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Cowboys-Falcons Preview Capsule

By The Associated Press DALLAS (4-5) at ATLANTA (4-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Falcons by 4 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Dallas 4-5, Atlanta 3-6 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 16-11 LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Cowboys 27-7, Nov. 12, 2017 LAST WEEK — Cowboys beat Eagles 27-20; Falcons lost to Browns…

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Lady Lions win season opener

HENRIETTA — The Vernon Lady Lions opened the 2018-19 basketball season with a dominating 53-32 road win at Henrietta on Tuesday night. Taylor Reeves led the Lady Lions with 12 points followed by 11 from Olivia Stanfill. The Lady Lions dominated the glass with 67 rebounds to 33 for Henrietta. Shay Williams grabbed 12 rebounds,…

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Vernon dominates in 52-30 win over Krum

The Vernon Lions (3-1, 4-5) took an opening punch at Krum on Friday night but answered with a flurry of haymakers to take a 38-16 halftime lead on the Bobcats and then cruised to a 52-30 win that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score. See the next Vernon Record edition for a complete…

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Titans-Cowboys Preview Capsule

By The Associated Press TENNESSEE (3-4) at DALLAS (3-4) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 3½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Titans 4-3, Cowboys 3-4 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 8-6 LAST MEETING — Cowboys 26, Titans 10, Sept. 14, 2014 LAST WEEK — Both on byes; Titans lost to Chargers 20-19,…

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Texas Tech’s Air Raid to test McNeill’s Oklahoma defense

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — So far, so good for Ruffin McNeill. Oklahoma’s interim defensive coordinator has looked like a savior the past two weeks while helping a once-struggling unit find its groove. After the Sooners gave up 493 yards to Baylor and 501 to Texas in the two games before firing defensive coordinator Mike Stoops,…

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AP Top 25: Record changes in Top 25 after 11 ranked losses

No. 22 Syracuse and No. 23 Virginia broke long runs of being unranked and were among a record seven teams to move into The Associated Press college football poll after a season-high 11 ranked teams lost this weekend. The top of the ranking was mostly unchanged. No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 LSU and No. 5…

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Lions complete comeback to beat Bulls, 44-40

With their backs against the wall, the Vernon Lions dug deep on Friday and pulled off an epic fourth quarter comeback, outscoring Bridgeport 14-0 in the frame to beat the Bulls, 44-40. The win ups the Lions to 2-1 in district and drops the Bulls to 1-2 and clinches a playoff spot for Vernon. It…

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Basketball preview:Texas A&M adjusts after loss of big men to NBA

A year ago, Texas A&M’s first option was feeding the ball inside on a team built around center Tyler Davis and forward Robert Williams. With both big men gone for the NBA after declaring early, the Aggies will have to change the way they play to adjust to the loss. “Our team’s definitely going to…

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Fresh QBs for Texas Tech, Iowa State with Big 12 win streaks

Some things to know about Week 9 in the Big 12 Conference, the start of five consecutive weeks through the end of the regular season when every team plays every week: GAME OF THE WEEK Texas Tech (5-2, 3-1) at Iowa State (3-3, 2-2). The Red Raiders and Cyclones have each won their last two…

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2 is the new 1 in the NFL; 2-point conversion tries are up

Two is the new one. NFL teams are going for 2-point conversions more than ever this season. Teams have tried it 59 times through the first seven weeks, converting 35. They’re on pace to break the record of 115 attempted in 1994, the year the NFL adopted the 2-point conversion. There have been eight entire…

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