January 12, 2021

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By Al Ortiz

 The NCAA has another football champion, and a familiar one at that. For the sixth time in the Nick Saban era, the Alabama Crimson Tide football team are national champions after defeating Ohio State 52-24. The game wasn't very close, and was highlighted by the fireworks show that was the Alabama offense. Heisman Trophy winner Devonta Smith dazzled a national TV audience in the first half with three touchdowns, ending the game with 12 receptions for 215 yards. That's the school's 18th national championship, and seventh overall for Coach Nick Saban - who won his first championship in the early 2000s with LSU. 

Sticking with football, and heading over to the National Football League, the Dallas Cowboys have found a new defensive coordinator, hiring Dan Quinn, who most recently was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Quinn was the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks when they won their first Super Bowl in 2014. Quinn takes control of a defense that was historically bad in 2020, and one that was last in run defense. 

Unfortunately we have some COVID news for you in the NBA, as it has been reported that the Dallas Mavericks' game against the New Orleans Pelicans has been postponed after it was found that four Mavs players had tested positive. The game was initially slated for Monday. 

Meanwhile, tune in on Tuesday for a slate of games, including the San Antonio Spurs gearing up against the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7 p.m., and LA Lakers at Houston Rockets at 7 p.m.

Don't forget! The Uvalde Coyotes boys basketball team has a game on Tuesday against Crystal City at 7 p.m. in the city of crystals, while the Uvalde Lobos take on Crystal City at 6:30 p.m., also in Crystal City.