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

May 18, 2019

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

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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

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BASEBALL:

CARDINALS-RANGERS--ST. LOUIS

ARLINGTON, Texas _ The St. Louis Cardinals play at Texas for the first time since their 2011 World Series championship. The Rangers are 6-0 against St. Louis since, sweeping three-game road series in 2013 and 2017. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m.

ASTROS-RED SOX

Houston plays Boston at Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:15 p.m.

RANGERS-KELLEY

ARLINGTON, Texas _ Texas Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley had two lumps surgically removed from his throat this week. Kelley says an initial biopsy on the lumps was inconclusive, so doctors removed a couple of “decent-sized” lumps on Thursday. The 35-year-old was put on the injured list May 9, five days after he last pitched. SENT: 140 words, photos.

SOCCER:

DC UNITED-HOUSTON DYNAMO

The DC United plays at the Houston Dynamo. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

TEEN DEATH

A Texas university has made a Rhode Island teenager who died in 2017 an honorary member of its soccer team. WPRI-TV reports that Texas A&M University recently sent a package to the family of Gianna Cirella that included a banner, an accepted student’s packet and a note by soccer coach G Guerrieri. SENT 140 words.

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