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

October 4, 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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DALLAS — The Stars on Thursday night open the season in the NHL coaching debut of Jim Montgomery against the Arizona Coyotes, who started last season with 10 straight losses under first-year coach Rick Tocchet and never recovered. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CDT.





HOUSTON — Justin Verlander looks to replicate last year’s postseason success when Houston’s ace starts for the World Champion Astros when they meet Corey Kluber and the AL Central champion Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday. By Kristie Rieken. 750 words, with photos.





HOUSTON — Jadeveon Clowney pounced on a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown on Sunday against the Colts. On the next drive he shoved a lineman out of his path and tossed Andrew Luck to the ground for a 9-yard loss to force a punt. This is what the Houston Texans envisioned when they selected the defensive end with the first overall pick in the 2014 draft. By Kristie Rieken. 700 words. Photos


FRISCO, Texas — DeMarcus Lawrence is leading the NFL in sacks early in the season for the second straight year. Playing on the franchise tag after finishing tied for second in sacks a year ago, the Dallas Cowboys defensive end is working toward an even bigger payday. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.



HOUSTON — Tulsa on Thursday night faces Houston at John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.


Iowa State and Kansas State are off to disappointing 0-2 starts. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


— FBC--BIG 12 THIS WEEK. SENT: 500 words, with photos.

— FBC--SEC THIS WEEK. SENT: 430 words, with photos.



ARLINGTON, Texas — When the Texas A&M football radio broadcast took the air for the first time in the 2018 season, longtime color analyst and former football player Dave Elmendorf opened the call with an introduction to the new “Voice of the Aggies,” Andrew Monaco. The Eagle reports despite insisting not to make the moment about him, the gesture has stood out amongst a whirlwind first five games of his Aggie tenure. Last Saturday, Monaco traveled with his new family to the big stage, calling his first game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington as the Aggies faced Arkansas in the annual neutral-site trophy game. Texas A&M won the Southwest Classic, 24-17. By Travis L. Brown, The Eagle. SENT: 580 words, pursuing photos. Moving on news & sports lines.


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