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DALLAS — The Mavericks and Washington play Tuesday night in a matchup of two-win teams. Both faced the Knicks in their previous game, with Dallas dropping its sixth straight and Washington stopping a five-game skid. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CST.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Longhorns on Tuesday night host Eastern Illinois in the season opener for both teams. By Mark Rosner. UPCOMING: 500 words, with photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.
BKC--INCARNATE WORD-TEXAS TECH
LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech, coming off the first NCAA Elite Eight in school history, opens a new season at home against Incarnate Word. UPCOMING. 500 words, with photos. Game starts 6:30 p.m. CST
WACO, Texas — Baylor, with only three returning lettermen, opens the season at home Tuesday night against Texas Southern. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts 8:30 p.m. CST.
WACO, Texas — No. 4 Baylor, with preseason AP All-America post Kalani Brown, opens the season against Nicholls. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m. CST
FBN--COWBOYS-ON THE BRINK
FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys are in danger of missing the playoffs again after a deflating home loss in receiver Amari Cooper’s debut. Even normally upbeat owner Jerry Jones doesn’t sound optimistic. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.
The field of College Football Playoff contenders was whittled down by last week’s big games. The selection committee’s second rankings should set a clear pecking order heading down the stretch of the season. A look at the paths for each serious contender. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Rankings released Tuesday night.
AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn’s improbable win over Texas A&M left hopes for a season turnaround with No. 5 Georgia and ultimately top-ranked Alabama awaiting. By John Zenor. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — After losing two out of three on last week’s West Coast swing, the Columbus Blue Jackets return home to host the Dallas Stars. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CST.
SAN ANTONIO — The operator of a janitorial service that cleaned the Alamodome in San Antonio must serve more than two years in federal prison for what prosecutors call an overbilling scam. Geoffrey Comstock was sentenced Monday in San Antonio to 25 months behind bars and ordered to repay the city more than $358,000. The 54-year-old Comstock in December was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and six counts of wire fraud. San Antonio owns the sports and entertainment venue. SENT: 110 words. Moving on news & sports lines.
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