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

September 25, 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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HOCKEY:

NHL:

HKN--STARS PREVIEW

DALLAS — This is the third season in a row the Dallas Stars have a different coach and a different style. They’re ready to have some fun with the guy fresh out of college. After the differing approaches of grizzled veterans Lindy Ruff and then Ken Hitchcock in a one-season return of their Stanley Cup-winning coach from two decades ago, there is more of an emphasis on relentless offense with new coach Jim Montgomery in his transition from the college ranks to first-time NHL head coach. The 49-year-old Montgomery said he’s sure the team has the speed and depth to play his style. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 720 words, with photos.

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BASEBALL:

MLB:

BBA--RANGERS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Matt Shoemaker faces Yovani Gallardo when the Los Angeles Angels continue their series with the Texas Rangers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 9:07 p.m. CDT.

BBA--ASTROS-BLUE JAYS

TORONTO — The Houston Astros on Tuesday night face the Blue Jays in Toronto. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game starts at 6:07 p.m. CDT.

FOOTBALL:

COLLEGE:

FBC--AP ALL-AMERICA WATCH

The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released a preseason All-America team and will put out a midseason team. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The third All-America watch of the season features a big-time receiver from Stanford, a fab freshman leading streaking Texas, an injured Ohio State star and a game-breaker from Memphis. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 800 words, with photos.

FBC--STRUGGLING KANSAS SCHOOLS

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The prevailing thought surrounding Kansas last week was that the Jayhawks had finally turned the corner, and a lopsided win over a fellow Power Five school in Rutgers was proof coach David Beaty was making progress in his vast rebuilding job. Just down Interstate 70, there was hope heading into the Big 12 schedule that Kansas State was on track after a win over UTSA following an embarrassing loss to Mississippi State. So much for any of that. he Jayhawks were thrashed by Baylor last Saturday. By Davd Skretta. SENT: 730 words, with photos.

OTHER:

FBO--ALLIANCE TEAMS

With nicknames that certainly make sense for their regions, the Alliance of American Football unveiled the names and logos of their West Division teams on Tuesday. They are the Arizona Hotshots, Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet. Last week, the spring league that begins play the weekend after the Super Bowl revealed the Orlando Apollos, Atlanta Legends, Memphis Express and Birmingham Iron. SENT: 390 words.

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