BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 12 am, TX
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HOUSTON _ Lucas Giolito pitched a four-hitter for his first major league shutout, rookie Eloy Jiménez hit his third homer in two games and the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 4-0. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 750 words, photos.
_ BBC--BIG 12-BAYLOR-OKLAHOMA ST _ SENT: 150 words.
_ BBC--BIG 12-WEST VIRGINIA-TEXAS TECH _ Alek Manoah’s dominance helped fourth-seeded West Virginia beat top-seeded Texas Tech 5-1 in the Big 12 Tournament. SENT: 150 words.
_ BBC--BIG 12-OKLAHOMA-TCU _ Josh Watson hit a grand slam in TCU’s tournament-record 14-run fourth inning and the Horned Frogs routed Oklahoma 15-3 in seven innings in the Big 12 Tournament. SENT: 120 words.
_ BBC--SEC-MISSISSIPPI-TEXAS A&M _ 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 despite going hitless for the first eight innings. SENT: 150 words, photos.
FORT WORTH, Texas _ If Jordan Spieth is going to end a victory drought that’s approaching two years, the three-time major winner picked a good place to give himself a chance. Spieth opened with a 5-under 65 at Colonial on Thursday in his second Texas homecoming in three weeks — coming off his best finish of the season at the PGA Championship _ and trailed Tony Finau by one shot. Roger Sloan joined Spieth in the tie for second. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 770 words, photos.
NEW YORK _ Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were announced Thursday. LeBron James also was voted to the third team, tying the NBA record with his 15th All-NBA selection. Rounding out the first team were Stephen Curry, Paul George and Nikola Jokic, who was Denver’s first All-NBA selection since Carmelo Anthony in 2010. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 580 words, photos.
_ TEN--TEXAS COACH _ Texas has promoted interim men’s tennis coach Bruce Berque to permanent status after the Longhorns won the team national championship. SENT: 120 words.
ST. PAUL, Minn. _ Mike Modano has decided to return to his NHL roots in Minnesota. The Hall of Fame former Dallas Stars center was named Thursday as the executive adviser to Wild owner Craig Leipold and president Matt Majka, a newly created position that Modano will assume on Sept. 1. Leipold and Modano often communicated by text message during Wild games this past season, sowing seeds for his hire. SENT: 250 words, photos.
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