If you’re like most people not named Donte Stallworth, you are mad.
Mad at Stallworth. Mad at his high-priced lawyers. Mad at the prosecutor. Mad at the legal system.
No. 1 national seed Texas was in trouble. The scoreless Longhorns trailed Arizona State by six runs after three innings. The Sun Devils also had their ace, All-American and Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year Mike Leake, on the bump.
Texas coach Augie Garrido gathered his team around him in the dugout in the top of the fourth inning for a quick pep talk.The Longhorns were all ears, especially Cameron Rupp. Rupp’s three-run homer ignited a six-run fourth inning and his solo blast in the seventh snapped a tie game and helped lead Texas past Arizona State 10-6 Tuesday night in the College World Series.
ARLINGTON – Ian Kinsler homered in his first two at-bats as the Rangers snapped a two-game losing streak and clinched the Lone Star Series for a third consecutive season with a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Kinsler, who had fallen in a 4-for-33 slump, came through for the first time on the nine-game homestand by making a mental adjustment on Monday’s off-day. It’s an adjustment his teammates believe could jump-start him for the rest of the season.
Taylor Swift won video of the year at the Country Music Television awards for “Love Story.”
Sugarland won duo of the year for their island-themed video “All I Want to Do,” and the Zac Brown Band won breakthrough video for “Chicken Fried,” their snappy song about life’s simple pleasures, during the awards program.
Brown originally recorded “Chicken Fried” five years ago and reworked it for the group’s recent album. With lines like “cold beer on a Friday night, a pair of jeans that fit just right,” the track begins as a celebration of life’s simple things, then turns a bit in the third verse by saluting “the stars and stripes” and the “ones who died.”