Wizards

Cowboys LB Connor out vs. Giants with neck strain

Cowboys LB Connor out vs. Giants with neck strain

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Cowboys linebacker Dan Connor did not return after halftime of Sunday's game against the New York Giants because of a neck strain.

The Giants also lost a starting linebacker when Chase Blackburn was knocked out of the game in the second half because of a left hamstring injury.

Connor, who started in place of injured leading tackler Sean Lee, got hurt early in the second quarter. He remained down on the ground at the end of a play when the Giants fumbled.

The Cowboys said Connor was out of the game.

Lee was put on injured reserve this week because of a big toe injury sustained in last week's win at Carolina that will require season-ending surgery. Lee was on the sideline in crutches Sunday.

Giants tight end Bear Pascoe had X-rays on a sprained ankle and the team said his return was doubtful.

Quick Links

Wizards to remove interim tag from Tommy Sheppard, making him permanent GM

Wizards to remove interim tag from Tommy Sheppard, making him permanent GM

The Wizards are naming Tommy Sheppard their permanent GM, NBC Sports Washington's Chase Hughes has confirmed. 

Sheppard had been serving as Washington's interim GM since the firing of Ernie Grunfeld on April 2. He oversaw the Wizards' 2019 NBA Draft selections of Rui Hachimura and Admiral Schofield, as well as their offseason transactions this summer. 

According to Hughes, the Wizards will announce the decision next week, with more changes to follow. 

MORE WIZARDS NEWS: 

Quick Links

Nationals to introduce 'Kids Eat Free' program for the rest of the summer

nationals-baby-fan-usat.jpg
USA TODAY Sports Images

Nationals to introduce 'Kids Eat Free' program for the rest of the summer

What's better than spending a summer evening at a baseball game? Spending a summer evening at a baseball game and getting free food, that's what!

From July 22 to September 2, the Nationals are introducing a "Kids Eat Free" program, allowing any member of the Jr. Nats Kids Club age 12 or under to get a free meal at a Nats home game.

The meal includes a hot dog, the choice of chips or applesauce, and a soda or bottled water. According to the Nats, the meal is a $17 value. 

“We’re trying to find ways to make our experience as family-friendly as possible,” Nationals EVP of business operations Jake Burns told Front Office Sports. “This idea was borne out of brainstorming of things we could do to get families in the door or provide a better experience to existing families, and we found a way to attract new fans to the ballpark and strengthen the relationship with those existing fans.” 

Take your kids out to the ballpark, folks. You get to introduce them to America's pastime and save some money!

MORE NATIONALS NEWS: