Friday Sports Update – Big Weekend For College Football

(Undated) — It is back to the gridiron tomorrow for area colleges. Texas Tech welcomes number-seven Oklahoma to Lubbock.  Number-17 Texas will host number-13 West Virginia in a Big 12 showdown, 20th-ranked Texas A&M visits Auburn, Baylor plays Oklahoma State in Waco, TCU will try to snap a three-game skid against Kansas State in Fort Worth,. West Texas A&M hosts Texas A&M-Kingsville tomorrow evening at 6 in the final homegame at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. Saturday KGNC will broadcast the Penn State/Michigan game at 2:1,5 then Alabama/LSU at 7.

College Football (CFP Rankings)
#12 UCF Knights 52, Temple Owls 40

Cowboys Will Face Titans Next

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys returned to the practice field to began preparing for Monday night’s home game against the Titans. The Cowboys are coming off a turbulent bye week. They acquired wide receiver in a trade with the Raiders and fired offensive line coach Paul Alexander after only seven games. The Cowboys are 3-and-0 at AT&T Stadium, but 0-and-4 on the road. Tennessee has lost three straight after beginning the season 3-and-1. The Titans were also idle last Sunday.

Irving Injured In Cowboys Practice

(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys defensive end David Irving suffered a high ankle sprain in practice. X-rays were negative. His status is doubtful for the Monday game against the Titans. He was on crutches in the locker room. David Ross would likely start if Irving is unable to play against Tennessee.

Texans Visit Broncos Sunday

(Houston, TX) — The Texans travel to face the Denver Broncos on Sunday seeking their sixth straight win. Newly acquired receiver Demaryius Thomas will face his former team after arriving in a trade on Tuesday. Houston is 5-and-3 while Denver sits at 3-and-5.

Mullens, 49ers Drop Raiders In Battle Of The Bay

(Santa Clara, CA) — Nick Mullens threw three touchdowns in his first NFL start as the 49ers routed the Raiders 34-3 in Santa Clara. Mullens started in place of the injured C.J. Beathard. San Francisco sacked Derek Carr seven times and improved to 2-and-7. The lowly Raiders managed just a first-quarter field goal and los their fourth straight to fall to 1-and-7.

Thunder Rumble Past Hornets

(Charlotte, NC) — The Thunder rallied from 19 points down in the third quarter to stun the Hornets 111-107 in Charlotte. Russell Westbrook led the way with 29 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists for Oklahoma City. Alex Abrines and Dennis Schroder combined for 46 points off the bench. The Thunder have reeled off three straight wins since an 0-and-4 start. Kemba Walker and Malik Monk each scored 21 to pace the Hornets, who fell to 4-and-5. Tony Parker pitched in with 17 in defeat.

Philadelphia 76ers 122, LA Clippers 113
Denver Nuggets 110, Cleveland Cavaliers 91
Sacramento Kings 146, Atlanta Hawks 115
Boston Celtics 117, Milwaukee Bucks 113
Portland Trail Blazers 132, New Orleans Pelicans 119

Mavericks Will Host Knicks Tonight

(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks will attempt to end a five-game slide tonight when they host the Knicks. On a two-game trek, the Mavs lost by a point to the Lakers on Wednesday and in overtime to the Spurs on Monday. The Mavs are 2-and-6 to start the season. New York is winless in three road games and also checks in at 2-and-6.

Rockets Visit Nets

(Brooklyn, NY) — The Rockets look to end a four-game slide tonight as they visit the Brooklyn Nets. Houston enters at 1-and-5 while Brooklyn sits at 3-and-5. Tonight is the first of a five-game road trip for the Rockets.

Harden Doubtful To Play

(Brooklyn, NY) — Rockets guard James Harden is doubtful to play in tonight’s matchup against the Nets. Harden is dealing with a strained hamstring. Head coach Mike D’Antoni is hopeful he can suit up for tomorrow’s game in Chicago.

Stars Sparkle In Toronto

(Toronto, Ontario) — Anton Khudobin made 30 saves as the Stars beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in Toronto. Devin Shore and Jamie Benn scored the Dallas goals. Tyler Seguin had two helpers as the Stars improved to 7-and-5 after winning two straight road games. The Stars continue their six-game trip tomorrow night against the Capitals in Washington.

Winnipeg Jets 4, Florida Panthers 2 (at Helsinki, Finland)
Dallas Stars 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 1
New York Islanders 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (SO)
Nashville Predators 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 1
Montreal Canadiens 6, Washington Capitals 4
Detroit Red Wings 4, New Jersey Devils 3
Ottawa Senators 4, Buffalo Sabres 2
St. Louis Blues 5, Vegas Golden Knights 3
Edmonton Oilers 4, Chicago Blackhawks 0
Calgary Flames 6, Colorado Avalanche 5
New York Rangers 3, Anaheim Ducks 2 (SO)
Columbus Blue Jackets 4, San Jose Sharks 1
Philadelphia Flyers 5, Los Angeles Kings 2

Rangers Interview Another Managerial Candidate

(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers interviewed Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward for their managerial vacancy. Texas has interviewed at least 11 candidates in the past month. Woodward played 12 seasons in the majors, but his only managerial experience is with New Zealand in 2016 in the World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament. The Rangers fired manager Jeff Bannister late in the season.

Kershaw Contract Decision Today

(Los Angeles, CA) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw must decide if he will opt out of his contract by today. The two sides extended the deadline to today. Kershaw still has two years and 65-million-dollars on his current contract, but can become a free agent if he opts out. The 30-year-old lefty went 9-and-5 this year with 155 strikeouts in 26 starts.

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