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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BASEBALL:

MLB:

BBA--ASTROS-ATHLETICS

OAKLAND, Calif. — Lance McCullers Jr. goes for his eighth victory when the Houston Astros open a series against the Oakland Athletics. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 9:05 p.m. CDT.

BBO--RANGERS-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Bartolo Colon starts for the Texas Rangers in the opener of a two-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Colon is two wins from the Latin American record by a pitcher. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9:10 p.m. CDT.

COLLEGE:

BBC--COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-CAPSULES

A capsule look at the eight teams in the College World Series. The field includes Texas and Texas Tech. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 2,000 words, photos.

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--COWBOYS-ZACK MARTIN

FRISCO, Texas — Zack Martin skipped voluntary offseason practices while contract negotiations dragged on for the two-time All-Pro guard of the Dallas Cowboys. The sides are apparently close with mandatory minicamp set to start. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

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BASKETBALL:

WNBA:

BKL--AROUND THE WNBA

NEW YORK — Connecticut's balanced attack on offense this season is causing problems for opponents and the Sun have rolled to the best record in the league. On a given night, any of coach Curt Miller's players can lead the team on offense. The coach says the team doesn't have an alpha dog, but the "pack" philosophy as Miller calls is working. The Sun are 7-1 and sit atop The Associated Press power poll for the first time. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 700 words, with photo.

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