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High School Football And Basketball In Today’s Sports Update

The Daingerfield Tigers took on defending state champion Newton last night and lost 79-12. Early turnovers in the game led to a short field for the Eagles and points each time. The Tigers end the season 9-4 and a good year for first-year head Coach Davin Nelson.

Tonight, The Pittsburg Pirates will also face defending state champion Pleasant Grove at the Star in Frisco. The Hawks beat the Pirates in October, 45-20. Pregame will be at 8:00 pm with kickoff at 8:30 pm on STAR 96.9.

In tournament basketball Thursday, the Paris Wildcats defeated Hope Arkansas 74-47. The North Lamar Panthers lost to Van Alstyne by 20.

Prairiland Patriots defeated Cambell 57-37. The Chisum Mustangs took care of Sunnyvale 57-45. And the Rivercrest Rebels defeated Troup 45-43. All five of those teams will be in action today as well.

In girls basketball Chisum hosts Leonard, North Lamar travels to Mt. Pleasant Chapel Hill and the Prairiland Lady Patriots host the Paris Lady Cats.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team led wire to wire in an 83-61 win over Dallas Baptist in the Field House on Thursday night. With the victory, the Lions head into the holiday break with a 9-2 record. The Lions are away from the court competitively until Sunday, December 30, when they host Texas A&M International at 4:00 pm.

The Dallas Stars host the San Jose Sharks tonight. While the Mavs play against Houston tomorrow and of course the Cowboys host Philly on Sunday afternoon.

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith is dealing with an infection caused by complications from multiple surgeries on his broken leg. Sources said that there is concern that Smith, 34, is dealing with a career-ending injury after breaking the tibia and fibula in his right leg during a Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans.

Another professional football league, the Freedom Football League,  has been created by former NFL players, including Ricky Williams, Terrell Owens and Simeon Rice, with the intention of “reimagining, rethinking, reinventing and reforming” the game. There are 50 former players among the approximately 100 stakeholders. Other early founders include former NFL players Byron Chamberlain, Jeff Garcia and Dexter Jackson.

Mike McCarthy says that he planned to “lay low and try to finish this professional chapter on the high road,” and said he was pondering whether to pursue a head-coaching job this offseason or take the year off and remain in Green Bay, where his family has deep roots. The Packers let McCarthy come back Tuesday to speak with his coaching staff and again Wednesday to address the players — something he didn’t get to do on Sunday after the decision was made.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa received the Walter Camp Award on Thursday night as the top player in college football. Tagovailoa, a sophomore, has thrown 37 touchdown passes to just four interceptions while leading the undefeated Crimson Tide to the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings.