BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 12 am, TX
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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.
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.
_ SOC--FC DALLAS-LOS ANGELES FC _ SENT: 150 words,
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.
_ 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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