Houston Texans head coach Lovie Smith on the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

The Texans defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road, 13-6, for their first win of the season. It was the Texans’ ninth straight win over the Jaguars, but even bigger for first-year coach Lovie Smith, it was the first time he watched his team stay the course in a tightly contested game. “There’s a lot of things that we had at stake, but as much as anything, for us to be able to finish a game, we talked about it,” he said. “We’re getting better in a lot of areas.”

De’Aaron Fox commits to Sacramento

The Sacramento Kings haven’t done a lot of winning since they drafted Cypress Lakes product De’Aaron Fox out of Kentucky nearly six years ago. That has led to speculation that the rising star point guard would eventually ask out of Sacramento. But Fox recently told the Sacramento Bee that he wants to remain with the Kings and win in Sacramento.

Dusty Baker knows who is King

Aaron Judge has been the talk of baseball after setting an American League record with 62 home runs this season. But as far as Astros manager Dusty Baker is concerned there is only one home run king in baseball and that is controversial slugger Barry Bonds, who crushed a record 73 homers in 2001. “What I saw Barry do, I don’t care what people say,” Baker said to reporters. “I was with him every day. They want to put an asterisk by it, but them 73 that went over the fence didn’t have an asterisk by them when they went over that fence with regularity.”