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

June 6, 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 800-442-7189. Email aptexas@ap.org .

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Bartolo Colon, the 45-year-old Rangers right-hander, makes his fourth attempt at getting his 243rd career victory to match Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal for the most by a player born in the Dominican Republic. Colon faces Oakland, one of his 10 former teams. A’s right-hander Daniel Mengden was 4-1 with a 1.51 ERA in six May starts. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CDT.


HOUSTON — Seattle’s Wade LeBlanc opposes Houston’s Lance McCullers as the AL West-leading Mariners look for their sixth straight win in the final game of this short two-game series. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. CDT.





FRISCO, Texas — Geoff Swaim is the only tight end on the Cowboys roster with a catch in a regular-season game, and he has nine in his career. The retirement of 15-year mainstay Jason Witten came suddenly, and left behind a young crew of potential replacements. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.



AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ highest criminal appeals court has reinstated the 2015 sexual assault conviction of a former Baylor University football player whose case ignited a scandal that engulfed the nation’s largest Baptist school. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said Wednesday that a lower court erred by overturning the conviction of Sam Ukwuachu (oo-kuh-WAH’-choo) based on text messages between the victim and a friend that had not been allowed in trial. Ukwuachu was sentenced to six months in jail, but served an abbreviated sentence. The ruling allows him to continue appealing his conviction, but not on the text message issue. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 410 words. Moving on news & sports lines.


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