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

November 8, 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Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--ROCKETS-THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony returns to Oklahoma City for the first time since the Thunder traded him this summer. Oklahoma City tries to extend its six-game win streak. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.

COLLEGE/WOMEN:

BKW--T25-DUSQUESNE-TEXAS

AUSTIN, Texas — No. 11 Texas on Thursday night opens the season against Duquesne. UPCOMING: 150 words

BKW--VIRGINIA-THOMPSON ERA

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Tina Thompson has moved the blue sticky notes that used to cover the left side of her desk into a notebook to cut down on the clutter. The Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer is focused on the one thing she knows well: Winning. It’s fitting she will make her head coaching debut against a top 10 opponent — No. 6 Mississippi State on Friday. Thompson spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Texas. By Hank Kurz Jr. SENT: 980 words, with photo.

BKW--T25-ST FRANCIS PA-BAYLOR

WACO, Texas — No. 4 Baylor, which opened the season with a 61-point win, takes on Saint Francis in what could be another lopsided game. By Schuyler Dixon. 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CST.

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--TEXANS BYE

HOUSTON — Ask Jadeveon Clowney how the Houston Texans turned around their season by winning six straight games after an 0-3 start and the hulking defensive end breaks into song. “Started from the bottom now we’re here,” he bellows. “Started from the bottom now the whole team here.” While the 2013 Drake tune is a little old to be the team’s anthem, the sentiment of the song couldn’t be more fitting for these Texans. They occupied the basement of the AFC South after opening the season with losses to New England, Tennessee and the New York Giants by a combined 13 points. The Texans have a bye this weekend. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 880 words, with photos.

COLLEGE:

FBC--BIG 12-FINAL STRETCH

No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 7 West Virginia could be on the way to meeting on consecutive weekends. That could determine the league’s playoff fate. But Texas and Iowa State could also get in the Big 12 title game. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words.

— FBC--BIG 12 THIS WEEK. Some things to know about Week 11 in the Big 12 Conference. SENT: 520 words, with photos.

— FBC--SEC THIS WEEK: Here are some things to watch during Week 11 of the Southeastern Conference football season. SENT: 550 words, with photos.

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HOCKEY:

NHL:

HKN--SHARKS-STARS

DALLAS — The Stars return from a successful six-game road trip, their longest of the season, to face San Jose. The Sharks just finished a four-game homestand, winning the last two. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. CST.

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