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Cowboys’ Mike McCarthy ‘definitely encouraged’ about Leighton Vander Esch playing Monday vs. Cardinals – CBS Sports

The linebacker has been sidelined for a month with a collarbone injury

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It’s been more than a month since Leighton Vander Esch last appeared at the heart of the Dallas Cowboys’ defense, and the former Pro Bowler has now rehabilitated through two significant injuries in as many seasons. But that’s not stopping the 24-year-old linebacker from preparing to make his anticipated return on Monday night. Asked Saturday about the chances of Vander Esch playing in the Cowboys’ Week 6 game against the Arizona Cardinals, coach Mike McCarthy told reporters he’s “definitely enco…

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Rainy day pushes Cup Series Playoff race at Texas to a Tuesday restart – NASCAR

NASCAR officials have postponed the remainder of the Cup Series Playoff race from Texas Motor Speedway to a Tuesday restart because of persistent rain.

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NASCAR officials have postponed the remainder of the Cup Series Playoff race from Texas Motor Speedway to a Tuesday restart because of persistent rain.
The Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 started Sunday afternoon, and 52 of a scheduled 334 laps were complete before wet weather forced a red flag. The race was set to resume Monday, but ongoing showers pushed that plan to a proposed restart Tuesday at noon ET (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM).
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Kenyan Drake likely to miss a few weeks with ankle injury – NBC Sports – NFL

The Cardinals will be without their leading rusher for a few weeks. Arizona running back Kenyan Drake suffered a slight tear of a ligament in his ankle and will…

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The Cardinals will be without their leading rusher for a few weeks.
Arizona running back Kenyan Drake suffered a slight tear of a ligament in his ankle and will miss a few weeks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Drake suffered the injury on Sunday night in a game he wasn’t playing particularly well in, with 14 carries for 34 yards before leaving because of the injury.
For the season, Drake is leading the team with 119 carries for 512 yards. In his absence, Chase Edmonds, who has 29 carries for 176…

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Lane Kiffin voices frustration with SEC over explanation of controversial call in Ole Miss loss to Auburn – CBS Sports

A kickoff appeared to graze Shaun Shivers’ pinky in the fourth quarter of the Rebels’ 35-28 defeat

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Ole Miss fell at home to Auburn 35-28 in a barn-burner on Saturday afternoon, and one critical play in the game didn’t exactly sit well with coach Lane Kiffin. 
The Rebels took a 28-27 lead midway through the fourth quarter, and on the ensuing kickoff, the ball appeared to graze the pinky of Auburn’s Shaun Shivers. Ole Miss went on to recover in the end zone, but the referees ruled on the field that Shivers did not touch it, and replay referees did not buzz down to the field to provide further review…

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