The Mavs’ 20-year old sensation Luka Doncic recorded his 13th triple-double of the season and the 20th of his career in a 127-123 win over Sacramento last night. Doncic finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds, and 17 assists. He is the youngest player ever to record a 25-15-15 triple-double and he is only shy of Jason Kidd’s team record 21. Kristaps Porzingas was scheduled to make his return but was a late scratch from the lineup. Porzingas is battling knee soreness. Dallas will host Portland on Friday night.
The Paris Junior College men’s basketball team lost on the road last night 91-80 to Panola College. The Dragons had four players in double figures led by Starlin Hamilton’s 16.
The Paris Junior College women’s team fell to number four ranked Trinity Valley 68-53.
Panther fans can show their support of the North Lamar Panther Baseball team by attending a steak dinner at 6:00 pm on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Heritage Hall located at 1009 W. Kaufman St. in Paris. The fundraiser is a chance to back the baseball program and mix and mingle with other supporters and coaches. Tickets may be purchased for $100 each by contacting Jason Stephens at 903-516-3595.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class of 2020 was revealed on Wednesday morning after a blue-ribbon panel selected 15 members for induction. Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson was previously revealed this past weekend as a member of the 2020 class. Also making the team was former Cowboys safety Cliff Harris. Harris appeared in five Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys as a safety with the team from 1970-79, winning two. He was named to the Pro Bowl in six consecutive seasons from 1974 until his retirement.
In total, thirteen members of the 15-member class were revealed Wednesday morning on NFL Network. Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, former NFL Films president Steve Sabol, former Pittsburgh Steelers’ safety Donnie Shell, and Dallas Cowboys’ safety Cliff Harris, Former Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver Harold Carmichael, Chicago Bears’ tackle Jim Covert, Green Bay Packers’ defensive back Bobby Dillon, New York Jets’ tackle Winston Hill, Detroit Lions’ defensive tackle Alex Karras, Chicago Cardinals tackle Duke Slater, Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Mac Speedie, Bears defensive end Ed Sprinkle and New York Giants’ general manager George Young are also among the Centennial Class. Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher and Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson learned they would be a part of the class this past weekend.
The New York Giants interviewed former Dallas Cowboy’s head coach Jason Garrett on Wednesday to be their offensive coordinator. The Giants recently requested permission to speak with Garrett about their head-coaching position before hiring Joe Judge. They needed permission because Garrett was still under contract. His contract with the Cowboys expired Tuesday, and the Giants brought him in to talk about being one of Judge’s top assistants.
Future Hall of Fame wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals to play a 17th season, all with the only NFL team he has played for. The team announced the signing on Wednesday morning and did not disclose terms of Fitzgerald’s one-year deal, but he has earned $11 million in each of the past four seasons.
The post-championship exodus at LSU Tigers hit another gear Wednesday as seven underclassmen declared for the NFL draft. Gone next season will be the team’s leading rusher, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, leading pass-catcher Justin Jefferson, leading tackler Jacob Phillips, and the nation’s top defensive back, Jim Thorpe Award winner Bran Delpit. Center Lloyd Cushenberry, III, left tackle Saahdiq Charles and inside linebacker Patrick Queen announced their decisions to turn pro earlier Wednesday.
The Missouri State University has hired Bobby Petrino as its new coach, the school announced Wednesday morning. Petrino, 58, will be introduced this morning at a news conference at JQH Arena in Springfield. He last coached at Louisville in 2018 but was fired after a 2-8 start to the season. Petrino went 77-35 in two stints as Louisville coach and has an overall record of 119-56 as a college coach at Louisville, Western Kentucky, and Arkansas.