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

December 17, 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

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NEW YORK _ Baylor fell out of the top five for the first time in nearly a year after losing at Stanford. The Lady Bears dropped from third to sixth in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll on Monday after losing 68-63 on Saturday to the then-No. 11 Cardinal. Stanford moved up to eighth. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 350 words, photos.


_ BKC--TEXAS SOUTHERN-TULANE _ Texas Southern plays Tulane at Devlin Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

_ BKC--BETHANY (KS)-UTSA _ Bethany (KS) plays UTSA at UTSA Convocation Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

_ BKC--HOUSTON BAPTIST-SAMFORD _ Houston Baptist plays Samford at Pete Hanna Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.



HOUSTON _ James Harden and the Houston Rockets look to extend their winning streak to four games when they host the Utah Jazz. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


SAN ANTONIO _ Philadelphia visits the Spurs a night after Jimmy Butler returned from a hamstring injury to help the 76ers win at Cleveland. San Antonio wraps up a season-long six-game homestand. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m.



NEW YORK _ Brian Agler wasn’t out of work for long. Agler will be the next coach of the Dallas Wings, according to two people familiar with the hire. The people spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday because no official announcement has been made. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 370 words, photo.


High School:


_ The 2018 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 3A all-state high school football team, released Monday. SENT: 850 words.




ARLINGTON, Texas _ The Texas Rangers are bringing back reliever Matt Bush with a minor league contract as the right-hander recovers from elbow surgery. Texas said Monday it has agreed to minor league deals with Bush, pitchers Zac Curtis and Tim Dillard and infielder Chase d’Arnaud. They will report to major league spring training. SENT: 200 words.


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