Mavs will improve this season

Mavs will improve this season

By David Mullen “We’re number eight! We’re number eight!” Although it sounds like a rather pedestrian chant, that is probably the best that Dallas Mavericks fans can hope for this year. After all, it would put them in the playoffs for the first time in three seasons in the talent-rich Western Conference of the National […]

One series begins as another ends

By David Mullen The American League and National League Championship Series are set, and starting this week it will be a battle of the best four teams in baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have the probable NL MVP in Christian Yelich. The Boston Red Sox, with 108 regular season wins and coming off a 3-1 ALDS […]

DUC takes gold in OKC

DUC takes gold in OKC

By Lisa Miller Dallas United Crew (DUC) rowing team competed in its first fall regatta of the 2018-2019 season at the Head of the Oklahoma regatta in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Sept. 29-30, at the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River. Great fall weather greeted the team as they navigated the twists, turns, bridges and […]

Stars poised for return to playoffs

Stars poised for return to playoffs

By David Mullen The Dallas Stars are not among the favorites to reach the Stanley Cup finals this year. According to Las Vegas odds makers, this year’s favorites are the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Toronto Maple Leafs (a team that has not won the Stanley Cup in more than 50 years), the Vegas Golden Knights, […]

New playground meets children’s needs

New playground meets children’s needs

FLAG POLE HILL Drawing on the energy of a friendly 9-foot tall rubber ducky, as well as the genius of a landscape architect known for creating fun greenery at Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, For the Love of The Lake (FTLOTL) has built the community an exciting new, fully accessible playground at Flag Pole Hill.  […]

Local sports lacking leadership

Local sports lacking leadership

By David Mullen What has happened to the leadership in this area? I am not talking about politics. I am talking about sports. It has become so much of the same old thing that fans are getting restless at the best or giving up at the worst. The Dallas Stars give local sports fans the […]

Dispite challenges, vet competes — and wins!

Dispite challenges, vet competes — and wins!

By Kristi Etheredge Born Oct. 5, 1948 in the sleepy hamlet of Carlisle, Iowa, John Powell overcame unbelievable odds as a child. Stricken with dreaded polio at the age of four, and spending two years of his young life in an iron lung, he was fortunate enough to eventually recover with no apparent serious after […]

Players must get paid

By David Mullen Alabama head football coach Nick Saban makes $11.1 million per year, with an opportunity to make another $700,000 in bonus money. Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney makes $8.5 million per season, with a potential bonus of $1 million. Michigan coach and alumni Jim Harbaugh can make up to $8.3 million this […]

Referees and Racers tee up to help GALT

Referees and Racers tee up to help GALT

By Lisa Fulton The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas and the Ken Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund are teaming up to host “Referees and Racers,” an 18 hole golf tournament at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine on Sept. 24 to benefit each organization. Former MLB player Jose Guzman and Brady Tinker of DFW SportsBeat will be […]

Week one was a weak one

Week one was a weak one

MULL IT OVER By David Mullen   If the first weekend of the National Football League regular season games is any indication, this will be a long year for many teams, the fans of them and football in general. Here are some observations: The season started with a dud. The Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons […]

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