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

February 13, 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Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NBA:

BKN--ROCKETS-TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS _ James Harden and the Houston Rockets start a three-game road trip by visiting the Minnesota Timberwolves, who won the first meeting between the teams this season 103-91. By Andres Ybarra. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CST.

BKN--HEAT-MAVERICKS

DALLAS _ The Heat visit the Mavericks in the final game before the All-Star break for both teams. It’s the second-to-last meeting of two-time Finals foes Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki, who will be honorary All-Stars this weekend. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CST.

BKN--ALL-STAR-SHOOTING THE STEPBACK

AP Basketball Writer

James Harden turned to it to become the NBA’s most unstoppable scorer. Luka Doncic has ridden it to stardom on both sides of the Atlantic. The step-back 3-pointer is the perfect weapon for the modern NBA, practically a necessity in a game where the ability to find space to shoot from behind the arc is more valued than ever before. By Brian Mahoney. SENT: 950 words.

COLLEGE/WOMEN:

BKW--T25-BAYLOR-KANSAS ST

MANHATTAN, Kan. _ Top-ranked Baylor visits Kansas State. By Avery Osen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CST.

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--T25-TEXAS TECH-OKLAHOMA ST

STILLWATER, Okla. _ No. 15 Texas Tech seeks its 20th win of the season on Wednesday night when the Red Raiders travel to pesky Oklahoma State. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts 8 p.m. CST.

BKC--McNEESE ST-STEPHEN F AUSTIN

McNeese State plays Stephen F. Austin at William R. Johnson Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--ABILENE CHRISTIAN-NICHOLLS ST

Abilene Christian plays Nicholls State at Stopher Gym. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--SAM HOUSTON ST-TEXAS A&M-CC

Sam Houston State plays Texas A&M-CC at American Bank Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--SMU-Temple

SMU plays Temple at Liacouras Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit

BKC--NORTHWESTERN ST-LAMAR

Northwestern State plays Lamar at Montagne Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--HOUSTON BAPTIST-CENTRAL ARKANSAS

Houston Baptist plays Central Arkansas at Farris Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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FOOTBALL/OTHER:

FBO--AAF-TELEVISION

Alliance of American Football founder Charlie Ebersol is pleased with the new league’s ratings after the first week, but he realizes a lot of the season remains before anyone can accurately judge how successful the inaugural season will be. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words, file photos.

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