<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usSat, 24 Jun 2017 12:37:27 -0500Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:37:27 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cowboys Host Charity Yard Sale on Saturday, June 24]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:49:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys_Stadium.jpg

Dallas Cowboys coaches, players and front office staff will be donating their gently used personal items - from pots and pans to clothes and home decor - to be sold at the First & Goal charity Yard Sale.

The yardsale, presented by All My Son's Moving & Storage, will be Saturday, June 24 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at AT&T Stadium.

Profits will be donated to women and children served by The Gatehouse, The Family Place and The Salvation Army.

The event will be centered around stadium 'entry J'.

<![CDATA[Boston Red Sox Retire David Ortiz's Number]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:42:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/David+Ortiz+Retired+Number.JPG

The Boston Red Sox officially retired No. 34 in honor of David Ortiz in a special ceremony at Fenway Park on Friday night.

"I love you, Boston," Big Papi told Red Sox Nation. "Thank you."

Red Sox legends like Carl Yastrzemski, and relatives of others, like Johnny Pesky, were on hand to congratulate the slugging designated hitter.

Some of his former teammates, including Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, catcher Jason Varitek, knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, and second baseman Dustin Pedroia, also honored Ortiz. Martinez and Pedroia both paid tribute in speeches.

Friday morning, JetBlue unveiled a new Big Papi and Red Sox themed gate at Logan Airport. The gate, appropriately C34, is adorned with photos of Ortiz's top 10 Red Sox moments and his jersey. Ortiz was on hand for the dedication.

"I have been around for a long time and it's been a blessing being part of Boston," Ortiz said.

Big Papi played for the Red Sox for 14 consecutive seasons, helping the team win a total of three World Seriess Championships.

On Thursday afternoon, the Red Sox and the City of Boston renamed the Yawkee Way extension near Fenway Park "David Ortiz Drive" in honor of the player.

Later in the day, Big Papi was roasted by friends and fellow heavy hitters in major league sports.

Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels is set to begin at 7:10 p.m. but fans are encouraged to arrive earlier for the ceremony.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Stars Select Defensemen Miro Heiskanen in 2017 Draft]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:36:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-800201112.jpg

The Dallas Stars selected defensemen Miro Heiskanen with the third overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Heiskanen, 17, played in Finland for "HIFK," the country's elite league, in 2016-2017. He compiled 10 points, five goals and five assists in 37 regular season games; and three points – all assists – in eight playoff contests. 

He also represented Finland at the 2017 under-20 World Junior Championship and the 2017 under-18 World Junior Championship. The Finnish star recorded one assist in six games in the U-20 WJC and 12 points (2-10) in seven games at the U-18 WJC, where he also won a silver medal.

Miro also won best defensemen honors and was named to the tournament all-star team after leading all skaters in assists and all defensemen in point at the 2017 U-18 WJC.

Heiskanen is listed at 6'1", 172 pounds and turns 18 years old in about three-and-a-half weeks (July 18).

The Stars also hold the 29th, 70th, 101st, 132nd, 163rd, and 194th overall selections. This story will continue to be updated as those picks are announced.

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<![CDATA[Texas Youth Baseball Teams Snarled in TS Cindy]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:32:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Gulf_Shores_Kids.jpg

A youth baseball team in McKinney got creative when they were forced inside by Tropical Storm Cindy while traveling for a world series tournament.

<![CDATA[Newy's Take on Mavs Drafting Dennis Smith]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:59:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEWY_MAVS_DRAFT_TAKE_ON_SMITH_FOR_WEB_1200x675_974250051757.jpg

Newy Scruggs talks about the Mavericks drafting Dennis Smith.

<![CDATA[Johnny Quinn's Olympic Comeback Takes Emotional Turn]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:32:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/johnny+quinn.jpg

North Texas bobsledder Johnny Quinn is considering a comeback for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Quinn made headlines at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, when he had to break out of his bathroom after the door in the Olympic Village became stuck.

"Who knew a door at the Olympics would create that much noise?" Quinn said.

After Sochi, Quinn stepped away from bobsled.

"I was tired. I was exhausted. I needed time away from the sport," Quinn explained.

Later that year, Quinn got married. He and his wife, Amanda, began building a life together in McKinney. They recently opened an insurance agency.

"We do everything together," Amanda Quinn said.

But during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Johnny Quinn again felt the Olympic itch.

"He'd had some conversations with his strength coach and Steven Holcomb about making a run at the 2018 Olympics," Amanda Quinn recalled.

Holcomb, a legendary U.S. bobsled driver and three-time Olympic medalist, won gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

"Holcomb is 'bobsled' for the United States of America," Johnny Quinn said.

That was all the motivation he needed to get back in the gym for 2018.

"That was a big catalyst for making a run at 2018," Johnny Quinn said.

Then came a gut-wrenching twist on the path to PyeongChang. On May 6, Holcomb was found dead in his room at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York. Tests later revealed a combination of alcohol and prescription sleeping medication in his system.

"It's tough," Johnny Quinn said.

Holcomb's sudden death puts Johnny Quinn's comeback in question.

"That was a big factor, to have an opportunity to be on a guy's sled, a proven Olympic medalist," he said.

The Quinns are now taking a hard look at the path ahead.

"We're trying to figure out the next step," Johnny Quinn said.

If Johnny Quinn does go to the 2018 Winter Olympics, the spirit of his teammate will surely be along for the ride.

"To have the opportunity to continue to compete and honor him would be huge," he said.

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<![CDATA[There's No Place Like Home For Dak Prescott]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:31:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cowboys_prescott_on_practice_1200x675_939247683819.jpg

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott went back to where it all started.  

He spent the day in his hometown of Haughton, Louisiana for his youth football camp.  

He's held camps there before but not as the quarterback for America's team.  Prescott took time to teach kids about the game and also tossed around the ball to the youngsters and even addressed the crowd to a packed gymnasium. 

Prescott was once in their shoes and remembers what it was like to dream big and that's the message he is passing on to the kids.

<![CDATA[Jeter Meets With Marlins, Remains Short on Funds: Report]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:19:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-683113516.jpg

Derek Jeter met with the Miami Marlins on Thursday and remains short on funds, according to a report by the Miami Herald.

Jeter is part of one of three reported groups that is vying for ownership of the Marlins. Thus far, no group has been able to come up with the reported $1.3 billion asking price. After meeting with Marlins' president David Samson and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday, Jeter still is trying to find investors.

Along with Jeter, Samson and Manfred, Greg Fleming sat in on the meeting. Fleming may be one of the most important aspects of the meeting, as he is the former chief of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Fleming is said to be one of the investors in Jeter's group and it could be a sizable stake.

While Jeter will only contribute a relatively small amount to the team, he would be in complete control of the club. This requirement by Jeter was the reported reason for Jeb Bush exiting the group. Jeter would handle both the baseball and business sides of the organization, if a deal comes to fruition.

While there are three groups reported to be in the running, Jeter remains the front-runner. A group including Tagg Romney and Tom Glavine is considered to be the runner-up. The third group has unknown members in it and would be looked at as a dark horse candidate.

In addition to coming up with the funds to buy the team, MLB wants the new owner to have enough equity to run the team properly. Miami is expected to take losses in the near future and would need to be able to cover those. The Marlins have a losing record this season, but will host a valuable All-Star Game in July.

With the ownership talks hanging in the balance, Miami will look to continue a turnaround on the field. The Marlins are currently hosting the World Series champion Chicago Cubs for four games at Marlins Park.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Mavericks Select Dennis Smith Jr. in the 2017 Draft]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:30:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6325314021.jpg

The Dallas Mavericks selected point guard Dennis Smith Jr. of North Carolina State University with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

The eight picks preceding were:

  • Markelle Fultz, Guard, Washington (76ers)
  • Lonzo Ball, Guard, UCLA (Lakers)
  • Jayson Tatum, Forward, Duke (Celtics)
  • Josh Jackson, Forward, Kansas (Suns)
  • De'Aaron Fox, Guard, Kentucky (Kings)
  • Jonathon Isaac, Forward, FSU (Magic)
  • Lauri Markkanen, NCSU (Bulls via Timberwolves)
  • Frank Ntilikina, Guard, France (Knicks)

Smith Jr. is a freak athlete, reportedly recording a 48-inch vertical, despite tearing his ACL and missing his entire high school senior basketball season. He was a top-10 recruit according to all major scouting websites, but had a disappointing freshmen season at NC State. The team went 15-17 (4-14 in ACC play) last year.

Smith was the first ACC player with two triple-doubles in conference play, according to ESPN, and averaged 18 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals in his lone season with the Wolfpack.

Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said he projects Smith to be a starter in his first NBA season. 

The Mavs got a player with a decent shooting touch — 35% from three, 71% from the free throw line — and a strong handle.

The complaints against Smith are that he rushes on the offensive end and can become lazy on the defensive end, but Carlisle is known for getting the most out of players and the rookie should be no different.

Smith Jr. fills the Mavs' decencies last season as a fast, offensively-skilled point guard. He will be competing with Yogi Ferrell and Seth Curry for the starting gig this fall.

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<![CDATA[Rangers Get Set For A Ten Game Road Trip]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MERCEDES_RANGERS_FOR_THE_WEB_1200x675_974132803634.jpg

The Texas Rangers have been playing well lately, they tell us what the key to their success has been.

<![CDATA[New Look For The Dallas Mavericks Locker Room Coming]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/183*120/GettyImages-470272300.jpg

Dallas Mavericks owner took a sledgehammer to the Dallas Mavericks locker room Thursday evening.

He’s not upset about anything but excited about the new changes ahead for his team. 

The Dallas Mavericks locker room will have a new look for the upcoming season.  Crews were on hand to start the demolition process of their current space.  

The state of the art facility will come with a refrigerated cup holder, tablet dock, shoe holder and many other features.  It's expected to be finished for the start of the 2017-2018 season.

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<![CDATA[Sparks Fly During the Last Minutes of the Mexico - New Zealand Soccer Match]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:27:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Pelea_Nueva_Zelanda_Mexico.jpg
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<![CDATA[New Deal Makes Raider's Derek Carr NFL's Highest Paid QB]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:51:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/kahrpayydayye.jpg

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wanted to get his contract extension done before training camp next month.

He got his wish.

Carr and the team have reached what is reported to be a five-year, $125 million deal, according to a story by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com Thursday morning.

An excited Carr confirmed that report on social media.

“Now it’s done!” he wrote on Twitter. “From the jump I’ve wanted to be a Raider 4 life. One step closer to that! Blessed!!! Business done! Let’s just play now!!!”

The deal is expected to pay Carr about $25 million per season, which will make him the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback. He’s heading into the final year of his first deal, signed after he was taken in the second round of the 2014 draft. That deal will pay him about $5.4 million this season, with the new terms kicking in starting in 2018.

The Raiders have been built with salary-cap flexibility under general manager Reggie McKenzie and are a reported $31 million under the salary cap.

Earlier this offseason, the Raiders signed defensive end-linebacker Khalil Mack to a long-term extension. Still to be done is a deal for starting guard Gabe Jackson.

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<![CDATA[Tearful Tribute: NHL Honors Bickell With Emotional Video]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:59:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-699489368.jpg

In a night filled with honors for some of the best hockey players in the country, one emotional moment stood above the rest.

The moment the NHL honored Bryan Bickell.

The former Blackhawk’s career was cut short after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November. He ended his hockey run with the Carolina Hurricanes, playing in less than a dozen games with the team.

But his journey back from rehab to playing his final game in the NHL was an extraordinary moment that earned him praise during the league’s national awards ceremony.

“I didn’t know if I was going to play hockey again,” Bickell said in a heartfelt video showed during the ceremony.

After rehabbing for weeks, Bickell returned to play with the Hurricanes, revealing the team’s season finale against the Flyers would be his last.

“Those people were there for me,” Bickell said in the video as footage showed each Hurricanes player shaking his hand and hugging him before the game.

But as the game went into overtime, it was Bickell who was first up in the shootout – a shot that would ultimately become his last. And it went in.

The stadium erupted as fans, players and his family roared for the goal. 

“There’s hockey life and there’s life after hockey,” Bickell said in the video as he talked about his future with his family and seeing his daughters grow up.

Bickell went on to give a speech during the ceremony, thanking the Blackhawks and the Hurricanes and his fans.  

But it was his thank you to his wife that had tears streaming down the faces of many in the audience.

“When I said no, she said yes. She picked me up when I was down,” he said. “If it wasn’t for Amanda, for everything… Thank you Amanda.”

The moment ended with the league making a $20,000 donation to the Bryan & Amanda Bickell Foundation.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Star QB Adds Another Notable Endorsement Deal]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:58:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/Capture154.PNG

Dak Prescott is officially partnering with Campbell's Chunky Soup for the upcoming NFL season.

Prescott, joined by All-Pro Linebacker Luke Kuechly, of the Carolina Panthers, and Wide Receiver Antonio Brown, of the Pittsburgh Steelers, filmed several "Chunky MAXX" commercials for Cambell's. The soup company has been partnered with the NFL for 20 years.

Chunky Maxx is Campbell's protein-packed soup - containing 40% more meat than regular cans. Prescott will be using the soup to beef up and avoid the dreaded sophomore slump.

Itseems being the quarterback of America's Team is already paying off for the Cowboys' young star.

<![CDATA[Something Good: Rooting on Barbarians]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:26:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TMSG_Barbarians.jpg

The North Texas Barbarians Rugby Club left Thursday for a tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina.

<![CDATA[Errol Spence Jr. Throws First Pitch At Rangers Game]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:46:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/spence+first+pitch.jpg

IBF Welterweight champ Errol Spence Jr. continues to reap the benefits of being the champ. 

His whirlwind tour continued Wednesday night with a trip to Globe Life Park In Arlington where he threw out the first pitch. 

The DeSoto native thew to Carlos Gomez and managed to get the ball across the plate. 

Spence Jr. won the IBF Welterweight title from Kell Brook last month, he says his next fight could be in February and he wants it to be in Dallas.

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<![CDATA[Newy Wants Mark Cuban to Draft Dennis Smith, Jr.]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:14:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ap-ncstate-dennis-smith.jpg

Dennis Smith, Jr. of N.C. State is the player I’ve been asking the Mavericks to draft for months now.  

The Mavs attended his pro day workout in Raleigh last week. Trade up to get him if you have to Mark Cuban. 

The Mavericks are not going to win a thing with Yogi Ferrell being their starter. Same goes for Seth Curry. They are not starting point guards on a contending team in the NBA. 

If Dallas ever plans to get out of the West and back to the NBA Finals they must get a difference making point guard. Just look at the point guards in the Western Conference: 

Golden State has Seth Curry. Two-time MVP, and he’s been to the NBA Finals three straight years with two wins.

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook will probably win the MVP later this month.

Houston Point Guard James Harden should finish runner-up for the MVP award to Westbrook.

Chris Paul is still the Clippers point guard and I don’t think he will leave despite being a free agent this summer.

Memphis may have the most underrated point guard in the West, Mike Conley.

Portland has a beast in Damian Lillard.

Denver has Dallas-native Emmanuel Mudiay running the point.

Phoenix has a talented player in Eric Bledsoe.

That’s a stacked group of point guards and this is why I continue to beat the drum for Dennis Smith, Jr. Smith put up 18.1 points, 6.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game in his only season with a bad Wolfpack team that didn’t qualify for the NCAA Tournament. He was also the ACC Rookie of the Year.

Smith is the most athletic point guard, and maybe the most athletic player regardless of position, in this class. Los Angeles Daily News reporter Mark Medina reported Smith recorded a vertical jump of 48 inches during a workout with the Lakers.

His former coach at NC State Orlando Early declared about the 6-3 point guard in an interview , “He can be handling the ball and, all of a sudden, bang! and he’s dunking it,” Early said. “He’s just so explosive.”

Smith has been compared to Westbrook and former MVP Derrick Rose. "I want to win Rookie of the Year," he said Wednesday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on NBA Draft media day. "Not too many [individual] accolades, I just want to come in and be the best teammate I can be be, the best player I can be and I think everything else will take care of itself."

Need more convincing? Fran Frachilla of ESPN, who lives in Dallas, raves about him. "Three years ago (Washington point guard) Markelle Fultz, (Kansas shooting guard) Josh Jackson and Dennis Smith Jr. were all on the same level," Fraschilla said. "Dennis gets hurt before his senior year in high school, tearing his ACL. He comes back this year and plays on a dysfunctional team (at N.C. State). People were blaming him for the team not being as good, and all of the sudden the perception becomes, 'Well, maybe he’s not as good as we thought.'"

"But you’re talking about a guy who is a junkyard dog, who is strong, gets to the basket, is tough and always plays with a chip on his shoulder. He’s a kid who could slide and all of a sudden a team picking ninth, 10th, 11th goes, 'Oh my god. We’ve got to take him. It’s a no brainer.'

The Mavericks need to draft Dennis Smith, Jr. 

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<![CDATA[Hamels Back in the Groove After Second Rehab Start in Frisco]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:50:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Rangers+Cole+Hamels.jpg

Cole Hamels is close to being back.

The Rangers lefty made his second rehab start at Double-A Frisco, allowing one run on two hits in five and two-thirds innings in the Roughrider’s 11-2 win over the Midland Rockhounds. Hamels struck out seven on 81 pitches, 50 were strikes.

 “Things went well,” said Hamels. “Ultimately, we’ll see how I feel tomorrow and get back into the five-day routine. Obviously bounced back really well from the last start with the five days. I think that will be the tell-tale sign with how I feel tomorrow.”

Hamels is on a rehab assignment after suffering an oblique injury last month. During his two starts in Frisco, one of the things he worked on was getting back in the groove with his cutter, which he threw frequently during this last outing.

“I didn’t throw a lot of good cutters in my last start so really tried to make sure I had that feel,” said Hamels. “It’s such a good pitch to get guys off-balanced and to make sure I can execute the other pitches. That’s kind of been the tell-tale sign for really establishing what the hitters approach is with that pitch. Since I was able to do that, it gave me a good idea what I could threw next to these hitters out there.”

Hamels will travel with the Rangers to New York for a weekend series with the Yankees. The hope is the ace will be ready to return against the Indians in Cleveland afterwards, although nothing has been confirmed.

Roughriders centerfielder Jose Cardona provided some offense in the third inning, showing why he’s a Texas League All-Star. Cardona left no doubt when he turned on one for a three-run homer. Leftfielder Scott Heineman also added a two-run shot for the Roughriders.

As for Hamels’ time on the mound at Dr. Pepper Ballpark, it was a pleasant experience for the Rangers ace.

 “I’ve heard outstanding things and coming here I have to say it’s one of the best Double-A stadiums I’ve come to,” said Hamels. “It’s a fun place. If you ever have to rehab, this is definitely the place you want to lobby towards.”

Frisco hits the round for a four-game series at Corpus Christi starting on Thursday. After tonight’s game at The Globe, the Rangers wrap up their series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon before embarking on a 10-game road trip against the Yankees, Indians and Chicago White Sox.

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<![CDATA[Fair Park Olympic Day Connects Kids with Olympians]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:44:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Fair_Park_Olympic_Day.jpg

Fair Park Olympic Day Games for Kids, which connects North Texas kids to Olympians, kicks off Wednesday at Fair Park in Dallas.

<![CDATA[Every Goal So Far From the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:40:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mexico-gol-getty-images.jpg
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<![CDATA[MMA Fighter Alice Yauger Ready for Bellator 180]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:01:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/alice+yauger.jpg

One local MMA fighter is getting ready for the big lights at Madison Square Garden this weekend for Bellator 180.

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<![CDATA[Stars Will be the First Opponent for the NHL's Newest Team]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:33:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/198*120/Dallas+Stars+Emergency+Landing.png

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights will make their regular-season debut on the road in Dallas on Oct. 6 and host the Arizona Coyotes on Oct. 10 in the first home game in franchise history.

NHL teams announced their home openers Wednesday with the full, 1,271-game schedule for the 2017-18 season set to be released Thursday.

Vegas will play its first two games on the road, visiting Arizona on Oct. 7 before the second leg of an early back-to-back for coach Gerard Gallant's club.

The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will raise another banner and begin their quest for a three-peat Oct. 4 against the St. Louis Blues. The Penguins visit the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 5 in a matchup of the only teams to win the Cup three times in the salary-cap era.

The Western Conference-champion Nashville Predators open the season Oct. 5 at Boston. Nashville celebrates the longest playoff run in franchise history at home Oct. 10 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Philadelphia opens Oct. 4 at the San Jose Sharks, who have the longest active season-opener winning streak at seven. The first night of the season also includes the Calgary Flames at the Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Winnipeg Jets, a matchup of the top two picks in the 2016 draft, Auston Matthews against Patrik Laine.

The Detroit Red Wings host Minnesota on Oct. 5 in the first NHL regular-season game at the new Little Caesars Arena.

The back-to-back Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals open their season at Ottawa on Oct. 5 and host the Montreal Canadiens in their home opener Oct. 7.

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<![CDATA[Romos Share Maternity Photos With People Magazine]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:57:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Romo+family.jpg

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and his wife, Candice, shared family photos along with Rivers, 3, and Hawkins, 5, with People Magazine.

The couple awaits the arrival of their third child in August.

Candice confirms she's expecting a third boy and that both she and Tony like to know the gender ahead of time. She tells People she loves being a "boy mom."

She says they have a narrowed down list of names, but haven't settled on a name yet.

As for the new baby's brothers, Candice says they're excited and like to keep up with the baby's growth and listening to baby's heartbeat.

Candice says she "thinks" they're done after the third baby arrives but adds "you never say never."

Candice also talked about Hawk + Sloane, the company she co-founded, which creates sprays for what she calls "natural parenting."

MORE: People.com - Tony Romo and Pregnant Wife Candice Crawford Romo Pose for Stunning Maternity Shoot

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