Sports 8-30 Andy Morgan
Assist in the hurricane harvey relief efforts, as part of minor league baseball's charities initiative... m-i-l-b is matching all donations made by participating minor league teams... pretty awesome stuff... chihuahuas hosting fresno tonight... looking to win their 5th straight... christian villanueva got the scoring started with a 2-run double into the gap in left center... that gave el paso an early 2- nothing lead... === a.j.
Reed has had himself a season to remember for fresno... he hit his 33rd home run of the season tonight... but the chihuahuas would rally in the 9th... this game is tied at 8 in the 12th inning.
When you're in a playoff chase you begin scoreboard watching... salt lake is one game up on el paso... the bees currently leading tacoma 5-2 in the 8th inning.
It turns out the cowboys and texans will not play tomorrow's preseason game... earlier this week the league moved the game to dallas in the wake of harvey... but today the nfl decided to cancel the game... the texans have been practicing this week at the star in frisco... after being displaced by harvey... the nfl network was scheduled to televise the game to help draw attention to hurricane relief efforts... but the league is now backing off of that in order to allow the texans to travel home, as parts of houston are starting to clear... players and coaches made the 4-hour bus trip back to houston earlier today, and are focused on being part of the rebuilding process.
Watt: it's been difficult.
It's been extremely difficult to watch.
At the same time, it's been unbelievably motivational to firefighters, policeman, and everyday citizens out in boats helping each other out.
Sean lee: there are more important things than football right now.
I think houston being able to get home and see there families is a big deal.
Watt, who you just heard from... started a relief fund a couple days ago that has now exceeded 8.5 million dollars.
Exceeded 8.5 million dollars.
The high school football season in the state of texas kicks-off tomorrow night... as is the case for the el dorado aztecs who are poised to make a run in the state playoffs... the aztecs return one of the top players in the state of texas in quarterback cedarious barfield... who put up video game number last season... there's little doubt this offense can score with anyone... the key to this season is can el dorado stop anyone..?
Ruben torres: well, i think the biggest thing for us is getting nine back on defense.
Those guys are getting comfortable with the system.
As we know, statistically, we weren't very good defensively.
Cedarious barfield: we have a lot of guys who can step in at any given time, play their role, and give us a boost.
It gives us the opportunity to win any game.
The aztecs open the season tomorrow night against eastlake... last year these two teams combined for 80 points... so get your popcorn ready!
And don't forget to tune-in to nbc 9 overtime friday night at 10:15...it's the borderland's most watched, in-depth high school football wrap up show... you don't want to miss it.
Speaking of a good show... that's exactly what we're in store for october 14th at the barclays center in brooklyn, new york... as las cruces' austin 'no doubt' trout is set to step into the ring for the first time in over 17 months... trout will fight i-b-f light middleweight world champ, jarrett hurd... trout at age 31 has the experience factor, but hurd will have the reach advantage in this fight... in fact, he's won 6-straight via knockout... the fight is set to air on showtime.
The utep volleyball team hosting texas tech tonight... second set, it's macey austin coming up with the kill... good looking swing from her, and the miners battled with this power five program... but it just wasn't enough... === tech's chandler atwood... it's hammer time... red raiders escape with the win in 5 sets... miners falling to 0-3 on the season.
All: back with a final look at your forecast...next.