BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX
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DETROIT _ Ryan Carpenter starts for a depleted Detroit rotation against Wade Miley and the Astros. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:10 p.m. CDT.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Texas plays Kansas City in the opener of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:15 p.m. CDT.
DENTON, Texas _ An attorney for former All-Star and World Series MVP pitcher John Wetteland says he’s innocent of charges in Texas that he sexually abused a child. The former Texas Rangers act made his first court appearance Monday following his indictment in March on three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child. His attorney, Derek Adame, says Wetteland “was completely shocked” by the allegations, the Denton Record-Chronicle reports. UPCOMING: 250 words, photo. Moving on news & sports lines.
FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER-ARREST
CONCORD, N.H. _ A judge in New Hampshire has set $50,000 bail for a former New England Patriots player, who lives in Texas, and is accused of violating a protective order. Greg Spires said he was innocent in a video arraignment Monday from jail in Concord, New Hampshire. The 44-year-old Spires, of Cypress, Texas, was a defensive end who played for the Patriots from 1998-2000. He remained in the NFL until 2007, playing one season for the Cleveland Browns and six for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. SENT: 130 words, with photos. Moving on news & sports lines.
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