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Luka Returns As Mavs Win Plus Paris Holiday Tourney Tips Off In Today’s Sports Update

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After missing the previous four games with an ankle injury, Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic returned to the court last night against the San Antonio Spurs. Luka finished with 24 points, ten rebounds and eight assists in their 102-98 win over the Spurs. Dallas will be on the road Saturday as they face Golden State.

The Prairiland lady Patriots outscored Anna 36-15 in the second half as they came back to win 51-48 in the Leonard tournament.

At the Paris Holiday tournament, the host team went 2-0 defeating North Forney and Hope Arkansas. Other local teams include North Lamar going 1-1 on day one. Detroit lost both of their games. Rivercrest also went 0-2 in the tournament. Clarksville finished both of their games with a win.

Friday, the tournament continues at 8:00 am. Clarksville will play Hot Springs. At 9:30, Rivercrest will play Waxahachie Life wile Detroit and Greenville play each other. Then at 12:30, Paris plays Kilgore while North Lamar faces off against Willis.

The college football playoff gets underway Saturday. At 3:00 pm, LSU and Oklahoma play in the Peach Bowl. And at 7:00 pm the Clemson Tigers face Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.

And we are two days away from finding out if Jason Garrett will be allowed to coach another week for the Cowboys. Dallas and Washington play at 3:25 on Sunday. A Dallas win and a Philly loss would give the Cowboys the NFC East championship. A Philly win or a Cowboys loss and the Eagles claim the division.

Tight end Jason Witten knows Sunday could be his final game after 16 seasons but said he doesn’t envision it being his final game as the Cowboys can still qualify for the playoffs. He expects to announce his future plans quickly after the season.

In bowl action yesterday, Ina low scoring contest the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs shut out Miami 14-0 in the Independence Bowl. In the Quick lane Bowl, Pittsburg holds on to beat Eastern Michigan 34-30.

A lot of bowl games going on Friday starting at 11:00 am with the Military Bowl with North Carolina taking on Temple.  At 2:20 pm, it’s Michigan State and Wake Forest in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. At 5:45 pm, it’s the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl with No. 25 Oklahoma State taking on Texas A&M.  At 7:00 pm on FS1, it will be No. 22 USC vs. No. 16 Iowa in the Holiday Bowl. And, at 9:15 pm it’s the Cheez-It Bowl with Air Force taking on Washington State. All these games are on ESPN, except for the Holiday Bowl.

The College football playoff starts Saturday with LSU vs. Oklahoma in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl at 3:00 pm. Then, it’s Clemson vs. Ohio State at 7:00 pm in the Fiesta Bowl. Both games are on ESPN.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire was a no-show for No. 1 LSU at Thursday’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl media day, and coach Ed Orgeron said he isn’t sure if the running back will be able to play in Saturday’s College Football Playoff semifinal against No. 4 Oklahoma at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Washington quarterback Jacob Eason, a top-five NFL prospect at the position announced Thursday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the draft. Eason threw for 3,132 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season. He capped the year and his final collegiate game by throwing for 210 yards and a touchdown as the Huskies upset No. 19 Boise State in the Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday.

A stat correction from Sunday’s New York Giants’ victory over the Washington Redskins allowed Markus Golden to earn a $1 million incentive. Golden received the early Christmas gift Tuesday when he was informed that a half-sack of Dwayne Haskins early in the third quarter this past week was being changed to a full sack.