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BASEBALL:

MLB:

BBA--ASTROS-MARINERS

SEATTLE — The suddenly slumping Houston Astros visit Seattle on Monday night to open a key three-game series against the second place Mariners. The Astros have dropped four straight and lead Seattle by four games in the AL West. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game starts at 9:10 p.m. CDT.

BBO--RANGERS-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX — Texas left-hander Martin Perez faces Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray when the Rangers and Diamondbacks open a two-game series. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Starts at 9:40 p.m.

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--COWBOYS-ELLIOTT'S NEW YEAR

OXNARD, Calif. — Ezekiel Elliott doesn't dwell much on the cloud of a looming suspension that hung over him at training camp a year ago. Trust his position coach, though. The star running back of the Dallas Cowboys is "completely different" with the drama behind him. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

FBN--HALL OF FAME-OWENS

Despite his decision to not attend Saturday's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, former Dallas Cowboy Terrell Owens will be "honored" by the hall for his NFL career. Hall President David Baker tells The Associated Press on Monday that the Canton, Ohio, shrine's mission statement begins with the goal "to honor the heroes of the game." So Owens, who instead will be making an appearance at the University of Chattanooga, where he played college football, will be part of the 2018 class exhibit that includes a glass locker for each new member. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 450 words, with photos.

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