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Cowboys Cut Maher Plus High School Hoops In Today’s Sports Update

With seven seconds left in regulation, Prairiland’s Caitlyn Folse found Hannah Murdock for a layup that tied their game with Paris at 51 all. It was Paris though that walked away with the win in overtime 60-59.

Tonight at Paris it will be the home debut for the Wildcats as they host Mt Pleasant. At North Lamar, the Pantherettes will host Clarksville while the boys play Rains at home.

Chisum hosts Blue Ridge in girls and boys hoops. While the Prairiland boys host Como Pickton. Both Rivercrest teams travel to Honey Grove. While the scooper boys are at Dekalb, the Cooper girls travel to Whitewright. The Detroit boys host Bells while the girls face Ector at home.

Five senior members of the Sulphur Springs Wildcat Football team have made the all-state academic team. Campbell Cody, Cameron Kaufert, and Chase Haney made the Second-Team and Zach Tiemeyer and Brandon Zavala were Honorable Mentions.

Don’t forget Paul Pewitt will take on the undefeated East Bernard Brahmas Friday night at 7:30 pm at Waco ISD Stadium in the state semi-finals. No tickets will be presold, and can only be purchased at the gate. If you can’t get to Waco, you can hear the game on STAR Country 96.9, and online at

The Dallas Cowboys have released kicker Brett Maher, who leads the NFL with 10 missed field goal attempts this season, and signed veteran Kai Forbath. Forbath, 32, was cut last week by the New England Patriots after he subbed for an injured Nick Folk and made one field goal attempt and 1 of 2 points after tries in a loss to the Houston Texans. Forbath has made 85.8% of his kicks (121 of 141) in a career with five teams.

On Monday, in conjunction with the Texas Rangers, the Frisco RoughRiders announced that former major league catcher Bobby Wilson will serve as the RoughRiders’ ninth manager in franchise history for the 2020 season. Additionally, Wilson will be joined by Jeff Andrews (pitching coach), Josue Perez (hitting coach) and Jonathan Gelnar (assistant coach).

And the Dallas Stars will host the New Jersey Devils st the AAC. Puck drops at 7:30.

In Monday night Football, Carson Wentz threw two touchdown passes, including the game-winner in overtime, as the Philadelphia Eagles came back to beat the NY Giants 23-17. The win puts then atop the NFC East.

Cincinnati Bengals’ Coach Zac Taylor said Monday the NFL is investigating an incident involving a Patriots video crew taping in the press box during Sunday’s game against the Browns. The incident in question involved a Patriots scout who was being filmed while working on a team feature called “Do Your Job.”  An official for the Bengals, who were playing at Cleveland on Sunday, saw a member of the video crew wearing a Patriots shirt and alerted the league, which confiscated the video.

LSU’s quarterback Joe Burrow, Oklahoma’s quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State teammate’s quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young is headed to New York this weekend as finalists for the Heisman Trophy. The 85th edition of the award for the most outstanding college football player will be announced Saturday in a ceremony televised on ESPN beginning at 7:00 pm.

Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals have reached agreement on a seven-year, $245 million deal. That deal surpasses the previous high for a pitcher’s contract, set by David Price when he signed a seven-year, $217 million deal with the Boston Red Sox. Strasburg also has the highest annual average value, eclipsing Zack Greinke’ $31.5 million. Both records might not last long, with former Houston Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole drawing interest.

The NBA announced Monday that it has denied the Houston Rockets’ protest of their 135-133, double-overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs last week. At issue was a James Harden breakaway dunk with 7:50 remaining that would have given the Rockets a 104-89 lead. The ball whipped through the net and back over the rim before bouncing off, and the officiating crew mistakenly ruled that Harden missed the dunk and denied Houston coach Mike D’Antoni’s attempt to challenge the call.