Monday Sports Update: Cowboys Outlast Eagles In Overtime

(Arlington, TX) — Amari Cooper took a tipped pass 15-yards for the game-winning touchdown as the Cowboys outlasted the Eagles 29-23 in overtime at AT&T Stadium. Cooper finished with 217 yards and three scores for Dallas and Ezekiel Elliot rushed for 113 yards in the win. Dak Prescott threw for 455 yards but turned the ball over three times as the Cowboys improved to 8-and-5.

Cowboys’ One Victory Away From Clinching Division

(Arlington, TX) — The Cowboys need one victory in their final three games to clinch the NFC title. They will play this coming Sunday at the Colts and wrap up the regular season with a home game on December 23rd against Tampa Bay and a December 30th road game at the New York Giants. Indianapolis is 7-and-5 after snapping the Texans’ nine-game winning streak with a 24-21 win in Houston. Listen For the Dallas Cowboys Hour with Brad Sham this evening at six on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Colts End Texans’ Winning Streak

(Houston, TX) — The Texans’ franchise-best nine-game winning streak ended with 24-21 loss to the Colts in Houston. Deshaun Watson hooked up with DeAndre Hopkins for a seven-yard touchdown pass with 2:37 left to cut the Indianapolis lead to three points, but the Texans never got the ball back. Watson threw for 267 yards. Alfred Blue and Lamar Miller rushed for Houston touchdowns. The Texans are on the road for the next two games, playing Saturday at the Jets.

NFL
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New York Giants 40, Washington Redskins 16
New York Jets 27, Buffalo Bills 23
Indianapolis Colts 24, Houston Texans 21
Cleveland Browns 26, Carolina Panthers 20
New Orleans Saints 28, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14
Miami Dolphins 34, New England Patriots 33
Kansas City Chiefs 27, Baltimore Ravens 24 (OT)
Green Bay Packers 34, Atlanta Falcons 20
Los Angeles Chargers 26, Cincinnati Bengals 21
San Francisco 49ers 20, Denver Broncos 14
Oakland Raiders 24, Pittsburgh Steelers 21
Dallas Cowboys 29, Philadelphia Eagles 23 (OT)
Detroit Lions 17, Arizona Cardinals 3
Chicago Bears 15, Los Angeles Rams 6

Vikings, Seahawks Clash On MNF

(Seattle, WA) — The Seattle Seahawks host the Minnesota Vikings tonight on Monday Night Football. Both teams enter the game fighting for a spot in the NFC wild card race. The Seahawks have won three in a row and are currently the fifth seed in the NFC at 7-and-5. Minnesota has traded wins and losses in its last six and is the sixth seed in the NFC at 6-5-and-1.

Spurs Take Care Of Jazz

(San Antonio, TX) — DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points to lead the Spurs to a 110-97 win over the Jazz in San Antonio. Rudy Gay added 23 points and 15 rebounds in the win. LaMarcus Aldridge dropped 20 points for the Spurs, who have won two straight to improve to 13-and-14. Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 27 points. Ricky Rubio added 26 points for the Jazz, who had their two-game winning streak snapped to fall to 13-and-14.

NBA
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New Orleans Pelicans 116, Detroit Pistons 108
Milwaukee Bucks 104, Toronto Raptors 99
San Antonio Spurs 110, Utah Jazz 97
Charlotte Hornets 119, New York Knicks 107

Mavericks Home Tonight Against Orlando

(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks are back on their home court tonight against the Orlando Magic. Dallas beat Houston 107-104 on Saturday for its sixth victory in eight games. Dirk Nowitzki [[ Na-VIT-skee ]] is close to returning to the Mavs after having ankle surgery in April.

Rockets Return Home Tomorrow

(Houston, TX) — The Rockets will be back on their home court tomorrow night hosting the Portland Trail Blazers. Houston has lost three straight and seven of nine. The Rockets have tumbled into last place in the Southwest with an 11-and-14 record.

Vegas Lights Brighter Than Stars

(Las Vegas, NV) — The Stars lost 4-2 to the Golden Knights in Vegas. Martin Hanzal and Esa Lindell scored on power plays for Dallas. The Stars had their four-game winning streak snapped. They are back on the ice Wednesday in Anaheim, the second stop of a four-game trip.

NHL
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Winnipeg Jets 7, Philadelphia Flyers 1
Vancouver Canucks 6, St. Louis Blues 1
Boston Bruins 2, Ottawa Senators 1 (OT)
Montreal Canadiens 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Anaheim Ducks 6, New Jersey Devils 5 (SO)
Edmonton Oilers 1, Calgary Flames 0
Vegas Golden Knights 4, Dallas Stars 2

Baines, Smith Elected To Baseball Hall of Fame

(Las Vegas, NV) — Two new players will be part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. The Today’s Game Era committee has selected slugger Harold Baines and reliever Lee Smith to enter the Hall. Baines was a six-time All-Star and hit 384 home runs in his 22-year-career. Smith is ranked third all-time in saves with 478 and earned seven All-Star nods.

College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
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#7 Tennessee Volunteers 76, #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs 73
#4 Virginia Cavaliers 57, VCU Rams 49
#6 Nevada Wolf Pack 74, Grand Canyon Antelopes 66
#14 Virginia Tech Hokies 81, South Carolina State Bulldogs 44

#7 Tennessee Takes Down #1 Gonzaga

(Phoenix, AZ) — Top-ranked Gonzaga is unbeaten no more. Admiral Schofield drained a go-ahead three-pointer with 24 seconds to play as seventh-ranked Tennessee upset the Bulldogs 76-73 in the Colangelo Classic in Phoenix. Schofield scored 25 of his game-high 30 points in the second half for the Volunteers, who improved to 7-and-1. The Zags fell to 9-and-1.

College Basketball Round Up

(Undated) — In area college basketball, yesterday Texas snapped a three-game skid by holding on for a 72-68 win over Purdue in Austin.

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