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

August 2, 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

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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

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BASEBALL:

MLB:

BBA--ORIOLES-RANGERS

ARLINGTON, Texas — With Adrian Beltre still in the lineup, but some changes in the pitching staff, the Texas Rangers return home for the opener of a four-game series against the Orioles. Baltimore has the worst record in the majors. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CDT.

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--HALL OF FAME-BRAZILE

HOUSTON — Robert Brazile was so feared as a linebacker during his career with the Houston Oilers that he earned the nickname Dr. Doom. In his retirement he found contentment in a vastly different line of work that he believes was even more challenging than chasing down quarterbacks for a living. “It was more difficult being a teacher,” he said. The 65-year-old Brazile admits working with children was more fulfilling. Though he turned in his Dr. Doom persona decades ago for the role of Mr. Brazile, he’ll revisit the success of his first career on Saturday when he’ll be one of eight men inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 700 words, with photos.

FBN--HALL OF FAME-OWENS

Ex-Dallas Cowboy Terrell Owens learned a valuable lesson at a young age from the most influential person in his life. “I’ve always listened and learned a lot from my grandmother and how she lived her life and how she wanted me to live my life,” Owens told The Associated Press about Alice Black, who died from Alzheimer’s disease in 2012. Growing up poor in Alabama, Owens had a difficult childhood. He was raised by his grandma and his single mom. It took Pro Football Hall of Fame voters three tries to get him into the Canton shrine, although he’s not going to Ohio. Miffed at being passed over twice, Owens is skipping this weekend’s induction ceremony and will give his acceptance speech at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. By Rob Maaddi. SENT: 940 words, with photos.

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