(Frisco, TX) — Multiple-outlets report the Cowboys have offered holdout Ezekiel Elliott a contract extension that would make him the second highest paid running back in the NFL. ESPN’s Ed Werder tweeted it will be less that what the Rams signed Todd Gurley for, but more than what the Jets gave Le’Veon Bell. Gurley signed a four-year extension for just less than 58-million dollars with 45-million guaranteed last summer. Bell signed a four-year contract for just more than 52-million dollars with 27-million guaranteed in March. Elliott has two years left on his rookie contract and is due to make 3.85-million dollars in 2019.
Cowboys Prep For Texans
(Frisco, TX) — Linebacker Sean Lee is back practicing with the Cowboys’ first unit and will make his preseason debut tomorrow night against the Texans at AT&T Stadium. He missed the first two games with a knee sprain. The Cowboys and Texans are 1-and-1.
New York Giants 25, Cincinnati Bengals 23
Baltimore Ravens 26, Philadelphia Eagles 15
New England Patriots 10, Carolina Panthers 3
Washington Redskins 19, Atlanta Falcons 7
Oakland Raiders 22, Green Bay Packers 21 (at Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Miami Dolphins 22, Jacksonville Jaguars 7
Rangers Open Trip With A Loss
(Chicago, IL) — The Rangers managed just three hits in a 6-1 loss to the White Sox in Chicago to open a six-game trip. Elvis Andrus homered for the Texas run. Ariel Jurado went the distance for the Rangers, giving up six runs on 10 hits and a walk. The Rangers dropped to 25-and-39 on the road.
Rangers Going With Lynn Tonight
(Chicago, IL) — Lance Lynn will start tonight for the Rangers in this second game of the series against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. He is 4-and-1 with a 3.04 ERA in eight career starts against the White Sox. Chicago will counter with rookie Dylan Cease.
Cole, Astros Tame Tigers
(Houston, TX) — Gerrit Cole returned to the Astros’ rotation and allowed two hits and struck out 12 in seven scoreless innings in a 6-3 win over the Tigers in Houston. It was Cole’s first start since August 7th because of a sore hamstring. Alex Bregman belted a two-run homer. Michael Brantley had three hits, drove in two and scored twice. Roberto Osuna closed it out for his 30th save as the Astros are 4-and-1 in their five.
MLB National League
Chicago Cubs 1, San Francisco Giants 0
Washington Nationals 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Atlanta Braves 3, Miami Marlins 2
St. Louis Cardinals 6, Colorado Rockies 5
MLB American League
Boston Red Sox 5, Kansas City Royals 4 (10 INN) (Completion of suspended game from 8/7)
Tampa Bay Rays 5, Baltimore Orioles 2
Houston Astros 6, Detroit Tigers 3
Chicago White Sox 6, Texas Rangers 1
Oakland Athletics 5, New York Yankees 3
New York Mets 2, Cleveland Indians 0 (F/8)
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Toronto Blue Jays 2
Soddies Win Over Drillers In Rain Shortened Game
(Tulsa, Oklahoma) – The Sod Poodles exploded for a seven-run third inning on Thursday night at ONEOK Field, cruising to a 9-3 win in seven innings to take their series finale against the Tulsa Drillers. The game went into a rain delay before the eighth inning began and never resumed. Right-hander Lake Bachar delivered a fine performance on the mound, tossing 6.2 innings of three-run ball for his eighth victory of the season. The Sod Poodles travel to North Little Rock, Arkansas for the start of a three-game series against the Arkansas Travelers tonight. The Sod Poodles will be back home on Monday night.
FC Dallas Home On Sunday
(Frisco, TX) — FC Dallas will be home Sunday to face the Houston Dynamo at Toyota Stadium. Dallas is coming off a 3-3 tie last weekend with the Impact in Montreal. Dallas and Portland are tied with 37 points for the final MLS West playoff berth, but the Timbers have played two fewer matches.
Wings Fall At Minnesota
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Dallas Wings lost 86-70 to the Minnesota Lynx in Minneapolis. The Wings are last in the WNBA West with a 9-and-19 record and are 1-and-13 on the road. The Wings return home Sunday to host the Atlanta Dream.
Packers, Raiders Play On Shortened Field
(Winnipeg, Manitoba) — The Packers and Raiders played a preseason game on a shortened field in Winnipeg. It was reduced to 80 yards to avoid goalpost holes in the end zones from Canadian Football League games. The 10-yard lines were the goal lines. Oakland won 22-21.
Babe Laufenberg’s Son Dies
(Undated) — UTEP tight end Luke Laufenberg died from a rare form of blood cancer. He was 21. He is the son of former NFL quarterback Babe Laufenberg, who played his final two seasons with the Cowboys and is a color analyst for the team’s radio broadcasts. Luke played at Mesa, Arizona Community College before being diagnosed with cancer in 2017. He was declared cancer free in May 2018 and signed with UTEP, but the cancer came back last spring. He never appeared in a game for the Miners.
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