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

November 16, 2018

Good afternoon! 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Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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HOCKEY:

NHL:

HKN--BRUINS-STARS

DALLAS — The Stars and Bruins on Friday night finish their season series 11 days after Boston won 2-1 in overtime at home. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CST.

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

TRUMP-MEDAL OF FREEDOM

WASHINGTON — Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian, but is perhaps best known as the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation’s most powerful Republican donors. She gets to add a new title Friday when President Donald Trump honors her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Miriam Adelson is among seven people Trump is recognizing with the medal, the highest honor America can give a civilian. The list includes Roger Staubach, the Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys quarterback. SENT: 790 words, with photo.

COLLEGE:

FBC--MEMPHIS-SOUTHERN METHODIST

DALLAS — Memphis plays Southern Methodist on Friday night at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.

FBC--T25-RICE-LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU coach Ed Orgeron didn’t want to hear about resting key starters or giving young reserves more snaps — no matter how much of a prohibitive favorite his tenth-ranked Tigers may be against struggling Rice. Apparently, bad memories of the Troy Trojans celebrating a stunning upset triumph in Death Valley last season remain fresh in the Cajun coach’s mind. The Tigers (8-2) face the Owls (1-10) on Saturday night. By Brett Martel. SENT: 710 words, with photo.

FBC--T25-IOWA ST-TEXAS PREVIEW

AUSTIN, Texas — Ask Texas about Iowa State’s young quarterback Brock Purdy and the answers, from head coach to players, comes quick. He’s undefeated. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

FBC--TEXAS TECH-KANSAS ST PREVIEW

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State could be preparing for its final game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium with Bill Snyder on the sideline this week with Texas Tech visiting Saturday. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

FBC--UAB-TEXAS A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Normally a break from Southeastern Conference play with a game against a Conference USA team might be seen as a nice breather for Texas A&M before the Aggies wrap up the regular season by hosting No. 10 LSU on Nov. 24. However, Saturday’s game against UAB (9-1) doesn’t fall into that category. The Blazers have won a school-record eight straight games and clinched their first C-USA West Division title with an overtime win against Southern Miss last week. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 720 words.

FBC--TCU-BAYLOR PREVIEW

WACO, Texas — Baylor coach Matt Rhule is more interested in what his team and the seniors who stuck around can accomplish, and not what the Bears could do to Big 12 rival TCU in the process. The Bears can get bowl eligible with a win in their home finale. TCU has won tin its last two games to get to a bowl. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 750 words.

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BASKETBALL:

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--NICHOLLS ST-BAYLOR

WACO, Texas — Baylor defeated Nicholls State 81-54 on Friday afternoon at the Ferrell Center. UPCOMING: 200 words, more on merits.

BKC--THE CITADEL-TEXAS

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas (3-0) hosts The Citadel (2-1) on Friday night as the Longhorns still search for an offensive identity. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 500 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.

BKC--SAM HOUSTON ST-GEORGIA

ATHENS, Ga. — Coming off a close loss at Temple, Georgia will continue its inaugural season with coach Tom Crean when it faces Sam Houston State on Friday night. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 6 p.m. CST.

BKC--TEXAS A&M-CC-TEXAS-ARLINGTON

ARLINGTON — Texas A&M-CC on Friday night plays Texas-Arlington at College Park Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.

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BOXING:

BOX-HOOKER-SAUCEDO

OKLAHOMA CITY — Hometown hero Alex Saucedo on Friday night challenges world junior welterweight champion Maurice Hooker of Dallas for the title. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 500 words. Main event start 11 p.m. Central.

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