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AP-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1:30 pm, TX

October 8, 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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NFL:

COWBOYS-TEXANS

HOUSTON (AP) — DeAndre Hopkins had 151 yards receiving, including a key reception in overtime, and Ka’imi Fairbairn’s 36-yard field goal lifted the Houston Texans to a 19-16 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. It is Houston’s first win over the Cowboys (2-3) since the team’s first game on Sept. 8, 2002, ending a three-game losing streak to Dallas. The Texans (2-3) did it in front of a franchise-record crowd of 72,008, which was peppered with plenty of Cowboys fans.

COWBOYS-OVERTIME DECISION

HOUSTON — Facing a big decision in overtime on Sunday night, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett put his trust in the defense. On fourth-and-1 on the Houston Texans’ 42-yard line with less than six minutes remaining in overtime, Garrett chose to punt. SENT: 650 words.

COWBOYS-TEXANS-FOLO

HOUSTON — Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson has a knack for making big plays, whether it’s with his arm or his feet. But after the quarterback took a few too many unnecessary hits in a 19-16 overtime win against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, his teammates wondered if maybe he should dial things back a bit. SENT: 749 words.

NBA:

CHINA GAMES

SHENZHEN, China — Luka Doncic scored 15 points, JJ Barea added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks topped the Philadelphia 76ers 115-112 on Monday night to earn a split of the teams’ NBA China Games series. SENT: 580 words.

SPURS-MURRAY

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs say point guard Dejounte Murray has a torn ACL in his right knee, a major blow for the team. SENT: 130 words.

MLB:

ALDS-ASTROS-INDIANS LINEUP

Indians manager Terry Francona found a simple way to sum up his team’s tenuous state this October. And he channeled Yogi Berra to do it. “As long as we’re still breathing, we’re still breathing,” Francona said before Monday’s critical Game 3 against the Houston Astros. SENT: 430 words.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

T25-OKLAHOMA-STOOPS OUT

Oklahoma fired defensive coordinator Mike Stoops on Monday after the Sooners struggled to stop Texas during their first loss of the season. The No. 11 Sooners (5-1) lost 48-45 on Saturday, allowing 501 yards to the Longhorns in Dallas. SENT: 670 words.

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