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

January 3, 2019

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Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OAKLAND, Calif. _ The Golden State Warriors return home to host James Harden and the Houston Rockets in a matchup of division leaders. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 9:30 p.m. CST.

BKN--RAPTORS-SPURS

SAN ANTONIO _ Kawhi Leonard faces the Spurs for the first time since forcing a trade that sent DeMar DeRozan from Toronto to San Antonio. As usual, Leonard didn’t have much to say before his return to South Texas. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CST.

COLLEGE/WOMEN:

BKW--T25-UCONN-BAYLOR

WACO, Texas _ No. 1 UConn visits Baylor for the first time in nearly five years. The No. 8 Lady Bears have won 44 consecutive non-conference home games since that January 2014 loss to the Huskies. By AP Basketball Writer Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. CST.

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--UTEP-UTSA

UTEP plays UTSA at UTSA Convocation Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--GEORGIA ST-TEXAS-ARLINGTON

Georgia State plays Texas-Arlington at College Park Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--SOUTHERN MISS-RICE

Southern Miss plays Rice at Tudor Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--LOUISIANA TECH-NORTH TEXAS

Louisiana Tech plays North Texas at UNT Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--GEORGIA SOUTHERN-TEXAS ST

Georgia Southern plays Texas State at Strahan Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY-UC IRVINE

Texas Rio Grande Valley plays UC Irvine at Bren Events Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

_ BKC--BIG 12 THIS WEEK. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 540 words, with photos.

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--SEAHAWKS-COWBOYS-RUN GAME

FRISCO, Texas _ The Dallas Cowboys have the NFL rushing champion in Ezekiel Elliott. The Seattle Seahawks boast the league’s No. 1 run game with Chris Carson and some help. Both teams figure to try to control their wild-card matchup with the ground game. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

FBN--TEXANS-HOPKINS

HOUSTON _ DeAndre Hopkins had the best season of his career, carrying Houston’s receivers in a year the group was decimated by injuries. Now the self-described best receiver in the NFL will need another big performance for the Texans to get a win over the Colts in the wild-card game on Saturday. By Kristie Rieken. 700 words, with photos.

FBN--PRO PICKS

It’s not often that all four road teams have a solid shot at winning in the NFL’s wild-card round. This year, that’s clearly the case in Houston, Dallas, Chicago and Baltimore. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 600 words, graphic.

FBN--NFL THIS WEEK

Some juicy rematches highlight wild-card weekend, in which, well, just about any of the eight teams advancing wouldn’t be a surprise. Seattle beat Dallas early this season, and Baltimore handled the Los Angeles Chargers late. The Colts and Texans split two games. Only the Eagles and Bears didn’t face off. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. For Weekend Use: 900 words, photos.

COLLEGE:

FBC--HOUSTON-HOLGORSEN

HOUSTON _ Houston introduces Dana Holgorsen as its new coach. Holgorsen left West Virginia to take the job that was left open when Major Applewhite was fired on Sunday. By Joshua Koch. 600 words.

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