(Frisco, TX) — Mike McCarthy will be the next head coach of the Cowboys. Multiple-outlets report the former Packers head coach will replace Jason Garrett, who did not have his contract renewed after an 8-and-8 season. It is reportedly a five-year contract. McCarthy coached Green Bay for 13 years, including nine playoff berths and winning the 2011 Super Bowl at the Cowboys stadium.
Texans Will Meet Chiefs Sunday
(Houston, TX) — The Texans will meet the Chiefs Sunday in Kansas City in the NFL post-season Divisional Round. Houston advanced with a 22-19 overtime victory Saturday over Buffalo. The Texas whipped the Chiefs 31-24 on October 13th in Kansas City, which ended the season with a six-game winning streak to clinch its fourth straight AFC West crown. The AFC South champions Texans are 11-and-6 after their wild-card victory.
Doncic Has Triple-Double In Dallas Win
(Dallas, TX) — Luka Doncic had 38 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the Mavericks clipped the Bulls 118-110 in Dallas. Dwight Powell scored 16 points and Tim Hardaway Junior 15 for the Mavericks, who are 4-and-3 in their last seven games. The Mavs remain home tomorrow to host the Nuggets.
Hot-Shooting Spurs Cool Off Bucks
(San Antonio, TX) — DeMar DeRozan drained a game-high 25 points on 11-of-15 shooting as the Spurs cooled off the Bucks 126-104 in San Antonio. Patty Mills added 21 points off the bench and Trey Lyles yanked down 12 rebounds as the Spurs ended a two-game slide. San Antonio shot 19-of-35 from three, more than 54-percent.
Indiana Pacers 115, Charlotte Hornets 104
Washington Wizards 99, Boston Celtics 94
Philadelphia 76ers 120, Oklahoma City Thunder 113
Orlando Magic 101, Brooklyn Nets 89
Denver Nuggets 123, Atlanta Hawks 115
Utah Jazz 128, New Orleans Pelicans 126
San Antonio Spurs 126, Milwaukee Bucks 104
Dallas Mavericks 118, Chicago Bulls 110
Sacramento Kings 111, Golden State Warriors 98
Rockets Play Tomorrow Without Westbrook
(Atlanta, GE) — The Rockets will play tomorrow night in Atlanta, but guard Russell Westbrook will rest. Houston has consistently held out Westbrook in one of back-to-back games all season. He will return Thursday to play in Oklahoma City, his former team. Eric Gordon will likely replace Westbrook in the lineup against the Hawks. Houston has won two straight and three of four for a Southwest Division-leading 24-and 11 record.
New York Islanders 1, Colorado Avalanche 0
Winnipeg Jets 3, Montreal Canadiens 2
Edmonton Oilers 6, Toronto Maple Leafs 4
Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Los Angeles Kings 2
Stars Will Return To Ice Tomorrow
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Stars will try to stretch their winning streak to five games when they open a four-game trip tomorrow night at the Los Angeles Kings. They will play the Ducks Thursday in Anaheim before concluding the journey with games at San Jose and Colorado before returning January 16th to Dallas.
College Football Bowl Games
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns 27, Miami (OH) RedHawks 17
(LendingTree Bowl at Mobile, AL)
Rhule Is Reportedly Front-Runner For Giants’ Job
(Undated) — Baylor head football coach Matt Rhule is reportedly the favorite to be the next coach of the New York Giants. He is scheduled to interview with the team today after interviewing last night with the Carolina Panthers. Rhule was born in New York City and was a Giants’ assistant coach in 2010. Rhule guided Baylor to a Sugar Bowl berth and an 11-3 record last season. Baylor has a buyout clause for Rhule that is supposedly more than 15-million dollars.
Tagovailoa Leaving ‘Bama For NFL Draft
(Tuscaloosa, AL) — Tua Tagovailoa is headed to the NFL. The Alabama quarterback announced his decision to enter this year’s draft, saying it was a difficult one. His season ended with a dislocated hip in November, but his recovery is on track. The Hawaiian helped ‘Bama win the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship.
Baylor Faces Demanding Basketball Week
(Waco, TX) — Fourth-ranked Baylor will face a taxing week on the basketball court. The 11-and-1 Bears will face number-21 Texas Tech tonight in Lubbock. On Saturday, Baylor will play at number-three Kansas. Baylor head coach Scott Drew is 0-and-12 at Allen Fieldhouse.
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In other area college basketball, UT-Arlington lost 66-54 to South Alabama at home. Tonight, TCU will play at Kansas State in Big 12 action, while Texas A&M is home against Ole Miss. Tomorrow, SMU will host UCF. The Mustangs are 11-and-2. Oklahoma will play at rival Texas. Thursday, West Texas A&M Buffs and Lady Buffs will be in Odessa to take on UT Permian Basin.