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

October 2, 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

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CLEVELAND — Indians All-Star catcher Yan Gomes said he’ll “absolutely” play on Friday in Game 1 of Cleveland’s AL Division Series against Houston despite cutting his right thumb last weekend. Gomes got hurt when he accidentally connected with the bat of Royals outfielder Alex Gordon while trying to throw out a runner Saturday in Kansas City. Gomes received two stitches. By Tom Withers. SENT 160 words, with photo.



CLEVELAND — Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger will start Game 3 of the AL Division Series against the Houston Astros. Manager Terry Francona announced Tuesday that he’ll go with Clevinger when the best-of-five series returns to Progressive Field next week. Clevinger went 13-8 with a 3.02 ERA and 200 strikeouts in 32 starts during the regular season. By Tom Withers. SENT: 150 words, with photo.


ARLINGTON, Texas — Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, whose primary offseason duty is to pick a new manager, holds a postseason availability on Tuesday. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 500 words.





AUSTIN, Texas — To see the progress in Texas, look no further than quarterback Sam Ehlinger. The Longhorns look like a Big 12 contender again and the sophomore is quietly putting together the kind of season that can earn a place in the school record book and wins games. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos.





NEW YORK — Lisa Borders stepped down as WNBA president on Tuesday, the third executive to leave the league in six months. She will become the first president and CEO of Time’s Up — an organization dedicated to safe, fair and dignified work for women. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 580 words, with photo.


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