BC-TX--Texas Sports Digest 12 am, TX
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FBN--COWBOYS-BACK TO CALI
FRISCO, Texas _ Before he knew the next opponent, owner Jerry Jones likened the recovery of his Dallas Cowboys from 3-5 to their first playoff win in four years to a boom-or-bust wagon train headed to California. Lo and behold, Dallas is set for a divisional game Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams, not far from where the journey began in training camp north of L.A. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 700 words, photos.
_ FBN--NFL-PLAYOFFS TV RATINGS _ Fox’s telecast of Saturday night’s Seattle Seahawks-Dallas Cowboys game averaged 29.5 million while the weekend’s first game between the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans averaged 22.8 million on ESPN and ABC. SENT: 170 words, photos.
SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The College Football Playoff is not close to expanding. After a month of chatter about possible changes to the four-team playoff, the conference commissioners and university presidents who constitute the playoff brain trust have met at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose and quelled the speculation. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 370 words, photos.
_ FBC--ILLINOIS-MILLER _ Former Oklahoma receiver A.D. Miller will play for Illinois next season. Miller is joining the school he verbally committed to out of high school in the Dallas area in 2014. He eventually decommitted and had 21 receptions for 236 yards and four touchdowns in three seasons for the Sooners. SENT: 160 words.
DALLAS _ Brandon Ingram scored 29 points and Lonzo Ball added 21 as the Los Angeles Lakers handed the Dallas Mavericks a rare home loss, 107-97. By Dave Jackson. SENT: 750 words, photos.
HOUSTON _ James Harden scored 32 points, Clint Capela added a career-high 31 and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 125-113. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 750 words, photos.
_ BKN--BULLS-ROCKETS TRADE _ The Houston Rockets have traded Michael Carter-Williams and cash considerations to the Chicago Bulls for a protected second-round pick in the 2020 draft. The Bulls then waived the guard following the trade. SENT: 100 words.
DETROIT _ DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, and Gregg Popovich moved another step higher on the NBA’s career wins list as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 119-107. By Noah Trister. SENT: 600 words, photos.
AMES, Iowa _ Iowa State brought in Virginia’s Marial Shayok as a one-year transfer with the thinking that the Cyclones’ free-flowing offense would free him up to score like never before. So far, it’s working out better than either Shayok or the Cyclones ever thought it would. Shayok is averaging 20.1 points a game after perhaps his best performance yet in Saturday’s 77-60 blowout of Kansas. Iowa State (12-2, 2-0), which made its season debut in the Top 25 at No. 20, travels to face Baylor on Tuesday. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 600 words, photos.
_ BKC--TEXAS SOUTHERN-SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY _ Jeremy Combs had 17 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, John Jones added 12 points on four 3-pointers and Texas Southern beat Southern 77-67. SENT: 150 words.
_ BKC--PRAIRIE VIEW A&M-ALCORN STATE _ Darius Williams scored 20 points and Devonte Patterson scored 15 and Prairie View A&M beat Alcorn State 57-54. SENT: 70 words.
BKW--T25-WOMEN’S BKB POLL
NEW YORK _ Notre Dame has returned to the top spot in in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll, barely edging second-ranked Louisville, after former No. 1 UConn lost to then-No. 8 Baylor last week. UConn, which on Thursday saw its 126-game regular-season winning streak snapped, fell to third in the poll and Baylor moved up four spots to fourth. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 420 words, photos.
_ BKH--TABC RANKINGS
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