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A man is suing the Dallas Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott for allegedly covering up a 2017 car crash with the help of local police so the star running back wouldn’t miss an upcoming playoff game. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff Ronnie Hill, claims the Cowboys “conspired with the Frisco Police Department to cover up the severity of the accident to assure that Elliott’s health would not be placed in question before their playoff game. The car crash occurred on Jan. 11, 2017, four days before Dallas’ divisional-round matchup against the Green Bay Packers. Elliott ran for 125 yards in the 34–31 Cowboys loss.
Free-agent running back Alfred Morris has agreed to return to the Dallas Cowboys on a one-year contract. Morris previously spent the 2016 and 2017 campaigns with the Cowboys. During that time, he rushed for 790 yards and three touchdowns while primarily playing as a backup to Ezekiel Elliott, who’s currently holding out from training camp in pursuit of a contract extension.
The Frisco RoughRiders defeated Arkansas 5–4 Tuesday night, clinching their fourth consecutive series victory. Frisco built a 5–1 lead after four innings thanks to three RBIs from Preston Beck, who homered in the second and provided a two-run single as part of a three-run third. Jonathan Hernandez earned the win in relief, permitting just one run in three innings. Emmanuel Clase collected his ninth consecutive save and 11th overall with a perfect ninth inning.
The Texas Rangers have traded right-hander Chris Martin to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for left-hander Kolby Allard, the Rangers’ executive vice president of communications announced Tuesday.
Major League Baseball reportedly has fined, but not suspended, Cleveland Indians’ starting pitcher Trevor Bauer for Sunday’s tantrum that resulted in him throwing the ball from the mound over the center-field fence. The amount of the fine is not known. After all that, the Cleveland Indians have traded right-hander Trevor Bauer to the Cincinnati Reds and will get outfielders Yasiel Puig and Franmil Reyes as part of a three-team deal that includes the San Diego Padres.
The first NFL preseason game of the year is tomorrow night. It’s the Hall of Fame Game and will feature the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 pm on NBC.
Bengals’ wide receiver A.J. Green is expected to miss multiple regular-season games after undergoing ankle surgery, coach Zac Taylor said Tuesday. Taylor said the ninth-year receiver underwent the procedure on Tuesday morning, three days after Green was taken off the field during the team’s first practice of the preseason. Taylor declined to cite the specifics about Green’s injury, but said it was a little more extensive than the team initially thought. Taylor also didn’t provide an exact timetable for Green’s return.
Jill Ellis, the only coach to win two Women’s World Cups, is stepping down as head coach of the U.S. women’s national team. U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday that Ellis will step down after the USWNT completes its victory tour in October. Ellis, 52, will remain with U.S. Soccer as an ambassador.
Fewer players will be around for the weekend at PGA Tour events starting next season. The PGA Tour’s player advisory council and policy board voted last month to reduce the 36-hole cut size from the top 70 players and ties to the top 65 players and ties starting with the 2019-20 season. The new rule also eliminates secondary 54-hole cuts, which were used if there were 78 players or more who advanced after 36 holes of a tournament.