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OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Kris Richard wears cleats to practice just in case the new secondary coach of the Dallas Cowboys decides to jump in on a play. The former defensive coordinator for the Legion of Boom in Seattle was the highest-ranking hire in an overhaul of Jason Garrett's staff after the Cowboys missed the playoffs. The fiery Richard takes over a young group, similar to his early days with the Seahawks. For now, it's a stretch to say he has another Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas or Kam Chancellor.

SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano hit his first home run since returning from an 80-game suspension, a three-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning and lifted the Seattle Mariners to a key 7-4 win over the Houston Astros. Seattle won its fifth straight against the Astros, thanks to a huge night from Cano. He doubled twice earlier in the game _ his first two extra-base hits since coming back from his suspension for violating baseball's joint drug policy. But those were precursors to his home run.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University is imposing tougher punishments for students found responsible for sexual abuse after women came forward to criticize the school over how their cases were handled. The chances announced Monday by Texas' largest university comes two months after a student tweeted how her alleged attacker was allowed to rejoin the swim team after being found responsible for sexual abuse in 2016.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Documents show the University of Texas agreed to pay $600,000 to settle former women's track coach Bev Kearney's race and gender discrimination lawsuit. Kearney and the school agreed settled her lawsuit in June, but financial terms weren't released until Monday. Kearney was forced out of her job in 2013 after Texas learned she had a relationship with an athlete a decade earlier.

(AP) - Even though the Redskins have Adrian Peterson they appear ready to stick with Rob Kelley as their starting running back. Washington has been decimated by injuries in the backfield with projected starter Derrius Guice gone for the season. Peterson, a former Oklahoma star who played the majority of his career with the Vikings, is a big name, but Kelley has coach Jay Gruden's confidence.

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Former Cleveland Indians manager Doc Edwards has died at 81 in San Angelo, Texas. Edwards a major league catcher who went on to manage the Indians for three seasons in the 1980s. Edwards spent more than a half century in baseball. He succeeded Pat Corrales as manager of Cleveland, where in 1962 he began his major league career as a player.

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