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JUNIOR PGA

Neale, Gillman lead Junior PGA at Miramont

BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Gordon Neale shot a 7-under 64 on Wednesday at Miramont to top the boys' field in the Junior PGA Championship, and Kristen Gillman increased her lead to three strokes in the girls' division.

Neale, the 17-year-old Trabuco Canyon, California, player who has committed to SMU, birdied the first five holes and finished with eight birdies and a bogey. He had a 6-under 136 total.

Sam Burns of Shreveport, Louisiana, was two strokes back after a 69. Brad Dalke of Hobart, Oklahoma, was third at 3 under after a 70.

Gillman, the 16-year-old Austin, Texas, player who has committed to Alabama, had her second straight 66 to reach 10 under. Hannah O'Sullivan of Paradise Valley, Arizona, was second after a 67.

The boys' winner will get a spot next year in the PGA Tour's Texas Open and the girls' champion will qualify for the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in California.

YANKEES-RANGERS

Rangers get rare series win, 3-2 over Yankees

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Colby Lewis retired the last 13 batters he faced in seven strong innings and the Texas Rangers clinched their first series victory in a month, beating the New York Yankees 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Brett Gardner led off the game with a homer for the second straight night, after homering twice in the series-opening loss for New York.

The Rangers had lost seven consecutive series since taking two of three against Minnesota from June 27-29.

Texas went ahead to stay with three runs in the first off Hiroki Kuroda. Elvis Andrus had an RBI double and scored the tiebreaking run on a single by Adrian Beltre, who came home on Leonys Martin's single.

Lewis allowed four hits, including solo homers to Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury. The right-hander struck out four and walked two, and New York didn't have another runner after Carlos Beltran's two-out single in the third..

RANGERS-RIOS

Rangers RF Rios leaves after getting hit on quad

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Right fielder Alex Rios has left the Texas Rangers game after getting hit by a pitch on the left quad.

The Rangers called the move precautionary after Rios left Wednesday night's game against the New York Yankees.

Rios, considered a potential trade possibility before Thursday's non-waiver trading deadline, stayed in the game to run after getting hit by a pitch thrown by Hiroki Kuroda in the third inning. But when Texas took the field for the start of the fourth, Daniel Robertson replaced Rios in right field.

COWBOYS-BRENT

Jerry Jones: Brent out of rehab, NFL question next

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says former defensive tackle Josh Brent is out of rehabilitation and could have his future with the NFL resolved before the team leaves training camp in California in two weeks.

Jones said Wednesday from training camp that Brent was released from rehab on Monday.

The 26-year-old Brent was convicted in January of intoxication manslaughter for the December 2012 crash that killed Jerry Brown, a Cowboys practice squad player. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years' probation. He left jail last month and entered a rehab facility in Dallas.

Brent retired last year and will have to apply for reinstatement. He could face a suspension under the league's personal conduct policy.

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