Cowboys sign last of draft picks
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have signed defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, their second-round draft pick and the last of the selections to agree to terms.
Lawrence signed a four-year, $5.5 million deal Wednesday with $3.9 million guaranteed and a $2.3 million signing bonus. The Cowboys traded up to get him with the 34th pick.
Dallas is trying to replace franchise sacks leader DeMarcus Ware, who was released in March. Lawrence has been working at Ware’s old position at right defensive end, the most important pass-rushing spot.
Lawrence had 20 sacks in two seasons at Boise State.
The Cowboys finish their three-day minicamp Thursday and open training camp July 24 in Oxnard, California.
Spaniards stunned by 2-0 World Cup loss to Chile
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Spanish fans stunned by the 2-0 loss to Chile that eliminated Spain from World Cup contention say their team was overconfident from past wins and should have been rejuvenated with younger players instead of stacked with seasoned but older veterans.
Some left Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana in tears while others were swarmed Wednesday by Chilean fans shouting “It’s over! It’s Over” in reference to the sudden end for Spain’s reign as defending world champion.
Fan Victor Serra from the Spanish city of Valencia didn’t expect Spain would be knocked out of the World Cup so soon but that coach Vicente del Bosque erred badly not giving a chance to younger team members with more to prove.
Said Serra: “The problem is they have already won everything.”
Inkster says 35th US Women’s Open will be her last
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Juli Inkster made the cut in her first U.S. Women’s Open when she was an 18-year-old amateur. She finished 10 shots behind Hollis Stacy. JoAnne Carner was a runner-up. That was in 1978, back when Willie McCovey was still playing first base for the San Francisco Giants.