6:55 PM EDT, Sat May 25, 2019
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Cristian Colman update - medically cleared, but don't expect to see him soon

Cristian Colman update - medically cleared, but don't expect to see him soon

Cristian Colman last played for FC Dallas on September 29th of last year. He has been missing since then after the Paraguayan striker tore his ACL in training in early October and has been in rehab and recovery since.Last month, ahead of schedule, Colman rejoined FC Dallas in training being involved in small drills and no contact sessions. Since I last saw him train a couple of weeks ago, Colman was upgraded by FC Dallas on the MLS injury report from 'out' to 'questionable' and then removed the list altogether.But on Wednesday of this week, Colman was again not training with FC Dallas. I...
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10 things to know about legendary Cowboys RB Tony Dorsett: from Family Feud to feuding with Tom Landry

10 things to know about legendary Cowboys RB Tony Dorsett: from Family Feud to feuding with Tom Landry

Editor's note: This story has been updated since its original post date. Here are 10 things you might not know about Cowboys Hall of Fame running back Anthony "Tony" Drew Dorsett, who was born April 7, 1954 in Rochester, Pa., won the Heisman Trophy at the University of Pittsburgh and was selected in the first round (second overall) of the 1977 NFL draft by the Cowboys.1. Too small to play running back?Dorsett grew up in Aliquippa, Pa., near Pittsburgh. He played football and basketball at Hopewell High School. As a sophomore in 1970, Dorsett started at cornerback because, at 147 pounds, his...
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Mavericks radio voice Chuck Cooperstein breaks down upcoming roster decisions for the team

Mavericks radio voice Chuck Cooperstein breaks down upcoming roster decisions for the team

Mavericks radio play-by-play announcer Chuck Cooperstein joined the Dennis and Cowlishaw show on ESPN Dallas 103.3 [KESN-FM] recently to talk all things about the team. Here are some of the highlights:What's the likelihood of Dwight Powell signing an extension with the Mavs? Cooperstein: "I don't think there's any question that Dwight Powell is going to stay here with the Mavericks. I don't think he would've gone to Slovenia with Rick Carlisle to workout with Luka without some real intention on staying here. The only question is what does the extension look like? "There certainly been nothing...
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How Stars’ ‘Finnish Mafia’ including Miro Heiskanen, Roope Hintz serve as the biggest reason for optimism in Dallas

How Stars’ ‘Finnish Mafia’ including Miro Heiskanen, Roope Hintz serve as the biggest reason for optimism in Dallas

The Finnish Mafia isn't hard to find.It's a trio of franchise building blocks -- center Roope Hintz and defensemen Miro Heiskanen and Esa Lindell -- that's nearly inseparable off the ice. They walk into arenas together. They leave together. They share a corner in the American Airlines Center dressing room, where Finnish in the first language and where Hintz and Heiskanen are perhaps the most talkative.And so, general manager Jim Nill dubbed the three players the "Finnish Mafia" during exit interviews earlier this month."Between Lindell, Heiskanen and Roope walking around," Nill said, "that's...
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Grant: Gerry Fraley was fearless and the ultimate teammate -- I owe my career to him

Grant: Gerry Fraley was fearless and the ultimate teammate -- I owe my career to him

It wasn't Herschel Walker's finest moment.The then-University of Georgia legend was in the beginning stages of a turning pro that involved accepting a contract, pulling out of it, denying it and, well, it was a mess. It was an enormous story for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and, of course, Gerry Fraley somehow found his way into the investigation. At that very moment, he was arguing with an editor about how Herschel's words and actions didn't add up.And that's when I met him.Oh, I wasn't involved in the investigation. No, I was a 17-year-old clerk, charged with answering calls, inputting...
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Hunter Pence is eligible for the MLB Comeback Player of the Year award, and right now he's a strong contender

Hunter Pence is eligible for the MLB Comeback Player of the Year award, and right now he's a strong contender

Evan Grant, Rangers 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:Is Yu Darvish a Ranger again within the next 2-3 seasons?Grant: I've predicted that previously. But I do think he's getting a bit of footing in Chicago and the Cubs are playing well. So, unless Chicago was desperate to unload him and to eat some money in the process after this year, I don't think it's going to happen. And I don't think Darvish is going to opt out of his contract there. Is Hunter Pence eligible for any kind...
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After a strong NHL debut, how far can Jim Montgomery's heading coaching career take him?

After a strong NHL debut, how far can Jim Montgomery's heading coaching career take him?

Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat Thursday. Below are highlights, edited for clarity. Check out the full chat here.From what we saw this past season, how far can Jim Montgomery go as an NHL coach? You can't deny that his first year in the league was pretty impressive as a whole.DeFranks: I don't know. We make so much of coaches and coaching, and it is important, but the players are the most pivotal part. Jim Montgomery's puck pressure and puck possession style can fit with the modern NHL,...
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Dak Prescott and Jon Kitna are quickly building a rapport that stems from mutual respect on the field and in the QB classroom

Dak Prescott and Jon Kitna are quickly building a rapport that stems from mutual respect on the field and in the QB classroom

FRISCO -- Jon Kitna met Dak Prescott roughly three years ago when he was asked to share his story with the Cowboys rookie class. The journey of an undrafted athlete who went on to play for 14 seasons in the NFL is one head coach Jason Garrett wanted his young players to hear.The next time the two had a chance to sit down and talk was a few months ago on a bus at the Pro Bowl. Prescott spoke of his desire to be elite. Early in this budding relationship, Kitna told Prescott who he reminds him of as a quarterback."I had the chance to play with Warren Moon in my second and third year and I feel...
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Brilliant, dedicated and gruff: Dallas Morning News sports reporter Gerry Fraley dies at 64, leaving legacy of unrivaled work ethic

Brilliant, dedicated and gruff: Dallas Morning News sports reporter Gerry Fraley dies at 64, leaving legacy of unrivaled work ethic

On a slow night in the early '80s, a message on the Astrodome's scoreboard invoked baseball patrons to make some noise for the home team, inciting a visiting sportswriter instead.Leaning out over the railing of the open-air press box, he bellowed, "Clap, you sheep!"A nearby reporter gasped, "Who is that?"Only one of the most respected sportswriters of his generation, that's who Gerry Fraley was. Brilliant, dedicated and gruff. A bona fide Breslin-esque newspaper character admired by peers, players, managers, coaches, umpires, officials, scouts, clubhouse attendants, at least one commissioner,...
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Pitcher Drew Smyly records first victory since 2016 as Rangers extend winning streak to five games

Pitcher Drew Smyly records first victory since 2016 as Rangers extend winning streak to five games

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Pitching wins don't matter any longer.Except when they do.They matter when you've gone more than two years and a Tommy John surgery between them. They matter when they extend win streaks. And they matter when you help the pitching staff prop up an offense that has, for the most part, been a team's strength.They mattered Friday when Drew Smyly went six innings in the Rangers' 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels. It extended the Rangers' win streak to five games and it took some burden off the heavy-lifting duo of Mike Minor and Lance Lynn, the only Rangers' starters who had...
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Donovan McNabb believes his numbers are better than Troy Aikman’s. Is he right?

Donovan McNabb believes his numbers are better than Troy Aikman’s. Is he right?

When thinking of players that had better careers than Troy Aikman, there are a few quarterbacks that could come to mind. Donovan McNabb typically isn't one of them.McNabb, however, disagrees. He believes that he belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame right beside Aikman.The former Eagles QB was not shy about sharing his feelings on TMZ."Absolutely, and I'm not hesitating on that. ... My numbers speak for themselves." McNabb said when asked if he is a Hall of Famer. "My numbers are better than Troy Aikman's, but he has Super Bowl rings and he's played with Hall of Famers as well."Okay then,...
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Catcher Sam Huff's experience during spring training is contributing to his success at the plate

Catcher Sam Huff's experience during spring training is contributing to his success at the plate

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Catching has not been a strong point for the Rangers in the major leagues this season. The day began with the catching duo of Jeff Mathis and Isiah Kiner-Falefa ranked dead last in the majors for Wins Above Replacement at the position.At the minor league level, though, it's been a different story.Big Sam Huff, the team's seventh-round pick in 2016, ranks third in the minor leagues with 17 home runs. After hitting 15 while punishing the South Atlantic League for the first five weeks of the season, he's hit another pair at Class A Down East while batting .314 with a .900 OPS...
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'It definitely sucks': Delino DeShields acknowledged surprise over the Rangers decision to send him down

'It definitely sucks': Delino DeShields acknowledged surprise over the Rangers decision to send him down

Delino DeShields on Friday talked about his return to the majors almost as if he was resigned that it wouldn't be a long-term deal.It probably won't.With Elvis Andrus expected to be activated from the injured list Saturday, the Rangers needed insurance for the one game gap between Willie Calhoun being placed on the IL and Andrus' return. The Rangers are not expected to trim to seven relievers in order to keep an extra position player."Well, it's in the discussion, but it's not in the lead," manager Chris Woodward said.DeShields was working on tweaking his swing at Triple-A Nashvile and had...
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Even in a season-opening loss, Brooke McCarty-Williams showed exactly why she belongs on this Wings' roster

Even in a season-opening loss, Brooke McCarty-Williams showed exactly why she belongs on this Wings' roster

Leading up to the start of the Dallas Wings' season, most of the hype has been surrounding rookie guard Arike Ogunbowale. The fifth overall pick out of Notre Dame was tabbed as the co-favorite to win the WNBA rookie of the year award in the WNBA's annual GM survey.However, it was another rookie who stole the show in the Wings' season-opening 76-72 road loss to the Atlanta Dream on Friday. Former Texas Longhorns guard Brooke McCarty-Williams had a solid WNBA debut with eight points, eight assists, three rebounds and two steals and had a plus-minus rating of eight. In the second half, the Wings...
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Ex-NFL scout: Connor Williams at LT, ranking Cowboys' CBs after Byron Jones and where Rod Marinelli's hard work has paid off

Ex-NFL scout: Connor Williams at LT, ranking Cowboys' CBs after Byron Jones and where Rod Marinelli's hard work has paid off

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:On what he noticed from the Cowboys offense during Wednesday's OTA session:Broaddus: "When I was watching on (Wednesday) I saw more tight formation. One of the best throws that (Dak) Prescott made yesterday was Michael Gallup right off the line on a tight formation. He was almost like in the slot. Anthony Brown was on him in a good position. Gallup made a good swim move and he's in the clear on the slant and...