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

February 6, 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

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--HORNETS-MAVERICKS

DALLAS _ The players not named Kristaps Porzingis are set for their Dallas debuts against Charlotte after the blockbuster trade with the Knicks. It will be the first look at what roles guards Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Courtney Lee might play. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CST.

BKN--SPURS-WARRIORS

OAKLAND, Calif. _ The San Antonio Spurs visit the Golden State Warriors. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9:30 p.m. CST.

BKN--ROCKETS-KINGS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Houston Rockets on Wednesday night visit the Sacramento Kings. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. CST.

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--BAYLOR-TEXAS

AUSTIN, Texas _ Surging Baylor (15-6, 6-2) plays at Texas (12-10, 4-5) Wednesday night needing a win to keep the Bears tied for first in the Big 12. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CST

BKC--TEXAS A&M-MISSISSIPPI

OXFORD, Miss. _ Texas A&M travels to face Mississippi in a Southeastern Conference game on Wednesday night. By Chris Burrows. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 6 p.m. CST.

BKC--OKLAHOMA ST-TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas _ TCU, which has gone 0-5 on the road in Big 12 games, has a seven-game winning streak at home. The Horned Frogs hosts Oklahoma State. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. CST.

BKC--STEPHEN F. AUSTIN-HOUSTON BAPTIST

Stephen F. Austin plays Houston Baptist at Sharp Gymnasium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA-TEXAS A&M-CC

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

BKC--McNEESE ST-SAM HOUSTON ST

McNeese State plays Sam Houston State at Bernard Johnson Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--ABILENE CHRISTIAN-LAMAR

Abilene Christian plays Lamar at Montagne Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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FOOTBALL:

COLLEGE:

FBC--SIGNING DAY-BIG 12

FORT WORTH, Texas _ Some highlights of signing day in the Big 12, though most schools filled most of their classes in December. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 750 words, photos.

FBC--SIGNING DAY-SEC

As Alabama puts the finishing touches on a recruiting class likely to be ranked No. 1 in the nation, several of its Southeastern Conference rivals also could end up in the top 10. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING; 750 words.

FBC--SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI-BRILES

Southern Mississippi has decided not to hire Art Briles after interviewing the former Baylor football coach, a decision Golden Eagles coach Jay Hopson disagrees with. The school released a statement Wednesday from President Rodney D. Bennett and interim athletics director Jeff Mitchell saying “following that meeting (with Briles), we informed him that he is not a candidate.” The 63-year-old Briles, who led the Bears to consecutive Big 12 titles in 2013 and 2014, was fired after an external investigation revealed in 2016 that Baylor had for years mishandled numerous sexual assault allegations by students, including some against football players. By David Brandt. SENT: 490 words, with photos.

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BASEBALL:

MLB:

BBO--RULE CHANGE

NEW YORK _ Major League Baseball and the players’ association are discussing possible rule changes that include a three-batter minimum for pitchers, up from the current one-batter requirement, as part of pace-of-game talks that include a possible pitch clock. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words.

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