(Frisco, TX) — The Cowboys will return to the practice field to start preparing for a Sunday night matchup with the Vikings at home. Dallas is coming off a 37-18 road win over the Giants. The Cowboys were behind 9-3 when a black cat entered the MetLife Stadium field late in the second quarter and delayed action. The Cowboys outscored the Giants 34-9 after the cat ran into a tunnel under the bleachers and improved to 5-and-3.

Charlotte Hornets 122, Indiana Pacers 120 (OT)
Boston Celtics 119, Cleveland Cavaliers 113
Atlanta Hawks 108, San Antonio Spurs 100
Oklahoma City Thunder 102, Orlando Magic 94
Los Angeles Lakers 118, Chicago Bulls 112
Denver Nuggets 109, Miami Heat 89

Mavericks Home Tonight

(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks are home for their next two games, facing the Orlando Magic tonight and the New York Knicks on Friday. The Mavs are 4-and-2 after winning Sunday 131-111 in Cleveland. Luka Doncic  had 29 points, 15 assists and 14 rebounds in the victory.

Rockets Home Tonight Against Warriors

(Memphis, TN) — The Rockets will host the Golden State Warriors tonight. Houston may be without Eric Gordon, who is nursing a sore left hamstring. Gordon scored 16 points in the 107-100 win Monday in Memphis as the Rockets improved to 4-and-3.

Stars Continue Hot Streak, Top Avalanche

(Dallas, TX) — Radek Faksa scored a pair of goals as the Stars beat the Avalanche 4-1 in Dallas. Ben Bishop stopped 36 shots for Dallas, which won for the seventh time in eight games. Corey Perry and Jason Dickinson also lit the lamp for Dallas. The Stars are off until Sunday when they open a four-game Canadian trip at Winnipeg.

Vegas Golden Knights 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
New York Islanders 4, Ottawa Senators 1
Philadelphia Flyers 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1
Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Los Angeles Kings 1
Montreal Canadiens 5, Boston Bruins 4
New Jersey Devils 2, Winnipeg Jets 1 (SO)
Dallas Stars 4, Colorado Avalanche 1
Calgary Flames 4, Arizona Coyotes 3 (OT)
San Jose Sharks 4, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Minnesota Wild 4, Anaheim Ducks 1
St. Louis Blues 2, Vancouver Canucks 1 (OT)

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated) — In college basketball action, number-12 Texas Tech rolled over Eastern Illinois 85-60 number-18 Baylor blasted Central Arkansas 105-61 to tipoff the season in Waco. Jared Butler led the Bears with 30 points, while MaCio Teague had 18 points and 10 boards. Also, SMU beat Jacksonville State 74-64 at Moody Coliseum, Texas topped Northern Colorado 69-45 in Austin and North Texas defeated Oklahoma Christian 79-40 in Denton. TCU waits until tomorrow to begin its season, facing Southwestern at Schollmaier Arena.

College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches’ Poll)
#2 Kentucky Wildcats 69, #1 Michigan State Spartans 62 (at New York, NY)
#4 Duke Blue Devils 68, #3 Kansas Jayhawks 66 (at New York, NY)
#5 Louisville Cardinals 87, Miami (FL) Hurricanes 74
#6 Florida Gators 74, North Florida Ospreys 59
#7 Gonzaga Bulldogs 95, Alabama State Hornets 64
#8 Maryland Terrapins 95, Holy Cross Crusaders 71
#10 Villanova Wildcats 97, Army Black Knights 54
#12 Texas Tech Red Raiders 85, Eastern Illinois Panthers 60
#13 Seton Hall Pirates 105, Wagner Seahawks 71
#14 Oregon Ducks 71, Fresno State Bulldogs 57
#15 Memphis Tigers 97, South Carolina State Bulldogs 64
#18 Baylor Bears 105, Central Arkansas Bears 61
#19 Utah State Aggies 81, Montana State Bobcats 73
#20 Saint Mary’s Gaels 65, Wisconsin Badgers 63 (OT) (at Sioux Falls, SD)
#21 Xavier Musketeers 76, Jacksonville Dolphins 57
#23 Auburn Tigers 83, Georgia Southern Eagles 74
#25 Tennessee Volunteers 78, UNC Asheville Bulldogs 63

Ohio State Tops First College Football Playoff Rankings

(Undated) — Ohio State is number-one in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. The Buckeyes are followed by LSU, Alabama and Penn State in the top-four. Clemson checks in at number-five, with Georgia, Oregon, Utah, Oklahoma and Florida rounding out the top-10. The top four at the end of the season will meet in the national semifinals.

College Football Roundup

(Undated) — In college football Saturday, number-12 and undefeated Baylor will play at TCU. Quarterback Andy Delton, a fifth-year graduate transfer who started the first two TCU games, has left the team. Texas A&M  is off this weekend.  After having last week off, Texas will host 16th-ranked Kansas State. Number-25 SMU will try to rebound from its first loss of the season when it hosts East Carolina. The North Texas Mean Green will be at Louisiana Tech. Texas Tech will go to West Virginia. West Texas A&M will be at Texas A&M-Kingsville.