Thursday Sports Update – Cowboys Preparing For Jaguars

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

(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys are preparing for a Sunday matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars at AT&T Stadium. Dallas is 2-and-3 after falling to the Texans in overtime on Sunday night. The Cowboys are 2-and-0 at home. The Jags are 3-and-2 after losing 30-14 last Sunday in Kansas City. Join us this evening at 6 for the Cowboys Huddle live at Beef O’ Brady’s – 34th & Coulter in the Summitt Shopping Center. We will be there talking about the Cowboys loss to the Texans and this Sunday’s game with the Jaguars. Beef’s will be serving $2 domestic beer during the show.

Texans Prep For Bills

(Houston, TX) — The Texans look to get back to .500 on Sunday when they host the Buffalo Bills. Houston is riding a two-game win streak. Quarterback Deshaun Watson was limited in practice yesterday with a chest injury, but is expected to play Sunday. Jadeveon Clowney sat out with an illness.

Eagles Visit Giants On Thursday Night Football

(East Rutherford, NJ) — The Eagles visit the Giants in a NFC East clash on Thursday Night Football. The defending Super Bowl champs are off to a slow start this year at 2-and-3. The Giants are just 1-and-4 after a last-second loss to Carolina in Week Five. The Giants’ Odell Beckham has just one receiving touchdown in five games, but did throw at TD pass against the Panthers. Our coverage begins tonight at 7 here on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.

Dodgers Visit Brewers Tomorrow

(Los Angeles, CA) — The Brewers host the Dodgers in Game One of the National League Championship Series tomorrow. Clayton Kershaw will pitch for LA, while Milwaukee has yet to name its starter. Our pregame begins tomorrow evening at 6 here on KGNC.

Astros Clash With Red Sox Saturday

(Houston, TX) — The Astros continue preparing for Game One of the American League Championship Series, which opens Saturday in Boston. Justin Verlander will take the mound for Houston while Boston counters with Chris Sale.

Rangers Putting Together List Of Managerial Candidates

(Arlington, TX) — Multiple-outlets have reported the Rangers are interested in Indians first base coach Sandy Alomar Junior, Padres Triple-A manager Rod Barajas and MLB Network Analyst Mark DeRosa for their vacant managerial job. Ironically, all three were Texas teammates in 2005. Others reportedly on the Rangers’ list include Astros bench coach Joe Espada and Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward, but their teams are still in the postseason. An in-house candidate is Rangers assistant GM Jayce Tingler. The Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister last month.

Mavs Home Tomorrow To Conclude Preseason

(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks will wrap up their preseason schedule tomorrow night against Charlotte in Dallas. The Mavs split two games with the Sixers in China. Dallas will tipoff the regular season on October 17th against the Suns in Phoenix. Harrison Barnes is recovering from a hamstring injury and has not played in the three exhibition games. It is questionable whether he will be ready for the season opener.

Rockets Visit Grizzlies Tomorrow

(Houston, TX) — The Rockets close out the preseason tomorrow as they visit the Memphis Grizzlies. Houston is 3-and-1 in preseason play and beat the Grizzlies earlier this month in Birmingham. The regular season opens next Wednesday at home versus New Orleans.

NBA Preseason
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Toronto Raptors 118, Brooklyn Nets 91 (at Montreal, Quebec)
Orlando Magic 102, Memphis Grizzlies 86
Washington Wizards 102, Detroit Pistons 97
Miami Heat 140, New Orleans Pelicans 128
Atlanta Hawks 130, San Antonio Spurs 127
Chicago Bulls 104, Indiana Pacers 89
Portland Trail Blazers 116, Phoenix Suns 83
Los Angeles Lakers 123, Golden State Warriors 113 (at Las Vegas, NV)

Stars Back On Ice Saturday

(Dallas, TX) — The Stars are back on the ice Saturday night, hosting the Ducks. Dallas is 2-and-1 after falling 7-4 to the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. After playing their first four games at home, the Stars will hit the road next week, playing Monday in Ottawa and Tuesday in New Jersey.

NHL
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Philadelphia Flyers 7, Ottawa Senators 4
Washington Capitals 5, Vegas Golden Knights 2
Arizona Coyotes 3, Anaheim Ducks 2 (SO)

College Football Roundup

(Undated) — In college football this week, TCU will meet Texas Tech in Fort Worth in a Big 12 matchup tonight, on Saturday number-14 Texas will host Baylor, 22nd-ranked Texas A&M will be at South Carolina and North Texas will welcome Southern Mississippi to Denton. The West Texa A&M Buffaloes are on the road to take on Angelo State.

Montgomery Corn Maze Celebrates Astros

(Montgomery, TX) — There’s a place in Montgomery that’s made just for Astros fans. P-6 Farms has created a corn maze this year that commemorates the home team’s 2017 World Series win. The eight-acre maze features the usual confusing maze patterns, but also depicts the Astros’ logo and the MLB logo, and spells out the phrase “World Series Champions 2017.” The farm is on Pooles Road just off Highway 105 in Montgomery.

Former Rockets Coach Fred Tex Winter Dies At 96

(Chicago, IL) — Former Houston Rockets head coach Fred Tex” Winter is dead. Winter was also a longtime former coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach. The Bulls organization confirmed Winter died yesterday at age 96. Winter is considered the architect of the triangle offense that head coach Phil Jackson used to win eleven NBA titles. Winter is a member of both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

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