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

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Justin Verlander pitched just well enough to earn his 200th career win and the Houston Astros hit five home runs, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 to avoid a sweep and retake sole possession of the AL West lead. The surging A's had won the first two games at the Coliseum to tie shaky Houston atop the division. But Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer in the third inning and Evan Gattis, Alex Bergman, Marwin Gonzalez and Martin Maldonado later homered for the defending World Series champions.

(AP) - Dakota Allen got another chance after one huge mistake he thought would keep him from ever playing football again. He went from "Last Chance U" to an unexpected second opportunity at Texas Tech. The Red Raiders senior linebacker feels like redemption is important for him and doesn't want to let down the people that gave him a second chance. He is a preseason All-Big 12 pick and a top NFL prospect at his position.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Two people with knowledge of the diagnosis say Dallas Cowboys right guard Zack Martin has no structural damage in his hyperextended left knee and should be ready for the opener. Martin was injured in the second quarter of the Cowboys' 21-13 preseason loss to Cincinnati. An MRI on Sunday confirmed the Cowboys' belief that the injury wasn't serious. Dallas opens the season Sept. 9 at Carolina.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Rougned Odor connected on a go-ahead, three-run homer with rain falling in the seventh inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 to wrap up a soggy weekend. Odor's 15th home run of the season came minutes before the second rain delay of a game that started 13 hours after the previous night's game ended. The Angels wrapped up that 11-7 win at 12:59 a.m. local time Sunday after a 2½-hour rain delay at the start.

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) - Billy Torrence raced to his first career Top Fuel victory at age 60, winning the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Torrence, the father of Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence, beat three-time season champion Antron Brown on a holeshot in the final round, finishing in 3.756 seconds at 329.99 mph.

BOSTON (AP) - USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry says the embattled organization is in the midst of "productive" mediation talks with athletes who were sexually abused by a disgraced former national team doctor. USA Gymnastics is facing civil lawsuits filed by dozens of athletes who say they were abused by Larry Nassar. Perry says the legal process is heading toward a resolution that will help both the survivors and the organization move forward.

SEATTLE (AP) - Breanna Stewart and Crystal Langhorne had 15 points each to help the Seattle Storm beat the Dallas Wings 84-68 in the regular-season finale for both teams Sunday. Sue Bird sat out the game and Stewart played just 13 minutes in the game that had no effect on the Storm's No. 1 playoff seed.

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (AP) - Two-time U.S. Women's Amateur champion Kristen Gillman was selected to represent the United States in the World Amateur Team Championships. Gillman, the 20-year-old Alabama star from Austin, Texas, will be joined on the women's team by Jennifer Kupcho and Lilia Vu. U.S. Amateur semifinalist Cole Hammer of Houston was selected to the men's team with Collin Morikawa and Justin Suh.

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