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May 4, 2020

By Al Ortiz

 We start off with some sad news about a sports and football legend. Don Shula, the NFL's all-time winningest head coach, the only coach to lead an undefeated NFL team to a championship, has passed away at age 90. While a cause of death has not been revealed, the Miami Dolphins, who Shula coached for 25 years, said in a statement that he passed away peacefully. Accomplishments achieved throughout a decorated career include coaching for 33 seasons and only having two losing seasons, winning a record 347 games, and guiding the Miami Dolphins to the only undefeated record from start to finish during the 1972 season, culminating in a Super VII victory. A sad way to start the week losing a legend. Here's to one of the greatest coaches in NFL history - Don Shula, gone at 90. 


In other news, Andy Dalton, longtime quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals, has signed a one year, $3 million contract to be the backup quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Dalton, a Katy, Texas native, is coming back to his home state after more than a decade manning the QB position in Cincy. The Bengals recently released him last week. Dalton was drafted in the second round out of TCU in 2011. 


The San Antonio Spurs will remain the San Antonio Spurs. That might not be news to some, but news broke recently revealing that the Spurs ownership group is selling a minority stake in the team. Spurs Sports and Entertainment Chairman Peter J. Holt stated that the transaction would not affect the franchise's future in San Antone, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The Holt family bought the franchise in 1996 for approximately $76 million. According to Forbes, the Spurs are now worth about $1.8 billion..