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MINNEAPOLIS — James Harden and the Houston Rockets, who have won two games in a row after a four-game losing streak, visit Minnesota in the first of three matchups this season with the Timberwolves. The Rockets beat the Timberwolves in five games in their first-round playoff series last spring. By Tyler Mason. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia looks to remain unbeaten at home when it faces Texas Southern, which has appeared in four of the last five NCAA tournaments and already has two wins this season over major-conference teams. By George Henry. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 6 p.m. CST.
BKC--NORTHWESTERN STATE-TEXAS A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M hosts Northwestern State. 600 words.
DALLAS — The Stars are at home against the Oilers six days after losing to them 1-0 in overtime in Edmonton. It was the only loss in three straight games in Canada for Dallas. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CST.
HOUSTON — Houston’s defense shined on Sunday, forcing four turnovers as the Texans extended their winning streak to nine games with a win over the Browns. But as good as the unit has been the Texans still believe they can get much better down the stretch. By Kristie Rieken. 600 words, with photos.
INDIANAPOLIS — One day after Andrew Luck was shut out for the first time in his pro career, the Indianapolis Colts were putting the pieces back together. And trying to make a quick rebound to keep their playoff hopes alive. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos.
FBC--AP ALL-SEC TEAM
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the offensive player of the year and one of five members of the top-ranked Crimson Tide to earn first-team honors on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team. No. 16 Kentucky (No. 14 College Football Playoff ) has the SEC’s defensive player of the year in linebacker Josh Allen and the coach of the year in Mark Stoops. Vanderbilt running back and Illinois transfer Ke’Shawn Vaughn was named newcomer of the year. SENT: 1,080 words, with photos.
FBC--TEXAS SOUTHERN-CLARENCE McKINNEY
HOUSTON — Texas Southern has named veteran running backs coach Clarence McKinney to be head coach of the Tigers. A school statement Monday announced the selection of McKinney, who spent this season as associate head coach and running backs coach at Arizona. McKinney replaces Michael Haywood, who last week resigned after a 2-9 season, and overall 8-25 record in three seasons at the university in Houston. SENT: 90 words.
— FBH--HS PLAYOFFS
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