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AP-TX--Texas Sports Digest 6 am, TX

August 29, 2018

Good morning! 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. Jill Bleed is at the desk after 5:30 a.m.

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Manny Machado drove in four runs, Brian Dozier hit his 20th homer of the season and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Texas Rangers 8-4. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 820 words, photos.


HOUSTON — Nick Martini hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics defeated Houston 4-3, snapping the Astros’ six-game winning streak. SENT: 750 words, photos.




COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Matt Canada is plenty busy, and he has been for days. As interim coach of the Maryland football team, Canada is not just putting in a game plan for Saturday’s opener against No. 23 Texas. He is also fulfilling his duties as offensive coordinator and, most importantly, making sure the players stay focused during a season dedicated to fallen teammate Jordan McNair — a season that will start with head coach DJ Durkin on leave and the subject of an investigation. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 570 words, photos.


— FBC--T25-OHIO STATE-HERMAN-STRIP CLUB — Ohio State University has identified Texas head football coach Tom Herman as the Buckeyes assistant who went with Zach Smith to a Florida strip club when they were both Buckeyes assistants in 2014. SENT: 140 words.




PARAMUS, N.J. — The description of Bryson DeChambeau as a “mad scientist” is appropriate as long as this much is understood. The scientist is always working, always searching, rarely satisfied. DeChambeau, without question, is a “different kind of cat.” Those were his words last week after he shot a career-low 63 to take a four-shot lead into the final round, and then missed only two greens and never let anyone closer than two shots at The Northern Trust. It was his third PGA Tour victory in a little more than a year, moving him to No. 12 in the world and, for the moment, No. 1 in the FedEx Cup. The SMU physics major does love his science. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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Tony Romo received a sponsor’s exemption to play an opposite-field event on the PGA Tour this year. His next foray into golf is something he wants to earn. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and CBS football analyst has entered the Web.com Tour qualifying tournament, which starts Wednesday morning at Lantana Golf Club in Texas. This will be the pre-qualifying stage, the start of a long road toward earning status on the Web.com Tour. He has entered as an amateur. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1400 words, photos.


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