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California Lutheran University's Student Newspaper Since 1961

The Echo

    Sports Briefs: News From Around the Leagues

    Romo breaks collarbone in victory

    The Dallas Cowboys played against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday beating them 20-10. However Tony Romo broke his left collarbone putting him on the Cowboys’ injured list with Dez Bryant, according to

    “Romo was knocked out of the game in the third quarter when Jordan Hicks sacked him. Fletcher Cox recovered Romo’s fumble and Bradford drove the offense to the Cowboys three-yard line before Sean Lee intercepted his pass in the end zone,” accordint to

    With Dez Bryant out for at least another six weeks after his foot surgery, Dallas needs a speedy recovery from Romo.

    He fractured his left clavicle, “that ended his season in 2010. Romo underwent X-rays to confirm the fracture, but the long-term prognosis for his injury is undetermined, pending further tests in Dallas on Monday,” according to USA Today.

    Raiders win in last-second thriller

    The Oakland Raiders faced the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday with a game-winning touchdown. Derek Carr threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Seth Roberts with 26 seconds left on the clock.

    “Carr went 7 for 9 for 65 yards on the winning drive. He was helped by a personal foul on Timmy Jernigan and a hold on Will Hill III that negated an interception on the play before the touchdown,” according to

    The Raiders were able to gain 448 yards and “easily moved down the field on the winning drive,” according to

    They were able to gain the advantage because Baltimore did not run a single offensive play in the first three quarters of the opener according to

    2016 NFL HoF nominees announced

    On Sept. 16, 108 modern-day nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2016 were announced, with Brett Favre being one of them.

    Favre is “the NFL’s career leader in nearly every passing category when he retired after the 2010 season and winner of the 1997 Super Bowl with Green Bay,” according to

    Terrell Owens was also on the list and is considered “one of the league’s most prolific and dynamic receivers for most of his 15 pro seasons,” according to

    Alan Faneca also made the list. He is an elite blocker who made six All-Pro teams at guard in his 13 seasons according to

    Other first-year-eligible nominees included Lawyer Milloy, Brian Westbrook, Clinton Portis and John Carney but Favre is the most highlighted nominee because of his accomplishments with the league.

    Voting will occur on Feb. 6, the day before the Super Bowl. Four to eight new members will be chosen for this year’s class of Hall of Fame.

    Denny Hamlin wins first 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup playoff race

    A torn ACL, a disadvantaged starting position nor a spin could stop Denny Hamlin from winning the first of 10 races for the Sprint Cup on Sunday.

    This win “earned Hamlin an automatic berth into the second round of the playoffs,” according to

    Carl Edwards finished second after he “overcame a pit road speeding penalty and a fluttering engine,” the article mentioned.

    On lap three Hamlin spun and went a lap down. However, he was not the only one who was a lap down. Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer joined his troubles sixty laps in.

    Kevin Harvick came in contact with a tire rub with Jimmie Johnson on a restart. Two laps later Harvick’s left rear tire blew and he was in the wall, according to

    This left Harvick steaming “pointing his finger at Johnson’s crew,” according to the article.

    Shaleena Bautista
    Staff Writer
    Published September 23rd, 2015