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BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX

February 8, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s Texas sports coverage. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Dallas bureau at 972-991-2100, or at 1-800-442-7189. Email aptexas@ap.org

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--BUCKS-MAVERICKS

DALLAS _ Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks take a five-game winning streak into Dallas a day after getting Nikola Mirotic from New Orleans before the trading deadline. The Mavericks will be adjusting their rotation again after sending Harrison Barnes to Sacramento. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CST.

COLLEGE/MEN:

_ BKC--SEC THIS WEEK. By Steve Megargee and David Brandt. SENT: 480 words, with photos.

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FOOTBALL:

COLLEGE:

FBC--ALABAMA PLAYER-CHARGE DROPPED

GALVESTON, Texas _ An assault charge has been dismissed against Alabama safety and NFL top prospect Deionte Thompson linked to a 2017 spring break fight in Texas. Prosecutors in Galveston County requested the charge be dropped against Thompson, an All-American who in January announced for the NFL draft. A judge signed the order Wednesday. SENT: 130 words, with photo.

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BASEBALL:

MLB:

BBO--MLB-INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS

Jim Small has been promoted to Major League Baseball’s senior vice president of international and will move back to the New York area after establishing MLB’s Tokyo office and running it for 15 years. Small worked in the public relations departments of the Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and the commissioner’s office, spent two years with Nike, then returned to MLB in August 1998 as a vice president of MLB International. He opened the Tokyo office in 2003. SENT: 130 words.

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