AP-TX--Texas Sports Digest 6 am, TX
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ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Angels turned a bullpen game into a near no-hitter. Blake Parker gave up Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s single to right with one out in the eighth inning to end Los Angeles’ no-hit bid in a 1-0 victory over the Texas Rangers. SENT: 750 words, photos.
DETROIT — Jose Altuve homered on the game’s first pitch, and the Houston Astros powered their way past the Detroit Tigers 5-4. By Dave Hogg. SENT: 750 words, photos.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Ty Summers was an all-district dual-threat quarterback in high school. Since he started playing for No. 15 TCU, Summers has been on the other side chasing quarterbacks and making tackles all over the field. The school’s active career tackles leader has gone from linebacker to starting end for the Horned Frogs, who are getting ready to play fourth-ranked Ohio State. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 650 words, photos.
DURHAM, N.C. — Duke has to replace perhaps its most irreplaceable player. Quarterback Daniel Jones, who took virtually every meaningful snap for the Blue Devils (2-0) over the past two-plus seasons, is out indefinitely with a broken collar bone. So now, starting with Saturday’s visit to Baylor (2-0), they must figure out a way to win with backup Quentin Harris. By Joedy McCreary. SENT: 430 words, photos.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond turned heads by throwing for a career-high 430 yards as the Aggies came just short of knocking off Clemson last week. Mond knows that he’ll have to continue to improve this week against Louisiana-Monroe before the Aggies being SEC play at top-ranked Alabama on Sept. 22. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 700 words, photos.
FBC--KANSAS ST-SINGLE STARTER
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton spent an entire season, then a full offseason, pitching a back-and-forth battle for the starting quarterback job at Kansas State. All along, Bill Snyder said he would play both of them. That finally changed this week. The Wildcats’ longtime coach said he would go with Thompson as the clear starter when they take the field Saturday against UTSA. Thompson also has started the first two games, a close win over South Dakota and a blowout loss to Mississippi State, but Delton appeared in both. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 770 words, photos.
— FBC--FORBES-MOST VALUABLE PROGRAM — Texas A&M has supplanted Texas as America’s most valuable college football program. SENT: 140 words, photos.
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Jordan Spieth shed a little insight on his expectations at the beginning of 2016 when he said his goals start with winning and include “being there” with a chance in a couple of major championships. Two years later, he failed to win on the PGA Tour for the second time in six seasons. The Texan was there with a chance at two majors, coming from nine back in the final round at the Masters to within one shot of the lead until a bogey on the 18th hole for a 64. At the British Open, he had a three-way share of the lead in the final round, fell back with bad swings and never caught up at Carnoustie. The disappointment was missing the Tour Championship for the first time. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1300 words, photos.
— BKW--BAYLOR-MORRIS DISMISSED — Baylor has dismissed sophomore point guard Alexis Morris from the team for an unspecified violation of team rules. SENT: 130 words.
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