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

October 3, 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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The NBA preseason continues with five games on the schedule, including: New York Knicks-Brooklyn Nets, 6:30 p.m.; Chicago Bulls-Milwaukee Bucks, 7 p.m.; Detroit Pistons-Oklahoma City Thunder, 7 p.m.; New Zealand Breakers-Phoenix Suns, 9 p.m.; Minnesota Timberwolves-LA Clippers, 9:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 800 words. DEVELOPING





NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is comfortable with all that comes with being a Heisman Trophy contender — it’s the kind of stuff the first-round Major League Baseball draft choice put off his baseball career for. In his first season as a starter, Murray ranks second in the nation in passing efficiency behind Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa. Murray will step onto his biggest stage yet Saturday when No. 7 Oklahoma plays No. 19 Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. By Cliff Brunt. SENT: 760 words, with photos.


The Red River Rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma has not been this significant in years. The 19th-ranked Longhorns and No. 7 Sooners meet Saturday in Dallas and the winner is positioned to the Big12 front-runner. This week on the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, USA Today’s George Schroeder joins AP’s Ralph Russo to preview the big games of week six, including Texas-Oklahoma, where Schroeder will be. SENT: 120 words, with photos.


Under Nick Saban, the Alabama Crimson Tide always seems to start the season racking up wins. The Georgia Bulldogs also seem to be starting that trend with Kirby Smart in charge. But not everything is going according to plan in the Southeastern Conference. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 840 words, with photos.



STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State athletics has reported several secondary NCAA violations during the past year. The Oklahoman reports that a football player received $65 to place a female student and her friend on the pass list for last season’s homecoming game against Baylor. The player told the school he initially refused the request and returned the $65 the next day. The football team received additional rules training, while the player made a $65 donation to charity and lost complimentary passes for two games. SENT: 130 words.


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