Thursday Sports Update – Cowboys Prepare For Lions Sunday At Home

Exterior view of AT&T Stadium . (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys returned to the practice field to prepare for a home game Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Dallas is coming off a 24-13 loss last Sunday in Seattle to drop to 1-and-2. The Lions beat New England 26-10 Sunday for their first victory. The Cowboys rank 31st in the league in pass offense, averaging 145 yards per game. Detroit ranks 31st in rush defense, allowing 5.4 yards per carry. Join us after work for the Dallas Cowboys Huddle tonight at 6 live at Beef O’ Brady’s – 34th and Coulter in the Summitt Center. We will be talking about the Cowboys loss to the Seahawks and the game Sunday against Detroit. You can enjoy $2 domestic beer during the show.

Collins, Lee Do Not Practice

(Frisco, TX) — Defensive tackle Maliek Collins was held out of practice yesterday. Also, linebacker Sean Lee was out with a hamstring issue. Wide receiver Cole Beasley was limited with an ankle injury.

Texans Visit Colts Sunday

(Houston, TX) — The Texans look to get in the win column on Sunday when they visit the Indianapolis Colts. Houston is 0-and-3, but all three losses were decided by seven points or less. Four receivers were limited at practice yesterday due to various injuries including DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller.

Vikings Visit Rams On TNF

(Los Angeles, CA) — The Minnesota Vikings visit the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football. The Rams are 3-and-0 and one of the hottest teams in the NFL. The Vikings are 1-1-and-1 after an embarrassing 27-6 home loss to the previously winless Bills on Sunday.

Tonight’s NFL Game To Feature First All-Women Announcers

(Los Angeles, CA) — Tonight’s NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams will be one for the history books no matter the outcome. It’s going to be the first NFL game to feature two women as the primary broadcasters. Veteran journalists Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer will cover the game for Amazon Prime. This week’s matchup of two top NFC contenders is the first of 11 games Storm and Kremer are calling for Amazon Prime this season. Kremer has covered more than 25 Super Bowls and was given an award by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Storm is an anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter. In addition to being on Amazon Prime the game will also be broadcast on Fox with an all-male announcing team.

Rangers Stumble In Anaheim

(Anaheim, CA) — Chris Martin yielded a go-ahead eighth inning homer to Shohei Ohtani as the Rangers lost 3-2 to the Angels in Anaheim. Adrian Beltre and Jurickson Profar homered for Texas, which has lost eight of 10. Beltre has eight home runs in September. The Rangers will start Ariel Jurado tonight in Seattle to start a four-game series to close out the season.

Blue Jays Edge Astros

(Toronto, Ontario) — Randall Grichuck’s two-run homer in the first inning held up as the Blue Jays edged the Astros 3-1 in Toronto. Carlos Correa singled in Houston’s lone run in the fourth. Reliever Chris Devenski started for the ‘Stros and took the loss.

Playoff Matchup Set For Houston

(Undated) — The Astros already know their opponent in the playoffs this season. They’ll open the five-game American League Division Series a week from today at home versus Cleveland. Houston opens a four-game road series with the Orioles tonight. The regular season ends Sunday.

Brewers, Cubs Clinch Playoff Spots

(Undated) — The National League playoff race is becoming clearer. Both the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers clinched playoff spots on Wednesday. The Cubs are a half-game ahead of the Brewers for the NL Central title with four games left. The play the Pirates tonight and host the Cardinals this weekend. The Brewers host the Tigers for three starting tomorrow.

MLB National League
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Washington Nationals 9, Miami Marlins 3 (8 INN)
New York Mets 3, Atlanta Braves 0
Milwaukee Brewers 2, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Chicago Cubs 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 6 (10 INN)
Colorado Rockies 14, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Arizona Diamondbacks 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
San Diego Padres 3, San Francisco Giants 2

MLB American League
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Boston Red Sox 19, Baltimore Orioles 3 (G1)
Toronto Blue Jays 3, Houston Astros 1
Tampa Bay Rays 8, New York Yankees 7
Baltimore Orioles 10, Boston Red Sox 3 (G2)
Minnesota Twins 11, Detroit Tigers 4
Cleveland Indians 10, Chicago White Sox 2
Los Angeles Angels 3, Texas Rangers 2
Oakland Athletics 9, Seattle Mariners 3

MLB Interleague
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Kansas City Royals 6, Cincinnati Reds 1

Stars Will Play Avalanche Tonight

(Denver, CO) — The Stars beat the Avalanche 3-1 in a preseason game in Denver. Goalie Ben Bishop logged 21 saves. With the victory at Colorado, the Stars are 4-0-and-1. Dallas will play tomorrow night against the Blues in St. Louis.

NHL Preseason
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Pittsburgh Penguins 5, Buffalo Sabres 1
New York Islanders 4, New York Rangers 3 (OT)
Detroit Red Wings 3, Boston Bruins 2 (OT)
Toronto Maple Leafs 5, Montreal Canadiens 3
Minnesota Wild 4, Winnipeg Jets 3
Dallas Stars 3, Colorado Avalanche 1
Anaheim Ducks 7, Los Angeles Kings 4

Nowitzki May Not Ready For Start Of Season

(Dallas, TX) — Dirk Nowitzki is progressing slowly from off-season foot surgery. He has been doing cardio on an exercise bike, but has not seen the floor in the Mavericks early practices. It is questionable whether he will be ready when the season begins on October 17th. Dallas will host the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association on Saturday at the American Airlines Center in its first preseason game. The Mavs will travel Monday to Shanghai for a nine-day, two-game trip.

Rockets At Training Camp

(Lake Charles, LA) — The Rockets are hard at work at training camp. Carmelo Anthony was spotted running with the second unit at yesterday’s practice, while Eric Gordon was in the starting lineup. The preseason tips off on Tuesday versus the Grizzlies in Birmingham, Alabama.

College Football Preview

(Undated) — In college football this Saturday, Baylor will play at sixth-ranked Oklahoma, Texas Tech will host number-12 West Virginia, 22nd-ranked Texas will play at Kansas State, TCU and Iowa State will tangle in Fort Worth as the Frogs attempt to snap a two-game skid,Texas A&M is at Arkansas and West Texas A&M plays at Central Washington.

UNT Unretires Mean Joe Greene’s Jersey For One Game

(Denton, TX) — The University of North Texas is taking NFL Hall of Famer Mean Joe Greene’s jersey number 75 out of retirement for one game this weekend. On Saturday, September 29th, the university will unveil a statue of its most famous alumnus in front of Apogee Stadium near Gate 2. The unveiling at 4 p.m. is expected to be attended by several of Joe Greene’s fellow NFL players. North Texas plays its Conference USA opener against Louisiana Tech at 6:30 p.m. at Apogee Stadium.

Angry Parent’s Behavior Gets Youth League Football Team Banned

(Albuquerque, NM) — A youth league football team is banned for the rest of this season because of an unruly parent. The case stems from video still going viral this week of a game on Saturday between Young America Football League teams, Rio Grande and Atrisco Heritage. The video shows a parent losing his cool during the game because of a ref’s call he didn’t agree with so he body slammed the ref in front of everyone on the field. The YAFL says it has banned the Rio Grande team for the rest of the season because the dad’s actions are an obvious violation of the league’s code of conduct.

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