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Wednesday’s Sports


The coronavirus pandemic put stresses on the general election, so professional sports teams stepped up to offer their stadiums, arenas, and practice facilities as socially distant spaces to vote and conduct other election-related activities. Twenty-plus NBA teams and half of the NFL’s 32 franchises provided a place for people to vote or assisted with the process in different ways. Meanwhile, many Major League Baseball and NHL teams also put their stadiums and arenas in play on Election Day.

The Dallas Cowboys say quarterback Andy Dalton is out for Sunday’s game against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers. He is officially on the COVID-19 reserve list as Dallas faces a tea that is 7-0. Dalton suffered a concussion in Week 7 against the Washington Football Team. However, the team placed Dalton on the reserve/COVID-19 list reportedly does not have to do with the concussion.


Mookie Betts landed the National League Gold Glove award. In his first season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Betts claimed his fifth consecutive Gold Glove Award after winning four with the Boston Red Sox. Future note, don’t hit the ball anywhere around him.


The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats’ volleyball team remains in the first place by sweeping Pine Tree Tuesday night, and they are now 9-1 in the district and have a bye this Friday. Next Tuesday, Hallsville is on the menu.

In 4A Volleyball, Melissa advances, while Gilmer will face Lindale or Community. Farmersville will face the winner of Kaufman or Spring Hill. In 3A, Tatum and Sabine now face each other. Boyd will play Callisburg, who did in Prairiland. White Oak and Harmony also get together after advancing.