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

September 1, 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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HOUSTON — Josh James will be recalled from Triple-A Fresno to make his major league debut for Houston against Los Angeles right-hander Felix Pena as the Astros and Angels play the third game of a four-game series. Los Angeles won the first two. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts at 6:10 p.m. CDT.


ARLINGTON, Texas — Minnesota right-hander Jose Berrios seeks another strong start against the Rangers after the Twins took the opener of a three-game series. Yovani Gallardo goes for Texas. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CDT.





LANDOVER, Md. — No. 23 Texas opens its season against Maryland, a team that upset the Longhorns in last year’s opener and will be making its debut under interim coach Matt Canada. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game started at 11 a.m. CDT.


FORT WORTH, Texas — No. 16 TCU goes for its 17th consecutive home-opening win. The Horned Frogs, who played in the Big 12 title game last season, play against Southern. The last two SWAC teams that opened in Fort Worth left with lopsided shutout losses. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game started at 11 a.m. CDT.


STARKVILLE, Miss. — Joe Moorhead coaches his first game at Mississippi State when the 18th-ranked Bulldogs host Stephen F. Austin on Saturday night. Mississippi State will be playing without starting quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, who was suspended for one game. By David Brandt. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. CDT.


HOUSTON — Texas Tech and Mississippi on Saturday opened their seasons at NRG Stadium, where the Houston Texans play, with both teams promising improved defenses in 2018. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game started at 11 a.m. CDT.


PISCATAWAY, N.J. — True freshman Artur Sitkowski will be at quarterback for Rutgers when the Scarlet Knights play host to Texas State in the season opener. By Matt Sugam. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos. Game started at 11 a.m. CDT.


WACO, Texas — Baylor opens its second season under Matt Rhule at home against Abilene Christian, an FCS team from Texas that is also coming off a difficult debut season under its coach. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CDT.


TEMPE, Ariz. — Herm Edwards makes his debut as head coach at Arizona State when the Sun Devils on Saturday night open their season against UTSA. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game starts at 9:30 p.m. CDT.


ARLINGTON, Texas — No. 8 Miami had a breakthrough 10-win season until losing its last three games. The Hurricanes open coach Mark Richt’s third season with a tough test against No. 25 LSU on Sunday night in Arlington, Texas. The Tigers are 3-0 in the Dallas Cowboys’ home, and all of those were also against Top 25 teams. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 800 words.


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