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

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HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez each hit a home run as the Houston Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics last night. Houston starter Brett Oberholtzer won for the first time since May 30th. He gave up three runs on eight hits with two strikeouts in 6 2-3 innings.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - J.P. Arencibia had a tiebreaking two-run single for the Texas Rangers in a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees last night. Brett Gardner homered twice and Derek Jeter had three hits off Yu Darvish. Darvish threw 80 of his 108 pitches for strikes five days after losing a rain-shortened game in New York.

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Morris Claiborne got on Terrance Williams' nerves the minute the competition started at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys. The third-year cornerback pulled and grabbed the receiver aggressively enough to prompt a heated, facemask-to-facemask exchange that ended with a shove. Claiborne says he's ready to prove he's worthy of Dallas' dramatic move up the draft board to get him with the sixth overall pick in 2012.

ALLEN, Texas (AP) - A suburban Dallas school board has approved $2 million in funding for repairs to flaws that closed its $60 million high school football stadium. The Allen school board approved two resolutions that allocate the money and authorize the school district superintendent to pursue a repair contract. Structural cracks and other problems prompted district officials last month to close Eagle Stadium less than two years after it opened.

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