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HS Hoops Plus Lions Finish At No. 9 In Today’s Sports

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District basketball rolls on for Chisum and Prairiland tonight. The Chisum Lady Mustangs at one and one will host the Cooper Lady Bulldogs. While the Mustangs will host Cooper in their district opener.

The zero and one Prairiland Lady Patriots will be at home facing Winnsboro. The Patriot boys will also host Winnsboro in their district opener.

In non-district action, the Paris boys will be in Greenville while the Lady Wildcats host Hugo. The North Lamar Pantherettes travel to Sulphur Springs. while the North Lamar boys will host Hugo.

Other games:

Boys
Pittsburg at Mt Pleasant
Mt Vernon at Chapel Hill
Hughes Springs at Daingerfield

Girls
Mt Vernon at Chapel Hill
Hughes Springs at Daingerfield

The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team is ranked No. 9 in the final 2018 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll. The Lions went 10-3 in 2018 for their third consecutive year with double-digit victories. A&M-Commerce advanced to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the fourth straight season and the regional semifinal round for the third straight year.

The Dallas Mavericks begin a four-game road trip tonight in Denver. The Nuggets currently have the best record in the western conference.

And the Dallas Stars will be home against the Calgary Flames tonight.

 

In Monday night football it was a clash of division rivals as the Saints traveled to Carolina in what turned out to be a low scoring kick fest. New Orleans held on to win it 12-9.

Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Nick Foles will remain the team’s starting quarterback in Week 16 against the Houston Texans. Pederson told reporters that the Eagles want to give the injured Carson Wentz another week to recover from his back injury and that they will not put Wentz on injured reserve yet. Foles, last season’s Super Bowl MVP, led Philadelphia to an unlikely 30-23 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night.

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year, becoming the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998. Kelly received 16 of 58 first-place votes from AP college football poll voters and 81 total points. Alabama’s Nick Saban was second with 16 first-place votes and 66 points, and UCF first-year coach Josh Heupel was third with 33 points, five first-place votes.

There is only one bowl game tonight, the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl with UAB vs. Northern Illinois. The game is at 6:00 pm on ESPN.

The Kansas Jayhawks sat atop Monday’s latest men’s college basketball poll for a second straight week. Kansas, Duke, and Tennessee were 1-2-3 for the second straight week. Michigan and Virginia each claimed one first-place vote, helping them climb into the top five. The rest of the top 10 featured Nevada at No. 6, followed by Auburn, Gonzaga, North Carolina, and Michigan State. Texas Tech dropped from 11th to 12th.

The New York Yankees gave pitcher CC Sabathia a $500,000 performance bonus, even though the 38-year-old left-hander was ejected from his final regular-season start six outs shy of the 155 innings specified in his contract for the payment. Sabathia hit Tampa Bay’s Jesus Sucre starting the sixth inning on Sept. 27 with his 55th pitch of the night, retaliation for Andrew Kittredge throwing a pitch behind Austin Romine in the top half.