Saturday, February 6
DALLAS (AP) — A large San Antonio contingent in the Dallas crowd chanted "go, Spurs, go" during a timeout with the Mavericks on their way to the biggest halftime deficit in franchise history. The home team never gave its fans much of a chance to respond. Kawhi Leonard scored 16 of his 23 points in the first half and the San Antonio Spurs took a 116-90 blowout of the Mavericks on Friday night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 14 points and 10 rebounds in his first game in his hometown since signing a four-year, $80 million contract with the Spurs.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says he hasn't been able to reach troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel. Haslam told reporters Friday in San Francisco ahead of the Super Bowl that the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner hasn't responded to multiple attempts to reach him. Haslam says, "We'll do anything we can to help him personally and our thoughts and prayers are with Johnny and his family." Dallas police said Friday they have opened a criminal investigation into a reported assault by Manziel on his ex-girlfriend. She got an order of protection against him.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars will be without forward Jason Spezza when they play host to Chicago on Saturday night. Spezza has been placed on injured reserve after he went head-first into the boards and left a game against Colorado. There is no timetable for his return. The 32-year-old is third on the Stars with 18 goals and tied for fourth with 40 points in 52 games. He is tied for the team lead with five game-winning goals. The Stars called up forward Radek Faksa from the Texas Stars of the AHL on Friday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 has moved the TCU-Texas football game to the Friday after Thanksgiving, instead of playing on the holiday. Texas has played on Thanksgiving since 2008 when the annual holiday weekend matchup was with former rival Texas A&M. Texas kept its Thanksgiving time slot even after the Aggies left for the Southeastern Conference, with games against TCU and Texas Tech the past four years. The change was announced Friday. Kickoff time and television broadcast information has not yet been determined.