5:20 PM EST, Sun November 18, 2018
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Stars' top line powers Dallas to rout of Islanders to begin road trip

Stars' top line powers Dallas to rout of Islanders to begin road trip

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- The Stars wandered the wilderness for six weeks, begrudgingly adapting and adjusting to life without one of the league's best lines. Through ineffectiveness and injuries, line-shuffling and post-ringing, Dallas was missing goal-scoring from its top line of Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov.They'd comprised one of the league's most dynamic lines beginning last season, but had largely been quiet in the month leading into the Stars' 6-2 thrashing of the Islanders on Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn. They showed up Sunday.Benn, Seguin and Radulov each had three points...
50 mins ago
Best in Texas poll (Week 12): Texas returns to unanimous No. 1 after topping Iowa State; SMU plummets after loss to Memphis

Best in Texas poll (Week 12): Texas returns to unanimous No. 1 after topping Iowa State; SMU plummets after loss to Memphis

With one week left in the regular season, Texas not only kept its spot atop the Best in Texas rankings for the ninth straight week -- it further solidified it, reclaiming all 12 of the first-place votes. The Longhorns' win over Iowa State on Saturday night means they're a Week 13 win over Kansas away from qualifying for the Big 12 Championship Game, and it got the two voters who gave their first-place votes to Texas A&M last week to change their minds this week.On the heels of a convincing win over UAB, Texas A&M is the unanimous choice at No. 2. Despite losing to Kansas State, Texas Tech...
1 hour ago
Redskins QB Alex Smith suffers gruesome leg injury vs. Texans with Thanksgiving game at Cowboys looming

Redskins QB Alex Smith suffers gruesome leg injury vs. Texans with Thanksgiving game at Cowboys looming

It's a potentially division-altering injury.While the Dallas Cowboys were taking on the Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday, Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith was carted off the field with an air cast on his injured right ankle after being sacked by Houston Texans defenders J.J. Watt and Kareem Jackson midway through the third quarter of their game in Landover, Md.Warning: Graphic content follows.Former Texas Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy stepped in for Smith and should be the starter when the Redskins travel to Arlington for the Thanksgiving Day game against the Cowboys.More to come on...
1 hour ago
WATCH: Cowboys rookie LB Leighton Vander Esch grabs his second interception after pass goes through Calvin Ridley's hands

WATCH: Cowboys rookie LB Leighton Vander Esch grabs his second interception after pass goes through Calvin Ridley's hands

When the Cowboys selected linebacker Leighton Vander Esch over receiver Calvin Ridley in the 2018 NFL draft, some thought it was a mistake. With Sean Lee out with an injury and the Cowboys traveling to Atlanta, it set the stage for Vander Esch and Ridley to meet for the first time this season.And Vander Esch made the most of it.Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw a pass that deflected off Ridley's hands and Vander Esch intercepted the pass off the deflection. It was his second straight game with an interception. The Cowboys went on to score after the interception off a 23-yard rush from...
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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he wouldn't trade Dak Prescott for two first-round draft picks

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he wouldn't trade Dak Prescott for two first-round draft picks

Jerry Jones won't stop talking about it.The Cowboys owner doubled down on Dak Prescott as the team's quarterback of the future following the Monday Night Football loss to Tennessee earlier this month, saying the 2016 fourth-round pick would be getting a contract extension.He basically tripled down Sunday before the game against Atlanta, saying the following to Clarence Hill of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram:"When I say man, he's our future. I don't know how we could ask for more, to have this opportunity for him to progress the way he has," Jones said. "If someone walked in here right now and...
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For second time this season, Stars and Jim Montgomery use unorthodox lineup

For second time this season, Stars and Jim Montgomery use unorthodox lineup

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- The Stars and coach Jim Montgomery dressed 11 forwards and seven defensemen for Sunday afternoon's game against the Islanders, marking the second time this season Dallas has done so.Stars forwards Brett Ritchie (healthy scratch) and Tyler Pitlick (sick) missed the game, while recently called up forward Roope Hintz and defenseman Ben Gleason entered the lineup. Montgomery also used this arrangement against the Kings on Oct. 23.The arrangement calls for more bench management from Montgomery, mixing and matching his forwards to create different line combinations. When he did so...
4 hours ago
National reaction from Texas' win over Iowa State: Longhorns back to controlling own destiny for Big 12 title

National reaction from Texas' win over Iowa State: Longhorns back to controlling own destiny for Big 12 title

AUSTIN -- No. 15 Texas handled No. 16 Iowa State on Saturday, 24-10, to win on senior night -- which also happened to be the 500th game in Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium history.The Longhorns also received a boost before kickoff when Oklahoma State upset No. 9 West Virginia in Stillwater. Texas once again controls its own destiny and just needs to beat Kansas in the regular season finale on Friday in Lawrence to make the Big 12 title game at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 1.Here was some of the best reaction on Twitter to Saturday's win over the Cyclones:
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Amway Coaches Poll: Texas rises 3 spots to pass West Virginia, Oklahoma remains No. 6

Amway Coaches Poll: Texas rises 3 spots to pass West Virginia, Oklahoma remains No. 6

Here is the Amway Coaches Poll going into college football's final week of the regular season. Amway Coaches PollAlabamaClemsonNotre DameMichiganGeorgiaOklahomaWashington StateLouisiana StateCentral FloridaOhio StateTexasWest VirginiaFloridaPenn StateUtah StateWashingtonUtahKentuckySyracuseMississippi StateNorthwesternBoise StateFresno StateArmyPittsburgh
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After loss to Mavs, Warriors address Draymond Green-Kevin Durant turmoil - and praise Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic

After loss to Mavs, Warriors address Draymond Green-Kevin Durant turmoil - and praise Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic

Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn't sugarcoat it. Neither did Steph Curry.The early-week Draymond Green-Kevin Durant drama was real and remains concerning, and its effects seemingly lingered into Saturday night, when two-time reigning NBA champion Golden State fell to the Mavericks 112-109 at American Airlines Center.Kerr admitted after the loss that he thought the Warriors were feeling sorry for themselves in the two games since Green and Durant feuded late in an overtime loss to the Clippers, and he called Saturday's performance, "the first step toward kind of getting our groove back."The...
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Chill pill? Here's what seems clear after Mavericks have reversed their ugly start

Chill pill? Here's what seems clear after Mavericks have reversed their ugly start

The Mavericks are as hot as anybody in the NBA, one of three teams riding a four-game winning streak, including Saturday's 112-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors.They can trace it to what we call this "chill pill" quote from Dennis Smith Jr."We're growing defensively," said Dennis Smith Jr., who had 14, six assists, two steals and no turnovers. "Everything takes time. I feel like everybody was overreacting to what was happening. It was so early. Just take a chill pill, man. It's going to take time."But it's coming around. We had a good win tonight and we've been winning with something...
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Live updates: Cowboys visit Falcons in search of first win streak of the season

Live updates: Cowboys visit Falcons in search of first win streak of the season

The Dallas Cowboys improved to 4-5 after knocking off the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles (4-5), 27-20 last week. But the Cowboys have yet to win two straight games this season. They will try to do so on the road against the Atlanta Falcons at noon on Sunday. Follow along for updates from our crew at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Updates
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Texas quotable: How Longhorns feel being one win away from berth in Big 12 championship

Texas quotable: How Longhorns feel being one win away from berth in Big 12 championship

AUSTIN -- No. 15 Texas earned a critical 24-10 win over No. 16 Iowa State on Saturday night to keep its Big 12 title hopes alive.Here were some notable things the Longhorns said following the win:Tom HermanOn the end of West Virginia-Oklahoma State being shown inside DKR on the jumbotron pregame:"Yeah, I got to talk to our video board operator about that, doing that right during pregame. That was tough to wrangle our guys in and focus on pregame. You talk about not worrying about the big picture, and there it is in freaking high-definition right there in front of you."On if he addressed that...
15 hours ago
Texas DE Breckyn Hager sounds off after Iowa State win: 'Hey, OU has no defense'

Texas DE Breckyn Hager sounds off after Iowa State win: 'Hey, OU has no defense'

AUSTIN -- Texas senior defensive end Breckyn Hager can best be described as a loose cannon.His appearances in front of the media have been sparse during his career -- and for good reason. Hager is known for saying whatever is on his mind with little to no filter. He once proclaimed Texas needed to "injure that quarterback" leading up to a game against Patrick Mahomes and Texas Tech in 2016.Following the No. 15 Longhorns' 24-10 win over No. 16 Iowa State on Saturday night, Hager added to his questionable, head-scratching legend in front of the media.Hager showed up postgame with a Cowboy hat...
15 hours ago
QB Sam Ehlinger diagnosed with AC contusion in throwing shoulder, while other key Longhorns suffer injuries vs. Iowa State

QB Sam Ehlinger diagnosed with AC contusion in throwing shoulder, while other key Longhorns suffer injuries vs. Iowa State

AUSTIN -- Texas coach Tom Herman unloaded a mountainous injury report following the No. 15 Longhorns' 24-10 win over No. 16 Iowa State on Saturday night.The biggest concern lied with sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who did not play in the second half after taking a significant hit to his throwing shoulder on a 13-yard run in the red zone in the final seconds of the second quarter.Herman said afterward Ehlinger was diagnosed with an AC contusion in his shoulder. Ehlinger suffered a first-degree AC sprain in the same shoulder on the first series of the win over Baylor on Oct. 13. That...
16 hours ago
Mavericks capitalize while early-week drama still lingers with Warriors

Mavericks capitalize while early-week drama still lingers with Warriors

Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn't sugarcoat it. Neither did Steph Curry.The early-week Draymond Green-Kevin Durant drama was real and remains concerning and its effects seemingly lingered into Saturday night, when two-time reigning NBA champion Golden State fell to the Mavericks, 112-109, at American Airlines Center.Kerr admitted after the loss that he thought the Warriors were feeling sorry for themselves in the two games since Green and Durant feuded late in an overtime loss to the Clippers, and he called Saturday's performance, "the first step toward kind of getting our groove back."The...