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

November 28, 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Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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HOCKEY:

NHL:

HKN--STARS-FLAMES

CALGARY, Alberta — The Stars visit Calgary a night after a 1-0 overtime loss in Edmonton. It’s the third back-to-back in less than two weeks for Dallas. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.

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BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--MAVERICKS-ROCKETS

HOUSTON — James Harden and the Houston Rockets look to snap a three-game skid when they host the Dallas Mavericks, winners of two straight. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 750 words, with photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.

BKN--SPURS-TIMBERWOLVES

MINNEAPOLIS — The San Antonio Spurs wrap up a four-game road trip by visiting the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are 6-2 since trading Jimmy Butler. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.

COLLEGE/WOMEN:

BKW--T25-UTSA-TEXAS

AUSTIN, Texas — No. 10 Texas on Wednesday defeated Texas-San Antonio 98-54 in the Longhorns’ first game since learning senior guards Lashann Higgs was lost for the season with a knee injury. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 500 words.

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--RICE-TEXAS ST

Rice plays Texas State at Strahan Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 w

BKC--CENTRAL MICHIGAN-SAM HOUSTON ST

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

BKC--TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY-HOUSTON

Texas Rio Grande Valley plays Houston at Health & PE Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--NEW MEXICO ST-UTEP

New Mexico State plays UTEP at Don Haskins Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

WORLD CUP:

BKO--WORLD CUP-US-VAN GUNDY

The challenge that ex-Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy accepted 16 months ago was daunting: Take a group of G League players, and turn them into a team that would be good enough to earn USA Basketball a spot in next year’s FIBA World Cup. Van Gundy hasn’t had one team for World Cup qualifying — he’s basically had five different teams, with the U.S. roster changing significantly from one round to the next. The U.S. will play at Argentina on Thursday night, with the winner basically assured a spot in the World Cup. The U.S. players had some practices in Houston before flying to Argentina. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 710 words, with photos.

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--SAINTS-COWBOYS PREVIEW

ARLINGTON, Texas — Drew Brees and the Saints are going for an 11th straight win since a season-opening loss when they visit the Cowboys on Thursday night. That’s exactly what Dallas did with rookie sensations Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott two years ago. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 850 words, with photos.

COLLEGE:

FBC--T25-BIG 12-BAD BLOOD

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas-Oklahoma rivalry is never short on bad blood between the Big 12 border states. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 850 words, with photos.

FBC--TEXAS-TEXAS A&M-RESUME RIVALRY

AUSTIN, Texas — A legislator has filed a bill that would require his alma mater Texas A&M and Texas to resume their storied football rivalry during the Thanksgiving holiday period. State Rep. Lyle Larson on Tuesday filed the bill for the 2019 session. Larson, a Republican from San Antonio, says he misses the Thanksgiving-time match-up. The proposal would require an annual nonconference game on the fourth Thursday, Friday or Saturday of November. The teams last met Thanksgiving Day 2011 in College Station. Texas beat the Aggies 27-25. A&M the following year left the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference. SENT: 120 words.

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