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

October 7, 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. Jamie Stengle is at the desk.

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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FOOTBALL:

College:

FBC--T25-TALK OF TEXAS

DALLAS — Tom Herman paused when considering the question many are starting to ask. So is Texas really back? With a five-game winning streak after beating Oklahoma, that becomes a legitimate question for the Longhorns. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.

T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL

Notre Dame moved into the top five, Texas and UCF reached the top 10 and the Southeastern Conference placed a season-high eight teams in the latest Associated Press college football poll. After three teams in the top eight and eight ranked teams overall lost on Saturday, there was significant movement throughout the AP Top 25, except in the first four spots. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 600 words, photos.

T25-AP TOP 25 TAKEAWAYS

Texas has been losing the type of game it won on Saturday for nearly a decade. The Longhorns since 2009 had mastered the excruciatingly painful loss as they tried to find their way back (that word!) to being nationally relevant and a legitimate contender in the Big 12. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

NFL:

FBN--COWBOYS-TEXANS

HOUSTON — J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans look for their first win over in-state rival Dallas since their inaugural game in 2002 in a rare meeting with the Cowboys. NFL leading rusher Ezekiel Elliott leads a Dallas team looking for its third win. By Kristie Rieken. 750 words. Photos.

BASEBALL:

MLB:

BBA--ALDS-ASTROS-INDIANS PREVIEW

CLEVELAND — The Indians know a 2-0 deficit isn’t insurmountable after they blew one last October. But unless they start to hit Houston’s pitchers in Game 3 of the AL Division Series, Cleveland’s season will come another quick conclusion. By Tom Withers. SENT: 750 words, photos. Will be updated following workouts.

With:

— BBA--ALDS-ASTROS-BIG STATE BREGMAN. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 8 p.m.

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