12:00 AM EST, Fri January 18, 2019
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Boo birds come out at American Airlines Center during Stars' lethargic loss vs. Kings

Boo birds come out at American Airlines Center during Stars' lethargic loss vs. Kings

At 9:12 p.m. on Thursday night, after the second period of the Stars' lifeless, lethargic 2-1 loss to Los Angeles, the boos rained from the upper deck of American Airlines Center, and echoed from the club level, and from the lower bowl.The 18,045 fans in attendance on Thursday night were fed up with the Stars. They accumulated 11 shots on goal through the first 40 minutes, and finished with 30 for the game. Two more power plays passed without a Dallas goal. And the Stars' offense spun fruitlessly again versus one of the league's worst teams.The Stars losing streak stretched to four games with...
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Cowboys DT Antwaun Woods undergoes surgery for torn labrum suffered vs. Rams

Cowboys DT Antwaun Woods undergoes surgery for torn labrum suffered vs. Rams

One of the breakout stars of the Dallas Cowboys season has already gone under the knife less than a week into the offseason.Defensive tackle Antwaun Woods had surgery on Thursday to repair a torn labrum. Woods suffered the injury in the Cowboys' loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC divisional round."Whole season of bully ball got me like...," Woods said in an Instagram post ahead of his surgery. "Pray for ya boy."After entering training camp as the fourth-team nose tackle, Woods quickly worked his way up the depth chart. By the time the team headed back to Dallas, the player added via free...
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These are the most valuable trade pieces for the Rangers heading into 2019

These are the most valuable trade pieces for the Rangers heading into 2019

Gerry Fraley, Rangers beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a live chat Thursday. Here are some highlights.Q: Which top prospect is positioned for a breakout season in the minors? (and perhaps to the point he reaches the big leagues)Fraley: RHP Jonathan Hernandez and LHP Joe Palumbo each have a chance to debut in the second half. Both probably will start the season at Double-A Frisco. You can see the majors from there. The bigger wave of prospects, such as OFs Leody Taveras and Bubba Thompson, will get close in 2020-21.Q: Is there...
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Stephen Jones talks Cowboys' free agency plans, draft needs, and Sean Lee's future

Stephen Jones talks Cowboys' free agency plans, draft needs, and Sean Lee's future

Dallas Cowboys COO/Executive VP/Director of player personnel Stephen Jones joined Ben & Skin on 105.3 KRLD-FM The Fan recently to talk all things football. Here are some highlights:On Dallas' offseason plans...Jones: "We're really starting to put together a plan for the offseason, even though we don't have our No. 1 pick. We all know we've got a lot of our young players to sign, and more to come after the obvious four or five that we have to sign. "So, once again, we won't be big players in free agency, but I think we've done a good job historically of finding some depth and some value in...
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Friday's practice could help shape Dennis Smith Jr.'s future, whether in a Mavericks uniform or not

Friday's practice could help shape Dennis Smith Jr.'s future, whether in a Mavericks uniform or not

The smartest thing Dennis Smith Jr. can do is show up Friday morning to Mavericks practice and work and compete as though the rest of his NBA career depends on it.This is the only way Smith and the Mavericks can begin to extricate themselves from the heaping mess that both sides have allowed to accumulate around them.As of Thursday evening, a Mavericks source expressed hope, bordering on optimism, that after discussions with Smith and his agent, Glenn Schwartzman, that the franchise and Smith can re-establish a positive working relationship, perhaps as soon as Friday's practice.A source from...
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How will Chris Woodward manage the Rangers' bullpen in 2019?

How will Chris Woodward manage the Rangers' bullpen in 2019?

Gerry Fraley, Rangers beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a live chat Thursday. Here are some highlights.Q: Why didn't the Rangers/Holland reunion work out? Better opportunity to make the SF rotation?Fraley: Every pitcher wants to pitch for the Giants. They play in the best pitchers park in the majors. Everything at Oracle, the new name, favors pitchers. Plus, really think Holland wanted to start. The Rangers were looking at him more as a reliever, which would be a good role for him.Q: Is Jose LeClerc still the "closer"? Or will...
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Stars lose 2020 draft pick to Buffalo as Taylor Fedun hits conditional games played mark

Stars lose 2020 draft pick to Buffalo as Taylor Fedun hits conditional games played mark

With Stars defenseman Taylor Fedun playing his 25th game of the season on Thursday night, Dallas lost a 2020 seventh-round pick to Buffalo.The condition was part of the trade that brought Fedun to the Stars on Nov. 10. If Fedun played 25 or more regular-season or playoff games, the Stars owed the Sabres the pick. If not, the compensation was nothing.In 24 games entering Thursday night, Fedun had two goals and four assists for the Stars."When he's playing his best hockey, you don't notice him," Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. "The puck's off his stick real quick. He has good gaps and he...
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Former top pick Jack Campbell returns to Dallas in Kings' net to face former team

Former top pick Jack Campbell returns to Dallas in Kings' net to face former team

Former Stars first-round goaltender Jack Campbell faced his old organization for the first time on Thursday night, starting in net for the Kings.The Stars selected Campbell with the 11th overall pick in 2010, and Campbell spent parts of five seasons with the organization. Dallas traded him to Los Angeles in the summer of 2016 for defenseman Nick Ebert, who played one season with AHL affiliate Texas and now plays in Sweden.Campbell has been good for the Kings this season, with a .930 save percentage and 2.21 goals against average in 15 games played. He only played one game with Dallas.Kings...
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Jamie Benn hasn't lived up to his billing this season, but here's where the captain remains important to the Stars

Jamie Benn hasn't lived up to his billing this season, but here's where the captain remains important to the Stars

Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a recent live chat. Here are some highlights:In light of the recent front office comments about Jamie Benn and his attitude this season -- is there a sense from the players that he's letting them down in any sense? Is the strip-the-c talk mostly sensationalized or is there real push from the front office or coaches to take Benn down a peg?DeFranks: Jamie Benn has definitely left something to be desired this season, regardless of what the front office has said about him....
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SportsDay experts' NFL conference championship picks: Rams-Saints, Chiefs-Patriots battle for Super Bowl spots

SportsDay experts' NFL conference championship picks: Rams-Saints, Chiefs-Patriots battle for Super Bowl spots

There are only four teams left in the Super Bowl hunt. The Dallas Cowboys season ended at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams last weekend, and L.A. moved on to face the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship. We pick that game along with Texas Tech alum Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs facing off against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship.Here are our championship-round picks: CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY TIM COWLISHAW KATE HAIROPOULOS DANA LARSON JON MACHOTA CRAIG MILLER DAVID MOORE NEWY SCRUGGS KEVIN SHERRINGTON Matchups vs....
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Texas being back may depend on Sam Ehlinger's health given recent QB uncertainty regarding transfers

Texas being back may depend on Sam Ehlinger's health given recent QB uncertainty regarding transfers

Even more than normal, Texas fans may be wincing on every hit that Sam Ehlinger takes. While the health of the starting quarterback is always a major concern, it may be paramount at Texas next season. The jam-packed quarterback room could become a ghost town (cue the tumbleweeds) soon. Junior backup Shane Buechele has entered the NCAA’s ever-busy transfer portal and looks to be departing as a grad transfer with two years of eligibility remaining. Freshman Cameron Rising, viewed as a nice recruiting coup a year ago, is leaving now. Fellow freshman Casey Thompson remains undecided about...
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Former Texas QB Cameron Rising tweets he's transferring to Utah

Former Texas QB Cameron Rising tweets he's transferring to Utah

Former Texas quarterback Cameron Rising has found his next school that he will be attending.Rising tweeted early Thursday evening that he will be transferring to Utah. Rising reportedly took an official visit to the Utes last weekend. "'I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.' Go Utes!" Rising tweeted.Utah currently has two quarterbacks in junior Tyler Huntley, who missed the team's final five games in 2018 with a broken collarbone, and redshirt freshman Jason Shelley. Rising will have to sit out a year before he can play, per NCAA...
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Outside the Box: A new year in the world of soccer

Outside the Box: A new year in the world of soccer

The first Outside The Box of a new year. Isn't that wonderful?! It's a time for new beginnings as Aaron Ramsey signs a pre-contract with Juventus - because Aaron Ramsey + CR7 = Dream Team - and Gonzalo Higuain looks to reignite his stagnating career with a loan move to Chelsea, cutting short a disastrous €18m Euro loan from the Old Lady at AC Milan. Oh and Pulisic! How could anyone forget about the weird reactions of Chelsea fans both wondering why they'd spent $73m on a player who wasn't starting for Borussia Dortmund and clamoring over the young American's potential in a polar opposite...
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UFC obliging troubled ex-Cowboy Greg Hardy's desire for 2nd chance

UFC obliging troubled ex-Cowboy Greg Hardy's desire for 2nd chance

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy says he is "haunted" by his high-profile domestic violence past and wants to prove he has changed as he makes his debut in UFC, a promotion that hasn't hesitated to embrace fighters with legal or drug problems.His co-headline spot in a heavyweight bout Saturday night comes at a key moment for the MMA giant, its first show in its $1.5 billion contract with ESPN.While still playing football, Hardy was convicted in July 2014 of assaulting and threatening a woman who contended the 6-foot-4, 275-pounder threw her in a bathtub and onto a sofa...
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Of the 19 QBs Texas has signed since 2006, only two have finished their eligibility playing QB at Texas

Of the 19 QBs Texas has signed since 2006, only two have finished their eligibility playing QB at Texas

With this week's news that Shane Buechele has entered the NCAA transfer portal and will explore transfer options, Buechele looks to be on track to be added to a long list of QBs that have signed with Texas but have not finished their college careers playing QB for the Longhorns.When factoring in position changes, transfers, pending transfers, medical disqualifications and players being kicked off the team, only two of the last 19 QBs to sign with Texas have completed this feat.Of the 19 QBs, 14 came in rated as either four- or five-star recruits. The remaining five were three-star recruits....