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

April 16, 2019

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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DENVER _ Nkola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets try to shake off their rare home loss in the opener of their series against San Antonio when they host the Spurs in Game 2 at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night. By Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CDT.


BOSTON _ The Celtics are looking to follow-up the ugliest game of the playoffs with another win against the Pacers. And they don’t care how it esthetically it looks and long as they win. The Rockets and Bucks look for competitive games in their respective series against the Jazz and Pistons after dominating performances to start the postseason. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.





ARLINGTON, Texas _ Jaime Barria makes his first start of the season a day after getting called up from the minors for the Angels in the middle game against the Rangers. Lefty Mike Minor seeks a third straight strong outing for Texas. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CDT


OAKLAND, Calif. _ Marco Estrada tries again for his first win with the Athletics, who return from their first off day following 18 straight games to host the Houston Astros. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 9:07 p.m. CDT.





LAS VEGAS _ A former NFL football running back arrested on suspicion of murder by child abuse of his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter makes a court appearance in Las Vegas. Prosecutors sought until Tuesday to file charges against 28-year-old Cierre Wood. Wood played in college at Notre Dame and spent time in the NFL with Houston, New England and Buffalo. He most recently was released by the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes in 2017. UPCOMING: 225 words, photos. Mvoing on news & sports lines.




AUSTIN, Texas _ Marc Marquez’s shocking tumble in Texas has jumbled the title chase in MotoGP. Marquez was cruising toward another victory when an unforced error at the Grand Prix of the Americas sent him spinning out of the race and unable to get his motorcycle restarted. That fall, which Marquez struggled to explain after Sunday’s race, denied him a seventh consecutive win at a track he’s dominated, and dropped him from first to fourth in a suddenly crowded championship field. It also elevated race winner Alex Rins into a group of title contenders within nine points of the top. MotoGP now heads to Europe with its first stop May 5 in Jerez, Spain, where Rins could hero’s welcome in his home country. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 560 words, with photos.


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