Wednesday Sports Update – Mavericks Take Down Warriors

(San Francisco, CA) — Dwight Powell scored a game-high 21 points as the Mavericks drubbed the Warriors 124-97 in San Francisco. Luka Doncic scored 20 points for Dallas, which led by as many as 30 points. The Mavs are 4-and-3 in their last seven games and will play tonight in Sacramento.

Rockets Fall In Memphis, Host Trail Blazers Tonight

(Memphis, TN) — Ja Morant hit 10 of 11 field goal attempts and finished with a team-high 26 points as the Grizzlies beat the Rockets 121-110 in Memphis to win their sixth straight. James Harden put up 37 shots to score 41 points in defeat. Clint Capela had 16 points and 16 boards for Houston, which is 4-and-2 in its last six games. Eric Gordon added 23 points off the bench. The Rockies return home tonight to host the Portland Trail Blazers to tipoff a four-game homestand.

Utah Jazz 118, Brooklyn Nets 107
Atlanta Hawks 123, Phoenix Suns 110
Memphis Grizzlies 121, Houston Rockets 110
Milwaukee Bucks 128, New York Knicks 102
LA Clippers 128, Cleveland Cavaliers 103
Dallas Mavericks 124, Golden State Warriors 97

Stars Shine Bright With OT Win At Colorado

(Denver, CO) — Esa Lindell scored at 1:54 into overtime to lift the Stars to a 3-2 victory over the Avalanche in Denver. Ben Bishop logged 41 saves for the Stars, who won for the seventh time in eight games. Jason Dickinson scored in the third period for Dallas to force the overtime after the Avs jumped out to a two-goal lead. The Stars return home tomorrow night to host the Buffalo Sabres.

Columbus Blue Jackets 3, Boston Bruins 0
Buffalo Sabres 4, Vegas Golden Knights 2
Toronto Maple Leafs 7, New Jersey Devils 4
Pittsburgh Penguins 7, Minnesota Wild 3
New York Islanders 8, Detroit Red Wings 2
Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Los Angeles Kings 3 (SO)
Chicago Blackhawks 3, Ottawa Senators 2 (OT)
Winnipeg Jets 4, Vancouver Canucks 0
Arizona Coyotes 6, San Jose Sharks 3
Edmonton Oilers 4, Nashville Predators 2
Dallas Stars 3, Colorado Avalanche 2 (OT)

Cowboys Linebacker Has Neck Surgery

(Frisco, TX) — NFL Network reports Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch underwent non-invasive neck surgery to correct nerve problems that led to him missing seven games last season. He is expected to be healthy before training camp begins.

Red Sox, Cora Part Ways Amid Sign-Stealing Scandal

(Boston, MA) — The Alex Cora era is over in Boston. The Red Sox issued a statement saying the two sides have mutually agreed to part ways amid MLB’s investigation into sign-stealing. Cora is linked to the Astros’ scandal as their bench coach in 2017 as well as another alleged sign-stealing scandal with Boston.

Astros To Look Outside To Replace Hinch

(Houston, TX) — Astros owner Jim Crane said he would look outside the organization to find a permanent replacement for manager A.J. Hinch. Crane fired Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow after MLB commissioner Rob Manfred suspended both for the season for their roles in the sign-stealing scandal. Bench coach Joe Espada could serve as the interim manager with spring training starting next month. Crane said he would be in charge of baseball operations until a GM is hired.

Baylor To Interview Virginia Tech Football Coach

(Waco, TX) — Baylor will interview Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente in the next 24 hours as he has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Matt Rhule, who left the Bears for the Carolina Panthers. The Hokies are 33-and-20 in Fuente’s four seasons. LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is also reportedly on the Baylor radar.

Top-25 Men’s Basketball (Coaches’ Poll)
Clemson Tigers 79, #3 Duke Blue Devils 72
#6 San Diego State Aztecs 64, Fresno State Bulldogs 55
#7 Kansas Jayhawks 66, Oklahoma Sooners 52
#10 Louisville Cardinals 73, Pittsburgh Panthers 68 (OT)
#11 Dayton Flyers 79, VCU Rams 65
#13 West Virginia Mountaineers 81, TCU Horned Frogs 49
#15 Villanova Wildcats 79, DePaul Blue Demons 75 (OT)
Wisconsin Badgers 56, #17 Maryland Terrapins 54
#19 Ohio State Buckeyes 80, Nebraska Cornhuskers 68
#23 Texas Tech Red Raiders 77, Kansas State Wildcats 63
#24 Iowa Hawkeyes 75, Northwestern Wildcats 62

College Basketball Roundup

(Undated) — In area college basketball, number-13 West Virginia destroyed TCU 81-49. The Frogs dropped to 12-and-4. LSU edged by Texas A&M 89-85 in overtime in College Station. Number-23 Texas Tech won 77-63 at Kansas State. Tonight, SMU will play at Houston in an AAC game, Baylor will host Iowa State and Texas will play at Oklahoma State. Tomorrow, Texas will play at Southern Miss, while The West Texas A&M Buffs/Lady Buffs host Angelo State in Basketball Thursday in Canyon (Lady Buffs at 5:30/Men at 7:30).