(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys will try to snap the Saints’ 10-game winning streak tomorrow 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 this afternoon at 5 for the Sports Drive and Dallas Cowboys Huddle live at Beef O’ Brady’s – 34th & Coulter in the Summitt Shopping Center. We will be talking about the Cowboys win over the Redskins and tomorrow’s game with the Saints. We will also give away a Dallas Cowboys cap and have great food & drink specials.
Irving Away From Team
(Frisco, TX) — Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving has not been with the team this week. He is away as he continues to deal with personal issues. Irving has appeared in only two games this year and has not played since suffering a high ankle sprain on October 21st. He won’t suit up the Saints, the fifth straight game he has missed. Linebacker Sean Lee won’t play against New Orleans because of a hamstring issue. The team is optimistic he could return to practice next week.
Texans Aiming For Nine Consecutive Wins
(Houston, TX) — The Texans will be aiming for their ninth straight win Sunday when they host the Cleveland Browns. Houston won a franchise-record eight in a row on Monday when it doubled Tennessee 34-17. J.J. Watt leads the AFC with eleven-and-a-half sacks. The Browns are 4-6-and-1 after winning their last two games.
Memorial Celebration Planned For McNair
(Houston, TX) — A Celebration of Life for Houston Texans founder Bob McNair is scheduled for Friday. McNair died last Friday at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife Janice, two sons, two daughters, ten granddaughters, five grandsons, and two great-grandsons. McNair founded the Texans to replace the Houston Oilers, who left town in 1997 and became the Tennessee Titans. The celebration starts at 2 p.m. at NRG Stadium and is open to the public.
Mavericks Returning To Court Tonight
(Houston, TX) — The Mavericks are back in action tonight in Houston. Point guard Dennis Smith Junior could return to the Dallas lineup after being out with a right wrist injury. The Mavs are 9-and-9 after starting the season 2-and-7. The Rockets have lost three straight to drop to 9-and-10.
Rockets Home Tonight Against Mavericks
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets return home tonight against the Dallas Mavericks. Houston is coming off an 0-and-3 trip to Detroit, Cleveland and Washington. James Harden scored a season-high 54 points and Eric Gordon added 36 in a 135-131 overtime loss Monday to the Wizards. The Rockets are 9-and-10.
Detroit Pistons 115, New York Knicks 108
Atlanta Hawks 115, Miami Heat 113
Toronto Raptors 122, Memphis Grizzlies 114
Indiana Pacers 109, Phoenix Suns 104
Denver Nuggets 117, Los Angeles Lakers 85
Oilers Dim Stars In OT
(Edmonton, Alberta) — Mikko Koskinen rejected 28 shots as the Oilers bested the Stars 1-0 in overtime in Edmonton. Oscar Klefbom scored with 2:18 left in the overtime period for Edmonton. Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin made 30 saves. The Stars have lost four of their last five. The Stars are back on the ice tonight in Calgary, the third stop on this four-game trip.
Ottawa Senators 4, Philadelphia Flyers 3
Buffalo Sabres 3, San Jose Sharks 2 (OT)
Anaheim Ducks 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 1
Carolina Hurricanes 2, Montreal Canadiens 1
Vegas Golden Knights 8, Chicago Blackhawks 3
Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Winnipeg Jets 3
Arizona Coyotes 4, Minnesota Wild 3
Colorado Avalanche 3, Nashville Predators 2
Edmonton Oilers 1, Dallas Stars 0 (OT)
Los Angeles Kings 2, Vancouver Canucks 1 (OT)
College Football Wrap Up
(Undated) — While the college regular football season is over, five area schools are waiting on 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.
Alabama Still First, Georgia Now Fourth In CFP Rankings
(Undated) — Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Georgia are the top-four in the penultimate College Football Playoff rankings. The Bulldogs moved into the fourth spot after previous number-four Michigan lost at Ohio State on Saturday. The Buckeyes are now sixth, right behind fifth-ranked Oklahoma. The final rankings and playoff semifinalists will be announced on Sunday.
State Bill Would Require Annual Thanksgiving Game Between UT, A&M
(Austin, TX) — A proposed state law would require an annual football game between UT and Texas A&M during Thanksgiving weekend. Republican state Representative Lyle Larson of San Antonio officially filed the Restore the Rivalry Bill on Tuesday. The bill would require the Aggies and Horns to play a regular-season game either on Thanksgiving or the Friday or Saturday of the holiday weekend. The two schools haven’t played each other since 2011, when they were both in the Big 12. A&M joined the Southeastern Conference the following year.
College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches’ Poll)
#3 Duke Blue Devils 90, Indiana Hoosiers 69 (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)
#6 Nevada Wolf Pack 79, Loyola Chicago Ramblers 65 (MWC/MVC Challenge)
Louisville Cardinals 82, #8 Michigan State Spartans 78 (OT) (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)
Penn State Nittany Lions 63, #12 Virginia Tech Hokies 62 (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)
#15 Iowa Hawkeyes 69, Pittsburgh Panthers 68 (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)
#22 Wisconsin Badgers 79, North Carolina State Wolfpack 75 (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)
College Basketball Round Up
(Undated) — In area college basketball last night, Baylor held off South Dakota 63-57 in Waco, SMU topped Lamar 79-65 at Moody Coliseum, UT-Arlington lost 72-58 at Tulsa and North Texas fell 73-57 at Oklahoma. Tomorrow: SMU will host McNeese. Friday, Central Michigan is at TCU and Texas will host Radford. Saturday: Baylor is at Wichita State, UT-Arlington will host UT Rio Grande Valley and Number-19 Texas Tech and Memphis will tangle in the Naismith Invitational in Miami.
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