The Cowboys waived wide receiver Brian Brown, according to Rob Phillips of the team website.
Brown spent most of last season on the team’s practice squad and signed a reserve/future contract in January. But the Cowboys since have signed Deonte Thompson and Allen Hurns in free agency and could draft a receiver.
Brown has never played a regular-season game.
Trail Blazers: F Ed Davis returned to action after missing four games with a sprained right ankle, and Stotts said the boost he provided was bigger than his 5.4-point and 7.4-rebound averages. “What he offers on the court is unique, as far as his rebounding, his screen setting, his finishing around the paint, all those things,” Stotts said. “His presence in the locker room, his presence on the bench. Just the intangibles. He’s been a very integral part of what we’ve done this year.”
Nuggets: Malone said he decided to bring Gary Harris off the bench rather than start him because he didn’t want to mess with the chemistry the Nuggets had developed while going 7-4 in his absence. … Barton had averaged 18.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists while starting in Harris’ place the previous 11 games.
TECHNICAL SPARK: Malone drew a technical for arguing a no-foul call when Jamal Murray went down hard with 6:18 left in the third quarter and the Nuggets trailing 62-53.
As he stood in front of his home locker Sunday evening, fresh off another day of booing in the Bronx, there was only one way for Stanton to sum up his feelings after he went 3-for-28 (.107) with 16 strikeouts in his first six games officially donning the pinstripes.
“Just got to look at it as a bad week,” said Stanton, who heard it from angry fans following a 12th-inning strikeout that ended Sunday’s game in an 8-7 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
“The season’s much longer than a week,” he added. “A couple of good games, and I could turn it around and help us win.”
Stanton’s teammate, the similarly powerful Aaron Judge, is thinking along the same lines.
“We’re going to look back on this in August and laugh about it,” Judge said. “It’s just all about us and making adjustments like I know he will. He’s done it his whole career. Stanton’s a great hitter.”