BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 12 am, TX
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ARLINGTON, Texas _ Adrian Sampson and the Texas Rangers like the results of these delayed lengthy pitching appearances, with the right-hander entering after an “opener” gets through the first few batters. Sampson allowed one earned run over 5 1/3 innings after taking over in the second inning, getting his second big league victory in a 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. That is the same way he got his first victory five days earlier against the St. Louis Cardinals. By Baseball Writer Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 780 words, photos.
_ BBA--RANGERS-CALHOUN _ Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of a left quad strain. SENT: 140 words, photos.
HOUSTON _ Eloy Jiménez homered twice and the Chicago White Sox turned the first triple play in the majors this season during a 9-4 victory over the Houston Astros. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 750 words, photos.
_ BBC--BIG 12-KANSAS ST-TEXAS TECH _ Taylor Floyd got top-seeded Texas Tech out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth and the Red Raiders held off Kansas State 7-4 in the Big 12 Tournament. SENT: 130 words.
_ BBC--BIG 12-OKLAHOMA-BAYLOR _ Andy Thomas had two hits and knocked in three runs to help Baylor defeat Oklahoma 8-2 in the Big 12 Tournament opener for both teams. SENT: 150 words.
_ BBC--SEC-TEXAS A&M-GEORGIA _ Cam Shepherd belted a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give No. 3 seed Georgia a 2-0 victory over No. 6 seed Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. SENT: 160 words, photos.
BKL--PREASON WNBA POWER POLL
NEW YORK _ The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time. The runner-up from last season’s WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel. It’s the first time in the four-year history of the poll that Washington is No. 1. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 470 words, photos.
FORT WORTH, Texas _ Colonial Country Club is the longest-running host of a PGA Tour event played on its original site, a fact that seemed in jeopardy not too long ago. Local companies backed the tournament last year when it was called the Fort Worth Invitational following an upscale grocer’s withdrawal as title sponsor two years into a six-year contract. Now the event that was first played at Hogan’s Alley in 1946 is on solid footing again as the Charles Schwab Challenge. The tournament starts Thursday. SENT: 700 words, photos.
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