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Monday’s Sports

On a drizzly Sunday night in front of a prime-time television audience, the Dallas Cowboys opened the 2023 season in perfect fashion. With every facet of their game firing on all cylinders, the visitors dominated in a 40-0 victory at the rival New York Giants.



Saints (1-0) 16 – Titans (0-1) 15

Ravens (1-0) 25 – Texans (0-1) 9

Cowboys (1-0) 40 – Giants (0-1) 0

The opening season started with Noah Igbinoghene (E-bin-NAW-guh-ME) returning a blocked field goal attempt, and the Cowboys never looked back. It was the most significant shutout win in franchise history. Before Sunday, that distinction belonged to a 38-0 win against the Baltimore Colts in 1978. The Cowboys did a 40-0 win over the Giants. The Cowboys sacked Daniel Jones seven times. It was the most sacks in a season opener by a Dallas defense since it had nine in 1994. Next will be the Jets.



Astros (82-62) 12 – Padres (67-77) 2

Rays (88-56) 6 – Mariners (79-64)

Rangers (78-64) 9 – Athletics (44-99) 4


Rangers (78-64) at Toronto Blue Jays (80-63) at 6:07 pm

Athletics (44-99) at Houston Astros (82-62) at 7:10 pm

The Rangers (76-64), with 20 games remaining over the next three weeks, got only their second series victory in their last seven. They won for only the sixth time in their previous 22 games, a span when they have gone from a three 1/2-game lead in the AL West to .003 behind division foe Seattle (79-64) for the American League’s third and final wild-card spot.


The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team suffered a 36-4 loss at the hands of No. 9/8 ranked Sacramento State on Saturday night in Hornet Stadium. The Lions drop to 0-2 on the season, while the Hornets are 2-0. Sacramento State, who advanced to the NCAA FCS Playoff Quarterfinals last season, ranked No. 8 in the AFCA Coaches Poll and No. 9 in the Stats Perform FCS poll.

The good times have continued for the Texas A&M University-Commerce volleyball team on Saturday afternoon. The Lions picked up a 3-1 win over the UAB Blazers and won two in a row to close out the Blazer Classic, beating Alabama on Friday evening and now the Blazers on Saturday afternoon. A&M-Commerce improves to 4-7 on the season, playing its first Southland Conference contest next Thursday. UAB is 2-6 on the season.


Mother Nature stopped the Mt Pleasant vs. Liberty-Eylau game Friday night, meaning Mt Pleasant is still 2-0. Next up is Frisco Emerson at Sam Parker Field. Sulphur Springs checked off Hallsville with a 35-21 victory. Next is a home game against Van Alstyne Friday.

Three former outstanding Sulphur Springs Athletes will be recognized before this week’s football game in the Wildcat Hall of Honor.

A reception in honor of All-State offensive lineman Mason Y’Barbo, Division I athlete Fred McGill and tennis state qualifier Betty Sue Chubb Gooch will be held 5:15 pm Friday in the Hopkins County Civic Center. All are invited to attend. The honorees will then be announced on the field before the

Chisum ISD Superintendent Tommy Chalaire visited the hospital after a car hit the JV HS football player Thursday afternoon. The student was alert and conversing with his visitors and appreciated the cards and messages his fellow athletes and classmates sent. The 16-year-old’s condition is stable, but doctors have not disclosed the exact nature of his injuries.

Mt Pleasant decided to change its tennis match date to Tuesday, September 12, at 4:00 here at Mt Pleasant due to rain on Thursday.