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ATLANTA — Brett Maher shook off a missed extra point and kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play, giving Dallas a 22-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday after the Cowboys squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. Matt Ryan threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones for Atlanta’s only touchdown with 1:52 remaining to tie the game. But Dallas drove 51 yards in 10 plays, setting up Maher’s winning kick as time expired. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 600 words, photos.
LANDOVER, Md. — Justin Reid returned an interception 101 yards to help the Houston Texans overcome a mistake-prone Deshaun Watson and beat the Washington Redskins 23-21 on Sunday for their seventh consecutive victory. Washington’s loss came at a significant price when quarterback Alex Smith suffered a gruesome ankle injury on a sack in the third quarter. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 640 words, photos.
— BC-FBH--Class 2A Playoffs. SENT: 800 words.
SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 18 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs fended off a late rally to beat short-handed Golden State 104-92, extending the Warriors’ skid to three games. By Raul Dominguez. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Jordan Murphy scored 14 points, Amir Coffey added 12 points, and Minnesota hit 10 of 14 free throws in the closing minutes to hold off Texas A&M 69-64 in the Vancouver Shootout. By Tim Booth. SENT: 750 words.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Shea Feehan made five 3-pointers and scored 20 and Noah Frederking added 16 points to propel Evansville to an 85-63 victory over Texas Southern on Sunday. John Hall grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to go with nine points for the Purple Aces (2-2). Feehan sank 7 of 12 shots from the floor to help Evansville shoot 47 percent (39 of 64). SENT: 210 words.
UC DAVIS-UT ARLINGTON
ARLINGTON, Texas — Brian Warren scored 18 points, Radshad Davis scored 12 and UT Arlington beat UC Davis 68-59 on Sunday. Warren missed 11 of 15 shot attempts but made all eight of his free throws; six coming in the last 43 seconds to keep the Aggies at arm’s length. SENT: 170 words.
TEXAS STATE-WITHERS FIRED
SAN MARCOS, Texas — Texas State has fired coach Everett Withers after he guided the Bobcats to just seven victories in three seasons. The Bobcats fell to 3-8 on Saturday with a 12-7 loss to Troy. They were 2-10 in each of Withers’ first two seasons at the Sun Belt Conference school that has been playing at the FBS level since 2012. SENT: 150 words.
NEW YORK — Esa Lindell scored twice during Dallas’ four-goal second period and the Stars beat the New York Islanders 6-2 Sunday. Alexander Radulov had two goals and an assist, Tyler Seguin had a goal and two assists, and Roope Hintz also scored for the Stars, who have won two straight. Jamie Benn had three assists, Jason Spezza had two to top 900 points in his career, and Ben Bishop stopped 37 shots. By Vin A. Cherwoo. SENT: 650 words, photos.
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