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Cowboys drop midweek game to Golden Eagles

Cowboys drop midweek game to Golden Eagles

ORU handed the Cowboys their third-straight, midweek loss, winning 10-5. The Golden Eagles battered the Cowboys for five runs, turning a one-run lead into a six-run advantage with six outs remaining for the OSU bats. The first three came on a three-run double to the left-center field gap. OSU committed two errors during the inning. One pitch later, Simpson hit his 12th home run – career high – of the season. The Cowboys added one more run in the second inning. McCusker hit a two-out single and Andrew Rosa was walked to load the bases. Simpson followed with a sac fly to center field as McCusker raced home to beat the throw, scoring the Cowboys’ first run in five innings. “If I had that to do all over again, I’d probably try and put a ball on the ground with a bunt or something, maybe put our team in motion.” Despite the loss, Holliday kept his positive belief in his team, which will be trying to win its fourth-straight weekend series, beginning Friday. “You always build on something positive, every game,” Holliday said.
Shohei Ohtani develops blister, pulled after 2 innings in loss to Red Sox

Shohei Ohtani develops blister, pulled after 2 innings in loss to Red Sox

The rookie right-hander thought it had healed enough for him to pitch effectively when he took the mound again Tuesday night in front of a sellout crowd eager to see Ohtani’s next incredible feat. Instead, the blister and the Boston Red Sox were far too much to overcome. Mookie Betts led off with the first of his three homers, and the Red Sox chased Ohtani after just two innings in a 10-1 victory over the Angels. Ohtani (2-1) yielded four hits and three runs on 66 pitches before exiting with a blister on his pitching hand. The two-way Japanese sensation couldn’t throw his breaking pitches for strikes, and the Red Sox jumped on him, starting with Betts’ full-count homer on a low, 97 mph fastball. “But I’m not going to be at the top of my game every start. “That wasn’t the same split as his last outing,” Boston manager Alex Cora said. “We’re playing good baseball, but they don’t even know how many games they’re winning. They just prepare and execute.” David Price (2-1) yielded three hits and four walks over five comfortable innings as the Red Sox improved to 14-2, extending the AL’s best start since 1987 by winning the opener of a three-game series between two clubs off to impressive starts. The Angels (13-4) are still off to the best start in franchise history, but their seven-game winning streak ended in front of their second-biggest home crowd of the 21st century.
Saquon Barkley to the NFC East? Cowboys’ division foes could target big names in NFL Draft | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Saquon Barkley to the NFC East? Cowboys’ division foes could target big names in NFL Draft | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Help us deliver journalism that makes a difference in our community. 2 overall pick. The Dallas Cowboys have the 19th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on April 26-28. These are the 15 guys most likely to end up in Dallas, according to draft experts. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Ultimately, the Giants' need to find a young quarterback trumps everything else, so the club will likely select either Josh Allen or Josh Rosen to learn from and, eventually, replace Eli Manning a year from now. Washington Redskins 2017 record: 7-9, Pick No. In all likelihood, they will to put together a major package to trade up and select one of the top five rated quarterbacks. Philadelphia Eagles 2017 record: 13-3, Pick No. 32, it could shore-up the offensive tackle position by targeting a versatile prospect such as Connor Williams of Texas or Isaiah Wynn of Georgia.
Trail Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic pledges ‘to be more aggressive’ in Game 2 vs. Pelicans

Trail Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic pledges ‘to be more aggressive’ in Game 2 vs. Pelicans

The Blazers' center looked overmatched and passive as the Pelicans stole a 97-95 victory and home-court advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, a hard-to-swallow reality he pledged to change in Game 2. "I feel the last game I didn't (play) that aggressive." No Blazers player has a more difficult matchup in the series than Nurkic, who has been tasked with slowing down All-Star big man Anthony Davis. But as Nurkic approached the basket, instead of elevating and trying to dunk over the 6-foot-4 guard, he kicked the ball to Al-Farouq Aminu, who then passed to Evan Turner for a wide-open corner three. Davis finished with 35 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in 41 minutes in Game 1. Nurkic recorded 11 points and 11 rebounds, while making 3 of 7 shots in just 25 minutes, ceding playing time to the backcourt tandem of Zach Collins and Ed Davis, who were more effective. "I think Coach wants me to just make a decision," Nurkic said. "Either I finish or I be aggressive or I try to find the next open man. Like I said, if we make half of those shots, probably you guys not even asking me those questions (are) not making big deal of that. It's not just because I passed (the ball), it's just because we didn't make the shots.
OU basketball: Sooners hoping grad transfer point guard rounds out roster

OU basketball: Sooners hoping grad transfer point guard rounds out roster

NORMAN — Oklahoma's basketball roster will look much different next season than it did in 2017-18, when freshman point guard Trae Young turned into a college superstar and the Sooners rode a hot start into the NCAA Tournament. After a disappointing finish, Young declared for the NBA Draft, and his backup Jordan Shepherd and guard Kameron McGusty each announced their intentions to transfer. The moves left a glaring hole in the roster moving forward, especially with three-year starter Khadeem Lattin being lost to graduation. The Sooners' roster makeover is nearly done, and will be if Maine graduate transfer point guard Aaron Calixte commits to Oklahoma. The Sooners have two open scholarships, though they figure to leave one open. They've already added Pacific graduate transfer guard Miles Reynolds, who can play both point and off the ball. Reynolds primarily played off the ball last season when he averaged 13.3 points, 2.8 assists and 2.6 assists last season. Oklahoma also signed high school combo guard Jamal Bieniemy and junior college forward Kur Kuath in the offseason. Kuath might need another year to develop, though Sooners coach Lon Kruger isn't ruling out the possibility that Kuath could play a significant role next season. Late in the season, though, Manek slumped and Doolittle took over there.
A big year for Cowboys QB Dak Prescott? Troy Aikman says this guy has more on the line in 2018

A big year for Cowboys QB Dak Prescott? Troy Aikman says this guy has more on the line in 2018

This Story is About... Cowboys Hall of Fame quarterback and FOX NFL broadcast Troy Aikman joined Ed Werder and Matt Mosley's DoomsDay podcast to talk Dez Bryant, Dak Prescott and more. Here are some highlights: Werder: How pivotal a year is this for Dak Prescott? I think last year was a big year for him as well - it's the nature of playing quarterback in the NFL. There's a lot of expectations to go out and play at a high level that allows your team to have success. He'll be just fine: I think he's an exceptional young man who has it together. I wouldn't be surprised if he's somewhere throwing the football or running sprints as we speak and studying film and all those things. I do believe there's a frontier for me beyond television. When that happens, I'll be able to take a step back and do I want to continue broadcasting or something else? and [Elway said] what he knows is what a championship locker room looks like and how it's made up. I'm going into my 18th year of broadcasting - my girls now are older, driving and don't want to see dad as much anyway.
Oklahoma QB Austin Kendall apologizes after errant pass hits cheerleader at spring game

Oklahoma QB Austin Kendall apologizes after errant pass hits cheerleader at spring game

Oklahoma football’s spring game on Saturday took a bit of a sour turn when a pass from quarterback Austin Kendall wasn’t exactly on target. Kendall, who is competing with quarterback Kyler Murray for the starting job this fall, inadvertently hit an Oklahoma cheerleader in the face with a football when one of his passes sailed out-of-bounds. The frightening moment from the game was caught on video by KFOR’s Dylan Buckingham: QB Austin Kendall hits cheerleader with errant pass OU cheerleader Kylie Fears got hit in the face by an Austin Kendall (@A_Kendall11) pass during the Red-White game Saturday. The good news is she's ok and had a good sense of humor about the whole situation. Kendall made sure to check in on her last night. pic.twitter.com/w6KE7lloeV — Dylan Buckingham (@DylanBuckingham) April 15, 2018 Thankfully, the cheerleader, Kylie Fears, was okay after the incident. She was quick to indicate her status on Twitter after word had spread of the incident on the sidelines of Owen Field. Naturally though, Kendall felt bad after the turn of events and made sure to check in on Fears via Instagram once the game ended. Kendall, after finding a post from Fears’ account referencing the incident, wrote “I am very sorry, I hope you feel better!” to which Fears responded by saying she felt “much better” before complementing Kendall’s “amazing throw.” And that sense of humor was a great sight to see, considering the outcome could have been a lot worse. The spring game wasn’t without it’s happier moments, which included a 15-year-old brain tumor patient scoring a 29-yard touchdown at the conclusion of the game.
Victor-y: Oladipo scores 32 as Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

Victor-y: Oladipo scores 32 as Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and Indiana outplayed Cleveland from the start while pulling off a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday in the series opener, handing James and the Cavaliers’ their first loss in the opening round in eight years. ”Is it?” James said. ”I’ve never lost a game in the first round before in my career? Indiana took control from the outset, opening a 21-point lead in the first quarter and pushing it to 23 in the third. The Cavs got within seven in the fourth, but Oladipo, once a role player who has blossomed into an All-Star in his first season with Indiana, hit a big 3-pointer and Bojan Bogdanovic helped put Cleveland away with a 3 to make it 88-71. ”We came into this game with a mentality that we wanted to attack on both ends of the floor and play the way we’ve been playing all year, and we did a great job of that. This is all new to James, who had won 21 consecutive first-round games and lost a postseason for the first time in his 13th playoffs. Cleveland had won 14 straight first-round games, last losing on April 22, 2010, the last season of James’ first stint with the Cavs. Those Pacers, though, didn’t have Oladipo or the balance of this Indy squad, which may lack experience but not confidence. … James dropped to 48-8 in first-round games.

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