The 26th annual Coors Partnership gets underway today on the Tomahawk Course at Comanche Trail.

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The event uses a different scoring method for each of the three rounds. It is also the final event before the season-ending Tournament of Champions next week.

Brayden Cruth and Clay Langford are the defending champions.

- High school volleyball teams are busy with the first tournaments of the season this week.

Tascosa starts play today in a tournament in Carrollton.

Randall is at the Bobcat Classic in Fort Worth today and tomorrow.

Palo Duro is at the Monahans Tournament.

Caprock volleyball team is playing in a tournament at Denton Ryan.

Amarillo High is playing in the Pearland Tournament and the Lady Sandies went 1-2 in group play yesterday, defeating St. Anthony’s but losing to El Paso Coronado and Clear Springs.

Canyon is playing in the Mansfield Tournament and won two matches and lost one. The Lady Eagles beat Fossil Ridge and EP Hanks and lost to Waxahachie.

River Road and Highland Park are both at the Shallowater Tournament.

- The Houston Texans opened the preseason with a 17-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Deshaun Watson, who's coming back from a torn ACL, was used sparingly. He threw only one pass - a 4-yard completion to wide receiver Bruce Ellington - during a five-play drive to midfield. Brandon Weeden took over for Houston after the game's opening drive and led back-to-back touchdown drives before joining Watson on the sideline for the remainder of the game.

The Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes finished 5 of 7 for 33 yards on two drives in his first game as the KC starting quarterback.

- Dak Prescott made the most of his brief appearance in the preseason opener for Dallas by throwing a 30-yard touchdown pass to rookie Michael Gallup before the San Francisco 49ers rallied with two late touchdowns to beat the Cowboys 24-21 Thursday night.  Prescott sat out the first exhibition game last season but got one series of action against the 49ers this year and looked sharp. He completed all three of pass attempts and converted a third-and-9 with a 12-yard scramble.

- The NFL's top two 2018 draft picks were on display as the Cleveland Browns defeated the New York Giants 20-10 in a preseason opener on Thursday night in East Rutherford, N.J.

No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield connected on 11 of 20 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns.

Meanwhile, the Giants' first pick and No. 2 overall, running back Saquon Barkley rumbled 39 yards on the opening carry. Barkley finished with 43 yards on four carries.

Andrew Luck returned to the field for the first time in about a year and a half, playing two series in Indianapolis' 19-17 win at Seattle. Luck missed all of last season after having shoulder surgery.

Saints 24, Jaguars 20

Steelers 31, Eagles 14

Buccaneers 26, Dolphins 24

Bengals 30, Bears 27

Panthers 28, Bills 23

Ravens 33, Rams 7

Patriots 26, Redskins 17

Packers 31, Titans 17

- In MLB, Seattle jumped on Justin Verlander for six runs in two innings, and the Mariners beat the Houston Astros 8-6.

The New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 7-3 to open a four-game series.

- Mookie Betts hit for the cycle for the first time in his career Thursday night, but it was not enough to give the visiting Boston Red Sox a three-game sweep over the Toronto Blue Jays, who held on to win 8-5.

AMERICAN LEAGUE SCORES

CLEVELAND            5  Minnesota            4

TAMPA BAY            5  Baltimore            4

NATIONAL LEAGUE SCORES

WASHINGTON           6  Atlanta              3

San Diego            8  MILWAUKEE            4

LA Dodgers           8  COLORADO             5

Pittsburgh          10  SAN FRANCISCO        5

 

- Journeyman Gary Woodland, who has never posted a top-10 finish in a major, found himself leading after the first round PGA Championship on Thursday firing a six-under 64 to take a one stroke lead over Rickie Fowler.

Many of the favorites to claim the year's final major sweated it out on a sweltering day at Bellerive Country Club, including Tiger Woods who got off to a bogey, double-bogey start and spent the rest of his round undoing the damage to salvage a 70.

World number one Dustin Johnson, Australian Jason Day, and Briton Justin Rose, were among a group of 11 players at 67.