AP-TX--Texas Sports Digest 6 am, TX
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SEATTLE — Robinson Cano hit his first home run since returning from an 80-game suspension, a three-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning and lifted the Seattle Mariners to a key 7-4 win over the Houston Astros. By Tim Booth. SENT: 920 words, photos.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Khris Davis hit a long home run after letting a young fan from the Make-A-Wish Foundation sign his jersey, Ramon Laureano hit the first two homers of his career, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-0. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 950 words, photos.
— BBO--OBIT-DOC EDWARDS — Doc Edwards, a major league catcher who went on to manage the Cleveland Indians for three seasons in the 1980s, has died. He was 81. SENT: 150 words.
A slimmed-down Rob Kelley is likely to remain Washington’s top running back even though Adrian Peterson is joining the Redskins. Amid four injuries in their backfield, the Redskins signed the 33-year-old four-time All-Pro running back on Monday. But Kelley, the former “Fat Rob” who lost weight and added speed to his repertoire, should still be considered the front-runner to start Week 1 at the Arizona Cardinals. Washington lost second-round pick Derrius Guice to a season-ending torn ACL, won’t have Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall for an extended period of time because of lower-leg injuries and waived undrafted free agent Martez Carter with an injury designation. That necessitated signing Peterson — a Texas-born former standout at Oklahoma who played the majority of his career with the Vikings — and fellow running back De’Veon Smith, though coach Jay Gruden gave Kelley a vote of confidence on Sunday. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 670 words, photos.
TRACK AND FIELD:
AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas agreed to pay $600,000 to settle former women’s track coach Bev Kearney’s race and gender discrimination lawsuit, according to documents released Monday. Kearney and the school agreed to settle her nearly five-year-old lawsuit in June. Terms were released following public records requests from The Associated Press and other media outlets. Kearney will receive about $277,450 with the rest going to her attorneys. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 430 words.
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