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  • 40 mins NEW PHOTOS: Globe Life Field reaches construction milestone with eastern roof truss installed; Rangers new stadium over 60 percent complete Dallasnews -Sports
    The Rangers' new digs are coming together nicely, and a major construction milestone has just been reached.Construction crews working on Globe Life Field this week finished the installation of the stadium's eastern roof truss -- a fixed portion of the ballpark's retractable roof.The final piece of the eastern truss, installed Wednesday morning, weighed 922,300 pounds. When completed, the retractable roof will weigh over 19,000 tons in total.So far, 1,300 daily on-site workers have poured over 2.5 million man hours into the 43,000 seater scheduled to open for the 2020 season.To check out the latest stadium renderings, click here.More on Globe ... more
  • 47 mins Jerry Jones satisfied with where Cowboys stand in negotiations with QB Dak Prescott Dallasnews -Sports
    Jerry Jones didn't provide any details on the club's negotiations with Dak Prescott, but the Cowboys owner did say he's happy with where discussions stand at the moment."We never really know where we are with anybody until we get one done.'' Jones said Thursday afternoon. "But we're moving along satisfactorily with all of our contract negotiations.''One day earlier, Prescott told reporters that the Cowboys had made their initial offer and his representatives responded with a counter proposal. The quarterback said he can't really say where the two sides are beyond that and added that he's letting his representatives handle his ... more
  • 1 hour Mavericks free agent series: Why it may finally be time for PF Julius Randle to come home to Dallas Dallasnews -Sports
    The Mavericks' run of bad draft-lottery luck continued on May 14 and as a result they won't have a first-round draft pick on June 20, though they do have a second-rounder, No. 37 overall.Most of the Mavericks' focus has turned to the start of free agency, which in past years has begun at 11:01 p.m. central time on June 30, but reportedly will begin at 5 p.m. central on June 30 this year.Most projections are that the Mavericks will have $29.4 million to $37.9 million or even $48 million to spend on free agency. The lower figure factors in the ... more
  • 2 hours Cowboys owner doesn’t believe incident involving Ezekiel Elliott will have “any consequences for us.” Dallasnews -Sports
    Jerry Jones doesn't believe an incident involving Ezekiel Elliott over the weekend will result in any punitive measures for the NFL's leading rusher.According to a statement from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police department, Elliott was briefly detained and handcuffed by officers at 3 a.m. Sunday morning after he was observed from a distance pushing a security guard to the ground. When the guard refused to press charges for misdemeanor battery, Elliott was released. There was no arrest and no charge.The episode took place in the parking lot of a Las Vegas music festival."The main thing is that I don't see ... more
  • 3 hours Randall Cobb’s QB days are helping him learn the Cowboys’ offense as he enters year with a ‘chip’ on his shoulder Dallasnews -Sports
    FRISCO -- Dak Prescott and Randall Cobb where both in attendance at Atlanta's Fox Theatre in February for the 2019 NFL Honors show. It was there when Cobb ran into Prescott and told him to "come get me."What started as a casual tongue-and-cheek moment, came into fruition when the Dallas Cowboys signed Cobb to a one-year deal the very next month. Both acknowledged the light-hearted conversation had no influence on how negotiations progressed and actually came to a formality. But the two are enthusiastic about the result."Yeah, he said that," Prescott said of his interaction with Cobb at the NFL ... more
  • 3 hours What Kemba Walker’s All-NBA nod means for the Mavericks’ potential pursuit of the Hornet PG this offseason Dallasnews -Sports
    The National Basketball Associaition released its All-NBA teams on Thursday afternoon.And while Mavericks fans can revel in the fact that rookie sensation Luka Doncic did receive one second-team vote, the importance of those honors -- as far as the Mavs' offseason plans are concerned -- revolve around another player. Charlotte point guard Kemba Walker was one of the league's big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. With his third-team selection on Thursday, he will be eligible to cash in on a supermax contract this offseason.Walker was the final selection but all that matters is that he made it. By ... more
  • 4 hours North Texas SC defeats Forward Madison 3-1 Dallasnews -Sports
    In the second installment of the latest USL League One rivalry, North Texas defeated Forward Madison at home 3-1 on Wednesday, thanks to two early goals.Ronaldo Damus opened the scoring in the 3rd minute with a long run through Madison's defense off a pass from Alfusainey Jatta for his second goal of the season. Just four minutes later, brothers Arturo and David Rodriguez combined to double the lead, giving David his first professional goal."I feel excited about it, and I'm ready to score more," David said, adding that "It feels good playing with my brother. We understand each other, and ... more
  • 5 hours Road to Omaha: Everything you need to know about D-FW’s college baseball teams Dallasnews -Sports
    The college baseball world gathers every summer in Omaha, Neb. to crown its national champion at the end of the College World Series.In the months leading up to the game's biggest stage, we're keeping track of all of our local teams' progress throughout the spring.Here it is -- your one-stop shop for everything college baseball in North Texas (and Oklahoma):Ranked this week10. Texas Tech11. Oklahoma State13. Texas A&M18. Baylor24. Dallas BaptistDropped out: TCU** -- D1baseball.com top 25 as of 5/19 (Full rankings)This week's gamesClick/tap this link to see a full scoreboard. See the schedule for the Phillips 66 Big 12 ... more
  • 5 hours FC Dallas Practice Observations, News, and Notes – May 22 Dallasnews -Sports
    It seems to be staying pretty cool this year later than I expect and Wednesday's FC Dallas training session took place in weather that continued that trend. 75 degrees at the 10 AM'ish start of the session with some overcast skies and a heavy smoke presence for some unknown, to me, reason.Just to be clear this report is on the Wednesday session and isn't being posted till Thursday... cause reasons.The usual FC Dallas training field is shut down for overseeding so Wednesday training was on field 4.With all the injuries and call ups there were four players dressed in North ... more
  • 5 hours Conflict with Winter Classic forces First Responder Bowl to move from Cotton Bowl to SMU’s Ford Stadium Dallasnews -Sports
    Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect comment from ESPN and SMU.The First Responder Bowl has a temporary new home.The maligned postseason college football game will move to SMU's Ford Stadium, ESPN announced Thursday afternoon. The game, which is owned and operated by the TV network, will take place at 11:30 a.m. CT on Dec. 30.According to an ESPN spokesperson, the game was moved because of a conflict at the Cotton Bowl, where the event was held since its inception in 2011. The NHL's Winter Classic, the league's annual outdoor hockey game, will take place on Jan. 1 ... more
  • 5 hours Jordan Spieth just announced his return to golf’s spotlight Dallasnews -Sports
    FORT WORTH -- Before there was Brooks Koepka -- or at least before Koepka took it upon himself to conquer the golf world -- there was a prodigy named Jordan Spieth. Starting early Thursday morning before the usual Spieth-sized galleries could gather at the Colonial, the young man from Jesuit announced his return to the spotlight.Rest assured that a first-round 65 does not assure Spieth his second plaid jacket, nor is that the ultimate goal for a three-time major winner. But it happens to be the only goal available this week and Spieth, despite some occasionally wayward drives (always to ... more
  • 6 hours Friday’s TV/Radio listings (May 24) Dallasnews -Sports
    Event Time TV **MLB** Cincinnati at Chi. Cubs 1:00 MLB Boston at Houston 7:00 AT&T Atlanta at St. Louis 7:00 MLB Rangers at LA Angels 9:00 FSSW **College baseball** Duke vs. Ga. Tech 10am FSSW Miami vs. UNC ... more
  • 6 hours Texas drives home its commitment to football coach Tom Herman with 2-year contract extension Dallasnews -Sports
    Without much drama or fanfare, Texas has given football coach Tom Herman a two-year contract extension.The UT System board of regents officially approved the deal Thursday. Herman will make $6.5 million in 2022 and $6.75 million in 2023.For any Texas fan who thinks of Shaka Smart and his buyout and winces at long-term contracts, this is different. Herman received a five-year contract when he was hired after the 2016 season to replace Charlie Strong. This merely restores the length of that deal, not unreasonable in the current environment given that Texas has gone from five wins in Strong's final year ... more
  • 7 hours Jordan Spieth steals the show in the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial, carding 7 birdies in 10 holes Dallasnews -Sports
    On the heels of his third-place finish at the PGA Championship, Jordan Spieth entered this week's PGA Tour event in Ft. Worth feeling "the best I've felt in quite a while," he told reporters in New York.It appears that wasn't just lip service, as Spieth tore up Colonial CC on Thursday morning, posting seven birdies during a 10-hole stretch en route to an opening-round 65. Here are some highlights from his round, which began on the 10th hole:13th holeSpieth chipped in from 75 feet away to collect his first birdie of the round and move to -1 for the tournament.15th ... more
  • 8 hours Report: Former Texas A&M assistant David Beaty in legal battle with Kansas over buyout payment Dallasnews -Sports
    Former Texas A&M assistant David Beaty is still waiting for his final check from Kansas.What is typically an automatic payment has turned into a legal battle and extended test of patience.According to the Kansas City Star, Kansas recently filed a motion to dismiss Beaty's lawsuit against the university over the $3 million buyout. Part of the university's argument, according to the newspaper, is that the U.S. District Court of Kansas lacks the proper jurisdiction to rule on the case.In March, the former Irving MacArthur head coach and one-time Aggies assistant sued the Jayhawks for not fulfilling their end of a ... more
  • 8 hours Oklahoma roster rankings, Nos. 10-6: Multiple receivers, pass rushers poised for big seasons Dallasnews -Sports
    Oklahoma's offseason is in full swing, and there's now a better understanding of what the Sooners are going to look like this fall.Coach Lincoln Riley is tasked with replacing Kyler Murray, Marquise Brown, 80 percent of OU's offensive line and key defenders like Curtis Bolton and Amani Bledsoe.This week, we'll take a look at the best 15 players on Oklahoma's roster with spring ball in the books. Here's the second installment, which covers Nos. 10-6:10. Lee Morris / Senior / WRLee Morris is often forgotten as one of the key playmakers returning to Oklahoma this season, but he will play ... more
  • 8 hours Oklahoma roster rankings, Nos. 10-6: Multiple receivers, pass rushers poised for big seasons Dallasnews -Sports
    Oklahoma's offseason is in full swing, and there's now a better understanding of what the Sooners are going to look like this fall.Coach Lincoln Riley is tasked with replacing Kyler Murray, Marquise Brown, 80% of the offensive line and key defenders like Curtis Bolton and Amani Bledsoe.This week, we'll take a look at the best 15 players on Oklahoma's roster with spring ball in the books. Here's the second installment, which covers Nos. 10-6:10. Lee Morris / senior / WRLee Morris is often forgotten as one of the key playmakers returning this season, but he will play an important role. ... more
  • 8 hours A problem the Rangers will have to tackle, comparisons for the best version of Willie Calhoun and a Matt Bush update Dallasnews -Sports
    In this week's edition of #EvanHelpUs ...ME: The short answer here is: Nothing major. This is not the year to go out and trade for big pieces. You have to weigh risk vs. reward. Now, if this team surges into June, and Dallas Keuchel/Craig Kimbrel are out there with draft compensation no longer attached, then maybe I'm intrigued about one or the other.The biggest thing I'd be looking to do if I'm the Rangers is give more opportunities to young guys as the season progresses. That's what this season is supposed to be about. In the rotation, I'd love to ... more
  • 9 hours 3 new Dallas Cowboys offensive weapons who have turned heads during OTAs Dallasnews -Sports
    FRISCO -- It was only organized team activities. Players were in helmets but not pads. No one was being tackled to the ground.But Wednesday's OTA session inside the Ford Center was the first time reporters got a chance to see the Cowboys go through a practice with all of their new offseason additions.Offensively, Dallas is looking for ways to become more explosive.Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, Jason Witten and Michael Gallup will all be heavily involved in the game plan. But what about some of the newcomers? How will first-year offensive coordinator Kellen Moore incorporate them into his system?Wednesday was the ... more
  • 10 hours In cases like Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s, sometimes it’s up to the athlete to find a way to walk away Dallasnews -Sports
    Ballzy podcast hosts Evan Grant and David Moore are back to discuss all things Dallas Cowboys football! In this week's Cowboys episode, the crew talks the fallout of Ezekiel Elliott's eventful night in Las Vegas 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, tooCan't see the podcast? Click/tap here.On the maturation process of Ezekiel Elliott...Moore: [14:30] "The decisions I've made at 23, 24, ... more
  • 12 hours Film room masterclass: How Zack Martin leverages one specific technique to separate himself as NFL’s best OG Dallasnews -Sports
    In a world where large human beings get paid millions of dollars to play on the offensive line, Dallas Cowboys right guard Zack Martin's hand technique is unrivaled in the NFL. Martin does a lot of things well, but his hand technique truly sets him apart from the rest of the interior offensive linemen in the league.At just 28 years old, Martin leads all NFL offensive linemen in first-team All-Pro selections (three; 2014, 2016, 2018), was named a second-team All-Pro on two other occasions (2015, 2017) and has been voted to the Pro Bowl in each season since turning pro ... more
  • 20 hours Dak Prescott negotiations, the latest impressions from OTAs, and more – Your Cowboys Catch-Up Dallasnews -Sports
  • 22 hours Kristaps Porzingis is back in Dallas, hand is OK, Mavericks satisfied that bar fight a ‘case of being in wrong place, wrong time’  Dallasnews -Sports
    It's been 10 days since Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis generated unflattering headlines when a video surfaced from his hometown, Liepaja, Latvia, of a bloodied and angry Porzingis after an altercation outside of a bar.On that day, May 12, the Mavericks issued a statement saying that it was the franchise's understanding that Porzingis was "jumped and assaulted," adding, "We will provide an update when one is available."A day after the incident, reports emerged from Latvia that Porzingis might have broken one of his hands -- reports the Mavericks neither denied, nor confirmed. Nor had the franchise provided any updates until Wednesday ... more
  • 23 hours Local links: Ben Hogan biopic to premiere in June, Bekrner senior earns inaugural scholarship  Dallasnews -Sports
    The Golf Channel announced Hogan, a two-part biopic film on golf legend Ben Hogan, will premiere at 8 p.m. on June 17-18, the Monday and Tuesday after the U.S. Open.The film, one of five movies by the Golf Channel debuting in 2019, follows Hogan's journey to becoming a Hall of Famer. The two parts -- Perseverance and Perfection -- will be narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Kyle Chandler, and be produced for Golf Films by 13-time Emmy Award winner Israel DeHerrera.Berkner's Kiely earns inaugural scholarshipRichardson Berkner senior Sam Kiely was awarded the inaugural $5,000 Sherrill Park Golf Course/Two Dads and ... more
  • 23 hours Wings release rookies Megan Gustafson, Kennedy Burke; place Moriah Jefferson on temporarily suspended list to finalize roster Dallasnews -Sports
    The Dallas Wings' 2019 roster is set. The Wings cut second-round draft picks Megan Gustafson and Kennedy Burke on Wednesday, to bring their roster down to 13 players. To create an extra roster spot, the Wings also placed Moriah Jefferson, who was acquired in the trade that sent Liz Cambage to the Las Vegas Aces, on the temporarily suspended list. This gives the Wings 12 active players to meet the WNBA's requirement. If Jefferson returns to the team and becomes eligible to play during the season, the Wings would have to waive another player. Gustafson was the Wings 17th pick ... more
  • 24 hours Charles Schwab Challenge tee times: Here’s when Jordan Spieth and others will play at Colonial Thursday, Friday Dallasnews -Sports
    The PGA Tour is back in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the second time this month as some of the world's best golfers get ready to tee it up in the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Below is all the information you need to know for the annual tournament, including TV information, ticket prices, parking information, and tee times for the first two rounds. In the know: The 2019 Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial When: Thursday-SundayWhere: Colonial Country Club (7,209 yards, par 70) -- Fort Worth, TexasPurse: $7.3 million ($1,314,00 to the winner)Defending champion: Justin ... more
  • 24 hours Why Robert Quinn’s raised fist during the national anthem isn’t an issue to the Cowboys — for now Dallasnews -Sports
    FRISCO -- Robert Quinn is quiet by nature. He concedes some people don't know how to take him.But you don't have to be loud to draw attention to yourself. The defensive end has done that with his performance over eight NFL seasons and his actions during the national anthem.Quinn raises his first during the anthem and has done so since September of 2016. The intent, in his words, is to empower, provoke and unite.At this point, rather than reflect on the core issues for Quinn's actions, your thoughts have likely raced to a potential conflict.Jerry Jones has made it clear ... more
  • 1 day The 2027 PGA Championship is headed for Frisco. How will that affect the tour’s existing May stops in DFW? Dallasnews -Sports
    FORT WORTH -- The 2027 PGA Championship will be played at the PGA of America's new headquarters in Frisco, and that creates an interesting scenario for professional golf in the mextroplex.If the current PGA Tour schedule stays the same, the AT&T Byron Nelson would be played the week before the PGA, giving the Dallas area consecutive events, including a major, followed by the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said the Nelson, however, should not be worried about being overshadowed by the PGA Championship. "Certainly (we) wouldn't want to do it every year," Monahan said. ... more
  • 1 day Is Trinity Forest the right fit for the AT&T Byron Nelson? It’s a thumbs-up for PGA Tour commissioner  Dallasnews -Sports
    FORT WORTH -- PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan gave the AT&T Byron Nelson a thumbs-up on Wednesday in assessing the tournament after year two at Trinity Forest Golf Club. The Nelson attracted nine more top-50 players than it did in 2018. But several players, such as Matt Kuchar, have criticized the linksy layout. Others, such as Brooks Koepka, have lamented the move from TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas. Monahan said it can take time for players and fans to embrace a new venue. He said heard similar criticisms at the TPC Boston when he was involved in running the ... more
  • 1 day Rangers notebook: Hunter Pence extends hot streak; Joey Gallo earns day off Dallasnews -Sports
    Pence in a groove: With a sixth-inning home run in a 2-1 win Wednesday over Seattle, Rangers designated hitter Hunter Pence continued his hot streak. He has seven home runs in his last 13 games, and 17 of his last 34 hits have gone for extra bases. His 387-foot homer to left Wednesday came on a 2-0 count. "They were getting me with a lot of change-ups," Pence said. "It was a change-up that stayed over the plate." Gallo in the spotlight: Joey Gallo and the spotlight have never been far apart through his career. The two ... more
  • 1 day Observations from Cowboys OTAs: Jason Witten ‘hasn’t lost a step’; rookie Tony Pollard makes first big splash play Dallasnews -Sports
    Dallas Cowboys players are back in (limited) action for organized team activities at The Star.Wednesday marked the second day of the team's three weeks of OTA sessions. The practices are structured similarly to practices during the season, except there is not full contact and players are not in full pads.After selecting guard/center Connor McGovern with their third-round pick in the NFL draft, some questioned what that might mean for the future positioning of guard Connor Williams on the Cowboys offensive line. During Wednesday's OTA workout, the Cowboys may have given a glimpse as to what it might be.The Cowboys' first-team ... more
  • 1 day Talent abounds at revamped Charles Schwab Challenge, but who’s next on Colonial’s Wall of Champions?  Dallasnews -Sports
    FORT WORTH - A tournament steeped in history will begin a new era on Thursday with the first round of the first Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club.You could hardly envision a better scenario for the new title sponsor: A strong field featuring five of the top-10 players in the World Ranking competing on a classic golf course popping with color, and some wind in the forecast to intensify the challenge.The 73rd edition of the storied event will showcase many different elements: “Throwback Thursday” in which players and fans are encouraged to wear clothing styles of 1973, the year ... more
  • 1 day Opener pays off again for Adrian Sampson as Rangers complete 3-game sweep of Mariners Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON - Adrian Sampson was ready for a few jokes after a 2-1 Rangers' win Wednesday over Seattle, which beat the alternative. He chuckled when asked about being a contender for reliever of the year."We don't need to go there yet," Sampson said. Still, both he and the Rangers have found something using the unconventional if trendy "opener" concept. Veteran reliever Jesse Chavez started and retired Seattle in order in the first, before exiting with two out in the second and one hit allowed. Enter Sampson, who allowed four hits and one run while striking out five on ... more
  • 1 day Dak Prescott on being mentioned in Post Malone’s hit song: ‘I might need to get Post to write … Super Bowl songs’ Dallasnews -Sports
    FRISCO -- Dak Prescott doesn't recall exactly where he was when he first heard the song. He has listened to it too many times to remember.Post Malone's single "Wow" was released in December. It has since become one of the most popular songs in the world, currently ranked fifth on Billboard's top 100.At the end of the second verse, the Grapevine product raps "Always goin' for it, never punt fourth down. Last call, Hail Mary, Prescott touchdown."The video for the song includes a cartoon version of Prescott dancing."I think it was sent to me," Prescott said Wednesday. "I think the ... more
  • 1 day Road to Omaha: Everything you need to know about D-FW’s college baseball teams Dallasnews -Sports
    The college baseball world gathers every summer in Omaha, Neb. to crown its national champion at the end of the College World Series.In the months leading up to the game's biggest stage, we're keeping track of all of our local teams' progress throughout the spring.Here it is -- your one-stop shop for everything college baseball in North Texas (and Oklahoma):Ranked this week10. Texas Tech11. Oklahoma State13. Texas A&M18. Baylor24. Dallas BaptistDropped out: TCU** -- D1baseball.com top 25 as of 5/19 (Full rankings)This week's gamesClick/tap this link to see a full scoreboard. See the schedule for the Phillips 66 Big 12 ... more
  • 1 day Sporting News projects Texas Longhorns in 2019 College Football Playoff Dallasnews -Sports
    Count at least one major outlet that is buying stock in the Texas Longhorns for 2019.On Wednesday the Sporting News released its predictions for every bowl game, with the start of the college football season still a little over three months away.As for the College Football Playoff, the four teams picked were Clemson, the reigning national champion, Alabama, Ohio State and ... Texas. That's right. The Sporting News forecasted the Longhorns to make the Playoff, with a semifinals matchup against Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 28. The Tigers and the Crimson Tide were projected to meet in ... more
  • 1 day Thursday’s TV/Radio listings (May 23) Dallasnews -Sports
    Event Time TV **MLB** Boston at Toronto 11:30 am MLB Atlanta at San Francisco 2:30 MLB Chi. White Sox at Houston 7:00 AT&T Tampa Bay at Cleveland 7:00 MLB **College baseball conference tournaments** Big 12: Kansas vs. TBD 9 am FSSW ... more
  • 1 day ‘It’s one from each side’: Contract talks between Dak Prescott and Cowboys are progressing Dallasnews -Sports
    FRISCO -- Contract talks between the Cowboys and Dak Prescott have progressed.Dallas made the first offer. Prescott said Wednesday that his representatives have responded with a counterproposal."I can't really say," Prescott said when asked how close the two proposals were. "It's one from each side. This is my first time doing this. Ask me in a few years and I'll be able to tell you, 'OK, we've sent this one and they've sent this one. We're about to get it done.' But as of right now, I'm learning the process too, and just letting my team handle their business."Prescott spoke ... more
  • 1 day Mavericks free agent series: Why Tobias Harris – among many big-name small forwards – might be the player to watch Dallasnews -Sports
    The Mavericks' run of bad draft-lottery luck continued on May 14 and as a result they won't have a first-round draft pick on June 20, though they do have a second-rounder, No. 37 overall.Most of the Mavericks' focus has turned to the start of free agency, which in past years has begun at 11:01 p.m. Central time on June 30, but reportedly will begin at 5 p.m. Central on June 30 this year.Most projections are that the Mavericks will have $29.4 million to $37.9 million to spend on free agency. The lower figure factors in the potential of Dwight Powell ... more
  • 1 day Dallas Cowboys offseason central: Breaking down OTAs, the NFL draft, 2019’s schedule and more! Dallasnews -Sports
  • 1 day Texas roster rankings, Nos. 10-6: Two offensive linemen, two defenders and a receiver make the cut  Dallasnews -Sports
    With spring football in the rearview mirror, SportsDay this week is breaking down the Texas Longhorns' top 15 players heading into the 2019 season. Nos. 15-11 were highlighted on Monday.Here are the rankings, Nos. 10-6, for Texas' roster:10. B.J. Foster, sophomore, defensive backEveryone knows about the kind of season Caden Sterns had as a freshman last year, but Foster, Sterns' counterpart, was at times equally impressive. Foster finished the season with 46 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception, while making six starts. He also left his mark with many big hits, most notably ... more
  • 1 day Willie Calhoun heading to 10-day injured list with left quad strain; Texas Rangers recall OF Delino DeShields Dallasnews -Sports
    Editor's note: This story has been updated since it was first published.ARLINGTON -- A strained left quadriceps muscle has done what Major League pitching couldn't accomplish the past week -- slow Willie Calhoun. The 24-year-old outfielder was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, the Rangers announced. Calhoun would be eligible to return June 1. Outfielder Delino DeShields has been recalled from Triple A Nashville. Calhoun left Tuesday's win against Seattle after six innings. Manager Chris Woodward said Calhoun "woke up tight" and underwent an MRI Wednesday morning. "He was just accelerating trying to beat it out," Woodward said. "I ... more
  • 1 day Former Rangers OF Josh Hamilton tells the story of the moment he knew his baseball career was over Dallasnews -Sports
    Former Rangers great Josh Hamilton joined the Ben and Skin show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] recently to talk about the announcement of his induction into the Rangers' Hall of Fame as well as life after baseball. Here are some of the highlights:On when he knew his career was done...Hamilton: "So, when I decided to retire -- I was at the ranch, my girls were homeschooled at the time and I was praying for like a week about what to do, how to get them to school, this and that."I'm out there cutting firewood in the wintertime, got an old ... more
  • 1 day LB Leighton Vander Esch dealing with ‘pelvic issue,’ is among Cowboys not participating in OTAs Dallasnews -Sports
    Leighton Vander Esch is among the Dallas Cowboys players not participating in organized team activities Wednesday, head coach Jason Garrett told reporters.The second-year linebacker is out with a "pelvic issue he's been dealing with" and is just one of several players not taking the field.Veterans Sean Lee, Tyron Smith and Jason Witten are being given the day off to manage their offseason workload.More to come on this story. ... more
  • 1 day Texas A&M roster rankings, Nos. 10-6: Can these WRs become elite in 2019? Dallasnews -Sports
    Texas A&M is loaded with young talent, as well as second- and third-year starters, even if the team isn't filled with many seniors.There are a handful of sophomores who could make waves for the Aggies in 2019, while rising juniors are third- and fourth-year players with experience, and redshirt years.SportsDay is taking a look at the top-15 players on Texas A&M's roster this week. Here's a look at Nos. 10-6:10. Dan Moore Jr. / junior / OLAfter spending a full season as the Aggies' starting left tackle, Moore is primed to take a step forward in 2019. Experience is everything ... more
  • 1 day Success leaves clues: Here’s why Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis shouldn’t have to recruit free agents for the Mavericks Dallasnews -Sports
    Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV), answered questions in a recent live chat. Here are some highlights, edited for clarity:Do you believe it is the job of the star players (Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis) to recruit players to Dallas?Newy Scruggs: "Mark Cuban is the owner and Donnie Nelson is the general manager. It's their job to run the Mavericks so darn well it speaks volumes to free agents. Sure, having players help recruit is fantastic but it starts at the top. A buddy once told me, "success leaves clues." That is how the Warriors and ... more
  • 1 day Wings’ Arike Ogunbowale picked as co-favorite to win WNBA Rookie of the Year in latest GM survey Dallasnews -Sports
    Wings first-round draft pick Arike Ogunbowale already entered the 2019 season with high expectations from her team. Now it appears those around the WNBA have set the bar high for the rookie out of Notre Dame. In the WNBA's 17th annual GM survey, Ogunbowale was deemed the co-favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award along with the New York Liberty's Asia Durr. Both were given a 25% chance. The Wings selected Ogunbowale with the fifth pick in the draft after a storied four-year collegiate career.Ogunbowale quickly earned a reputation as a big-time shot maker, especially after hitting a ... more
  • 1 day Should Ezekiel Elliott’s latest off-field incident give Jerry Jones cause for pause? In short… No. Dallasnews -Sports
    Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV), answered questions in a recent live chat. Here are some highlights, edited for clarity:Ezekiel Elliott was in the news once again. Why can't this guy stay out of trouble?Newy Scruggs: "He was not arrested. He was not charged. In fact, he has never been arrested in his pro career. Can he used some better judgement at 23 years old? Yup, but we can say that about most 23 year old millionaires. I do find it interesting how fans in D-FW have been so fired up about this more than they ... more
  • 1 day TCU roster rankings, Nos. 10-6: Bounce-back candidates, last year’s biggest breakout player and more Dallasnews -Sports
    We're back with the next leg of our countdown of TCU's top 15 players for the 2019 season. Ranking the Horned Frogs' roster for any upcoming campaign is never an easy task, at least not with Gary Patterson's track record of transforming little-known faces into overnight sensations once games are played. Considering how many standout players graduated after 2018, forecasting the team's top producers for 2019 is even that much more of crapshoot beyond a few obvious names toward the top. Nonetheless, we're confident enough to take a crack at how the players stack up from what we saw both ... more
  • 1 day SMU roster rankings, Nos. 10-6: Chad Morris-era recruits prep for their senior seasons Dallasnews -Sports
    Spring football has passed and the 2019 season is quickly approaching. With that in mind, we're ranking the best players on SMU's roster.Here are Nos. 10-6:10. Demerick Gary / Sr. / DTA high-profile recruit from Chad Morris' 2016 class, Gary will continue to be a major presence on SMU's defensive line as a senior. The Dallas Kimball alum has played 36 games in his career on The Hilltop, making 12 starts. Gary tallied 23 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble last season.9. Trevor Denbow / Jr. / LB, SafetyDenbow was a nice addition for the Mustangs when ... more
  • 1 day Texas Tech roster rankings, Nos. 10-6: This dependable cornerback should provide more of the same in 2019 Dallasnews -Sports
    We continue our series of ranking the best players on Texas Tech's roster. Here are Nos. 10-6:See the full series at the conclusion of this post.10. Kesean Carter / So. / WRCarter had a promising freshman season, and if it was any indication on how his collegiate career will be, it was a good sign. He was fifth on the team last season with 26 receptions for 238 yards and should move up the depth chart with Antoine Wesley and Ja'Deion High's departures.9. Da'Leon Ward / Jr. / RBWard looked like he was on pace to have a solid 2018 ... more
  • 1 day Why it’s important for Dak Prescott to take another step forward in his development at quarterback  Dallasnews -Sports
    Jon Machota, Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat recently. Check out the highlights below:Which position group needs to take the biggest step up from last season for the Cowboys to take the next step?Machota: No position is more important than quarterback. They have more impact on the outcome than any other. To win a championship, you need good quarterback play. So, it's Dak Prescott. I would say the same thing if I was covering the Patriots, Saints, Rams or Chiefs. If Brady, Brees, Goff and Mahomes ... more
  • 1 day Baylor roster rankings Nos. 10-6: This dependable receiver is primed to be the Bears’ new No. 2 option Dallasnews -Sports
    We continue our rankings of the best players on Baylor's roster. Here are Nos. 10-6.10. Raleigh Texada / Jr. / CBTexada had a breakout 2018 season for the Bears, racking up 32 tackles, six passes defended and a team-high 2 interceptions. If he continues his current trajectory, 2019 should be another solid year for Texada.9. Niadre Zouzoua / Jr. / DEZouzoua fills an immediate need for the Bears up front to help compensate for the losses of Ira Lewis and Greg Roberts. Although he's a newcomer to Baylor, he's seasoned at his position. As a junior college transfer from Monroe ... more
  • 1 day SMU roster rankings, Nos. 10-6: Chad Morris-era recruits prep for their senior seasons Dallasnews -Sports
    Spring football has passed and the 2019 season is quickly approaching. With that in mind, we're ranking the best players on SMU's roster.Here are Nos. 10-6:10. Demerick Gary / Sr. / DTA high-profile recruit from Chad Morris' 2016 class, Gary will continue to be a major presence on the defensive line as a senior. The Dallas Kimball alum has played 36 games in his career on The Hilltop, making 12 starts. Gary tallied 23 tackles, three tackles for loss and recovered a fumble last season.9. Trevor Denbow / Jr. / LB, safetyDenbow was a nice addition for the Mustangs when ... more
  • 1 day Baylor roster rankings, Nos. 10-6: This dependable receiver is primed to be Bears’ No. 2 target Dallasnews -Sports
    We continue our rankings of the best players on Baylor's roster. Here are Nos. 10-6.10. Raleigh Texada / Jr. / CBTexada had a breakout 2018 season for the Bears, racking up 32 tackles, six passes defended and a team-high two interceptions. If he continues his current trajectory, 2019 should be another solid year for him.9. Niadre Zouzoua / Jr. / DEZouzoua fills an immediate need for the Bears upfront to help compensate for the losses of Ira Lewis and Greg Roberts. Although he's a newcomer, he's seasoned at his position. As a junior college transfer from Monroe College, Zouzoua posted ... more
  • 1 day The Original MLS Power Rankings for the Week of May 21, 2019 Dallasnews -Sports
    A little less carnage this week, but still some teams solidifying that they have turned various corners, etc., including the teams with new coaches. Some things are still relative, though, and a team like Colorado has work to do before moving.We also got more examples of teams doing a better job than others handling the mid-week game conundrums.Top Shelf1 - Los Angeles Football Club (Previously 1). Bradley's machine keeps on churning out the home wins and road ties. Few MLS teams go wire to wire at a particular level, especially at the top, but it will probably take some significant ... more
  • 1 day How Chris Woodward has maximized the Rangers’ bench players, and other early-season surprises Dallasnews -Sports
    Ballzy podcast hosts Evan Grant and David Moore are back to discuss all things Texas Rangers baseball!In this week's Rangers episode, the crew talks the state of the lineup, Josh Hamilton's HOF announcement, the Game of Thrones series finale, 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, tooCan't see the podcast? Click/tap here.On the resurgence of the Texas offense post-Calhoun's promotion...(Editor's note: This ... more
  • 1 day Five storylines as the Dallas Cowboys go through Phase Three of the offseason program Dallasnews -Sports
    The Dallas Cowboys officially kicked off organized team activities on Tuesday. Players and coaches talk to the media Wednesday. Here are five things to know about the Cowboys as they go through OTAs:OTA scheduleKate Hairopoulos: This is the start of Phase Three of the NFL's "voluntary" offseason program, in which no live contact is permitted, but we still get to see the team work through 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.Media has availability at The Star is on May 22, May 29, June 5 and June 6. Following OTAs, the Cowboys will have mandatory minicamp on June 11-13. Offensive coordinator Kellen MooreMoore ... more
  • 2 days Are the Cowboys poised for a playoff breakthrough? Three bold roster predictions, and more – Your Cowboys Catch-Up Dallasnews -Sports
  • 2 days Ex-NFL scout explains how assistant coach Jon Kitna can improve the Cowboys’ QB room  Dallasnews -Sports
    Bryan Broaddus, DallasCowboys.com writer and former NFL personnel man, joined the 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] recently to talk all things Dallas Cowboys. Here are some of the highlights:What to expect from Kellen Moore this season?Broaddus: "I believe there are some things fundamentally that they want to do with the way they want to run the football. How much of that can you really change? I think the challenge for Kellen Moore, Jon Kitna and this offensive staff is to find somethings that they can really hang their hat on. Whether that's running plays or plays they get all their personnel ... more
  • 2 days Rangers’ Willie Calhoun leaves game vs. Mariners with quadriceps tightness  Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON - Willie Calhoun completed an amazing first week back in the majors on Tuesday by doing that most Ranger thing of Ranger things: Getting injured.Calhoun left Tuesday's game against Seattle after six innings with tightness in his left quadriceps muscle. He will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. But tightness in the muscle often indicates some level of a strain and the Rangers tend to play it safe with these issues. Safe usually means a stint on the injured list. Elvis Andrus, for example, is currently on the injured list with a mild hamstring strain, but he is expected to return ... more
  • 2 days CF of the future? Why a full-time role for Joey Gallo could open up major possibilities for the Rangers Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON - Joey Gallo now has two full weeks' worth of work as an everyday center fielder.Time to ask the inevitable question: Could this be a long-term deal, like past 2019?After all, it might be time to move on to something else other than questions about his offense. In Tuesday's 5-2 win over Seattle, he got the Rangers' offense started with a second-inning double, then after the game drew close late, the AL OPS leader delivered his 15th homer of the season.So, about center: If he is capable in the long term, it opens up a much easier path for ... more
  • 2 days Free-agent defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to the Cowboys? It’s unlikely to happen  Dallasnews -Sports
    Jon Machota, Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat recently. Check out the highlights below:What would the Cowboys have to do to land Gerald McCoy?Machota: Not take a defensive tackle in the second round of this year's draft. Had they gone safety there like many of us thought they would, McCoy would make a ton of sense. But that's not happening now. Sure, he's better than Trysten Hill, but the Cowboys aren't looking to take snaps away from the player they believe can be their starting three-tech ... more
  • 2 days Former Cowboys WR Cole Beasley not available for Bills at the start of OTAs  Dallasnews -Sports
    The Buffalo Bills have begun offseason team activities without Cole Beasley. Bills coach Sean McDermott told reporters on Tuesday that Beasley is currently sidelined as he works he way back from sports-hernia surgery. The former Dallas Cowboys slot receiver had the procedure a few weeks ago, via the Buffalo News. Buffalo doesn't have a timetable for Beasley's return. The prognosis for sports-hernia surgeries are typically one to two months. That means Beasley could miss the rest of OTAs and minicamp. But the wideout should be fully cleared for training camp. Beasley signed a four-year, $29 million contract with the Bills ... more
  • 2 days Josh Hamilton updates Rangers fans on what he’s been up to since his playing days, why he hasn’t returned to baseball Dallasnews -Sports
    Former Rangers great Josh Hamilton joined the Ben and Skin show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] recently to talk about the announcement of his induction into the Rangers' Hall of Fame as well as life after baseball. Here are some of the highlights: What are you doing these days?Hamilton: "It's been good. I've been able to spend time with my girls and been able to be dad, make up for lost time with them. You know, see them play sports, take them to school. Just do all the things that a normal dad does."Heck, I got stopped in the grocery ... more
  • 2 days Mavericks free agent series: Why Dallas owes it to fans to shoot its shot for Klay Thompson Dallasnews -Sports
    The Mavericks' run of bad draft-lottery luck continued on May 14 and as a result they won't have a first-round draft pick on June 20, though they do have a second-rounder, No. 37 overall.Most of the Mavericks' focus now turns to the start of free agency, which in past years has begun at 11:01 p.m. central time on June 30, but reportedly will begin at 5 p.m. central on June 30 this year.Most projections are that the Mavericks will have $29.4 million to $37.9 million to spend on free agency. The lower figure factors in the potential of Dwight Powell ... more
  • 2 days Rangers SS Elvis Andrus (hamstring) makes rehab start at Double-A Frisco Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON - Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus (strained hamstring) began a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco Tuesday designed to get him ready for activation from the injured list on Saturday, the first day he is eligible. Andrus went hitless in three at-bats as the DH. He is expected to be the DH again on Wednesday.A year ago, Andrus missed two months with a broken right arm, his first ever trip to the IL. He had a seven-game rehab assignment to get ready for his return, but acknowledged he never really got back in a good rhythm. His rhythm should not be ... more
  • 2 days Time flies: College ADs are feeling the pressure to fill their football schedules sooner than later Dallasnews -Sports
    SMU athletic director Rick Hart was working at Oklahoma in 2004 when the Sooners and Florida State scheduled a football series. Hart's father, Dave Hart Jr., was the AD at Florida State and legendary coach Bobby Bowden was piling up wins for the Seminoles. Bob Stoops, then Oklahoma's football coach, brought a cold dose of reality to the announcement, Hart recalled. The games were for 2010 and '11, Stoops pointed out. "None of us will be there," Stoops told Hart. "Your dad won't be there. Bobby won't be there. I won't be there." Stoops was mainly right, although he was ... more
  • 2 days Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley’s activation from IL was only the second-best news he received on Tuesday Dallasnews -Sports
    ARLINGTON - Reliever Shawn Kelley was activated from the injured list Tuesday but got even better news. The two growths he had attached to lymph nodes removed from his throat were declared non-cancerous by a pathologist. There had been concerns about lymphoma."I really felt like it was going to be OK," Kelley said. "But to have peace of mind that everything is all right on the day that I'm activated is really cool. It's been a rough two weeks not knowing about the situation, but I feel like I'm pretty good at not panicking until there is a reason to ... more
  • 2 days Ryan Palmer prepares to handle added pressure of playing on home course for Charles Schwab Challenge Dallasnews -Sports
    FORT WORTH -- Ryan Palmer missed the cut at the PGA Championship, but that gave him a couple of extra days to prepare for his next major championship -- this week's Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club.Palmer and his caddie, James Edmondson, are longtime dues-paying members at Colonial. They play the course about once a week during the season and maybe three times a week in the offseason.For Palmer, etching his name on the Wall of Champions ranks high on his list of career goals."I guess this is our fifth major," he said Tuesday, standing by the Ben Hogan ... more
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