DALLAS’ JONES STILL EXPLORING LATEST ELLIOTT INCIDENT
TEXAS» Dallas Cowboys owner FRISCO,
Jerry Jones on Tuesday said the team is still gathering details over Ezekiel Elliott’s involvement in an altercation at a Dallas bar, the latest off-field incident for the star running back.
Elliott, who was already facing a potential suspension over the NFL’s investigation of a year-old domestic case, was involved in a dispute Sunday night that led to a man getting punched in the nose and being taken to a hospital. Dallas police said the 30-year-old man didn’t know who punched him, and the report does not mention Elliott. Dallas police also are investigating the incident.
Jones said he didn’t want to speculate about a possible suspension. An NFL spokesman said the league is looking into the latest incident “to understand the facts.” One of Elliott’s representatives didn’t return a message seeking comment.
• Detroit Lions defensive end Armonty Bryant was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He can return to the active roster Oct. 2.
Midsummer classic bounces back.
ANGELES» Baseball’s All-Star
Game scored a turn-around in viewership from last year’s record low.
The game drew 9.3 million viewers to rank as last week’s No. 2 program, the Nielsen company said.
Ginobili heads for 16th season.
Four-time NBA champion Manu Ginobili is finalizing a contract to return for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs.
Ginobili has been leaning toward a return, and he plans to push back retirement for at least one more season. Ginobili will turn 40 next week.
Maui Invite pairings announced.
HAWAII» The pairings for LAHAINA, the 2017 Maui Invitational were announced — and Wichita State and Notre Dame lead the brackets.
Wichita State will face California while Marquette meets VCU in another quarterfinal.
Notre Dame will play host Division II Chaminade, and Michigan meets LSU in the other bracket.
The 34th edition of the Maui Invitational will be played Nov. 20-22 at the Lahaina Civic Center.
• The annual Hall of Fame Classic in November will include UCLA, Baylor, Wisconsin and Creighton in the men’s basketball showcase.
Baylor and Wisconsin will meet in a semifinal matchup at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Nov. 20, after UCLA takes on Creighton. A consolation game and the championship will be played the following night.
Millennials cause TV service shift.
Since millennials watch less paid TV, The Big Sky Conference is embracing new free internet TV services.
Big Sky announced that, for the first time, all of its 700-plus live streamed events will be viewable for free on Pluto TV, which is the leading free internet television service in America with more than 6 million monthly active users.
The 53rd Colorado Open runs Thursday through Sunday. The winner will earn $100,000. … Tiffany Hayes scored 25 points and Brittney Sykes added a career-best 20 to lead the Atlanta Dream to an 88-75 win over the San Antonio Stars. … Qualifier Kenny De Schepper upset another Frenchman, seventh-seeded Benoit Paire, to advance to the second round of the Croatia Open with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win. … Thirteen players, including Toronto’s Jozy Altidore and Portland’s Diego Valeri, were added to Major League Soccer’s all-star team for the Aug. 2 game against Real Madrid in Chicago. … The San Jose Sharks re-signed restricted freeagent forward Marcus Sorensen, 25, to a two-year contract. … Nashville Predators forward Pontus Aberg, 23, signed a two-year contract worth $1.3 million. … The World Series of Poker is down to its final nine participants.