Monday Sports Update – Cowboys Make Offer To Dak Prescott
(Dallas, TX) — The Cowboys have offered Dak Prescott a contract that would make the quarterback one of the highest-paid players in NFL history, reports multiple-outlets. It would be an average salary of 33-million dollars with 105-million guaranteed. Prescott’s agents and the Cowboys have met twice since the Combine. If Prescott nixes the offer, the Cowboys would likely use the exclusive franchise tag on him.
Calhoun Suffers Fractured Jaw When Hit By Pitch
(Surprise, AZ) — Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun suffered a fractured jaw when he was hit by a 95 mile per hour Julio Urias fastball in the first inning in Texas’ 9-8 victory over the Mets in Cactus League play. Calhoun will undergo further examinations today and could be out for an extended period. He was on the ground for about 10 minutes and general manager Jon Daniels and manager Chris Woodward went to the hospital to be with Calhoun, who was projected to be Texas’ opening day left fielder. The Rangers will play the A’s tonight at Surprise Stadium.
MLB Cactus League
Cincinnati Reds (ss) 11, Chicago Cubs (ss) 9
Arizona Diamondbacks 8, Chicago Cubs (ss) 1
San Francisco Giants 8, Seattle Mainers 4
Los Angeles Angels 8, Cincinnati Reds (ss) 8
Texas Rangers 9, Los Angeles Dodgers 8
Oakland Athletics 11, Milwaukee Brewers (ss) 3
Milwaukee Brewers (ss) 7, Los Angeles Angels 3
Chicago White Sox (ss) 5, Kansas City Royals 4
Colorado Rockies 3, Cleveland Indians 1
Chicago White Sox (ss) 6, San Diego Padres 0
Astros Lose To Mets
(Port St. Lucie, FL) — Jose Urquidy gave up three runs on six hits, while striking out three over four innings in the Astros’ 3-1 loss to the Mets. George Springer, Michael Brantley and Alex Bregman went a combined 0-for-8 with five strikeouts in defeat. Zack Greinke will start today for the Astros against the Tigers.
MLB Grapefruit League
Pittsburgh Pirates 2, Tampa Bay Rays 2
St. Louis Cardinals 7, Miami Marlins 3
Detroit Tigers 7, Washington Nationals 5
New York Yankees (ss) 1, Atlanta Braves 0
Boston Red Sox 7, Minnesota Twins 6
New York Yankees (ss) 5, Baltimore Orioles 5
Toronto Blue Jays 9, Philadelphia Phillies 0
New York Mets 3, Houston Astros 1
Mavs Go Cold At End, Lose To Pacers
(Dallas, TX) — Victor Oladipo finished with 16 points, including the game’s final six, as the Pacers rallied to beat the Mavericks 112-109 in Dallas. Luka Doncic had 36 points and 10 boards in defeat. Tim Hardaway Junior added 30 points for Dallas, which failed to score in the final 3-minutes and 14-seconds to end its two-game winning streak. The Mavs will play tomorrow night in San Antonio.
Magic Make Rockets Disappear At Home
(Houston, TX) — The Magic jumped out to a 32-point lead and cruised to a 126-106 win over the Rockets in Houston. Orlando improved to 29-and-35. Russell Westbrook had 24 points and James Harden had 23 for the Rockets, who lost their fourth straight. Houston will be at home tomorrow night against the Timberwolves.
Brooklyn Nets 110, Chicago Bulls 107
Los Angeles Lakers 112, LA Clippers 103
New Orleans Pelicans 120, Minnesota Timberwolves 107
Phoenix Suns 140, Milwaukee Bucks 131
Oklahoma City Thunder 105, Boston Celtics 104
Indiana Pacers 112, Dallas Mavericks 109
Miami Heat 100, Washington Wizards 89
Orlando Magic 126, Houston Rockets 106
New York Knicks 96, Detroit Pistons 84
Cleveland Cavaliers 132, San Antonio Spurs 129 (OT)
Toronto Raptors 118, Sacramento Kings 113
Stars Will Try To Break Skid Tomorrow
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars will try to snap a five-game losing streak tomorrow night when they host the New York Rangers. Nashville shut out Dallas twice in its last two games. The Stars sit in third place in the Central Division with a 37-23-and-8 record.
Carolina Hurricanes 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 2
Detroit Red Wings 5, Tampa Bay Lightning 4 (SO)
Vegas Golden Knights 5, Calgary Flames 3
St. Louis Blues 2, Chicago Blackhawks 0
Minnesota Wild 5, Anaheim Ducks 4 (OT)
Colorado Avalanche 4, San Jose Sharks 3
Columbus Blue Jackets 2, Vancouver Canucks 1
Joey Logano Wins NASCAR At Phoenix
(Avondale, AZ) — Joey Logano is going home with his second NASCAR win of the season. Logano held off Kevin Harvick in overtime to win the FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Harvick finished second while Kyle Busch wound up in third. Kyle Larson and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top-five.
Hatton Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational
(Orlando, FL) — Tyrell Hatton survived a two-over 74 in his final round to post a one-shot win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Hatton finished the tournament at four-under par, one shot ahead of Marc Leishman. Rory McIlroy tied for fifth place at even par. Eight-time tournament winner Tiger Woods did not play due to back stiffness.
(Frisco,TX) – No. 3 West Texas A&M overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to defeat No. 9 St. Edwards, 81-65, and win their third straight Lone Star Conference Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Comerica Center in Frisco. The Buffs become the second school in LSC men’s basketball history and first since 1987 to win three consecutive tournament titles.
Top-25 College Basketball (Coaches’ Poll)
#9 Maryland Terrapins 83, Michigan Wolverines 70
#17 Michigan State Spartans 80, #19 Ohio State Buckeyes 69
#21 Houston Cougars 64, Memphis Tigers 57
#22 (tie) Illinois Fighting Illini 78, #18 Iowa Hawkeyes 76
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In college basketball, Wednesday, seventh-seeded TCU will face Kansas State in a first-round Big 12 Tourney game in Kansas City. Thursday, Texas and Texas Tech will meet in the Big 12 quarterfinals, while second-seeded Baylor will play that night against a first-round winner. Also, Thursday, seventh-seeded Texas A&M will meet Missouri in the SEC Tourney in Nashville, while SMU will tangle with Temple in the first round of the AAC tourney in Fort Worth, and top-seeded North Texas will play a first-round winner in the Conference USA Tournament in Frisco. Texas-Arlington was bounced from the Sun Belt Tourney with a 63-62 loss to Coastal Carolina.
Iowa State Snaps Number-Two Baylor Women’s 58-Game Big 12 Streak
(Ames, IA) — The second-ranked Baylor Lady Bears’ 58-game Big 12 winning streak is over. Ashley Joens scored 15 points, including the game-winning free throws with less than a second left for Iowa State, which upset the Lady Bears 57-56 in Ames. The Lady Bears’ conference winning streak was the sixth-longest in NCAA history.