2:44 PM EDT, Thu September 19, 2019
Aug 29, 2019
Rangers finish road trip on a positive as Ariel Jurado gets the win with a big assist from Delino DeShields

Rangers finish road trip on a positive as Ariel Jurado gets the win with a big assist from Delino DeShields

ANAHEIM, Calif. - In tonight's edition of I Watched This Game So You Could Get Some Sleep, the Rangers finished off their road trip with a 3-0 win over Los Angeles.They won twice on the road trip - the two occasions when they didn't allow any runs. Teams generally have pretty good win-loss records when they don't allow any runs. But needing to post a shutout for a win, well, that's a hard way to go through life.Here's stuff that mattered:Pitching behind an opener and without having to face Mike Trout, Ariel Jurado got a soul-soothing win with six shutout innings during which he allowed just...
Aug 29, 2019
3 position groups to watch in the preseason finale, Jerry Jones sets no deadline on Ezekiel Elliott talks and more — Your Cowboys Catch-Up

3 position groups to watch in the preseason finale, Jerry Jones sets no deadline on Ezekiel Elliott talks and more — Your Cowboys Catch-Up

August 29, 2019Here's everything you need to know to stay up to date with all things Dallas Cowboys.Next preseason gameTampa Bay Buccaneers @ Dallas Cowboys — 7 p.m., Thursday, August 29, Ch. 11 (Dallas)Today's top stories-- Sink or swim: Can Jerry Jones end 23-year absence from Super Bowl or will Cowboys fall short once again?-- Film room: 5 newcomers who will make the biggest impact for Cowboys, including a rookie who looks like a steal-- 3 position groups to watch in the Cowboys' preseason finale: See which players are trying to survive the final roster cut-- Jerry Jones sets no...
Aug 28, 2019
Sink or swim: Can Jerry Jones end 23-year absence from Super Bowl or will Cowboys fall short once again?

Sink or swim: Can Jerry Jones end 23-year absence from Super Bowl or will Cowboys fall short once again?

Editor's note: The following story is a part of the 2019 Cowboys/NFL preview section, which will be included in print editions of The Dallas Morning News on Thursday, Sept. 5.Jerry Jones embraces life in a way few can match.Whether it's upping the value of the Cowboys to astronomical heights or downing a Johnnie Walker Blue, the architect behind the world's most valuable sports franchise is constantly on the move. One of his newest possessions, the Bravo Eugenia, will be docked in South Florida for Super Bowl LIV.It won't mean nearly as much if his most-prized possession is unable to make the...
Aug 28, 2019
It's been a 'long time' since the Cowboys made a deep postseason run. Do they have the roster to do so this year?

It's been a 'long time' since the Cowboys made a deep postseason run. Do they have the roster to do so this year?

Editor's note: The following story is a part of the 2019 Cowboys/NFL preview section, which will be included in print editions of The Dallas Morning News on Thursday, Sept. 5.Their competition is merely trying to shed a hangover, as in the Super Bowl case. Or at least that's what the Philadelphia Eagles are hoping is their biggest problem. For the Cowboys, it's a bad dream that has overstayed for an entire generation -- the kind of thing one loses track of as the years pass. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones demonstrated this in August during the press conference to announce...
Aug 28, 2019
Rangers pitcher Brock Burke's former roommate Blake Bivens' family killed in triple homicide

Rangers pitcher Brock Burke's former roommate Blake Bivens' family killed in triple homicide

His first 10 days in the majors have been filled mostly with one-of-a-kind memories including six shutout innings his debut.On Tuesday, though, Brock Burke's world was rocked.The Rangers pitcher, who spent the first five years of his professional career in the Tampa Bay system, was shaken by news of a terrible tragedy suffered by his former roommate. Burke had lived parts of three seasons with Tampa Bay prospect Blake Bivens, whose wife, 14-month-old-son and mother-in-law were shot dead in rural Virginia. Bivens' brother-in-law was arrested in connection with the shootings.Burke and Bivens...
Aug 28, 2019
After dominant, record-setting season vs. Rangers, Mike Trout gives team a break by sitting out final meeting of the year

After dominant, record-setting season vs. Rangers, Mike Trout gives team a break by sitting out final meeting of the year

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Angels took mercy on Rangers pitchers Wednesday night. Mike Trout did not start the final game of the season series between the two teams.He's done enough for one year.Just consider his final at-bat on Tuesday night the punctuation mark on a historic year of clubbing Rangers' pitching. In that at-bat, Trout turned a 96 mph fastball from Rafael Montero into a 442-foot drive that left the bat at 114 mph. It was his 11th homer against the Rangers this year, setting a record for the most an opponent has ever hit against Texas in a single season.It's no surprise that Trout,...
Aug 28, 2019
Cowboys have 'all the confidence in the world' in K Brett Maher heading into season

Cowboys have 'all the confidence in the world' in K Brett Maher heading into season

The Cowboys must make their cut to 53 players this weekend.Dan Bailey was the most surprising transaction at this time last year. The Cowboys released the veteran kicker in favor of an unproven but less expensive Brett Maher.Maher was 29 of 36 on his field goal attempts for the Cowboys last season and missed one of his 33 extra point attempts. He's been inconsistent in this camp and is 5-of-7 in the preseason, with misses from 35 and 52 yards.But Stephen Jones said the kicker has nothing to worry about this weekend."Just have all the confidence in the world in our kicker,'' Jones said. "I...
Aug 28, 2019
Local links: Irving Golf Club to reopen after $3.5 million renovation; Highland Park, Texas alum leads Korn Ferry Tour

Local links: Irving Golf Club to reopen after $3.5 million renovation; Highland Park, Texas alum leads Korn Ferry Tour

Irving Golf Club, the public course off Loop 12 formerly known as Twin Wells, will reopen Saturday after a $3.5 million renovation by Colligan Golf Design.The renovation of Irving's only daily fee golf course included rerouting eight holes, installing a new irrigation system and reshaping greens and tees. The nines were switched so that the front nine is the former back nine. Some holes were relocated to help alleviate flooding problems from the West Fork of the Trinity River adjacent to the course.The weekend rate is $35 for Irving residents and $45 for nonresidents.HP alum leads Korn Ferry...
Aug 28, 2019
Cowboys QB Cooper Rush has (hopefully) just one last chance to show off what he can do before taking his spot on sideline

Cowboys QB Cooper Rush has (hopefully) just one last chance to show off what he can do before taking his spot on sideline

FRISCO -- Cooper Rush will play his final game of the year Thursday.Or so the Cowboys hope.The reserve quarterback is expected to start the preseason finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium. As likely more than 30 Cowboys teammates skip this exhibition, the evening offers Rush the chance to cap an offseason during which he's cemented himself as quarterback Dak Prescott's primary backup for 2019.Prescott can wear a ball cap, eat sunflower seeds and joke on the sideline.Not Rush. All four preseason games matter to him, given backup quarterbacks tend not to see meaningful...
Aug 28, 2019
3 position groups to watch in the Cowboys' preseason finale: See which players are trying to survive the final roster cut

3 position groups to watch in the Cowboys' preseason finale: See which players are trying to survive the final roster cut

FRISCO -- Thursday night is the last chance for players on the bubble to make an impression or for players who have a lead on a job to secure it with a solid performance. The Cowboys conclude their preseason with what might be considered a meaningless game against the Buccaneers. In truth, the game means something for so many players because it's a last chance to make the 53-man roster or showcase themselves for another team if they get released on Saturday, cut down day in the NFL. We look at three positions where the competition is tight and who might survive.To go with five or six wide...
Aug 28, 2019
Outside the Box: Multiple Messis, Bury expelled, and more

Outside the Box: Multiple Messis, Bury expelled, and more

Yesterday was the day that Bury FC's 125-year stay in the English Football League ended as they became the first team in 100 years to be expelled from the Football League. The photo above shows volunteers - including fans of their rivals - cleaning Bury's Gigg Lane in preparation for what appeared to be their first match of the season. It wasn't to be, and we'll get to why a little later.Lionel Messi hit the headlines this week by signing for a Norweigian fourth-tier team. IK Junkeren secured the signing of Daniel Are Knutsen, who has legally changed his name to Lionel Messi, for their U-16...
Aug 28, 2019
Will Nomar Mazara and Hunter Pence be on the Rangers' 25-man roster next season?

Will Nomar Mazara and Hunter Pence be on the Rangers' 25-man roster next season?

On the latest edition of #EvanHelpUs...ME: Expect Ronald Guzman to be a certainty. The Rangers are expected to activate Jeffrey Springs from the IL and will probably recall Locke St. John and/or Kyle Bird. Joe Palumbo will be activated from the IL when his blistered thumb heals. They might add a catcher, though, they really don't have room on the 40-man roster and Isiah Kiner-Falefa can be an emergency catcher.The question will be whether the Rangers call up either of two promising relievers: Joe Barlow or Demarcus Evans. Neither is on the 40-man roster at the moment, but both will have to be...
Aug 28, 2019
3 takeaways from Texas coordinators' availability: QB Roschon Johnson having fun at RB, physicality not an issue on defense

3 takeaways from Texas coordinators' availability: QB Roschon Johnson having fun at RB, physicality not an issue on defense

Both defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and offensive coordinator Tim Beck met with the media Wednesday to preview the Longhorns’ season opener against Louisiana Tech.Here are three takeaways:1. Roschon Johnson “having fun” at RBSenior center Zach Shackelford said third-team quarterback Roschon Johnson stood up in front of the team after he got his red stripe removed from his helmet, which is used to reward newcomers for their hard work. What he said caught his teammates’ attention.“He was like ‘I’ll do anything for you guys. I’ll play any position, just put me on the field. I...
Aug 28, 2019
FCD's Ricardo Pepi and Nico Carrera called into US U17 4 Nationas team

FCD's Ricardo Pepi and Nico Carrera called into US U17 4 Nationas team

FC Dallas Homegrown striker Ricardo Pepi and FCD Academy center back Nicolas Carrera have been called into the US U17 23-player roster for the 4 Nations Tournament in Assen, Netherlands, from September 5th to the 9th. The USA will face Mexico, Netherlands and Denmark at the competition, which will serve as the team's final official international matches before the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil. Jonathan Tomkinson formerly of Solar SC and currently with Norwich City was also named to the team. The 2019 U17s World Cup is scheduled to take place from October 26th to November 17th. The US...
Aug 28, 2019
Jerry Jones sets no deadline on Cowboys' contract talks with Ezekiel Elliott, who he wants fresh for the long haul

Jerry Jones sets no deadline on Cowboys' contract talks with Ezekiel Elliott, who he wants fresh for the long haul

Jerry Jones is not setting a deadline on the Dallas Cowboys' negotiations with running back Ezekiel Elliott regarding a new contract.The team is finished with preseason practices and plays its final exhibition Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Arlington. Once the 53-man roster is finalized this weekend, all focus will be on the Sept. 8 opener against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium.Will Elliott, whose holdout continues, be in uniform for Week 1?"We have to be prepared to play without any given player," Jones said Wednesday morning on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. "That's just...