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

September 11, 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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DETROIT — After the long-awaited return of Justin Verlander to Detroit on Monday, and a victory for the Astros, the Tigers host Houston again on Tuesday. Jordan Zimmermann starts against Framber Valdez of the Astros. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5:40 p.m. CDT.


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Right-hander Adrian Sampson makes his second career start Tuesday night and first for Texas against the Angels, who are going with right-handed reliever Jim Johnson to start a “bullpen game” for Los Angeles. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. CDT.





FORT WORTH, Texas — Ty Summers was an all-district dual-threat quarterback in high school. Since he started playing for No. 15 TCU, Summers has been on the other side chasing quarterbacks and making tackles all over the field. The school’s active career tackles leader has gone from linebacker to starting end for the Horned Frogs, who are getting ready to play fourth-ranked Ohio State. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos.


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Hurricane Florence is forcing Duke to travel early for Saturday’s game at Baylor in Texas. Duke coach David Cutcliffe says the team will leave Durham on Thursday instead of its typical Friday departure because it’s “our best opportunity to get out.” From there, the Blue Devils will find a high school near Waco to hold a final practice and walk-through before the game. Meanwhile, North Carolina’s game against No. 18 UCF won’t take place Saturday while Wake Forest’s Thursday night matchup with Boston College will start two hours earlier due to Hurricane Florence. SENT: 340 words, with photos.




DURHAM, N.C. — Duke has to replace perhaps its most irreplaceable player. Quarterback Daniel Jones, who took virtually every meaningful snap for the Blue Devils (2-0) over the past two-plus seasons, is out indefinitely with a broken collar bone. So now, starting with Saturday’s visit to Baylor (2-0), they must figure out a way to win with backup Quentin Harris. By Joedy McCreary. SENT: 430 words, with photos.


COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond turned heads by throwing for a career-high 430 yards as the Aggies came just short of knocking off Clemson last week. Mond knows that he’ll have to continue to improve this week against Louisiana-Monroe before the Aggies being SEC play at top-ranked Alabama on Sept. 22. By Kristie Rieken. 600 words, with photos.


MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has decided to move forward with a clear-cut starter at quarterback, after watching Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton both struggle the first two weeks of the season. So, it will be Thompson getting nearly all the snaps when the Wildcats face Texas-San Antonio in their non-conference finale on Saturday. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


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