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

December 18, 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-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets have won 10 of their last 12 heading into Tuesday’s contest against the Dallas Mavericks. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.

WNBA:

BKL--WINGERS-AGLER

ARLINGTON, Texas _ Brian Agler is the new coach of the WNBA’s Dallas Wings. The team announced the hire on Tuesday. Agler resigned as the head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks last month, saying he was ready for a new challenge. He’s the all-time winningest coach in U.S. women’s professional basketball with 315 regular-season victories. SENT: 140 words, with photo. Will be updated.

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--T25-TOP 25 THIS WEEK

RALEIGH, N.C. _ The days leading up to Christmas are full of tests for some of the nation’s top teams. That includes road tests for No. 1 Kansas and No. 14 Buffalo, as well as neutral-court games for No. 2 Duke, No. 9 North Carolina, No. 12 Texas Tech and No. 19 Kentucky. By Aaron Beard. SENT. 675 words and photos.

BKC--T25-TEXAS-ARLINGTON-GONZAGA

SPOKANE, Wash. _ Texas-Arlington is the opponent Tuesday as Gonzaga opens a run of four consecutive home games prior to the New Year. By Nicholas K. Geranios. Upcoming: 600 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.

BKC--STEPHEN F AUSTIN-BAYLOR

WACO, Texas _ Baylor plays Stephen F. Austin at home coming off a notable road win against Arizona. For the Bears, it’s the third of four straight opponents that are frequent NCAA Tournament qualifiers. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CST.

BKC--NORTH TEXAS-NEW MEXICO

North Texas plays New Mexico at Dreamstyle Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--RICE-TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY

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

BKC--HUSTON-TILLOTSON-TEXAS A&M-CC

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

BKC--ALABAMA ST-SAM HOUSTON ST

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

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HOCKEY:

NHL:

HKN--FLAMES-STARS

DALLAS _ The Stars face Calgary as they return to Dallas to start an extended stretch of mostly home games after getting swept on a four-game trip. The Flames have won eight of nine. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CST.

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--RISING COLTS

INDIANAPOLIS _ After rushing for 178 yards against one of the league’s top defenses and shutting out the Dallas Cowboys, outsiders are starting to believe the Indianapolis Colts are no fluke. But the Colts know they still have plenty to prove over the final two weeks. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos.

HIGH SCHOOL:

_ FBH--CLASS 4A ALL-STATE TEAM

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