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

June 6, 2018

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 800-442-7189. Email aptexas@ap.org. Jill Bleed is at the desk after 6 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Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.





NEW YORK — Little Rocket led off Day 2 of the Major League Baseball draft. The Detroit Tigers took Texas second baseman Kody Clemens, the youngest son of seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, with the opening pick of the third round — No. 79 overall — as the draft resumed Tuesday. The younger Clemens was the Big 12 player of the year and has helped the Longhorns to the NCAA Tournament super regionals. He’s hitting a team-leading .346 with 21 home runs, second-most in school history, and 68 RBIs as one of college baseball’s top sluggers. Clemens is a semifinalist for both the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy as the best player in the country. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 500 words, photos.


HOUSTON — Kyle Seager, Mike Zunino and Jean Segura all homered off Dallas Keuchel early to back up another solid start by James Paxton and give the Seattle Mariners a 7-1 win over the Houston Astros. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 800 words, photos.


ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre led off the eighth inning with a tiebreaking homer for Texas Rangers, who went deep a season-high five times in a 7-4 win over the Oakland Athletics. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 800 words, photos.


ARLINGTON, Texas — Tim Lincecum won’t be making a major league comeback with the Texas Rangers, who had signed the two-time NL Cy Young winner during spring training with plans for him to be a reliever. The Rangers granted Lincecum his unconditional release Tuesday after the end of his 30-day rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 380 words.



— FBC--HOUSTON-DORMADY TRANSFER — Former Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady has transferred to Houston, where he will be eligible to play this season. SENT: 130 words.




NEW YORK — Diana Taurasi looks refreshed this season. After cutting her overseas season short last winter because of an injury, Taurasi used the time to rest, recover and “tune up her body.” Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello has seen a change in Taurasi so far this year. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 810 words, photos.


Women’s Gymnastics


WASHINGTON — The former president of USA Gymnastics has refused to answer questions from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that he instructed her and others to keep quiet after she informed him of athletes’ claims. Rhonda Faehn, the former senior vice president of USA Gymnastics, said she first reported an allegation against Nassar to Steve Penny, her then-boss, on June 17, 2015. Nassar was not arrested until more than a year later. He is now serving decades in prison for sexual assault and possession of child pornography, and hundreds of athletes have said they were abused by him, including Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Simone Biles. By Ben Nuckols. SENT: 780 words, photos. Moved on general and sports news services.


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