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

September 16, 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Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

BBO--DIAMONDBACKS-ASTROS

HOUSTON — Houston’s Justin Verlander opposes Arizona’s Zack Greinke when the Astros and Diamondbacks wrap up a three-game series. The teams split the first two games. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts 1:10 p.m. CDT.

BBO--RANGERS-PADRES

SAN DIEGO — The Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon wrap up their weekend series at San Diego. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts at 3:10 p.m. CDT.

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--TEXANS-TITANS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Coach Mike Vrabel and his Tennessee Titans try to avoid an 0-2 start to the season Sunday when they host AFC South rival Houston and his old boss Bill O’Brien. The Texans also are looking for their first win. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game started at noon CDT.

FBN--GIANTS-COWBOYS

ARLINGTON, Texas — One-time college foes Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley meet as pros for the first time with Elliott’s Dallas Cowboys and Barkley’s New York Giants looking for their first win in another prime-time matchup between NFC East rivals. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7:20 p.m. CDT.

COLLEGE:

FBC--T25-OHIO ST-DAY AFTER

ARLINGTON, Texas — No more acting for Ryan Day. Urban Meyer is back full-time as Ohio State’s coach. Day can again return his full attention to his role as the offensive coordinator and position coach for young quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. after they got the No. 4 Buckeyes off to a 3-0 start. UPCOMING. By Stephen Hawkins. 600 words, photos.

FBC--T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL

The latest AP college football poll is released after a weekend where Wisconsin became the first top-10 team to lose to an unranked team this season. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo.

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