Former Cowboys QB Tony Romo to play Dallas PGA Tour event

first_img WGC-Mexico: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka headline featured groupings Dallas Cowboys legend and CBS broadcaster @tonyromo will be joining Jordan Spieth and 2018 #attbyronnelson champ Aaron Wise for the 2019 AT&T Byron Nelson! 🔥👀 #sponsorexemption #morethanagame pic.twitter.com/xdyzS6W5hh— AT&T Byron Nelson (@attbyronnelson) February 19, 2019″We’ve talked about it for years,” tournament director Jon Drago told The Dallas Morning News. “He’s tried to qualify for some of them, has had conflicts with football. Now we’re playing at Trinity Forest, his home course, and he’s not playing football. The timing just felt right this year.” The tournament — which moved from TPC Las Colinas to Trinity Forest in 2018 — hinted at a high-profile participant last week, tweeting a “Dallas icon will be joining the tournament.” Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has accepted a sponsor’s exemption to play in the AT&T Byron Nelson on May 9-12 at Dallas’ Trinity Forest Golf Club, where he is a member, the PGA Tour event announced Tuesday.center_img “Golf is one of my greatest passions outside my family and football, and I am honored to have the opportunity to compete amongst the pros again in this year’s AT&T Byron Nelson,” Romo says in a news release from the tournament. Related News Romo, 38, most recently gained notice for his golf while playing at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier this month when his shot from a hospitality area nearly went in on the 15th hole during the PGA Tour event’s second round. This shot from @TonyRomo is INCREDIBLE. 😱#LiveUnderPar 🏈 pic.twitter.com/2fSWZCFXtF— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 8, 2019Interestingly, The Morning News points out, should Romo make the cut to play on the weekend at the Nelson, his NFL broadcast partner, Jim Nantz, will be on the call for CBS as the QB-turned-prescient NFL analyst tees it up.last_img read more

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Drew Doughty has period to forget in Los Angeles Kings’ loss to Edmonton Oilers

first_imgThis one will probably stick with Drew Doughty for a while — although he’ll want to forget it as quickly as possible.The Los Angeles Kings defenseman didn’t play particularly poorly against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night, posting a team-high 25:40 of ice time while registering four shots and finishing at plus-1, but a few minutes in the first period ruined the rest of the game for him and his team. Doughty tries to stop McDavid. #oilers #gifs pic.twitter.com/CeTp4UFdjC— OILERZ (@oilerzmedia) December 7, 2019McDavid went on to produce the game-winning assist moments later.Doughty did get a measure of redemption in the third period when he assisted on Michael Amadio’s goal to give the Kings life, but Edmonton held on for a 2-1 victory. It has been a rough season for the last-place Kings and their highest-paid player. Friday’s first period just added to the misery. Doughty’s rough stretch started midway through the opening frame when an Adrian Kempe penalty put the Oilers on a power play. With Doughty on the ice to help defend Edmonton’s man advantage, Oilers star Leon Draisaitl received the puck from teammate Alex Chiasson. Draisaitl pondered his options from the right wing before attempting to slot a cross-ice pass to a waiting Chiasson in front of goal — only to watch as Doughty inadvertently kicked the puck past Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and into the Los Angeles net for the game’s opening goal.Minutes later, Doughty again found himself on the ice against a feared Oilers forward. This time it was Connor McDavid, whose speed is just one of the many weapons at his disposal.MORE: Ken Holland unaware of Mike Babcock’s alleged mistreatment of players in DetroitWith the entire Kings team backpedaling while McDavid entered their defensive zone, Doughty lost his footing temporarily. To his credit, the 29-year-old blueliner managed to block McDavid’s pass attempt while prone on the ice and quickly got back to his feet to try to deliver a hit on the Oilers superstar.Unfortunately for Doughty, his attempted check resulted in nothing but air as McDavid deftly avoided the challenge and sent the defenseman hard into the boards.last_img read more

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Slideshow In Search of a Bizarre Amphibian

Before humans settled the vast wetland that would one day become Mexico City, the axolotl was an unassuming, if peculiar, species. Unlike most amphibians, the mud-colored salamander retained its tadpole form into adulthood, breathed through feathery gills jutting out of the sides of its head, and lived only in a handful of lakes in central Mexico. Then the Aztecs arrived and decided to turn the axolotl’s home into a city. These newcomers quickly built a maze of artificial islands, slicing up the lakes into a sophisticated network of canals. Axolotls, which thrived along muddy, vegetation-rich banks, saw their habitat increase exponentially. Soon, the strange salamanders were everywhere. An axolotl-shaped god even joined the Aztec pantheon.Six hundred years later, Mexico City’s canals are nearly gone, taking the wild axolotl with them. The remaining canals, located in the southern district of Xochimilco, are polluted and overrun with invasive carp and tilapia, which eat axolotl eggs and devour aquatic plants, destroying the banks where the salamanders once thrived. For the past 3 months, scientists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have scoured the canals in search of wild axolotls. A similar survey in 1998 counted 6000 axolotls per square kilometer. This year, the scientists captured only one and spotted just six more. Science joined them for a day on the axolotl’s trail. read more

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