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

November 6, 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

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--WIZARDS-MAVERICKS

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.

COLLEGE/MEN:

BKC--EASTERN ILLINOIS-TEXAS

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

BKC--TEXAS SOUTHERN-BAYLOR

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.

COLLEGE/WOMEN:

BKW--T25-NICHOLLS ST-BAYLOR

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

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FOOTBALL:

NFL:

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.

COLLEGE:

FBC--PLAYOFF RANKINGS

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.

FBC--AUBURN’S MOOD

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.

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HOCKEY:

NHL:

HKN--STARS-BLUE JACKETS

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.

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OTHER:

ALAMODOME JANITOR-OVERCHARGES

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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