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Cowboys put focus on road woes after routing Jags at home

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott had a quiet 100-yard game by his standards in the Dallas Cowboys’ rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The star running back spoke the loudest after the 40-7 win on the home-road discrepancy for a .500 team that’s perfect at AT&T Stadium and…

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Vernon and Northside open district with road wins

The Vernon Lions dominated in their district opener Friday night, beating Aubrey 30-14. The Lions limited the hosts to under 100 yards of offense, grabbed two interceptions and made a half dozen sacks. Meanwhile the Chillicothe Eagles hosted the Northside Indians Friday night at Moffett-Dodson Stadium to kick off both teams’ district schedules. It was…

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ICYMI in NFL Week 6: Mark your calendar for Brady-Mahomes II

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer Anyone who missed the Game of the Season — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 43, Pat Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 40 — can take solace in knowing there very well could be a rematch a little more than three months away. And no one,…

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A capsule look at the Astros-Red Sox playoff series

By The Associated Press A look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Saturday, at Boston, 8:09 p.m.; Game 2, Sunday, at Boston, 7:09 p.m.; Game 3, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Houston, 5:09 p.m.; Game 4, Wednesday, Oct. 17, at…

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Duffey’s QB draw for score pushes Texas Tech past TCU 17-14

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jett Duffey got his first start for Texas Tech with two other quarterbacks hurt, and one of them actually replaced him after halftime. After McLane Carter played only one series on his sprained left ankle that wasn’t ready for full-speed action, Duffey returned to…

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Texas A&M, South Carolina QBs look to take steps forward

By PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond and South Carolina signal-caller Jake Bentley know they’ve got room to improve midway through their seasons. When the 22nd-ranked Aggies play at the Gamecocks on Saturday, the game could tell a lot about which one takes a step forward. Mond…

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Sooners’ loss leaves Big 12 looking like playoff outsiders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oklahoma’s chances of reaching college football’s playoff may have been washed down the Red River last weekend, and there is a good chance the Big 12’s championship aspirations went right with them. The Sooners were the clear front-runners to not only win the league but crash the four-team playoff. Their…

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No surprise, the West title still runs through the Warriors

Golden State coach Steve Kerr is a happy man these days. He’s got a new contract. He’s got his son Nick, who was helping out in San Antonio, working in the Warriors’ video room now. He’s leading a team that has won three of the last four NBA championships and is the overwhelming favorite to…

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No. 9 Texas looks to avoid upset vs. Baylor after big win

Baylor (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) at No. 9 Texas (5-1, 3-0) 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Texas by 14. Series record: Texas leads 76-26-4 WHAT’S AT STAKE? Texas can get bowl-eligible with a win. That hasn’t happened for the Longhorns in mid-October since 2009. A Baylor win would knock the air out of Texas’ surge…

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NBA PREVIEW: Nowitzki hopes 21st season with Mavs is start of turnaround

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki hasn’t won a playoff series since leading the Dallas Mavericks to their only championship in 2011 and has watched the franchise’s steady slide to depths not seen since he was the fresh-faced rookie out of Europe 20 years ago. If Nowitzki’s record 21st season…

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