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FRISCO, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott is set to face Atlanta a year after the star Dallas star running back’s six-game suspension started with a blowout loss to the Falcons that sparked a three-game losing streak and all but knocked the Cowboys out of the playoffs. The 2016 NFL rushing champ gets his shot at redemption coming off a huge game. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.
ASHBURN, Va. — After cornerback Josh Norman raved about Redskins fans on the road and complained about their behavior at home, the team returns to FedEx Field this weekend to face the Houston Texans in what will again be a referendum on their home-field advantage. By Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos.
OBIT-CAROLINE ROSE HUNT
DALLAS — Caroline Rose Hunt, a philanthropist, luxury hotel magnate and daughter of Texas oilman H.L. Hunt, has died at age 95. Family spokesman Andy Stern says Hunt suffered a stroke Oct. 31 and died Tuesday in Dallas. Services are pending. Hunt’s 14 siblings included sports tycoon and Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, who died in 2006, and oil executive Nelson Bunker Hunt, who died in 2014. SENT: 130 words, with photos. Moving on news, sports & business lines.
AUSTIN, Texas — Once upon a time, Jerrod Heard had the “juice.” He was the quarterback of the future for the Texas Longhorns and he’d just smashed Vince Young’s single-game school record with 527 total yards against California. Then all that juice dried up with a whole lot of losing. A fifth-year senior, Heard heads into his final home game this week against No. 18 Iowa State (6-3, 5-2 Big 12) as a fifth-option wide receiver and special teams guy for the No. 13 Longhorns (7-3, 5-2). But he’s still got the record. And he’s earned a whole lot of respect from his teammates for stepping up with a career-high six catches last week against Texas Tech. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 740 words, with photo.
HOUSTON — Alabama set an SEC record with 12 players taken in the 2018 draft including four in the first round. The top-ranked Crimson Tide are sure to have several high draft picks in next year’s draft, too, but there are players at many other SEC schools that are also likely to hear their names called in the first round of the 2019 draft. According to several mock draft boards the SEC could have first-rounders from as many as nine different schools. By Kristie Rieken. 850 words, with photos.
PHOENIX — The San Antonio Spurs visit the Phoenix Suns. By Jose Romero. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. CST.
DALLAS — The streaky Utah Jazz visit the Mavericks a week after beating Dallas handily at home to start their current run of three straight wins. The Mavericks have won three of four since a 2-7 start. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CST.
BKC--T25-SAM HOUSTON ST-CLEMSON
CLEMSON, S.C. — No. 19 Clemson finishes a three-game homestand to start the season when it faces Sam Houston State on Wednesday night. By Pete Iacobelli. 600 words. Game starts at 6 p.m. CST.
BKC--TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE-NORTH TEXAS
DENTON, Texas — Texas A&M-Commerce plays North Texas at UNT Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.
BKC--TEXAS SOUTHERN-SAN DIEGO ST
SAN DIEGO — San Diego State gets its final warmup before facing No. 1 Duke on Monday in Maui, hosting a Texas Southern team that lost by 37 at No. 3 Gonzaga on Saturday. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts 9 p.m. CST.
HOUSTON — Rice plays Houston at Health & PE Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.
DALLAS — Western Carolina plays SMU at Moody Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.
BKC--PRAIRIE VIEW A&M-TEXAS-RIO GRANDE VALLEY
EDINBURG, Texas — Prairie View A&M plays Texas Rio Grande Valley at UTRGV Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts 7 p.m. CST.
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Arizona Wildcats look to improve to 3-0 when they host UTEP. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. CST.
STILLWATER, Okla. — UTSA plays Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena. UPCOMING: 650 words. Game starts 7 p.m. CST.
BBO--CY YOUNG AWARDS
The BBWAA is set to announced the 2018 Cy Young Award winners. Mets ace Jacob deGrom is favored over Washington’s Max Scherzer in the NL, while Houston’s Justin Verlander, Cleveland’s Corey Kluber and Tampa Bay’s Blake Snell are are up for the AL award. By Jake Seiner. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
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