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Oct 19

Ezekiel Elliott not looking to cut a deal with NFL, per sources

Despite a published report of ongoing talks between the NFL and members of Ezekiel Elliott’s camp regarding a possible settlement of the legal battle over his six-game suspension, sources close to the Dallas Cowboys running back say he is not looking to cut a deal. While a settlement is a general

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Oct 19

Cowboys defense has gone three games without a takeaway

Byron Jones kept it simple. The Dallas Cowboys free safety had a simple answer in terms of what the defense must improve upon coming off the bye week and a disappointing 2-3 start.  “Take the ball away,” Jones said. “Just take the ball away.”  So far this season, that’s easier said than done. This

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Oct 19

Brother of Dallas Mavericks guard dies in car crash

Bruce Harris, the older brother of Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris, died Thursday, the Dallas County medical examiner’s office confirmed. The 38-year-old was pronounced dead at about 12:32 p.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. According to a Dallas Morning News report, Bruce Harris died

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Oct 19

Rookie Smith impresses in debut but Mavs come up short

Aging veteran basketball may be a thing of the past in downtown Dallas in the coming years, but American Airlines Center fans got a glimpse of how a fine wine might age throughout the next 81 games Wednesday night. Beginning his 20th season in a Mavericks’ uniform, future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki

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Oct 19

Did you see how Dennis Smith Jr. started his NBA career?

You can’t make a cooler first impression than Dennis Smith Jr. The Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. scored his first two points on an alley oop on a feed from Wesley Matthews 32 seconds into the game. The rookie led the Mavs with 16 points through three quarters.

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Oct 19

San Francisco 49ers still active in national anthem protests

The protest movement among NFL players originated last season with the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys’ opponent Sunday. Former quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the protests to raise awareness for police brutality against people of color and social injustices. A few of his teammates joined

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Oct 19

Dallas Mavericks boost anthem and flag with patriotic pre-game video

The Dallas Mavericks didn’t take any chances. An ultra patriotic video featuring a tribute to the American flag played on the big overhead video board before the national anthem for the Mavs’ season opener against the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night at American Airlines Center. The video’s

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Oct 18

Could Texas Rangers land the big Fish this off-season?

SURPRISE, Ariz. This is what a team gets once its season is over — a head-start on the off-season and a week’s worth of meetings to figure out who’s who and what’s what inside the organization and out. The Texas Rangers’ front office and scouts have been at their spring home since Sunday

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Oct 18

Forget the playoffs — here’s what the Dallas Mavericks are all about

Philosopher and fearless truth-teller Charles Barkley said it all when he admitted how hard it’s going to be to fake the suspense around the NBA season when we all know it’s going to be a repeat of Warriors vs. Cavaliers. And with prized free-agent forward Gordon Hayward suffering a disgusting

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Oct 18

Inconsistent Dallas Cowboys hitting restart button after bye week

The Dallas Cowboys have a lot of work ahead of them coming off a bye week and holding a 2-3 record. Since 1990 when the bye week was installed, the Cowboys hold a 19-9 record in games following a bye. The Cowboys have played on the road 18 times follow…

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Oct 18

Yu Darvish’s domination has Dodgers on brink of taking 3-0 lead on Cubs

Yu Darvish pitched a gem and has the Los Angeles Dodgers on the brink of their first World Series since 1988. Darvish held the Chicago Cubs to one run — a solo homer by Kyle Schwarber in the first inning — in six-plus innings as the Dodgers took a thre…

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Oct 17

Mark Cuban sees NFL’s relevance continuing to spiral downward in future

Count Mark Cuban among those who see the NFL becoming less and less popular in the future. And it has nothing to do with the national anthem protests by players that have pushed a handful of fans away. Instead, the outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner poin…

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Oct 17

Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. among NBA rookie breakout candidates

Tonight marks the tipoff of the 2017-2018 NBA season, as fans and commentators are eagerly anticipating which of the top rookies can make the smoothest transition to the pro game. Some players, such as Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox, drafted fifth overall out of Kentucky, will be tasked

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Oct 17

Comfortable Harrison Barnes ready to lead young Mavericks’ rebirth

Change has come and will continue for the young Dallas Mavericks, who begin their 38th NBA season on Wednesday by hosting the Atlanta Hawks at the American Airlines Center. Wednesday also marks the transition of sorts between the team’s all-time leading scorer, Dirk Nowitzki, and his potential heir-apparent

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Oct 16

Prepare for Cuban For President run

Mark Cuban says he would run for president “if he were single,” which would mean that should he win he would join James Buchanan and Grover Cleveland as the only two to ever reach our nation’s highest office unmarried. Cuban is married, with two kids, and wants to keep it that way. Right now he wants

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Oct 16

Dennis Smith rookie card in Mavericks uniform hits market in time for opener

Dallas Mavericks fans in particularly, and the NBA overall, have high expectations for rookie guard Dennis Smith Jr. So does Panini America, the official trading card partner of the NBA. Panini will release Smith’s NBA Tip-Off Instant card in his Mavericks uniform on PaniniInstant.com. This specific

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