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AP-TX--Texas Sports Digest 12 am, TX

November 12, 2018

Good morning! 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Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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--COWBOYS-EAGLES

PHILADELPHIA — The Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. SENT: 700 words, with photos

COLLEGE:

FBC--T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL

The day after earning a spot in the Big Ten championship game, Northwestern is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season. The Wildcats (6-4) were No. 24 in the Top 25 after beating Iowa to clinch the Big Ten West with two games to play. The rest of the Top 25 was fairly stable, especially at the top where the only difference in the first 11 teams from last week was No. 8 Washington State moving past No. 9 Ohio State and No. 10 LSU. Alabama is a unanimous No. 1, followed by Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia. Oklahoma is six and West Virginia seventh. UCF is still No. 11. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 610 words, with photos.

HIGH SCHOOL:

— FBH--PLAYOFFS PAIRINGS

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BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--PACERS-ROCKETS

HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets hosted the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night. By Kristie Rieken. 750 words, with photos.

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--T25-ORAL ROBERTS-TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas — No. 20 TCU hosted Oral Roberts. By Schuyler Dixon. 650 words, with photos.

COLLEGE/WOMEN:

BKW--T25-BAYLOR-ARIZONA ST

FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. — No. 4 Baylor faced No. 23 Arizona State in a game played in the Navajo Nation. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. 700 words.

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BASEBALL:

MLB:

BBA--UPTON-VERLANDER-DAUGHTER

HOUSTON — It’s a girl for supermodel Kate Upton and her husband Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander. Upton used her Instagram site to announce the birth of the couple’s first child — Genevieve Upton Verlander — and the date Nov. 7. The site features a black-and-white photo of an infant with her hand to her mouth. Further details about the baby and where the child was born weren’t released. Upton and Verlander wed last November in Italy. SENT: 100 words. Moving on sports & entertainment lines.

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