Cowboys Have Short Week, Host Bills On Thanksgiving
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys are back on the practice field preparing for a Thanksgiving home matchup with the Bills. Dallas is 6-and-5 after a 13-9 loss Sunday at New England, but lead the NFC East. Buffalo is 8-and-3. Multiple-outlets report the league office informed the Cowboys that two tripping penalties in the Patriots’ loss should not have been called.
Texans Host Patriots Next
(Houston, TX) — The Texans return to practice tomorrow as they prepare for a Sunday home game with the New England Patriots. Houston is coming off a 20-17 win last Thursday over the Colts and lead the AFC South with a 7-and-4 record. The Patriots bring a AFC East-leading 10-and-1 record to Houston.
Jackson Shines, Ravens Crush Rams On MNF
(Los Angeles, CA) — Lamar Jackson threw five touchdown passes as the Ravens crushed the Rams 45-6 on Monday Night Football in Los Angeles. Baltimore has won seven in a row to lead the AFC North at 9-and-2. Marcus Peters had an interception against his former team in the win. Jared Goff tossed two picks for LA, which fell to 6-and-5 on the season.
Lakers Clip Spurs
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James had 33 points and 13 assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers won in San Antonio for the second time this season with a 114-104 victory. The Lakers (15-2) have one game remaining against the Spurs on Feb. 4 in Los Angeles but have already won the three-game series against their longtime rivals in the Western Conference.
Detroit Pistons 103, Orlando Magic 88
Indiana Pacers 126, Memphis Grizzlies 114
Brooklyn Nets 108, Cleveland Cavaliers 106
Miami Heat 117, Charlotte Hornets 100
Toronto Raptors 101, Philadelphia 76ers 96
Minnesota Timberwolves 125, Atlanta Hawks 113
Boston Celtics 103, Sacramento Kings 102
Milwaukee Bucks 122, Utah Jazz 118
Portland Trail Blazers 117, Chicago Bulls 94
Los Angeles Lakers 114, San Antonio Spurs 104
Oklahoma City Thunder 100, Golden State Warriors 97
Mavericks Home Tonight Against Clippers
(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks will try to extend their winning streak to six games tonight when they host the LA Clippers. Luke Doncic scored 41 points and doled out 10 assists in the Mavs’ 137-123 win Sunday in Houston. Dallas hits the road Friday for a three-game trip beginning in Phoenix.
Rockets Home Tomorrow Against Heat
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets will try to snap a three-game skid tomorrow night when they host the Miami Heat. Houston is 11-and-6 overall. The Rockets remain home Saturday against Atlanta.
Stars Win Seventh Straight, Beat Vegas
(Dallas, TX) — Alexander Radulov had two power play goals and an assist as the Stars beat the Golden Knights 4-2 in Dallas. John Klingberg dished three assists, while Ben Bishop made 26 saves for Dallas, which tied a franchise record with its seventh straight win. The Stars are 11-0-and-1 in their last dozen games. They’ll play tonight at Chicago.
Columbus Blue Jackets 1, Ottawa Senators 0
Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Calgary Flames 2 (OT)
Philadelphia Flyers 2, Vancouver Canucks 1
New York Rangers 3, Minnesota Wild 2 (OT)
Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Buffalo Sabres 2
Nashville Predators 3, St. Louis Blues 2 (SO)
Dallas Stars 4, Vegas Golden Knights 2
Anaheim Ducks 3, New York Islanders 0
San Jose Sharks 4, Los Angeles Kings 3 (OT)
Rangers Release Sampson
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Adrian Sampson has been placed on unconditional release waivers by the Texas Rangers, a move that allows the right-hander to pitch in South Korea for the Lotte Giants. The 28-year-old went 6-8 with a 5.89 ERA in 125 1/3 innings over 15 starts and 20 relief appearances for the Rangers last season. He was 6-11 with a 5.64 ERA the past two seasons for Texas.
>>New CFP Rankings Coming Today
(Undated) — The latest College Football Playoff rankings will be released tonight. Sixth-ranked Oregon is likely to drop in the poll after an upset loss to Arizona State over the weekend. LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia were the top four teams last week. LSU and Georgia are already scheduled to meet in the SEC Championship Game December 7th.
College Football Roundup
(Undated) — In college football Friday, TCU will host West Virginia and Texas will entertain Texas Tech. On Saturday, Baylor, which has clinched a spot in the Big 12 championship game opposite Oklahoma on December 7th, will wrap up its regular season at Kansas. Tulane is at SMU. UAB will be at North Texas. Texas A&M will play at number-one LSU.
Top-25 College Basketball (Coaches’ Poll)
Virginia Tech Hokies 71, #3 Michigan State Spartans 66
#5 Kansas Jayhawks 93, Chaminade Silverswords 63
#9 Ohio State Buckeyes 71, Kent State Golden Flashes 52
#16 Tennessee Volunteers 58, Chattanooga Mocs 46
#17 Auburn Tigers 84, New Mexico Lobos 59
#19 VCU Rams 78, Alabama State Hornets 62
Three Texas Teams Ranked In Coaches Basketball Poll
(Undated) — Texas Tech, which advanced to the NCAA championship game last season, remained at number-12 in the Coaches’ Poll. The 5-and-0 Red Raiders return to the court Thursday playing Iowa in Las Vegas. Texas dropped out despite dominating Cal on Friday. The 5-and-1 Steers are back in action Saturday against McNeese State. Baylor, coming off an upset of then 15th-ranked Villanova to move to 5-and-1, moved up to number-18. The Bears are on a holiday break and don’t play again until December 3rd against Maryland-Eastern Shore.
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In college basketball, Texas A&M junior guard TJ Starks, a Lancaster High product, entered the transfer portal. He has been on indefinite suspension after a November 14th arrest for marijuana possession. The Aggies’ next game is Thanksgiving against Harvard in the first round of the Orlando Invitational. Tonight, TCU will play Wyoming in the M&M Resorts Main Event in Vegas. Tomorrow, SMU will host Hartford at Moody Coliseum, while UT-Arlington will tangle with Furman at the Battle 4 Atlantis in Elon, North Carolina.