Cowboys’ David Irving won’t face domestic violence charges

The domestic violence investigation involving Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving has been closed, a spokesperson for the Frisco, Texas, police confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.

Irving had been investigated on suspicion of assault causing bodily injury, unlawful restraint and assault by choking or impeding breath after an initial report from his girlfriend. She later recanted those claims from an alleged incident April 21.

The case has been concluded, Frisco police spokesperson Radd Rotello said. There’s no further information at this time.

One of the officers noted in a report that the girlfriend said no abuse occurred.

Running back Doug Martin has had an up-and-down NFL career. The 2012 first-round pick has a pair of Pro Bowls to his name and rushed for more than 1,400 yards in both 2012 and 2015. However, he has also dealt with a PED suspension and averaged just 2.9 yards per carry in each of the last two seasons.

Still, Martin is just 29 years old and three years removed from a Pro Bowl campaign. In the right situation, he may recapture some of that former magic. The Oakland Raiders gave Martin a one-year, $1.475 million deal in hopes that situation could be in the Bay Area.

The win let the Red Sox avoid a three-game series sweep and pulled Boston back into a tie with New York atop the AL East Standings at 26-1

While it’s still just the middle of May, Thursday’s win let the Red Sox slow down the streaking Yankees for at least one night. New York entered the night on an eight-game winning streak, and the team was 17-1 over its past 18 games.

They’ve been red hot, just to put a stop to them, Martinez said. For us to kind of at least take one here and avoid the sweep was huge.

While Kai Forbath has never been one of the NFL’s top specialists since he began kicking in 2012—he’s made 85.9 percent of his career field-goal attempts—he has been more than serviceable. With the Minnesota Vikings last year, he made 32 field goals, ninth-most in the NFL.

The Vikings re-signed Forbath to a one-year deal this offseason, but the UCLA product still may be on his way out. Minnesota also used a fifth-round draft pick on former Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson, which doesn’t seem to bode well for Forbath’s roster spot.
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