(Orchard Park, NY) — The Patriots scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull away for a 25-6 win over the Bills on Monday Night Football in Buffalo. James White’s one-yard run put New England ahead 18-6 and Devin McCourty returned an interception 84 yards for a TD to help seal the win. The Pats have won five straight to get to 6-and-2. Buffalo is 2-and-6.
Cowboys Fire Assistant Coach
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys fired offensive line coach Paul Alexander after only seven games. Head coach Jason Garrett said assistant offensive line coach Marc Colombo would replace Alexander. Former Cowboys offensive line coach Hudson Houck will serve as an adviser. This was Alexander’s first season on the Dallas staff after being a Cincinnati Bengals coach the previous 23 years.
Texans Visit Broncos Sunday
(Houston, TX) — The Houston Texans take their five-game win streak into Denver on Sunday for a battle with the Broncos. Houston is first in the AFC South at 5-and-3. The Texans go on a bye week following this game.
Texans’ Watson Cleared To Fly
(Houston, TX) — Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is cleared to fly with the team after having to travel by bus the last road game. Watson was dealing with rib and lung injuries that made flying a hazard, and rode 800 miles in a bus to the Jacksonville game in Week Seven. He’ll join the team on a plane when they travel to face Denver later this week.
Spurs Take Down Mavericks In OT
(San Antonio, TX) — Rookie Luka Doncic scored 31 points, but it was not enough as the Mavericks fell to the Spurs 113-108 in overtime in San Antonio. Dennis Smith Junior contributed 22 points. DeAndre Jordan hauled down 18 rebounds, but was held to eight points, the first time he did not have a double-double this season for the Mavericks, who are winless in four road games. Dallas will tangle with the Lakers tomorrow night in Los Angeles.
Rockets Host Blazers
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets are at home tonight as they host the Portland Trail Blazers. Houston sits at 1-and-4 and hopes to snap a three-game slide. The Blazers enter at 4-and-2 after beating Indiana last night.
Philadelphia 76ers 113, Atlanta Hawks 92
Portland Trail Blazers 103, Indiana Pacers 93
New York Knicks 115, Brooklyn Nets 96
Sacramento Kings 123, Miami Heat 113
Minnesota Timberwolves 124, Los Angeles Lakers 120
Milwaukee Bucks 124, Toronto Raptors 109
Golden State Warriors 149, Chicago Bulls 124
San Antonio Spurs 113, Dallas Mavericks 108 (OT)
Denver Nuggets 116, New Orleans Pelicans 111
Calgary Flames 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 1
Vancouver Canucks 5, Minnesota Wild 2
Stars Will Face Montreal Tonight
(Montreal, Quebec) — The Stars will continue their trip tonight against the Canadiens in Montreal. Dallas lost 4-2 to the Red Wings on Sunday to open a six-game journey east. The 5-and-5 Stars will play Thursday in Toronto.
Beltre Becomes Free Agent
(Arlington, TX) — Third baseman Adrian Beltre and three other Rangers became free agent with the World Series ending. Beltre, who turns 40 on April 7th, has yet announced whether he will come back next season. The other Texas free agents are pitchers Bartolo Colon, Yovani Gallardo and Tony Barnette. The club will likely nix the options of pitchers Matt Moore and Doug Fister, making them free agents.
Rangers Pitching Prospect Selected For AFL Stars Game
(Undated) — Rangers pitching prospect Demarcus Evans has been selected to the Arizona Fall League Stars Game on Saturday in Surprise. The 22-year-old, 6-foot-5, 275-pound reliever is 0-and-1 with a 4.50 ERA in five games with Surprise in the AFL. He struck out 103 in 56 innings last season in Class-A.
Six Astros Become Free Agents
(Houston, TX) — Six Astros from last season are now free agents, with the biggest name being Dallas Keuchel. Multiple reports state Houston will extend a one-year qualifying offer to Keuchel, who is expected to decline and test free agency. Charlie Morton, Tony Sipp, Martin Maldonado, Marwin Gonzalez and Evan Gattis are the other players whose contracts expired.
FC Dallas, Portland Timbers In Knockout Game Tomorrow
(Frisco, TX) — FC Dallas will host the Portland Timbers tomorrow night in a MLS Knockout Round playoff game at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. Dallas lost its final three regular season games to fall from first to fourth in the West with 57 points. The Timbers are fifth with 54 points.
College Football Roundup
(Undated) — It is back to the gridiron Saturday for area colleges. Number-15 Texas will host Number-10 West Virginia in a Big 12 showdown in the feature game. Also on Saturday, Baylor will play Oklahoma State in Waco, TCU will try to snap a three-game skid when it meets Kansas State in Fort Worth, Texas Tech will welcome number-seven Oklahoma to Lubbock, SMU will entertain Number-17 Houston in Dallas and North Texas State will be at Old Dominion. The West Texas A&M Buffaloes will host Texas A&M-Kingsville in their final game at Kimborough Memorial Stadium.