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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Texas sports news from The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) - Cole Hamels dominated for eight innings, Adrian Beltre and Shin-Soo Choo went deep and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 to hang around the AL wild-card hunt. Texas and the Los Angeles Angels are 2 1/2 games behind Minnesota for the second wild card. Hamels allowed three hits and a run while striking out eight. He gave up a solo homer to Nelson Cruz _ his 35th _ in the seventh, along with a pair of singles to Jean Segura.

(AP) - Quarterback Mason Rudolph and Oklahoma State have put up crazy numbers in three nonconference wins this season. Now, the Cowboys face their first major test as they open Big 12 play. Sixth-ranked Oklahoma State will host No. 16 TCU in a game that could affect the national championship race.

HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Volstad and Chicago's bullpen covered 8 2/3 innings after starter Carson Fulmer left with a blister, and the White Sox beat the Houston Astros 3-1. Volstad got his first win since 2012 with the Chicago Cubs. He allowed a run over 4 1/3 innings, and six relievers kept Houston scoreless from there.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots won't be the only winners on the field on Sunday when they play the Texans. Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson is just eight months removed from a College Football Playoff title he won at Clemson. The Texans say it's only the second time in the BCS era that the quarterbacks for the reigning NCAA champion and NFL champion have played against each other.

HOUSTON (AP) - Texas Tech has the nation's top offense. It is averaged 54 points and 620.5 yards through its first two games, but things will get tougher heading into Big 12 play. With Oklahoma State looming in the conference opener Sept. 30, the Red Raiders face a possible trap game when they travel to Houston on Saturday.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals finally get to play a game at home after a month on the road. And it will be in the bright lights of Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are sure to have a large contingent of fans on hand and are coming off one of their worst losses in recent memory 42-17 at Denver. Both teams are 1-1 after Arizona escaped with a 16-13 overtime victory at Indianapolis.

WACO, Texas (AP) - Third-ranked Oklahoma is streaking into the Big 12 opener at Baylor. The 3-0 Sooners have a nation's-best 13 straight wins, and a 16-game winning streak in conference play. That conference streak includes a win in Waco two years ago when the Bears were undefeated and the fourth-ranked team in the country. That helped propel Baker Mayfield and the Sooners to the 2015 conference title and a spot in the four-team College Football Playoff. Baylor is trying to avoid its first 0-4 start since 1999.

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott finally had a humbling moment 18 regular-season games into the NFL careers, which gives the stars of the Dallas Cowboys a chance to show how they will respond. Prescott, the reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, and league rushing champion Elliott had long days in a 42-17 loss to Denver. They'll look to rebound Monday night at Arizona in a second straight road game.

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