BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX
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AMES, Iowa _ No. 19 Iowa State hosts injury-plagued Baylor. The Cyclones likely can’t afford any more home losses if they hope to win the Big 12. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words, with photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas _ Texas A&M hosts Alabama with both teams looking to bounce back after losses in their last games. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.
BKC--WAYLAND BAPTIST-TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY
Wayland Baptist plays Texas Rio Grande Valley at UTRGV Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
BKC--TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL-NEW MEXICO ST
Texas A&M International plays New Mexico State at Pan American Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
NEW YORK _ Tina Langley has turned the Rice women’s basketball team into a Top 25 program using homegrown talent. More than half the roster is from Texas and many players grew up within 30 minutes of the university, playing together in high school or on club teams. Buoyed by their Texas group, the Owls (22-3) have won 15 straight games _ tied with Baylor for the longest winning streak in the country after No. 2 Oregon lost Monday. Rice earned the first ranking in school history, entering the AP poll at No. 25. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 710 words, with photo.
DALLAS _ The Dallas Stars face Nashville in their return home after winning once on a five-game road trip that started with an overtime loss at the Predators. Both teams are 1-3-1 in their past five games. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CST.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. _ Hall of Famer Craig Biggio hopes increased labor tension doesn’t lead to Major League Baseball’s first work stoppage in a quarter century. “Hopefully ownership knows and players know that nothing good’s going to come of it,” Biggio said Tuesday at Houston Astros training camp, where he will serve as a guest instructor for the next week. Baseball’s labor contract runs through 2021. Players have increasingly complained about the second straight slow free-agent market, and their union has proposed major economic changes mid-agreement. Stars Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel remain unsigned with spring training underway. By Chuck King. SENT: 470 words.
DALLAS _ Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will get to play at home when he gets another shot on the PGA Tour. Romo, now the lead NFL analyst for CBS, has accepted a sponsor’s exception to play in the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament at Trinity Forest Golf Club in May. He is a member of the club south of downtown Dallas that will host the event for the second time. SENT: 130 words.
GYM--USA GYMNASTICS-NEW PRESIDENT
USA Gymnastics is turning to former NBA executive Li Li Leung to help turn around the embattled program. The organization named Leung it’s new president and CEO on Tuesday. She is the fourth person to hold the office in the last two years. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words.
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