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High School Basketball Plus Lions Honored In Today’s Sports Update

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In district play last night the Chisum Lady Mustangs defeated number ten ranked Winnsboro 48-47. It was number one ranked Chapel Hill defeating the Prairiland Lady Patriots 77-36.

In non-district action, the North Lamar Pantherettes lost to Emory Rains 36-22. North Lamar had it with four at 24-20 but Rains finished the game on a 12-2 run.

The Prairiland Patriots took care of Avery 60-45. It was the North Lamar Panthers losing in Melissa 60-55. Jay Walters led the Panthers with 22 points.

The Paris Wildcats took care of Princeton 77-66. With the win, Head Coach Billy Mack Steed reaches the 300-win milestone for the Wildcats. He has a record of 300 wins and 77 losses in 12 years at Paris. He has an overall record of 531 wins and 195 losses in 24 years at the varsity level.

Texas A&M University-Commerce linebacker Brucks Saathoff has been nominated for the Cliff Harris Award, which is presented to the top small college defensive player representing Division II, Division III, and the NAIA. Kicker Kristov Martinez and linebacker Garrett Blubaugh have been named to the Google Cloud Academic Division II All-America® teams.

The Dallas Mavericks host Atlanta tonight while the Dallas Stars are in Anaheim to face the Ducks.

The Minnesota Vikings have fired first-year offensive coordinator John DeFilippo following Monday night’s 21-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the team announced Tuesday. Quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski has been promoted to replace DeFilippo on an interim basis and will handle play-calling duties for the remaining three games of the regular season.

What had been threatened since the first week of the season became reality Tuesday when the city of Oakland announced it has filed a federal lawsuit against the Raiders and the NFL. The suit puts into question where the Raiders will play in 2019, the season before their planned move to Las Vegas. In a news release announcing the suit, which also referred to the NFL as a “cartel,” Oakland City Attorney Barbara J. Parker “recommended and the Oakland City Council authorized filing the lawsuit to recover damages resulting from the Raiders’ illegal move to Las Vegas.

The Toronto Blue Jays have released shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, making him a free agent, it was announced Tuesday. Tulowitzki, 34, has two years and $38 million remaining on his contract — $20 million for next year, $14 million for 2020 and a $4 million buyout of the 2021 team option — but has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons. He missed the entire 2018 season after having surgery to remove bone spurs from both heels in early April.

The Philadelphia Phillies and outfielder Andrew McCutchen have agreed to a deal. According to multiple reports, McCutchen will receive a three-year, $50 million contract. The deal includes a team option for the 2022 season. The 32-year-old, a five-time All-Star and the 2013 National League MVP, batted .255 with 20 homers and 65 RBIs in 155 games last season with the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees.

NASA has offered to show Stephen Curry proof the United States landed on the moon in 1969 after the Golden State Warriors star said in a podcast that he didn’t believe the event ever happened. Curry addressed the reaction to his comments on Monday night. “I’ve got a lot of interesting feedback from some ex-NASA astronauts that I’m planning on having a conversation with. “So some good is going to come out of this, for sure.”