(Arlington, TX) — Ryan Switzer’s 83-yard punt return for a touchdown late in the first half gave the Cowboys a 17-0 lead and they went on to barrel past the Redskins 38-14 on “Thursday Night Football” in Arlington. Dak Prescott tossed two touchdowns for Dallas, and Alfred Morris rushed for 127 yards and a score against his former team. Anthony Brown and Jeff Heath each had interceptions and Dallas scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away. The ‘Boys ended a three-game slide to even their record to 6-and-6. Kirk Cousins threw for 251 yards and two scores for Washington, but also threw two picks, got sacked four times and lost a fumble. The Redskins’ playoff hopes took a hit as they fell to 5-and-7.
Texans Take On Titans Sunday In Tennessee
(Nashville, TN) — A pair of AFC South teams trending in opposite directions hookup Sunday in Nashville as the Texans take on the Titans at Nissan Stadium. The Texans have dropped four of five after a 23-16 setback in Baltimore on Monday night. Houston is 4-and-7 on the year. The Texans trounced the Titans 57-14 in Week Four and have won six of the last seven meetings overall. The Titans are 7-and-4.
Stars Clip Blackhawks In OT
(Chicago, IL) — Mathias Janmark scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, as the Stars outlasted the Blackhawks 4-3 in Chicago. Radek Faksa had a shorthanded tally and Remi Elie also found the net for Dallas, which blew leads of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 before pulling out the win. Ben Bishop made 19 saves for the Stars, who have won three straight and five of their last six games. The teams rematch tomorrow at American Airlines Center.
Los Angeles Kings 5, Washington Capitals 2
Montreal Canadiens 6, Detroit Red Wings 3
Minnesota Wild 4, Vegas Golden Knights 2
Vancouver Canucks 5, Nashville Predators 3
Toronto Maple Leafs 6, Edmonton Oilers 4
Calgary Flames 3, Arizona Coyotes 0
Boston Celtics 108, Philadelphia 76ers 97
Cleveland Cavaliers 121, Atlanta Hawks 114
Denver Nuggets 111, Chicago Bulls 110
Milwaukee Bucks 103, Portland Trail Blazers 91
Utah Jazz 126, LA Clippers 107
Mavs Host Clippers Tomorrow
(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks are back on the hardwood tomorrow hosting the Los Angeles Clippers at American Airlines Center. Dallas has dropped two in-a-row following Wednesday’s 109-104 home loss to Brooklyn. The Mavs fell to 5-and-17 on the year.
Rockets Begin Road Trip Sunday In LA
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets are off for a few more days before starting a three-game road trip Sunday in LA against the Lakers. Houston will also visit Utah and Portland on the trek. The Rockets have won six straight after Wednesday’s 118-97 rout of Indiana. They sit at 17-and-4 overall. The Lakers are 8-and-13 and travel to Denver tomorrow to play the Nuggets ahead of Sunday’s matchup.
Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#3 Michigan State Spartans 81, #5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 63 (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
#10 Texas A&M Aggies 78, Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros 60
#19 West Virginia Mountaineers 102, NJIT Highlanders 69
Seton Hall Pirates 89, #22 Texas Tech Red Raiders 79 (Under Armour Reunion at New York, NY)
College Football Championship Weekend Arrives
(Undated) — It’s championship weekend in college football. USC plays Stanford tonight for the Pac-12 crown. Pregame begins this evening at six on 710am and 97.5FM KGNC. Tomorrow’s game include Clemson and Miami in the ACC, Georgia and Auburn in the SEC, and Ohio State and Wisconsin in the Big Ten. Oklahoma and TCU play in the Big 12 Championship. The final College Football Playoff rankings will be released on Sunday, along with the national semifinal matchups.
Sources: Aggies And Jimbo Fisher Agree To Ten-Year Contract
(College Station, TX) — Texas A&M and Jimbo Fisher have reportedly agreed to a ten-year deal for him to be the Aggies’ head football coach. Sources say the deal will be worth a seven-and-a-half-million dollars a year. Fisher is scheduled to coach the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday, and will reportedly arrive in College Station on Sunday. A&M fired former head coach Kevin Sumlin on Sunday after six years.
Tiger Shoots Three-Under In Return To Competitive Golf
(Albany – New Providence, Bahamas) — Tigers Woods is three shots off the lead after the first round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. He carded a three-under 69 on Thursday in his return to competitive golf. Woods is tied for eighth in the 18-man field. It’s his first tournament since February. Woods underwent a fourth back surgery in April.
Pitino Sues Louisville For Breach Of Contract
(Louisville, KY) — Former men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino is suing the University of Louisville for breach of contract. Pitino is seeking 37.6-million-dollars, saying he was fired with no justified cause. He was dismissed in October amid an FBI investigation into bribery and fraud in college basketball. The 65-year-old spent 16 seasons coaching U-of-L.