Thursday Sports Update – Cowboys Play Redskins In Traditional Thanksgiving Day Game

(Arlington, TX) — The Cowboys play their annual Thanksgiving game today when they host the Washington Redskins. Dallas has won its past two games to get to 5-and-5. Ezekiel Elliott has amassed 389 total yards from scrimmage in the last two games. The ‘Boys are one game behind 6-and-4 Washington for the division lead. The Redskins will go with former Longhorn Colt McCoy at quarterback after the season-ending injury to starter Alex Smith on Sunday. Our pregame coverage begins this afternoon at 2:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Cowboys’ Injury Report Rules Out Five

(Arlington, TX) — The Cowboys listed five players on their injury report as out for the game today against the Redskins. They are defensive lineman David Irving, linebacker Sean Lee, center Adam Redmond, wide receiver Tavon Austin and tight end Geoff Swaim. In addition, they have listed guards Zack Martin and Connor Williams, tackle Tyron Smith, defensive end Taco Charlton and defensive tackle Maliek Collins as questionable.

NFL Tripleheader On Tap Today

(Undated) — The NFL is offering its annual Thanksgiving feast of football with a trio of games. The action starts in Detroit where the Lions host the Bears in an NFC North matchup, the Redskins face the Cowboys in Dallas in the NFC East and the Falcons will try to snap the Saints’ nine-game winning streak in an NFC South clash in New Orleans in the nightcap.

Texans Host Titans Monday

(Houston, TX) — Monday Night Football comes to Houston as the Texans host the Titans. Since an 0-and-3 start to the season, Houston has won its past seven games to take control of the AFC South. Monday’s game against Tennessee is the first of three straight home games for the Texans. The Colts and Titans are tied for second in the division at 5-and-5.

Mavericks Trip Nets

(Dallas, TX) — Harrison Barnes scored a season-best 28 points to lead the Mavericks to a 119-113 win over the Nets in Dallas. Rookie Luka Doncic scored 21 points for the Mavericks, while reserves J.J. Barea and Devin Harris added 18 each. Dallas won for the fifth time in six games to improve to 8-and-9. The Mavericks return home Saturday to play Boston.

Rockets Nip Pistons

(Houston, TX) — The Rockets edged by the Pistons 126-124 in Houston. James Harden led the Rockets with a season-high 43 points. Clint Capela contributed 27 points as Houston won its fifth in a row. The two teams will meet again tomorrow in Detroit.

Grizzlies Edge Spurs On Late Free Throws

(San Antonio, TX) — Marc Gasol nailed two free throws with less than a second left as the Grizzlies edged the Spurs 104-103 in San Antonio. DeMar DeRozan paced San Antonio with 24 points in the loss. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 19 points, but missed a three-pointer at the buzzer. The Spurs have lost five-of-six to dip below .500 at 8-and-9.

NBA
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Charlotte Hornets 127, Indiana Pacers 109
Philadelphia 76ers 121, New Orleans Pelicans 120
New York Knicks 117, Boston Celtics 109
Toronto Raptors 124, Atlanta Hawks 108
Houston Rockets 126, Detroit Pistons 124
Denver Nuggets 103, Minnesota Timberwolves 101
Milwaukee Bucks 143, Portland Trail Blazers 100
Chicago Bulls 124, Phoenix Suns 116
Los Angeles Lakers 109, Cleveland Cavaliers 105
Memphis Grizzlies 104, San Antonio Spurs 103
Dallas Mavericks 119, Brooklyn Nets 113
Sacramento Kings 119, Utah Jazz 110
Oklahoma City Thunder 123, Golden State Warriors 95

Penguins Demolish Stars

(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Stars lost 5-1 to the Penguins in Pittsburgh. Roope Hintz lit the lamp in the third period for the Dallas goal. Mattias Janmark and Alexander Radulov assisted. Goalie Anton Khudobin [[ AN-tawn hoo-DOH-bihn ]] was pulled in the second period after yielding five Pittsburgh goals on 16 shots. Dallas wrapped up a three-game trip with a 1-and-2 record. The Stars return home tomorrow to host Ottawa after a 1-and-2 trip.

NHL
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New York Rangers 5, New York Islanders 0
Carolina Hurricanes 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Washington Capitals 4, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Pittsburgh Penguins 5, Dallas Stars 1
New Jersey Devils 5, Montreal Canadiens 2
Tampa Bay Lightning 7, Florida Panthers 3
Buffalo Sabres 5, Philadelphia Flyers 2
Detroit Red Wings 3, Boston Bruins 2 (OT)
Minnesota Wild 6, Ottawa Senators 4
Nashville Predators 4, St. Louis Blues 1
Vegas Golden Knights 3, Arizona Coyotes 2 (OT)
Calgary Flames 6, Winnipeg Jets 3
Anaheim Ducks 4, Vancouver Canucks 3
Colorado Avalanche 7, Los Angeles Kings 3

Astros Add Kelly To Coaching Staff

(Houston, TX) — The Astros have named Don Kelly as their first base coach. The 38-year-old was in the Tigers’ scouting department. He played nine seasons in the majors, six with Detroit.

Gonzaga Downs Duke In Maui Invitational Title Game

(Maui, HI) — Gonzaga is the champion of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. Rui Hachimura scored 20 points as the third-ranked Bulldogs defeated top-ranked Duke 89-87 in the title game in Hawaii. Gonzaga improved to 6-and-0. Zion Williamson had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who rallied from 16 down in the second half before falling to 5-and-1.

College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches’ Poll)
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#3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 89, #1 Duke Blue Devils 87 (Maui Jim Maui Invitational at Maui, HI)
#2 Kansas Jayhawks 77, Marquette Golden Eagles 68 (NIT Season Tip-Off at Brooklyn, NY)
#4 Virginia Cavaliers 74, Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 52 (Battle 4 Atlantis at Nassau, Bahamas)
#5 Tennessee Volunteers 92, Louisville Cardinals 81 (NIT Season Tip-Off at Brooklyn, NY)
#9 Auburn Tigers 73, Arizona Wildcats 57 (Maui Jim Maui Invitational, at Maui, HI)
#10 Kentucky Wildcats 87, Winthrop Eagles 74 (Ohio River Valley Showcase at Lexington, KY)
#15 Mississippi State Bulldogs 61, Saint Mary’s Gaels 57 (MGM Resorts Main Event at Las Vegas, NV)
Creighton Bluejays 87, #16 Clemson Tigers 82 (Cayman Islands Classic at George Town, Cayman Islands)
#22 Iowa Hawkeyes 105, Alabama State Hornets 78
#25 Buffalo Bulls 110, Dartmouth Big Green 71

College Football Preview

(Undated) — The college football regular season wraps up this weekend. Tomorrow, Texas travels to face Kansas. On Saturday, TCU hosts Oklahoma State needing a win to qualify for a bowl, Texas A&M welcomes LSU, SMU visits Tulsa, North Texas visits UTSA and Baylor meets Texas Tech at AT&T Stadium with both teams a win shy of becoming bowl eligible. Tomorrow evening at 6:30 we will broadcast the Oklahoma/West Virginia game. Saturday evening at 6 we will broadcast the LSU/Texas A&M game.

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