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Dallas Cowboys name black cat a starter in NFL game
Nov11

Dallas Cowboys name black cat a starter in NFL game

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(DALLAS) — The Dallas Cowboys have added an internet celebrity to its starting lineup.

Yesterday, “America’s team” announced the NFL’s black cat as a starter during the Sunday night game versus the Minnesota Vikings.

The feline famously stormed the field during the Cowboys versus New York Giants game last week at MetLife Stadium, much to the delight of the crowd and now the internet.

Tonight’s #DallasCowboys starters… *wait for it#SNF | #MINvsDAL pic.twitter.com/P001S9Yumh

— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 11, 2019

The Cowboys tweeted the announcement Sunday with a video revealing the starting lineup. The video ends with a picture of the team’s “MVP Rally Cat” with a graphic of the Cowboys star in its eyes.

The cat also sports the No. 9 jersey in a nod to the creature’s numerous lives as well as to the jersey number of former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Still reppin’ the cat 🔥🤟🏾 @thejaylonsmith | #HotBoyz pic.twitter.com/0KZ3NbxGqm

— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 10, 2019

Both fans and players alike appear to support the animal. Linebacker Jaylon Smith rolled into the AT&T stadium before the game wearing a custom “Black Cat” t-shirt, plugging the de facto mascot.

Unfortunately for the Cowboys, even the black cat’s luck — and ability to outrun state troopers — wasn’t enough this time. The Vikings won 28-24.

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2 horses dead, 1 injured after racing day at Del Mar racetrack in Southern California
Nov11

2 horses dead, 1 injured after racing day at Del Mar racetrack in Southern California

cmannphoto/iStock(DEL MAR, Calif.) — Two horses died and another was injured in the same racing day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Southern California.

The first thoroughbred, Ghost Street, suffered a catastrophic injury to its left front sesamoid during the third race of the day on the turf course, according to the track. The horse was then “humanely euthanized.”

We are sad to confirm that in today’s third race on the turf course Ghost Street suffered a catastrophic injury to his left front sesamoid and was humanely euthanized.

We are deeply sorry for owner Aaron Sones, trainer Patrick Gallagher, his staff and everyone who cared for him.

— Del Mar Racetrack (@DelMarRacing) November 10, 2019

Ghost Street was a 3-year-old gelding, ABC San Diego affiliate KGTV reported.

Another thoroughbred, Prayer Warrior, was also euthanized after it was injured during the sixth race on the main track, according to the track, but the details of the injury were not released.

Zoe Metz, a member of the family that owned Prayer Warrior, wrote on Twitter that the horse was “loved by everyone.”

“The barn will definitely not be the same without him,” she wrote.

It’s with a heavy heart to say that we unfortunately lost Prayer Warrior this afternoon. He was loved by everyone. The barn will definitely not be the same without him. Thank you to everyone for reaching out. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/9Wadcwnr3f

— Zoe Metz (@_zoemetz) November 10, 2019

The horse that was injured, Princess Dorian, suffered an injury to her left front leg during the second race on the main track and was transported to the San Luis Rey Equine hospital for further care, according to the track.

The incidents happened within 90 minutes of each other, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Before Sunday, which was Del Mar’s third day of the fall meet, the track had not seen a single death in 2019, unlike 115 miles north in Santa Anita Park, where 37 horses died since December.

After the last death occurred during the Breeder’s Cup, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., called for increased transparency at racetracks to ensure the safety of horses, as well as for racing to be suspended at Santa Anita.

The track did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

“Safety is everything here,” Joe Harper, CEO of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club told KGTV on Friday.

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Miami Heat suspend Dion Waiters 10 games over ‘very scary situation’
Nov11

Miami Heat suspend Dion Waiters 10 games over ‘very scary situation’

Tar_Heel_Rob/iStock(MIAMI) — Miami Heat shooting guard Dion Waiters has been suspended 10 games without pay over what the team described as a “very scary situation” that occurred last Thursday night.Citing sources, ESPN reports the situation involved …

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Scoreboard roundup — 11/10/19
Nov11

Scoreboard roundup — 11/10/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDenver 100 Minnesota 98 — OTIndiana 109 Orlando 102Philadelphia 114 Charlotte 106Milwaukee 121 Oklahoma City 119Cleveland 108 New York 87Phoenix 138 Bro…

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Scoreboard roundup — 11/9/19
Nov10

Scoreboard roundup — 11/9/19

iStock(NEW YORK) —  Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:     NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final  Boston         135  San Antonio   115 Final&nb…

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LeBron James defends Ohio State’s Chase Young amid suspension
Nov09

LeBron James defends Ohio State’s Chase Young amid suspension

jetcityimage/iStock(COLUMBUS, OH) — LeBron James on Saturday voiced support for Ohio State football defensive star Chase Young, who was suspended by the university and later said it was because he borrowed money from a family friend.Young said Friday …

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