<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News]]>Copyright 2016http://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, 30 Jul 2016 04:55:25 -0500Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:55:25 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Must-See Sports: Fan Catches Foul, Kiss]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:19:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/d%27arnaud-kiss.jpg

Must-see moments from this week in sports include an inter-sport alley-oop, a baseball player's odd reaction to a fan catching a foul ball and a soccer player has trouble with a soccer ball.


Soccer, Basketball Alley-Oop

Bayern Munich soccer players visited Team USA's basketball team Thursday and players from each team collaborated on an alley-oop trash can dunk. Nice work by new Dallas Maverick Harrison Barnes to kick off (pun intended) the masterpiece.

Fan Catches Foul Ball, Kiss

A fan at Thursday's Phillies-Braves game in Atlanta probably would have been happy with just catching a foul ball. Maybe Braves outfielder Chase d’Arnaud was thanking the fan for turning what would have been Strike 1 into an out?

William Tell With a Wedge

What is going on here? Oh, just Indiana Tech golf coach Tom Kocks using the Happy Gilmore technique with a wedge to lift a shot over a brave volunteer.

Soccer All Star Trips on Ball

Orlando City SC midfielder Kaká had a little trouble with the ball in Thursday's MLS All-Star Game.

Granny Catches Foul Ball in Hat

This lady gets zero points for her choice of dance, but she earned the right to dance however she wanted when she caught a foul ball in her hat at Thursday's Diamondbacks-Brewers game in Milwaukee. She probably wishes she were at the Braves game, though.

Miss Putt, Punt Club

Patton Kizzire reacted how any golfer would after missing an "easy" putt during the PGA Championship Thursday.


Best Basketball Trick Shot

Harlem Globetrotter Bull Bullard overcame a 110-foot drop at 60 miles per hour to hit the jump shot of the year at Morey's Piers at the Wildwoods boardwalk in New Jersey Wednesday.

Dirk Shouldn't Soccer

On the day that Dirk Nowitzki officially re-signed with the Dallas Mavericks, he also hosted his annual celebrity soccer game in Germany. With a bicycle kick like that, it's a good thing Dirk is sticking with basketball.

Eagles' Magic Long Snapper

Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos' magic has landed him in the Top 12 of America's Got Talent. If he keeps coming up with illusions like that, football might have to take a back seat.

Pirates Fan Catches Foul, Falls

The catch of the night in Wednesday's Mariners-Pirates game came from a fan, who paid the price. The fan then showed the crowd he was OK and got a loud ovation.

Full-Contact Rock, Paper, Scissors

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander filmed Tigers players Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias playing a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors where the winner gets to take a water bottle to the head of the loser.

Who's Got it Better Than Jim Harbaugh?

Of course Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh wore khakis and cleats when he threw the first pitch before Wednesday's Cubs-White Sox game. Of course he prepared intensely for the pitch and of course he rocked it.


Boy, That Escalated Quickly

Players and coaches on the Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins) and Daytona Tortugas (Reds) brawled during the ninth inning of their game last Wednesday. And of course it was Camp Day at the ballpark.

Emotional Boy Meets Favorite Team

After this 4-year-old Pirates fan sat through a nearly six-hour 18-inning game last week, he probably thought his team winning was reward enough. The Pirates thought he deserved more, though, inviting him to hang out with the team Tuesday.

Adorable NFL Camp Pups

Washington cornerback Bashaud Breeland brought the basics to training camp, including a litter of English Bulldog puppies.

MLer Avoids Combacker From Nephew

Edwin Encarnacion's nephew seems to have inherited the power gene from his uncle. Fortunately Encarnacion still has his reflexes.

OBJ Schools Kid Campers

The one-handed catch Odell Beckham Jr. made against the Cowboys two seasons ago is probably the most copied football play by kids today. At a football camp Beckham hosted Tuesday, some kids got to see similar catches first hand.

Sibling Trade Proposal

Said every sibling ever.


Tiny Dunker

Meet Jare Sager, a 5-foot-2 youngster from Washington who doesn't let his height stop him from making some impressive dunks.

Imaginary Baseball, Real Major Leaguer

A boy stopped a man walking a dog with an Oakland A’s bandana, complimented the bandana and asked the man to play imaginary baseball. Little did the boy know that he hit an imaginary home run off real A's reliever Sean Doolittle.

Thor Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks

The Empire State Building was struck by lightning during a storm Monday and Met's pitcher Thor — also known as Mansfield native Noah Syndergaard — let everyone know he wasn't responsible.

Syndergaard was scheduled to pitch against the Cardinals Monday, but the game was postponed by the storm. Hmm...

Umpire, Catcher Make Catches

Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon made a good catch, but umpire Jim Reynolds wasn't going to be outdone, catching Leon's mask as it was tossed aside.

Not-So-Subtle Videobomb

Diamondbacks’ infielder Jean Segura showed off the least subtle videobomb ever during Fox Sports Arizona’s pregame report in his hometown of Milwaukee Monday.

Australia Wins Quidditch World Cup

The Australia Dropbears defeated America to win the 2016 International Quidditch Association — which is a real thing, apparently — World Cup Sunday. What else is there to say?


Blame It On the Jelly

After committing possibly the worst own goal in sports history, Minnesota United FC and goalkeeper Sammy Ndjock show they're good sports with a PSA video: #BlameItOnTheJelly. Slow clap.

A Kiss Before Winning

Twins third baseman Miguel Sano fielded a grounder and then kissed the ball fore throwing to first base for the final out in Saturday's 11-9 win over the Boston Red Sox.

Like a Kid In a Candy Store

Kyle Bush won the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis Sunday, but the real star was Busch's young son, Brexton. The boy, who looks to be about 18 months old, couldn't resist the Skittles shot onto the track by Busch's sponsor after the victory.

Premature Walk Fools Baserunner

It's always cringe-worthy when a batter thinks he's been walked and is called back to the plate. The Orioles' Chris Davis committed this offense Sunday and fooled teammate Manny Machado, was picked off at first base by the Indians catcher.

Don't Dribble, DeAndre

DeAndre Jordan forgot his role when he caught an airball and tried to dribble during Team USA's exhibition with China Sunday. See what you missed out on, Mavs fans?

Dusty in Here?

A video of a dad's birthday "prank" is going viral online. The dad pretends to forget his son's birthday as a setup to give him a gift that moves them both to tears. Must. Not Cry...

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<![CDATA[Garrett Dealing With Cowboys' "Character Issues"]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:28:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys_newy_Vlog_1200x675_735078467776.jpg NBC 5 sports director Newy Scruggs discusses how Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is dealing with the "character issues" on the team.]]> <![CDATA[Is It Time For Cowboys To Cut McClain?]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:29:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys_Watkins_Vlog_1200x675_735077443917.jpg NBC 5's David Watkins discusses whether the Cowboys should cut ties with suspended linebacker Rolando McClain.]]> <![CDATA[Cowboys Continue On Without Suspended Players]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:29:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Jerry_and_Jason_Suspended_Players_1200x675_735016515972.jpg Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett discuss moving on without three suspended players.]]> <![CDATA[Cowboys Not Interested in Free Agent QB Nick Foles]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:18:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-07-29-17h26m06s1.png

The Dallas Cowboys are seemingly content with their backup quarterback situation and won't entertain the idea of signing free agent quarterback Nick Foles.

The Rams recently released the Texas native, making him an unrestricted free agent. The Cowboys struggled in 2015 after Tony Romo went down, due to inconsistent play from backup quarterbacks. Kellen Moore is currently Romo's immediate backup.

Foles is an experienced NFL quarterback who started for the Eagles and Rams, making him a candidate to be Romo's backup. However, Jerry Jones put a quick end to that idea.

"Foles isn't an option," said Jones. "We wouldn't get him any snaps. We got four that are going to get the snaps."

Those four include Romo, Moore, rookie draft pick Dak Prescott and second-year pro Jameill Showers.

"At some point you have to develop guys," said Stephen Jones, Cowboys COO and director of player personnel, referring to young quarterbacks Prescott and Showers. "I think Cincinnati last year had a really solid football team. You look at what they did with A.J. [McCarron], a fourth-round pick out of the SEC. He came in and had every opportunity, and – nothing to do with him – had a chance to win a playoff game for them."

<![CDATA[Elliott in Oxnard, Will Practice with Team on Saturday]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:18:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-07-29-17h04m05s116.png

The Dallas Cowboys will allow first-round running back Ezekiel Elliott to practice with the team at training camp despite recent domestic abuse allegations. Elliott's ex-girlfriend accused the rookie of assault last week in Columbus, Ohio.

Police were called to an incident involving Elliott and his ex-girlfriend in Columbus and nobody was arrested. The responding officer found inconsistencies in statements given by Elliott, the ex-girlfriend and witnesses.

"We've seen no contradictions from any of the information we've seen, and the information we've seen would have him here at camp involved with us. I've seen no bits of information that have contradicted that," said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Elliott was on the team's chartered plane to California on Thursday and is in Oxnard preparing for his first training camp.

Meanwhile, his ex-girlfriend took the case to the Columbus prosecutor's office, which will produce an investigation into the incident in question.

<![CDATA[Rewind: Janet Evans Left Stanford's Swim Team to Swim More]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:55:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Janet-Evans-1992-GettyImages-75942963.jpg

What could cause an honors student and 8-time All-American swimmer to quit her college swim team at the height of her talents?

For former Olympian Janet Evans, the decision to drop out of Stanford in 1991 was borne from ambition.

Evans earned World Records in the 400, 800 and 1500 meter freestyle by the time she was 15-years-old, and won gold in the 1988 Seoul Olympics in the 400 and 1500 meter freestyles and the 400 meter individual medley, accomplishments that made her a highly prized college recruit.

When she signed a national letter of intent with Stanford in the spring of 1989, the Cardinal women were fresh off their second NCAA championship, and hadn’t finished lower than third in the nation since 1977.

A match made in heaven, right?

For a couple of years, it certainly was. Evans was named 1990 NCAA Swimmer of the Year en route to those eight All-American selections in her first two years as a collegiate athlete. But as a chance to defend her Olympic titles in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics approached, new NCAA rules cramped her style.

Motivated by a concern for academic proficiency, in the spring of 1991, the NCAA reigned-in the amount of time student-athletes could spend in organized practices. Under new rules, athletes were limited to 20 hours per week of in-season training, and just eight hours per week in the off-season, including a mandatory day off. For Evans, this represented a significant impediment: She averaged 30-35 hours in the pool per week year-round, and earned a 4.0 grade point average in the academic quarter before announcing her departure from Stanford.

"If these new rules would have been in effect when I got out of high school, I would never have gone to college," she said to the Associated Press.

Although NCAA officials insisted that the new rules were being misconstrued, Evans’s decision was final.

"I've heard that there were ways to get around it, but I just don't want to deal with that," Evans told the Los Angeles Times. "I really don't know why the NCAA did it. It's very restrictive. I didn't want to spend the rest of my career worrying whether I trained one hour too much."

Ultimately, both Evans and Stanford recovered from her departure unscathed.

Stanford went on to win five straight national championships from 1992-96 after Evans left, en route to an NCAA-leading eight titles.

Meanwhile, Evans competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic games, winning a gold in the 800 meter freestyle and a silver in the 400 meter freestyle in Barcelona in 1992. She did not medal in the 1996 Atlanta games. Over the course of her career, Evans amassed a total of seven world records in three events. Her 400 meter freestyle record stood for 19 years; her 1500 meter freestyle time was unbeaten for 20 years; and her 1500 meter freestyle standard wasn’t bested for 21 years.

Evans’s attempt to make a comeback in the 2012 London games as a 40-year-old was met with enthusiasm, but she didn’t make it out of the U.S. Olympic Trials, and re-retired from competition permanently. She completed her bachelor’s degree in communications at the University of Southern California in 1994, and is currently Vice Chair and Director of Athlete Relations in Los Angeles’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games.

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<![CDATA[US Women's Gymnastics Team Hopes to Make History ]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:23:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2016-07-29-at-4.21.15-PM.jpg Only five women have the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the gymnastics competition in Rio. Earning that spot can be like stepping in to a new family.]]> <![CDATA[McClain Remains with Cowboys, At Least for Now]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:31:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/174*120/GettyImages-460475614.jpg

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says he likes the character on the team this year. Garrett would be a star in the public relations world.

The Cowboys are missing important pieces to their defense, including linebacker Rolando McClain, who skipped the team’s flight to California for training camp.

McClain also didn’t participate in organized team activities and missed most of the voluntary offseason program. He did report to minicamp last month but didn’t practice. McClain could face a fine or worse from the team.

To make matters worse, McClain is suspended for the first 10 games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Garrett said the Cowboys will move on from players who don’t fit in the culture there. Yet, McClain is still on the team.

The Cowboys seem unwilling to part ways with McClain, which has left many shaking their heads why. Dallas re-signed McClain to a one-year deal worth as much as $5 million during the offseason. He received a $750,000 signing bonus. If the Cowboys were to cut him, that would be $750,000 counted against the salary cap.

However, they would gain $2.6 million in cap room due to his base salary of $1.25 million, along with $1.375 million in roster bonuses.

The Cowboys are already without linebacker Randy Gregory, who is reportedly in a treatment facility and facing an extension of his four game suspension. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is also facing a four-game suspension for a failed drug test.

There could be a decision made Friday on whether McClain fits in the future plans for the Cowboys. Right now, it’s not looking too promising.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Tweet Oxnard Packing List]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:02:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys-Star-on-Helmet.jpg

Before the Dallas Cowboys began packing for Oxnard, someone had to gather a list of everything they'd need while away from home.

That someone then tweeted that packing list in an easy-to-read infographic format. We've embedded them below.

First up, of course they're taking footballs, but trash cans come as a suprise.


Do you pack that much Gatorade or buy it when you get to California?


It's the NFL -- I'd have thought they would have needed more 100 pound plates.


12 trucks! Maybe they did pack and ship their own Gatorade.


Finally, here is the camp practice schedule, leading up to the return to Frisco's The Star.


NBC 5's Kris Gutierrez contributed to this report.

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<![CDATA[Simone Biles' Career Soars to Record-Breaking Heights ]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:19:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/biles_thumb.jpg Three-time world all-around champion Simone Biles has changed the standards in her numbers-driven sport. Her career is adding up to be one of the greatest in gymnastics history.]]> <![CDATA[In Women's Rowing, the US has a New Great Eight]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:00:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rowing_w_split.jpg

Quick, name the most dominant team in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

It might not be who you think.

The correct answer is the U.S. Women’s Eights Rowing team, which boasts a dynasty of 10 straight World Championship or Olympic titles heading into the August 8 start of competition.

Although Eleanor Logan of Stanford and Meghan Musnicki of Ithica college are the only two returning Olympians on the squad, other members of the team will bring differing sets of world-class credentials onto the water at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio.

Notre Dame’s Amanda Polk, Michigan State’s Emily Regan, Colgate’s Lauren Schmetterling, and the University of Washington's Kerry Simmonds and Katelin Snyder own shares of the World Record time of 5:54.160, set at the 2013 World Rowing Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Tessa Gobbo won a NCAA championship with the Brown University in 2011, one of a record seven the Bears women have won since the NCAA founded the championships in 1997. Logan led Stanford to its lone NCAA championship in 2009, and Simmons’s Washington Huskies women’s team won three of the first five NCAA titles awarded. Snyder was coxswain on the Huskies’ storied men’s program, which has won seven of the last 10 Intercollegiate Rowing Championships. (Men’s rowing is not an NCAA sport.)

A dynastic team comprised of only two returning Olympians seems anomalous in its face, but it is a testament to the strength of the ultra-competitive world of U.S. Women’s Rowing. The nine women competing in Rio were culled from an original group of 28. And while this crop of Olympians own a combined 28 gold medals in World Championship and Olympic competition, women who have earned a total of 15 gold medals were left behind. The camaraderie amid the competition for an Olympic berth made for a bittersweet moment when the final team was finally announced.

"There was such joy, but also such sorrow. Everybody was competing for these spots—for years, really—but at the same time everybody is so close and so supportive of each other. To go to Rio without them is brutal," Snyder told Sports Illustrated.

The intensity of the success of the women’s team serves as inspiration for their male counterparts, who also train at the Finn M.W. Caspersen Rowing Center in Princeton, New Jersey.

"The hardest thing to do in sports is to win and then keep winning," U.S. Men’s rower Seth Weil told The Wall Street Journal. "They have built this culture that keeps them winning, and now it’s like a freight train."

According to USRowing.org, the physical demands of the 2,000-meter race are comparable to those endured by cross-country skiers and long distance speed skaters, and physiologists claim that rowing the 1.25 mile stretch is equal to playing back-to-back basketball games.

The Americans will face boats from Canada, Great Britain, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania and Russia with the goal of bringing home the gold in the August 13 final.

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<![CDATA[Newy Scruggs, David Watkins Play Fashion Police in Oxnard]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:30:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Newy_and_Watkins_Police_1200x675_734434371604.jpg David Watkins and Newy Scruggs are the new sheriffs in town. The fashion police, at least. ]]> <![CDATA[USA Uniforms for Opening Ceremony Revealed]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:47:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/teamusa-opening-ceremony-uni.jpg

American athletes will walk into the Maracana stadium for the Olympic opening ceremony next week following the light on their flag bearer's jacket.

The uniforms by Polo Ralph Lauren revealed on "Today" Friday morning show an illuminated "USA" on the back of the flag bearer's jacket. The flag bearer will be announced sometime before the Aug. 5 ceremony.

Athletes will wear navy blazers that feature the USOC logo and the designer's famous polo pony. Underneath, they'll sport a red, white and blue T-shirt with broad horizontal stripes above white jeans.

Fencer Mariel Zagunis was chosen to carry the flag at the 2012 London Olympics, while runner Lopez Lomong led the Americans in to the stadium in Beijing in 2008.

Photo Credit: Ralph Lauren
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<![CDATA[NCAA Medal Count: How We're Keeping Track]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:32:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/Olympicmedals540189254.jpg

Michigan-Ohio State. Auburn-Alabama. USC-UCLA. To sports fans from these schools, the mention of the rivalry gets the blood boiling. And the hatred extends beyond football. 

This summer, it will extend all the way to Brazil.

More than 450 athletes and alumni from NCAA schools will compete in the Summer Olympics in Rio, igniting age-old collegiate rivalries in sports like wrestling, track and field, swimming and more.

Which means Michigan fans will want to know: Did we earn more medals than Ohio State? Rivals in Rio will answer that question.

After every medal is awarded during the Summer Olympics, Rivals in Rio will update its medal count, awarding schools the appropriate medal.

Since we know the questions will come, we want to explain exactly how we decide whether a college has earned a medal.

It's pretty simple: If an athlete plays (or played) a sport for a school, earned a degree from a school, or is still in high school but signed a letter of intent to attend that school, then that school will get credit for any medals won in Rio.

So Missy Franklin is competing for Cal, because she swam for the school for two years before turning professional. Katie Ledecky is competing for Stanford, because she signed a letter of intent to attend the school. Ryan Lochte graduated the University of Florida in 2007, so he's swimming for his Gators.

But Michael Phelps, who trained in Ann Arbor for years and has a Michigan block M tattooed to his hip, isn't representing the Wolverines: While he attended classes at the school briefly, he never swam for Michigan or earned a degree. 

What about team sports? If a team wins a medal, every school with a player on the team gets credit for that medal - but no school can receive more than one medal per team. So if the U.S. women's basketball team wins a gold medal, UConn, Tennessee, LSU, Delaware, Baylor, Louisville and Minnesota will each earn a gold medal - but only one each, even though the team has five players from UConn.

So check back here often during the Olympics game to see how your school is doing. And don't forget to talk trash to your big rival.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Meet with Naval Air Station Point Mugu Families En Route to Training Camp]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:22:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-07-28-21h35m54s240.png

After landing at Naval Air Station Point Mugu in Southern California, the Dallas Cowboys met with service members and their families for an autograph, meet-and-greet session.

It's an even that happens every year when the Cowboys arrive for training camp, and one of the most rewarding things the football club does all year.

It is, in part, the Cowboys' way of saying thanks for allowing the chartered plane to land at the naval base. The air station is only nine miles away from the training camp headquarters in Oxnard.

This annual event is now something the team and the base residents look forward to every year.

"It's an amazing feeling, just putting smiles on their faces, even though they do so much more for our country than we could ever do," said Cowboys safety Barry Church. "Seeing that they're just excited to see us as we are them is an amazing feeling."

"We definitely appreciate and support everything they do. We wouldn't be able to play football if it wasn't for them," said wide receiver Cole Beasley. "They also let us land here, which is a lot closer, so the least we can do is come in and show them some love."

<![CDATA[Cowboys Go All Out with Training Camp Arrival Wardrobes]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:25:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-07-28-21h17m32s235.png

Say what you want about how they play football, but the Dallas Cowboys can dress. Or at least they're giving 100 percent effort in that department.

The players wore their best from top to bottom for the trip from North Texas to Southern California for training camp.

Who wore it best? Who needs to trash the suit? David Watkins and Newy Scruggs play Cowboys Fashion Police.

<![CDATA[TCU Superfan Micah Ahern Dies of Cancer at Age 7]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:24:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/micah-ahern.jpg

Micah Ahern, a 7-year old Arlington boy who became an inspiration for the TCU Horned Frogs baseball team and many people across North Texas, has died of cancer.

Micah battled neuroblastoma, a cancer found commonly in the adrenal glands that mostly affects children under the age of 10.

In 2014 the Horned Frogs signed Micah to an honorary scholarship, and the players wore the letter "M" on their hats during their run to the College World Series this spring.

In a post on social media Thursday, mother Linda Ahern wrote:

"Micah is no longer suffering. He is healed and whole. I praise God for that. Now we all are left here to mourn the loss of The Great Superhero. Micah, you are so loved and missed. You were so brave even until the very end and we are all changed because of it."

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<![CDATA[Barry Church Talks Camp, Suspended Teammates]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:18:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BARRY_CHURCH_ON_COWBOYS_CAMP_AND_SEASON_1200x675_734345795797.jpg

Cowboys safety Barry Church is entering his seventh season with the Dallas Cowboys. 

The former Toledo standout had his season cut a game short after suffering a broken arm in week 16 against the Buffalo Bills. 

Church said Thursday at Point Mugu he's 100 percent healthy and that he’ll be on the field for the Cowboys first practice Saturday. 

His defense will be without three key players with linebacker Rolando McClain, defensive ends DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory missing time for violating the league's substance abuse policy. 

Church discussed that and more when he arrived in California Thursday.

<![CDATA[Eagles Long Snapper Advances to 'AGT' Semifinals ]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:57:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/221*120/americas+got+talent+eagle.JPG The Philadelphia Eagles’ long snapper is stealing the show on "America’s Got Talent." NBC10’s Katy Zachary has an update on the Eagles’ magic man.]]> <![CDATA[Beasley Looking Forward to Cowboys Camp]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:40:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/COLE_BEASLEY_TALKS_CAMP_1200x675_734310467966.jpg

Dallas Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley returns for his fifth season with the Dallas Cowboys.

Beasley had 52 receptions for 536 yards and five touchdowns for the Cowboys in 2015. 

His best game came in a 33-27 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles when he had nine catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns on NBC 5 Sunday Night Football.

Beasley also had a two touchdown game against Washington in the final game of the season.

The former SMU Mustang talks about what he's looking forward to in 2016 as the team heads into camp.

<![CDATA[Rangers Are Focused On Wins, Not Trades]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:03:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-580963282.jpg

The first place Texas Rangers have been struggling over the last couple of weeks.  The Rangers have dropped six of their last seven series and their once 10 game lead in the American League West has been reduced to 2.5 games.

Injuries have played a big part in ther decline, slugger Prince Fielder will have neck surgery Friday and is done for the season and Shin-Soo Choo has missed time as well.  Pitching seems to be the Rangers biggest concern with lefty Derek Holland and Colby Lewis currently on the disabled list. 

The Rangers made a move Wednesday by acquiring pitchers Dario Alvarez and Lucas Hall from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for prospect Travis Demeritte.  Texas has been mentioned as a possible spot for Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale and Kansas City Royal thrower Edison Volquez. 

With the August 1 trade deadline fast approaching, Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus explains why he and the rest of his teammates aren't really worried about possible moves that the Rangers organization may make.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Cowboys Arrive in Oxnard for Training Camp]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:11:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/witten1.jpg

Naval Air Station Point Mugu is the first stop for the Dallas Cowboys before training camp begins in Oxnard, California.

Players and cheerleaders will spend the afternoon signing autographs for military personnel and fans.

The Cowboys' first practice is Saturday, and their first preseason game is two weeks later against the Los Angeles Rams on Aug. 13.

This is the final year for Cowboys Camp in Oxnard. Beginning in 2017, the team will conduct training camp at The Star in Frisco.

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<![CDATA[Newy Scruggs, Jon Machota on Rolando McClain]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:43:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Jon_Machota_Newy_1200x675_734293571981.jpg Newy Scruggs and The Dallas Morning News' Jon Machota discuss what Rolando McClain missing the flight to Oxnard means for the Dallas Cowboys' defense.]]> <![CDATA[Rangers Hamilton on Injured Knee: "I Feel Like It's Fixed"]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:37:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/josh+hamilton+youth+academy.jpg

There was a bounce in Josh Hamilton’s step Thursday at the unveiling of the Rangers Youth Academy baseball field in Dallas that will bear his name.  Hamilton, who is out for the season after having a complicated left knee procedure that he described as “kind of” reconstructive, feels he is finally rid of the nagging issue.

“Bending it with no pain, my quality of life,” Hamilton said of the biggest improvements.  “I’m just really excited that I feel like it’s better, I feel like it’s fixed.  Now the only thing is taking my time, strengthening it up and get ready for next year.”

Five weeks after his third procedure on the knee, the former American League MVP was given an update by his doctor on the progress he had made.

“He says that at five weeks (I’m) about where we want somebody at three-and-a-half months,” Hamilton said.  “I said I just want to know if I’m going to be good for spring training.  He said I’ll be a lot better for spring training and almost too good, too soon.”

Asked if he believes if that spring training work will be with the Rangers, Hamilton said, “100 percent,” citing that he still believes he is “just as good as anyone in the game.”

But also recognizes that, having struggled with injuries and only playing in 139 total games the last three MLB seasons, he will have to earn a position with the Rangers in what would be the final year of his contract.

“If I have to win a spot, wherever that is, that’s fine with me,” Hamilton said.  “I’ll just be happy to be back out there and be pain-free and playing again.”

<![CDATA[Beltre, Hamilton Contribute to New Rangers MLB Youth Academy]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:22:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/230*120/Capture63.PNG

Progress is evident at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy under construction in Dallas.  And now, the facility will include the names of two of the best players in franchise history.

Outfielder Josh Hamilton made a financial contribution toward the creation of the Academy and will have one of the fields named after him. 

“To give these boys and girls opportunities to develop relationships on the field but to also develop relationships with families, it’s pretty important,” Hamilton said.

Third baseman Adrian Beltre’s financial gift will go toward creating the indoor turf field that is described as “major league size” and will include his number “29” in the turf.

“I never thought about anything else but being a baseball player (as a kid),” Beltre said.  “I think these kids think the same.  It’s just nice to provide for them and to make it easier for them to be on the right path.”

The estimated completion of the first portion of the Academy project is October 1st, with the remainder expected to be finished in the spring of 2017.  The MLB Youth Academy program is provides baseball and softball instruction to youth in the community, but also features academic tutoring, as well as drug resistance and gang-prevention programs.

<![CDATA[Wrestler Jordan Burroughs Looks to Win Big in Rio]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:28:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Jordan-Burrrough-GettyImages-520382788.jpg

Jordan Burroughs does not lack confidence — or ambition.

"I want to have exceptional goals," the Olympic wrestler said in a sponsored video posted on TeamUSA.org, the official website of the U.S. Olympic committee. In another, he said he wanted "to be the best wrestler of all-time."

The reigning Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling, Burroughs, 28, is one of the favorites to win big in Rio.

He is not shying away from those expectations. Rather, Burroughs is embracing them — and the work required for ultimate success.

"You’re capable of doing amazing things," Burroughs told USA Today Sports. "I wasn’t groomed or created to be this until I realized that I could be this. And I just started working my butt off, and all [of a] sudden I started winning. And I haven’t looked back."

Just ask Mark Manning, who will coach Burroughs and the U.S. freestyle team in the Rio Games.

"Jordan and I have been together for a long time," Manning told the Lincoln Journal-Star, before adding, "With Jordan, we will stick to our plan and keep working, building his arsenal and helping any way we can. Not that he needs much motivation from anybody, because he is so determined to win this year and compete in the 2020 [Summer] Olympics [in Tokyo, Japan]."

Manning knows what he's talking about. He coached Burroughs at the University of Nebraska, where his star pupil won NCAA Championships in 2009 and 2011. Since leaving Nebraska, Burroughs has added three world championships to his Olympic gold medal.

"In the wrestling world, Jordan Burroughs is [Cleveland Cavaliers star] LeBron James. He’s [Golden State Warriors star Stephen] Curry. Everyone knows who Jordan Burroughs is, and he’s been wrestling with a target on him for a while, and people adapt. You never get used to the target, but it’s more natural for Jordan to know he’s the heavy favorite and everyone expects his best," Manning told the Omaha World-Herald in April.

"It’s going to be fun when he looks back 20 years from now at the legacy he’s left. But we’re in the midst of that right now, so it’s about just staying on that ride and taking each year for what it’s worth," he added.

Perhaps it is Burroughs who best summarized his "legacy" after qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Team at the Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City.

"The difference between legends and just great athletes is consistency. I really prepare for these moments," Burroughs told The Associated Press.

"The approach has always been to be the best in the world, one of the best ever," he continued.

Still, his greatness won’t transition to a post-amateur wrestling career with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Burroughs told FoxSports.com in September 2015 he "won’t ever join" the UFC.

It's a surprising stance since Burroughs' wrestling acumen could be monetized by the UFC. So why would he pass up the opportunity at, potentially, a lucrative job as a professional mixed martial artist?  

"It's never been my passion to pursue the UFC or that I like to fight. I don't think many guys like to fight, but it's everything that surrounds success in the UFC. It's notoriety, it's the celebrities sitting ringside in Vegas, it's financial incentive, it's being labeled as the toughest guy in the world and being respected and heralded on such a high level, but for me I'm passionate about the sport of wrestling. I want to win another gold medal," Burroughs said.

"I'm doing well financially. I think a lot of guys get out of wrestling for financial incentive to go to the UFC, but I'm doing well. I've got a home, I've got a wife, I've got everything I need," he said. "So realistically, I don't need to join the UFC for anything other than I'm passionate about it, which I'm not. So I'll just sit back from afar and enjoying watching it but not participating."

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<![CDATA[NCAA Stars Take Their Talents to Rio]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:56:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/stewart-allen-kocian.jpg

Breanna Stewart and Devon Allen are already accustomed to big stadiums and bright lights. So at least in one way, it won't be a big deal when they walk into the Maracana for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Aug. 5.

They got plenty of experience playing in front of thousands of fans in person and millions on TV — and that was just in college. The Olympics have long been a competition at which college athletes have shined, and Allen and Stewart are just two of the biggest names among recent NCAA champions who will be competing in Rio starting Aug. 5.

Stewart won four national championships with the University of Connecticut’s basketball team, most recently in April. Despite joining a team full of experienced WNBA pros for the United States, Stewart could be a key player as a 6-foot-4 forward who can pass and shoot.

"It feels unbelievable to have the opportunity to play on the national team," Stewart told SI.com. "You can’t ask for a whole lot more coming out of college right away."

Allen’s NCAA titles have come on the track and he’s a medal contender in the 110-meter hurdles. But shortly after the closing ceremony, he'll head back to the University of Oregon and join the Ducks' football team as it tries to win a college football championship after coming close two years ago.

"It's something I've been dreaming about since I started running track," Allen told OregonLive.com. "It's surreal and it hasn't hit me yet but I'm sure it will hit me soon."

Allen is the only college football star who will be in Rio, but dozens of NCAA track and field athletes from various countries will compete, including decathlete Lindon Victor of Texas A&M, who will represent Grenada, and Filip Mihaljevic of Virginia, who will compete in the shot put for Croatia. Both won NCAA titles in their disciplines in the spring.

Competing for the United States are NCAA champions Jarrion Lawson of Arkansas (long jump); DeAnna Price of Southern Illinois (hammer throw); Clayton Murphy of Akron (1,500 meters); Courtney Frerichs of New Mexico (steeplechase); Maggie Malone of Texas A&M (javelin); Raven Saunders of Mississippi (shot put); Lexi Weeks of Arkansas (pole vault) and Kendell Williams of Georgia (heptathlon).

Impressive collegiate athletes will also participate in some of the Olympics' lesser-known sports.

Purdue's Steele Johnson will dive for the U.S. in the 10-meter individual and synchronized events. He won NCAA titles in the 1-meter and platform before taking this season off to prepare for Rio, but will return to West Lafayette and the 2016-17 season.

At the age of 19, West Virginia’s Ginny Thrasher already has NCAA titles in smallbore and air rifle. Shooting in front of Olympic crowds in Rio and being beamed around the world will be different from being on the range — or in the woods where she learned to shoot by hunting with her father and grandfather.

"It’s really overwhelming," Thrasher told The Washington Post. "I think once I get there and I see the Olympic village, it’ll hit me more than I’m actually a part of the Olympics."

Some of the best known Olympians haven't even gone to college yet. U.S. gymnast Madison Kocian signed a letter of intent to attend UCLA, while her teammate Laurie Hernandez made a verbal commitment to Florida. The U.S. women are strong contenders in Rio, meaning they could add a college championship to their Olympic ones.

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<![CDATA[Athletes With NCAA Championships and Olympic Medals]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:36:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/Boudia-GettyImages-467137886.jpg Winning championships is the goal of every athlete. But very few can say they are both an NCAA and Olympic champion. Those who can are among the greatest athletes produced by the United States. Here are a few of those top competitors.

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<![CDATA[Northern Michigan: Greco-Roman Wrestling's Powerhouse]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:29:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/splitscreen-facial-hair.jpg

Many Olympic athletes toil for years for a chance at 15 minutes of worldwide fame. But the slog endured by Greco-Roman wrestlers is enough to make badminton players seem as recognizable as LeBron James.

Traditional freestyle powers like Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Arizona State won’t be represented in Rio, but thanks to a U.S. Olympic training site established in 1999 on its Milwaukee, Michigan, campus, the University of Northern Michigan will compete in three different weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Greco-Roman wrestling forbids holds below the waist, as well as the use of one’s legs to trip opponents or otherwise execute takedowns. As opposed to freestyle, the prettier and more popular of the wrestling styles, Greco-Roman’s practitioners in the U.S. don’t have opposing teams, tournaments or championships. They have wrestling.

"Unlike other college programs, which operate under the umbrella of the NCAA and compete in the more mainstream freestyle wrestling, the Greco-Roman specialists here train in virtual anonymity. There are no dual meets against top programs like Iowa or Penn State. There are no NCAA titles to be won. The Northern Michigan wrestlers are preparing, quite simply, to become Olympians," New York Times sports reporter Scott Cacciola wrote in 2013.

Northern Michigan alumni Robby Smith (130 kg), Ben Provisor (85 kg) and Andy Bisek (75 kg) will all compete in Greco-Roman wrestling in Brazil. Because of their sport’s unique place in American athletics, the long winters training in remote Marquette bring the fellow Wildcats together.

"It’s definitely a different breed of wrestler. Everybody wrestling on the senior level of Greco is a little bit different. We make it work," Bisek told the Cedar Rapids Gazette in April. "We believe in everybody on the team."

The teammates' lone rivalry may be in the facial hair department.

Bisek, nicknamed "The Cowboy," sports a magnificent mustache that has taken on such a life of its own, it's become part of his Twitter handle, @biseks_stache. Smith, meanwhile, enjoys a full and lustrous face of hair, which has inspired a "Fear the Beard" rallying cry.

Bisek, Smith and Provisor aren't the only athletes whose road to Rio passed through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Freestyle wrestlers Helen Maroulis (53 kg) and Adeline Gray (75 kg) both graduated from nearby Marquette High School and train at the University of Northern Michigan Olympic Training Site.

Additionally, a trio of Northern Michigan alumna who train at the school's facility will represent the U.S. in sports other than wrestling. Mikaela Mayer will participate in her first Olympics, fighting as a lightweight boxer; Sarah Robles will compete in her second Olympics as a weightlifter in the 75+ kg field; and first-time Olympian Kelly Allen of nearby Iron Mountain, Michigan, will represent the red, white and blue in the paracanoe.

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<![CDATA[Dez, Romo, Witten, Elliott Top Player Sales Lists]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:07:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dez-romo-zeke-whit.jpg

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is the new king of pro football retail, claiming the No. 1 spot on the NFLPA’s Top 50 Player Sales List for the NFLPA’s first quarter, the association said in a news release Thursday.

The ranking marks the first time since the NFLPA began compiling its Top 50 Player list in 2013 that a non-quarterback has topped the quarterly player sales rankings.

The list is based on total sales of all officially-licensed NFL player merchandise, tracking year-to-date results from March 1 through May 31, 2016.

Bryant, who placed at No. 5 on the season-ending 2015 list, was joined by three other Cowboys teammates - quarterback Tony Romo, rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott and tight end Jason Witten - in the top five.

The only non-Cowboys player in the top five was Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who remained in the fourth spot.

Russell Wilson, the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, placed sixth. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the top-ranked player at the end of 2015, checked in at No. 7 and was joined by his teammate, tight end Rob Gronkowski in the No. 10 spot.

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. ranked No. 8, followed by rookie quarterback Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 9.

Cowboys and Seahawks players were represented most frequently on the list, with five players each. The Packers were next with four players, while the Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Oakland Raiders each had three players.

Quarterbacks led the list once again, with 17 finding places among the top 50. The position with the next-most representation was wide receivers with 11, while seven linebackers earned spots on the list. A total of 38 offensive players were ranked, to 12 defensive players.

The Top 50 Player list is released quarterly by the NFLPA, via its licensing and marketing arm NFL Players Inc., and is based on overall sales of all licensed products via online and traditional retail outlets as reported by more than 80 NFLPA licensees, including Fanatics, Nike, VF Imagewear, Outerstuff, Fathead, McFarlane Toys, OYO Sports, Bleacher Creatures, FBF Originals, Forever Collectibles and 500 Level. Licensed product categories include men’s, women’s and youth game jerseys and t-shirts, player murals, figurines, vinyl collectibles, matted and framed photos, bobbleheads, plush keyrings, drinkware, socks, holiday ornaments, and memorabilia, among others.

Highlights from the NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales list:

  • A trio of emergent, young Oakland Raiders jumped into the top 20 of overall sales (Khalil Mack, Derek Carr and Amari Cooper).
  • Mack, an All-Pro linebacker, vaulted a record 29 spots from No. 42 to No. 13, while Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck climbed 16 spots to No. 15.
  • Nine players from the 2016 NFLPA Rising 50, which projects future top sellers of licensed merchandise, made the jump to the Top 50 Players Sales report (Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, Rams running back Todd Gurley, Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry, San Diego Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett).
  • Also vaulting from outside the top 50 for the first time was Redskins defensive end Ryan Kerrigan (No. 50) and Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (No. 38).
  • Four rookies were among the first quarter’s best sellers (Elliott, Wentz, Goff and Bosa).
  • Texans defensive end J.J. Watt’s supremacy continues as the highest ranked defensive player on the list at No. 11.
  • Dallas fans powered Elliott, quarterback Tony Romo, wide receiver Dez Bryant, and tight end Jason Witten to the top four sales spots, led in part by strong sales of their products via exclusive e-commerce partner, Fanatics.
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was the fan favorite in tailgate games based on sales from Victory Tailgate and Wild Sports. Brady (Michigan) also claimed the No. 1 spot in collegiate co-branded sales.
  • Brady and fellow Patriot, tight end Rob Gronkowski teamed up to conquer hardlines sales, with Brady topping all players in OYO Sportstoys figures and Funko vinyl collectibles.
  • Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers meanwhile outsold the competition in customized socks from FBF Originals and Freaker USA.
  • Beckham Jr. led sales in international t-shirts in Mexico from licensee Ziporex
  • Rodgers and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald topped sales for Bleacher Creatures plush, while Wentz’s No. 11 jersey from Outerstuff was the favorite among kids.
  • Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton steered sales in active drinkware from licensees Tervis, Boelter Brands, and Williams Industries.

Top 50 Player Sales Report YTD (March 1-May 31, 2016)

1. Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys
2. Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys
3. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys

4. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
5. Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys
6. Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
7. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
8. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants
9. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
10. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots
11. J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans
12. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
13. Khalil Mack, LB, Oakland Raiders
14. Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams
15. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
16. Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders
17. Richard Sherman, DB, Seattle Seahawks
18. Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers
19. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
20. DeMarco Murray, RB, Tennessee Titans
21. Luke Kuechly, LB, Carolina Panthers
22. NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers
23. Clay Matthews, LB, Green Bay Packers
24. Von Miller, LB, Denver Broncos
25. Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks
26. Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans
27. Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
28. Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams
29. Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers
30. Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco 49ers
31. Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
32. Brock Osweiler, QB, Houston Texans
33. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
34. Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins
35. Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins
36. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
37. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
38. Sean Lee, LB, Dallas Cowboys
39. Kam Chancellor, SS, Seattle Seahawks
40. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals
41. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
42. Joe Haden, DB, Cleveland Browns
43. Joey Bosa, DE, San Diego Chargers
44. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings
45. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
46. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons
47. Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Jets
48. Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings
49. Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants
50. Ryan Kerrigan, LB, Washington Redskins

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<![CDATA[Back, Neck Doctor on Prince Fielder's Injury]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:03:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hisey-prince.jpg Dr. Michael Hisey with the Texas Back Institute talks about the injury suffered by Texas Rangers DH Prince Fielder.

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