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Monday Sports in Brief

NFL

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott have lastly agreed on the richest contract in membership historical past two years after negotiations first began with the star quarterback.

The crew stated the settlement was reached Monday. It’s a $160 million, four-year contract with $126 million assured and an NFL-record $66 million signing bonus, in line with an individual with information of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on situation of anonymity as a result of particulars weren’t introduced.

The deal comes a day earlier than a deadline to place the franchise tag on Prescott for a second straight year.

— By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have discovered a crew in the Miami Dolphins to take their 2020 first-round draft choose off their arms, buying and selling offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson after his rookie season.

The commerce agreed to Monday night time sends the twenty ninth total choose in 2020 out of Georgia to Miami after Wilson performed solely 4 snaps as a rookie, the individual informed The Associated Press. The one who spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of neither crew had introduced the swap.

— By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker.

NEW YORK (AP) — An individual with direct information of the transfer says the New York Jets positioned the franchise tag on security Marcus Maye, a gentle playmaker and chief with whom the crew hopes to work out a long-term deal.

The transfer Monday night time was anticipated and prevents Maye from turning into an unrestricted free agent when the brand new league year begins on March 17.

The individual spoke to The Associated Press on situation of anonymity as a result of the crew hadn’t introduced the transfer.

— By Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington positioned the franchise tag on Brandon Scherff on Monday, tagging the standout guard for a second consecutive year in the aftermath of his first All-Pro season.

Scherff stands to make nearly $18 million after his camp and the crew have been unable to barter a long-term contract. His franchise tag was price slightly below $15 million final season.

The 29-year-old began 13 video games at proper guard for Washington when it reached the playoffs for the primary time since 2015, Scherff’s rookie year after being drafted fifth total. Scherff has began 78 video games in his NFL career whereas battling by accidents.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Les Miles is out as Kansas’ head coach simply days after he was positioned on administrative depart amid sexual misconduct allegations from his tenure at LSU.

Kansas introduced Miles’ departure Monday night time, describing it as a mutual settlement to half methods. Miles has three years left on his unique five-year contract with the college that pays him $2.775 million yearly by December 2023 and consists of a number of bonuses, amongst them a $675,000 retention bonus paid final November.

The 67-year-old Miles was 3-18 in two seasons with the Jayhawks. Offensive coordinator Mike DeBord was named performing head coach.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Allen has agreed to a restructured contract that can preserve him with the Hoosiers by the 2027 season for $4.9 million in annual compensation.

Allen was named the Big Ten coach of the year and American Football Coaches Association nationwide coach of the year in 2020 following the Hoosiers’ breakthrough season.

Indiana went 6-1 in 2020, earned an enormous to the Outback Bowl and completed No. 12, its highest look in the ultimate rankings since ending fourth in 1967. In 2019, the Hoosiers have been 8-5 and performed in the the Gator Bowl.

NBA

The NBA’s mini-bubble in Atlanta for the All-Star Game apparently labored.

No gamers, coaches or recreation officers examined optimistic for COVID-19 whereas in Atlanta, the NBA stated Monday after the ultimate checks have been processed and outcomes have been returned to the league and the groups concerned.

That consists of Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, a pair of All-Stars who needed to miss the sport and left Atlanta early after being flagged by contact tracing.

MLB

CHICAGO (AP) — After a season of largely empty ballparks in Chicago, the famed marquee at Wrigley Field stated all of it.

“Welcome home, Cubs fans,” it learn.

Thousands of masked followers of the Cubs and White Sox will get to see their groups play in individual starting on opening day, Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced Monday. Each crew will likely be restricted to twenty% capability, nevertheless it was sufficient to ship some followers off to Wrigley to rejoice.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton introduced Monday it has lifted Greg McDermott’s suspension for making racially insensitive remarks to his gamers after a recreation final week.

McDermott created a firestorm for twice utilizing the time period “plantation” as a part of an analogy urging crew unity. The college suspended McDermott indefinitely on Thursday after he had coached in a Wednesday loss at Villanova.

Assistant coach Alan Huss was in cost of the Seventeenth-ranked Bluejays for his or her 93-73 dwelling win over Butler on Saturday. McDermott will likely be with crew for the Big East Tournament this week and the NCAA Tournament that begins subsequent week.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State won’t prolong the contract of males’s basketball coach Greg Lansing.

Lansing was 181-164 in 11 seasons at Indiana State, together with 15-10 this season. The Sycamores gained the Missouri Valley Conference event and performed in the NCAA event throughout Lansing’s first season. He had six successful seasons.

DALLAS (AP) — SMU coach Travis Mays won’t return subsequent season after compiling a 58-50 file over 5 seasons.

Athletic director Rick Hart stated Monday night time that he had determined to not renew Mays’ contract.

The Mustangs, whose final NCAA Tournament look was in 2008, lost all six video games they performed this season. The final was Dec. 20, earlier than the crew determined to not play any extra video games due to well being and security considerations surrounding COVID-19.

TENNIS

Novak Djokovic surpassed Roger Federer for probably the most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings on Monday.

Djokovic is in his 311th week in the highest spot, yet another than Federer has spent there.

The 33-year-old from Serbia first reached No. 1 on July 4, 2011, a day after he gained Wimbledon for the primary time by beating top-ranked Rafael Nadal in the ultimate. Djokovic’s ascent represented the primary time in practically 7 1/2 years {that a} man aside from Federer or Nadal was No. 1.

SOCCER

MONTREAL (AP) — Wilfried Nancy was promoted to go coach of Montreal in Major League Soccer, which can play dwelling video games at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, due to journey restrictions by the Canadian authorities through the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Nancy changed Thierry Henry, who resigned on Feb. 25.

The 43-year-old Nancy had been an assistant coach since 2016.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

The National Women’s Hockey League will full its abbreviated season with two nationally televised semifinals and a championship recreation some two months after the league suspended its playoffs following a COVID-19 breakout amongst quite a few groups.

The league on Monday introduced play will resume outdoors of Boston with the semifinals on March 26, adopted by the Isobel Cup Final the following day.

AWARDS

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Former first girl Michelle Obama and soccer star Mia Hamm have been chosen for the National Women’s Hall of Fame as a part of a Class of 2021 introduced Monday that additionally consists of former PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi and retired Brig. Gen. Rebecca Halstead.

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who died final year, additionally will likely be inducted throughout an Oct. 2 ceremony, together with the late creator Octavia Butler, Native American artist Joy Harjo, abolitionist Emily Howland and artist Judy Chicago.

OBITUARY

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rheal Cormier, the sturdy left-hander who spent 16 seasons in the majors and remarkably pitched in the Olympics earlier than and after his time in the massive leagues, died Monday. He was 53.

The Philadelphia Phillies stated Cormier died of most cancers at his dwelling in New Brunswick, Canada.

Overall, he was 71-64 with two saves and a 4.03 ERA with St. Louis, Boston, Montreal, Philadelphia and Cincinnati. A member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Cormier pitched 683 video games — amongst his countrymen, solely Paul Quantrill (841) pitched extra in the majors.

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