Thursday Sports Update – Cowboys Host Bills For Traditional Thanksgiving Day Game
(Arlington, TX) — The Dallas Cowboys will battle the Buffalo Bills in their annual Thanksgiving Day game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Dallas has traded wins and losses over its last four games since its bye week. The ‘Boys fell to the Patriots 13-9 in Foxborough this past Sunday. They still lead the NFC East at 6-and-5, but just one game ahead of the Eagles. The Bills have won back-to-back games over the Dolphins and Broncos to get to 8-and-3. Buffalo still trails New England by two games in the AFC East, but currently holds a two-game lead over several teams for the top wild card spot in the AFC. Our pregame coverage begins this afternoon at 2:30 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
NFL Thanksgiving Tripleheader Today
(Undated) — Three games highlight the NFL’s Thanksgiving tripleheader. In the opener, the Detroit Lions play host to the division-rival Chicago Bears. The second game will feature the Dallas Cowboys at home against the Buffalo Bills. The New Orleans Saints will visit the Atlanta Falcons in the nightcap.
Texans Host Patriots Sunday
(Houston, TX) — The Texans are back on the practice field preparing for a Sunday home game with the New England Patriots. Houston leads the AFC South with a 7-and-4 record, while the Patriots top the AFC East with a 10-and-1 mark. The Texans have had little success against the Patriots in franchise history, losing eight of nine regular season games and going 0-and-2 in the postseason.
Rockets Turn Down Heat
(Houston, TX) — James Harden scored 34 points in the Rockets’ 117-108 win over the Heat in Houston. Russell Westbrook had 27 points and Danuel House Jr. 23 as Houston snapped a three-game skid. The Rockets are home again Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks.
T’wolves Top Spurs
(San Antonio, TX) — Karl-Anthony Towns totaled 23 points, 14 rebounds and six assists as the Timberwolves topped the Spurs 113-101 in San Antonio. Andrew Wiggins netted a game-high 26 points for Minnesota, which won its second straight after losing four of its previous five games. The T’wolves are 10-and-8 overall. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points and DeMar DeRozan added 20 for the Spurs. San Antonio has lost 10 of its lats 11 games to fall to 6-and-13 overall.
Trail Blazers Blitz Thunder
(Portland, OR) — Damian Lillard scored 27 points as the Trail Blazers took down the Thunder 136-119 in Portland. C.J. McCollum added 22 points for Portland. Hassan Whiteside posted a double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who have won two straight. Abdel Nader led the Thunder with 23 points. Chirs Paul added 16 for Oklahoma City, which has lost six-of-eight.
Orlando Magic 116, Cleveland Cavaliers 104
Charlotte Hornets 102, Detroit Pistons 101
Philadelphia 76ers 97, Sacramento Kings 91
Indiana Pacers 121, Utah Jazz 102
Boston Celtics 121, Brooklyn Nets 110
Toronto Raptors 126, New York Knicks 98
Milwaukee Bucks 111, Atlanta Hawks 102
LA Clippers 121, Memphis Grizzlies 119
Houston Rockets 117, Miami Heat 108
Minnesota Timberwolves 113, San Antonio Spurs 101
Washington Wizards 140, Phoenix Suns 132
Los Angeles Lakers 114, New Orleans Pelicans 110
Portland Trail Blazers 136, Oklahoma City Thunder 119
Golden State Warriors 104, Chicago Bulls 90
Mavericks Face Suns Tomorrow Night
(Phoenix, AZ) — The Mavericks will open a three-game trip tomorrow night against the Suns in Phoenix. Dallas had its five-game winning streak snapped Tuesday in a 114-99 home loss to the Clippers. The Mavs are 11-and-6.
Stars Home Tomorrow Versus Blues
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars are home tomorrow night against the Blues. Dallas’ seven-game winning streak ended Tuesday with a 3-0 loss in Chicago. The Stars are 15-9-and-2 after beginning the season 1-7-and-1.
Washington Capitals 4, Florida Panthers 3
Calgary Flames 3, Buffalo Sabres 2 (OT)
Philadelphia Flyers 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2
Toronto Maple Leafs 6, Detroit Red Wings 0
St. Louis Blues 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 3
Boston Bruins 2, Ottawa Senators 1
Pittsburgh Penguins 8, Vancouver Canucks 6
New York Rangers 3, Carolina Hurricanes 2
Vegas Golden Knights 4, Nashville Predators 3 (OT)
Arizona Coyotes 4, Anaheim Ducks 3 (SO)
Colorado Avalanche 4, Edmonton Oilers 1
Winnipeg Jets 5, San Jose Sharks 1
Los Angeles Kings 4, New York Islanders 1
Rangers, Gibson Agree On Three-Year Contract
(Arlington, TX) — Multiple-outlets report the Rangers have signed free agent right-hander Kyle Gibson to a three-year, 30-million dollar contract. Gibson went 13-and-7 with a 4.84 ERA last season with the Twins. The deal is pending a physical.
College Football Roundup
(Undated) — In college football tomorrow, TCU will host West Virginia, and Texas will entertain Texas Tech. On Saturday, Baylor, which has clinched a spot in the Big 12 championship game opposite Oklahoma on December 7th, will wrap up its regular season at Kansas. Tulane is at SMU. UAB will be at North Texas. Texas A&M will play at number-two LSU.
College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches’ Poll)
#3 Michigan State Spartans 75, UCLA Bruins 62 (Maui Invitational)
#4 North Carolina Tar Heels 76, Alabama Crimson Tide 67 (Battle 4 Atlantis)
#5 Kansas Jayhawks 90, Dayton Flyers 84 (Maui Invitational)
#6 Virginia Cavaliers 46, Maine Black Bears 26
#7 Gonzaga Bulldogs 94, Southern Miss Golden Eagles 69 (Battle 4 Atlantis)
#10 Oregon Ducks 71, #13 Seton Hall Pirates 69 (Battle 4 Atlantis)
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In college basketball, SMU demolished Hartford 90-58 at home to go to 6-and-0. The Ponies are home tomorrow against Abilene Christian. Texas-Arlington fell 58-57 to Furman in a first-round game at the Battle 4 Atlantis in Elon, North Carolina. Texas Tech will host Iowa tonight. Also today, Texas A&M will play Harvard to open the Orlando Invitational. Saturday, Texas hosts McNeese State. Number-18 Baylor is off until Tuesday when it hosts Maryland-Eastern Shore.