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

August 8, 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

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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BASEBALL:

MLB:

BBA--MARINERS-RANGERS

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers on Wednesday afternoon close out a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 1:05 p.m. CDT.

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--COWBOYS-PLAYER TO COACH

OXNARD, Calif. — Kellen Moore’s college coach heard from his former quarterback while Moore was thinking about trading his helmet for a whistle. The next thing Chris Petersen knew, Moore was in charge of Dak Prescott as quarterbacks coach of the Dallas Cowboys not too long after sitting third on the depth chart behind the 2016 NFL offensive rookie of the year. Nobody close to Moore is surprised he ended up in coaching. They’ve been saying that about him since he was winning high school state championships under his dad, Tom Moore, in Washington. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 900 words, with photos.

FBN--CHIEFS-MAHOMES’ START

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes II will be under center when the Kansas City Chiefs begin their preseason schedule Thursday night against Houston. Mahomes is due to play the first quarter after he took over for the traded Alex Smith. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

COLLEGE:

FBC--AWARD HOPEFULS

Stanford running back Bryce Love’s decision to return for his senior year instantly made him a preseason front-runner for some of college football’s top individual awards. Love won the Doak Walker Award as college football’s top running back and was runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting last year as he rushed for 2,118 yards. He’s an obvious candidate for both awards again this year, even though he will have a tough time matching his production from last season. Love is among several players to enter the season as contenders to earn hardware this season. Here’s a rundown of potential candidates for some of college football’s top individual awards. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 870 words, with photos.

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SOCCER:

MLS:

SOC--MLS-COLUMBUS CREW-AUSTIN

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ thriving capital city may finally become a major league sports town. It will just take moving a bedrock franchise of Major League Soccer out of its home turf to do it. Anthony Precourt, owner of the Columbus Crew , has been pushing for months to move his team to Austin, the largest city in the country without a major professional sports franchise. While the league front office has supported Precourt’s desire to look around for a new city, picking up and relocating from Ohio to uber-hip Austin hasn’t been easy. It hasn’t been a slam-dunk deal in Austin and the state of Ohio is suing to block the move. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 780 words, with photo.

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