AP-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX
Jul. 13, 2018
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BALTIMORE — The Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles open a three-game series matching a pair of last-place teams staggering toward the All-Star break. By Todd Karpovich. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6:05 p.m. CDT.
HOUSTON — Houston's Dallas Keuchel opposes Detroit's Mike Fiers when the Astros and Tigers open a three-game series on Friday night. Keuchel has won three straight decisions and Fiers, a former Astro, returns to the park where he threw a no-hitter in 2015. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. CDT.
FBN--REFS-NEW CATCH RULE
PLANO, Texas — NFL officials have their annual preseason meeting, this time with clarified and apparently simplified rules for what's a catch. The gathering won't be far from the home of the Dallas Cowboys, who were on the wrong end of the infamous call involving Dez Bryant almost four years ago. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE-CRADDOCK'S PERSEVERANCE
CHARTRES, France — Lawson Craddock is giving new meaning to the term "Texas Tough." After breaking his shoulder and bloodying his face in an unfortunate crash during the first stage of the Tour de France, the American rider has soldiered on through six more grueling days of the world's biggest bike race. Craddock has taken advantage of the attention his crash received to start a fundraising effort for the Alkek velodrome in Houston , which is where he started cycling. He is donating $100 to the venue — which was damaged in Hurricane Harvey — for every Tour stage he finishes. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 670 words, with photos.
GYM--USA GYMNASTICS-TASK FORCE
INDIANAPOLIS — USA Gymnastics has appointed five retired athletes to a task force to help the organization chart its course after the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. Ivana Hong, Steven Legendre, Jazzy Kerber, Leigh Hennessy Robson and Shenea Booth were named to the task force on Friday. Up to four more athletes will be named later. SENT: 190 words, with photo.
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