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WASHINGTON (AP) - A potential new tax on seven-figure salaries for employees of non-profits hasn't deterred schools from doling out huge contracts to new coaches. Both the House and Senate versions of the GOP tax overhaul include a new 20 percent excise tax on employees of universities and other nonprofits who make more than $1 million annually. But football powers have continued to pay the market rate for new coaches.

DALLAS (AP) - J.J. Barea scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and the Dallas Mavericks spoiled the season debut of San Antonio star Kawhi Leonard, beating the Spurs 95-89. Leonard missed the first 27 games because of right quadriceps tendinopathy, a condition that causes pain and weakness in the knee.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman had 17 points and 10 rebounds, including a key 3-pointer, and Michigan beat Texas 59-52. Abdur-Rahkman was 7 of 15 from the floor, and his 3 with 4:53 remaining gave Michigan a 10-point lead.

DALLAS (AP) - Sonny Dykes was already back in Texas. Now he's a head coach in his home state for the first time. Dykes is at SMU, and he remembers cheering for the Mustangs while at old Southwest Conference rival Texas Tech in the early 1980s. That was before his late dad, Spike Dykes, started a 13-year run leading the Red Raiders. The 48-year-old is back as a head coach a year after he was fired at Cal.

DALLAS (AP) - San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard will start in his season debut Tuesday night at Dallas after missing 27 games with a quadriceps injury. Leonard has been recovering from right quadriceps tendinopathy, a condition that causes pain and weakness in the knee. He last played in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals last season, when he injured his left ankle.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A potential new tax on seven-figure salaries for employees of non-profits hasn't deterred schools from doling out huge contracts to new coaches. Both the House and Senate versions of the GOP tax overhaul include a new 20 percent excise tax on employees of universities and other nonprofits who make more than $1 million annually. But football powers have continued to pay the market rate for new coaches.

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