<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - ]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth https://www.nbcdfw.comen-usTue, 24 Apr 2018 07:53:15 -0500Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:53:15 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Semien's Tiebreaking Homer in 9th Sends A's Past Rangers]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:09:23 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Texas+Rangers+Logo1.jpg

Marcus Semien hit a tiebreaking homer on the first pitch of the ninth inning and the surging Oakland Athletics went on to their third straight victory, 9-4 over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

The Athletics (12-11) have won seven of eight, and have a winning record for the first time since they won their season opener before a three-game losing streak.

Semien's third homer of the season, off Kevin Jepsen (0-3), snapped a 3-all tie and ignited a six-run outburst. Matt Chapman had an RBI triple with two outs, then after a pitching change scored on a single by Mark Canha before Jake Smolinski hit a two-run triple.

Ryan Buchter (1-0), the fourth of five Oakland pitchers, retired the only two batters he faced -- the last out of the eighth and the first out in the ninth.

The Rangers, who are 3-11 at home this season, tied the game in the fourth when Jurickson Profar drew a two-out walk from Trevor Cahill and Robinson Chirinos followed with his third homer of the season.

Khris Davis had a two-run double in the third to put Oakland up 2-0, giving him 21 RBIs this season. Chad Pinder's RBI single an inning later made it 3-1.

Rookie second baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa, the Rangers' No. 9 hitter, doubled in the third for their first hit and scored on a wild pitch.


Both starting pitchers allowed three runs over five innings. Rangers lefty Matt Moore, who was pulled after giving up a leadoff single in the sixth, struck out two and walked two. Cahill, who threw seven scoreless innings in his only other start this season for the A's, had six strikeouts, two walks and the wild pitch that allowed a run.


Rangers: RHP Doug Fister (right hip strain) felt good a day after throwing a bullpen and is set to come off the disabled list to start the series finale Wednesday.


Rangers lefty Cole Hamels (1-3), trying to avoid four losses by the end of April for the first time in his career, has lost four consecutive home starts -- including both this season. Right-hander Andrew Triggs, with a 1.02 ERA in four career appearances against Texas, starts for the A's in the middle game of the three-game series.

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<![CDATA[Kevin Kisner Ready to Tee Off at Colonial Country Club]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:02:32 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/KISNER_ON_FW_INVITATIONAL_FOR_WEB_1200x675_1217639491593.jpg

Kevin Kisner talks about defending his championship at Colonial Country Club and why the win in 2017 was so special.

<![CDATA[Josh Jackson Using His Platform to Help Others]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:01:02 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/JACKSON_ON_DRAFT_FOR_WEB_1200x675_1217624131874.jpg

Former Lake Dallas standout Josh Jackson is expected to be a first round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Monday he took 15 kids from the Denton Boys and Girls club on a shopping spree and gave his thoughts on the draft and the excitement he feels.

<![CDATA[Dallas Omni Hotel to Join In Draft Excitement]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:14:44 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/downtown-dallas-lights-0228.jpg

The NFL Draft will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Thursday and the Dallas Skyline will also take part in the action.

The LED lights on the side of the Dallas Omni Hotel will scroll the logo of the NFL team that is currently "on the clock."

The NFL Draft logo will appear first, followed by the team logo, then text showing the team name and the words "on the clock."

During the first round of the NFL Draft, which takes place on Thursday, each team has up to 10 minutes to make a decision. 

The Dallas Cowboys have the 19th overall pick in the draft.

The Dallas Omni Hotel exterior has 4.1 miles of LED lights that reach 22 stories high.

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<![CDATA[Ezekiel Elliott Made Dreams Come True for Fans at a Pop-Up Store Event]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:32:26 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Zeke_Pop_up_Shop_5p_42218.jpg

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott looks to have a big 2018. NBC 5's Sports Director Newy Scruggs and Cowboys Insider Jacques Taylor talk about what we can expect next season from Zeke and how he made the day of one fan at his  Pop-Up Store appearance in Dallas.

<![CDATA[Cowboys Need to Go with a Linebacker With the 19th Pick]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:28:25 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NFL+Draft+01.jpg

NFL Draft is Thursday. NBC 5's Sports Director Newy Scruggs and Cowboys Insider Jacques Taylor address the Cowboys needs and why they should pass on a receiver with the 19th pick.

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<![CDATA[Frisco Police Investigating Cowboys Defensive End David Irving]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:20:56 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ap-cowboys-david-irving.jpg

Cowboys defensive end David Irving is being investigated by the Frisco Police Department after domestic violence allegations. NBC 5's Sports Director Newy Scruggs and Cowboys Insider Jacques Taylor have the latest and what this could mean for his future with the Cowboys.

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<![CDATA[Nominate a Wingstop High School Scholar Athlete]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:35:26 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/1200x675-HSSALogo%5B1%5D.png
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<![CDATA['Texas Live!' is Hiring in Arlington]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:18:10 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Rangers+and+Texas+Live+rendering.jpg

The new Texas Live! is looking to fill several positions from entry level jobs to management opportunities.

A job fair is Thursday, April 26 from 2-7 p.m. at the All You Can Eat Porch in Globe Life Park.

Pre-registration is required.

For more information, click here.

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<![CDATA[Arlington Prepares for Traffic Ahead of NFL Draft]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:29:40 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NFL+Draft+01.jpg

The City of Arlington’s already planning on how to best deal with traffic for the NFL draft.

City officials are estimating between 75,000 to 100,000 people per day to come out for events in the area.

Keith Brooks, the assistant director with the city’s public works and transportation department, said there will be some standard street closures and lane closures during the draft.

However, the main street closure will be on AT&T Way between Randol Mill Road and Cowboys Way.

The city of Arlington is partnering with the “WAZE” app.

On the app, people attending the draft can find information on all of the street closures, as well as where to park.

Brooks also wants to remind drivers to try to avoid parking in the surrounding neighborhoods.

“We want to be mindful of the people that actually live in the neighborhoods. They live near the stadium and endure the different stadium events all year. We encourage people to park in the lots and be respectful of the neighborhoods,” he said.

Brooks said people can park in the stadium lots.

Another option for attendees, use a ride-sharing service or check with your hotel to see if they are offering shuttles to the draft.

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<![CDATA[Stephen Curry Signs Broad Production Deal With Sony Pictures]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:24:52 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/currycurry1.jpg

NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way.

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects.

A press release states Curry and the company he has co-founded, Unanimous Media, will have their production headquarters on the Sony backlot in Culver City, California.

The projects developed by Curry's company will focus on family, faith, and sports themes.

No specific projects were announced Monday, but Curry says in a statement he wants to use the deal "to affect the world positively."

Curry and the Warriors have a 3-1 lead in their first round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs.

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<![CDATA[LaDainian Tomlinson Hosts Free Football Combine Camp for Kids]]> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:30:46 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LT_Free_Camp.jpg

Former TCU standout LaDainian Tomlinson gives back to North Texas. The NFL Hall of Fame running back hosting a free football combine camp for kids at Lewisville High School on Sunday.

<![CDATA[Myles Garrett’s Advice for Top Pick in 2018 NFL Draft]]> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:29:25 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/doney_myles_garrett_interview_for_web_1200x675_931584067690.jpg

NBC 5's Pat Doney spoke with former Texas A&M and Arlington Martin High School star football player Myles Garrett about being taking number one in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, and what advice he would give to the top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

<![CDATA[Ezekiel Elliott Discusses Dez Bryants Release and More]]> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:24:23 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/JJT_EZEKIEL_ELLIOTT_INTERVIEW_1200x675_1216864323509.jpg

Ezekiel Elliott talks with NBC 5 Cowboys Insider Jean-Jacques Taylor about his new clothing line and Dez Bryants departure from Dallas.

<![CDATA[Arlington Gets Ready to Host 2018 NFL Draft]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:08:58 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/att-stadium-nfl-draft.jpg

Cowboys Nation is making final preparations for the 2018 NFL Draft.

It will be the first time AT&T Stadium hosts the three-day event, which begins Thursday.

Thursday, the NFL Fan Experience will offer free entertainment for fans outside the stadium located in Arlington.

While experiencing an NFL draft is a first for North Texas, it isn’t a first for a local family.

“We went to the draft a few years ago in Chicago,” said Michael Flanagan. “It was a really neat experience.”

Flanagan said he and his son Patrick won a trip to the NFL draft in Chicago three years ago.

“It was a great energy and enthusiasm,” said Flanagan.” Everybody there is excited about the prospects of their team for the following year:”

The father and son duo stood in line for three hours on Sunday afternoon hoping to meet Ezekiel Elliott and buy some of his merchandise. Flanagan is excited and hopes to catch a glimpse of the Cowboys’ newest players on Thursday.

“We need all the defensive help we can get that’s for sure,” he said.

An estimated 60,000 people will be allowed to watch the event inside. Many more will be able to take in activities outside AT&T Stadium. The 2018 NFL Draft begins Thursday at 7 p.m. The outdoor draft experience opens at Noon on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Inside Nassar Gymnastics Scandal: Maroney, Karolyis Speak]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:18:21 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/maroney-today.jpg

USA Gymnastics tried to silence top athletes after they reported being molested by team doctor Larry Nassar and as they pushed to meet with law enforcement officials, the gymnasts and their family members told NBC News.

Claims that the sports federation stressed discretion above all else are bolstered by text messages, emails and other materials reviewed by NBC News during a months-long investigation for a special edition of "Dateline" that aired Sunday.

The "Dateline" investigation also included: Olympian McKayla Maroney's first interview since her disclosure last year that Nassar repeatedly abused her; the first interview with coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi, at whose Texas ranch Nassar allegedly abused elite athletes; and the revelation that USA Gymnastics wanted Aly Raisman to promise confidentiality as part of any agreement, according to Raisman and her family.

CORRECTION (April 23, 2018, 7:18 a.m. ET): An earlier headline on this story misspelled the Karolyis' last name.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Give Update on Bryant After Star Hit in Head by Pitch]]> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 20:30:39 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6578008041.jpg

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was forced to exit Sunday’s game against the Colorado Rockies after he was struck in the head by a pitch, the team said. 

The Cubs say that Bryant suffered a small laceration above his eye from where his sunglasses impacted his face, but that he had passed all concussion tests thus far. 

The team also expects Bryant to travel with his teammates to Cleveland, where they will play the Indians on Tuesday. 

The incident occurred in the first inning of the game when a pitch from German Marquez went inside on Bryant, striking him on the bill of his helmet. The ball also appeared to glance off Bryant’s sunglasses and face, and trainers immediately rushed to his aid:

Bryant left the game because of the incident, and David Bote came in to replace him at third base in the winning effort. 

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<![CDATA[Dallas Cowboys Fans Excited for 2018 Season]]> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:02:50 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Zeke_Pop_up_Shop_5p_42218.jpg

Dallas Cowboys Running Back Zeke Elliott was in downtown Dallas today, meeting fans and signing autographs. Many of the fans at the event say they are excited for the new season and the NFL Draft, which will be held in Arlington later this week.

<![CDATA[McKayla Maroney Details 'Scariest Night' With Larry Nassar]]> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 20:17:51 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/maroney-today.jpg

Larry Nassar had done "the treatment" on gymnast McKayla Maroney before, but nothing prepared her for what happened in a Tokyo hotel room in October 2011.

"That was the scariest night," Maroney told NBC in her first-ever interview about the abuse she suffered at the hands of Nassar, the former Olympic doctor now at the center of an ever-widening sexual abuse scandal. "He went, like, overboard that night."

Maroney is one of more than 265 girls and women — including a half-dozen Olympians — who say Nassar molested them under the guise of medical procedures.

She told her story as part of a months-long "Dateline" investigation, that aired Sunday night. The probe looked into allegations that USA Gymnastics could have stopped Nassar earlier and tried to silence his victims when they finally spoke up — accusations the organization denies.

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<![CDATA[NBC 5 Video Vault: The Cowboys' 1997 NFL Draft Pick]]> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:26:37 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/The_Cowboys__1997_NFL_Draft_Pick.jpg

Every week we highlight video from KXAS' extensive video archive. We take a look back at the 1997 NFL Draft and the Dallas Cowboys pick of LSU's David LaFleur. More: The Portal to Texas History - NBC 5 News Collection

<![CDATA[White Sox Honor Pitcher Who Suffered Brain Hemorrhage With Touching Tributes]]> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:03:23 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/GettyImages-949721922.jpg

As the Chicago White Sox take the field Saturday night against the Houston Astros, their hearts are heavy as teammate Danny Farquhar remains in an area hospital.

Farquhar, who suffered a brain hemorrhage during Friday night’s game, is in critical condition at RUSH Hospital, and his teammates honored him by stenciling his initials and number onto their hats:

The team also hung Farquhar’s jersey in both the dugout and in the bullpen, and spoke before the game about how their hearts and thoughts are with him.

After pitching in Friday’s game, Farquhar fainted in the team’s dugout, and was taken to an area hospital, where he was diagnosed with a ruptured brain aneurysm that caused a serious brain hemorrhage. 

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<![CDATA[Sox Pitcher in Critical Condition After Brain Hemorrhage]]> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:23:38 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-842005626.jpg

Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar is in critical condition at a local hospital after collapsing during Friday’s game against the Houston Astros.

Farquhar, who pitched the sixth inning of the game, suffered a brain hemorrhage in the dugout afer the inning and was rushed to a local hospital.

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Later testing revealed a ruptured aneurysm that caused his brain to bleed, the White Sox said in a statement.

He is currently in critical, but stable, condition at RUSH Hospital, the White Sox said. No further information on his condition was made available. 

"The White Sox will provide additional updates on Farquhar's health over the coming days as appropriate, but the club also asks that you respect the privacy of the Farquhar family at this time," the team said. 

The Astros, the team that is currently in Chicago playing the White Sox, sent a message of support to Farquhar on social media: 

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"Get well soon Danny," the tweet reads. "Our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time." 

White Sox manager Rick Renteria offered his thoughts and prayers to his pitcher. 

"We all need to stay positive and be focused on thinking and praying for the best," he said before Saturday's game. 

"It crushes us in this clubhouse," pitcher James Shields said. "Nothing really matters baseball-wise when something like that happens, you know?" 

The Sox also asked for fans to offer their positive thoughts and prayers as Farquhar is treated. 

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<![CDATA[Cowboys TE James Hanna Retiring After Battling Knee Injury]]> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:39:05 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-457837258.jpg

Dallas Cowboys tight end James Hanna is retiring because of a knee injury that has hampered him the past two seasons.

Hanna was placed on the reserve/retired list by the Cowboys on Friday after six years with the team. The 28-year-old played 78 games over five seasons, finishing with 37 catches for 374 yards and one touchdown.

The knee issue kept Hanna out all of 2016, but he played all 16 games last season. A sixth-round pick out of Oklahoma in 2012, Hanna was primarily a blocking tight end and special teams player.

Jason Witten is returning for his 16th season. The backup tight ends include Geoff Swaim, Blake Jarwin and former Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers, who hasn't appeared in a regular-season game in two seasons since changing sports.

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<![CDATA[Leigh Steinberg on Jones, Wilson for NFL]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:23:50 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/STEINBERG_ON_WILSON_and_JONES_FOR_WEB_1200x675_1216046659903.jpg

Former UNT running back Jeffery Wilson and former McKinney standout Ronald Jones are both expected to hear their names in the draft.  Super agent Leigh Steinberg represents both of the running backs and talks about the emotions they will feel and why they’ll be a good fit for an NFL team.

<![CDATA[Jeffery Wilson Shaking Up UNT Football]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:22:10 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/JEFFERY_WILSON_ON_DRAFT_FOR_WEB_1200x675_1216030787996.jpg

Former UNT running back Jeffery Wilson could hear his name called in the NFL draft. He’s looking to become the first Mean Green player to get drafted in 14 years. He tells us what the journey has been like for him and his family.

<![CDATA[Newy's 2018 NFL Mock Draft]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:56:40 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/192*120/usa-taven-bryan-harold-landry-rashaan-evans.jpg

  1. Cleveland; Sam Darnold QB USC  
    The Browns need to finally take a quarterback in the first round after passing on Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson.
  2. N.Y. Giants; Bradley Chubb DE N.C. State
    The Giants have to replace JPP. Chubb can get the QB.
  3. N.Y. Jets; Josh Rosen QB UCLA   
    Might turn out to be the best QB in the 2018 draft.
  4. Cleveland; Saquan Barkley RB Penn State
    The best player rated in the draft will help QB Tyrod Taylor.
  5. Denver; Josh Allen QB Wyoming
    **trade with Buffalo. The Bills give up a boatload for a strong arm QB who has accuracy problems.
  6. Indy; Quenton Nelson G; Notre Dame
    The Colts get a highly graded player who can be ten year starter.
  7. Tampa Bay; Denzel Ward CB Ohio State 
    The Bucs need a corner. Vernon Hargreaves was a miss two years ago.
  8. Chicago; Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech
    The Bears need to find a way to get to Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford and Kirk Cousins.
  9. San Francisco; Roquan Smith LB Georgia
    I can’t see Ruben Foster playing for this club after his domestic violence arrest. Time to get another LB.
  10. Oakland; Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Alabama 
    Jon Gruden lucks into the best DB the Raiders have drafted since Charles Woodson.
  11. Miami; Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma 
    The Ryan Tannehill Era may be ending with Baker coming to South Beach.
  12. Buffalo; Vita Vea DT Washington
    ***trade with Denver. The Broncos need some beef up front because Kareem Hunt, Melvin Gordon & Beast Mode are in the division.
  13. Washington; Derwin James S FSU
    James is a playmaker and will make a difference for Washington.
  14. Green Bay; Marcus Davenport OLB UTSA 
    The Packers need to improve their defense. Davenport will help their pass rush. The Packers were 17th in sacks last season.
  15. Arizona; Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 
    Larry Fitzgerald is 35-years old and 2018 could be his final year. Ridley is a need.
  16. Baltimore; Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina
    Joe Flacco loves throwing to the tight end. Hurst is the top rated at the position.
  17. L.A. Chargers; Daron Payne DT Alabama
    Payne is a power run stuffer who excelled at Alabama.
  18. Seattle; Harold Landry DE Boston College 
    Seattle has to replace Michael Bennett at defensive end.
  19. Dallas Cowboys; Rashaan Evans LB Alabama 
    Sean Lee never plays 16 games. Anthony Hitchens left for K.C. Evans fits a need.
  20. Detroit; Taven Bryant DT Florida 
    New coach Matt Patricia gets a piece for his Lions defense.
  21. Cincinnati; Mike McGlinchey T Notre Dame
    Marvin Lewis must fix his offense line. McGlinchey can be a solid RT for years.
  22. Buffalo; Connor Williams T Texas
    **Trade with Buffalo. Local DFW kid gets taken in the first round.
  23. New England; Kolton Miller T UCLA
    The Pats lost Nate Solder to the Giants. They must protect soon to be 41-year old Tom Brady.
  24. Carolina; Will Hernandez G UTEP
    Carolina has Norv Turner as their OC. He likes to pound the rock. Hernandez allows them to do so.
  25. Tennessee; Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State
    Titans are getting old at the LB spot. Time to draft a young pup.
  26. Atlanta; Maurice Hurst DT Michigan
    The last man rated on LandryFootball.com’s list of first round graded players.
  27. New Orleans; Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma
    Drew Brees gets a legit passing target. They finally replace Jimmy Graham.
  28. Pittsburgh; Josh Jackson CB Iowa
    Another DFW product goes in the first round. The Steelers have needed a CB upgrade for years.
  29. Jacksonville; DJ Moore WR Maryland
    His old WR coach at Maryland is Keenan McCardell…now the Jags WR coach.
  30. Minnesota; Isaiah Wynn G Georiga
    You can’t go wrong with an offensive lineman who can play several spots.
  31. New England; Jaire Alexander CB Louisville
    Belichick is a DB guy. He gets the fourth best DB in the draft who has return ability.
  32. Philadelphia; Derrius Guice RB LSU
    First round talent. He is too good for the world champs to pass up. Big time upgrade in the run game.

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<![CDATA[Rangers Baseball Program Bridges Youth With Police]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:37:30 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/RANGERS_GIVE_BACK_FOR_WEB_1200x675_1215213635682.jpg

Badges For Baseball Clinic is a life-skills training program that pairs at-risk youth with law enforcement mentors from local communities.  Rangers 3rd baseman Tony Beasley and Darren Oliver talk about the impact of this program.

<![CDATA[TCU Keeping Dixon Around]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:14:58 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIXON_ON_CONTRACT_FOR_WEB_1200x675_1215203395804.jpg

Jamie Dixon has turned around the TCU Men’s basketball program and the University rewarded him with a contract extension.  He talks about what the move means to him and the program.

<![CDATA[Dixon Happy to Have Cross On His Staff]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:15:21 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIXON_ON_SCOTT_CROSS_FOR_WEB_1200x675_1215200323738.jpg

TCU Men’s Head Basketball Coach Jamie Dixon talks about adding Scott Cross to his staff and why he’ll make an impact on the program.

<![CDATA[Cross Bounces Back With The TCU Basketball Program]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:44:55 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SCOTT_CROSS_ON_UTS_HOOPS_FOR_WEB_1200x675_1166186051667.jpg

It didn’t take former UTA basketball Coach Scott Cross long to find a job.  The 43 year old talks about joining Jamie Dixon and his coaching staff.

<![CDATA[10 Thoughts on the Cowboys' Schedule]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:58:43 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dallas+Cowboys+Logo.jpg

1. The Cowboys open on the road for the first time since 2012 against the Carolina Panthers. Dallas is 1-1 against quarterback Cam Newton.

2. Dez Bryant has said he wants to play for the New York Giants. Oh what a game — what a week — it would be if he were to return to Dallas for this game in Week 2 as a member of the New York Football Giants. The ratings would be off the charts.

3. The Cowboys have six national TV games. Three are at AT&T Stadium: The New York Giants on Sunday Night Football (Sept. 16), The Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football (Nov. 5) and Washington (Nov. 22) on Thanksgiving Day. The Cowboys' three prime time games on the road are against the Houston Texans (Oct. 7), the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football  (Nov. 11) and the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football  (Nov. 29).

4. The trip to Seattle in Week 3 will be interesting for no other reason than Earl Thomas will still be with the Seahawks and there will be a ton of talk about the Cowboys' interest on him. Or Thomas might be in Dallas, which will make for a fascinating week.

5. A three-game homestand from Nov. 22-Dec 9, starting on Thanksgiving Day against Washington, followed by a Thursday night contest against New Orleans and concluding with a game against Philadelphia could play a huge role in determining the Cowboys' playoff fate.

6. Only one of the Cowboys' first six games is against a division opponent, which means they have time to find a groove before their most important games begin.

7. Dallas has only one set of back-to-back road games. They play Philadelphia and Atlanta on Nov. 11 and Nov. 18.

8. Only two of the last four games are against division rivals, which means they might need some help to capture the NFC East. They do end the season on the road against the Giants.

9. The Cowboys face a litany of quality quarterbacks outside the division:  Newton, Seattle's Russell Wilson, Detroit's Matthew Stanford, Houston's Deshaun Watson, Tennessee's Marcus Marriott, New Orleans' Drew Brees and Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston. By the time the Cowboys face the Colts in December, Andrew Luck could be back.

10. Coach Jason Garrett will face three first-time head coaches — Detroit's Matt Patrica, Tennessee's Mike Vrabel and Indianapolis' Frank Reich — which should be an advantage.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Cowboys Announce 2018 Schedule]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:36:19 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/8a_v-att_stadium_globe__KXAS6Y22_1200x675_524550723852.jpg

The National Football League announced the 2018 regular season schedule Thursday.

The Cowboys regular season schedule shows five games shown nationally in primetime, with three shown from AT&T Stadium.

The regular season starts at 3:25 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9 with the Cowboys playing the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte. It will be the first time in six years the Cowboys open a season on the road.

The home schedule opens on Sunday Night Football on NBC in Week 2, with the Silver and Blue hosting the N.Y. Giants (Sept. 16).

The Cowboys close out their regular season home schedule with a game against Tampa Bay (Dec. 23), before closing out the regular season at the N.Y. Giants (Dec. 30)

See the full schedule below: