BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX
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ARLINGTON, Texas _ Adrian Sampson is set to face Seattle in his first start for the Rangers since getting his first big league win behind opener Jose Leclerc. Mariners lefty Marco Gonzales is 0-3 since throwing seven shutout innings against Texas late last month. By Baseball Writer Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game started at 1:05 p.m. CDT.
HOUSTON _ Houston’s Gerrit Cole looks to give the Astros their third straight win as they continue a four-game series with the White Sox. Ivan Nova pitches for the White Sox who lost 5-1 on Tuesday night when Justin Verlander allowed just one hit in eight innings. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. CDT.
BBC--BIG 12 TOURNAMENT
OKLAHOMA CITY _ The Big 12 Tournament kicks off Wednesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Game 1: No. 4 West Virginia defeated No. 5 Kansas 12-8. Game 2: No. 1 Texas Tech vs. No. 8 Kansas State. Game 3: No. 2 Baylor vs. No. 7 Oklahoma. Game 4: No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. No. 6 TCU. All NewsNows, 150 words.
HOOVER, Ala. _ Cam Shepherd belted a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give No. 3 seed Georgia a 2-0 victory over No. 6 seed Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday. Shepherd blasted a 2-2 pitch from Joseph Menefee (3-2) over the left-field fence, barely sailing over the glove of left fielder Cam Blake. Georgia (43-14) got just three hits but still won an SEC Tournament game for the first time since 2011. The Bulldogs had lost eight straight SEC Tournament games. The Bulldogs play the winner of Wednesday’s game between No. 2 seed Arkansas and No. 7 seed Mississippi. SENT: 150 words, with photos.
HOOVER, Ala. _ Mississippi faces Arkansas in the second round of the SEC Tournament, which switches to the double elimination format. UPCOMING: 150 words, photos.
HOOVER, Ala. - No. 1 seed Vanderbilt faces No. 8 seed Auburn in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. UPCOMING: 150 words, with photos. The game should start at about 5:30 p.m.
HOOVER, Ala. - No. 4 seed Mississippi State faces No. 5 seed LSU in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. UPCOMING: 150 words, with photos. The game should start at about 9 p.m.
FRISCO, Texas _ Jason Witten is back with the Dallas Cowboys for the start of offseason practices after a year in retirement as a broadcaster. The tight end who leads the storied franchise in yards receiving and catches is about to set another club record with his 16th season. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
BKL--PREASON WNBA POWER POLL
NEW YORK _ The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time. The runner-up from last season’s WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Wednesday. It’s the first time in the four-year history of the poll that Washington is No. 1. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 470 words, with photos.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. _ Arizona was still alive for a chance to repeat as NCAA Women’s Golf champions as the final day featured semifinals followed by the championship match. UPCOMING: 400 words on semifinals, then championship match by 9 p.m.
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