Scoreboard Roundup - 3/11/14

1-6-14 SBR A.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1394594958631Hemera/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- NBA: Indiana Pacers 94 (47-17) – Boston Celtics 83 (22-42)

Detroit Pistons 99 (25-39) – Sacramento Kings 89 (22-42)

San Antonio Spurs 104 (47-16) – Chicago Bulls 96 (35-29)

Memphis Grizzlies 109 (37-26) – Portland Trail Blazers 99 (42-22)


Cowboys Release DE DeMarcus Ware

3-11-14 Ware.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1394573968811Jamie Squire/Getty Images Sport (IRVING, Texas) -- The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end DeMarcus Ware on Tuesday. The all-time franchise leader in sacks was set to count $16 million towards the cap with a base salary of $12.25 million. “A decision like this, involving a man who is a cornerstone player in the history of your franchise, is extremely difficult,” said Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones in a released statement.


Report: Browns Agree To Contracts With LB Dansby & S Whitner

3-11-14 Browns.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1394573707507Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Browns agreed to contracts with free agent linebacker Karlos Dansby and free agent safety Donte Whitner on Tuesday, according to ESPN. Dansby received a four-year deal worth $24 million, which includes $14 million guaranteed. Whitner signed a four-year contract worth $28 million.


Royals' Reliever Luke Hochevar to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_39fae9b8b1.jpgBrian D. Kersey/Getty Images (SURPRISE, Ariz.) -- The Kansas City Royals stacked bullpen took a big hit this weekend as reliever Luke Hochevar will need to undergo Tommy John Surgery, and will miss the entire 2014 season. "This is a kid who's played his heart out for the Royals in the rebuidling process," Royals manager Ned Yost said.


ESPN: Vikings Sign Defensive End Everson Griffen to Five-Year Deal

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_eda52c732b.jpgScott Boehm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The Minnesota Vikings wasted no time in free agency as ESPN is reporting that they've brought back defensive end Everson Griffen to a five-year deal. ESPN is also reporting that Griffen's deal is worth $42.5 million with $20 million in guaranteed money. Even though Griffen hasn't yet had his big breakout season, the team is confident that Griffen is about to unlock his true potential.