WEDNESDAY 04/10/19 – KATS LOSE TO COUGARS

A 7-RUN 2ND INNING WAS TOO MUCH FOR THE SHSU BEARKATS TO OVERCOME TUESDAY AT DON SANDERS STADIUM, AS THE HOUSTON COUGARS REGISTERED A 12-7 VICTORY IN NON-CONFERENCE COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ACTION. THE LOSS DROPPED SAM HOUSTON’S OVERALL RECORD TO 20-&-10. THE KATS WILL SWING BACK INTO SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE PLAY THIS WEEKEND AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN BEGINNING FRIDAY AT 6:30PM.

IN COLLEGIATE SOFTBALL ON TUESDAY, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN POSTED A WALK-OFF VICTORY OVER UT-ARLINGTON AT THE BEARKAT SOFTBALL COMPLEX. THE SAM WOMEN ARE NOW 20-&-19 OVERALL, AND WILL HOST ABILENE CHRISTIAN IN A 3-GAME SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE SERIES THIS WEEKEND BEGINNING WITH A DOUBLEHEADER ON FRIDAY AT 4PM.

IN THE NBA ON TUESDAY, DIRK NOWITZKI ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT FOLLOWING THE DALLAS MAVERICKS’ 120-109 VICTORY OVER PHOENIX IN BIG ‘D.’ THE 6TH-LEADING SCORER IN LEAGUE HISTORY WILL CLOSE OUT HIS CAREER TODAY IN SAN ANTONIO WHEN THE MAVERICKS FINISH THEIR SEASON AGAINST THE SPURS AT 7PM.

THE HOUSTON ROCKETS BLEW A 14-POINT LEAD AND LOST IN THEIR REGULAR-SEASON FINALE, FALLING ON THE ROAD 112-111 TO OKLAHOMA CITY. THE LOSS COST THE ROCKETS A SHOT AT THE NO. 2 SEED IN THE UPCOMING POSTSEASON PLAYOFFS. IN FACT, HOUSTON COULD DROP TO THE NO. 4 WESTERN-CONFERENCE SEED IF THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS DEFEAT SACRAMENTO LATER TODAY.

IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES ON TUESDAY, THE HOUSTON ASTROS WON THEIR 5TH STRAIGHT WITH A 6-3 WIN OVER THE NEW YORK YANKEES AT MINUTE MAID PARK. THE 2 TEAMS FINISH THEIR 3-GAME SERIES TODAY AT 6:40PM ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST.

IN PHOENIX ON TUESDAY, THE TEXAS RANGERS BLEW A 4-0 LEAD AND LOST IN WALK-OFF FASHION – 4-3 – TO THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS. THE TEAMS COMPLETE THEIR 3-GAME SERIES TODAY AT 8:40PM ON FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST.

IN THE NFL, FRESH OFF SIGNING A 5-YEAR, $105-MILLION DEAL, DALLAS COWBOYS DEFENSIVE END DeMARCUS LAWRENCE WILL HAVE SURGERY TO REPAIR A TORN LABRUM IN HIS LEFT SHOULDER. LAWRENCE IS LOOKING AT A 4-6 MONTH REHABILITATION PROCESS.