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HOUSTON _ Lucas Giolito is scheduled to pitch for the White Sox as they try to split a four-game series with the Astros. Rookie Corbin Martin will start for Houston, which lost 9-4 Wednesday after winning the first two games of the series. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. CDT.
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OKLAHOMA CITY _ Wednesday’s winners _ Texas Tech, West Virginia, Oklahoma State and Baylor _ will try to advance to Saturday’s semifinals. Kansas vs. Kansas State. TCU vs. Oklahoma. Texas Tech vs. West Virginia. Baylor vs. Oklahoma State. 150 words per game. Separate stories on each game.
HOOVER, Ala. _ Cole Zabowski’s two-out double in the ninth brought home the game’s only run as Mississippi edged Texas A&M 1-0 in a Southeastern Conference Tournament elimination game Thursday despite going hitless for the first eight innings. SENT: 150 words, with photos.
HOOVER, Ala. - No. 1 seed Vanderbilt faces No. 4 seed Mississippi State in the winners’ bracket of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. UPCOMING: 150 words, with photos.
HOOVER, Ala. - No. 5 seed LSU and No. 8 seed Auburn face off in a Southeastern Conference Tournament elimination game. UPCOMING: 150 words, with photos.
HOOVER, Ala. - No. 2 seed Arkansas faces No. 3 seed Georgia in the winners’ bracket of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. UPCOMING: 150 words, with photos.
AUSTIN, Texas _The University of Texas System regents have approved a two-year contract extension for Longhorns football coach Tom Herman. Thursday’s deal comes after the first 10-win season at Texas in a decade. It extends Herman’s guaranteed contract through 2023 and will pay him $6.5 million in 2022 and $6.75 million in the final year. Texas opens the 2019 season at home against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 31. SENT: 250 words.
FORT WORTH, Texas _ Justin Rose opens defense of his Colonial title while local favorite Jordan Spieth tries to build on his best showing of the season, a tie for third at last week’s PGA Championship. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
NBCSN will broadcast an interview with Lance Armstrong following Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. The network announced Thursday that the 30-minute special will start after the game on Wednesday night. Armstrong, who lives in Austin, will discuss his career with Mike Tirico in “Lance Armstrong: Next Stage.” The interview covers the doping culture within cycling when he competed, Armstrong’s separation from the Livestrong Foundation that supports people with cancer and what’s next for him. SENT: 130 words.
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