(Houston, TX) — Deshaun Watson accounted for three touchdowns as the Texans outlasted the Titans 34-17 on Monday Night Football in Houston. Watson threw for a pair of scores to Demaryius Thomas and rushed for another in the win. Lamar Miller ran for 162 yards on 12 carries, which included a 97-yard touchdown. The Texans have won eight straight games after starting the season 0-and-3. Marcus Mariota cleared 300 yards passing and threw for a pair of scores for Tennessee. He was also sacked six times as the Titans dropped to 5-and-6.
Coutee Injures Hamstring In Victory
(Houston, TX) — Texans rookie receiver Keke Coutee suffered a hamstring injury in 34-17 triumph over the Titans. The fourth-round pick out of Texas Tech had two catches for 14 yards before exiting in the third quarter.
Cowboys Preparing For Saints
(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys will try to snap the Saints’ 10-game winning streak on Thursday night at AT&T Stadium. Dallas has won three straight to move into a first-place tie with the Redskins in the NFC East. New Orleans tops the NFL by completing 76 percent of its passes. Dallas ranks 28th in allowing opponents to complete 69 percent of their passes. Dallas is 6-and-5, while the Saints are 10-and-1. Join us for the Dallas Cowboys Huddle tomorrow evening at six at Beef O’Brady’s – 34th & Coulter in the Summit Shopping Center. We will be talking about the Cowboys win over the Redskins and we will be giving away a Dallas Cowboys womens cap.
Cowboys Guards Return To Practice
(Frisco, TX) — Starting offensive guards Xavier Su’a-Filo and Zack Martin returned to practice as limited participants. Both are expected to play against the Saints. Tackle Tyron Smith was held out the second straight day with a neck injury. He could be a game-time decision. Defensive end Taco Charlton was a full participant and appears ready to return after missing the previous three games with a shoulder issue.
Wizards Trip Rockets In OT
(Washington, DC) — James Harden and Eric Gordon combined to score 90 points for the Rockets, but they lost 135-131 in overtime to the Wizards in Washington. Harden scored a season 54 points, but missed five of seven field goal attempts in the fourth quarter and committed 11 turnovers. Gordon added 36 points in defeat. Houston went 0-and-3 on their trip to Detroit, Cleveland and Washington. The Rockets return home tomorrow to face the Dallas Mavericks.
Spurs Edge Bulls In Chi-Town
(Chicago, IL) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as the Spurs rallied past the Bulls 108-107 in Chicago. DeMar DeRozan had a team-high 21 points for San Antonio. The Spurs have won two-of-three to climb back to .500 at 10-and-10. The Bulls dropped their third straight to fall to 5-and-16.
Mavericks Returning To Court Tomorrow
(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks return to action tomorrow night in Houston. Dallas is coming off a 113-104 home victory over Boston on Saturday to even its record at 9-and-9. The Mavs opened their season 2-and-7.
Charlotte Hornets 110, Milwaukee Bucks 107
Washington Wizards 135, Houston Rockets 131 (OT)
Minnesota Timberwolves 102, Cleveland Cavaliers 95
San Antonio Spurs 108, Chicago Bulls 107
Boston Celtics 124, New Orleans Pelicans 107
Indiana Pacers 121, Utah Jazz 88
Golden State Warriors 116, Orlando Magic 110
Stars Play Tonight In Edmonton
(Edmonton, Alberta) — The Stars are on the ice tonight in Edmonton. Dallas opened a four-game trip Saturday with a 2-1 loss at Colorado after giving up two late third-period goals. The Stars are 12-10-and-2. The Oilers have lost four of their last five and are 10-11-and-2.
New York Rangers 4, Ottawa Senators 2
Washington Capitals 4, New York Islanders 1
Florida Panthers 4, New Jersey Devils 3 (OT)
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Boston Bruins 2
Columbus Blue Jackets 7, Detroit Red Wings 5
North Carolina Bringing Back Mack Brown
(Chapel Hill, NC) — The Mack is back at North Carolina. Multiple reports say Mack Brown has agreed to return to the sidelines as head football coach of the Tar Heels. The 67-year-old previously coached North Carolina from 1988 to 1997 before leaving for the University of Texas. He left the Longhorns after 2013 and had been working at ESPN.
College Football Wrap Up
(Undated) — While the college regular football season is over, five area schools are waiting on their bowl assignments. Baylor and TCU became bowl-eligible with both picking up their sixth victory last weekend. Texas A&M, Texas and North Texas are also bowl eligible. The Longhorns will meet Oklahoma in the Big 12 football championship game Saturday at AT&T Stadium. Bowl pairings will be announced Sunday after the four playoff teams are selected.
College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches’ Poll)
#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs 102, North Dakota State Bison 60
Texas Southern Tigers 89, #21 Oregon Ducks 84
Nebraska Cornhuskers 68, #24 Clemson Tigers 66
#25 Mississippi State Bulldogs 88, Alcorn State Braves 65
College Basketball Round Up
(Undated) — In area college basketball, TCU whipped Eastern Michigan 87-69 in Fort Worth behind Kouat Noi’s 27 points. Today, Baylor will host South Dakota, SMU will welcome Lamar to Moody Coliseum, North Texas will be at Oklahoma and UT-Arlington will play at Tulsa.