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

September 17, 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Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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--RAYS-RANGERS

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tampa Bay visits the Texas Rangers on Monday night. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. CDT.

BBA--MARINERS-ASTROS

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros enter the day 4½ games ahead of Oakland for the AL West lead and look for their third straight win as they meet the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a three-game series. Houston’s Framber Valdez opposes Seattle’s Wade LeBlanc. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. CDT.

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--COWBOYS-RUNNING DAK

DALLAS — Dak Prescott’s running could be a growing part of the offensive for the Dallas Cowboys. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 500 words, with photos.

FBN--TEXANS-MISTAKES

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans committed mistake after mistake in their loss to Tennessee. Now Houston has to figure out a way to eliminate these problems so they don’t fall into an 0-3 hole when they meet the New York Giants this Sunday. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos.

COLLEGE:

FBC--TEXAS-HERMAN

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas coach Tom Herman got a much-needed win over USC to quiet his critics, but now faces a No. 17 TCU team that has dominated the Longhorns the last four seasons. Herman on Monday holds his weekly news conference. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 500 words, with photos.

FBC--STAT WATCH

Alan Bowman looks to be next in line on the list of prolific passers who have come through Texas Tech. The true freshman sits No. 2 on the national passing chart this week after throwing for 605 yards and five touchdowns in the Red Raiders’ 63-49 win over Houston on Saturday. Bowman’s total was the highest nationally since former Tech and current Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes threw for 734 yards against Oklahoma in 2016. By Eric Olson. SENT: 490 words, with photos.

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