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

January 24, 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Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--BIG 12-JUMBLE

FORT WORTH, Texas _ Texas Tech coach Chris Beard says he doesn’t even pay attention to the Big 12 standings until everybody has played each other. Well, they’re quite jumbled going into this weekend’s Big 12/SEC Challenge. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words.

BKC--BIG 12 This Week. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 470 words, with photos.

BKC--CHARLOTTE-UTSA

Charlotte plays UTSA at UTSA Convocation Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--TEXAS-ARLINGTON-GEORGIA SOUTHERN

Texas-Arlington plays Georgia Southern at W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--TEXAS ST-GEORGIA ST

Texas State plays Georgia State at GSU Sports Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--OLD DOMINION-UTEP

Old Dominion plays UTEP at Don Haskins Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--UAB-NORTH TEXAS

UAB plays North Texas at UNT Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--MIDDLE TENNESSEE-RICE

Middle Tennessee plays Rice at Tudor Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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FOOTBALL:

COLLEGE:

FBC--SENIOR BOWL

MOBILE, Ala. _ Louisiana Tech’s Jaylon Ferguson, the NCAA career sack leader, is among the standout edge rushers at Saturday’s Senior Bowl, including Mississippi State’s Montez Sweat and Boston College’s Zach Allen. By John Zenor. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos.

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BASEBALL:

MLB:

BBA--RANGERS-CABRERA

ARLINGTON, Texas _ Free agent Asdrubal Cabrera has finalized a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers to take over at third base for the retired Adrian Beltre. The deal was completed Thursday after the 33-year-old successfully completed a physical. The two-time All-Star shortstop played 90 games at second base for the New York Mets last season before he was traded to Philadelphia, where he also played third base. SENT: 140 words, with photo.

BBA--ORIOLES-COACHES

BALTIMORE _ The Baltimore Orioles have hired Don Long as hitting coach and Doug Brocail as pitching coach under first-year manager Brandon Hyde. Long spent the past five seasons as the hitting coach of the Cincinnati Reds. Brocail was the Texas Rangers’ pitching coach for the past three years. He was the Astros’ pitching coach from June 2011 through 2013. SENT: 130 words.

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