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BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX

May 21, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s Texas sports coverage. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Dallas bureau at 972-991-2100, or at 1-800-442-7189. Email aptexas@ap.org

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ARLINGTON, Texas _ Rangers lefty Mike Minor struck out a career-high 13 while allowing one run and three hits when he last faced Seattle in a 15-1 win on April 27. The loser that game was Mike Leake, who will be matched up against Minor again in a series opener. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CDT.


HOUSTON _ Houston’s Justin Verlander looks for his fourth straight win and to help the Astros to their 12th victory in 13 games as they continue a four-game series with the Chicago White Sox. Dylan Covey will start for the White Sox, who have dropped two in a row. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. CDT.



HOOVER, Ala. _ No. 11 seed Florida and sixth-seeded Texas A&M on Tuesday opened the SEC Tournament, with the Aggies beating the Gators 8-7 in 10 innings in Hoover, Alabama. UPCOMING: 150 words, photos.


HOOVER, Ala. _ No. 10 seed Missouri and No. 7 Mississippi face off in a single-elimination game of the SEC Tournament. UPCOMING: 150 words, photos.


HOOVER, Ala. - No. 8 seed Auburn faces No. 9 seed Tennessee in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Tennessee is seeking to win an SEC Tournament game for the first time since 2007. UPCOMING: 150 words. The game should start at about 4:30 p.m. CDT.


HOOVER, Ala. - No. 5 seed LSU faces No. 12 seed South Carolina in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. UPCOMING: 150 words. The game should start at about 8 p.m. CDT.


OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Big 12 Tournament will start Wednesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and conclude Sunday. Top seed Texas Tech, No. 2 Baylor and No. 3 Oklahoma State are the favorites. By Cliff Brunt. 600 words.





KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. _ NFL owners meeting this week will consider a proposed rule change that would require each team to have one possession in overtime. Tweaking of the newly drafted pass-interference review will also be discussed. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 500 words, with AP Photos.



HOUSTON _ A Texas teenager is set to be tried again on capital murder charges in the shooting deaths of his mother and his father, who was a standout linebacker for Texas A&M University before having a short NFL career. The Harris County district attorney’s office says 19-year-old Antonio Armstrong Jr. is scheduled to go on trial Oct. 4. A judge in Houston last month declared a mistrial after a jury failed to reach a unanimous decision on whether the then-16-year-old shot Antonio and Dawn Armstrong in 2016 inside their townhome. SENT: 130 words. A longer version is not planned. Moving on news & sports lines.




NEW YORK _ A new professional league for elite swimmers will launch in October with meets in seven cities across the U.S. and Europe, including a stop in Texas, and ending with a championship in a temporary pool in Las Vegas. The International Swimming League announced its schedule Tuesday. The season begins Oct. 4-5 in Indianapolis, followed by meets Oct. 12-13 in Naples, Italy; Oct. 18-19 in Lewisville, Texas, outside Dallas; Oct. 26-27 in Budapest; Nov. 15-16 in College Park, Maryland; and Nov. 23-24 in London at the site of the 2012 Olympic swimming competition. SENT: 170 words.


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