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AP-TX--Texas Sports Digest 12 am, TX

May 16, 2018

Good morning! 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 800-442-7189. Email aptexas@ap.org. David Warren is at the desk after 6 a.m.

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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BASEBALL:

MLB

BBA--ASTROS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — By Greg Beacham. SENT: 800 words, photos.

BBA--RANGERS-MARINERS

SEATTLE — SENT: 800 words, photos.

With:

— BBA--RANGERS-BELTRE — Adrian Beltre’s return from the disabled list lasted just five games. The Texas Rangers put the third baseman back on the DL on Tuesday, two days after he aggravated his left hamstring injury. By Todd Milles. SENT: 320 words, photos.

BASKETBALL:

NBA

BKN--DRAFT LOTTERY

CHICAGO — Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough was on stage moments after the NBA draft lottery ended, talking about the future of the Suns and mentioning how they had the best odds of picking No. 1 overall. And then he stopped to correct himself. “We have No. 1,” McDonough said. “I’ve got to adjust to that.” Sacramento will pick No. 2 and Atlanta got the No. 3 pick — both of them moving up and bucking some odds to get there. The top three spots were determined by the lottery, and then spots 4-14 fell in line of reverse order of record. The rest of the slots, in order, went to No. 4 Memphis, No. 5 Dallas, No. 6 Orlando, No. 7 Chicago, No. 8 Cleveland, No. 9 New York, No. 10 Philadelphia, No. 11 Charlotte, No. 12 and No. 13 Los Angeles Clippers, and No. 14 Denver. The draft is June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 900 words, photos.

BKN--WARRIORS-ROCKETS

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets have plenty of things to fix after squandering their coveted home-court advantage in the Western Conference finals. Tops on their list: limiting turnovers, eliminating open 3s and making things tougher on the Golden State Warriors — particularly Kevin Durant. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 800 words, photos.

College

Men

— BKC--T25-TEXAS TECH-MOONEY — South Dakota graduate Matt Mooney is transferring to Texas Tech, where the guard will be eligible to play immediately next season. SENT: 130 words.

GOLF:

PGA Tour

GLF--GOLF NOTES

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Jay Monahan might have been overly ambitious when he said he hoped to have next year’s PGA Tour schedule ready to announce at The Players Championship. The commissioner is not in a big rush, and there remain a few moving parts. And it goes beyond finding a title sponsor for the Houston Open. The Houston Open currently is slotted for the week before the U.S. Open next year, and tour officials remain confident it will be on the schedule. The final piece of the puzzle is the section between the U.S. Open and the British Open. The John Deere Classic has been held the week before the British Open since 2004, except for in 2016 because of the Olympics. “Our hope is to keep our traditional date,” tournament director Clair Peterson said. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1300 words, photos.

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