(Dallas, TX) — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his weekly radio show head coach Jason Garrett will return next season, which is no surprise. Jones has remained steadfast in Garrett’s corner. Jones, however, appears to be wavering on offensive coordinator Scott Lineham. He is ambivalent on whether Lineham will be back.

Hawks Silence Thunder With Scoring Binge

(Atlanta, GA) — The Hawks scored 45 points in both the second and fourth quarters to defeat the Thunder 142-126 in Atlanta. John Collins had 26 points to lead seven Hawks in double-figures. Trae Young tallied 24 points and 11 assists, and Alex Len added 24 points off the Atlanta bench. The Hawks are 8-and-7 in their last 15 games after starting the season 6-and-23. Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City with 31 points. Paul George added 24 in defeat. Dennis Schroder scored 21 points in his return to Atlanta, where he played his first five seasons. The Thunder have lost four-of-five.

Philadelphia 76ers 149, Minnesota Timberwolves 107
Indiana Pacers 131, Phoenix Suns 97
Atlanta Hawks 142, Oklahoma City Thunder 126
Golden State Warriors 142, Denver Nuggets 111
Los Angeles Lakers 107, Chicago Bulls 100
Milwaukee Bucks 124, Miami Heat 96

Mavericks Meet Spurs Tonight

(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks will host the Spurs tonight. The Mavs are 2-and-4 in their last six. They sit fourth in the Southwest Division with a 20-and-23 record. The Spurs are 25-and-20 and in second place in the Southwest. Several outlets have reported the Mavs are trying to trade guard Dennis Smith Junior, who they drafted ninth overall in 2017.

Rockets Home Tonight Against Nets

(Houston, TX) — The Rockets are home tonight against the Nets. The Rockets are 9-and-3 in their last dozen games and lead the Southwest Division with a 25-and-18 record. Houston is hopeful Eric Gordon can play against Brooklyn after missing the last eight games with a knee injury.

House Rejects Rockets’ Offer, Going Back To G League

(Houston, TX) — Danuel House Junior rejected the Rockets’ contract offer and will be going back to the G League. He had spent the maximum days in the NBA for a player on a two-way contact. The forward averaged nine points and started the last 12 games. He will become a restricted free agent after the season if he remains on a two-way deal and spends the rest of the season in the G League.

Lightning Blank Stars

(Dallas, TX) — Andrei Vasilevskiy rejected 35 shots as the Lightning shut out the Stars 2-0 in Dallas. Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin collected 19 saves on 21 shots. The Stars went 0-for-6 on power plays. Dallas has lost four of five games. The Stars have scored a total of three goals in their last four losses. Dallas continues this homestand tomorrow night against the Los Angeles Kings.

Columbus Blue Jackets 4, New Jersey Devils 1
New York Rangers 6, Carolina Hurricanes 2
New York Islanders 2, St. Louis Blues 1 (OT)
Detroit Red Wings 3, Anaheim Ducks 1
Montreal Canadiens 5, Florida Panthers 1
Winnipeg Jets 4, Vegas Golden Knights 1
Minnesota Wild 3, Los Angeles Kings 2 (SO)
Nashville Predators 7, Washington Capitals 2
Tampa Bay Lightning 2, Dallas Stars 0
San Jose Sharks 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 2

Rangers Hall Of Fame Pitcher Wetteland Arrested

(Bartonville, TX) — Rangers Hall of Fame pitcher John Wetteland has been arrested on accusations he sexually assaulted a minor three times over two years. He pitched for the Dodgers, Expos and Yankees before joining Texas in 1997. He was named the 1996 World Series MVP with the Yankees. He retired as the Rangers all-time save leader with 150 after the 2000 season and was induced into the club’s Hall of Fame in 2005.

TCU Picks Up Transfer QB

(Fort Worth, TX) — Former Kansas State quarterback Alex Delton will be a graduate transfer at TCU for his final season. Delton flip-flopped after originally announcing he was transferring to UTEP, where former KSU offensive coordinator Dana Dimel is the head coach. Delton revealed on Twitter last night he had changed his plans and will play for the Frogs in 2019. Kansas State will host TCU on October 19th.

College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
#1 Virginia Cavaliers 81, #7 Virginia Tech Hokies 59
#3 Tennessee Volunteers 106, Arkansas Razorbacks 87
#10 Nevada Wolf Pack 72, Boise State Broncos 71
#13 Marquette Golden Eagles 74, Georgetown Hoyas 71
#14 Kentucky Wildcats 69, Georgia Bulldogs 49
#15 North Carolina Tar Heels 75, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 69
Wake Forest Demon Deacons 71, #16 North Carolina State Wolfpack 67
#17 (tie) Buffalo Bulls 88, Western Michigan Broncos 79
#23 Mississippi State Bulldogs 71, Florida Gators 68

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated) — In area college basketball, TCU smothered West Virginia 98-67 in Fort Worth. Desmond Bane led the Frogs with 26 points. Tonight, , SMU will host 17th-ranked Houston, Iowa State will be at ninth-ranked Texas Tech and Texas A&M will face Number-12 Auburn in College Station. Tomorrow, UT-Arlington will be at home against Arkansas State.

Tom Brady Portrait Is Made Out Of Legos

(Peabody, MA) — NFL quarterback Tom Brady has been immortalized in Legos. Elementary school students in Peabody, Massachusetts, have made a portrait of the New England Patriot, entirely out of Lego building blocks. Artist Rob Surette says over 400 students at Brown Elementary School helped him assemble the portrait out of 20-thousand Lego blocks. And, the blocks are double-sided, so from one angle it looks like Tom Brady, but from another angle it becomes a portrait of Patriots coach Bill Belichick. New England will battle the Chiefs for the AFC Championship this Sunday in Kansas City.

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