Thursday, October 20
DALLAS — James Harden had 23 points and 11 assists, including 12 and four while playing most of the third quarter, to lead Houston over the Mavericks 106-91. Wesley Matthews led Dallas with 15 points.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky is the media favorite yet again to win the Southeastern Conference basketball title. Florida was picked to finish second, followed by Texas A&M, Georgia, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi and Mississippi State rounding out the top 10.
HOUSTON (AP) — His eyes on Las Vegas, Raiders owner Mark Davis says he hasn't shut the door on anything. Oakland, though, might have shut the door on itself as home for his team. Davis says Oakland did not come up with a proposal. Several NFL owners insisted it's far too early to reach any conclusions in the Raiders' relocation issue. But Commissioner Roger Goodell supported Davis' assertion there has been no movement toward keeping the franchise in the Bay Area.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — FC Dallas midfielder Mauro Diaz will miss the playoffs with a torn left Achilles tendon, a significant setback for the MLS-leading club with one game left in the regular season. Diaz had surgery yesterday, three days after he was injured in the 89th minute of a 2-1 home victory against Seattle.