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  • 2 hours Tony Romo felt like Cowboys were ‘in good hands’ when he decided to walk away from football  Dallasnews -Sports
    Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was on Dr. Phil's podcast 'Phil in the Blanks' recently. Romo opening up about his retirement, his relationship with Jerry Jones and more. Below are thie highlights: On why he decided to retireTony Romo: "Well I think I needed to be not so selfish in some ways. You know I have three boys and I recognized just some of the injury aspects of somethings that had just come about obviously with my back and knowing how hard it was for a year or two to get through that and get ready and prepare. And ... more
  • 2 hours FC Dallas unveils delicious new menu items for 2019 Dallasnews -Sports
    One of the most oft-referenced lines from the 1989 baseball classic Field of Dreams is "if you build it, he will come."Well, a variation of that saying also holds true with members of the sports media community as in "if there is free food, they will come."On Wednesday, that adage was reaffirmed once again as FC Dallas unveiled new menu items at Toyota Stadium in advance of the 2019 season.FCD President Dan Hunt started the event by briefly addressing the crowd of hungry media types and FCD employees."With our friends at Legends, we've created an incredible food menu here. Joyously, ... more
  • 2 hours Kyler Murray has a chance to change this narrative about him at the upcoming NFL Combine Dallasnews -Sports
    Chuck Carlton, Big 12 beat writer for and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the league in a live chat Wednesday. Here are some highlights. Q: Which Big 12 spring football QB battles should we keep an eye on?Carlton: Here are a couple to watch in the Big 12: 1. TCU. For the spring, it looks like it will be Kansas State transfer Alex Delton and incoming freshman Max Duggan competing. Former top recruit Justin Rogers is still trying to get healthy from a high school injury but has intriguing upside. Michael Collins, who started when Shawn ... more
  • 3 hours Southern Oaks Golf Club reopened after unexpectedly closing last November; local golfer wins Texas Girls Invitational  Dallasnews -Sports
    Southern Oaks Golf Club has reopened. The public golf course in Burleson closed abruptly on Nov. 19, 2018, was sold and opened for business on Feb. 1.The most noticeable change to returning customers will be that the 3,000-square foot golf pro shop shares space with the tennis pro shop next to the tennis facility. The clubhouse, events center and former golf shop are owned and operated by the Gardens Restaurant Group. The golf course is managed by Elite Golf Management, a company based in Las Vegas. Its CEO, Keith Flatt, lives in Azle.Southern Oaks is Elite Golf's third course in ... more
  • 4 hours Why Rangers sent a group of young pitchers to Seattle for ‘secret’ secondary-pitch camp Dallasnews -Sports
    SURPRISE, Ariz. - Each January, the Rangers invite their top pitching prospects to a week-long mini-camp to work with the major league staff and get a leg up, so to speak, on spring training.This year, there may be a group of prospects with a leg up on them.While 18 young pitchers were working out in Texas, another group of 10, most of them relievers, were sent to Seattle to work with Driveline Baseball for a secret secondary-pitch intensive camp. Guys like C.D. Pelham, Brett Martin and Brady Feigl, all of whom could pitch in the bullpen this year if they ... more
  • 4 hours Ariel Jurado, Yohander Mendez will start Rangers’ first spring training games Dallasnews -Sports
    SURPRISE, Ariz. - The Rangers early-exhibition pitching schedules will emphasize opportunities for guys most likely to be viewed as depth options for the rotation.Ariel Jurado and Yohander Mendez, who will start on Saturday vs. Kansas City and Sunday vs. Milwaukee, respectively, are tentatively ticketed for the Triple-A Nashville rotation as insurance in case of injury. But manager Chris Woodward also wants to protect Shelby Miller, Edinson Volquez and Drew Smyly, all whom are coming back from Tommy John surgery."We are going to make sure we take care of those guys," Woodward said. "A lot of younger pitchers are going to ... more
  • 4 hours The Mavericks must improve in this area in order to become a more efficient offensive team  Dallasnews -Sports
    Kristaps Porzingis, the key addition in the Mavericks' recent trades, stayed on a court for a long time after practice on Wednesday.Porzingis focused on the catch-and-shoot play. There were no defenders. Just Porzingis taking a feed from a coach and launching 3-pointers.In one stretch, he made 17 of 20 attempts from a corner.The Mavericks could only watch and dream. Porzingis will not play this season as he recovers from surgery to repair a torn ACL in the left knee.When Porzingis joins the club next season, as the Mavericks plan, he will add a needed element to the offense: an effective ... more
  • 4 hours Fixing the Cowboys’ offense: It’s time to unleash Dak Prescott and let him run more  Dallasnews -Sports
    Editor's note: This is the first in a five-part series looking at ways to fix the Cowboys' offense heading into the 2019 season. Find the entire series at the conclusion of this post.In one of the quintessential plays of Dak Prescott's young career, the Cowboys quarterback used his feet. Late in January's wild-card playoff game against Seattle, he kept the ball on third-and-14, found a lane and finished the 16-yard burst with a twisting cartwheel to the 1.It set up his keeper for the touchdown on the next snap, sealing the postseason win for Dallas.In all that night, he ran ... more
  • 4 hours Watch: Dirk Nowitzki schools Luka Doncic on 90s music in ‘Name That Tune’ video from All-Star weekend Dallasnews -Sports
    The Dallas Mavericks have a thing for dynamic duos lately.While the future is full of visions of a healthy Kristaps Porzingis in action, the here and now remains the Luka Doncic and Dirk Nowitzki show.During All-Star weekend in Charlotte, the entertaining pairing was on full display as they played games that were used as in-arena promotional videos during the NBA All-Star Game.In addition to a well-played round of the 'Whisper Challenge,' Nowitzki and Doncic faced off in a epic battle of 'Name That Tune.'And little did some fans know, the seasoned NBA veteran Nowitzki is also a student of the ... more
  • 5 hours Ben Bishop and Blake Comeau likely to return for the Stars’ pivotal division game against St.Louis Dallasnews -Sports
    FRISCO -- The Stars may be getting some reinforcements in time for the league’s hottest team.Stars coach Jim Montgomery said forward Blake Comeau and goaltender Ben Bishop are probable to dress for Thursday night’s game against the Blues, who carry an 11-game win streak into the American Airlines Center. Both were out with upper-body injuries, and are awaiting full medical clearance to return to game action.Comeau missed the last three games. Bishop missed the last six games in an absence that initially appeared to last days, and instead turned into a two-plus-week stint. Both practiced during the Stars’ optional practice ... more
  • 5 hours In emails, Texas A&M president Michael Young says restarting football rivalry with Texas is ‘unlikely to happen’ Dallasnews -Sports
    A month ago, Texas A&M president Michael Young reportedly said he was in favor of restoring the Aggies' annual football game with Texas.However, several A&M fans were unhappy with the rekindling the rivalry. Based on Young's recent emails on the topic, it doesn't appear they will have to worry about seeing the Aggies and Longhorns share the field in the immediate future.In multiple emails obtained by The News through an open records request, Young said the A&M-Texas football game "is unlikely to happen.""We have no plans to renew the rivalry game at this time for very practical reasons," Young wrote ... more
  • 5 hours Inside Nat Dixon’s journey to SMU: Violent surroundings, Boston College football and the fuel behind his personal fire Dallasnews -Sports
    Those who are from the Florida Panhandle understand. By this point, news of the hurricane's imminent landfall had made waves across the country, but despite the growing national concern, Nat Dixon wasn't that worried.It could be bad, he figured, but it was just another hurricane, something you become accustomed to when you're a Florida native. He talked to his father, Raymond, on the phone before the storm arrived. It was enough to ease his concern, hundreds of miles away in Dallas.Then on Oct. 10, 2018, Michael, brewing and building up for a week, unleashed his Category 4 power, leaving a ... more
  • 5 hours The Breakdown: FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake – Mini Sun Cup Dallasnews -Sports
    FC Dallas took on Real Salt Lake in an official scrimmage today in the Mini Sun Cup out in Tucson, Arizona, and came away a with a 2-1 win.This game was billed by FC Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez as the probable final chance for some of his guys challenging for the opening day eleven to make a case for themselves. This was also a split game, two groups playing basically 45 minutes each.Since this is a "last shot of the spring" kind of game, I'm going to do this breakdown a little differently today and give you a 'players ... more
  • 7 hours North Texas SC signs David Rodriguez Dallasnews -Sports
    North Texas Soccer Club announced today the signing of 16-year-old FC Dallas Academy playmaker David Rodriguez to a three-year contract, pending league and U.S. Soccer Federation approval.Rodriguez joined the FC Dallas Academy in 2017 and has scored 10 goals in 13 games for the U-17 team this season. Rodriguez has been called up to two U.S. Men's National Team camps at the U-17 level.Rodriguez's older brother, Arturo, signed with North Texas SC on January 31, 2019."David changes games, he's able to settle the team and keep possession so we can build into the final third," said North Texas SC head ... more
  • 7 hours The best GIFs of Dallas Mavericks phenom Luka Doncic Dallasnews -Sports
    Luka Doncic is a fun basketball player to watch. And that's not just because of his skill on the court. Don't believe us? Here's what NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently told SportsDay's Brad Townsend about the rookie phenom: "To see a young player that skilled and playing with that much joy is something fans around the world are taking note of."While fans wait for Mavs basketball to return after the All-Star break, let's have some fun of our own and take a look at some of the best Luka GIFs that are out there.The clapThe ... face?The ... face? Part ... more
  • 7 hours Wings head coach Brian Agler rounds out staff with 2018 WNBA champion Crystal Robinson, son Bryce Agler Dallasnews -Sports
    The Dallas Wings announced a pair of additions to new head coach Brian Agler's coaching staff on Wednesday.Crystal Robinson, who was an assistant coach for the 2018 WNBA champion Seattle Storm, will join the Wings in the same role. Agler's son, Bryce, will also join the Wings as their director of player development. He was on his father's staff with the Los Angeles Sparks as a development coach and was a part of the 2016 WNBA championship team.Robinson played professionally in the ABL and WNBA. She averaged 10.2 points in eight WNBA seasons before retiring during the 2007 season and ... more
  • 7 hours Rangers opening day roster projection 1.0: How the bullpen battle is shaking out, bubble players and more Dallasnews -Sports
    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers began full-squad workouts Monday. They don't play their first exhibition until Saturday. The season's start is still more than a month away.But it is never too early here at Rangers Roster Projection Central to feed all the data into our new, very expensive and fancy computing machine to come up with the highly anticipated projected opening day roster for the Rangers.Scientifically speaking, our process is 100-percent accurate on some occasions.So without further wait, here is who will step on the line for the hype of opening day 2019 at Globe Life Park in Arlington:Starters (5)Who: ... more
  • 8 hours What the Cowboys’ separation from David Irving and Terrance Williams really means Dallasnews -Sports
    Getting kicked out of high school and off Iowa State's football team as well as making the NFL's suspended list doesn't necessarily make David Irving a bad guy. Neither does a noisy custody battle. Or drug suspensions. Or a suspect work ethic. Not even a truly awful TV commercial.Just the same, there's probably a reality show in there somewhere.The good news is, the show's over as far as the Cowboys are concerned, but not because they're finally living up to Jason Garrett's "right kind of guys" credo. They're simply following Don Shula's.We will put up with you until we can ... more
  • 9 hours Thursday’s TV/Radio listings (February 21) Dallasnews -Sports
    Event Time TV **NBA** Boston at Milwaukee 7:00 TNT Houston at LA Lakers 9:30 TNT **College basketball** Wagner at Bryant 6:00 CBSSN Michigan at Minnesota 6:00 ESPN UCF at Cincinnati 6:00 ESPN2 Vermont at UMBC 6:00 ... more
  • 10 hours Oklahoma defensive line outlook for 2019: When will the Sooners’ talent infusion lead to production? Dallasnews -Sports
    Here's a breakdown of Oklahoma's defensive line in 2019.Key returnees: Senior defensive end Kenneth Mann, senior defensive tackle Neville Gallimore, freshman defensive end Ronnie PerkinsKey losses: Defensive end Amani Bledsoe (graduated); defensive end Ron Tatum (transfer)Newcomers: Junior defensive end LaRon Stokes (NEO); freshman defensive end Joseph Weté (Washington D.C.), freshman defensive end Marcus Stripling (Houston); freshman defensive end Marcus Hicks (Wichita, Kan.); freshman defensive end David Ugwoegbu (Katy); freshman defensive end Kori RobersonSign up for our FREE Ticket Ticker newsletter!Biggest unanswered question: Will talent lead to production?Oklahoma’s last two defensive line classes have been stellar. The Sooners signed blue-chippers like ... more
  • 11 hours 5 free agents the Cowboys could target at OL: Who might Dallas look at if Cameron Fleming doesn’t return? Dallasnews -Sports
    By and large, the 2018 Dallas Cowboys season was considered a success. Following a 3-5 start, Dallas won the NFC East and lost to the eventual NFC champion Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round of the playoffs.As the case always is in sports, winning elicits expectations. The presumption is for Jason Garrett and the Cowboys to build upon what took place last season.Garrett is in the final year of his contract and based on Jerry Jones' decisions, the owner's in prove-it mode for 2019. Jones aspires to at least reach a conference championship with an ultimate goal of a ... more
  • 12 hours If Earl Thomas doesn’t work out, the Cowboys may actively pursue another high-profile safety Dallasnews -Sports
    "Ballzy" podcast hosts Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore are back to discuss all things Dallas Cowboys football:Don't miss an episode. Subscribe to the podcast! You can find us on: -- iTunes -- Google Play Music -- Or through an RSS feed for Android users -- And we're available on Stitcher, tooHere is an excerpt from this episode:Will Earl Thomas be on the Cowboys roster on opening weekend?Moore: "If they can structure a contract, an incentive-based contract, based on performance and number of games he plays that gets him to the level that he wants...yes."If ... more
  • 12 hours Texas Rangers look to add to their presence in Surprise in the form of a new facility Dallasnews -Sports
    The City of Surprise's Planning & Zoning Commission will consider on Thursday a proposal by the Texas Rangers to build a two-building facility of more than 80,000 square feet.The buildings would be built across the street from the club's practice fields and cover about 3.1 acres.One building would consist of three floors. The first floor would have 36 one- and two-room suites that would be used by the club primarily during spring training. The other building would be a sports laboratory.If the planning commission approves the project, the Surprise City Council will review the proposed project March 5. ... more
  • 14 hours In a rotation full of Tommy John surgeries, here’s what fans should expect from Texas’ new starters Dallasnews -Sports
    The latest installment of #EvanHelpUs...With little chance of signing pending free agent Clayton Kershaw, why won't the Rangers spend money on a front-line pitcher like Dallas Keuchel? They traded for Hamels when they were in last place and made it to the playoffs that year.ME: When the Rangers traded for Cole Hamels in July of 2015, they believed he'd have a chance to have an impact on that season and the next couple. The scenario is different now. Let me start off by saying signing Dallas Keuchel in a good-faith attempt to win this season and next would be a ... more
  • 14 hours Film room: Meet the top-15 talent who could fall to the Cowboys in Round 2 of the NFL draft Dallasnews -Sports
    Since the Dallas Cowboys traded away their first-round pick of the 2019 NFL draft for wide receiver Amari Cooper, the likelihood of drafting a blue-chip prospect seemingly went in the gutter. Blue-chip prospects typically don't fall to the late second round, where the Cowboys are picking 58th overall to start their draft.The 2014 draft was the unique situation where the Cowboys had a top talent fall to their selection in the late second round, when they selected Randy Gregory with the 60th overall pick.Gregory, once viewed as a sure-fire top-10 pick, fell to the late second round because of a ... more
  • 14 hours Texas Tech’s defensive line outlook for 2019: Red Raiders return talent, adds depth Dallasnews -Sports
    Breaking down Texas Tech's defensive line situation for the 2019 season. Key returners: Joseph Wallace (junior), Broderick Washington Jr. (senior), Nick McCann (junior), Eli Howard (junior)Key losses: Preston Gordan (graduation)Newcomers: Gilbert Ibeneme (freshman)Biggest unanswered question: Will the Red Raiders be able to slow down their opponents offensive productivity in 2019? Tech found itself in shootout situations, at times, last year. The Red Raiders need to step up on defense -- especially upfront.Why 2019 production could be better: Tech returns talented defenders and added an exceptional player to its roster in Gilbert Ibeneme. Red Raider junior defensive lineman Joseph Wallace, who ... more
  • 14 hours Texas defensive line outlook for 2019: Longhorns must replace all three starters, including the Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year Dallasnews -Sports
    Here is the outlook for the Texas Longhorns' defensive line in 2019:Key returnees: Malcolm Roach (senior), Gerald Wilbon (senior), Ta'Quon Graham (junior), Marqez Bimage (junior), D'Andre Christmas-Giles (senior), Jamari Chisholm (redshirt senior), Keondre Coburn (redshirt freshman), Moro Ojomo (redshirt freshman), Daniel Carson (redshirt freshman)Key losses: Charles Omenihu (graduation), Breckyn Hager (graduation), Chris Nelson (graduation)Newcomers: Jacoby Jones (4 stars, JUCO transfer), Myron Warren (4 stars), T'Vondre Sweat (3 stars), Peter Mpagi (3 stars)Biggest unanswered question: Who will start on Texas' defensive line next season?The Longhorns lose their entire starting defensive line in Charles Omenihu, who was the Big 12 Defensive Lineman ... more
  • 14 hours Cowboys free agents most likely to return: Here’s what could keep FB Jamize Olawale in Dallas  Dallasnews -Sports
    The free agency period for NFL players begins on March 13 at 3 p.m., and the Cowboys won't try or be able to re-sign all 16 of their free agents -- 14 unrestricted, plus one restricted and one exclusive rights. Here is the third installment this week counting down the five unrestricted free agents who are most likely to return in 2019: No. 3: FB Jamize Olawale2018 impact: The Cowboys acquired Olawale in a trade with Oakland last March after losing free agent fullback Keith Smith to the Raiders. Olawale played only 10.6 percent of Dallas' offensive snaps, but his ... more
  • 14 hours TCU defensive line outlook for 2019: How will the Horned Frogs replace Banogu, Collier?  Dallasnews -Sports
    After boasting two one of the top defensive lines in the entire Big 12 a season ago, TCU football will have shoes to fill in 2019 upon graduating two key playmakers who likely have NFL playing careers ahead of them.So can head coach Gary Patterson -- known for his keen eye when it comes to undervalued talent -- once again oversee lesser-known players undergoing meteoric rises to the best the league has to offer?Here is a rundown of what to expect for TCU’s defensive line this fall:Key ReturneesRoss Blacklock (junior): Following a redshirt season in 2016, Blacklock started in all ... more
  • 14 hours Baylor defensive line outlook for 2019: How will Bears fare with losses of Greg Roberts, Ira Lewis? Dallasnews -Sports
    Baylor head coach Matt Rhule recruited no position more than defensive line in his 2019 class, adding eight men up front. It will help supplement some key losses from the Bears' defensive front that recorded 25 sacks for a loss of 191 yards. Which new names could find their way into the Bears' rotation in 2019? Here is an outlook for the Bears' defensive line: Key returnees: James Lynch (junior), Bravvion Roy (senior)Key losses: Ira Lewis (graduation), Greg Roberts (graduation), Xavier Jones (graduation)Newcomers: Garmon Randolph (freshman), Niadre Zouzoua (junior), Logan Compton (freshman), Gabriel Hall (freshman), Harrison White (freshman), TJ Franklin ... more
  • 14 hours Texas A&M defensive line outlook for 2019: Can the Aggies replace departed veterans with better overall talent? Dallasnews -Sports
    Texas A&M's defensive line was the strong suit of the Aggies' defense in 2019, headed by a trio of seniors that paced the fourth-best run defense in the country.Now, A&M will lean on young, but talented players to nearly reload up front on defense.Here's an outlook of the Aggies' 2019 defensive line:Key Returnees: Justin Madubuike (redshirt junior, 6-3, 300), Jayden Peevy (sophomore, 6-6, 300), Micheal Clemons (redshirt junior, 6-5, 265), Bobby Brown III (sophomore, 6-4, 282)Key Losses: Kingsley Keke (graduation), Landis Durham (graduation), Daylon Mack (graduation)Newcomers: DeMarvin Leal (freshman, 6-4, 285), Derick Hunter (freshman, 6-4, 285), Ardarious Jones (freshman, 6-4, ... more
  • 14 hours SMU defensive line outlook for 2019: Can this deep unit be more productive? Dallasnews -Sports
    Here's a look at SMU's current outlook on the defensive line heading toward the 2019 season:Key returnees (2019 status): DE Tyeson Neals (junior), DE Delontae Scott (senior), DE Toby Ndukwe (sophomore), DE Gary Wiley (sophomore), DE Turner Coxe (sophomore), DE Gerrit Choate (junior), DT Demerick Gary (senior), DT Chris Biggurs (senior), DT Pono Davis (senior), DT Ken McLaurin (junior), DT Shabazz Dotson (redshirt freshman), DT Darren Brown (redshirt freshman), and others**Online roster may be incompleteKey losses: DE Paka Davis (graduation), DE Noah Westerfield (graduation), DT Jake Hall (graduation)Newcomers: DT Jacob Pugh (transfer, Tulsa), DT Elijah Chatman (Evangel Christian, Shreveport, LA)Sign ... more
  • 15 hours Why coaching without job security won’t bother Cowboys HC Jason Garrett one bit in 2019 Dallasnews -Sports
    Jean-Jacques Taylor, Cowboys insider for NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and host of JaM Session 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays on 103.3 KESN-FM, answered questions all about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some of the highlights:Do you think Jason Garrett will relish coaching under the pressure of not having job security?JJT: Coaching under pressure won't bother Jason Garrett one bit. He's a guy who has said for years that he lives in the moment -- not the past or the future -- and that should prepare him for entering the final year of his contact. If ... more
  • 23 hours Injury will limit DeMarcus Lawrence’s participation in offseason program, Dallas will discuss safety in free agency, and more — Your Cowbo... Dallasnews -Sports
    Feb. 20Here's everything you need to know to stay up to date with all things Dallas Cowboys.Today's top storiesInjury will limit DeMarcus Lawrence's participation in Cowboys' offseason program regardless of when he signsDeMarcus Lawrence is unlikely to take part in much, if any, of the Cowboys' offseason program even if he resolves his contract issues with the club in the coming weeks.Jerry Jones: Safety is a position Cowboys will discuss during free agencyJones said the franchise will have discussions about the safety position when free agency begins in three weeks.Jerry Jones: No discontent between Cowboys and DeMarcus Lawrence; 'The relationship ... more
  • 1 day Momentum might not be on Stars’ side, but here’s why the playoffs are still almost certainly within reach Dallasnews -Sports
    With their willingness to trade off 80 percent of their starting lineup in pursuit of some sort of European dream team for 2020, there's no doubt the Mavericks are the local team that has created the most buzz lately. This is just a reminder that it's the other AAC tenant, the Dallas Stars, that's actually headed to the playoffs this spring.I typed that paragraph early Tuesday evening, fully aware that the Stars had extended their own scoreless streak to seven periods following shutouts in Tampa Bay and Carolina and a zero in the first period against Nashville. Jason Spezza ended ... more
  • 1 day Stars notebook: Dallas, Jason Spezza both end lengthy scoring droughts during loss to Nashville Dallasnews -Sports
    The Stars offense reappeared during Tuesday night's 5-3 loss to Nashville, scoring three goals and snapping a goalless drought that spanned a week and 145 minutes, and 43 seconds of game time.Jason Spezza, Esa Lindell and Tyler Seguin scored for the Stars, who lost their third straight game.Before Tuesday's loss, Stars coach Jim Montgomery talked about the offense, which had been shut out in back-to-back games. The chances were there, the finish wasn't. But it's the balance between offense and defense that Montgomery looks at."Both games, we probably created more chances than we usually do," Montgomery said. "The fact that ... more
  • 1 day Stars developed a pattern in loss to Predators as much-needed aspect of Dallas’ game has disappeared Dallasnews -Sports
    Once was an anomaly, twice a trend, but three times? Three times is a pattern, and it's an unwelcome one for the sinking Stars.During a 5-3 loss to the Predators on Tuesday, the Stars defense -- the trademark in another offensively-challenged season -- went missing again, surrendering 47 shots. That resulted in the Stars' fifth loss in the last six games. Dallas has allowed 14 goals in its last three games, all losses."We're getting away from what our identity is," Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. "We were a little too loose in our own end. We're not defending our house, ... more
  • 1 day 10 things you might not know about Cowboys LB Sean Lee, like his family’s business, hoops career Dallasnews -Sports
    Editor's note: This story was originally published on June 24, 2016. When it comes to Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee, you know about the talent, the play-making ability. Here are 10 things you might not know about him:1. Lee, Lee, Lee, Lee & Lee?Fortunately for Cowboys fans, Lee didn't enter into the family business. Lee comes from a family of lawyers, including his grandfather, Donald J. Lee, a former federal judge in Western Pennsylvania who was given a lifetime appointment by President George H. W. Bush. Lee's father, Craig, and uncles Christopher and Kevin were also lawyers. "Maybe as a kid ... more
  • 1 day 3 takeaways from Baylor’s win over Iowa State: Freddie Gillespie’s career night leads Bears to crucial win in Big 12 race Dallasnews -Sports
    Baylor (17-9, 8-5) picked up its third win over an AP Top 25 team with a 73-69 road victory over No. 19 Iowa State on Tuesday. BOX SCOREHere are three takeaways from the Bears' win: Big 12 implicationsBaylor came into Tuesday's meeting against Iowa State with a chance to sweep the season series from the No. 19 team in the nation and tie the Cyclones for fourth place in the conference standings. The shorthanded Bears with only eight active players in their rotation did just that and now sit just a game-and-a-half behind first place in the Big 12 standings. ... more
  • 1 day 3 takeaways from Texas A&M’s 65-56 win over Alabama: Aggies come to life in second half to race past Crimson Tide Dallasnews -Sports
    COLLEGE STATION -- Texas A&M mounted a furious second-half rally to top Alabama 65-56 Tuesday night at Reed Arena.Here are three takeaways from the Aggies' nine-point victory:Aggies find their way in second halfAlabama had all the momentum up 12 with 12:28 to go in the game. The Tide were rolling and the Aggies couldn't buy a bucket on the other end."When we were down 10 I called a timeout," A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said. "I challenged [the players] defensively because I told them we were missing some shots. At some point we were going to make shots, but we ... more
  • 1 day 10 games fans should circle on Mavs’ remaining schedule: Luka Doncic vs. NBA’s best, Dirk’s potential last stops Dallasnews -Sports
    Luka Doncic has burst onto the NBA scene. The Dallas Mavericks made one of the league's biggest trades by acquiring Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks.Dirk Nowitzki did his best to steal the show at the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte.What's left for the rest of 2019? Barring a playoff run, there are only 25 games left in the Mavs' season -- here's 10 fans should keep a particularly close eye on:February 25: at Los Angeles ClippersThe door is still open for Nowitzki to return for a 22nd NBA season, but in case he decides it is time to ... more
  • 1 day Why wide receiver depth would be a problem if the Cowboys lose Cole Beasley Dallasnews -Sports
    Ballzy podcast hosts Kevin Sherrington, Evan Grant and David Moore are back to discuss all things Dallas Cowboys football:Don't miss an episode. Subscribe to the podcast! You can find us on: -- iTunes -- Google Play Music -- Or through an RSS feed for Android users -- And we're available on Stitcher, tooLatest on DeMarcus Lawrence's contract situation:David Moore: "It's going to be a big contract. It's going to be bigger than what they would have paid him last year. That's the risk they ran. But their side of it was that he had not put ... more
  • 1 day Rangers add former fourth-round pick as depth for minor-league system Dallasnews -Sports
    The Texas Rangers continue to stockpile arms for depth in the system, signing right-hander Tyler Pill to a minor-league deal.The New York Mets selected Pill, 28, in the fourth round of the 2011 draft out of Cal-Fullerton. He is a sinker-baller whose overall stuff is a cut below average.Pill was 0-3 with a 5.72 ERA in 22 innings with the Mets in 2017. That is his only major-league experience to date. ... more
  • 1 day Jerry Jones: Safety is a position Cowboys will discuss during free agency  Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- While Jerry Jones avoided showing any cards as it relates to future contracts with current Cowboys on Tuesday, he did offer one small nugget about the potential of addressing an area on defense in the near future.Jones said the franchise will have discussions about the safety position when free agency begins in three weeks.Sure, the Cowboys will discuss every position, but that wasn't part of Jones' answer. He also could have declined to confirm any position of interest.The Cowboys have been linked to free agent safety Earl Thomas ever since the six-time Pro Bowler and former Texas Longhorn ... more
  • 1 day Jerry Jones: No discontent between Cowboys and DeMarcus Lawrence; ‘The relationship is outstanding’ Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones declined to discuss DeMarcus Lawrence's contract situation on Tuesday, the first day NFL teams could place the franchise tag on players."I'm not going to get into any of our strategy, and it is strategic," Jones said following a news conference at AT&T Stadium to promote next month's championship boxing match between Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia. "DeMarcus is certainly a significant part of now and the future. But we're in the stages of planning on all of our personnel."Lawrence tweeted last week "#TheyLying," causing some to speculate that he was ... more
  • 1 day FC Dallas Practice Observations: February 19, Day 4 Tucson Camp Dallasnews -Sports
    When I said I wanted the weather to change I didn't mean colder. It's only 45 today. There is a little more sun tough and a little less wind; so it's not terrible but it's not comfortable either. Thankfully I brought my long johns.Lot's of detail type stuff going on in today's session. First was some crossing, both offensive and defensive, combined with some finishing.Second, came a 11v11 drill that was about a low-block set up deals with a high press and what a high press team does when they win it... and then lose it. Coach Luchi Gonzalez went ... more
  • 1 day Fixing the Cowboys’ offense: Dallas’ red-zone woes could improve with these changes from within its own roster Dallasnews -Sports
    Editor's note: This is the first in a five-part series looking at ways to fix the Cowboys' offense heading into the 2019 season. Find the entire series at the conclusion of this post.The red zone turned into a realm of frustration for the Cowboys in 2018.A seasonlong problem, once they crossed inside the opponent's 20, they performed like one of the worst offenses in the NFL.By late in the season, after a stretch of three games when Dallas scored touchdowns on only 2 of 11 red-zone possessions, the team was forced to spend more time on fixing the fault in ... more
  • 1 day Fight between lifelong Cowboys fans Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia couldn’t have found better home than AT&T Stadium Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- Mikey Garcia was around six or seven years old when his NFL fandom started.When he was around that age, one of his cousins gave him a Cowboys sweatshirt that featured the Looney Tunes' Tasmanian Devil as a birthday gift. From that moment, he was hooked."After that, I was like, I'm a Cowboys (fan)," the 31-year-old boxer said.On Tuesday, Garcia, flanked by Cowboys cheerleaders, had his face plastered on the big screen at AT&T Stadium and posed for photos with team owner Jerry Jones. On March 16, he'll face DeSoto's Errol Spence Jr. in Arlington.Between the connection both men ... more
  • 1 day Dallas is on Kansas State coach Chris Klieman’s recruiting radar in a big way: ‘It really is a priority’  Dallasnews -Sports
    Until recently, Chris Klieman’s visits to north Texas had a certain sameness, in a good way. His North Dakota State team would win another FBS title in Frisco, Klieman and his players would hoist the NCAA championship trophy and the celebration would begin in a sea of gold and green. Things have changed since being named Kansas State’s football coach in early December, succeeding legendary Bill Snyder. Yes, he picked up one more championship with North Dakota State in early January. But he’s been through Dallas several times in recruiting and again Tuesday to meet with K-State fan ... more
  • 1 day The domino effect Willie Calhoun could have on the Rangers’ outfield this spring Dallasnews -Sports
    Ballzy podcast hosts Evan Grant, David Moore, and Kevin Sherrington are back to discuss all things Texas Rangers baseball! In this week's Rangers episode, Evan joins the crew live from spring training in Surprise, Ariz. to discuss the Chris Woodward era, the puzzle pieces that are the Rangers' outfielders, and what the future could hold for Shin-Soo Choo. Listen to their full discussion below.Don't miss an episode. Subscribe to the podcast! You can find us on: -- iTunes -- Google Play Music -- Or through an RSS feed for Android users -- And we're available on ... more
  • 1 day Jordan Spieth keeping patience amid worst slump of career Dallasnews -Sports
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- For a brief moment, Jordan Spieth had reason to believe he finally caught a good break with a bad shot.He was trying to hit a hard, low draw on the fifth hole of the final round at Riviera into a strong wind and a light rain. Instead, it caught the heel of his 3-wood and spun out to the right, smacked off a tree and went further back next to a fence, just beyond a white out-of-bounds stake.Good news: The rules official said the stake was left there by accident."He said, 'That's not supposed to be ... more
  • 1 day Wings sign former Texas Longhorns guard Brooke McCarty-Williams Dallasnews -Sports
    The Dallas Wings announced they have signed former Texas Longhorns guard Brooke McCarty-Williams on Tuesday. The 5-4 guard spent training camp with new Wings coach Brian Agler's Los Angeles Sparks prior to the 2018 season. She currently averages 17.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and two steals per game playing for Peli-Karhut of the Finnish Korisliiga. "Brooke had a very good training camp last year and she is a player who impressed Coach Agler," Wings President and CEO Greg Bibb said in the team's release. "We are going to have a very competitive training camp at the point guard position and Brooke ... more
  • 1 day Atlanta GM explains why Hawks traded Luka Doncic for Trae Young, one thing fans don’t know about the deal Dallasnews -Sports
    The numbers say Dallas Mavericks sensation Luka Doncic is the NBA's Rookie of the Year (and it's not even close). Numbers aren't the only thing hyping up Dallas' rookie this year.LeBron James has spoken very highly of Doncic. Kevin Durant has as well. Steve Kerr, too. The list seemingly goes on and on.So why did the Atlanta Hawks pass on adding Doncic during the 2018 NBA draft? Their GM -- Travis Schlenk -- answered that question recently on "The Woj Pod" hosted by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.Before getting into the why, here's the full draft-night deal:-- Dallas sent the fifth overall ... more
  • 1 day The Rangers are loaded with left-handed hitters. Last year they struggled. But there is new hope for the young sluggers Dallasnews -Sports
    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It's not a particularly good time in baseball history to be a left-handed hitter.Teams are shifting more than ever. No longer are left-handed pitchers merely junkball-throwing, finesse guys. Specialization creates more lefty-lefty matchups, which puts the left-handed hitter at a decided disadvantage.Speaking of, is this a bad time to remind you The Rangers are LOADED with left-handed hitters?"It presents some challenges," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels allowed. "It makes us a little easier to match up against."The Rangers figure to have at least five left-handed regulars, maybe six depending on Willie Calhoun. New third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera ... more
  • 1 day FC Dallas denies Pablo Aranguiz loan contact Dallasnews -Sports
    Rumors broke on the internet on Monday that Universidad de Chile was in talks to bring Pablo Aranguiz on loan from FC Dallas. Some reports even went so far as to indicate that talks had advanced rapidly this week.But this morning in Tucson, Arizona, at FC Dallas spring camp Technical Director Andre Zanotta denied any talks were ongoing. "We saw the reports too. It's news to us." "No one has contacted us about Pablo Aranguiz," Zanotta said. ... more
  • 1 day Kyler Murray opens up on leaving Texas A&M, his difficult conversation with the Oakland A’s and more Dallasnews -Sports
    Former Oklahoma quarterback appeared on The Hardline on KTCK-AM 1310 The Ticket recently to talk about transferring to Oklahoma from Texas A&M, telling the Oakland A's he decided to play football and more. Here are some of the highlights:On leaving Texas A&M"I wish we could have one big A&M rally -- a meeting. I had no hard feelings toward the situation just because, you know, leaving the school and everything, it just wasn't the best fit. The way things were handled, communication and stuff just like that. And besides all that, yeah. People talking on Twitter, getting at me ..."The ... more
  • 1 day Coming out of the All-Star break, Mavs rookie Luka Doncic has to navigate a new stage of his rise to stardom Dallasnews -Sports
    When the Mavericks return from the All-Star break on Friday to play Denver, Luka Doncic will try to emerge from the first dip of his superlative rookie season.Doncic has had a minus rating -- the Mavericks outscored with him on the court -- in a season-high four consecutive games. Doncic is a minus-50 in that stretch, during which the Mavericks were 1-3.That dropped Doncic to a minus-17 for the season. Maxi Kleber leads the club at plus-108. Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo has the top score in the NBA at plus-509.Plus-minus is by no means a perfect barometer. It does not weigh ... more
  • 1 day Wednesday’s TV/Radio listings (February 20) Dallasnews -Sports
    Event Time TV College basketball Rutgers at Michigan State 5:30 BigTen Villanova at Georgetown 5:30 FS1 Mississippi State at Georgia 5:30 SEC Xavier at Seton Hall 6:00 CBSSN Louisville at Syracuse 6:00 ESPN Florida at LSU 6:00 ESPN2 Tulane at Memphis 6:00 ESPNU Northwestern at Ohio State 7:30 BigTen St. John's at Providence 7:30 FS1 Arkansas at Auburn 7:30 SEC Butler at Marquette 8:00 CBSSN North Carolina at Duke ... more
  • 1 day Injury will limit DeMarcus Lawrence’s participation in Cowboys’ offseason program regardless of when he signs Dallasnews -Sports
    DeMarcus Lawrence is unlikely to take part in much, if any, of the Cowboys' offseason program even if he resolves his contract issues with the club in the coming weeks.The Pro Bowl defensive end has delayed surgery on his shoulder as the two sides try to reach a deal. Once Lawrence does undergo surgery for a torn left labrum, he's looking at a three- to four-month recovery period that would knock him out of organized team activities and make his participation in the June mini-camp problematic.Sources said even if Lawrence had undergone surgery as soon as the Cowboys were eliminated ... more
  • 1 day 5 free agents the Cowboys could target at WR: There are options if Cole Beasley leaves Dallasnews -Sports
    By and large, the 2018 Dallas Cowboys season was considered a success. Following a 3-5 start, Dallas won the NFC East and lost to the eventual NFC champion Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round of the playoffs.As the case always is in sports, winning elicits expectations. The presumption is for Jason Garrett and the Cowboys to build upon what took place last season.Garrett is in the final year of his contract and based on Jerry Jones' decisions, the owner's in prove-it mode for 2019. Jones aspires to at least reach a conference championship with an ultimate goal of a ... more
  • 2 days How Texas A&M strength coach Jerry Schmidt instilled a new level of toughness in Jimbo Fisher’s first season Dallasnews -Sports
    The longer Texas A&M's regular-season finale dragged into the night, the more Jerry Schmidt's salary probably felt like a bargain.The Aggies needed seven overtime periods to beat LSU for the first time since joining the SEC, one of the biggest accomplishments in coach Jimbo Fisher's first season. Schmidt, A&M's strength and conditioning coach, played a key role in that.In the offseason, Fisher hired Schmidt away from Oklahoma with an annual salary of $575,000, a steep increase of what A&M traditionally paid the coaches who held that role. But the Aggies' game against LSU showed why Schmidt was worth the investment.Last ... more
  • 2 days Rangers’ Chris Woodward explains how the role of MLB managers has changed since when he played in the 90s Dallasnews -Sports
    New Rangers manager Chris Woodward recently chatted with the Musers on Sportsradio 96.7 FM/1310 The Ticket [KTCK-AM]. Here are some highlights, edited for clarity:Is the role of manager different now than when you broke into baseball back in the 90s?Chris Woodward: "For a number of reasons, I think people kind of smartened up to finding the right way to motivate a guy for eight months. If I'm trying to motivate a guy for one day, my motivation tactics would be a lot different. I know we're in this for the long haul. We want a guy to not only be ... more
  • 2 days Cowboys free agents most likely to return: Potential spark Tavon Austin brings could give him another chance Dallasnews -Sports
    The free agency period for NFL players begins on March 13 at 3 p.m., and the Cowboys won't try or be able to re-sign all 16 of their free agents -- 14 unrestricted, plus one restricted and one exclusive rights. Here is the second installment this week counting down the five unrestricted free agents who are most likely to return in 2019:No. 4 -- WR Tavon Austin2018 impact: The Cowboys traded a sixth-round draft pick to the Rams to secure Austin last offseason, but his impact was limited by a groin injury that forced him to miss nine games. He ... more
  • 2 days Why there’s no need for Cowboys to trade into the first round of the NFL draft Dallasnews -Sports
    Jean-Jacques Taylor, Cowboys insider for NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and host of JaM Session 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays on 103.3 KESN-FM, answered questions all about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some of the highlights:Question: Are the Cowboys exploring trades up into the first round of the draft at the moment, or will those opportunities come later?JJT: I don't see the Cowboys moving into the first round. The cost to do so is probably too high. They received good value for the pick they spent last year -- Amari Cooper -- and they need some ... more
  • 2 days Romo’s next golf venture, big roster decisions involving multiple starters, and more — Your Cowboys Catch-Up Dallasnews -Sports
    Feb. 19Here's everything you need to know to stay up to date with all things Dallas Cowboys.Today's top stories-- Cowboys decline option on WR Terrance Williams' contract, making him unrestricted free agentThe first of three big roster decisions the Cowboys made on Monday. The move saves the Cowboys $2.25 million against the salary cap.-- Source: Cowboys have no intention of keeping DT David Irving at this timeThe defensive tackle becomes a free agent next month, and a source said the club has no intention of keeping him.-- Source: Cowboys unlikely to place franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence when tag window ... more
  • 2 days Tony Romo receives sponsor’s exemption to play in AT&T Byron Nelson Dallasnews -Sports
    During its five-decade history, the AT&T Byron Nelson has earned a reputation for showcasing amateur players on the PGA Tour stage before they become household names.This year's tournament, though, will boast an amateur who needs no introduction. He is elite-level golf aspirant Tony Romo, better known as the Cowboys' record-setting quarterback-turned-soothsaying CBS NFL analyst.Romo, 38, has accepted a sponsor's exemption to play in the May 9-12 AT&T Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club, where he is a member."We've talked about it for years," tournament director Jon Drago said. "He's tried to qualify for some of them, has had conflicts with ... more
  • 2 days TCU’s NCAA tournament hopes take another blow as Horned Frogs fall to lowly Oklahoma State Dallasnews -Sports
    If Big 12 basketball has taught us anything -- this season and in years past -- a lot can go down in a short amount of time.Just last Monday, a matter of seconds was all that separated TCU from posting what would have been a signature victory over a top-15 Kansas team. Seven days later, the prospect of even making the NCAA Tournament is in question for the Horned Frogs after enduring a 68-61 loss at Oklahoma State Monday.Playing without sophomore Kouat Noi, who rolled his ankle in practice last week, for a second straight game, TCU amounted a furious ... more
  • 2 days What they’re saying about Luka Doncic: Mavs’ rookie will be a superstar, is ‘already a problem’ for rest of the NBA Dallasnews -Sports
    Luka Doncic has swept the nation and already appears to be a lock for the NBA's Rookie of the Year award. Here's what the Mavericks, SportsDay's experts and some national media are saying about Doncic. We'll continue to update this post throughout the season. What SportsDay's experts are sayingMavericks insider Brad Townsend: "I think everyone knew, just from seeing his EuroLeague highlights, that his court awareness and playmaking ability would translate well in the NBA. What has most surprised me is his scoring. I figured his average would start in the mid-teens and perhaps inch above 17 by midseason, but ... more
  • 2 days 10 things to know about Jaylon Smith, from his Burger King job to recovering from a career-threatening injury Dallasnews -Sports
    Here are 10 things you might not know about Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith.1. He played running back in high schoolSmith actually started off as a defensive end in his high school career. In addition to playing DE and linebacker at Bishop Luers High School in Indiana, Smith was also his team's running back. He was key to the school's dominance on the gridiron. He led his school to four straight 2A title victories and ran for more than 1,200 yards his senior season. His final game was a 150-yard, three-touchdown performance to seal the title.Can't see the video? Click ... more
  • 2 days FC Dallas Practice Observations: February 18, Day 3 Tucson Camp Dallasnews -Sports
    While the weather was worse today; overcast, still windy and, cold (50 degrees) with threatening rain; the training was much more fun to watch as it wasn't a recovery day like yesterday.As we continue to learn how FCD's new head coach Luchi Gonzalez runs things in training, one early trend has emerged - he likes to mix it up personnel wise. Gonzalez has referenced this as "keeping everyone on their toes" which I might paraphrase as keeping everyone from getting complacent.How that represents in training is that, quite frequently, like today, there is no clear and obvious first team or ... more
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