Griffin's happy Texas homecoming...10-1 Texans work overtime
UNDATED (AP) —The legend of Robert Griffin III continues to grow. The dynamic Washington Redskins rookie quarterback threw four touchdown passes for the second straight week in their 38-31 victory over Dallas. That is the Cowboys' first loss in seven Thanksgiving Day games against the Redskins.
Griffin threw for 311 yards and TDs to four different receivers. RGIII has thrown eight touchdowns with one interception in the past two games.
The Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor made the Cowboys look like an overmatched college team during the decisive second quarter in his first trip to Texas as a pro.
The Redskins exploded for 28 points in the second quarter. Griffin was 8 of 8 for 178 yards with three touchdowns to key the first 28-point quarter in 13 years for the Redskins. The rookie became the first Washington quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in consecutive games.
Tony Romo lost for the first time in six starts on Thanksgiving, despite a career-high 441 yards and three second-half touchdowns, including a career-long 85-yarder to Dez Bryant.
Both the Redskins and Cowboys are 5-6 as they chase the 6-4 New York Giants in the NFC East.
In other Thanksgiving Day NFL games:
In Detroit, the Houston Texans took advantage of a big mistake by Lions coach Jim Schwartz.
Shayne Graham's 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left overtime lifted Houston to a 34-31 win over Detroit after Schwartz broke an NFL rule on a scoring play. The Titans are 10-1
Schwartz threw a challenge flag when Houston's Justin Forsett scored on an 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Replays showed Forsett was down near midfield, but Schwartz negated the automatic review by challenging the play and was called for unsportsmanlike conduct.
After the Lions' ninth straight loss on a Thanksgiving Day, Schwartz said simply: "It's on me."
The football nightcap has the Jets hosting New England in the second meeting of the season between the AFC East foes. An overtime win last month at home over New York has helped the Patriots build a 7-3 record and three-game lead in the division over the Jets, Buffalo and Miami.
Tom Brady and his bunch will try to deliver a win that would make Bill Belichick just the eighth NFL coach with 200 career victories. Brady is 4-0 with 10 touchdown passes and one interception in his last four regular-season games against the Jets.
New England tight end Aaron Hernandez is active for the Patriots' game tonight after missing the last three because of a sprained right ankle. Tight end Rob Gronkowski is not active, as expected, after breaking his left forearm
The 4-6 Jets snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over the Rams Sunday. Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley is active, as is backup quarterback Tim Tebow after both were listed as questionable.
Denver's Porter travels with team...No TV in San Diego
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter practiced fully Thursday and will travel to Kansas City with the team for Sunday's game.
Porter hasn't played since Oct. 7, as doctors have tried to regulate medication he needs after experiencing similar symptoms to those he felt before having a seizure over the summer.
In other NFL news:
— Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH'-lihs-bur-gur) and his wife welcomed a new son. Roethlisberger posted the news about Benjamin Jr. on his website. Handling junior may be a problem for Roethlisberger who's recovering from a dislocated rib and sprained right shoulder that has been in a sling. — The San Diego Chargers say Sunday's home game against the Baltimore Ravens will be blacked out in Southern California because more than 9,000 general admission tickets remained unsold 72 hours before kickoff. It will be the second blackout this season for the 4-6 Chargers.
Camacho clinically brain dead
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Doctors say former world champion boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho is clinically "brain dead" after being shot in the face. Members of his family are divided on whether to take the 50-year old off of life support and expect to make a decision on Friday.
The 50-year-old Camacho was shot as he and a friend sat in a car parked outside a bar Tuesday night.
Camacho was considered a volatile but skilled and popular boxer who battled drugs, alcohol and other problems. He had a career record of 79-6-3. He won super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight titles.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL-TOP 25
TCU leading Longhorns early
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With their annual Thanksgiving Day game with Texas A&M history due to the Aggies' move to the SEC, No. 18 Texas is spending the holiday with TCU tonight. The Horned Frogs are leading the Longhorns 7-3 in the second quarter.
The 8-2 Longhorns take a four-game winning streak into the game, which has kept alive some post-season hopes. Texas still has an outside shot at the Big 12 title and a BCS bowl bid, but would need to win tonight and in the season finale to keep those hopes alive.
The 6-4 Horned Frogs are still fighting for respect in their first season in the Big 12 and an upset win on national television would go a long way in getting it.
T25-COLLEGE BASKETBALL-LATEST SCORES
Mizzou, Duke win in Nassau
UNDATED (AP) — Laurence Bowers had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 13 Missouri to a 78-70 win over Stanford in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. Phil Pressey added 18 points to help the Tigers improve to 4-0.
Chasson Sanders led Stanford with 22 points, while Dwight Powell scored 18 points and had 12 rebounds.
In other Top-25 hoops:
__ Seth Curry scored 25 points and Mason Plumlee added 20 points and a career-high-matching 17 rebounds as No. 5 Duke's starters scored all but two of the Blue Devils' points in an 89-71 victory over Minnesota
Tonight, No. 18 Memphis squares off against VCU and second-ranked Louisville wraps things up against Northern Iowa. All of the ranked teams enter play without a loss this season.
The other game involving a ranked team sees No. 17 Gonzaga (gahn-ZA'-guh) meeting Clemson in Orlando.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL-MOREHEAD STATE-WOODS
Coaches conduct being reviewed
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Morehead State first-year coach Sean Woods is facing possible disciplinary action after appearing to shove Eagles' point guard Devon Atkinson during Wednesday's loss to 8th-ranked Kentucky.
Athletic department spokesman Matt Segal says the situation is being discussed internally and any disciplinary action would be announced Friday morning.
Atkinson fouled out with 5:51 remaining, and an agitated Woods shouted at the senor as he walked toward the bench. The coach then appeared to shove Atkinson in the back, pushing him forward, and continued yelling at him during the timeout.
It was Woods' second intense sideline encounter with a player this season. During a loss at Maryland on Nov. 12, Woods was seen yelling in the face of Chad Posthumus while the junior center was sitting on the bench.
NBA courts dark for Thanksgiving
UNDATED (AP) — It's a real holiday for the NBA with no action on the pro hardwood set for today and tonight. Play resumes tomorrow with 12 games on the schedule including the two teams with the best record in the league. The Knicks visit Houston, while Memphis hosts the Lakers. New York and the Grizzlies are 8-2.
GOLF-DUBAI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Donald leads McIlroy
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Luke Donald shot a 7-under 65 to lead Rory McIlroy and two others by one stroke after the opening round of the season-ending Dubai World Championship.
Donald saved par on Nos. 1 and 4 with precise putting, and some accurate up-and-down play helped him make four birdies in a stretch of six holes.
McIlroy, who has already clinched the European and PGA tour money titles, surged into contention with a string of three birdies on the back nine. The PGA Championship winner could have matched Donald, but his tee shot on the 18th went into a creek.