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Here is this week’s Quarterfinal Football Playoff schedule: The Daingerfield Tigers will take on Newton in Lufkin on Friday night at 7:30 on KLAKE 97.7. Pittsburg will play Friday night at 8:30 at the Star in Frisco. The game will be broadcast on STAR 96.9.
Area basketball tonight as the season moves on. The North Lamar Panthers will be in Clarksville while the Pantherettes travel to Princeton.
The Paris boys will go to Mt Pleasant. While the Lady Cats will host Emory Rains.
Prairiland will be traveling as the boys visit Como-Pickton and the girls are at Clarksville. And the Chisum Lady Mustangs will be at Bells.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team steadily pulled away on the way to a 76–52 win over Central Baptist College in the Field House on Monday night. The win brings the Lions to 8–2 overall on the season, with one game before the holiday break.
Lions’ senior forward Tyree Robinson has been named the Lone Star Conference Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Week. The senior from Fall River, Mass., was the Lions’ top rebounder and rim defender in a 2–0 start to the LSC season with wins over Angelo State and Texas A&M-Kingsville.
The Dallas Stars took care of Edmonton 4–1 at home last night. Jamie Ben scored again for Dallas. It’s his 5th goal in six games. Dallas will host San Jose on Friday.
Carolina Panthers Coach Ron Rivera announced Monday that he will take over defensive play calling in a staff shakeup that includes firing defensive line coach Brady Hoke and assistant secondary coach Jeff Imamura. The changes came less than 24 hours after the Panthers (6-6) lost their fourth straight game, a 24-17 setback at Tampa Bay, to fall deeper into the hole for an NFC wild-card playoff spot.
In Monday Night Football, The Washington Redskins lost another quarterback. They lost another game, too. Losing to the Eagles 28-13. Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy broke his right fibula Monday in a 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, ending his season in only his second start this season. He’s also the second Redskins starting quarterback to suffer such a fate. Alex Smith broke his fibula and tibia in Week 11.
Former NFL linebacker and Detroit Lions general manager Matt Millen is in the hospital awaiting a heart transplant and needs one “fairly soon.” Millen has been suffering from, a rare disease that would eventually require the surgery. Two months ago to the day, Millen stepped away from his work as a broadcaster with the Big Ten Network to focus on his health, and presumably, prepare for a potential transplant. King reported that Monday was the 68th day that Millen has been waiting for a transplant in an undisclosed hospital in New Jersey. Millen will be in the hospital until he receives a new heart.
The Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed running back Charcandrick West. West is in line to serve as a backup to Spencer Ware, who carried 14 times for 47 yards and a touchdown during the Chiefs’ 40-33 victory Sunday over the Oakland Raiders. Kansas City (10-2) has had to shuffle its running-back depth chart after waiving the previous starter Kareem Hunt, following the release of a video that shows the second-year player shoving and kicking a woman during a February altercation
The Chicago Bulls fired head coach Fred Hoiberg Monday after a 5-19 start to the season. Associate head coach Jim Boylen has been promoted to head coach.