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

April 11, 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.

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BASKETBALL:

NBA

BKN--MAVERICKS-SPURS

SAN ANTONIO _ LaMarcus Aldridge had 34 points and 16 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Dallas Mavericks 105-94 in Dirk Nowitzki’s final game. By Raul Dominguez. SENT: 750 words, photos.

College

Women

_ BKW--BAYLOR-WHITE HOUSE _ Kim Mulkey would welcome an invitation to the White House if President Donald Trump offered it to Baylor. The president tweeted out his congratulations to the Lady Bears on Monday after they beat Notre Dame in a thrilling championship game the night before. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 230 words, photos. Moved on general, political and sports news services.

BASEBALL:

MLB

BBO--RANGERS-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX _ By Jose Romero. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BBA--YANKEES-ASTROS

HOUSTON _ Jose Altuve hit two homers, Carlos Correa homered with three RBIs and the Houston Astros completed their first sweep of the New York Yankees in franchise history with an 8-6 win. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 750 words, photos.

BBO--ROBOT-UMPIRES

NEW YORK _ Robot umpires will get some more warmup time. Major League Baseball and the Atlantic League said the experiment with radar-tracking technology to call balls and strikes will not be used when the independent minor league starts play on April 25. Instead, the technology “will be implemented gradually over the course of the 2019 season.” No date for the start was announced. Atlantic League teams are in Bridgewater, New Jersey; Central Islip, New York; High Point, North Carolina; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; New Britain, Connecticut; Sugar Land, Texas; Waldorf, Maryland; and York, Pennsylvania. SENT: 230 words.

HOCKEY:

NHL

HKN--STARS-PREDATORS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 750 words, photos.

GOLF:

PGA Tour

GLF--MASTERS

AUGUSTA, Ga. _ Tiger Woods is a winner again, making him even more appealing at the Masters. Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite _ perhaps even the sentimental favorite. Facing a fifth chance at completing the career Grand Slam at Augusta National, he has never started a year as well as this one. McIlroy won The Players Championship, played in the final group in three other events and has yet to finish out of the top 10 in his seven PGA Tour events. “I’m happy with where everything is _ body, mind, game,” McIlroy said. Such words sound as soothing to Jordan Spieth as birds nestled in the Georgia pines. Any other year, Spieth would be a big part of the conversation when the 83rd Masters Tournaments begins on Thursday. “I don’t feel like there’s any added pressure this week,” Spieth said. “I feel kind of under the radar, which is really nice.” Maybe not for long. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 880 words, photos.

TENNIS

Clay Court

TEN--US MEN-CLAY-COURT

HOUSTON _ The second round of the US Men’s Clay Court Championship begins. 200 words.

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