BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 12 am, TX
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HOUSTON — By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 800 words, photos.
Even with the conference finals going on, the NBA’s eyes turn to the future this week. A future that, perhaps, will have less tanking. The draft lottery — the last before changes come next year to dissuade tanking — is Tuesday night, and then about 70 players will partake in the draft combine that starts on Wednesday. Those events are both happening in Chicago, as are some various league meetings such as a gathering of NBA general managers and other front-office executives. But the biggest news will be made by 14 pingpong balls that will decide who drafts No. 1 next month. Phoenix has a 25 percent chance of winning the No. 1 pick, followed by Memphis (19.9 percent), Dallas (13.8 percent) and Atlanta (13.7 percent). The rest of the candidates for No. 1 are Orlando (8.8 percent), Chicago (5.3), Sacramento (5.3), Cleveland (2.8), New York (1.7), Philadelphia (1.1), Charlotte (0.8), Detroit (0.7), the Los Angeles Clippers (0.6) and Denver (0.5). By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 720 words, photos.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — By Greg Beacham. SENT: 750 words, photos.
— BBA--RANGERS-BELTRE — Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre will get his aggravated left hamstring further evaluated Tuesday, and the injury could put the active career hits leader back on the disabled list. SENT: 130 words, photos.
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