Thursday Sports Update – Cowboys May Rest Starters

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys may rest some of their starters Sunday when they take on the Giants in an inconsequential regular season finale. The Cowboys are 9-and-6, have clinched the NFC East title and locked into the number-four seed in the playoffs. Dallas will host a playoff game during the wild-card weekend no matter if they beat the Giants or not. Join us this evening at six for the Dallas Cowboys Huddle live at Beef O’ Brady’s – 34th & Coulter In the Summit Shopping Center. We will be talking Cowboys football and  have great food and drink specials.

Martin Will Sit Out Season Final

(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys Pro Bowl guard Zack Martin will not play Sunday against the Giants. He has a knee sprain. Defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford was held out of practice with a neck issue. Receiver Tavon Austin fully participated in a Cowboys’ practice for the first time in more than 10 weeks. He missed the last nine games with a groin strain.

Texans Prep For Jaguars

(Houston, TX) — The Texans and Jaguars will meet in the regular season finale Sunday in Houston. The 10-and-5 Texans have wrapped up a playoff spot, but are aiming to clinch the AFC South with a victory. The Texans lost 32-30 to the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday. The Jaguars are 5-and-10.

Mavericks Overcome Pelicans

(Dallas, TX) — Rookie Luka Doncic hit 11 of 12 free throws, including three in the final 30 seconds, as the Mavericks beat the Pelicans 122-119 in Dallas. DeAndre Jordan contributed 20 points and 12 points to the victory. J.J. Barea scored 18 points and Devin Harris 16 off the Dallas bench. The Mavs ended a six-game losing streak. The Mavs will play the Pelicans again tomorrow night in New Orleans.

Spurs Top Nuggets, Denver Loses Top Spot In West

(San Antonio, TX) — DeMar DeRozen scored 30 points to lead the Spurs past the Nuggets 111-103 in San Antonio. LeMarcus Aldridge added 27 and Bryn Forbes pitched in with 15 points for the Spurs. San Antonio is 8-and-2 in its last 10 games to improve to 19-and-16 overall, including 14-and-5 at home. Juan Hernangomez went for 27 points and 13 rebounds in the loss. Malik Beasley scored 22 off the bench for Denver, which dropped its second straight to dip to 21-and-11. The Nuggets are now a half-game behind Golden State for the lead in the West.

NBA
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Phoenix Suns 122, Orlando Magic 120 (OT)
Detroit Pistons 106, Washington Wizards 95
Brooklyn Nets 134, Charlotte Hornets 132 (2-OT)
Toronto Raptors 106, Miami Heat 104
Indiana Pacers 129, Atlanta Hawks 121
Memphis Grizzlies 95, Cleveland Cavaliers 87
Minnesota Timberwolves 119, Chicago Bulls 94
San Antonio Spurs 111, Denver Nuggets 103
Dallas Mavericks 122, New Orleans Pelicans 119
LA Clippers 127, Sacramento Kings 118

Rockets Host Celtics Tonight

(Houston, TX) — The Rockets will host the Celtics tonight. The Rockets will be seeking their eighth win in nine games. Houston’s recent surge has moved them to atop the Southwest Division standings with an 18-and-15 record. Boston is 7-and-3 in its past 10 games and is 20-and-13 overall.

Stars Visit Predators Tonight

(Nashville, TN) — The Stars will return to the ice tonight to face the Predators in Nashville after the three-day Christmas break. Dallas fell 3-1 to the Islanders on Sunday. Dallas is fourth in the Central Division with 39 points.

First Responder Bowl Game Canceled In Dallas

(Dallas, TX) — The threat of severe Dallas weather canceled the Servpro First Responder Bowl between Boise State and Boston College. After a nearly 90-minute delay the game was called off. BC led 7-0 with just a little more than five minutes remaining in the first quarter when the game was halted. A NCAA spokesperson said it is believed to be the first bowl game canceled by weather.

TCU Beats Cal In Cheez-It Bowl

(Phoenix, AZ) — TCU beat Cal 10-7 in overtime in the Cheez-It Bowl in Phoenix. Sewo Olonilua ran for 194 yards on 32 carries and a third quarter touchdown. Jonathan Song provided the winning points with a 27-yard field goal. The Frogs threw four interceptions and passed for only 28 yards in 21 attempts. TCU ends with a 7-and-6 record. Cal winds up at 7-and-6.

College Bowl Roundup

(Undated) — In college football, Minnesota topped Georgia Tech 34-10 in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit and TCU edged Cal 10-7 in overtime at the Cheez-It Bowl in Phoenix. Today, Temple takes on Duke in the Independence Bowl in Louisiana, Miami faces Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, and Baylor and Vanderbilt meet in the Texas Bowl in Houston.

Baylor Faces Vanderbilt In Texas Bowl Tonight

(Houston, TX) — Baylor will meet Vanderbilt tonight at the Texas Bowl in Houston at NRG Stadium. In one of the biggest turnarounds in college football, the Bears went 6-and-6 in Matt Rhule’s second season as their head coach after going 1-and-11 in 2017. Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer accounted for 23 touchdowns, 17 of them passing. Vandy is also 6-and-6.

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated) — In area college basketball tomorrow: TCU will visit Hawaii Pacific, Texas will host UT Arlington and Number 13 Texas Tech will host UT Rio Grande Valley. Saturday: North Texas will tipoff Conference USA play at Rice, Baylor will face New Orleans in Waco and Texas A&M will host Texas Southern.

 

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