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

December 5, 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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BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--MAVERICKS-PELICANS

NEW ORLEANS _ The Dallas Mavericks seek a sixth victory in seven games as they visit the Pelicans on Wednesday night. New Orleans has lost six of eight. By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.

BKN--SPURS-LAKERS

LOS ANGELES _ LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers go for their 13th win in 17 games when they host the San Antonio Spurs for the second time already this season. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 9:30 p.m. CST.

BKC:

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--T25-ARK-PINE BLUFF-TEXAS TECH

LUBBOCK, Texas _ No. 13 Texas Tech is home to play Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Red Raiders were unranked when they played their last home game 12 days ago. UPCOMING. 600 words. Game starts 6:30 p.m. CST.

BKC--TCU-SMU

DALLAS _ TCU plays its first road game this season, going about 40 miles to play SMU, which has a four-game winning streak. Both teams lost at home to Lipscomb, and both beat Oral Roberts. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts 9 p.m. CST

BKC--VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH-TEXAS

AUSTIN, Texas _ After a shocking loss to Radford knocked Texas out of the Top 25, the Longhorns (5-2) host Shaka Smart’s old school Virginia Commonwealth (6-2). UPCOMING: 600 words.

BKC--NORTH DAKOTA-TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY

North Dakota plays Texas Rio Grande Valley at UTRGV Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--NORTH TEXAS-INDIANA STATE

North Texas plays Indiana State at Hulman Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--TEXAS STATE-TEXAS A&M-CC

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

BKC--NORTH TEXAS-INDIANA STATE

North Texas plays Indiana State at Hulman Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--TEXAS OF THE PERMIAN BASIN-PACIFIC

Texas of the Permian Basin plays Pacific at Alex G. Spanos Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--COWBOYS-LAWRENCE’S ENCORE

FRISCO, Texas _ DeMarcus Lawrence isn’t on pace to match last season’s 14½ sacks that earned him the franchise tag and $17.1 million this year. For his Dallas teammates and coaches, the defensive end’s encore is a success by any measure. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

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FBC--USC-KINGSBURY

LOS ANGELES _ Former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has agreed to become Clay Helton’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Southern California. USC announced the hire Wednesday. Kingsbury is considered one of the top offensive minds in football despite being fired by Texas Tech on Nov. 25. He went 35-40 in six seasons in charge of his alma mater, but the Red Raiders consistently had one of the nation’s most dynamic offenses. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 120 words, will be updated.

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