DALLAS – The company that built the collapsed Dallas Cowboys’ training facility also manufactured at least three other buildings that have fallen in heavy weather since 2002, according to court records.
The other tentlike facilities manufactured by Allentown, Pa.-based Summit Structures LLC or its related company, Cover-All Building Systems, were warehouse-type buildings in Philadelphia and upstate New York and an indoor arena for horse competition in Oregon. Those buildings fell in conditions that included heavy snow, according to records and interviews.
The collapse of the Dallas facility in heavy winds Saturday left 12 people injured, including a 33-year-old team staff member who is paralyzed from the waist down.
• Cincinnati expects to sign former Cowboys safety Roy Williams, reuniting him with former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. . . . Left tackle Levi Jones was released by the Bengals, who spent their first-round draft pick on his replacement.
• Linebacker Larry Foote has signed a one-year deal with his hometown Detroit Lions, two days after being released by the Super Bowl champion Steelers.
HORSE RACING: Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra has been sold to Stonestreet Stables, opening the possibility for the filly superstar to run in the Preakness. Jess Jackson, owner of Stonestreet Stables, announced the sale on Wednesday. The purchase from Dolphus Morrison and Mike Lauffer comes after Rachel Alexandra posted a record 20-length victory in the Oaks.
TENNIS: In Rome, top-ranked Dinara Safina rallied past Zheng Jie 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (3) to reach the quarterfinals of the Italian Open, while defending champion Jelena Jankovic advanced after her opponent retired with an illness. Venus Williams struggled to defeat Anna Chakvetadze 6-0, 6-7 (8), 6-4, and Ana Ivanovic squandered a four-game lead in the decisive set against Agnieszka Radwanska to lose 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.