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

June 8, 2018

Good afternoon! 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 .

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Astros right-hander Justin Verlander (7-2), whose 1.24 ERA is best in the majors, pitches the second game of a four-game series at the Rangers. Verlander has a 0.44 ERA on the road. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CT.



Top performance and highlights from the NCAA Tournament super regionals. Four of the best-of-three series start Friday, with the other four beginning Saturday. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


Tennessee Tech’s Kevin Strohschein has somehow found a way to keep hitting through an elbow injury that means offseason surgery. Strohschein, normally an outfielder, got hurt in March while pitching in a game against Lipscomb. Strohschein hasn’t pitched since and has been restricted to designated hitter duties for most of his junior season, yet he was named Ohio Valley Conference player of the year. Tennessee Tech carries the nation’s most potent lineup into an NCAA super regional beginning Saturday at Texas. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 670 words.




FORT WORTH, Texas — Tony Kanaan knows he wasn’t very popular among his fellow IndyCar drivers at the end of last year’s race at Texas. He was blamed and penalized for a big wreck on the reconfigured track. And he was the runner-up after only nine of 22 cars were still running at the end. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words.


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