(New York, NY) — Jerry Jones could be facing a humongous fine from the NFL. League officials tell “The New York Times” Commissioner Roger Goodell will fine the Cowboys owner millions of dollars over Jones’ failed bid to delay Goodell’s contract extension. Jones is also going to be fined for defending Ezekiel Elliott, saying he didn’t think the running back should have been suspended.
NFL Scouting Combine Starts Today
(Indianapolis, IN) — The annual NFL Scouting Combine is returning to Indianapolis this week. The combine opens today at Lucas Oil Stadium. Executives from every team in the league will arrive in Indy to scout the top NFL prospects in person. The 2018 NFL Draft starts on April 26th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Mavericks End Skid, Beat Pacers
(Dallas, TX) — Harrison Barnes scored 21 points as the Mavericks topped the Indiana Pacers 109-103 in Dallas. Reserves J.J. Barea had 19 points and Doug McDermott 15 in the victory. The Mavs snapped a four-game losing streak. Dallas will be at home tomorrow night, hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Rockets Slash Jazz
(Salt Lake City, UT) — James Harden scored 26 points as the Rockets knocked off the Jazz 96-85 to earn their 13th straight win. Houston is first in the Western Conference at 47-and-13. Houston will conclude its three-game road trip against the Clippers tomorrow in Los Angeles. The Clippers are 31-and-27.
Thunder Top Magic
(Oklahoma City, OK) — Paul George led six players in double figures with 26 points as the Thunder topped the Magic 112-105 in Oklahoma City. Steven Adams added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder, who have won three-of-four. Russell Westbrook had just eight points on 3-of-12 shooting, but still added 12 boards and 11 assists in the victory. Evan Fournier and Jonathon Simmons scored 19 points apiece for Orlando, which dropped its sixth straight. Aaron Gordon donated 18 points and seven boards in the loss.
Los Angeles Lakers 123, Atlanta Hawks 104
Boston Celtics 109, Memphis Grizzlies 98
Brooklyn Nets 104, Chicago Bulls 87
Golden State Warriors 125, New York Knicks 111
Toronto Raptors 123, Detroit Pistons 94
New Orleans Pelicans 125, Phoenix Suns 116
Oklahoma City Thunder 112, Orlando Magic 105
Dallas Mavericks 109, Indiana Pacers 103
Houston Rockets 96, Utah Jazz 85
Minnesota Timberwolves 118, Sacramento Kings 100
Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Washington Capitals 1
Philadelphia Flyers 1, Montreal Canadiens 0 (SO)
Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (SO)
Colorado Avalanche 3, Vancouver Canucks 1
Los Angeles Kings 3, Vegas Golden Knights 2 (OT)
Stars Host Flames Tomorrow
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars host the Calgary Flames tonight. Dallas is fourth in the Central Division with 74 points. The Stars are at American Airlines Arena for their next four games.
Rangers Fall To Dodgers
(Surprise, AZ) — Rangers left-hander Mike Minor allowed two unearned runs and two walks and two hits, while retiring five in a 9-6 loss to the Dodgers in Surprise. Nomar Mazara went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI in the loss. The Rangers will face the Dodgers again today in Glendale.
Astros Blanked By Marlins
(Jupiter, FL) — Houston was slammed by the Marlins 11-0 in Jupiter, Florida. The Astros suffered their first loss in spring training, bringing their record to 3-and-1. The defending world champs will face the Mets today at First Data Field as Grapefruit League Play continues in Florida. New York is 2-and-2 during spring training.
MLB Grapefruit League
Detroit Tigers 8, Baltimore Orioles 6 (at Sarasota, FL)
Minnesota Twins 5, St. Louis Cardinals 4 (at Fort Myers, FL)
Atlanta Braves 2, Washington Nationals 1 (at Orlando, FL)
Houston Astros (ss) 8, New York Mets 7 (at West Palm Beach, FL)
Boston Red Sox 13, Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (at Bradenton, FL)
Miami Marlins 11, Houston Astros (ss) 0 (at Jupiter, FL)
Tampa Bay Rays 7, Toronto Blue Jays 4 (at Port Charlotte, FL)
New York Yankees 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3 (at Tampa, FL)
MLB Cactus League
Chicago White Sox 7, Oakland Athletics 6 (at Glendale, AZ)
Milwaukee Brewers 7, Cleveland Indians 6 (at Maryvale, AZ)
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Texas Rangers 6 (at Surprise, AZ)
Seattle Mariners 9, Chicago Cubs 9 (at Mesa, AZ)
Arizona Diamondbacks (ss) 5, Cincinnati Reds 2 (at Goodyear, AZ)
Kansas City Royals 10, San Francisco Giants 6 (at Scottsdale, AZ)
San Diego Padres 10, Los Angeles Angels 4 (at Peoria, AZ)
Arizona Diamondbacks (ss) 7, Colorado Rockies 4 (at Scottsdale, AZ)
Virginia New #1 In “USA Today” Coaches’ Poll
(Undated) — Virginia is the new number-one team in the nation. The Cavaliers took over the top spot in the “USA Today” Top-25 Coaches’ Poll despite previous number-one Michigan State winning twice last week to extend its winning streak to 12 straight. The Spartans dropped to number-two.
Top-25 Men’s Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
Virginia Tech Hokies 64, #3 Duke Blue Devils 63
#19 West Virginia Mountaineers 84, #12 Texas Tech Red Raiders 74
#6 Kansas Jayhawks 80, Texas Longhorns 70
College Hoops Roundup
(Undated) — In college hoops action last night, Texas lost 80-70 at number-six Kansas in Lawrence and number-19 West Virginia jumped out to a 16-0 lead and never looked back in beating number-12 Texas Tech 84-74 in Morgantown. Tonight, Oklahoma is at Baylor and TCU hosts Kansas State in Big 12 games. SMU will host Houston tomorrow. North Texas is home Thursday against UTSA.
Cowboys Cheerleaders Donate Items To Smithsonian
(Washington, DC) — The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are donating some memorabilia to the Smithsonian. Charlotte Jones Anderson, executive vice president of the Dallas Cowboys, was at the museum on Monday. The donation included two game-day uniforms, a 1977 poster of the cheerleaders, three Barbie dolls dressed in the famous uniform and a copy of the original sketch of the uniform. The museum is recognizing the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders because of their nationwide popularity.