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Sports Headlines-Venom’s Season Ends in Loss to Revolution

The Amarillo Venom fought to the end but came up short in the Champions Indoor Football South Division title game with the Texas Revolution last night at the Civic Center.   

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.   After trailing the entire second half, the Amarillo Venom had an improbable chance to win after recovering an onside kick in the final minute but couldn’t punch it in and ended up falling 77-71 to the Texas Revolution in a very entertaining contest. The offensive show between the teams resulted a combined 90 points in the first half. The difference came on a couple of defensive stops by Texas late in the first half to give the Revolution a 49-41 halftime lead, which they would never give up.

The Venom finish 10-4 on the season while the Revolution move to the CIF Championship game against the Omaha Beef on Saturday in Allen, Texas.

– Cal State Fullerton and Florida State faced off in the first elimination game of the College World Series yesterday. FSU jumped out to an early lead, CSU Fullerton came storming back to take it, but the Titans couldn’t hold their one-run margin, and FSU rallied to win 6-4.

The nightcap was all Oregon State. The Beavers jumped out to an early lead and rolled to a 13-1 victory over LSU.

Play resumes this afternoon when Texas A&M and TCU meet in an elimination game. Louisville and Florida will play in the night game.

– George Springer hit his 20th home run, Jake Marisnick and Derek Fisher also went deep and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1. Evan Gattis and Alex Bregman both doubled twice to help the Astros improve to a major league-best 24-8 on the road.

– Kendrys Morales hit a go-ahead single after a tying single by Josh Donaldson in the ninth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 in a matchup of AL Division Series opponents the past two seasons. The Blue Jays won despite blowing a 5-1 lead in their first visit to Texas since last postseason, when they won the first two games in a best-of-five sweep that was their second straight ALDS victory over the two-time defending AL West champs.

— Philadelphia completed its trade for the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, landing the pick from the Boston Celtics on Monday in a move that clears the way for the 76ers to grab guard Markelle Fultz.

Philadelphia will select first for the second straight year. In 2016, the Sixers picked Ben Simmons, who didn’t play at all during the season after breaking a bone in his foot.

Boston gets the No. 3 pick in Thursday’s draft from Philadelphia, plus either a first-rounder in 2018 or 2019.

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