IRVING, Texas (AP) _ The Dallas Cowboys have released center Phil Costa and reworked guard Mackenzy Bernadeau’s contract to get under the salary cap.
Costa’s agent, George Mavrikes, said Friday his client would look to compete for a starting job elsewhere after rookie first-round pick Travis Frederick started all 16 games last year. Costa was the starter in 2011.
The Costa move saves the Cowboys $1.5 million on the salary cap. They were slightly less than $1 million over the cap after restructuring the contracts of quarterback Tony Romo, linebacker Sean Lee and cornerback Orlando Scandrick earlier this week.
Bernadeau started 10 games at right guard last season. He signed a four-year deal worth $11 million as a free agent in 2012.
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Santa Fe @ Bryan, 7 p.m.
Rudder @ Caney Creek, 7 p.m.
College Station @ Lufkin Tournament
A&M Consolidated @ Waco Midway Tournament
A&M Consolidated @ Bryan, 7 p.m.
Rudder @ Waller, 7 p.m.
Tarkington @ College Station, 7 p.m.
Lufkin @ Bryan, 6 p.m.
A&M Consolidated @ College Park, 6:30 p.m.
College Station @ Sealy, 7 p.m.
Brenham @ Rudder, 7 p.m.
Bryan @ Lufkin, 6 p.m.
College Park @ A&M Consolidated, 7 p.m.
Rudder @ Brenham, 7 p.m.
Johnny Football is now property of Nike.
Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and potential first overall pick in May’s NFL draft, informed the world’s largest shoe and apparel brand that it had won the sweepstakes to outfit his feet and use him in marketing campaigns, Nike spokesman KeJuan Wilkins confirmed Thursday night.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but sources told ESPN.com that it’s a multiyear deal that will be the highest price paid for a rookie in this year’s class. Manziel’s team negotiating the deal includedÂ LeBron James‘ business manager, Maverick Carter, and Fenway Sports Group.
Adidas, Under Armour and New Balance’s Warrior brand all submitted bids for Manziel’s marketing rights.
Although his future prospects are far from certain, Manziel is the prize rookie of this year’s class.
Landing Manziel eventually might lead to Nike using the phrase “Johnny Football.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office currently is evaluating the application filed by an organization in College Station, Texas, which claims “Johnny Football” does not refer to a living person. Manziel, who filed the application later on, obviously claims otherwise.
Manziel wore adidas for the two years he was a starter at A&M.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama â Selections for the 2014 SEC Indoor awards, voted on by the leagueâs coaches, included Texas A&M junior Kamaria Brown being named the womenâs Co-Runner of the Year as she shared the honor with Floridaâs Cory McGee.
Brown totaled 20 points at the SEC Indoor Championships in claiming a historic double in winning the 200 and 400 meters. She is the first sprinter to accomplish the feat, male or female, in the history of the SEC Indoor. Brown recorded world leading times of 22.51 and 22.50 in the prelims and finals of the 200, becoming the fifth-fastest U.S. and collegian sprinter all-time. Her time of 50.94 broke the meet record in the 400, making her the eighth-fastest U.S. and collegian all-time with the second fastest time in the world for 2014.
The menâs Runner of the Year honor went to Arman Hall of Florida with the Field Athlete of the Year awarded to Mississippiâs Sam Kendricks. The womenâs Field Athlete of the Year is Erica Bougard of Mississippi State.
Freshman honors were shared for menâs Runner of the Year between Sean Tobin of Mississippi and Arkansasâ Omar McLeod while the womenâs honor went to Rebekah Greene of Florida. Freshman Field Athlete of the Year honors went to Jeremiah Green of Alabama and Kendell Williams of Georgia.
Receiving Coach of the Year honors were Arkansasâ Chris Bucknam and Mike Holloway of Florida.
First-Team All-SEC honors were awarded to winners of events at the SEC Indoor Championships while Second-Team All-SEC recognition went to second and third place finishers in the conference meet.
Earning first-team All-SEC honors for the Aggies were Kamaria Brown in the 200 and 400 meters, Deon Lendore in the 400 meters as well as in the 4×400 relay along with Shavez Hart, Aldrich Bailey, Jr., and Carlyle Roudette.
Second-team All-SEC selections for Texas A&M included Olivia EkponÃ© in the 60, Shavez Hart in the 200, Shamier Little in the 400, Grace Fletcher in the 5000, Wayne Davis II in the 60 hurdles, Devion Harris in the high jump, Chase Wolfle in the pole vault, LaQue Moen-Davis in the triple jump, Brea Garrett in the weight throw and the menâs distance medley relay that consisted of Isaac Spencer, Greg Coleman, Hector Hernandez and Cameron Villarreal.
Named to the SEC All-Freshman team for being the top freshman finisher in their event were A&Mâs Aaliyah Brown in the 60 meters and Shamier Little in the 400 meters.
Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics
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The Texas A&M football team is already thin in the defensive backfield, and today Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin announced in a press release that redshirt freshman Kameron Miles has been dismissed from the team.
Miles was a four-star recruit from Mesquite High School, and he took to twitter apologizing to his head coach and his team.
“I want to issue an apology to Coach Sumlin & the coaching staff, teammates, my family, WMHS for my misjudgement and mistake I made,” Miles said on twitter.Â “My actions does not reflect my character, I made a mistake and I accept full responsibility & the consequences of my actions, Aggie always.”
Story courtesy of KAGSTV.com
Teams will no longer be penalized 15 yards when officials overturn a targeting penalty, the NCAA’s Playing Rules Oversight Panel voted on Thursday, sources told ESPN.
The new rule will go into effect this season.
Last year, if an official threw a flag for targeting but then after reviewing the replay, decided there was not a targeting foul, the team was still penalized 15 yards. That will no longer be the case for the 2014 season.
The targeting penalty — when confirmed by replay — remains unchanged. The team is penalized 15 yards and the player is ejected. If the foul occurs in the first half, the player is ejected for the remainder of the game. If it occurs in the second half or overtime, the player is ejected for the remainder of the game and the first half of the next game.
The 11-member oversight panel also was scheduled to vote on the 10-second rule proposal that would have slowed down offenses. However, the NCAA Football Rules Committee on Wednesday tabled that proposal for at least a year.
The 10-second rule proposal would have prohibited snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds run off the 40-second play, allowing defenses to substitute. The only exception would be in the final two minutes of each half or if the play clock began at 25 seconds.
AUSTIN, TexasÂ The Mumford boys’Â basketballÂ team beat Smyer 59-48 Thursday morning in the semi-finals of the Class A Division 1 State Tournament at the Erwin Center in Austin. The Mustangs will face Muenster in the state championship game Saturday morning at 8:30am at the Erwin Center.
Mumford had to fight back from a seven point halftime deficit to get past Smyer. LaKendric Hyson led the Mustangs with 25 points. Dion Mack added 15 points.
This is the third straight season Mumford has advanced to the state title game. The Mustangs lost to Dallas Triple A Academy last season. In 2012 Mumford lost to Clarksville,
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COLLEGE STATION, TexasÂ â The Texas A&M Aggies scored five runs in the first two frames en route to a 6-0 victory over the Texas Southern Tigers on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. With Wednesday eveningâs win, the Aggies improve to 9-4 while the Tigers fall to 5-9.
Matt Kent (2-0) earned the victory for the Maroon and White, posting career-highs for strikeouts (nine) and innings pitched (6.0). Cole Lankford went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI to lead the A&M offense.
The Aggies jumped on Texas Southern starter Ryan Rios from the first at-bat. JB Moss drove an 0-2 pitch into the right-center gap for a leadoff single. Krey Bratsen was hit by pitch before Lankford grounded out to the right side to advance the runners. After Hunter Melton hit a comebacker to the pitcher for the second out, both runs scored after the Tigers first basemen was unable to handle Logan Nottebrokâs grounder, giving the Aggies the early edge. A&M has outscored opponents 12-0 in the opening frame this season.
A&M would tack on three additional runs in the bottom half of the second to jump out to a 5-0 lead. Nick Banks led off the frame with a four-pitch walk and the Tigers were plagued by a second error on a grounder by Ryne Birk. With two outs later in the frame, Bratsen reached base again without recording an at-bat, loading the bases with a walk. Lankford hit a line drive into the rightfield corner for a double to clear the bases.
The Maroon and White added an additional run in the bottom of the fourth after Nottebrok drew a walk with the bases loaded to push the lead to 6-0.
Kent baffled Tigers hitters for much of the night, allowing only three hits and one walk while striking out nine over 6.0 innings. Corey Ray, Rex Hill and Mark Ecker each pitched a scoreless inning of relief to keep Texas Southern off the board.
Ryan Rios (2-1) took the loss for the Tigers after throwing 2.0 innings, giving up two hits and five runs.
Texas A&M will be in action again this weekend as it welcomes Louisiana Tech on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. First pitch on Friday is slated for 6:35 p.m. To learn more about the team, visit AggieAthletics.com and follow @Aggie_Baseball on Twitter.
TEXAS A&M QUOTES
Texas A&M Head Coach Rob Childress
On the teamâs performanceâ¦
âI was really proud of our pitching. We played great defense behind our guys. We were very professional in our approach tonight. I thought we came out and took care of business.â
On Matt Kentâ¦
âMatt Kent can flat-out pitch. He threw all four pitches for a strike tonight. He was out in front of every count. He didnât give them any hope to get back into it.â
On hitting with two outsâ¦
âWe got some big hits. We put some balls in play with two outs. We put pressure on them. We were able to capitalize on those. Cole Lankford got a big hit that inning. We were able to go from there. Those three guys out of the bullpen, for not getting that much work so far this year, all came in and did a great job.â
On getting the winâ¦
âIt felt great to come out here and get another W in the win column. Thatâs the ultimate goal: try to get as many wins as possible.â
On the teamâs performanceâ¦
âThe team did awesome today. This was definitely an overall team win.â
On what was working for himâ¦
âEarly on I was able to locate the fastball. They were taking pitches early. As the game went on, they got more and more aggressive so we started throwing them in reverse. I was lucky enough for them to swing at a couple pitches out of the zone.â
On early run supportâ¦
âIt makes it a lot easier to perform. You can be a little more risky with your pitch calls. With a lead, it makes it a lot easier on myself and on the defense because they know they can play well.â
Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics
SAN MARCOS, Texas â Senior Amber Garza hit two home runs as the 13th-ranked Texas A&M softball team (17-4) defeated Texas State (13-9), Wednesday at the Bobcat Softball Stadium.
Garza was 3-for-4 on the night with two home runs and a bunt single for four RBI. Senior Emily Albus reached base four times on the day, with a double, two base hits and a hit-by-pitch. The centerfielder also had an RBI and a run scored.
A pair of base hits put Texas State on the board in the bottom of the first inning with a 1-0 lead.
The Bobcat advantage didnât last long, however, as the Aggies took the lead in the top of the second. Freshman April Ryanâs bases-loaded single to right field plated a pair of runs, both unearned after a fielding error at third. Another fielding error by the Bobcats added two more runs for the 4-1 lead.
Senior Emily Albus and Ryan both had base hits in the inning, and seniors Nicole Morgan and Jenna Stark each reached on walks.
A leadoff home run over the 225 mark in centerfield by Garza in the top of the third stretched the Aggie advantage to 5-1. Senior Taran Tyler followed Garza with a base hit chipped into left field and took second when sophomore Breanna Dozier reached on a walk. With two outs, Albus hit a double to left-centerfield, picking up an RBI when Tyler scored the 6-1 run on the laser.
Texas State also hit a solo home run in the third, narrowing the Aggie lead to 6-2 after three full frames.
The Bobcats had a pair of base hits in the fourth inning, but a solid Aggie defense prevented any damage from being done. Senior Cassie Tysarczyk fielded a ball at the wall in right field, and hurled a throw across the diamond to catch a runner taking extra bases at third. In the next at-bat, sophomore pitcher Katie Marks snagged a line drive and doubled a runner off at first to end the inning.
Garzaâs second home run of the game came in the top of the sixth with runners on the corners. The three-run shot over left gave the Aggies a 9-2 lead. Morgan and Tysarczyk each scored on the play after reaching on a base hit and a walk, respectively.
The Bobcats got a runner aboard in the sixth and seventh innings, but were unable to rally and the Aggies earned their 17th win of the season.
Marks (8-0) earned the win for the Aggies, after throwing five complete innings. The Katy, Texas, native allowed two earned runs on five hits and a walk, while striking out one. Redshirt junior Rachel Fox closed the game, tossing two full innings for no decision. Texas Stateâs Rayn House (10-5) took the loss after giving up five earned runs on nine hits and six walks, despite fanning six batters.
The Aggies begin Southeastern Conference play this weekend at home against No. 15 Missouri. The three-game series starts at 7 p.m. Friday. Fans can enjoy fireworks at the ballpark following Fridayâs game. To learn more about Texas A&M softball, log on to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieSoftball on Twitter.
Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics
COLLEGE STATION â Texas A&M will have 19 athletes competing at the NCAA Indoor Championships amid 14 events on March 14-15 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Aggie women have advanced 11 athletes in eight events while the A&M men qualified eight athletes in six events. The Aggies will total 22 entries in the national meet.
Collegiate leaders heading into the national championship meet include Kamaria Brown in the 200 and 400 meters, Deon Lendore in the 400, Brea Garrett in the weight throw and the Aggie menâs 4×400, which set a collegiate record with a 3:03.20 at the SEC Indoor Championships.
NCAA Indoor qualifiers for the A&M men by event: 60m â Prezel Hardy, Jr.; 200m â Shavez Hart, Aldrich Bailey, Jr., Hardy, Michael Bryan; 400m â Deon Lendore; 60 hurdles â Wayne Davis II; Pole Vault â Chase Wolfle; and the Aggies 4×400, which includes Hart, Bailey, Carlyle Roudette and Lendore. The Aggie men will have nine entries in the meet.
Texas A&M women NCAA Indoor qualifiers by event: 60m â Olivia EkponÃ©, Jennifer Madu, Aaliyah Brown; 200m â Kamaria Brown, EkponÃ©, Ashton Purvis; 400m â Shamier Little, Janeil Bellille; Long Jump â LaQue Moen-Davis; Triple Jump â Moen-Davis; Weight Throw â Brea Garrett; Pentathlon â Jena Hemann; and the Aggies 4×400, which includes Ibukun Mayungbe, K. Brown, Bellille and EkponÃ©. The Aggie women will have 13 entries in the meet.
Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics
Updated national rankings following the conference meets held this past weekend have the Aggies ranked No. 3 in both the menâs and womenâs national team computer rankings. Florida is No. 1 in both rankings with Arkansas No. 2 among the men and Oregon No. 2 among the women.
The menâs top 10 national rankings include: 1. Florida, 2. Arkansas, 3. Texas A&M, 4. Oregon, 5. Wisconsin, 6. Arizona, 7. Florida State, 8. Penn State, 9. Villanova, and 10. USC. The womenâs top 10 national rankings include: 1. Florida, 2. Oregon, 3. Texas A&M, 4. Georgia, 5. Arkansas, 6. Texas, 7. Kentucky, 8. Providence, 9. Maryland, and 10. Stanford.
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NEW YORK (AP) _ A person with knowledge of the decision says a proposed rule that would have slowed college football’s fast-paced offenses has been withdrawn by the NCAA rules committee.
The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made.
After a conference call by the football rules committee, it was agreed the so-called 10-second rule would not be given to the playing rules oversight panel on Thursday for approval.
The proposal penalized offenses for snapping the ball before 10 seconds have run off the 40-second play clock.
The committee cited player safety concerns when it passed the proposal on Feb. 12. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema and Alabama’s Nick Saban were not on the committee but pushed for changes to control the ever-quickening pace of play.
COLLEGE STATION âÂ For the final time during the regular season the Texas A&M menâs basketball team will hit the road when the Aggies face Missouri on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. inside Mizzou Arena.
The last-season match-up is an important one in the race for the postseason and seeding at the upcoming SEC Tournament (March 12-16 in Atlanta, Ga.). Texas A&M (17-12) and Missouri (20-9) each enter the week claiming a share of sixth place in the SEC standings with an even 8-8 league record. The two squads stand just one game out of fourth place as the top 10 seeds at the SEC Tournament receive an opening-round bye and the top four seeds are granted a double-bye.
Wednesdayâs contest will be web-streamed at ESPN3.com with Mike Couzens (play-by-play) and Kevin Lehman (commentary) calling all the action. Additionally, the game can be heard on the Texas A&M Sports Network with local coverage in the Bryan-College Station area on WTAW (1620 AM).
The Aggies are coming off an impressive 71-60 win over Ole Miss on Saturday in College Station. During the victory, juniorÂ Jordan GreenÂ stepped up to contribute career-highs in both points (16) and minutes played (36) while providing solid defense on the Rebelsâ high-scoring guard Marshall Henderson.
JuniorÂ Jamal JonesÂ led all scorers with 21 points against Ole Miss, marking the sixth time this season the Wynne, Ark., native has reached the 20-point plateau. Jones enters the week ranking 12thÂ in the SEC by averaging 15.5 points per game during league play.
SophomoreÂ Alex CarusoÂ dished out nine assists against Ole Miss to give him 251 for his career and earn a spot in Texas A&Mâs 250-Assist Club. He became the 15thÂ member of the elite fraternity and just the eighth Aggie to do so in two seasons.
The College Station, Texas, native continues to pace the SEC in both assists (139) and assists per game (4.8) while ranking second in total steals (55).
Missouri, meanwhile, enters Wednesdayâs contest coming off an 85-66 win over Mississippi State in Columbia on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers are 14-2 on their home court this season under third-year head coach Frank Haith, who served as Texas A&Mâs associate head coach from 1996-97 under Aggie head coach Tony Barone.
The Tigers feature a talented roster that includes two of the SECâs top scorers in guards Jabari Brown, who leads the league by averaging 20.1 points per contest, and Jordan Clarkson, who ranks seventh with an 18.4 point per game average.
Three Texas A&M womenâs basketball players received all-conference honors, the SEC announced Tuesday. Courtney Walker was named First Team All-SEC, Courtney Williams was named Second Team All-SEC and Jordan Jones was named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year and to the SEC All-Defensive Team.
Sophomore Courtney Walker averaged 15.8 points per game in SEC play, which ranked 10thÂ in the league. She was named SEC Player of the Week on Jan. 20 after averaging 17.0 points in wins over South Carolina and Mississippi State. An SEC All-Freshman selection in 2012-13, Walker is making her first appearance on the All-SEC First Team.
Sophomore Courtney Williams received her first All-SEC honor, being named to the conferenceâs second team. Williams averaged 14.6 points per game in league play, which ranked 14thÂ in the league. Williams averaged 17.8 points during the Aggiesâ nine game winning streak, including four straight 20+ point games, making her the first Aggie to have four straight 20+ scoring games since Danielle Adams in 2010-11.
Sophomore Jordan Jones was named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year and to the SEC All-Defensive Team. Jones ranked third in the SEC in steals, and leads the league in assists. Jones created key turnovers late in games that led to huge scores in the Aggiesâ wins against LSU, South Carolina and Georgia. On Feb. 27, Jones posted the third triple double in A&M history and currently sits 26 assists away from A&Mâs single-season record. Jones was named SEC Player of the Week on Mar. 3.
The Aggies return to action at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7 in the quarterfinal of the SEC Tournament against Auburn, Arkansas or Ole Miss. The game is televised on FSN.
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ARLINGTON, Texas âÂ The Texas A&M Aggies snapped a three-game losing streak, toppling the UT Arlington Mavericks 5-4 at Globe Life Park, formerly Rangers Ballpark, on Tuesday evening.
The win was highlighted by the outing of freshman Tyler Stubblefield (2-1) who worked 5.2 scoreless frames, scattering five hits and one walk while striking out nine. For the game, Stubblefield recorded three strikeouts with a runner on third base.
Texas A&M (8-4) pounced on the Mavericks for a run in the top of the second inning. With one-out, Cole Lankford hit a wall-banger to rightfield for a stand-up double. He moved to third on a groundout back to the pitcher by Troy Stein and scored when Nick Banks beat out the throw to first on a slow roller to shortstop for an infield single.
The Aggies tacked on a run in the top of the sixth inning. Krey Bratsen bounced a single through the left side of the infield to start the frame, moved to second on a wild pitch with one out and advanced to third on a grounder to short by Logan Tayor. Logan Nottebrok roped a ball to the hot corner for a single, scoring Bratsen for the 2-0 advantage.
The Maroon and White inflated the cushion to 5-0 in the top of the seventh inning. Lankford drew a four-pitch walk to start the frame and Stein laced a single through the left side of the inning to chase UTA starter Brad Vachon from the game. With Chase Weaver coming in from the bullpen, JB Moss loaded the bases with a pinch-hit bunt single and Mitchell Nau clubbed a pinch-hit double over the leftfielderâs head to plate two for the 4-0 lead. With one out, Blake Allemand lofted a fly ball to leftfield to knock in Moss on the sacrifice fly and the five-run lead.
The Mavericks had numerous scoring opportunities go awry. In the first inning, Matt Shortall hit a two-out triple, but Stubblefield fanned Greg McCall to get out of the frame.
In the fourth Shortall singled up the middle, moved to second on a passed ball and third on a groundout by McCall, but Stubblefield struck out Justin Copeland and JM Twichell to escape unscathed.
In the fifth, UTA had runners on the corners with one out, but Derek Miller bounced to Nottebrok at third and he gunned out Levi Scott at home. Stubblefield ended the rally with a strikeout of Travis Sibley.
UT Arlington loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh with two singles and a walk off Ryan Hendrix, but Jason Freeman came in from the bullpen and induced a line-out double play by Miller and a fly out by pinch-hitter Brandon Vinyard.
After getting a runner to third in four different innings, UTA finally broke the scoring seal in the bottom of the eighth inning. Shortall hit a single back up the middle off Freeman and McCall drove a 1-1 offering over the rightfield fence for a two-run home run, cutting the A&M lead to 5-2. It marked the first home run Aggie pitchers have yielded in 2014.
The Aggies staved off a Mavericks rally in the ninth inning. With Andrew Vinson on to nail down his first career save. Pinch-hitter Darien McLemore hit a single through the right side of the infield to start the inning and Peter Cuomo reached on an error by Allemand at second. A wild pitch moved both runners into scoring position before Vinson induced a pop up from Miller for the first out of the inning. Jackson Morris hit a fading liner to leftfield that avoided the mitt of a diving Jace Statum, resulting in an RBI double. Shortall cut the Aggie lead to 5-4 with a sacrifice fly, but Vinson got McCall swinging for the final out of the game.
Texas A&M had seven different players account for the seven hits.
Vachon (1-3) was saddled with the loss, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three over 6.0 innings.
UTA (3-8) was paced by Shortall who went 3-for-4 with one triple, one run and one RBI. McCall went 2-for-5 with one run, one home run and two RBI. Cuomo added two hits.
The Aggies return to action on Wednesday when they host the Texas Southern Tigers in a 6:35 pm on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
FinalÂ Â Â Â ColumbusÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â 4Â DallasÂ Â Â Â Â 2
FinalÂ Â Â Â New JerseyÂ Â Â Â Â 4Â DetroitÂ Â Â Â 3
FinalÂ Â Â Â BostonÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4Â FloridaÂ Â Â Â 1
FinalÂ Â Â Â ColoradoÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â 4Â ChicagoÂ Â Â Â 2
Final OTÂ N-Y IslandersÂ Â 3Â WinnipegÂ Â Â 2
FinalÂ Â Â Â PittsburghÂ Â Â Â Â 3Â NashvilleÂ Â 1
FinalÂ Â Â Â St. LouisÂ Â Â Â Â Â 4Â Tampa BayÂ Â 2
FinalÂ Â Â Â PhoenixÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1Â VancouverÂ Â 0
FinalÂ Â Â Â EdmontonÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â 3Â OttawaÂ Â Â Â Â 2
Final OTÂ CarolinaÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â 3Â San JoseÂ Â Â 2
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
FinalÂ Golden StateÂ Â Â 98Â IndianaÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â 96
FinalÂ San AntonioÂ Â Â 122Â ClevelandÂ Â Â Â 101
FinalÂ HoustonÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â 106Â MiamiÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 103
FinalÂ Oklahoma CityÂ 125Â PhiladelphiaÂ Â 92
FinalÂ L-A ClippersÂ Â 104Â PhoenixÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â 96
FinalÂ New OrleansÂ Â Â 132Â L-A LakersÂ Â Â 125
BASEBALL SPRING TRAINING
FinalÂ MiamiÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 3Â MinnesotaÂ Â Â Â Â Â 1
FinalÂ PittsburghÂ Â Â Â Â 5Â DetroitÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2
FinalÂ Tampa BayÂ Â Â Â Â Â 8Â BostonÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 0
FinalÂ AtlantaÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 8Â WashingtonÂ Â Â Â Â 4
FinalÂ N-Y MetsÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â 6Â HoustonÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2
FinalÂ ArizonaÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 8Â San DiegoÂ Â Â Â Â Â 6
FinalÂ ClevelandÂ Â Â Â Â Â 5Â Chi White SoxÂ Â 4
FinalÂ Kansas CityÂ Â Â Â 9Â CincinnatiÂ Â Â Â Â 5
FinalÂ OaklandÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 6Â MilwaukeeÂ Â Â Â Â Â 4
FinalÂ Chi CubsÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â 6Â OaklandÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4
FinalÂ SeattleÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4Â L.A. DodgersÂ Â Â 1
FinalÂ L.A. AngelsÂ Â Â Â 7Â TexasÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4
FinalÂ San FranciscoÂ Â 3Â ColoradoÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â 2
FinalÂ TorontoÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 5Â PhiladelphiaÂ Â Â 3
FinalÂ BaltimoreÂ Â Â Â Â Â 3Â N-Y YankeesÂ Â Â Â 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ The Anaheim Ducks have acquired defenseman Stephane Robidas from the Dallas Stars for a conditional fourth-round pick in this year’s draft.
Robidas hasn’t played since breaking his leg against Chicago on Nov. 29, but he has been skating in practice. He had five points (four goals, one assist) in 24 games for the Stars this season.
The 37-year-old Robidas is seventh in club history with 704 games played. He has 211 points (46 goals, 165 assists) in two stints, the latter starting in 2005. He has 246 points in 871 career NHL games.
The Dallas draft pick becomes a third-rounder if the Ducks reach the Western Conference finals and Robidas plays in half their playoff games. Anaheim leads the West with 91 points.
According to a source, the team will convert $12.5 million of Romo’s $13.5 million base salary into a signing bonus, dropping his cap figure from $21.773 million to $11.773 million.
Romo signed a six-year extension last year worth $108 million that included $55 million in guaranteed money. The Cowboys designed the contract to be restructured in the second year of the deal to create cap room.
He is rehabbing from December back surgery, but the Cowboys anticipate Romo will be able to take part in the full offseason program that begins April 21.
In addition, the Cowboys will finalize the restructured contracts of linebackerSean LeeÂ andÂ Orlando ScandrickÂ on Tuesday, moves that created $6.8 million in cap space, according to sources. The Cowboys signed Scandrick to a two-year extension late last season that guaranteed him $9 million. Lee signed a six-year extension worth as much as $51 million last summer.
The three restructured deals create $16.8 million in space, leaving the team less than $1 million from being under their $134.55 million cap. The Cowboys carried over $1.55 million in cap space from 2013.
The Cowboys do not plan to restructure the contracts of any more players unless they need to find space to add players in free agency. At the NFL scouting combine, executive vice president Stephen Jones said the Cowboys will be “efficient” spenders in free agency.
Ware is set to count $16.003 million against the cap, and the Cowboys would save $7.4 million by releasing him. It is possible they work out a new deal with Ware, which would also save money against the cap.
Austin is set to count $8.249 million against the cap, and the Cowboys can save $5.5 million by designating him a post-June 1 cut when the new league year starts next week.
The Cowboys attempted to get centerÂ Phil CostaÂ to take a pay cut, but he refused. Despite reports, they have not yet decided to release Costa, but that move would save $1.5 million.
ESPN and DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) have reached an agreement for nationwide carriage of the SEC Network on DISH when the multiplatform network launches, August 14, 2014. The deal is part ofÂ a larger comprehensive long-term distribution agreement announced by DISH and the Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). DISH is the SEC Networkâs first nationwide television provider.
The channel will be available to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference in DISHâs Americaâs Top 120+ and higher packages across the country. DISH subscribers will also have authenticated access to additional live events scheduled for the SEC Networkâs digital platform, with the ability to watch SEC Network content anytime, anywhere on their television, computer, tablet or mobile device.
âFew fan bases rival the passion and loyalty of the SEC, and DISH is proud to be the first nationwide television provider of the SEC Network,â said Dave Shull, DISH executive vice president and chief commercial officer. âWe strive to give our customers and consumers what they want, and thereâs no better place for the college sports fan than with DISH.â
The SEC Network and its accompanying digital platform will air more than 1,000 live events in its first year, including at least 45 exclusive SEC football games, more than 100 menâs basketball games, 60 womenâs basketball games, 75 baseball games, 50 softball games and events across all of the SECâs 21-sports. The network will be an all-access pass to nationally competitive events, news and information, expert analysis, classic games and in-depth features on the most storied conference in college athletics.
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said, âThis is an important day for the SEC Network. Â We are pleased to welcome DISH to the SEC family.Â More than five months ahead of the network launch, itâs exciting to have a national distributor and our first satellite provider onboard. Â Now SEC fans from across the country have another way to show their conference pride and sign up to get the SEC Network.â
âThis agreement provides DISH customers nationwide with access to every SEC college football game this fall and an unparalleled fan experience of more SEC content than ever before,â said Justin Connolly, ESPN senior vice president, college networks.
Details on the SEC Networkâs channel number will be available onÂ www.dish.comÂ at a later date. Â Financial terms and other details of the agreement were not disclosed.
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About SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which will launch in August 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform will air SEC content 24/7 including more than 1,000 events in its first year. The network will televise approximately 45 SEC football games, more than 100 menâs basketball games, 60 womenâs basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SECâs 21 sports annually. Programming will also include studio shows, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, signing day and pro days coverage. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively on the digital platform. AT&T U-Verse, DISH and National Rural Telecommunications cooperative (NRTC) have agreed to carry the SEC Network.
Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics
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