(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Cowboys cruise past Redskins on “TNF.”  Tiger shoots three-under in return to competitive golf.  Pitino sues Louisville for breach of contract.  Ole Miss football to find out NCAA sanctions today.  College football championship weekend arrives.

>>Cowboys Cruise Past Redskins On “TNF”

(Arlington, TX)  —  The Cowboys built a 17-0 in the second quarter and cruised to a 38-14 win over the Redskins on “Thursday Night Football” in Arlington.  Alfred Morris rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown against his former team as Dallas evened its record at 6-and-6.  Kirk Cousins was picked off twice and also lost a fumble as Washington fell to 5-and-7.

>>Tiger Shoots Three-Under In Return To Competitive Golf

(Albany – New Providence, Bahamas)  —  Tigers Woods is three shots off the lead after the first round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.  He carded a three-under 69 on Thursday in his return to competitive golf.  Woods is tied for eighth in the 18-man field.  It’s his first tournament since February.  Woods underwent a fourth back surgery in April.

>>Pitino Sues Louisville For Breach Of Contract

(Louisville, KY)  —  Former men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino is suing the University of Louisville for breach of contract.  Pitino is seeking 37.6-million-dollars, saying he was fired with no justified cause.  He was dismissed in October amid an FBI investigation into bribery and fraud in college basketball.  The 65-year-old spent 16 seasons coaching U-of-L.

>>Ole Miss Football To Find Out NCAA Sanctions Today

(Oxford, MS)  —  Ole Miss football will find out today the extent of its NCAA sanctions.  ESPN reports the NCAA committee on infractions will make its ruling this morning.  Ole Miss is facing 15 level-one violations, including a lack of institutional control by former head coach Hugh Freeze.  The NCAA could accept the Rebels’ self-imposed sanctions or add more.

>>College Football Championship Weekend Arrives

(Undated)  —  It’s championship weekend in college football.  USC plays Stanford tonight for the Pac-12 crown.  Tomorrow’s game include Clemson and Miami in the ACC, Georgia and Auburn in the SEC, and Ohio State and Wisconsin in the Big Ten.  The final College Football Playoff rankings will be released on Sunday, along with the national semifinal matchups.

 

>>THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL
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Dallas Cowboys 38, Washington Redskins 14

NBA
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Boston Celtics 108, Philadelphia 76ers 97
Cleveland Cavaliers 121, Atlanta Hawks 114
Denver Nuggets 111, Chicago Bulls 110
Milwaukee Bucks 103, Portland Trail Blazers 91
Utah Jazz 126, LA Clippers 107

NHL
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Los Angeles Kings 5, Washington Capitals 2
Montreal Canadiens 6, Detroit Red Wings 3
Minnesota Wild 4, Vegas Golden Knights 2
Vancouver Canucks 5, Nashville Predators 3
Dallas Stars 4, Chicago Blackhawks 3  (OT)
Toronto Maple Leafs 6, Edmonton Oilers 4
Calgary Flames 3, Arizona Coyotes 0

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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#3 Michigan State Spartans 81, #5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 63  (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
#10 Texas A&M Aggies 78, Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros 60
#19 West Virginia Mountaineers 102, NJIT Highlanders 69
Seton Hall Pirates 89, #22 Texas Tech Red Raiders 79  (Under Armour Reunion at New York, NY)

PGA
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Hero World Challenge  (at Albany, New Providence, Bahamas)

1.  Tommy Fleetwood  -6
2.  Rickie Fowler  -5
Matt Kuchar  -5

 

>>FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE  (All times are Eastern)

NBA
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7:00 p.m. – Detroit Pistons at Washington Wizards
7:00 p.m. – Golden State Warriors at Orlando Magic
7:30 p.m. – Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors
8:00 p.m. – San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 p.m. – Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder
8:00 p.m. – Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat
8:00 p.m. – Sacramento Kings at Chicago Bulls
9:00 p.m. – New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Anaheim Ducks at Columbus Blue Jackets
7:00 p.m. – Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers
7:00 p.m. – Ottawa Senators at New York Islanders
7:00 p.m. – Pittsburgh Penguins at Buffalo Sabres
7:30 p.m. – San Jose Sharks at Florida Panthers
8:00 p.m. – Vegas Golden Knights at Winnipeg Jets
8:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Kings at St. Louis Blues
9:00 p.m. – New Jersey Devils at Colorado Avalanche

Top-25 College Football  (College Football Playoff Rankings)
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8:00 p.m. – #11 USC Trojans vs #14 Stanford Cardinal  (Pac-12 Championship at Santa Clara, CA)

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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8:00 p.m. – #11 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Davidson Wildcats  (at Charlotte, NC)
10:00 p.m. – #14 Gonzaga Bulldogs host #23 Creighton Bluejays

PGA
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Hero World Challenge  (at Albany, New Providence, Bahamas)