Wednesday Sports Update – Cowboys Get Ready For Eagles

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(Arlington, TX) — The Cowboys will have a short week before facing the Eagles Sunday in Philadelphia. Dallas is coming off a 28-14 loss to the Titans on Monday night. That loss dropped the Cowboys to 3-and-5 and put coach Jason Garrett on the hot seat. The defending Super Bowl champ Eagles are well rested, coming off a bye week. They are 4-and-4.

Mavericks End Slide, Whip Wizards

(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks ended a six-game losing streak with a 119-100 win over the Wizards in Dallas. Rookie Luka Doncic led Mavericks scorers with 23 points, while Wesley Matthews had 22. Harrison Barnes contributed 19 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. The Mavs will play tonight at Utah. Dallas is winless in five road games.

Rockets Visit Thunder Tomorrow

(Houston, TX) — The Rockets look to increase their win streak as they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder tomorrow. Houston is 4-and-5 overall and has won its past three games. The Rockets are also on the road Saturday night when they visit the Spurs. The next home game is Sunday against Indiana.

NBA
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Charlotte Hornets 113, Atlanta Hawks 102
Dallas Mavericks 119, Washington Wizards 100
Brooklyn Nets 104, Phoenix Suns 82
Portland Trail Blazers 118, Milwaukee Bucks 103

Stars End Long Trip With Loss

(Columbus, OH) — The Stars lost 4-1 to the Blue Jackets in Columbus to complete a six-game trip. The Stars went 3-2-and-1 on their eastern swing. Jamie Benn scored on a third period power play for Dallas. The Stars return home tomorrow night against San Jose.

NHL
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Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Dallas Stars 1
New York Rangers 5, Montreal Canadiens 3
Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Vegas Golden Knights 1
Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Edmonton Oilers 2
Detroit Red Wings 3, Vancouver Canucks 2 (SO)
Ottawa Senators 7, New Jersey Devils 3
St. Louis Blues 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1
San Jose Sharks 4, Minnesota Wild 3
Los Angeles Kings 4, Anaheim Ducks 1

Astros’ McCullers Undergoes Tommy John

(Houston, TX) — Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Junior will miss all of 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. McCullers was 10-and-6 this season with a 3.18 ERA. The 25-year-old has 29 career wins since debuting with Houston in 2015.

College Basketball Round Up

(Undated) — Some Area colleges tipped off their basketball season last night. In a shocker Baylor lost 72-69 to Texas Southern in Waco, Texas Tech crushed Incarnate Word 87-37, Texas topped Eastern Illinois 71-59, UT-Arlington whipped UT-Tyler 90-66 and North Texas walloped Angelo State in Denton. Tonight, Number-21 TCU will open against CSU-Bakersfield in Fort Worth and Savannah State will be at Texas A&M. SMU will wait until tomorrow to start its season, entertaining Northwestern State.

College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches’ Poll)
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#1 Kansas Jayhawks 92, #10 Michigan State Spartans 87 (at Indianapolis, IN)
#3 Duke Blue Devils 118, #2 Kentucky Wildcats 84 (at Indianapolis, IN)
#4 Gonzaga Bulldogs 120, Idaho State Bengals 79
#5 Virginia Cavaliers 73, Towson Tigers 42
#6 Tennessee Volunteers 86, Lenoir-Rhyne Bears 41
#7 North Carolina Tar Heels 78, Wofford Terriers 67
#8 Villanova Wildcats 100, Morgan State Bears 77
#9 Nevada Wolf Pack 86, BYU Cougars 70
#12 Auburn Tigers 101, South Alabama Jaguars 58
#14 Syracuse Orange 66, Eastern Washington Eagles 34
#15 Florida State Seminoles 81, Florida Gators 60
#16 Oregon Ducks 84, Portland State Vikings 57
#18 Michigan Wolverines 63, Norfolk State Spartans 44
#20 UCLA Bruins 96, Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons 71
#22 Purdue Boilermakers 90, Fairfield Stags 57
#23 Clemson Tigers 100, The Citadel Bulldogs 80
#24 Washington Huskies 73, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 55
#25 Nebraska Cornhuskers 106, Mississippi Valley State 37

‘Bama, Clemson, ND, Michigan Top Four In CFB Playoff Rankings

(Undated) — Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan hold the top-four spots in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings. Alabama and Clemson remain 1-2, while ND and Michigan both moved up one spot. Georgia is fifth, followed by Oklahoma, LSU, Washington State, West Virginia and Ohio State. The top-four at the end of the regular season will compete in the national semifinals. The West Texas A&M Buffs will close out their season in Wichita Falls against Midwestern State.

College Football Preview

(Undated) — It is back to the gridiron Saturday for area colleges. Texas will play at Texas Tech. The Longhorns have dropped to 19th in the college playoffs poll after back-to-back losses. Baylor will play at Number-22 Iowa State. TCU will be at Number-9 West Virginia. SMU will play at one-win UConn. Texas A&M will entertain Mississippi in College Station. North Texas will be at Old Dominion.

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