UAPB-Alcorn St. game called after weather delay
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas-Pine Bluff's game against Alcorn State on Thursday night was called off after it was delayed more than three hours at the half because of severe weather.
The game was scoreless at halftime when it was halted because of a storm system in the area. After the lengthy delay, the game was called off. It is not expected to be made up.
UAPB (2-2, 1-1) and Alcorn State (0-3, 0-1) are in different divisions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
UAPB plays at Jackson State a week from Saturday, and Alcorn State hosts Mississippi Valley State the same day.
Millwood pitches Rangers to 11-3 win over Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Chris Davis homered and drove in three runs, Julio Borbon triggered a six-run sixth inning with a go-ahead RBI single and the Texas Rangers beat the playoff-bound Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Thursday night.
Kevin Millwood (13-10) recorded his third complete game of the season and 20th in 375 career starts, giving up two earned runs and seven hits in his season finale and tying a season high with 10 strikeouts. He threw a season-high 122 pitches.
The Angels, who completed their home schedule with a 49-32 record, moved the starting time of this game up to 3 p.m. so that they could squeeze in a post-game rally for their fans inside the ballpark before heading to Oakland for a 3-game series that closes out the regular schedule.
Jones says Cowboys RB Barber should play in Denver
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says running back Marion Barber should play Sunday against Denver.
Barber missed Monday night's 21-7 victory against Carolina after injuring a thigh the previous week against the New York Giants. He was close to ready Monday, but the medical staff decided to hold him out.
Jones said Barber showed more progress than expected Wednesday. Barber was in full gear for Thursday's practice.
Barber's return gained urgency when backup Felix Jones sprained a left knee ligament against the Panthers. Jerry Jones said the second-year back from Arkansas would miss the Broncos game.
Third-stringer Tashard (tah-SHAHRD') Choice filled in well as the starter late last season when Barber and Jones were out.
Cowboys end sack drought; now it's Ware's turn
IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys defense broke through with its first sacks of the season Monday night against Carolina.
Now it's DeMarcus Ware's turn.
The reigning NFL sack leader is in a 4-game sack drought that's his longest since his 2005 rookie season.
Dallas had its first three sacks of the year and shut down the Panthers in the second half of a 21-7 victory. Ware didn't get any of the sacks, but nose tackle Jay Ratliff says he might as well have.
Ratliff says offensive lines are focusing on blocking Ware and allowing others in the Dallas defense to go one-on-one with pass protectors.
Ware led the NFL with 20 sacks last year, part of a steady annual climb since getting eight as a rookie. He went eight games without a sack his first year.