January 11, 2021

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By Al Ortiz

 We have some NBA on tap on Tuesday, sports fans!
The San Antonio Spurs have a matchup with an old foe in Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers on Tuesday night. The game is in Los Angeles, so it will be a late game for those of us in Texas, with tip off slated for 9 p.m. The Spurs, after starting off 2-0, are in a slump with a four-game losing streak. In addition, it has been reported that Spurs guard Derrick White suffered a fractured toe last week against the LA Lakers. As of this recording, a timeline has not yet been given for his return. 

The Rockets and the Mavericks faced off on Monday in a Texas Two-Step battle, with the Mavericks pulling out the win in a 113-100 score. Both teams hold losing records, however, with a 3-4 mark for Dallas and a 2-3 tally for the Rockets. That means all Texas NBA teams are under .500 at the moment. 

Hey hey, Texas basketball is on the way, as the Longhorns' men's team takes on Iowa State on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Texas currently sits high atop the NCAA standings, being ranked 4th in the nation. 

Speaking of high rankings, the Baylor Bears men's team is also up there, even higher than the burnt orange, standing at no. 2 in the nation. Baylor has a date with Oklahoma on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. 

Texas Tech, ranked 18th in the country, faces Kansas State on Tuesday at 6 p.m., while the no. 11 Houston takes Wichita State on Wednesday at 7 p.m. 

While there are no Texas NFL teams in the playoffs this year, we do have some intriguing and breaking news to report, as Cleveland Browns Head Coach Kevin Stefanski has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach in Cleveland's Wild Card Playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer will serve as the acting head coach. Offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt is expected to call the offensive plays in place of Stefanski, according to ESPN. The Browns have not been in the playoffs since 2003.