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

January 10, 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Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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HOCKEY:

NHL:

HKN--STARS-FLYERS

PHILADELPHIA _ The Dallas Stars on Thursday night visit the Philadelphia Flyers. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING. 650 words, with photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CST.

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BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--THUNDER-SPURS

SAN ANTONIO _ The Spurs host Oklahoma City a night after a five-game winning streak ended with a home loss to Memphis. It’s the first of two straight between San Antonio and the Thunder. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 8:30 p.m. CST

WNBA:

BKL--WNBA MOCK DRAFT

NEW YORK _ The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the two rounds this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut No. 1 in A’ja Wilson, there is no consensus top pick this year. The top three picks remained the same from the first mock draft with Teaira McCowan, Asia Durr and Kalani Brown going 1-2-3. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 860 words, with photos.

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--BIG 12-THIS WEEK

Eighth-ranked Texas Tech’s trip to Texas will highlight this weekend’s action in the Big 12. The Red Raiders are 3-0 in the league after a 66-59 home win over No. 23 Oklahoma. The Longhorns won their first two Big 12 games after an up and down non-conference slate, only to lose to a struggling Oklahoma State 61-58. By Luke Meredith. 450 words, photos.

BKC--SMU-UCONN

STORRS, CONN. _ SMU looks to remain undefeated in the American Athletic Conference as it travels to UConn, which will try to end a 3-game losing streak. By Pat Eaton-Robb. Upcoming 600 words, with photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CST.

BKC--NORTH TEXAS-UTEP

North Texas plays UTEP at Don Haskins Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--TEXAS-ARLINGTON-APPLACHIAN ST

Texas-Arlington plays Appalachian State at George M. Holmes Convocation Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--TEXAS STATE-COASTAL CAROLINA

Texas State plays Coastal Carolina at HTC Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC--CAL ST BAKERSFIELD-TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY

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

BKC--RICE-UTSA

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

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

FBN--DAK’S DO-OVER

FRISCO, Texas _ Dak Prescott lost his playoff debut as a rookie when the Dallas Cowboys were the top seed in the NFC two years ago. Now that the star quarterback has his first postseason win, he’s trying to get a proud franchise past the divisional round for the first time in 23 years. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS

ATLANTA _ A coalition of civil rights groups in Atlanta is using this year’s Super Bowl to help kick off a renewed “war on the Confederacy,” in a fight to remove Confederate monuments around the nation. The groups on Thursday announced a planned Feb. 2 rally on the eve of the championship football game being hosted in Atlanta. The Southern Poverty Law Center says there are 1,747 Confederate symbols and 722 monuments in the U.S. It says Virginia, Texas and Georgia lead the nation in having the most Confederate symbols. By Jeff Martin. SENT: 120 words. Will be updated. Moving on news & sports lines.

COLLEGE:

FBC--ARKANSAS STATE CHANGES

JONESBORO, Ark. _ Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson has added assistants Keith Heckendorf, Sean Coughlin and Malcolm Kelly to his staff. Kelly will be the outside wide receivers coach. The two-time All-Big 12 wide receiver at Oklahoma spent the last two seasons at Houston as an offensive graduate assistant coach and offensive analyst. SENT: 180 words.

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GOLF:

PGA:

GLF--SONY OPEN

HONOLULU _ Texan Jordan Spieth makes his 2019 debut as the Sony Open begins with the first full field of the year. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

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