Update on the latest in sports:
Dallas vs the New York Giants
UNDATED (AP) – In Monday Night Football, it’s Dallas at the New York Giants.
The NFC East rivals meet for the second time this season.
The Cowboys (4-3) have won five straight against the Giants, and quarterback Dak Prescott and Dallas’ No. 1 overall offense take on New York’s 28th-ranked defense.
Daniel Jones and the Giants (2-6) have lost four in a row overall and been outscored 38-0 in the first quarter during their skid.
Browns release Whitehead after disturbing social media rant
CLEVELAND (AP) – Browns safety Jermaine Whitehead has been released following his disturbing social media rant after a loss in Denver.
The Browns announced the move today, hours after rebuking Whitehead for “totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate behavior” following a 24-19 loss to the Broncos on Sunday.
Whitehead made several threatening and expletive-laden posts on Twitter. One of Whitehead’s tweets was directed at Dustin Fox, a former NFL player who works for the team’s radio network. Fox had sent an earlier tweet criticizing Whitehead’s tackling.
Whitehead started the game in place of safety Damarious Randall, who missed his second straight game because of a hamstring injury. Whitehead missed tackles on two big plays by the Broncos.
Whitehead was in his second season with Cleveland. The Browns signed him last year after he was waived by the Green Bay Packers.
The Browns (2-6) have lost four games and first-year coach Freddie Kitchens facing heavy criticism.
KELLEN WINSLOW JR-RAPE CASE
Prosecutors retry ex-NFL player Winslow on rape charges
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Former pro football player Kellen Winslow Jr. is returning to court five months after being convicted of raping a homeless woman.
He’ll be retried on rape charges involving other women.
The prosecution and defense plan to give their opening statements today.
A jury in June convicted him of raping a homeless woman but failed to agree on other charges, including the rapes of a 54-year-old hitchhiker and an unconscious teen in 2003.
Winslow had played for Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets.
Roger Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series have been sold to Penske Entertainment Corp. in a stunning announcement that relinquishes control of the iconic speedway from the Hulman family after 74 years.
Tony Hulman bought the dilapidated speedway in 1945 and brought racing back to 16th St. and Georgetown Ave. after a four-year hiatus following World War II.
The speedway spun off multiple other subsidiaries, including the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions, which are also part of the deal to Penske Entertainment. That group is a subsidiary of Penske Corp., which is owned by billionaire Roger Penske.
Penske is the winningest team owner in Indianapolis 500 history with 18 victories.
NBA adds DraftKings as official sports betting operator
BOSTON (AP) – The NBA has agreed to a multiyear deal making DraftKings an official sports betting operator.
The Boston-based company joins a half-dozen others, including MGM and longtime daily fantasy sports rival FanDuel, with deals that allow them the rights to official betting data and NBA logos.
Professional sports leagues have long banned any connection to gambling. But in the past few years they have embraced it and sought to profit from both daily fantasy sports and outright gambling on games.
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a law that in effect prohibited sports gambling in most states.
The league says it will work with DraftKings to protect the integrity of NBA games.