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Cow­boys cheer­leader files law­suit over pay

A for­mer Dal­las Cow­boys cheer­leader has filed a fed­eral law­suit against the team, al­leg­ing she wasn’t paid for all her work and made less money than the team’s male mas­cot. Erica Wilkins, who worked for the Cow­boys from 2014 to 2017, is seek­ing “un­paid over­time wages, min­i­mum wages, and all other avail­able dam­ages,” cit­ing the Fair La­bor Stan­dards Act, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments filed Tues­day. The law­suit said fe­male cheer­lead­ers were paid at a rate less than “Rowdy” the mas­cot. The law­suit claims that Wilkins’ usual pay rate is $8 per hour, but that pay­ment was some­times in­com­plete, and that the team’s male mas­cot made $25 per hour and about $65,000 per year.

Mets’ Syn­der­gaard on shelf for longer stretch

Mets right-han­der Noah Syn­der­gaard has been pre­scribed more rest af­ter get­ting a sec­ond opin­ion on a strained lig­a­ment in his in­dex fin­ger. Man­ager Mickey Call­away said Syn­der­gaard’s right fin­ger is “ten­der to the touch.” Syn­der­gaard, on the dis­abled list retroac­tive to May 26, was ex­am­ined Tues­day in New York. There is no im­me­di­ate timetable for his re­turn. Call­away added Syn­der­gaard likely will need a re­hab start. The Mets had hoped he could get back this week, but Syn­der­gaard will miss his third straight turn in the ro­ta­tion. Syn­der­gaard is 4-1 with a 3.06 ERA and 76 strike­outs in 642/3 in­nings.

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