BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 1 pm, TX
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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.
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
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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.
MANHATTAN, Kan. _ Top-ranked Baylor visits Kansas State. By Avery Osen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CST.
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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.
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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.
SMU plays Temple at Liacouras Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit
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.
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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