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

May 16, 2019

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 1-800-442-7189. Email aptexas@ap.org. Jill Bleed is at the desk after 5:30 a.m.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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BASEBALL:

MLB

BBA--ASTROS-TIGERS

DETROIT _ Justin Verlander allowed two hits in seven impressive innings against his former team, and the Houston Astros won their eighth straight game, 5-1 over the Detroit Tigers. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. SENT: 750 words, photos.

BBA--RANGERS-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ By Dave Skretta. SENT: 750 words, photos.

BBO--BELTRE-AFTER BASEBALL

DALLAS _ Adrián Beltré was afraid of how he was going to feel after announcing his retirement last November, a decision the former third baseman had pretty much reached privately a few months earlier during the season. While at peace after 21 MLB seasons and 3,166 hits, Beltré still wasn’t sure what to expect when the Texas Rangers went to spring training, or when they opened this season without him. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 570 words, photos.

BBA--RANGERS-ANDRUS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The Texas Rangers placed shortstop Elvis Andrus on the injured list with a strained right hamstring and recalled outfielder Willie Calhoun from Triple-A Nashville amid a flurry of roster moves Wednesday. Left-hander Jeffrey Springs was also recalled from Nashville and right-hander Wei-Chieh Huang sent to the same club before the Rangers played the middle game of their three-game set against the Royals. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 440 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

College

_ 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. LSU at Texas on Sept. 7 will be the Saturday Night Football game in week two. SENT: 140 words.

SOCCER:

MLS

_ SOC--MLS-TIMBERS-DYNAMO _ Brian Fernández scored 12 minutes after entering as a second-half substitute in his MLS debut and the Portland Timbers tied the Houston Dynamo 1-1. SENT: 130 words, photos.

GOLF:

PGA Tour

GLF--PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

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. SENT: 960 words, photos.

AUTO RACING:

IndyCar

_ CAR--INDYCAR-INDY 500 ANTHEM _ Texas native Kelly Clarkson will sing the national anthem at this year’s Indianapolis 500. SENT: 120 words. Moved on entertainment and sports news services.

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