rock Express (12-8) shutout their division rivals, the New Orleans Baby Cakes (11-9), by a score of 2-0 to rebound from a deflating extra-innings loss the prior night.  Starting Express pitcher Corbin Martin (1-1) pitched 5 solid innings, shutting out the Baby Cakes and earning the win.  Martin…

  12. Bold Confident after Draw with El Paso

    21 Apr 2019
    The Austin Bold (4-4-2) would have preferred winning against the El Paso Locomotive (4-4-1-1), but they were satisfied with a draw.  Why?  They played the style of soccer that head coach Marcelo Serrano wanted.  That style included dominance in time of possession and an aggressive defense that confined El Paso…

  13. Hometown Player Nets Winner for Bold

    17 Apr 2019
    Sonny Guadarrama scored the game’s only goal and led the Austin Bold FC (4-1-4-1) to victory over the Phoenix Rising FC (4-3-3) at Bold Stadium in Austin, Texas.  The goal was Guadarrama’s first with the Bold.  Sonny celebrated the score with fans by jumping the fence stands and the pitch.…

  14. Express Fall with a Thump to Redbirds

    15 Apr 2019
    The Round Rock Express (7-5) fell to the Memphis Redbirds (5-7) 10-2 in a rare Monday morning start at the Dell Diamond. The teams split the series two wins apiece.  The Express took an early 1-0 lead on a Jack Mayfield home run to left field in the first inning.…

  15. Marquez’s Crash Opens Door for Rins

    14 Apr 2019
    Alex Rins of Team Suzuki Ecstar beat Valentino Rossi for his first MotoGP win after Marc Marquez crashed. Marquez had a four-second lead on Rossi when he suffered a lowside crash at Turn 12 on lap nine.  Marc Marquez, a five-time world champion, had won every MotoGP event at the…

  16. Dynavolt Intact GP Tops Moto2

    14 Apr 2019
    The Dynavolt Intact GP duo of Thomas Luthi and Marcel Schrotter grabbed the top spots of Moto2 in the Grand Prix of the Americas at the Circuit of the Americas.  It was Luthi’s first win in Moto2 after a disappointing year competing in MotoGP.  Luthi beat Schrotter by nearly one-half…

  17. Crash Launches Canet to Moto3 Victory

    14 Apr 2019
    The Moto3 race at the Circuit of the Americas experience a major upheaval as leader, Ayumu Sasaki of Japan, crashed in the final two laps to allow Aron Canet of Spain to claim the title.  Canet had maneuvered from the sixth position in the starting grid to capitalize on Sasaki’s…

  18. Schrotter, Luthi Control First Day Moto2

    12 Apr 2019
    Marcel Schrötter and Tom Lüthi of Dynavolt Intact GP controlled the first day of Moto2 free practices at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.  Moto2 is the middle sibling of international professional motorcycle racing.  It is a step-up from Moto3, the entry-level rider development, but below MotoGP, the…

  19. Moto3 Brings the Future to COTA

    12 Apr 2019
    MotoGP has become a right of spring passage for the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. The event brings not only the best motorcycle racers in the world to COTA, but also the up-and-comers.  Today was the first practice day, culminating with the Gran Prix of the Americas…

  20. MotoGP Returns to Austin

    12 Apr 2019
    MotoGP returned to Austin for the seventh year, bringing with it many familiar faces.  Friday’s activity consisted of two free practices at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA).  Marc Marquez of the Repsol Honda Team is the perennial favorite.  No other rider has won the Red Bull Grand Prix of…

  21. The Spring League Features NFL Hopefuls

    11 Apr 2019
    What the AAA Minor League is to MBL, or the NBA G-League is to the NBA, the Spring League (TSL) hopes to be to the NFL.  TSL returned to Austin, Texas for the second consecutive year to “serve as an instructional league and showcase for professional football talent.”  I had…

  22. Stars Fall with Season Running Short

    10 Apr 2019
    The Texas Stars (36-30-4-4) dropped the first game in a critical three-game against the San Antonio Rampage (30-37-6-1) that closes out the regular season.  The Stars a competing the Manitoba Moose and the Iowa Wild for the final playoff position in the Central Division.  San Antonio, however, was playing for…

  23. Express Kick-off 20th Home Season

    09 Apr 2019
    The Round Rock Express began their historic 20th anniversary season with an old-meets-new backdrop.  The new is this year’s Express, the new Pacific Coast League (PCL) AAA affiliate of the Houston Astros.  The old was last year’s PCL affiliate for the Texas Rangers, the former Round Rock Express, now the…

  24. Rookies Lift Stars over IceHogs

    05 Apr 2019
    The Texas Stars (36-29-4-3) used five players with a combined 30 games of professional hockey experience in their battle with the Rockford IceHogs (33-29-4-6) for the final divisional playoff spot.   And those players stepped up to the challenge.  Stars’ goalkeeper Jake Oettinger, in only his second professional career game, held…

  25. Texas meets Texas State in Exhibition

    04 Apr 2019
    The University of Texas Longhorns and Texas State University Bobcats volleyball teams met for the third time in a year at Gregory Gym on the UT Campus.  The last meeting was in the NCAA Regional Playoffs in November 2018.  This match-up had less on the line as both teams were…

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