Spurs Rally To Top Mavericks

(Dallas, TX) — The Spurs rallied from 15 down after the first quarter to beat the Mavericks 105-101 in Dallas. Rookie Luka Doncic led Dallas with 25 points. Wesley Matthews contributed 13 points and Dorian Finney-Smith 12 in the defeat. Dallas is 2-and-5 in its last seven. The Mavericks will hit the road Saturday, playing at Indiana.

Rockets Fall In OT To Nets

(Houston, TX) — James Harden scored a season-high 58 points, but it was not enough as the Rockets lost 145-142 in overtime to the Nets in Houston. Harden has scored 30 or more points in 18 consecutive games and at least 40 in nine of the past 12. Brooklyn scored 46 points in the fourth quarter to force the overtime. Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker each scored 20 points for Houston. The Rockets are home Saturday against the Lakers.

Detroit Pistons 120, Orlando Magic 115 (OT)
Milwaukee Bucks 111, Memphis Grizzlies 101
Brooklyn Nets 145, Houston Rockets 142 (OT)
Boston Celtics 117, Toronto Raptors 108
San Antonio Spurs 105, Dallas Mavericks 101
Portland Trail Blazers 129, Cleveland Cavaliers 112
Utah Jazz 129, LA Clippers 109
Golden State Warriors 147, New Orleans Pelicans 140

Ottawa Senators 5, Colorado Avalanche 2
Philadelphia Flyers 4, Boston Bruins 3
Buffalo Sabres 4, Calgary Flames 3 (OT)
Arizona Coyotes 6, San Jose Sharks 3
Edmonton Oilers 3, Vancouver Canucks 2 (SO)

Stars Meet Kings Tonight At Home

(Dallas, TX) — The Stars continue their six-game homestand tonight hosting the Los Angeles Kings. Dallas has lost three straight and four of five. The Stars have scored three goals total in their last four defeats. They were shutout 2-0 by Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Dallas is third in the Central Division with 50 points.

Tolleson Announces Retirement

(Arlington, TX) — Former Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson announced he is retiring. Tolleson, who logged 35 saves in 2015, had signed a minor league contract with Texas that included a spring training invitation. The Baylor alumnus was to compete for a bullpen spot, but he had a setback in his rehab from Tommy John surgery and opted to retire.

Pro Rodeo Rider Dies

(Denver, Colorado) (AP) – A professional bull rider died after a bull stomped on his chest during a competition at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The Professional Bull Riders say Mason Lowe died Tuesday evening after being taken to a hospital. Group spokesman Andrew Giangola said he was wearing a mandated protective vest. The 25-year-old from Exeter, Missouri, was ranked 18th in the world.

College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
Iowa State Cyclones 68, #9 Texas Tech Red Raiders 64
#12 Auburn Tigers 85, Texas A&M Aggies 66
#17 (tie) Houston Cougars 69, SMU Mustangs 58
Kansas State Wildcats 74, #19 Oklahoma Sooners 61
#24 Iowa Hawkeyes 89, Penn State Nittany Lions 82

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated) — In area college basketball, number-12 Auburn crushed Texas A&M 85-66 in a SEC game at College Station. The Aggies have lost four of their last five and are 1-and-3 in conference play. Iowa State upset number-nine Texas Tech 68-64 in Lubbock. Number-17 Houston beat SMU 69-58 in Dallas at Moody Coliseum. Tonight, UT-Arlington will be at home against Arkansas State. On Saturday, Baylor will host Texas Tech, Missouri will be at Texas A&M, Texas will try to end a three-game slide when it welcomes Oklahoma to Austin and North Texas will play Rice in Denton.

Alabama QB Hurts Transfers To Oklahoma

(Undated) — Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts is taking his talents to Oklahoma for his senior season. Hurts committed to play for the Sooners on Wednesday, ending his three-year career with the Crimson Tide. The former SEC Offensive Player of the Year also looked at Maryland and Miami before choosing OU. After starting his first two years for ‘Bama, he was benched in favor of Tua Tagovailoa. Hurts played sparingly this past season but graduated in December and is available to play immediately this fall. The Sooners have a void at QB after Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray declared for the NFL Draft.

Joe Morris Named West Texas A&M Defensive Coordinator

(Canyon, Texas) – West Texas A&M football has named Joe Morris as its defensive coordinator, head coach Hunter Hughes announced on Wednesday afternoon. Morris has been at Fort Lewis College for the past six seasons, most recently serving as the head coach for the Skyhawks.

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