Weatherford Democrat

July 25, 2013

Sports briefs - July 25, 2013

Weatherford Democrat

Mavericks sign 2nd-round pick Ricky Ledo 

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have signed second-round draft pick Ricky Ledo, who sat out his only college season at Providence for academic reasons.

Ledo averaged 7.3 points in six summer league games in Las Vegas. He is expected to battle for playing time behind Monta Ellis at shooting guard.

The Mavericks got Ledo with the 43rd pick in last month’s draft in a deal that also involved Milwaukee and Philadelphia. Dallas sent the 76ers a second-round pick in next year’s draft that was originally part of a deal involving Boston.

The 6-foot-7 Ledo averaged 23.4 points and 6.2 rebounds as a senior at South Kent High School in Connecticut. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday weren’t disclosed.


Jerry Jones selected to Leadership Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones — who grew up in North Little Rock — has been selected for the National Football Foundation Leadership Hall of Fame.

Jones was an All-Southwest Conference lineman at the University of Arkansas and was a co-captain of the Razorbacks’ 1964 team.

Jones purchased the Cowboys in 1989. He will be inducted into the NFF hall on Oct. 3 during a ceremony in Dallas.


NFL Calendar 

Aug. 3 — Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions, Canton, Ohio.

Aug. 4 — Hall of Fame Game: Dallas vs. Miami.

Aug. 8 — First weekend of preseason games.

Aug. 27 — Roster to 75 players.

Aug. 31 — Roster to 53 players.

Aug. 29 — Preseason slate ends.

Sept. 5 — 2013 season begins, Baltimore at Denver.