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

November 27, 2018

Good afternoon! 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Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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HOCKEY:

NHL:

HKN--STARS-OILERS

EDMONTON, Alberta — The Stars face former coach Ken Hitchcock when they visit Edmonton. The Oilers recently replaced Todd McLellan with Hitchcock, the 1999 Stanley Cup winner in Dallas before returning there for one season in 2017, 15 years after he was fired. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. CST.

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--SAINTS-GETTING DEFENSIVE

METAIRIE, La. — The Saints’ defense has held three straight opponents under 20 points. New Orleans might need that to continue against the Cowboys, who have held three straight under 24 and rank third in the NFL in points allowed per game. By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

FBN--TEXANS-RUNNING GAME

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans set a franchise-record by running for 281 yards in a 34-17 win over Tennessee on Monday. Now the Texans will try and keep Lamar Miller and their running game going as they try to extend their franchise-record winning streak to nine games when they host Cleveland on Sunday. By Kristie RIeken. 600 words, with photos.

FBN--SKIDDING TITANS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have backed themselves into a corner with back-to-back losses, with the latest loss Monday night against Houston, and now they need to fix issues on defense and the offensive line quickly to even have a chance to take advantage of playing four of their final five games at home starting Sunday hosting the Jets. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos.

COLLEGE:

FBC--PLAYOFF RANKINGS

The final All-America watch of the season features All-America matchups from each of this weekend’s Power Five conference championship games. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos.

FBC--AP ALL-AMERICA WATCH

The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The final All-America watch of the season features All-America matchups from each of this weekend’s Power Five conference championship games. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 610 words, with photos.

FBC--NORTH CAROLINA-BROWN

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina has agreed to a five-year deal with Mack Brown that will pay the former Texas coach $3.5 million annually in his second stint with the Tar Heels. The school released terms of the deal shortly before its news conference Tuesday with Brown, athletic director Bubba Cunningham and chancellor Carol Folt. SENT: 520 words, with photos. Will be updated.

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FBC--T25-OKLAHOMA-OFFENSE

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma’s offense is on a record-setting pace heading into Saturday’s Big 12 title game against Texas. Heisman candidate quarterback Kyler Murray and his crew have had to be — the defense has been equally bad. By Cliff Brunt. 500 words, with photos.

FBC--T25-SEC CHAMPIONSHIP-GEORGIA-BAMA REMATCH

ATHENS, Ga. — They avoided the subject all season — especially in recent weeks, when they knew there would be a rematch against mighty Alabama. But make no mistake: This is a game the Georgia Bulldogs have wanted since last January, when the Crimson Tide pulled out a 26-23 overtime victory in the national championship game. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

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BASKETBALL:

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--NORTH TEXAS-OKLAHOMA

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma is off to a 4-1 start, but the Sooners host a North Texas squad that has opened the season with eight straight wins. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.

BKC--LAMAR-SMU

Lamar plays SMU at Moody Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--SOUTH DAKOTA-BAYLOR

WACO, Texas — Baylor plays its only home game until mid-December against South Dakota. The Bears are coming off a split of two games in a Florida tournament. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.

BKC--HOWARD PAYNE-ABILENE CHRISTIAN

Howard Payne plays Abilene Christian at Moody Coliseum (Abilene). UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--TEXAS-ARLINGTON-TULSA

Texas-Arlington plays Tulsa at Donald W. Reynolds Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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