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NFL:

FBN--TEXANS-PATRIOTS

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The defending AFC champion New England Patriots open the season against the Houston Texans. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Kickoff 1 p.m.

FBN--COWBOYS-PANTHERS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton and the Panthers look to get the season off to a strong start when they host the Dallas Cowboys. It's only the second time in eight seasons under coach Ron Rivera the Panthers have opened the regular season at home. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts at 4:25 p.m. EDT

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

FBC--COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL

Can No. 1 Alabama strengthen its hold on No. 1 after No. 2 Clemson squeaked by with a victory at Texas A&M? By AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo.

MLB:

BBA--ASTROS-RED SOX

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros wrap up their three-game series, with Dallas Keuchel facing Rick Porcello. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. First pitch 8 p.m.

BBA--RANGERS-ATHLETICS

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics host the Texas Rangers. By Gideon Rubin. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m. PDT

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