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Mon October 6, 2008
KETR Sportscast 10-06-08
By Kevin Jefferies
commerce – The Dallas Cowboys notched another win over Cincinnati yesterday, 31-22. The boys let a 17 point lead dwindle to one before Patrick Crayton caught an amazing one-handed touchdown catch off a deflection late in the game.
The Cowboys saw big plays early in the game, including an interception from linebacker Greg Ellis
And also a big scoring run from rookie running back Felix Jones
The Cowboys are 4-1 on the season, and face Arizona next week.
The A&M-Commerce Lions pulled out a stunning come-from-behind victory Saturday, winning 38-37 over Northeastern State. The Lions scored 28 second-half points to rally for the win, and never gave up hope, according to Head Coach Scotty Conley.
The Lions are on their third straight road game this Saturday against A&M-Kingsville.
In the MLB playoffs, the Angels are still alive after forcing a game 4 at Fenway Park tonight against the Red Sox. Last night's game was 5 hours long, but the Angels pulled out the win on Erick Aybar's (EYE'-barz) run-scoring single in the 12th inning. The Sox are up 2-1 in the series.
While the Cubs were swept out of the playoffs, the White Sox are still alive, as they force a game 4 against Tampa Bay today; and the Phillies are heading to the NLCS for the first time since 1993, as they took out Milwaukee 3 games to one in the series.
A TEXAS ICON GETS A BIG MAKEOVER. IT TOOK 11 MONTHS AND $57 MILLION BUT THE COTTON BOWL IN FAIR PARK IS LOOKING BETTER AND ROOMIER THAN EVER.
NEW UPPER DECK SEATING, MORE CONCOURSE SPACE AND MORE CONCESSION STANDS. FANS IN TOWN FOR THE GRAMBLING-PRAIRIE VIEW A&M GAME APPRECIATED THE CHANGES.
AND KEITH JAMES, WHO BROUGHT HIS 3 NEPHEWS TO THE GAME, WAS TICKLED ABOUT THE 25 ADDITIONAL BATHROOMS.
THE REAL BENEFICIARY OF ALL THIS IS THE CITY OF DALLAS. IT HAS A NEW CONTRACT TO HOST THE TEXAS-OU GAME THROUGH 2015. THAT GAME ALONE BRINGS $35 MILLION TO THE CITY EACH YEAR.
And the Red River shootout is a big one this Saturday, as Oklahoma and Texas remain unbeaten over the weekend. No. 1 Oklahoma was already looking ahead to this week's game after downing Baylor. No. 5 Texas beat Colorado.
The A&M-Commerce Lions will also be beneficiaries of the makeover, as they entered into a three-year contract for the Cotton Bowl to host the Harvey Martin Classic during the State Fair beginning October 18th this year.
Katie Smith scored 18 points to lead the Detroit Shock to a 76-60 win over San Antonio to win the WNBA title. The Shock beat the Silver Stars in three straight games. The title is Detroit's third in six seasons.
And looking at some area high school football scores from Friday
Caddo Mills over Cooper, 40-7
Royse City downs Richardson Pearce, 38-27
Collinsville beats Wolfe City, 34-20
Highland Park dominates Greenville for a 62-0 win
North Lamar over Jefferson, 36-24
Rockwall Heath over Rockwall, 38-21
And in a battle of top-ten teams, Longview Pine Tree comes up with the win over Sulphur Springs, 32-13.