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WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman has asked President Donald Trump to attend the annual congressional baseball game Thursday night at Nationals Park. Texas Rep. Roger Williams, who is coaching the Republican team, tells The Associated Press that, “I asked him to come, I guess it was last week, I was over at the Oval Office.” Asked how the president responded, Williams replied, “He said, ‘I’ll be there.’” Thursday is the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage at a GOP practice in which House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were wounded. Thursday is also Trump’s 72nd birthday. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 240 words, with photo.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Right-hander Gerrit Cole (7-1, 2.16 ERA) takes the mound for the World Series champion Houston Astros having totaled 21 strikeouts to just four earned runs allowed in his first two starts against the Athletics this season. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 9:05 p.m. CDT.
LOS ANGELES — Cole Hamels takes the mound for the Texas Rangers in their series finale against Kenta Maeda and the Los Angeles Dodgers. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9:10 p.m. CDT.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas second baseman Kody Clemens had launched another massive postseason home run when he and stared hard into opposing dugout and flashed the “Hook’em Horns” hand signal. Like his father Roger Clemens did more than 30 years ago, Kody Clemens has led the Longhorns back to the to College World Series with talent, bravado and the ability to deliver big in the biggest moments. By Jim Vertuno. 650 words, photos.
SEATTLE — At one point this season, Washington was 18-18 overall after losing at home to Texas-Rio Grande Valley in a non-conference game in late April. On Saturday, they’ll face Mississippi State in the first round of the College World Series. It’s the first trip to Omaha in Washington’s history. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.
HOUSTON — Deshaun Watson, J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans continue minicamp in the last preparations before they take a break before the start of training camp in late July. UPCOMING: 600 words.
DALLAS — A former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader has filed a federal lawsuit against the team, alleging she wasn’t paid for all her work and made less money than the team’s male mascot. Erica Wilkins, who worked for the Cowboys from 2014 to 2017, is seeking “unpaid overtime wages, minimum wages, and all other available damages”, citing the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Earlier this month, five former cheerleaders sued the Houston Texans, alleging the team failed to fully compensate them as required by law and subjected them to a hostile work environment. SENT: 160 words.
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