Day: August 17, 2007

Cowboys meet Broncos – this time in gameCowboys meet Broncos – this time in game

The Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos are done practicing against each other. Now they have a preseason game to play. So can there really be any surprises Saturday night after the teams banged against each other during four workouts over two days this week? “It will be pretty much the same. We’re looking at the basics,” Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said.

Green booed in KC, looks sharp for MiamiGreen booed in KC, looks sharp for Miami

Miami Dolphins quarterback John Beck, center, goes into the end zone for a two-point conversion in front of Kansas City Chiefs' Michael Bragg, right, in the fourth quarter of a football game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, in Kansas City, Mo. The Dolphins won, 11-10.

Those few Kansas City fans who booed Trent Green in the first quarter Thursday were probably ready to beg him to come back in the fourth. Green looked sharp in his first appearance in Arrowhead Stadium since insisting on a trade to Miami during the offseason. The Chiefs, on the other hand, mostly looked lifeless for the second straight week while trying to find a new quarterback and limp along…

Groom’s accident, Merv Griffin’s death lend gloomy air to Lava Man’s barnGroom’s accident, Merv Griffin’s death lend gloomy air to Lava Man’s barn

These are rueful times in the barn of Lava Man, the richest claiming horse in thoroughbred history. The horse’s groom lost his left arm in a freeway accident July 23. Then Merv Griffin, who was trainer Doug O’Neill’s highest-profile client, died last Sunday of prostate cancer. A pall has settled over O’Neill’s operation leading to the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Sunday when Lava Man…

Owens works hard against Bailey, BlyOwens works hard against Bailey, Bly

Once Terrell Owens finally got to practice Thursday morning, it didn’t take long before the Cowboys receiver was again going head-to-head in drills against Champ Bailey and Dre’ Bly. Dallas and the Denver Broncos practiced against each other four times in two days. In three of the sessions, T.O. got to work against the Broncos cornerback duo of Bailey, the seven-time Pro Bowler, and the always…