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

September 24, 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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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--COWBOYS-PASS FAILURE

FRISCO, Texas — The passing offense of the Dallas Cowboys is broken, and not even a big game from Ezekiel Elliott fixed it. While key Elliott mistakes were part of the problem in a loss at Seattle, no downfield passing threat is the bigger concern. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 7 p.m.

FBN--TEXANS WOES

HOUSTON — The winless Houston Texans are off to their worst start since 2008 and must figure out a way to win this week at Indianapolis if they hope to salvage this season. By Kristie Rieken. Upcoming: 600 words by 6 p.m.

COWBOYS-SEAHAWKS FOLO

SEATTLE — Jerry Jones is trying to remain supportive of a Dallas Cowboys offense that has shown only fleeting moments of promise through three weeks of the season. Eight points in the opener and 13 points on Sunday won’t be enough to get victories on the road no matter how well the Cowboys play on defense. By Tim Booth. SENT: 840 words, photos.

GIANTS-TEXANS FOLO

HOUSTON — After coming up just short in their first two games, the New York Giants figured out a way to finish a game on Sunday against the Houston Texans and get their first win. “We’ve become an almost team,” quarterback Eli Manning said. “We’ve been close on a few things and (Sunday) we put it together.” By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 680 words, photos.

BASEBALL:

MLB:

BBA--RANGERS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Felix Pena faces Adrian Sampson when the Angels host the Texas Rangers to open Los Angeles’ final homestand of the season. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.

BBA-ASTROS-BLUE JAYS

TORNONTO — Houston Astros face Toronto Blue Jays. Game starts at 6:07 p.m.

BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--MEDIA DAY-SPURS

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs hold a media day unlike any other for years — none of the Big Three are here anymore and coach Gregg Popovich’s team will also open without star Kawhi Leonard. By Raul Dominguez. UPCOMING: 600 words. Developing from 11 a.m. start.

BC-BKN--MEDIA DAY-ROCKETS

HOUSTON — Carmelo Anthony joins a team that features stars James Harden and Chris Paul as the Houston Rockets begin work on a season where they hope to finally get past the Golden State Warrriors. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 600 words.

College:

Women’s:

NCAA FINAL FOUR CITIES

San Antonio, Minneapolis, Dallas and Cleveland have been selected as future host cities for the Women’s Final Four. The NCAA on Monday announced the Final Four sites from 2021 through 2024. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 100 words. Will be updated.

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