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From Left Field: Cowboys receiver's dog held for ransom, safely returned

From Left Field: Cowboys receiver's dog held for ransom, safely returned


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SALT LAKE CITY — Three more crazy stories from the world of sports in today's From Left Field.

Receiver's dog stolen for ransom, returned

Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead has had a roller-coaster week. Whitehead told reporters Monday that his dog, "Blitz," was stolen from his home along with some personal items. Then, he said he received a call from an unknown number and asked for $10,000 in ransom to return the dog.

[I've taken some time to collect my thoughts on this subject matter, and it's very heartbreaking to say that Blitz has been stolen from my home last Sunday. While out of town, Blitz was being taken care of by a close friend at my house and someone broke in and took him. Whomever stole Blitz has contacted my phone numerous times, demanding ransom money. I strongly advise you to stop and return my boy safely before it gets any worse! If you know of any details regarding Blitz's whereabouts or who may be involved in this, please contact me immediately. 💔 #repost]( > > A post shared by Lucky Whitehead (@luck2fast) on > >

But Tuesday morning, Whitehead posted a video of him with Blitz, saying "Look who made it home safely!!! THANKS EVERYONE."

Asking Lakers fans about their rookies that don't exist

Do you know what I support wholeheartedly? NBA teams trolling other NBA teams. In this case, the Sacramento Kings social media people went around the Thomas and Mack Center during NBA Summer League to ask Lakers fans about their "new rookies," Shawn Carter and Ned Stark.

> We asked [@Lakers]( fans in Vegas about their rookies that don’t exist… 😂 []( > > — Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) [July 18, 2017](

That blasted sun

One bad way to lose a game is by losing an outfield ball in the sun. But that's what happened to Shin-Soo Choo and the Rangers Sunday, who lost when the pop fly bounced off Choo's glove, bringing in the winning run.

> Not a fun way to lose a ballgame []( > > — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) [July 16, 2017](

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