BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX
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TAMPA, Fla. _ The Tampa Bay Lightning try to extend their winning streak to four games when they host the Dallas Stars. By Erik Erlendsson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. CST.
BKN--ALL-STAR GAME-DWYANE AND DIRK
DALLAS _ Of all the opposing jerseys Dwyane Wade has collected through swaps during his final NBA season, Dirk Nowitzki’s was among those the Miami star wanted the most and somehow seemed worried he wouldn’t get. Maybe it had something to do with the “frosty” phase of their relationship, as the Dallas icon described the strain following the Heat’s six-game win over the Mavericks in the 2006 NBA Finals. Maybe Wade thought such a display wouldn’t be possible on Dallas owner Mark Cuban’s court. In reality, Wade didn’t need to worry about Nowitzki turning him down. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 880 words, with photos.
BKC--BIG 12 THIS WEEK _ By Luke Meredith. SENT: 480 words, with photos.
HARTFORD, Conn. _ No. 9 Houston looks for its eighth straight win as it visits UConn, which will play its second game without leading scorer Jalen Adams, who may miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. By Pat Eaton-Robb. Upcoming, 600 words, with photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CST.
UTEP plays Louisiana Tech at Thomas Assembly Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
Texas-Arlington plays Arkansas-Little Rock at Jack Stephens Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
BKC--SEATTLE-TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY
Seattle plays Texas Rio Grande Valley at UTRGV Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
BKC--NORTH TEXAS-FLORIDA ATLANTIC
North Texas plays Florida Atlantic at FAU Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
UTSA plays Southern Miss at Reed Green Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
BKC--TEXAS ST-ARKANSAS ST
Texas State plays Arkansas State at Convocation Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
The Overwatch League begins its second season a few steps closer to its goal of becoming a truly global, city-based esports league. It has added eight expansion franchises, including three in China, two in Canada and one in Paris, but those clubs won’t play in their home markets until at least 2020. Though all 20 Overwatch League franchises are still based in Southern California, the league will host its first true home-and-away matches during weekend stints in Dallas, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
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