BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX
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DETROIT _ Houston ace Justin Verlander returns to the mound at Comerica Park to face his former team when the Astros take on the Tigers. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6:10 p.m. CDT.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Texas plays Kansas City as the teams continue their series at Kauffman Stadium. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:15 p.m. CDT.
DALLAS _ Adrian Beltre thought he would miss baseball more when he retired. The former Texas Rangers third baseman is doing just fine as a family man. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 550 words, photos.
FBC--SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE
Auburn against Oregon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Aug. 31 will be the first ABC Saturday Night Football game this season. ESPN announced Wednesday the first three games of the 14th season of Saturday Night Football. LSU at Texas on Sept. 7 will be the Saturday Night Football game in week two. Defending national champion Clemson at Syracuse on Sept. 14 will fill that slot week three. SENT: 150 words.
SOC--PORTLAND TIMBERS-HOUSTON DYNAMO
HOUSTON _ The Portland Timbers plays at the Houston Dynamo. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. _ Texan Jordan Spieth needs to win the PGA Championship for the career Grand Slam. Tiger Woods needs to win the next three majors for the calendar slam. Based on the year has gone so far, it’s hard to say which is the better bet. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
_ GLF--PGA-MOLINARI. Francesco Molinari tries to recover from the sting of his Masters close call. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
_ GLF--PGA-ROSE. By Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos
_ GLF--PGA-NOTEBOOK. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
CAR--INDYCAR-INDY 500 ANTHEM
INDIANAPOLIS _ Kelly Clarkson will sing the national anthem at this year’s Indianapolis 500. It will be the second straight year and the third time the Grammy Award-winning superstar, who’s originally from Texas, will perform on race day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She also sang the anthem before the 2011 race. The appearance comes just five days after the season finale of NBC show “The Voice,” where Clarkson serves as a coach. NBC will televise the 500 for the first time on May 26. SENT: 130 words.
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