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

December 23, 2018

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Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

NFL:

FBN--TEXANS-EAGLES

PHILADELPHIA _ Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles tries to keep the Philadelphia Eagles in contention for a playoff spot and the Houston Texans need a win to stay in position to earn a first-round bye. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 750 words, with photos. Game started at noon CST.

FBN--BUCCANEERS-COWBOYS

ARLINGTON, Texas _ The Dallas Cowboys try again to clinch the NFC East, this time against a team with nothing on the line. Tampa Bay was eliminated from playoff contention last week. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started at noon CST.

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BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--MAVERICKS-BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. The Portland Trail Blazers, coming off a 30-point loss to the Utah Jazz, host the Dallas Mavericks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--T25-COPPIN ST-HOUSTON

HOUSTON _ No. 21 Houston looks to improve to 13-0 when the Cougars host Coppin State, which has dropped each of its first 13 games this season. By Jeremy Rakes. UPCOMING: 500 words.

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HOCKEY:

NHL:

HKN--ISLANDERS-STARS

DALLAS _ The Stars host the Islanders a night after Dallas won at Minnesota on Alexander Radulov’s goal with 10 seconds left in overtime. New York is trying to earn a split on a four-game road trip. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CST.

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GYMNASTICS:

YE--METOO-SPORTS

One by one they came forward, more than 150 in all. Fearful yet defiant. Vulnerable but resolute, buoyed by the hope of catharsis and the promise of justice. Standing in a Michigan courtroom last January, women and girls sexually abused by Larry Nassar confronted the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor, and over seven draining days detailed the devastating effect the molestation had on their lives. The (hash)MeToo movement reached the sports world in 2018 with a scandal that reverberated not just in locker rooms and gyms but in courthouses, in boardrooms and at kitchen tables. By Will Graves. SENT: 990 words, with photos.

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