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AP-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX

September 12, 2018

Good afternoon! 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

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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BASEBALL:

MLB:

BBA--ASTROS-TIGERS

DETROIT — Gerrit Cole takes the mound for the AL West-leading Astros against Detroit. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game started at 12:10 p.m. CDT.

BBA--RANGERS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yovani Gallardo faces Felix Pena when the Texas Rangers conclude their series with the Los Angeles Angels. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 9:07 p.m. PDT.

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--TITANS-MARIOTA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans hope to have quarterback Marcus Mariota back at practice Wednesday as they prepare for their home opener against the Houston Texans. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

COLLEGE:

FBC--T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS

No. 17 Boise State gets a big opportunity against No. 24 Oklahoma State to a win over a Power Five team that could pay dividends later in season when the College Football Playoff race develops. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo.

With:

— FBC--AP TOP 25 PODCAST. By Ralph D. Russo.

FBC-T25--OHIO ST-LITTLE SISTERS

This marquee matchup is for all of those “Little Sisters of the Poor” teams that Ohio State’s former president once said the Buckeyes wouldn’t play, though a lot sure has changed since that statement went viral nearly eight years ago. When No. 15 TCU, now a Power Five team, plays No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday night, Gordon Gee may even have a different rooting interest. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos.

FBC--T25-USC-DANIELS’ REBOUND

LOS ANGELES — J.T. Daniels realizes he occasionally struggled in his second start for No. 22 Southern California, and the freshman quarterback has resolved to fix his mistakes swiftly, even with a bruised hand. He knows time is a factor with a perilous trip to Texas looming this weekend. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

FBC--SEC-EMPTY SEATS

The Southeastern Conference has all the built-in advantages when it comes to selling college football: Incredibly passionate fan bases, relatively little competition from professional sports franchises and a long history of competitive teams. Even so, the league isn’t immune to a national trend of falling attendance. Like other schools around the country, SEC programs are trying to do something about it. By David Brandt. SENT: 940 words, with photos.

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— FBC--SEC-EMPTY SEATS-GLANCE

HIGH SCHOOL:

— FBH--TOP 10 SCHEDULE

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GYMNASTICS

GYM--GYMANSTICS COACH-ARRESTED

FORT WORTH, Texas — An arrest warrant for a gymnastics coach facing sex abuse charges in Texas and Oklahoma alleges he put his hands inside girls’ leotards. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Oklahoma warrant accuses 51-year-old Skipper Glenn Crawley of molesting 8- to 10-year-old girls as they stretched. Crawley also is accused of instituting a “hug line” at the end of practices at Tulsa World Gymnastics during the 1990s and requiring girls to embrace him. Crawley was jailed in Fort Worth after being charged with three counts of sexually abusing girls there in 2017 and 2018. He has since been charged with 10 counts of lewd molestation in Tulsa. SENT: 130 words. Moving on news & sports lines.

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