DALLAS Teams

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs PG Dennis Smith Jr. will not play tomorrow vs. Rockets. Rick Carlisle says they hope he can play Monday vs. Warriors.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Nerlens Noel is in the Mavs' starting lineup after his 16-point, 11-rebound, three-block performance off the bench in the opener.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dennis Smith Jr. (left knee effusion) is out tonight against the Kings. He was a late scratch.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs G Devin Harris is taking a leave after tragic death of his brother Bruce. "He can take as long as he needs," coach Rick Carlisle said.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliot's hearing for an injunction is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 30, which would allow him to play against the Washington Redskins on Oct. 29. The NFL is asking for an expedited hearing next week with hopes of a resolution by Oct. 27. If Elliott were to not win the injunction, his six-game suspension would begin immediately.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets PG Chris Paul will sit out Saturday against the Mavs due to his bruised left knee. It's the second straight game Paul will miss.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylon Smith leads the Cowboys with 54 tackles, according to the coaches' count, but he will head to a reserve role Sunday against San Francisco with Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens able to play together for the first time this season. The Cowboys were forced to play Smith more than they initially wanted because of injuries to Hitchens and Lee. “Those guys are back healthy and we anticipate them playing a lot,” coach Jason Garrett said, But we'll certainly have a role for Jaylon. He's going to play a lot in this football game as well.”

ESPN Stats & Info

Can Texas slow down Oklahoma State?

The Cowboys enter the game with an offense that ranks first in the FBS in total yards per game (610.7) and passing yards per game (411.2). However, the Longhorns are 24-7 all-time vs. Oklahoma State, and their .774 winning percentage against the Cowboys is the best against any opponent that they've played at least 25 times.

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The world's best teams for watching hockey prospects

Given how the hockey world is set up, one can find teams at all different levels that are loaded with prospects, from the top minor league farm teams to European pro clubs to the junior ranks to the NCAA. Here are 10 particularly notable ones for 2017-18.

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