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Sports Update For Wednesday Dec. 5

Due to impending bad weather on Friday night, the Daingerfield Tigers game with Newton in Lufkin has been moved to Thursday night at 7:30. The game will be broadcast on KLAKE 97.7. Pittsburg will play Friday night 8:30 at the Star in Frisco. The game will be broadcast on STAR 96.9.

On the hardwood last night the North Lamar Pantherettes came from behind to defeat the Prairiland Lady Patriots 28–26. North Lamar trailed 10–2 after the first quarter.

The North Lamar boys took care of Clarksville on the road 45–33.

The Paris Wildcats lost to Mt. Pleasant 58–44 while the Lady Cats defeated Emory Rains 62–54.

The Chisum Mustangs defeated Cumby 57–16 while the Lady Mustangs fell to Bells 52–28.

And the Prairiland Patriots continued winning as they defeated Como Pickton 63–45 in a very physical game. After the game head coach Steven Weddle said his team is starting to get a little momentum going forward.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce volleyball team is ranked 21st in the final 2018 season national rankings. The Lions have now been nationally ranked in 12 consecutive AVCA polls.

The Lions had one of the most successful seasons in program history as the team won 30 matches. The Lions also won the Lone Star Conference Tournament Championship,

And the Dallas Mavericks continued their hot streak as they defeated the Portland Trailblazers 111–102. Rookie Luka Doncic led Dallas with 21 points. He also had 9 rebounds. The Mavericks have won 9 of their last 11 games and will be in New Orleans tonight.

According to ESPN, Jerry Jones said he expects left tackle Tyron Smith (stinger) to return this week against Philadelphia after missing the last two games. He also said when Sean Lee is ready to play, the veteran linebacker would reclaim his starting role and there would be a rotation at the spot with Lee, Jaylon Smith, and Leighton Vander Esch.

Urban Meyer is retiring as Ohio State’s coach after the Rose Bowl, and offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over as head coach beginning Jan. 2, the school announced. Meyer, who has coached Ohio State for the past seven seasons, formally announced he’s stepping down at a news conference in Columbus alongside Day and athletic director Gene Smith. The 54-year-old has battled the effects of an arachnoid cyst on his brain, which causes severe headaches, especially when under stress. Day served as Ohio State’s acting head coach for the first three games this season after the school suspended Meyer for mishandling the employment of former assistant coach Smith.
The USC Trojans have tabbed former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury to be their offensive coordinator. Kingsbury, 39, replaces Tee Martin, who was dismissed by coach Clay Helton as the Trojans’ offensive coordinator last week.

Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham will forgo his final season of eligibility and turn pro after the Tigers’ bowl game against Purdue. He announced the decision Tuesday afternoon on Twitter.

The Buffalo Bills on Tuesday waived veteran wide receivers, Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes. The team also placed center Russell Bodine, who broke his leg in Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins, on injured reserve. Defensive end Mike Love and cornerback Denzel Rice were signed off the practice squad to fill two of the open roster spots.

Former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant is heading to Missouri. Bryant announced his decision Tuesday night via Twitter, posting a video of game highlights and workouts, along with him reading the poem “The Test of a Man,” about overcoming adversity, with the hashtag #ShowMe. Bryant will have a chance to step in immediately for the Tigers, who say goodbye to four-year starter Drew Lock. Bryant was 16-2 as a starter for Clemson, including leading the Tigers to the College Football Playoff in 2017 and starting the first four games of this season.