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Thursday’s Sports


Here is a close shave. The Kansas City Chiefs had 20 people, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes, other players, and staff members, in line for a haircut Sunday with a barber who tested positive for COVID-19. Backup center Daniel Kilgore was in the chair when the Chiefs pulled the barber once they had his COVID-19 test results.


Dallas Mavericks 122 – Hawks 116

Thunder 104 – Houston Rockets 87

San Antonio 111 – Timberwolves 108

New Orleans 123 – Suns 101


Dallas is at Columbus at 6:00 pm Thursday


They paused the No. 14 ranked South Florida Bulls were because of COVID-19 issues within the women’s basketball program on Jan. 21. Since the initial positive test, they’ve had other individuals test positive over the last two weeks, including one on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays.


Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach David Bailiff announced the 2021 National Signing Day class, with 23 new Lions signing letters of intent on Wednesday. The class features numerous all-state and all-district picks, team captains, as well as academic all-stars. The Lions will begin spring practices in the coming weeks to prepare for the Fall 2021 season, which will feature seven home games.

The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team returns to action in the Field House on Thursday night, hosting nationally-ranked Dallas Baptist University for the first of a pair of divisional games. The game time is 7:30 in the Field House with A&M-Commerce is 5-3 overall and 4-3 in the Lone Star Conference. DBU is 10-2 overall and in LSC play.


NTCC has a road trip Thursday at Arkansas Rich Mountain starting at 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm. The baseball and softball teams are at home Saturday. Softball takes on Cisco at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, while baseball faces Arkansas Rich Mountain at 1:00 and 3:30 pm.


Wednesday was National Signing Day for high school athletics. Dylan Fluellen heads to Northwestern State, his teammates Jaydon Griffin and Brycen Jimmerson both signed with Northwestern Oklahoma State, and Luke Watson becomes a Lumberjack at SFA. Paul Pewitt had four with Rhys Kelley and Kadrien Johnson going to Henderson State, Tanor Mines, Mary Hardin, and Demarcus Hill to Louisiana.

Paul Pewitt, New Boston, and Dekalb are in a three-way tie for the district championship. It assumes all three teams win the final district game Friday, which is highly likely. Dekalb won the coin toss and has a bye to play the Monday seeding game-winner between Paul Pewitt and New Boston. The loser Monday will be the third seed, the loser Tuesday the second seed, with the Tuesday winner the district season champ.