<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News, Analysis, and Scores for the Giants, Jets. Patriots, Huskies, Knicks and More]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:11:09 -0600 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:11:09 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Rangers Sign 16 to 1-Year Deals]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:37:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rangers082714.jpg
The Texas Rangers announced Friday they have signed 16 players to one-year deals.

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<![CDATA[Pitching Prospect Gets Really Nice Evaluation]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:52:18 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rangers-draft-picks.jpg
The Rangers' top pitching prospect got a pretty nice evaluation by respected baseball publication Baseball Prospectus.

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<![CDATA[Franchise Tag Deadline Coming on Monday]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:32:46 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/1042701431.jpg
The deadline for the Dallas Cowboys to use the franchise tag on a player, like Dez Bryant maybe, is set for 3 PM on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Garrett Saw Benefits of Being a "Walkaround Coach" in 2014]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:16:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/461347208.jpg
Jason Garrett fully experienced the benefits of being a "walk-around coach" in 2014 as he led the Cowboys to an NFC East Championship.

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<![CDATA[ZiPS Projections: Closer]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:07:30 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/455565888.jpg
With the 2015 season on the horizon, let's start looking at some projections for the Rangers.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Cowboy Chris Canty Cut By Ravens]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:08:23 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/chris-canty-big-blue-10-super-bowl.jpg
Former Cowboys defensive end Chris Canty was cut by the Baltimore Ravens on Friday after two seasons with the team.

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<![CDATA[Hamilton's Teammates React to Latest Relapse]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:06:52 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/josh-hamilton-2014-cu.jpg
The Angels have confirmed Josh Hamilton suffered a relapse of drug and alcohol use, and while his future status is unknown, his teammates are speaking out.

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<![CDATA[Michael Sam Invited to Inaugural Veteran Combine]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:09:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GERRY_MCCARTHY__1409761483_39578161-620x503.jpg
Former Cowboys practice squad member Michael Sam is among the invitees to the inaugural veteran combine, to be held next month in Arizona.

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<![CDATA[Rangers' Frisco Affiliate Undergoes Makeover]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:42:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/RoughRiders_uniform_models.jpg
The Frisco RoughRiders are arguably one of the most talent-laden minor-league teams in all of professional baseball, and all those hot, young prospects will be wearing a new look for the team.

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<![CDATA[Top 5 Snow Games in NFL History]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:17:00 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Victoria+Lamm.jpg
Sorry, but blizzardy days like this always make us think about Thanksgiving 1993.

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<![CDATA[Peterson's Father Has Heard Dallas "Rumors" ]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:11:30 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/186716672.jpg
Adrian Peterson's father Nelson says he's heard rumors of three potential destinations for his son if he leaves Minnesota in 2015, and one of them is Dallas.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Draft Profile: DL Xavier Cooper]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:52:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/459417282.jpg
Washington State defensive lineman Xavier Cooper shows flashes of being a productive 3-Technique, but he'll require some physical and technical development.

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<![CDATA[Another Lefty Reliever Goes Down]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:12:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/jon-daniels-rangers.jpg
Recently acquired lefty Edgar Olmos is joining Michael Kirkman on the mend for shoulder soreness.

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<![CDATA[Wisconsin's Gordon: Cowboys Should Keep Murray]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:13:27 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/melvin-gordon2.5.15.jpg
One possible first-round pick for the Cowboys is saying they should hold on to the guy he'd be replacing.]]>
<![CDATA[Beasley, Cowboys Reportedly Nearing Deal]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:13:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/461029268.jpg
Cole Beasley is reportedly nearing a long-term deal with the Cowboys.

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<![CDATA[Earl Lloyd, First Black NBA Player, Dies at 86]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:14:52 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP861620179640.jpg
Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper...

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<![CDATA[Frisco RoughRiders Unveil New Identity, New Plans for Ballpark]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:49:34 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/RoughRidersBallpark020813.jpg
Less than a year after a new ownership group took over the Rangers AA affiliate, the Frisco RoughRiders are rolling out a multi-million dollar brand reboot. The team unveiled a new Teddy Roosevelt-era RoughRider...]]>
<![CDATA[SB XLV Seating Fiasco Trial Starts Monday]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:52:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/108869448.jpg
An attorney representing fans who were displaced when seats weren't properly installed for the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium says the first jury trial begins Monday.

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<![CDATA[Eagles Acho Taking Va. Teen to Prom]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:45:32 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/228*120/2015-02-26_1345.png
A Loudoun County, Virginia, teen got the surprise of a lifetime Friday when Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho agreed to take her to prom. Back in January, Hannah Delmonte reached out to Acho...

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<![CDATA[KIper: Preston Smith "Intriguing" for Dallas]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:47:43 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/preston-smith-cowboys-draft.jpg
According to ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper, the Cowboys might be keeping an eye on Mississippi State defensive end Preston Smith going into April's draft.]]>
<![CDATA[Adrian Peterson Wins Appeal]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:48:16 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/186722617.jpg
A judge ruled in favor of Adrian Peterson in his appeal hearing on Thursday, clearing the Vikings running back for reinstatement.

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<![CDATA[Rangers React to Latest Hamilton News]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:52:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/129293273.jpg
Josh Hamilton's former teammates in Texas are speaking out about his latest reported drug and alcohol relapse.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Jones: Garrett Has Evolved Since Arriving in Dallas ]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:49:05 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/460774542.jpg
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes Jason Garrett isn't the same guy he was when he arrived in Dallas as offensive coordinator in 2007.

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<![CDATA[Hamilton's Latest Issue Further Validates Rangers]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:54:02 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Josh+Hamilton+Angels+Image.jpg
Josh Hamilton is battling his addiction demons again, and it's once again proving the Rangers absolutely made the right call by letting him walk.]]>
<![CDATA[Darvish Dazzles Against Live Hitters]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:57:15 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/453229628.jpg
Yu Darvish threw against live hitters for the first time since his final start of 2014 in August, and he was sharp.

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<![CDATA[NFL Helmets Ranked 1 to Thirty-Boo]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:46:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/462202356.jpg
The Browns changed colors. But nobody will notice, or like it. Because, well, they're still orange.

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<![CDATA[Martin Reports, Ready to Win Leadoff Job]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:58:34 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/178278727.jpg
Leonys Martin was the last position player to report to spring training on Wednesday, and he did so looking to seize the Rangers' leadoff spot.

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<![CDATA[ZiPS Projections: Designated Hitter]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:59:43 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/492020683.jpg
With the 2015 season on the horizon, let's start looking at some projections for the Rangers.

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<![CDATA[Reggie Bush Could Fit in Dallas]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:50:32 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP908455971151.jpg
Reggie Bush was unexpectedly cut loose by the Lions on Wednesday. Could a reunion with Scott Linehan in Dallas be in the cards?

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<![CDATA[Feliz Impresses in Early Workouts]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:09:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/neftali-feliz-first-start-rangers-mariners.jpg
The Rangers are counting on Neftali Feliz being a dominant closer again, and so far, so good.

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<![CDATA[Scheppers Excited to Get Back to Bullpen]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:09:57 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/486252337.jpg
Tanner Scheppers called last year a "bad dream," and it's easy to see why. He was a massive failure as a starter and now will try to return to the dominance he showed in 2013 as a setup man.

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<![CDATA[2-Year-Old Son of NFL Long Snapper Sings National Anthem]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:48:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/AP828165311104.jpg
Forget football! The 2-year-old son of Cincinnati Bengals' long snapper showed he is ready for the stage when he belted out the National Anthem at a high school basketball game.

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<![CDATA[Rick Vs. Rondo a Knockout For Carlisle]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:26:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/136453106.jpg
The point guard needs to fit in with the head coach, not vice-versa.

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<![CDATA[Emmitt Smith Would Like to See DeMarco Murray Return]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:14:32 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/459486534.jpg
Emmitt Smith said this week that if he were Jerry Jones, he'd pay to keep DeMarco Murray in Dallas.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Draft Profile: FS Cody Prewitt]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:01:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/185369457.jpg
Mississippi free safety Cody Prewitt is a classic deep safety with advanced instincts yet limited athleticism.

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<![CDATA[Durant Says He's Cleared For Offseason]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:15:03 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/justin-durant-10.21.14.jpg
Cowboys linebacker and free agent-to-be Justin Durant tweeted Wednesday morning that he has been cleared to return to football activities.]]>
<![CDATA[Young More Valuable at 2B or Front Office?]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:31:52 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/csn+michael+young+12062012.jpg
With Jurickson Profar, the Rangers should give a shot to the 38-year-old. If he wasn't busy being a special assistant and all.

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<![CDATA[NFC East Watch: Giants Cut Mathias Kiwanuka]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:29:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mathias-kiwanuka-cowboys.jpg
The New York Giants and Mathias Kiwanuka have parted ways after nine seasons and two Super Bowls together.

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<![CDATA[ZiPS Projections: Right Field]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:10:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/452498714.jpg
With the 2015 season on the horizon, let's start looking at some projections for the Rangers.

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<![CDATA[NFL Stadium Proposals ]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:41:02 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/carson-stadium.gif
For the past two decades, there have been proposals to bring an NFL team to the Los Angeles area, ever since the Rams and Raiders left LA in 1994. There are currently four proposals on the table.

<![CDATA[Rangers Bring in Another Lefty Reliever]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:09:30 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/jon-daniels-wash-resigns_1200x675_325780547532.jpg
The Rangers are looking for depth from the left side in the bullpen, and they brought in another possibility on Tuesday.]]>