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AP-TX--Texas Sports Digest 6 am, TX

August 1, 2018

Good morning! 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. Jill Bleed is at the desk after 5:30 a.m.

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

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BASEBALL:

MLB

BBO--RANGERS-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX — By Jose Romero. Zack Godley matched a career high with 10 strikeouts, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Texas Rangers 6-0 to move back atop the NL West. SENT: 800 words, photos.

With:

— BBO--RANGERS-DIAMONDBACKS TRADE — Left-hander Jake Diekman went from one clubhouse to the other in Arizona after being dealt by the Texas Rangers to the Diamondbacks just before the non-waiver trade deadline. SENT: 150 words, photos.

BBA--ASTROS-MARINERS

SEATTLE — By Tim Booth. Evan Gattis hit a two-run home run to put Houston ahead, Josh Reddick capped it with a two-run shot in the ninth inning, and the Astros snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. SENT: 900 words, photos.

High School

— BBH--TSWA-2A ALL-STATE — Dallardsville Big Sandy outfielder Broch Holmes is the player of the year on the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 2A all-state baseball team. The junior who hit 15 home runs and drove in 64 runs to lead the Wildcats to a state championship. He batted .469 with 20 stolen bases. SENT: 300 words.

FOOTBALL:

NFL

FBN--COWBOYS-WITTEN VOID

OXNARD, Calif. — Sean Lee had strong words for criticism from former teammate Dez Bryant. Tyrone Crawford said these Dallas Cowboys were in the business of football, not things such as Bryant’s Twitter-fed controversy. Life after Jason Witten means leadership from several sources. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 850 words, photos.

FBN--RAVENS-RG3

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Robert Griffin III rolled to his right and threw a tight spiral down the middle of the field to a receiver that was being closely covered by a pair of defenders. Several plays later, he dropped back and launched a 50-yard pass to a receiver running down the far sideline. Griffin, who won the Heisman Trophy as a Baylor junior before turning pro, is quietly making a comeback as a backup quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens. By Todd Karpovich. SENT: 520 words, photos.

BASKETBALL:

WNBA

BKL--SKY-WINGS

ARLINGTON, Texas — Allie Quigley scored 22 points, Cheyenne Parker added 20, and the Chicago Sky blew a 24-point lead before rallying past the Dallas Wings 92-91. SENT: 250 words.

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