Thursday Sports Update – Cowboys Host Redskins Tonight

Exterior view of AT&T Stadium before the Dallas Cowboys NFL football game against the San Francisco 49'ers , Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

(Arlington, TX) — A pair of NFC East rivals clinging to playoff hopes clash on “Thursday Night Football” as the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Both teams are 5-and-6, two games behind Atlanta for the second NFC wild card. The ‘Skins topped the Giants 20-10 Thanksgiving night to snap a two-game skid and win for just the second time in six outings. The ‘Boys have dropped three in-a-row after a 28-6 home loss to the Chargers on Thanksgiving. Dallas has scored just 22 combined points during the skid. The Cowboys beat the Redskins 33-19 in Week Eight and have won three straight in the series. Join us for Cowboys Huddle at Aspen Creek Grill – 4110 I-40 west this evening at 6. Jamey Karr and Tim Butler will be talking about tonight’s game. Aspen Creek Grill will have half-priced appetizers and 97-cent Coors Light Pints in the bar area during the show.

Texans Prep For Titans

(Houston, TX) — The Texans are preparing for their road game against the Titans on Sunday in Nashville. Houston has dropped four of its last five games after Monday’s 23-16 setback in Baltimore. The Texans are now 4-and-7 on the season, two games behind Baltimore for the final AFC wild card spot. The Titans are tied with Jacksonville atop the AFC South at 7-and-4.

Texans Place Clark On IR; Release LB Houston

(Houston, TX) — Texans starting left tackle Chris Clark is out for the rest of the season after being placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury. The Texans also released linebacker Lamarr Houston and placed linebacker Ben Heeney on IR. To fill the roster spots, the Texans promoted guard Chad Slade and linebackers Gimel President and LaTroy Lewis from the practice squad.

NFL And Players Reach Agreement On Social Justice Issues

(Undated) — The NFL and a group of players have come to an agreement on a plan to work on social injustices in African-American communities. ESPN reports the NFL will give around 100-million-dollars over seven years for social justice causes. It will include money for criminal justice reform, law enforcement-community relations and education. The deal was struck during a conference call last night.

Nets Slip Past Mavericks

(Dallas, TX) — DeMarre Carroll scored 15 of his 22 points in the third quarter as the Nets slipped past the Mavericks 109-104 in Dallas. Harrison Barnes led Dallas with 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists. The Mavs got to within two points in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t close the gap. Dallas dropped its second straight to fall to 5-and-17. The Mavs host the Clippers on Saturday.

Rockets Crush Pacers

(Houston, TX) — James Harden and Clint Capela each recorded double-doubles as the Rockets crushed the Pacers 118-97 in Houston. Harden posted 29 points and 10 assists, while Capela finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds. The Rockets outscored the Pacers by 13 points in the third quarter to pull away. Houston’s winning streak is now at six games. The Rockets are 17-and-4 overall and begin a three-game road trip Sunday in LA against the Lakers.

Philadelphia 76ers 118, Washington Wizards 113
Orlando Magic 121, Oklahoma City Thunder 108
Detroit Pistons 131, Phoenix Suns 107
Toronto Raptors 126, Charlotte Hornets 113
Miami Heat, New York Knicks
Minnesota Timberwolves 120, New Orleans Pelicans 102
San Antonio Spurs 104, Memphis Grizzlies 95
Golden State Warriors 127, Los Angeles Lakers 123 (OT)

Stars Begin Home-And-Home With Blackhawks Tonight In Chicago

(Chicago, IL) — The Stars begin a home-and-home set with the Blackhawks tonight in Chicago. The teams will then rematch on Saturday at American Airlines Center. The Stars have won four of five after Tuesday’s 3-0 shutout in Vegas. Dallas is 13-10-and-1 on the season. The Blackhawks are 12-9-and-3.

Montreal Canadiens 2, Ottawa Senators 1
Boston Bruins 3, Florida Panthers 2
Anaheim Ducks 3, St. Louis Blues 2
Colorado Avalanche 3, Winnipeg Jets 2 (OT)

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#1 Duke Blue Devils 91, Indiana Hoosiers 81 (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
#4 Villanova Wildcats 90, Penn Quakers 62
#11 North Carolina Tar Heels host Michigan Wolverines (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
#13 Miami (FL) Hurricanes 86, #12 Minnesota Golden Gophers 81 (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
#14 Gonzaga Bulldogs 103, Incarnate Word Cardinals 68
#25 UCLA Bruins 75, CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners 66

College Hoops Roundup

(Undated) — In college hoops action last night, Texas dropped Florida A&M, 82-58, while TCU fell to Belmont, 87-76. Tonight, Texas A&M hosts UT Rio Grande Valley, Texas Tech takes on Seton Hall in the Under Armour Reunion in New York, and North Texas visits Oklahoma.

Reports: ASU To Hire Herm Edwards

(Tempe, AZ) — Arizona State University has found its new football coach. Multiple reports say ASU plans to hire Herm Edwards, pending approval from university president Michael Crow. The 63-year-old Edwards is a former NFL head coach with the Chiefs and Jets. In eight seasons, he was 54-and-74 with a 2-and-4 playoff record. Edwards has not coached at all since being fired by Kansas City after the 2008 season.

Man Gets Tattoo Of Punch Thrown In Sports Brawl

(Anna, TX) — A North Texas man is now adorned with a tattoo memorializing an infamous moment in sports. In May 2016, Texas Ranger Rougned Odor punched Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays, and a brawl erupted between the two teams. Austin Bazar, a huge Rangers fan, has had the image of Odor’s punch tattooed onto his left arm. It took more than ten hours spread over three sessions to complete the ink job.

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