(Arlington, TX) — The Cowboys cooled off the Saints with a 13-10 win on Thursday Night Football at Dallas. The Cowboys built a 13-0 lead at the half and held on to win their fourth in-a-row. Dallas is now alone atop the NFC East at 7-and-5. New Orleans was limited to 176 yards of total offense and had its 10-game winning streak snapped to fall to 10-and-2.
>>Jets Hold On To Beat Blackhawks
(Winnipeg, Canada) — Nikolaj Ehlers scored a hat trick as the Jets held on to beat the Blackhawks 6-5 in Winnipeg. Dominik Kahun and Artem Anisimov both lit the lamp for the Hawks in the third to make it a one-goal game. Chicago dropped to 9-12-and-5 following its fourth loss in five games. The Blackhawks travel to play the Predators tomorrow night.
(Toronto, Ontario) — The Raptors outlasted the Warriors 131-128 in overtime in a matchup of two of the NBA’s top teams in Toronto. The Raptors have won seven straight and won the league’s best record at 19-and-4. Two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry returns tomorrow when the Warriors play the Pistons in Detroit. He’s missed the last 11 games with a groin injury.
>>College Football Championship Weekend Begins Tonight
(Undated) — Championship weekend in college football kicks off tonight. Washington plays Utah in the Pac-12 title game in Santa Clara. Tomorrow, Alabama and Georgia square off in the SEC championship, Oklahoma takes on Texas for the Big 12 title, Clemson clashes with Pittsburgh for the ACC crown, and Ohio State plays Northwestern for the Big Ten title.
(Lincoln, NE) — The Illinois men’s basketball team opens Big Ten play on the road Sunday against Nebraska. The Illini are 2-and-5 after losing to Notre Dame in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Tuesday night. The Cornhuskers come in at 6-and-1 following a victory over Clemson Monday.
(New York, NY) — The Bears travel to play the Giants Sunday at the Meadowlands. Chicago is 8-and-3, while New York comes in at 3-and-8. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports the Bears are planning for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to sit out for a second straight game. Backup QB Chase Daniel will start in his place.
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts look to extend their winning streak on Sunday as they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars. Indy is 6-and-5 and has won its past five games. Andrew Luck has thrown at least three touchdown passes in each of the past eight games. He was also named AFC Player of the Month yesterday. The Jags are on a seven-game slide and sit at 3-and-8. Cody Kessler will start at quarterback in place of the benched Blake Bortles.
>>Former Seahawks Star Sherman Bitter Over Seattle Departure
(Santa Clara, CA) — Former Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman is still upset with how his time in Seattle ended. Now with the 49ers, he says he shouldn’t have been released after his Achilles injury, the Seahawks should have won another Super Bowl, and he has no real relationship with former teammate Russell Wilson. The 49ers visit Seattle on Sunday.
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs are sending Tommy La Stella to the Angels. The team traded the pinch-hitting specialist to LA yesterday for a player to be named or cash considerations. La Stella spent the past four seasons with the North Siders, hitting .273 with 34 doubles, nine homers, and 63 RBI. He set a single-season Cubs record with 24 pinch-hits last season.
>>Padres Reportedly Adding Richards To Rotation
(San Diego, CA) — The Padres are adding former Angels ace Garrett Richards to their rotation. Yahoo! Sports reports the two sides have agreed to a two-year contract that includes a guaranteed 15-million-dollars. Richards is expected to miss all of 2019 recovering from Tommy John surgery. The 30-year-old went 5-and-4 with a 3.66 ERA in 16 starts for LA this season.