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

September 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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BASEBALL:

MLB:

ANGELS-ASTROS

HOUSTON — George Springer knew something was different about Shohei Ohtani in his second at-bat against the Angels’ pitcher him in the third inning on Sunday night. “The velocity drop was probably the obvious,” Springer said. “He was throwing 98-99 and then came out throwing 88-92. When it’s that obvious I hope he’s OK.” Springer hit a two-run homer and finished a triple shy of the cycle to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-2 win over Los Angeles in Ohtani’s return to the mound. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

TWINS-RANGERS

ARLINGTON, Texas — Yohander Mendez and Nomar Mazara have gone through down periods this season. Everything came together for them on Sunday. Mendez earned his first major league win and Mazara hit two of the Texas Rangers’ six homers in an 18-4 rout of the Minnesota Twins. SENT: 850 words, photos.

FOOTBALL:

NFL:

COWBOYS MOVES

FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys have claimed safety Ibraheim Campbell and center Adam Redmond off waivers to address two positions that need depth because of injuries. Dallas also signed defensive end Charles Tapper to the practice squad Sunday, a day after waiving the fourth-round draft pick from 2016. SENT: 200 words.

College:

T25-MIAMI-LSU

ARLINGTON, Texas — Nick Brossette and Joe Burrow waited a long time for their chance to be impact players. They helped No. 25 LSU make a strong opening statement. Brossette ran for 125 yards with his first two career touchdowns and grad transfer quarterback Burrow, who appeared in 10 games the past two seasons at Ohio State, won his first college start as the Tigers beat No. 8 Miami 33-17 on Sunday night. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 890 words, photos.

PRAIRIE VIEW-NC CENTRAL

ATHENS, Ga. — Dawonya Tucker rushed for a career-high 267 yards and a touchdown to help Prairie View beat North Carolina Central 40-24 on Sunday in the 14th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge at Georgia State Stadium. Prairie View scored the opening 23 points, but NCCU rallied by scoring the next 21. SENT: 215 words.

GOLF:

PGA:

WEBCOM TOUR FINALS

BEECHWOOD, Ohio — Kramer Hickok completed a wire-to-wire victory in the DAP Championship, beating Hunter Mahan and Matt Jones by three strokes Sunday in the second of four Web.com Tour Finals events. Playing to improve his PGA Tour status after earning one of 25 cards from the Web.com Tour’s regular-season money list, Hickok shot his second straight 2-under 68 to finish at 14-under 266. He matched the Canterbury Golf Club record Thursday with a 63 and had a 67 on Friday. SENT: 590 words.

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