(Dallas, TX) — The Cowboys have until Thursday to place the franchise or transition tags on quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper. Dallas has a lucrative deal on the table with Prescott with a reported 105-million dollars guaranteed. Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones said they have met with Cooper’s representatives and remain optimistic a deal could be finalized by Thursday. “Deadlines make deals,” Jones said.
Calhoun Undergoes Jaw Surgery
(Surprise, AZ) — Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun had surgery for a non-displaced fractured jaw. He did have a plate inserted to stabilize the fracture, but wiring it shut was not required. Calhoun was hit in the face Sunday by a Julio Urias 95 mile per hour fastball. Calhoun also had a CT scan and cervical MRI to rule out a neck injury or possible bleeding in the brain. He is expected to be discharged from the hospital this week and will be evaluated in two weeks.
Rangers Manage But One Hit In Falling To A’s
(Surprise, AZ) — Nick Ciuffo singled with one out in the eighth inning for the only Rangers’ hit in a 5-0 loss to the Athletics at Surprise Stadium. The Rangers struck out 13 times. Mike Minor will start today for Texas against the White Sox in Glendale.
MLB Cactus League
Cleveland Indians (ss) 11, San Francisco Giants 7
Cincinnati Reds 3, Chicago White Sox 3
Kansas City Royals 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 4
Los Angeles Dodgers 14, San Diego Padres 2
Cleveland Indians (ss) 11, Los Angeles Angels 10
Oakland Athletics 5, Texas Rangers 0
Milwaukee Brewers 2, Seattle Mariners 1
Astros Walk Off Tigers
(West Palm Beach, FL) — Stephen Wrenn’s two-out single scored Garrett Stubbs as the Astros walked off the Tigers 2-1. Houston starter Zack Greinke gave up a run on four hits over four innings, walked none and struck out two. The Astros will play a split-squad today. Framber Valdez will start at West Palm Beach against the Mets. Josh James will start at the Braves.
MLB Grapefruit League
New York Mets 1, Miami Marlins 1
Toronto Blue Jays (ss) 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Philadelphia Phillies 3, New York Yankees 1
Houston Astros 2, Detroit Tigers 1
St. Louis Cardinals 3, Minnesota Twins 0
Toronto Blue Jays (ss) 8, Tampa Bay Rays 3
Boston Red Sox 2, Atlanta Braves 1
Atlanta Hawks 143, Charlotte Hornets 138 (2 OT)
Denver Nuggets 109, Milwaukee Bucks 95
Toronto Raptors 101, Utah Jazz 92
Mavs Will Face Spurs On Road Tonight
(San Antonio, TX) — The Mavericks will try to get back on the winning track tonight when they face the Spurs in the Alamo City. Dallas is coming off a 112-109 loss Sunday at home to the Pacers. Dallas is 5-and-3 in its last eight games and 39-and-26 overall.
Rockets Will Try To End Four-Game Skid Tonight
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets will host the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight as they try to snap a four-game slide. Houston is coming off a 20-point loss Sunday at home to the Magic. The Rockets are 39-and-24.
Buffalo Sabres 3, Washington Capitals 2 (SO)
Winnipeg Jets 4, Arizona Coyotes 2
Florida Panthers 2, St. Louis Blues 1
Vegas Golden Knights 3, Edmonton Oilers 2 (OT)
Los Angeles Kings 3, Colorado Avalanche 1
Stars Will Try To Break Skid Tonight
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars will try to snap a five-game losing streak tonight when they host the New York Rangers. Dallas has scored one goal in its last three games to drop to 37-23-and-8. The Stars will remain home Thursday to host Florida.
Top-25 College Basketball (Coaches’ Poll)
#2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 81, San Francisco Dons 77
(WCC semifinals at Las Vegas, NV)
Saint Mary’s Gaels 51, #16 BYU Cougars 50
(WCC semifinals at Las Vegas, NV)
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In college basketball, tomorrow, 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, which fell to fifth in the Coaches Poll, 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, 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.
Major Sports Leagues Closing Locker Room Access Over Coronavirus Concerns
(Miami, FL) — Many of North America’s major pro sports leagues are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to combat the coronavirus. The NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS say the decision comes after consulting infectious disease and public health experts about the outbreak. Media interviews will be restricted to areas outside the locker room.