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Wednesday Sports Update – Witten Signs With Raiders

(Las Vegas, NV) — Jason Witten is leaving the Cowboys to become a Raider. Multiple-outlets report the deal is for one year for up to 4.75-million dollars. The 37-year-old tight end has spent his entire career with Dallas and is an 11-time Pro Bowl selection. On Monday, the Cowboys signed tight end Blake Jarwin to a four-year deal worth just more than 24-million dollars, which signaled Witten’s time was over in Dallas.

Lee Sticking With Cowboys

(Frisco, TX) — Sean Lee is agreeing to stay with the Cowboys. The 33-year-old linebacker agreed to a one-year contract for a reported 4.5-million dollars with two-million guaranteed. This will be Lee’s 11th season with Dallas. He appeared in all 16 games, starting 10, last season, and logged 109 tackles.

Cowboys Agree To Terms With McCoy

(Frisco, TX) — ESPN is reporting the Cowboys have agreed to terms with defensive lineman Gerald McCoy. The three-year deal is pending a physical. The 32-year-old, six-time Pro Bowl selection. played last season with Carolina after spending his first nine seasons with Tampa Bay. He was the third overall pick in the 2010 draft out of Oklahoma.

Brady Signing With Buccaneers

(Tampa, FL) — The Tom Brady era is over in New England. NFL Network reports the 42-year-old, free-agent quarterback will sign with the Buccaneers. The six-time Super Bowl champ has spent his entire 20-year career with the Patriots, but said goodbye to the team on social media yesterday.

Rangers’ Calhoun Progressing From Broken Jaw

(Arlington, TX) — Rangers’ outfielder Willie Calhoun received medical clearance to fly back to Texas and begin light cardio activity this week. Calhoun suffered a broken jaw when hit by a Julio Urias fastball on March 8th in a spring training game with the Dodgers.

Astros, Rangers To Aid Stadium Workers

(Undated) — The Houston Astros and Texas Rangers have joined the rest of MLB’s 30 teams in pledging one-million dollars to assist lost wages for stadium workers in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Ballpark workers and game-day employees at new Globe Life Field in Arlington and Minute Maid Park in Houston will have their paychecks impacted by an abbreviated MLB season.

Astros’ Verlander Out Six Weeks After Groin Surgery

(Houston, TX) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is on the mend after right groin surgery. GM James Click says the 37-year-old had the procedure yesterday and will be sidelined for about six weeks. Verlander will have time to heal before the start of the season. MLB has pushed back Opening Day until at least mid-May due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Byron Nelson PGA Tourney Canceled

(Dallas, TX) — The PGA has canceled the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas because of coronavirus concerns. The tourney was scheduled to begin May 7th and be a 75-year anniversary celebration of 1945 when Nelson won 18 championships, including 11 in a row. It will be the first year since 1965 a PGA event has not teed off in Dallas County.

NBA On High Alert With Seven Players Testing Positive

(Undated) — The NBA remains on high alert with seven players testing positive for COVID-19. Kevin Durant was among four Brooklyn Nets players to join the growing list. Durant has not played this season because of a Achilles’ tear. Only one of the four Nets experienced symptoms. The Lakers will be tested today for coronavirus and have agreed to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Senators Player Tests Positive For COVID-19

(Ottawa, Ontario) — A player for the Ottawa Senators is testing positive for the coronavirus. He is believed to be the first NHL player to come up positive for COVID-19. The player has not been identified by the club. According to the Sens, the player in question has mild symptoms and is in isolation.

 


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