Cowboys guard Zack Martin finally signs his contract extension. The contract is for six years and will pay Martin 84 million dollars. Forty million is guaranteed. The deal will make him the highest paid guard in the league. It will also give him more guaranteed money than any other guard in the NFL.
At Triple-A Round Rock, Rangers top prospect Willie Calhoun went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI. Calhoun has 10 hits in his last 23 at-bats, raising his average to a season-high .280.
And defense along with controversy was the theme of the night for the Rangers. Texas fell to the Dodgers 3-2 in 11 innings. In the third inning, benches, dugouts, and bullpens emptied following a vicious home-plate collision. Los Angeles’ Matt Kemp, bowled over Robinson Chirinos as he tried to score. The two players shoved each other, and both ended up ejected. In the end, it was a throwing error that doomed Texas. The Rangers are off today before returning home Friday.
The United States might not be participating in the World Cup, but it pulled off a historic victory in Russia all the same: The globe’s biggest sporting event is returning to the U.S. In a long-anticipated vote on Wednesday, the joint bid of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada defeated Morocco, its only challenger, as 200 national soccer federations cast their ballots to cap FIFA’s annual Congress.
The ESPYS are breaking tradition for this year’s Best Coach Award, awarding it posthumously to three Florida high school coaches who died shielding their students from gunfire. The award has previously gone to coaches strictly for their work on the field.
After an offseason audition of sorts, the Denver Broncos will hire DeMarcus Ware as a pass-rush consultant for the upcoming season, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday. Ware will work on a part-time basis on select days each month.
A former Cowboys cheerleader has filed a federal lawsuit against the team, alleging she wasn’t paid for all her work and made less money than the team’s male mascot. Erica Wilkins, who worked for the Cowboys from 2014 to 2017, is seeking “unpaid overtime wages, minimum wages, and all other available damages,” citing the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The lawsuit said female cheerleaders were paid at a rate less than “Rowdy,” the mascot. The lawsuit claims that Wilkins’ usual pay rate was $8 per hour, but that payment was sometimes incomplete, and that the team’s male mascot made $25 per hour and about $65,000 per year.
Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who was hospitalized earlier this month after an organized team workout, died on Wednesday, according to Damon Evans, the school’s executive athletic director. McNair was airlifted to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he received a liver transplant and was “fighting for his life this past week.” The 6-foot-4, 235-pound McNair, who was entering his sophomore season, played in one game as a true freshman in 2017.
LA Dodgers 3 Texas 2
Houston 13 Oakland 5