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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Texas Tech coach Chris Beard says he doesn’t even pay attention to the Big 12 standings until everybody has played each other. Well, they’re quite jumbled going into this weekend’s Big 12/SEC Challenge. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words.
BKC--BIG 12 This Week. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 470 words, with photos.
Charlotte plays UTSA at UTSA Convocation Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
Texas-Arlington plays Georgia Southern at W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
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Texas State plays Georgia State at GSU Sports Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
Old Dominion plays UTEP at Don Haskins Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
UAB plays North Texas at UNT Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
Middle Tennessee plays Rice at Tudor Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
MOBILE, Ala. _ Louisiana Tech’s Jaylon Ferguson, the NCAA career sack leader, is among the standout edge rushers at Saturday’s Senior Bowl, including Mississippi State’s Montez Sweat and Boston College’s Zach Allen. By John Zenor. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos.
ARLINGTON, Texas _ Free agent Asdrubal Cabrera has finalized a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers to take over at third base for the retired Adrian Beltre. The deal was completed Thursday after the 33-year-old successfully completed a physical. The two-time All-Star shortstop played 90 games at second base for the New York Mets last season before he was traded to Philadelphia, where he also played third base. SENT: 140 words, with photo.
BALTIMORE _ The Baltimore Orioles have hired Don Long as hitting coach and Doug Brocail as pitching coach under first-year manager Brandon Hyde. Long spent the past five seasons as the hitting coach of the Cincinnati Reds. Brocail was the Texas Rangers’ pitching coach for the past three years. He was the Astros’ pitching coach from June 2011 through 2013. SENT: 130 words.
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