Friday Sports Update – Cowboys Outlast Saints, Tech Hires New Coach

(Arlington, TX) — The Cowboys cooled off the Saints with a 13-10 win on Thursday Night Football at Dallas. The Cowboys built a 13-0 lead at the half and held on to win their fourth in-a-row. Dak Prescott was sacked seven times, but finished 24-of-28 for 248 yards and a touchdown. Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 76 yards and had a 16-yard TD catch for Dallas. The Cowboys lead the NFC East at 7-and-5. Drew Brees passed for just 127 yards, a touchdown and an interception for New Orleans. The Saints were limited to 176 yards of total offense and had their 10-game winning streak snapped to fall to 10-and-2.

Cowboys Home For Next Game Against Eagles

(Arlington, TX) — The Cowboys are off until December 9th when they will host the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles. They will close out the regular season with road games at the Colts and Giants, sandwiched around a December 23rd home game with Tampa Bay.

Texans Aiming For Ninth Consecutive Victory

(Houston, TX) — The Texans will be aiming for their ninth-straight win Sunday when they host the Cleveland Browns. Houston won a franchise-record eight in a row on Monday when it doubled Tennessee 34-17. J.J. Watt leads a rugged Houston defense and tops the AFC with eleven-and-a-half sacks. The Browns are 4-6-and-1 after winning their last two games.

Toronto Raptors 131, Golden State Warriors 128 (OT)
LA Clippers 133, Sacramento Kings 121
Los Angeles Lakers 104, Indiana Pacers 96

Mavericks Play Tonight At Lakers

(Los Angeles, CA) — The Mavericks will face the Lakers tonight in Los Angeles. Dallas is 8-and-2 in its last 10 games to move into second place in the Southwest Division with a 10-and-9 record. The Lakers are 11-and-9 after losing their last two. The Mavs have dropped seven of nine road games.

>>Rockets Facing Spurs Tonight On Road

(San Antonio, TX) — The Rockets will face the Spurs tonight in San Antonio. Houston will try to snap a four-game skid, which has dropped it to 9-and-11. The Rockets lost 128-108 at home Wednesday to the Mavericks.

Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Minnesota Wild 2
Boston Bruins 2, New York Islanders 1 (SO)
Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Buffalo Sabres 4
Ottawa Senators 3, New York Rangers 0
Winnipeg Jets 6, Chicago Blackhawks 5
Arizona Coyotes 3, Nashville Predators 0
Edmonton Oilers 3, Los Angeles Kings 2
Vegas Golden Knights 4, Vancouver Canucks 3

Stars Face Vancouver Tomorrow

(Vancouver, British Columbia) — The Stars will conclude a four-game trip with a matinée matchup tomorrow in Vancouver. Dallas is coming off a 4-3 overtime victory Wednesday in Calgary. The Stars will return home Monday to face Edmonton after playing seven of their previous eight on the road. Dallas is fifth in the Central with 29 points.

Amarillo Sod Poodles Announce Inaugural Season Home Game Times

(Amarillo, Texas) — The Amarillo Sod Poodles have released their 2019 schedule complete with game times for all 70 home games. The inaugural home season begins on Monday, April 8 with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Midland RockHounds. The majority of Monday through Saturday games will take place at 7:05 p.m. while Sunday home games will be at 1:05 p.m. in April and May before transitioning to 6:05 p.m. Sunday games in June, July, August, and September. The schedule also includes special early start times for STEM Education Days and other events with 11:05 a.m. games on Wednesday, May 22 and Wednesday, August 28. Additionally, Wednesday, June 5 is scheduled for 12:05 p.m.

Texas Tech Hires Wells

(Lubbock, TX) — Texas Tech has hired Matt Wells to be its next head football coach. He replaces Kliff Kingsbury, who was fired after a 35-and-40 record over six seasons. Wells logged a 44-and-34 record in six seasons as the Utah State head coach. The Aggies went 10-and-2 in 2018. Utah State offensive coordinator David Yost and defensive coordinator Keith Patterson are expected to join Wells in Lubbock.

College Football Championship Weekend Begins Tonight

(Undated) — Championship weekend in college football kicks off tonight. Washington plays Utah in the Pac-12 title game in Santa Clara. Our pregame coverage begins this evening at 6 here on KGNC. Tomorrow, Alabama and Georgia square off in the SEC championship, Oklahoma takes on Texas for the Big 12 title, Clemson clashes with Pittsburgh for the ACC crown, and Ohio State plays Northwestern for the Big Ten title. Our coverage for Oklahoma and Texas begins at 11am, followed by Alabama and Georgia at 3pm.

College Basketball Round Up

(Undated) — In area college basketball last night, SMU beat McNeese 91-59 for the Ponies’ third straight victory. Tonight: Central Michigan is at TCU and Texas will host Radford. Tomorrow: Baylor is at Wichita State, UT-Arlington will host UT Rio Grande Valley and Number-19 Texas Tech and Memphis will tangle in the Naismith Invitational in Miami.

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