Cowboys rout Giants 49-17 behind Dak's 400-yard, 5-TD game

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:41:47 GMT

Cowboys rout Giants 49-17 behind Dak's 400-yard, 5-TD game ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott was told his Dallas Cowboys had just beaten the New York Giants by 72 points combined in the two meetings of the NFC East rivals this season.“Yeah,” the star quarterback said, “I was about to say that's gotta be a record.”MORE THAN THE SCORE: Stay up to date on sports stories like these, and sign up for our More than the Score sports newsletter at kxan.com/newslettersYeah, it was.Prescott threw for 404 yards and four touchdowns while running for another score Sunday in a 49-17 rout that extended the Cowboys' home winning streak to 12.The Cowboys (6-3) won 40-0 in the opener in New Jersey, and the 72-point margin was their largest in a sweep of an NFC East opponent, topping their 66-point edge against Philadelphia in 1969.“That’s unfathomable,” Dallas owner/general manager Jerry Jones said.The Giants (2-8) were outgained 368-27 in the first half with Tommy DeVito as the first undrafted rookie to start for them at quarterback in the commo...

For the first time ever, Vikings safety Cam Bynum played an NFL game in front of his wife

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:41:47 GMT

For the first time ever, Vikings safety Cam Bynum played an NFL game in front of his wife The stars aligned Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.Vikings safety Cam Bynum spotted the ball floating in the air and dove to make an interception. He immediately got up and sprinted the length of the field before tossing the ball to his wife Lalaine in the stands. It was the first time she had ever seen her husband play an NFL game in person.“I was like, ‘I need to make a play and hand her the ball,’ ” Bynum said. “I was glad I was able to do it.”It was a long time coming for the couple, whose story went viral last month after Bynum had a memorable performance on Monday Night Football, then let the whole world know that he and his wife have been unable to obtain the paperwork needed for her to come from the Philippines to  the U.S.That exposure helped the Bynums finally reunite in Minnesota. She arrived last week, and the couple decided to keep her presence a secret until the Vikings hosted the New Orleans Saints. As he and his teammates prepared to ru...

Police: Man shot at gas station in south St. Louis

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:41:47 GMT

Police: Man shot at gas station in south St. Louis ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are investigating a shooting at a gas station in south city Sunday evening.The shooting happened at the MotoMart, located at Chippewa Street and Jefferson Avenue, in the Gravois Park neighborhood.The victim, an adult man, suffered a gunshot wound to his stomach. He was unconscious and not breathing when he was taken to a local hospital.This is a developing story.

Millstadt police arrest suspected 'fake cop'

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:41:47 GMT

Millstadt police arrest suspected 'fake cop' MILLSTADT, Ill. – Police in Illinois say they’ve arrested someone impersonating law enforcement. Anyone who thinks they've been pulled over by the individual should contact authorities immediately.Millstadt police say the driver will face charges. We're still waiting to learn their name, what charges they'll face, or how long they were able to do this.

Nuggets bench struggles as Houston Rockets pull off upset in spite of massive Nikola Jokic game

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:41:47 GMT

Nuggets bench struggles as Houston Rockets pull off upset in spite of massive Nikola Jokic game On the road for the first time this season without Jamal Murray, the Nuggets suffered the second loss of their title defense Sunday, falling 107-104 to the feisty Rockets in Houston.Denver (8-2) returns home to face the Clippers on Tuesday night in an in-season tournament game.Depth woes, illuminatedSince Murray’s injury a week ago, Denver’s bench has been strained and out of sync, shaken out of its strong start to the season. Detractors of the defending champions often identify their questionable depth as the Achilles’ heel, and it was easy to see why Sunday night.While Nikola Jokic, Michael Porter Jr. and Aaron Gordon combined for 77 points on 30-of-55 shooting, the rest of the team scored 27 points on 36 shot attempts. The bench was outscored 31-8 by Houston’s, and after three quarters, the only backup who had cracked the scorebook was Collin Gillespie, a two-way contract point guard who isn’t even supposed to be part of Denver’s regular 10-man...

Mayor Bass, city Leaders update public on fire that indefinitely closed 10 Freeway

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:41:47 GMT

Mayor Bass, city Leaders update public on fire that indefinitely closed 10 Freeway Mayor Bass along with officials from the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Department of Transportation, Metro and the L.A. Fire Department updated the public Sunday on the massive fire that has indefinitely closed the 10 Freeway in downtown L.A. Officials said that they wanted to prepare the public for significant delays in the coming days weeks as all lanes within a two mile stretch of the I-10 downtown are closed until further notice. The blaze was first reported around 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning in a storage yard near East 14th and Alameda streets. Flames quickly spread to a neighboring storage yard and eventually engulfed the freeway overpass above. The fire was so hot that it melted some of the freeway’s steel guardrails and concrete pillars, fire officials said. It eventually spread to eight acres before being contained. Gov. Newsom declared a local state of emergency on Saturday, and on Sunday, it was announced that the freeway would remain closed...

Gov. Gavin Newsom, L.A. Mayor Karen Bass discuss 10 Freeway fire response, updates

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:41:47 GMT

Gov. Gavin Newsom, L.A. Mayor Karen Bass discuss 10 Freeway fire response, updates California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass held a joint news conference Sunday regarding the fire that destroyed part of the 10 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles.The blaze was first reported around 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning in a storage yard near East 14th and Alameda streets. Flames quickly spread to a neighboring storage yard and eventually engulfed the freeway overpass above.The fire was so hot that it melted some of the freeway's steel guardrails and concrete pillars, fire officials said. It eventually spread to eight acres before being contained.No homes were affected as the area is largely industrial but the traffic impacts are severe for thousands of commuters, L.A. Mayor Karen Bass said. Abatement company beginning remediation process at historic Tustin hangar Gov. Newsom declared a local state of emergency Saturday, and on Sunday, it was announced that the freeway would remain closed until further notice. Mayor Bass noted that the structural damage s...

Brink, Iriafen lead No. 15 Stanford to whopping 96-64 rout of No. 9 Indiana

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:41:47 GMT

Brink, Iriafen lead No. 15 Stanford to whopping 96-64 rout of No. 9 Indiana STANFORD – Senior Cameron Brink has enjoyed not being the favorite, for a change. She might not get to play that role much longer based on Sunday’s performance.The No. 15 Stanford women will take a big jump in the rankings after jumping out to a 28-point halftime lead and beating No. 9 Indiana 96-64 at Maples Pavilion.“We want teams to keep sleeping on us,” Brink said. “Since my freshman year we’ve always been in the Top 5, so it’s fun to hunt instead of being the hunted.”Despite returning four starters, the Cardinal (2-0) was picked outside the Top 10 in the preseason AP poll for the first time since 2016-2017, and was picked outside the top two in the preseason Pac-12 media poll for the first time since 1999-2000.In its first test this season, Stanford got double-doubles from Brink (20 points and 17 rebounds) and Kiki Iriafen (20 points and 11 rebounds) while holding AP first-team All-American Mackenzie Holmes to eight points – 14 below her average from last season – and two rebou...

Fred VanVleet leads Rockets to sixth straight victory with 107-104 win over Nuggets

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:41:47 GMT

Fred VanVleet leads Rockets to sixth straight victory with 107-104 win over Nuggets HOUSTON (AP) — Fred VanVleet scored 26 points and Alperen Sengun added 23 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 107-104 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night.Houston’s six-game winning streak is the longest since the team won seven straight in January 2021.Nikola Jokic had his fourth triple-double of the season, racking up 36 points, 21 rebounds and 11 assists in the loss.Jokic hit a 3 with 19.1 seconds remaining to cut Houston’s lead to 103-102. Denver fouled and VanVleet hit two free throws. On the next play, Jae’Sean Tate stole the inbounds pass. Jokic had a full-court shot at the buzzer to tie it but fell short.The Nuggets entered the game 8-1, their best start since the 2018-19 season when they started 9-1. Houston improved to 6-3 after starting the season 0-3.Rockets veteran Jeff Green hit a big 3 with 1:49 left in the fourth, putting Houston up 103-94. Green appeared in all 20 playoff games during Denver’s championship run last season. Green scored 15 points off the bench Su...

Crew advance to Eastern Conference semifinals with 4-2 victory over Atlanta United

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:41:47 GMT

Crew advance to Eastern Conference semifinals with 4-2 victory over Atlanta United COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus scored three goals in the first 33 minutes and the Crew advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 4-2 victory over Atlanta United in the rubber match of a first-round MLS Cup series on Sunday night.Columbus (17-9-9) upped its unbeaten streak at home in all competitions to 17, but the third-seeded Crew will hit the road for a semifinal matchup with No. 2 seed Orlando City on Nov. 25. Top-seeded FC Cincinnati will host the fourth-seeded Philadelphia Union in the other semifinal, also on Nov. 25.The Crew hit the ground running against Atlanta United, grabbing the lead in the 9th minute on an unassisted goal by Darlington Nagbe. It was Nagbe’s third career postseason goal and his second with the Crew.Defender Malte Amundsen pushed the lead to 2-0 eight minutes later, using an assist from Aidan Morris to score his first career goal in the playoffs. Alexandru Matan made it 3-0 in the 33rd minute with his first career postseason netter. Diego...

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