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Thursday’s Sports


Sulphur Springs High School senior football players, Jakobe Yarborough & Colt Silman, signing day at the SSISD Multipurpose Building on campus.
Yarborough intends to play college football at Hendrix College and Silman intends to play at East Texas Baptist University.  Photo by Drew Ivery


If you are into sport, you know the buzz everywhere that the NFL and three teams head to the courtroom. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross responded late Wednesday night to allegations made by Brian Flores in a lawsuit a day earlier, calling them “false, malicious and defamatory” and promising to defend his “personal integrity” and that of the organization. Tuesday, former Coach Flores filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against the NFL and three teams, the Dolphins, New York Giants, and Denver Broncos, alleging racial discrimination in hiring practices. As part of the lawsuit, Flores alleges that Ross offered him $100,000 per loss during the 2019 season, his first as head coach, in an attempt to “tank” to strengthen the value of the Dolphins’ draft pick.



Houston (15-36) 115 – Cavaliers (31-21) 104

Oklahoma City (16-34) 120 – Mavericks (29-23) 114


Heat at San Antonio 7:30 pm


Texas A&M Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher spent part of his news conference about national signing day responding to those accusing the Aggies of having $30 million to spend on a player’s name, image, and likeness benefits. Fisher said coaches, college administrators, and the media in and out of the SEC spread the bogus information on social media.

Wednesday marked the 2022 National Signing Day, and athletes all around Texas made their college plans official. Sulphur Springs Wildcat’s Colt Silman inks with Marshall’s ETBU, and Jakobe Yarbrough gets a green card to cross the Arkansas border for Conway and Hendrix College.


Today is one of the most anticipated days on the Texas high school sports calendar, as the University Interscholastic League hosts its biennial Realignment Day. The boxes are in place for the knife at 9:00 this morning across the state. Region 8 is the site for this area.

They canceled Paris Junior High Basketball vs. Pleasant Grove on Thursday (Feb 3) and Paris Girls Soccer vs. Argyle on Friday (Feb 4). In addition, they canceled the Regional Swim for Friday and Saturday (Feb 4-5) and moved it to Monday and Tuesday (Feb 7-8). Boys Soccer and Girls Basketball on Friday, a decision will be made Thursday afternoon, depending on the weather status. 



Winnsboro 10-0

Mt Vernon 9-2

Chapel Hill MP 7-3

Mineola 5-5

Quitman 4-7

Harmony 2-9

Winona 0-10