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

May 17, 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.

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ML

BBA--RANGERS-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Rougned Odor and the rest of the Texas Rangers had been using the Kansas City Royals’ beleaguered pitching staff for batting practice most of the sun-splashed afternoon. Then the Rangers used their backup second baseman for it, too. One of Odor’s two homers came off Chris Owings, who was summoned by the Royals in the eighth inning to try to close out the 16-1 blowout. Hunter Pence also went deep off the utility man as Texas hit five homers in all, piled up 21 hits and won the rubber game of the three-game series. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 800 words, photos.

GOLF:

PGA Tour

GLF--PGA-LEE

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. _ The back injury made it difficult for Danny Lee to climb out of bed, much less swing a club. “I never had that kind of injury before,” said the South Korean-born New Zealand citizen and Texas resident after shooting a 64 in the opening round of the PGA Championship. “So I was freaking out and was telling my wife, ‘OK, are we going to open up a Korean barbeque restaurant now?’” “And she’s like, ‘Hell no.’” Bad news for bulgogi fans. Good news for golf. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 680 words, photos.

SOCCER:

MLS

_ SOC--FC DALLAS-LOS ANGELES FC _ SENT: 150 words,

FOOTBALL:

College

FBC--TCU-PLAYER ARRESTED

HUNTSVILLE, Texas _ TCU running back Sewo Olonilua, who set a school bowl record with 194 yards rushing in a victory over California last season, has been arrested on drug possession charges. The Walker County Sheriff’s Department said Olonilua is facing third-degree felony charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance weighing more than 1 gram and less than 4 grams. The 21-year-old Olonilua, who graduated Saturday with a season of eligibility remaining, is expected to be a key part of the TCU backfield this year. SENT: 200 words.

BASKETBALL:

College

Men

_ BKC--UNLV-TRANSFERS _ UNLV has added graduate transfers Elijah Mitrou-Long from Texas and Vitaliy Shibel from Arizona State. Both players will be eligible during new Runnin’ Rebels coach T.J. Otzelberger’s first season in 2019-20. SENT: 140 words.

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