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NASCAR at Talladega: Results, highlights from Joey Logano’s Geico 500 victory

NASCAR at Talladega: Results, highlights from Joey Logano’s Geico 500 victory

3:47 — Back to green and it's Logano, Menard and Kurt Busch sitting 1-2-3. 3:41 — A number of drivers head to pit road. #GEICO500 pic.twitter.com/KXcmh1B7nu — NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 29, 2018 3:31 — Penalties for speeding go to Keselowski, Bowman, Stenhouse and Suarez. 3:30 — Some early green flag pit stops for the leaders. #GEICO500 #NASCAR — NASCAR Alerts (@NASCAR_Alerts) April 29, 2018 3:27 — Keselowski back in front with Logano behind him. #NASCAR .. End of Stage 1 1 Brad Keselowski 2 Joey Logano 3 Martin Truex Jr 4 Kyle Busch 5 Paul Menard 6 Denny Hamlin 7 Ryan Blaney 8 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 9 Kevin Harvick 10 Jimmie Johnson — Dustin Long (@dustinlong) April 29, 2018 3:11 — Stage 1 is complete and it's Brad Keselowski who gets the green-checkered flag! 3:05 — Keselowski is the new leader with the green flag pits. 2:41 — With the leaders pitting we have a new driver up front. 2:34 — 10 laps in and it's Harvick, Kurt Busch and Truex still leading the way. 1:00 — It's race day in Talladega.
3-game winning streak snapped in finale

3-game winning streak snapped in finale

Nunez's mammoth home run 00:52 Apr. View Full Game Coverage Martin Perez continued his early struggles this season and was lifted after just four innings pitched. The left-hander allowed four runs on five hits, including four walks and two strikeouts. "We've got to start with putting a series together," said manager Jeff Banister said. Perez's line could have been worse, but all three home runs he allowed were of the solo variety. He's now allowed seven home runs over 20 1/3 innings this season. "I was trying to find a little more movement on my fastball, so that's why," Perez said after the game. But Renato Nunez blasted a long solo home run to left field off Happ in the top of the second inning. Moore was the Rangers' likeliest option to start on Wednesday in Cleveland if he was not needed in relief this series. Nunez put the Rangers on the board in the top of the second with a deep home run to left field, his first of the season and second career in the majors.
Tre Flowers To The Seahawks; Ateman To The Raiders

Tre Flowers To The Seahawks; Ateman To The Raiders

The Seattle Seahawks have been known for hard-hitting safeties through the years. Maybe Tre Flowers can add to reputation. What NFL team is more connected to the deep ball? The Oakland Raiders. Now the Raiders have former Cowboy threat Marcell Ateman, also taken Saturday, selected with the 10th pick in the seventh round, No. The Seahawks made Flowers their fifth-round selection Saturday, the ninth pick in the round and the 146th player taken overall. The Converse, Texas, product did run a 4.45 40-yard dash at the combine, so the speed should play in the NFL. Flowers led the Cowboys with 79 tackles a year ago and finished with 279 over a highly productive career that saw him take over a starting role as a redshirt freshman. He also picked off two passes and broke up eight others as a senior leader on the defense. Ateman posted his best season as a Cowboy as a senior, and over his past two seasons -- spanning three years due to injury -- he went for more than 1,800 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.
The Latest: SMU receiver Trey Quinn is ‘Mr. Irrelevant’

The Latest: SMU receiver Trey Quinn is ‘Mr. Irrelevant’

Quinn was the final player selected in the three-day NFL draft, No. After playing his first two seasons at LSU, the 6-foot, 202-pound Quinn transferred to SMU where he had to sit out a season. Ward has played both end and tackle on the defensive line. The Chiefs should have been quite familiar with their final selection in this year’s NFL draft. The Washington State quarterback now has another thing in common with the Patriots quarterback: Falk was also taken with the 199th pick of the draft. The Dallas Cowboys had five Super Bowl championship trophies to show off while hosting the NFL draft. Three punters were selected in the fifth round of the NFL draft, including consecutive picks late in the round. ___ The Seahawks reached across Lake Washington for their first pick of the final day by selecting Washington tight end Will Dissly in the fourth round. On Saturday, the Lions traded a 2019 third-round draft pick to the Patriots for a fourth-rounder this year. ___ 11 a.m. NFL teams are announcing their third-day draft picks from a variety of locales.
What undrafted players have the Dallas Cowboys signed? | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

What undrafted players have the Dallas Cowboys signed? | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

With the 2018 NFL Draft officially over, the Dallas Cowboys are scouring the undrafted free agent market. And they seem to be fond of Iowa State Cylcones, signing three. Among the Iowa State players is wide receiver Marchie Murdock, who played high school football at Mansfield Legacy. Among the players who have reached deals with the Cowboys include -- * WR Marchie Murdock (Iowa State) * OL Jake Campos (Iowa State) Help us deliver journalism that makes a difference in our community. Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce. If you read and enjoy our journalism, please consider subscribing today. * LB Joel Lanning (Iowa State) * LB Ed Shockley (Villanova) * DB Kyle Quiero (Northwestern) * RB Jordan Chunn (Troy) * OL Jashon Robertson (Tennessee) * DT DeQuinton Osborne (Oklahoma State) * QB Dalton Sturm (UTSA) * CB Donovan Olumba (Portland State) * TE David Wells (San Diego State) * WR Malik Earl (Missouri State) * S Kameron Kelly (San Diego State) Related stories from Fort Worth Star Telegram Odd scene. Cowboys fans, Rams fans both cheer Tavon Austin trade at NFL Draft Texas Governor Greg Abbott surprises Cowboys' Michael Gallup with war room call
OSU football: Mason Rudolph joins James Washington with Pittsburgh Steelers in third round

OSU football: Mason Rudolph joins James Washington with Pittsburgh Steelers in third round

Mason Rudolph and James Washington remain teammates. One round after the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Washington, they chose Rudolph with the 12th pick (76th overall) in the third round of the NFL draft Friday. Pittsburgh traded up with Seattle to make the pick, ending Rudolph's wait after he hoped to be selected in the first round. Rudolph is the fourth Oklahoma State quarterback drafted in NFL history. It's worth noting that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert both attended OSU's pro day in March. Rudolph joins a roster that includes Ben Roethlisberger and Landry Jones at quarterback. +3 The 6-foot-5, 235-pound four-year starter from Rock Hill, South Carolina, was the nation’s leading passer (4,904 yards) last season. He went 32-9 in his career as an OSU starter, taking the Cowboys to three bowl victories in four seasons. Rudolph did not attend the draft, instead watching it with family and friends in Rock Hill. He joins Brandon Weeden, Zac Robinson and Rusty Hilger as the only OSU quarterbacks to be drafted into the NFL.
2018 NFL Draft: Grades and analysis for every pick in the third round

2018 NFL Draft: Grades and analysis for every pick in the third round

Lorenzo Carter, LB, Georgia Grade: B+ This is a team that knows pass rushers and this kid has the speed to be a good one. Solid pick. Hill, DT, NC State Grade: B He is a former running back who bulked up to 310 pounds. Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State Grade: B- He's a try-hard player who is good value in this spot. He was a productive player at USC. That's a good pick. Rashaan Golden, CB, Tennessee Grade: B- He is a rangy safety who will push for time right away. Tre'Quan Smith, WR, Central Florida Grade: B I like this pick. Mason Cole, C, Michigan Grade: A He played tackle, but He will play center for them and will end up being a long time starter. Good pick.
Colorado State’s Michael Gallup selected by Dallas Cowboys in third round of NFL draft

Colorado State’s Michael Gallup selected by Dallas Cowboys in third round of NFL draft

FORT COLLINS — Giddy up, Gallup. Michael Gallup, Colorado State’s All-America wide receiver, was selected 81st overall in the third round of the NFL draft by the Dallas Cowboys on Friday. Gallup, who played two seasons with the Rams after joining them from Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan., was one of college football’s most dominant receivers in 2017. He hauled in 100 receptions as a senior (which ranked third, nationally), for 1,413 yards (fifth) and seven touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound receiver was also a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation’s top pass catcher. “The Dallas Cowboys are getting a steal. He will be an asset to that organization. There are no words to express what he means to me and my family. I am thankful and blessed he chose me and Coach (Mike) Bobo to be a part of his journey.” At the NFL combine in Indianapolis, Gallup graded out at 5.72, which is considered by scouts as having potential to become a starter. “He’ll be a great fit (in Dallas) because he is a physical player, great hands, ball skills, tremendous run-after-catch ability.

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