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

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant connected for a 32-yard touchdown on their first series of the preseason to spark the Dallas Cowboys in a 24-19 exhibition victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is facing a six-game suspension and still hasn't played in the preseason. The Colts are still struggling to see what life without quarterback Andrew Luck might be like.

HOUSTON (AP) - Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass in his first game since winning the Super Bowl on the same field and the New England Patriots fell to the Houston Texans 27-23 in a preseason game. Brady, who sat out last week, was 6 of 9 for 67 yards while directing the offense for two possessions.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Aly Raisman is ready to talk about "the elephant in the room." And the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast thinks it's time USA Gymnastics joins in a conversation she feels is long overdue. The 23-year-old is calling for sweeping change in the organization in the wake of dozens of allegations of sexual abuse former national team doctor Larry Nassar, a scandal that has left one of the U.S. Olympic movement's marquee programs scrambling and Raisman shaken.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Doug Ghim and Doc Redman advanced to the 36-hole final of the U.S. Amateur with semifinal victories at Riviera Country Club. Ghim is the Big 12's Player of the Year at the University of Texas. The Chicago-area native beat Theo Humphrey 2 and 1 in his latest outstanding performance.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Diego Rubio scored on a blast off Graham Zusi's corner kick in the 42nd and Sporting Kansas City beat FC Dallas 2-0 on to move back atop the Western Conference standings. Playing in front of its 100th straight sellout, Sporting KC (10-5-10) extended its home unbeaten streak to 22 to match the fourth-longest home run in MLS history.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Valeri Liukin is the new coach of the U.S. women's gymnastics program. Like Martha Karolyi, Liukin's goal is dominate the sport at a global level. Liukin is focused on creating a more upbeat and collaborative environment. The field at this week's U.S. championships got off to a shaky start in Anaheim, California. But Liukin is stressing patience and positivity.

HOUSTON (AP) - Collin McHugh threw six innings, Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run single, and the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-0.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Glory Johnson had 23 points and 13 rebounds and the Dallas Wings beat the Atlanta Dream 90-86. Skylar Diggins-Smith added 17 points and 11 rebounds to help Dallas (14-16) end a two-game losing streak.

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