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

December 2, 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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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--BROWNS-TEXANS

HOUSTON — Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans look to extend their franchise-record winning streak to nine games when they host the Cleveland Browns, a team hoping to win three straight games for the first time since 2014. By Kristie Rieken 750 words, with photos. NOTE: Game started at noon.

COLLEGE:

FBC--COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

Faced with a tricky choice, the College Football Playoff selection committee fell back on some simple criteria: One loss is better than two. Winning a conference championship is better than not. Go with the team that didn’t get blown out. Oklahoma is in the playoff, moving into the fourth and final spot Sunday after avenging its only loss by winning the Big 12 championship against Texas. The Sooners (12-1) will face No. 1 Alabama (13-0) in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29. No. 2 Clemson (13-0) plays No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0) in the Cotton Bowl on the same day. The winners meet in the championship game on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 730 words, with photos. Will be updated.

With:

— FBC--T25-AP TOP 25

FBC--COTTON BOWL

ARLINGTON, Texas — Clemson is getting a new bowl experience and a playoff first-timer for its fourth consecutive College Football Playoff appearance. The ACC champion Tigers (13-0, No. 2 CFP) will play Notre Dame (12-0, No. 3 CFP) in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29 at AT&T Stadium. While Notre Dame is the first independent team to make the playoff, the Irish went undefeated with 10 wins over Power Five teams. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 430 words, with photos. Will be updated.

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— FBC--COTTON BOWL-CAPSULE

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BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--CLIPPERS-MAVERICKS

DALLAS — Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan faces the Clippers for the first time since leaving the team that drafted him 10 years ago. Jordan jilted Dallas to stay in LA three years ago. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m. CST.

BKN--TRAIL BLAZERS-SPURS

SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs are coming off consecutive losses of more than 30 points with Portland set to visit. The Trail Blazers have dropped four of their past five games. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m. CST.

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--TEXAS A&M-CC-TENNESSEE

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - No. 6 Tennessee seeks its 13th straight home victory when it hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos.

BKC--ORAL ROBERTS-SMU

DALLAS — Oral Roberts plays SMU at Moody Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit

COLLEGE/WOMEN:

BKW--BAYLOR-SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA, S.C. — No. 4 Baylor looks to improve to 7-0 while No. 18 South Carolina hopes to avoid going 0-3 so far against ranked opponents when the teams meet Sunday night. By Jeffrey Collins. UPCOMING: 500 words.

BKW--T25-MISSISSIPPI ST-TEXAS

AUSTIN, Texas — No. 6 Mississippi State and No. 10 Texas meet Sunday in an early-season clash of teams that will have eyes on reaching the Final Four. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos

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