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  • 7 hours Roster long shots who could make noise at training camp, why Tony Romo thinks Kellen More hiring is a positive and more — Your Cowboys Catch-up Dallasnews -Sports
  • 9 hours How a win against Sporting Kansas City would go a long way toward swinging FC Dallas’ playoff race in its favor Dallasnews -Sports
    The red line is creeping up. FC Dallas is still above the line, which isn't even red any more, drawn on the MLS' official standings to show who's in the playoffs and who's out. But it's sitting right above, two points above the Houston Dynamo for seventh place and four points ahead of Saturday's opponent, Sporting Kansas City. While Luchi Gonzalez said he tries not to bring up playoff positioning or the current standings up too often, the head coach said there are times when he has to stress how critical one contest could be. "We want to always focus ... more
  • 9 hours Making the playoffs is a reasonable expectation for the Mavs this season, but they will need these things to happen Dallasnews -Sports
    Kevin Sherrington, sports columnist for and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the Mavericks in a live chat recently. Here are some of the highlights: Question: Do the Mavs have a chance at the playoffs with Luka and KP this season?Sherrington: They're going to need more than that. Let's start at the top: They're going to need Porzingis to be healthy and productive, pretty much from the start; Luka has to pick up where he left off; Curry has to give them 3-point scoring they lacked last year; and all the role players they re-signed have to ... more
  • 10 hours Texas running back recruit Derrian Brown to enroll for fall semester while continuing rehab from stroke Dallasnews -Sports
    Running back recruit Derrian Brown plans to enroll at Texas for the fall semester while continuing his rehab from a stroke, coach Tom Herman said. A four-star running back recruit from Buford, Ga., Brown suffered the stroke earlier in late January just before February's national signing day and underwent the first of several surgeries. "Derrian is great. His rehab is going stupendous," Herman said at Big 12 media days. "He is going to enroll right before classes start." Herman does not expect Brown to play this season but remains optimistic that he can eventually return to football. "I highly ... more
  • 10 hours Get up for GameDay: ESPN College GameDay headed to D-FW area for Week 1 of 2019 season Dallasnews -Sports
    For yet another season, ESPN College GameDay -- the network's long-running, fan-favorite college football pregame show -- will make at least one stop in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.ESPN announced Thursday that the show will set up shop on Aug. 31 in Sundance Square in Fort Worth for Week 1 of the 2019 regular season. The show will center in on the Auburn-Oregon game that will be played at AT&T Stadium in nearby Arlington later that day. The decision to head to downtown Fort Worth marks the third straight season that College GameDay has made a local stop. The show visited ... more
  • 10 hours Jordan Spieth sits 4 strokes out of first place after first round of The Open Dallasnews -Sports
    PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- An emotional opening shot by Darren Clarke. A shocking one by Rory McIlroy.Tiger Woods had his worst score to start a British Open. Brooks Koepka quickly got into contention again.Emiliano Grillo made a 1. David Duval made a 14.Jordan Spieth finished with a 1-under 70, putting him four strokes out of first place and tying him for 20th overall after one round of play. The Open returned to Royal Portrush after a 68-year absence and made up for lost time with an unusual amount of theater Thursday. When more than 15 hours of golf before a ... more
  • 11 hours Report: TCU basketball to host UC Irvine as part of 2019-2020 non-conference play Dallasnews -Sports
    Another piece of TCU basketball's schedule for the 2019-2020 season has reportedly come to light.Per CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein, the Horned Frogs will host UC-Irvine in Fort Worth during non-conference play. A date for the match-up at Schollmaier Arena has yet to be announced, per Rothstein's report. The Anteaters, members of the Big West Conference, are coming off a 31-6 finish to the 2018-19 season that resulted in the program's first ever NCAA Tournament single-game victory -- a first round upset over 4-seed Kansas State, who entered the event ranked No. 18 in the nation.TCU's other known non-conference opponents for ... more
  • 11 hours In new book, Bud Selig details just how close President George W. Bush came to replacing him as MLB commissioner Dallasnews -Sports
    Bud Selig was the guy in charge during baseball's biggest troubles since the Black Sox Scandal, yet he lasted longer as commissioner than any except the original, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, because he made friends out of natural enemies. A gift, is what it is. His genial but insistent nature eventually wore opponents down.And if Selig hadn't been such an affable type, George W. Bush might have been remembered as the steroids commissioner instead.Selig covers just how close Bush came to taking a different career path in his new book, "For the Good of the Game," with Phil Rogers, noted SportsDay ... more
  • 12 hours ‘The Cheez-Its were flying’: Revisiting TCU’s wacky win against Cal with a Cheez-It Bowl executive Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON - It was a situation that Mike Nealy likely would have chuckled at last winter, much like what unfolded in front of him on Dec. 26 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz.Venture around the corner from the main stage at Big 12 Media Days each July, and it’s hard to miss the coveted jewel on display that every team in the conference aspires to hoist in January: The College Football Playoff National Championship trophy. Only, it wasn’t the most prized possession in the sport that a steady flow of media members were flocking to for photos and up-close encounters ... more
  • 13 hours Wings collapse again in the 3rd quarter, fall to Sparks in second half of back-to-back road swing Dallasnews -Sports
    After the Wings took a 16-point lead in the first half against the Sparks on Thursday, it appeared they may be on track to get their first road win of the season before the All-Star break. Unfortunately for the Wings, their third-quarter struggles continued as they fell to the Sparks 69-64 in the second half of a back-to-back that started with yesterday's loss to the Phoenix Mercury. The Wings have now lost four straight games. The Wings took control in the first half, holding the Sparks to 38% shooting from the floor and leading by as many as 16 before ... more
  • 14 hours Cowboys’ Tyrone Crawford enters diversion program to get charges from Florida bar fight dismissed, report says Dallasnews -Sports
    Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford has found the path to resolve his legal issues from earlier this offseason. According to ESPN, the defensive lineman on Thursday entered into a diversion program to settle a misdemeanor charge resulting from a March incident at a bar in Florida. If Crawford completes the program -- which includes counseling, attending a life class, and six months under supervised probation -- the charges stemming from the altercation will be dismissed. Crawford was charged with unlawful assembly for his alleged part in the brawl.According to police reports obtained by The Dallas Morning News, a fight ensued ... more
  • 16 hours Why Tony Romo thinks Kellen Moore hiring will be a positive for the Cowboys: ‘Change is a good thing’ Dallasnews -Sports
    The Cowboys will have a new face at offensive coordinator this season and one that the NFL hasn't seen before.While there has been significant discussion and buzz about what first-year offensive coordinator Kellen Moore might bring to the Cowboys offense, Tony Romo believes that a change in play caller can only help the team."I've always felt like change is a good thing, just for change's sake," Romo said on the Ben and Skin show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] Wednesday. "If (teams) don't really have any data on how this guy calls a game, even if the system's the exact ... more
  • 17 hours While Rangers’ feel-good season falls off the rails, is there an escape to be found at the trade deadline? Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are the strangest feel-good story of all time. For a team that no one, not even eternal optimist Chris Woodward, would have been likely to peg for four games over .500 a week after the All-Star break, they now sport the look of a club gone completely off the rails.When the Rangers decided to end all discussion of "sellers vs. buyers" at the trade deadline, they did it with a punctuation mark. Arizona blistered this team by a count of 28-6, and that was just two games. Throw in Sunday's loss to the Astros and the ... more
  • 17 hours This is the simple reason why the Cowboys should give Ezekiel Elliott his second contract  Dallasnews -Sports
    Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV), answered your questions on the Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers and college sports during a live chat Wednesday. Here are some highlights. Q: Are you surprised Scott Linehan isn't an OC somewhere else in the NFL by this time?Scruggs: No. I'm sure that many executives saw all the offensive talent the Cowboys had and wondered why they didn't score more points and were not an above average unit in the red zone. I liked Scott Linehan as a person but it clear that his offense became predictable and a change needed to ... more
  • 19 hours Cowlishaw mailbag: Grading Mavs’ underwhelming offseason; what Mark Cuban should really be embarrassed about Dallasnews -Sports
    Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered questions about the Mavericks in his weekly reader mailbag. Here are some highlights:How would you grade the Mavericks' offseason thus far?Cowlishaw: It would have to be a D. Management now makes a big deal out of re-signing Porzingis but did anyone in the world expect him to pass on a max deal from the only club that could offer him that salary? You can't call an offseason addition of Seth Curry, Delon Wright and Boban Marjanovic ... more
  • 19 hours Friday’s TV/Radio listings (July 19) Dallasnews -Sports
    Event Time TV **MLB** San Diego at Chi. Cubs 1:00 MLB Colorado at NY Yankees 6:00 MLB Rangers at Houston 7:00 AT&T Rangers at Houston 7:00 FSSW **WNBA** Washington at Indiana 6:00 CBSSN Atlanta at Connecticut ... more
  • 20 hours La Liga side Sevilla edges past FC Dallas and North Texas SC Dallasnews -Sports
    FC Dallas and North Texas SC got in a 135 minute workout against five-time UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla on Wednesday. thanks The games were formed as a full 90 minutes in which FC Dallas fell 3-1 to the Andalusian club with a 45 minute game between NTXSC and the Rojiblancos' reserves, which finished 2-1 to the Spaniards. In reality it was three 45 minute games as both sides made wholesale changes at half time of the first game.Lineup and Tactics You know the drill. FC Dallas began with a 4-3-3 and largely a first choice lineup. The FC Dallas ... more
  • 20 hours Why the teams making up the Big 12 aren’t likely to change anytime soon Dallasnews -Sports
    Ballzy podcast hosts Evan Grant and Kevin Sherrington are back to discuss all things Big 12 football! In this week's colleges episode, the crew talks about what went down at Big 12 Media Days, how soon the Big 12 can win the National Championship and more. Listen to the full podcast 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 Stitcher, tooOn Texas potentially leaving the conferenceEvan Grant [11:35]: "Texas has always acted like it is above the conference. ... more
  • 21 hours Why the Rangers might want to keep Hunter Pence rather than trade him at the deadline  Dallasnews -Sports
    On the latest edition of #EvanHelpUs... ME: He’s certainly found a valuable super utility guy. Has started at every non-pitching position on the field except catcher and third base (and he’s currently working on third base). Switch hits. Runs well. He’s been a real find. The question is how close can he come to sustaining it? Don’t think anybody expects him to hit .315 with a .900 OPS as an everyday player around the diamond, but can he hit .280 and .800. If so, that’s a super valuable guy. I think everybody involved in the evaluation process has to wonder ... more
  • 21 hours No longer wanted in Anaheim, Corey Perry brings extra motivation and a championship pedigree to the Stars  Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- Corey Perry has erased last season from his mind.Perry -- who signed a one-year, $1.5-million contract with the Stars two weeks ago -- only played 31 games for Anaheim last year, missing four months after surgery on his right meniscus and MCL during the preseason. When he returned, Perry put up career-low numbers for goals (six) and assists (four). His 14:49 of average ice time was his lowest since he was 21 years old.The injury and the production led Anaheim to buy out the remaining two years on Perry's contract that carried a $8.625 million cap hit. He ... more
  • 21 hours Cowboys position preview: Is Jon’Vea Johnson the next stud wide receiver for Dallas?  Dallasnews -Sports
    Let the countdown to Cowboys training camp begin. After a relatively quiet offseason, the team is scheduled to depart for Oxnard, Calif., on July 25 with the first practice on July 27. To help you prepare for camp and get your mind back on NFL football, we're previewing each of the Cowboys position groups. Today's installment is wide receivers:Wide receiverOn the roster: Tavon Austin, Reggie Davis, Michael Gallup, Lance Lenoir Jr., Devin Smith, Cedrick Wilson, Allen Hurns, Randall Cobb, Amari Cooper, Jon'vea Johnson, Jalen Guyton, Noah Brown2018 recapThe Cowboys entered the season without a true No. 1 receiver, and the ... more
  • 22 hours Roster long shots who could make noise at Cowboys training camp, including a prolific deep threat Dallasnews -Sports
    Even though the lion's share of attention will go to the Dallas Cowboys' small subset of stars, training camp is often most valuable for the players who are looking for a spot on the 53-man roster or practice squad.One of Jason Garrett's best traits as a head coach is that he allows the roster to have some semblance of a meritocracy. Antwaun Woods is a shining example. After two years on the Tennessee Titans practice squad, Woods reached an injury settlement with the team, which resulted in him becoming a free agent. The Cowboys signed Woods to a small two-year, ... more
  • 1 day The Open Championship Live: Everything you need to know about Golf’s final major tournament of the year  Dallasnews -Sports
    The 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club is underway as the first round began around 12:35 a.m. Dallas time. This is the first year since 1972 that The Open is the final major tournament of the season, as the PGA Championship was moved from August to May. This will be the second British Open ever held at Royal Portrush and in Northern Ireland, the last one being in 1951. The British Open is the oldest of the four major men's golf championships.Jordan Spieth looks to get back on track at The Open, where he has had good success ... more
  • 1 day Tim Cowlishaw answers questions on the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavs and more in his mailbag; ask yours now (7/24/19) Dallasnews -Sports
    Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn, answers your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in his reader mailbag. His answers will be posted Thursday.Ask your questions by signing into the ScribbleLive module below and he will have them for consideration. ... more
  • 1 day Kevin Sherrington answers questions on the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavs and more at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 25; ask yours now Dallasnews -Sports
    Kevin Sherrington, sports columnist for and The Dallas Morning News, answers your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks and local college sports in a live chat at 11 a.m. Thursday. Ask your questions by signing into the ScribbleLive module below and he will have them for consideration. ... more
  • 1 day Kristi Scales answers Cowboys questions at noon Monday, July 22; ask yours now Dallasnews -Sports
    Kristi Scales, the sideline reporter for the Dallas Cowboys radio network, answers questions about the team in a live chat at noon Monday.Ask your questions by signing into the ScribbleLive module below and she will have them for consideration. ... more
  • 1 day Jean-Jacques Taylor answers Cowboys questions at 1 p.m. Monday, July 22; ask yours now Dallasnews -Sports
    Jean-Jacques Taylor, host of JaM Session 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays on 103.3 KESN-FM, answers your questions about the Dallas Cowboys in a live chat at 1 p.m. Monday.Ask your questions by signing into the ScribbleLive module below and he will have them for consideration. ... more
  • 1 day Chuck Carlton answers Big 12 football questions at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 24; ask yours now Dallasnews -Sports
    Chuck Carlton, Big 12 beat writer for and The Dallas Morning News, answers your questions about the league in a live chat at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Ask your questions by signing into the ScribbleLive module below and he will have them for consideration. ... more
  • 1 day Newy Scruggs answers questions on the Cowboys, Mavs, Rangers and more at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23; ask yours now Dallasnews -Sports
    Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV), answers your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, college sports and more at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Ask your questions by signing into the ScribbleLive module below and he will have them for consideration. ... more
  • 1 day Tony Romo isn’t worried about Jason Witten’s return, NFC East enemy report on the Giants and more — Your Cowboys Catch-up Dallasnews -Sports
  • 1 day Texas picks up key defensive commitment in Cy Ridge lineman Vernon Broughton Dallasnews -Sports
    Texas gained a key commitment Wednesday in the class of 2020 in Houston Cy Ridge's Vernon Broughton, the top-ranked defensive lineman in Texas. Long projected as a Texas commitment, Broughton made his announcement on Instagram. He picked Texas over Texas A&M - which reportedly made a late charge - as well as Ohio State, Arkansas and LSU, among others. Broughton (6-5, 286) was ranked as the 70th best national prospect in the 247Sports composite and 10th best player in Texas. With just nine commitments so far, Texas is 24th in the 247Sports composite rankings.Twitter: @ChuckCarltonDMN ... more
  • 1 day Why the Rangers are ‘mad’ about being labeled sellers ahead of the MLB trade deadline  Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- With two weeks to go to the trade deadline and the rumor mill in full force, let’s check on how the Rangers are dealing with the possibility of being labeled “sellers.”Hint: Not happily.“It is distracting when the idea of us being sellers gets thrown out there,” manager Chris Woodward said. “Players don’t want to hear that. They still have the belief that we are going to win a World Series. I don’t ever want to take that away from them. But I will tell them I’ve seen teams that tried to add at the deadline and actually got ... more
  • 1 day Local Links: Cameron Doan, Fin Ewing III named to Texas Golf Hall of Fame; Former Cowboys QB Tony Romo to play in Texas State Open Dallasnews -Sports
    Preston Trail head pro Cameron Doan, Dallas philanthropist Fin Ewing III and Fort Worth's Shady Oaks Country Club highlight the 2019 class of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame.Also to be inducted Oct. 14 in San Antonio are Jimmy Walker of Boerne in the professional player category and Mike Booker of Houston in the amateur player category.Doan, who has been at Preston Trail since 1999, was voted into the Hall by Hall of Fame members, the Hall's board of directors and Texas golf journalists for his achievements as a golf professional/teacher.Doan, a PGA professional since 1994, has had eight former ... more
  • 2 days How Stars goalie Ben Bishop can use his hometown St. Louis Blues winning the 2019 Stanley Cup as ‘fuel’ Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- As the Blues bullied their way through the Stanley Cup Final, then down the St. Louis streets to the Gateway Arch, Ben Bishop was 30 minutes away.Bishop, a St. Louis native, makes his offseason home in Des Peres, Mo., and was in the area as the Blues won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history in June. That would be tough to swallow on its own for the 32-year-old Stars goaltender. But add in that the Blues eliminated the Stars in the second round in double-overtime of a Game 7 when Bishop made 52 saves?“It was tough to ... more
  • 2 days How Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara’s absence from the Rangers lineup Wednesday is an indication of a larger issue Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- It has been simmering for weeks. Now, the Rangers’ problem with left-handed pitching threatens to sink what remains of their chances to stick around a playoff race.The signs have been popping up with more regularity.Last week, with the bullpen in flux, the Rangers dealt reliever Pete Fairbanks for right-handed hitting prospect Nick Solak, who could be in the majors before the end of the season. On Tuesday, the Rangers sent Willie Calhoun to the minors for no good reason other than he was another left-handed hitter on a roster that leaned too far to the left and were ... more
  • 2 days ‘He’ll pick up right where he left off’: Tony Romo isn’t worried about Cowboys TE Jason Witten’s return to the field Dallasnews -Sports
    The player-turned-broadcaster-turned-player story arc will be front and center when the Dallas Cowboys hit the field at training camp in a few weeks. While some may have thought Tony Romo could have filled the role after he took over in the CBS booth on Sundays two seasons ago, his former teammate Jason Witten beat him to the punch and ditched the microphone for his helmet and pads instead.How does the ex-quarterback think the tight end will fare upon his return?"He'll pick up right where he left off," Romo said on the Ben and Skin show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] ... more
  • 2 days Scouting Wings-Sparks: Dallas returns to the building where it got its last road win over one year ago Dallasnews -Sports
    Dallas Wings at Phoenix MercuryWhen: 2:30 p.m. ThursdayTV: NBA TVStoryline to watch: With less than 24 hours separating the Wings’ loss to the Mercury and their game against the Sparks, their quest for their first road win isn’t getting any easier. Not to mention the Sparks have two All-Stars on their roster in Chelsea Gray and Nneka Ogwumike. Coincidentally, the Wings last road win did come against the Sparks on July 12, 2018. However, that was the Wings’ only win at Staples Center in their last four tries. Scouting the Wings: Dallas (5-12) was agonizingly close to its first road ... more
  • 2 days The Original MLS Power Rankings for the week of July 16, 2019 Dallasnews -Sports
    Some decent movement this week as we continue to settle out from the irregular schedule of June, although some teams really are who they are at this point. LAFC, San Jose and Portland are definitely consistently good, and Minnesota might be joining them soon.On the other hand, there is some real disappointments as teams with better talent fell short of getting back on track and other teams just stinking things up.Top Shelf1 - Los Angeles Football Club (Previously 1). "[T]he Supporters Shield may well and truly be gone - if it isn't already." Its ten points with 14 games to ... more
  • 2 days Tony Romo on the potential downside that could come with changing Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s footwork Dallasnews -Sports
    As the Cowboys close in on training camp, one of the most followed stories of the offseason is how new quarterbacks coach Jon Kitna will help improve the development of Dak Prescott.Early returns on the coaching change have been very positive as Prescott has put together arguably the best offseason of his young career, with the quarterback even drawing comparisons to Warren Moon from his new position coach.Improving the footwork of the fourth-year starter from Mississippi State has been a key point of emphasis for Kitna over the past few months, but if you were to ask the quarterback Prescott ... more
  • 2 days Texas A&M, Fisher adds elite dual-threat Longview QB to recruiting class of 2020 Dallasnews -Sports
    Texas A&M has added one of the nation's top dual-threat quarterbacks to its recruiting class of 2020.Longview High School senior Haynes King committed Wednesday to A&M, he told the Longview News-Journal. King (6-2½, 189) is ranked as the nation's third-best dual-threat quarterback in the 247Sports composite ranking. He chose the Aggies over Auburn, Tennessee and Duke after a junior season where he accounted for 50 touchdowns and led Longview to a 6A Division II state title. King pointed to A&M coach Jimbo Fisher as a key factor. "Jimbo Fisher, he's proven to develop quarterbacks and put them into the league," ... more
  • 2 days Kaela Davis comes alive in the fourth quarter, but ex-Baylor star Brittney Griner clips the Wings Dallasnews -Sports
    Kaela Davis showed why she’s earned the reputation as being the Wings’ fourth-quarter closing point guard, scoring all nine of her points in the final period against the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday.But former Baylor star Brittney Griner showed why she’s a WNBA All-Star starter, scoring four points in the final 34 seconds to lead the Mercury to a 69-64 win. The loss dropped the Wings to 0-8 on the road this season.The Wings were in good position to get their first road win against Phoenix after a layup from Davis put them in front 64-63 with 40.8 seconds remaining. After ... more
  • 2 days Report: Mavs’ NBA Summer League standout Cameron Payne agrees to deal with Toronto Raptors Dallasnews -Sports
    The Mavericks have found a Summer League success story. Maybe not one that will ultimately benefit their franchise, but one that greatly benefits the career of point guard Cameron Payne. According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Payne agreed to a two-year deal with the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Payne led the Mavericks' Summer League team averaging 20 points on 51% shooting in the three games he suited up with Dallas. He also averaged 5 rebounds, 4 assists and nearly 3 steals.Payne was selected with the No. 14 overall pick out of Murray State in the 2015 draft ... more
  • 2 days Why the Dallas Cowboys are in even better shape than last season to make a deep playoff run Dallasnews -Sports
    Jean-Jacques Taylor, host of JaM Session 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays on 103.3 KESN-FM, answered your questions about the Dallas Cowboys in a recent live chat. Here are some highlights. So you think the Cowboys' NFC championship drought ends this year. Why is that?JJT: I've been pretty clear about the Cowboys' chances. If they score 400 points, they'll win 12 games and play in the NFC Championship game. They scored 362 last year in an often dreadful year for them offensively. Kellen Moore will help as the play-caller but the Cowboys have game-changers at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and the ... more
  • 2 days Fort Worth’s playoff run ends in Oklahoma as the Vaqueros fall, 3-1, to Tulsa Dallasnews -Sports
    An opening goal was not enough as the Fort Worth Vaqueros lost, 3-1, to the Tulsa Athletics in the NPSL Regional Semifinals on Tuesday night. The loss ends an impressive playoff run and what will be seen as the team's best season to date which saw the Nick Stavrou coached club win their first conference championship.The Vaqueros came into the game as the Lone Star Conference Champions, but as the lower seed had to travel to Oklahoma to play a team that has yet to lose a game in this 2019 season. It was also the team's third game in ... more
  • 2 days Before the Rangers decide whether or not to trade Mike Minor, here’s what they need to ask themselves Dallasnews -Sports
    Ballzy podcast hosts Evan Grant and Kevin Sherrington are back to discuss all things Texas Rangers baseball!In this week's Rangers episode, the crew talks about if the Rangers should trade Mike Minor ahead of the trade deadline and more. listen to the full podcast 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 Stitcher, tooOn trading Mike MinorEvan Grant: "The bigger concern for the Rangers is we want to make sure we ... more
  • 2 days Thursday’s TV/Radio listings (July 18) Dallasnews -Sports
    Event Time TV **MLB** Toronto at Boston noon MLB Tampa Bay at NY Yankees 6:00 MLB Houston at LA Angels 8:00 AT&T **WNBA** Wings at Los Angeles 2:30 NBA **Bowling** Elias Cup Finals 8:00 FS1 ... more
  • 2 days Cowboys enemy report: Eli Manning is the starting QB in New York … for now and why a regression is unlikely for the Giants Dallasnews -Sports
    There has been no shortage of drama in the NFC East this offseason from contract extensions to big trades to rookie quarterbacks joining the division. The Cowboys won the division last year, but no team has won the East in back-to-back years since the Eagles in the 2003-04 seasons. With training camp drawing increasingly closer, we caught up with beat writers from the other NFC East teams to discuss major offseason events and what can be expected from the Cowboys opponents this year. These interviews have been edited and condensed for length and clarity.Here is the first installment of the ... more
  • 2 days Cowboys position preview: Could Jason Witten’s return mean the end of the line for another tight end in Dallas? Dallasnews -Sports
    Let the countdown to Cowboys training camp begin. After a relatively quiet offseason, the team is scheduled to depart for Oxnard, Calif., on July 25 with the first practice on July 27. To help you prepare for camp and get your mind back on NFL football, we're previewing each of the Cowboys position groups. Today's installment is tight ends:Tight endOn the roster: Rico Gathers, Jason Witten, Codey McElroy, Dalton Schultz, Blake Jarwin2018 recapThe Cowboys entered the season with little experience at the position after Jason Witten announced his retirement. Geoff Swaim topped the group with nine career catches. Blake Jarwin ... more
  • 2 days Would skipping camp motivate team to pay Ezekiel Elliott, offensive line preview and more — Your Cowboys Catch-up Dallasnews -Sports
  • 2 days After loss to Diamondbacks, Rangers are in danger of slipping further down the AL West Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- Forget about chasing a wild card spot. The Rangers are in danger of falling to fourth in the AL West.On Tuesday, the combined uncharacteristically poor starting pitching from Lance Lynn, spotty offense -- outside the dynamic duo of Joe Gallo and Danny Santana -- and some sloppy late defense to fall to Arizona 9-2. It was their third straight loss.It dropped them, at least for the moment, to within a game of the surging Los Angeles Angels. The Angels, who had won four straight entering Tuesday, took a big early lead against Houston in a late game.Lynn, who ... more
  • 2 days ‘A natural QB’: Charlie Brewer’s biggest stage is still ahead, and Baylor is ready to see him thrive  Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- As Baylor head coach Matt Rhule stepped up to the podium at AT&T Stadium Tuesday -- green sport coat, gold tie and all -- one of several major themes for his group to take the field this fall was clear. The responsibility for Bears quarterback Charlie Brewer is greater than ever in 2019, and Rhule wouldn't want it any other way. "I think he's a natural quarterback," Rhule said. "The game comes easy to him. He's accurate. He loves to play and loves to compete."And as impressive as the Austin native's 3,019 passing yards and 19 touchdowns were ... more
  • 2 days Will Texas A&M be playing spoiler this season? Not according to Jimbo Fisher: ‘We expect to play with’ the SEC’s best Dallasnews -Sports
    Jimbo Fisher was fully aware of the realities of the Texas A&M schedule without being reminded at SEC media days. The Aggies face Clemson, Alabama and Georgia this season, in Fisher's second season as coach. It's quite possible those teams will comprise the top three of the first AP preseason poll. Asked how A&M would view the spoiler label, Fisher offered a pointed response Tuesday. "Condescending," Fisher said. "We don't want to spoil anything. We want to take care of our own, and they are great teams. But we expect to play with them and compete with ... more
  • 2 days Tom Herman isn’t satisfied with last year’s ‘overachievers;’ he’s focused on rebuilding Texas for sustained success Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON - Given a mulligan a year later, Tom Herman avoided another awkward 10-second pause at Big 12 media days. The question was the same on Tuesday as the one the Longhorns coach muffed in 2018, basically how many elite players were on the Texas roster. His response took about 9.5 seconds less, even though his answer ("some") was the same although delivered with much more confidence - and a laugh. Funny how a 10-win season and a Sugar Bowl victory can alter mindsets and transform tense moments. "Not all of our 85 scholarship players are at ... more
  • 2 days Luchi Gonzalez says FC Dallas is taking friendly vs. Sevilla serious, hopes team builds on recent playstyle Dallasnews -Sports
    FC Dallas hosts Sevilla on Wednesday, and while it's only a friendly match, the team is taking the game seriously.FCD coach Luchi Gonzalez said his team watched film on the Spanish first-division club Tuesday and is treating the match as a competitive game. Even so, it's going to be a chance for some of his reserves to get a good run-out as FCD turns the page on last week's loss to Minnesota United and looks ahead to a weekend trip to face Sporting Kansas City. "It's a Wednesday. It is a high-load day. We want to have the guys get ... more
  • 2 days Baylor’s Matt Rhule says the key to a strong 2019 is simple: improved offensive line play Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- Baylor coach Matt Rhule simplified the complex process of building a program in his third season, of navigating his way from one win to seven wins to potentially more in 2019: The Bears need to be better on the offensive and defensive lines.Last season, Baylor allowed 39 sacks, the most in the Big 12 for the second straight season and fewer than only eight other teams in the country. The Bears started four different left tackles and three different left guards as they tried to protect quarterback Charlie Brewer."We have a great quarterback, he can't be running for ... more
  • 3 days As the Baylor-Texas Tech matchup returns to campuses, Matt Rhule says he’ll miss AT&T Stadium Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- Ever since Matt Rhule accepted the Baylor head coaching job ahead of the 2017 season, an annual pilgrimage to AT&T Stadium has been one the calendar -- something that has once again held true this yearOnly this time, it materialized in the form of his appearance at Big 12 Media Days rather than a conference football game. The 2019 season marks the first time since 2008 that Baylor's annual conference showdown with Texas Tech will not be held at a neutral-site in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. From 2011-18, the game was played right on the same field Rhule ... more
  • 3 days How Chris Klieman has changed the climate at Kansas State and inspired his players to take ‘ownership’ in the program Dallasnews -Sports
    It's not easy to break tradition, but when Chris Klieman took over for 27-year Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder, the climate surrounding the Wildcats changed."With coach Snyder, you're getting a Hall of Fame coach, who has run his program the same way as long as he's been there," quarterback Skylar Thompson said. "You're going to be held to a high standard, (but) through this transition with coach Klieman, we have more freedom as players to voice our opinion and have say in what we want to do."The new head coach brought his experience from coaching at North Dakota State ... more
  • 3 days Rangers call up RHP Taylor Guerrieri from Triple-A Nashville Dallasnews -Sports
    The carousel of relievers spun again Tuesday.The Rangers added right-hander Taylor Guerrieri to the staff from Triple-A Nashville and placed left-hander Jesse Biddle on the Injured List with shoulder fatigue. Biddle, acquired on a waiver claim from Seattle on June 28, has made four appearances for the Rangers. Biddle allowed four runs (three earned) in an innings against Houston Sunday.Guerrieri, 26, had allowed one earned run over his last 14 1/3 innings at Nashville. The 24th overall pick in 2011 by Toronto, he made his major league debut last year. He joined the Rangers as a minor league free agent.If ... more
  • 3 days MLB Players Alumni Association names Hunter Pence as Rangers’ Heart and Hustle Award winner Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -Hunter Pence returned to the Rangers lineup Tuesday and it didn't take him long to start racking up awards.Pence was named the Rangers Heart and Hustle Award winner by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association on Tuesday. The MLBPAA names a winner for each of the 30 clubs who personifies a passion for baseball and who "best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game."There is little doubt about that. As the Rangers' announced activating Pence from the Injured List following a 30-day stint for a strained quad muscle, they talked about the difficulty in getting him ... more
  • 3 days How does Texas safety Brandon Jones pass Tom Herman’s famous hydration test? It starts at 3:15 a.m.  Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- Your morning routine might involve a cup of coffee. Texas safety Brandon Jones' morning goes a little different, thanks to head coach Tom Herman. Herman, entering his third year as the head coach of the Longhorns, made headlines when images of his team "hydration test" went viral back in the spring of his first season. The test is based on urine, and results range from championship hydration levels, to worst, a level that makes a player a "bad guy."That hydration test hasn't gone anywhere, Jones said Tuesday at Big 12 Media Day at AT&T Stadium. Hydration levels are ... more
  • 3 days ‘A natural QB’: Charlie Brewer’s biggest stage is still ahead, and Matt Rhule is ready to see him thrive  Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- As Baylor head coach Matt Rhule stepped up to the podium at AT&T Stadium Tuesday -- green sport coat, gold tie and all -- one of several major themes for his latest group to take the field this fall was clear. The responsibility for Bears quarterback Charlie Brewer is greater than ever in 2019, and Rhule wouldn't want it any other way. "I think he's a natural quarterback," Rhule said. " The game comes easy to him. He's accurate. He loves to play, and love to compete."And as impressive as the Lubbock native's 3,019 passing yards and 19 ... more
  • 3 days The three reasons why Texas WR Collin Johnson put the NFL on hold and returned to the Forty Acres Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- How do you say no to the NFL? Texas wide receiver Collin Johnson had three reasons. The first is something he was reminded of by attending Big 12 Media Day on Tuesday at AT&T Stadium. The last time he was here his team lost the Big 12 Championship. Watching Oklahoma celebrate is something Johnson still remembers vividly. It stung, but motivated him. "I promised myself I would do everything I can in my power to win a championship," Johnson said. "Staying enabled me to have one more shot at this thing."Two, he wanted to finish his physical culture ... more
  • 3 days ‘He does it the right way:’ As Alex Delton competes for TCU QB job, K-State players praise ex-teammate Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- Exiting Big 12 media days, it’s still far too early to be sure of who will win the crowded quarterback competition at TCU. But if Kansas State graduate transfer Alex Delton winds up being the passer Gary Patterson and Co. roll with come Week 1, the offense will be in the hands of a player who still maintains plenty of respect with his old team.Such was the sentiment among several K-State players on hand at AT&T Stadium Tuesday, echoing Patterson’s comments on Monday regarding Delton’s leadership abilities and maturity on and off the field.“He’s a great person and ... more
  • 3 days Texas QB Sam Ehlinger responds to criticism from Terry Bradshaw, disrespect from Baker Mayfield: ‘Truly don’t care’ Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- There was a pause, for emphasis undoubtedly, after the reporter grabbed the star quarterback's attention. "Sam," a reporter said before pausing, "do you like Baker Mayfield?"There were laughs from the media contingent on hand, but Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger stayed calm. "Yeah, I do," he said. "I respect his game a lot."The question was something many expected before Tuesday's Big 12 Media Day session at AT&T Stadium, considering what Mayfield -- a former Heisman Trophy winner at Oklahoma and the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns -- said about his Red River rival on Norman's SportsTalk 1400 (KREF). ... more
  • 3 days Willie Calhoun left “speechless” after Rangers decision to send him back to minors Dallasnews -Sports
    At full health for the first time since May, the Rangers on Tuesday once again faced the reality of a mismatched roster that tilts heavy toward left-handed hitting corner outfielders.And Willie Calhoun once again paid the price for that.In order to activate Hunter Pence from the Injured List, the Rangers pulled Calhoun out of work in the batting cage, raved about the job he's done, then told him he was being sent to Triple-A Nashville."I'm speechless," Calhoun said, slumped back in his locker after a pep-talk from Shin-Soo Choo. "This caught me off guard, as well. I can't do anything ... more
  • 3 days Baylor’s John Lovett to remain at running back after brief flirtation with safety Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON -- John Lovett, Baylor's leading rusher a season ago, will remain in the backfield after plans to move him to the secondary were scrapped, Bears coach Matt Rhule said during the second day of Big 12 media days Tuesday.In April, Rhule mentioned playing Lovett at safety given Baylor's depth at running back. But an injury in the spring limited Lovett's exposure to the position, making a potential transition to defense in the fall more difficult."We would have liked to have gone through the spring and let him play safety," Rhule said. "I really believe John can play 10 years ... more
  • 3 days Texas WR Collin Johnson supports Shane Buechele’s ‘great’ decision to go to SMU, expects big things from ex-teammate Dallasnews -Sports
    Texas lost quarterback depth this offseason when Arlington native and former starting QB Shane Buechele decided to enter the transfer portal. Buechele ultimately ended up landing closer to home, committing to play for SMU.Texas WR Collin Johnson and Buechele were both a part of Texas' 2016 recruiting class. They were both four-star recruits and bonded on and off the field quickly. The two worked together on routes before and after practices and connected on multiple freshman-to-freshman touchdowns that season, including a two-TD game in Lubbock.Sam Ehlinger's emergence eventually forced Buechele's hand, though. Despite passing for more than 4,500 yards in ... more
  • 3 days With questions surrounding Ezekiel Elliott, would skipping camp motivate Cowboys to pay up? Dallasnews -Sports
    In this battle over money -- if that is, in fact, what Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys will be waging when training camp commences next week -- both sides are faced with the same question.Do they want to be the good guys? Or do they wish to do what makes sense for themselves?I honestly don't think Elliott will skip training camp if the Cowboys decline to provide him a new contract next week, although it has been reported that he may. But no one beyond Elliott really knows the answer to this question. He is set to make about $3.9 ... more
  • 3 days Wednesday’s TV/Radio listings (July 17) Dallasnews -Sports
    Event Time TV MLB Atlanta at Milwaukee 1:00 MLB San Francisco at Colorado 4:00 MLB Tampa Bay at NY Yankees 6:00 ESPN Arizona at Rangers 7:00 FSSW Houston at LA Angels 9:00 AT&T Chicago White Sox at Kansas City 9:00 MLB WNBA ... more
  • 3 days Scouting Wings-Mercury: After its worst two-game stretch of the season, Dallas’ defense looks to regroup vs. Phoenix Dallasnews -Sports
    Dallas Wings at Phoenix MercuryWhen: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday TV: NBA TV, FSSWStoryline to watch: In late June heading into early July, it appeared the Wings were starting to find their way thanks to a defensive identity that resulted in a four-game home win streak. But after giving up a 184 combined points in their last two losses, the most in any two-game stretch this season, the Wings' defense needs to regroup. In their last meeting, the Wings had one of their best defensive performance of the season, holding the Mercury to 54 points, which is their lowest scoring output of ... more
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