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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Texas sports news from The Associated Press

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys don't have a big name at receiver. They have no one with a history of big production following the release of Dez Bryant. Cole Beasley and company are quick to mention the low outside expectations. Newcomer Allen Hurns sees a collection of veterans seeking bounce-back seasons. There are also two rookies in Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson who figure to get a lot more chances than if Bryant were still around.

(AP) - Ever wondered who the best picks of the NBA draft were at every draft slot? Wonder no more. From No. 1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to No. 30 Spencer Haywood, a look at the players whose footsteps will be followed by the new NBA players selected on Thursday night.

HOUSTON (AP) - C.J. Cron homered early and Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win to snap a 12-game winning streak by the Houston Astros. Blake Snell (9-4) allowed just three hits and one run in seven innings, but had to pitch around a career-high seven walks for his fifth straight win. Sergio Romo pitched for the third straight game, taking over with one out in the ninth and allowing one hit for his third save

(AP) - Arizona 7-footer Deandre Ayton headlines the list of big men in the NBA draft. Ayton was a dominating force in his one year of college and could be the No. 1 overall pick. He leads a position that includes top-10 prospects in Michigan State's Jaren Jackson Jr., Texas' Mo Bamba and Duke's Wendell Carter Jr.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Jackson Kowar struck out a career-high 13 in 6 2/3 innings as defending national champion Florida eliminated Texas from the College World Series with a 6-1 win. Kowar held the Longhorns scoreless on five hits. He mixed his changeup with a fastball still touching the mid-90s deep into his season-high 121-pitch afternoon. Jonathan India hit his 21st home run to break the game open in the sixth inning.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Cole Hamels allowed four hits over seven innings, Delino DeShields doubled home two runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 to extend their winning streak to a season-high four games. The Royals have lost eight straight, matching their season high, and 14 of 15.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The College World Series game between Arkansas and Texas Tech has been postponed because of the threat of rain in the Omaha area Tuesday night. The Razorbacks and Red Raiders will play their Bracket 2 winners' game on Wednesday. That game will be followed by North Carolina-Oregon State in the evening.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Texas Rangers have optioned rookie left-hander Yohander Mendez back to Triple-A Round Rock for violating team rules. Mendez was supposed to start Wednesday's series finale against Kansas City. But right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx will get the ball instead. General manager Jon Daniels says at least one other player was involved, but his discipline will be handled in-house. He says the incident is "not criminal, nothing involving MLB or the police."

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