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After release from jail, Urbina returns to baseball

After release from jail, Urbina returns to baseball

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 28, 2012
Former major league pitcher Ugueth Urbina has returned to baseball after serving 7 1/2 years in prison for the attempted murder of five workers on his family's ranch.
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  • Randall Cobb, Justin Smith headline Week 17”²s injury reports

    Randall Cobb, Justin Smith headline Week 17”²s injury reports

    yahoo.com Dec 28, 2012
    In the premier matchup of the weekend, Sunday night's Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins game that will decide the NFC East, the Redskins listed right tackle Tyler Polumbus (head) and safety DeJon Gomes (knee) as "questionable". Polumbus was c…
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  • Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware will have his plays limited Sunday nig…

    Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware will have his plays limited Sunday night at Washington

    IRVING — Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware will wear a brace on his injured right shoulder and have his plays limited Sunday night in a do-or-die game at Washington. The brace will help prevent Ware’s shoulder from popping out when he extends his arm f
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  • Is Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray the X factor in this game?

    Is Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray the X factor in this game?

    dallasnews.com Dec 28, 2012
    DeMarco Murray will likely play a crucial role if the Cowboys manage to beat Washington in the final game of the regular season. That’s much different than the role he had in last season’s finale against the New York Giants. The running back missed th
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  • Cowboys rookie safety Matt Johnson will return to practice next…

    Cowboys rookie safety Matt Johnson will return to practice next week if Dallas reaches playoffs

    dallasnews.com Dec 28, 2012
    IRVING - Cowboys rookie safety Matt Johnson, who is on the reserve/injured returnable list, was eligible to practice Friday for the first time but said he only worked on the side. Johnson, who hasn’t played this season because he’s battled hamstring
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  • Cowboys LB Ernie Sims to undergo a contact test to make sure he…

    Cowboys LB Ernie Sims to undergo a contact test to make sure he’s ready to play Sunday at Washington

    dallasnews.com Dec 28, 2012
    IRVING - Cowboys inside linebacker Ernie Sims said he will go through a contact test, likely on Saturday, as the final test that will determine if he can play Sunday night at Washington. Sims suffered a concussion in the Cowboys’ Dec. 16 game against
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  • Cowboys-Redskins: Get excited

    Cowboys-Redskins: Get excited

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    An open letter to the fans of the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins: Get excited. You may not need my permission, or my urging. You may already be there -- as excited as you've been about a professional football game in a very long time. And if…
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  • Breaking Down the ‘Boys: These throws will win the Cowboys the …

    Breaking Down the ‘Boys: These throws will win the Cowboys the NFC East

    dallasnews.com Dec 28, 2012
    Jonathan Bales is a special contributor to SportsDayDFW.com. He’s the founder of The DC Times and writes for DallasCowboys.com and the New York Times. He’s also the author of 
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  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: ‘I don’t know that’ coach Jason Garr…

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: ‘I don’t know that’ coach Jason Garrett has changed the culture at Valley Ranch

    dallasnews.com Dec 28, 2012
    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked Friday morning on KRLD-FM 105.3 if coach Jason Garrett has changed the culture at Valley Ranch in a positive way. “I don’t know that. It’s positive,” Jones said. “The kinds of things that Jason is about at Val
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  • All On The Line: The Redskins offense is designed to mitigate a…

    All On The Line: The Redskins offense is designed to mitigate a go…

    CNNSI.com Dec 28, 2012
    The Redskins offense is designed to mitigate a good pass rush. And with DeMarcus Ware dinged up, the Cowboys' playoff hopes could come down to Tony Romo, writes Peter King.
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  • PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Charean Williams, PFT Planet calls …

    PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Charean Williams, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com Dec 28, 2012
    The NFC East race will come down to Sunday night and Friday’s PFT Live will devote a big chunk of time to discussing the clash between the Cowboys and the Redskins. Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram will join Mike Florio to discuss the Co
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  • Doc Rivers pays Clippers championship-level compliment after 29…

    Doc Rivers pays Clippers championship-level compliment after 29-point blowout of Celtics

    yahoo.com Dec 28, 2012
    If you were watching Thursday night's NBA action on TNT, the late-running opener between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks - pushed to overtime thanks to this absurd, one-of-a-kind buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Darren Collison - meant that
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  • Week 17 Picks: Redskins, Bears should earn playoff berths

    Week 17 Picks: Redskins, Bears should earn playoff berths

    yahoo.com Dec 28, 2012
    Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins In his first game against the Cowboys, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin completed 19-of-27 pass attempts for 304 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-31 win on Thanksgiving. Griffin is not 100 percent, but neither a…
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  • Breakfast links: 2 days to Skins-Cowboys

    Breakfast links: 2 days to Skins-Cowboys

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    Washington Redskins With the Redskins on the verge of their first division title since 1999, Dan Daly writes that there's still a lot we don't know about this team. Dan thinks the most important thing for them Sunday night in the division title game aga…
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  • George: Don’t look now, but Cowboys-Redskins rivalry is burning…

    George: Don’t look now, but Cowboys-Redskins rivalry is burning again

    dallasnews.com Dec 28, 2012
    IRVING - Having spent seven seasons as a quarterback with Dallas in the 1990s, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is well-versed on the team’s rivalry with the Washington Redskins. As for Garrett’s players, well, he put that in perspective earlier this wee
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  • Video - NFL Kickoff OT: Week 17 Predictions 04:09

    NFL Kickoff OT: Week 17 Predictions

    Dec 28
    NFL Kickoff OT breaks down the key matchups for the final week of the regular season.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins 02:46

    'Playbook': Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins

    Dec 28
    Will the Dallas Cowboys or Washington Redskins win the NFC East? Our experts explain why defense will prove to be a huge factor in who wins the division.
  • Video - More pressure on Dallas Cowboys or Washington Redskins? 03:31

    More pressure on Dallas Cowboys or Washington Redskins?

    Dec 28
    Can the Dallas Cowboys steal a postseason berth with a win against the Washington Redskins? DallasCowboys.com analyst Bryan Broaddus joins "Around the League" with the latest on injured linebacker DeMarcus Ware and much more.
  • Video - What Should Jones Do If Cowboys Miss Playoffs? 04:26

    What Should Jones Do If Cowboys Miss Playoffs?

    Dec 28
    "First Take" debates what Jerry Jones needs to do with the Cowboys if they lose on Sunday and miss the playoffs.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Cowboys on familiar ground with win-or-go-home Week 17

    Dec 28
    In the offseason, Dallas coach Jason Garrett visited the Yankees' spring-training home in Tampa, and sought out Derek Jeter. Garrett was raised in Yankee country, so he has great respect for the Yankee shortstop, and he wanted to ask him about leadershi…
  • NFL - John Clayton's five most cherished NFL records

    Dec 28
    Football records might not resonate like those in baseball, but there are five NFL records that stand above the rest, John Clayton writes.
  • The Sports Guy powers through a damaged laptop to make his Week 17 picks

    Dec 28
    The Sports Guy's computer is on the fritz, but that didn't stop him from making his Week 17 picks.