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

December 4, 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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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — All of Texas A&M’s teams will begin wearing helmet decals or uniform patches to honor former President George H.W. Bush. Bush, who died last week at age 94, was a frequent visitor to Aggie sporting events. His presidential library is located at Texas A&M and he’ll be buried there on Thursday. SENT: 140 words, with photo.





DALLAS — The Mavericks will try to get two games above .500 for the first time in a visit from Portland. The Trail Blazers have dropped five of six and are coming off a loss in San Antonio. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CST.


SALT LAKE CITY — The San Antonio Spurs are at the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night for a game pitting teams languishing at the bottom of their respective divisions. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.



COLUMBIA, Mo. — Texas-Arlington plays Missouri at Mizzou Arena. By Charlie Clarke. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CST.


Trinity (TX) plays Incarnate Word at McDermott Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.


Lamar plays Houston at Fertitta Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.


Campbell plays Abilene Christian at Moody Coliseum (Abilene). UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.


Prairie View A&M plays Louisiana Tech at Thomas Assembly Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.





PHILADELPHIA — After winning consecutive games for the first time since the Super Bowl, the Eagles are back in control of their playoff chances. They’ll clinch the NFC East if they win out but the road is tough. Philly on Sunday will visit the Dallas Cowboys. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos.


The NFL is still out of its league when it comes to discipline for players with troubles off the field. Kareem Hunt, the former Kansas City running back, was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list Friday after TMZ released a video showing him pushing and kicking a woman during a February scuffle at a Cleveland hotel. Greg Hardy was convicted in 2014 of assaulting and threatening a woman who claimed he threw her in a bathtub and onto a sofa covered with guns before threatening to kill her. He appealed the ruling and was allowed to play the first game of the season before Carolina placed him on the exempt list. Hardy signed an incentive-laden, $13.1 million deal with the Cowboys and played 12 games in 2015 after serving a four-game suspension. He’s now focusing on a mixed martial arts career with the UFC. By Rob Maaddi. SENT: 730 words, with photo.



BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southeastern Conference champion Alabama has a league-high 12 players on the all-conference team selected by SEC coaches. Georgia had seven players selected on the team. Missouri and South Carolina each had five all-SEC selections. Coaches weren’t permitted to vote for their own players. The team was announced Tuesday, one day after the release of the Associated Press all-SEC team that was selected by a 28-member media panel. SENT: 130 words, with photo.




COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio judge is not dismissing a lawsuit seeking to keep the Columbus Crew soccer team in Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch reports a judge on Monday denied the team’s and Major League Soccer’s request to dismiss the suit brought by Columbus and Ohio. The lawsuit argues a Crew proposal to relocate to Austin, Texas, didn’t comply with state law saying Ohio sports teams using publicly supported facilities must give six months’ notice and allow cities or residents a chance to buy the team. SENT: 130 words. Moving on news & sports lines.


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