Cheating in baseball nothing new

Cheating in baseball nothing new

By David Mullen No professional sport is held in higher reverence than baseball. It’s about the warm summer days engulfing a beautifully manicured field of green grass, memories of playing catch in the yard with your dad and then later with your son or daughter, memorizing stats, collecting cards, worshiping your local team and the […]

Winter Classic one for the ages

Winter Classic one for the ages

By David Mullen Outdoor hockey? In Dallas? Texas? What was once unimaginable took place in earnest on January 1 when the Dallas Stars faced off against their new nemesis — the Nashville Predators — in the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic appropriately played at the 88-year-old Cotton Bowl at Fair Park.  It just would not have […]

Sports In Memoriam 2019

By David Mullen As is this column’s tradition at the beginning of a new year, we look back at sports participants and personalities who passed away in the previous year but had a profound impact on the sports that they served.  Edward Aschoff, 34. A football reporter for ESPN, he died on his birthday Christmas […]

Checking the list for local sports teams

Checking the list for local sports teams

By David Mullen Santa has checked the Christmas list of area teams and sports personalities. He now has the daunting task of trying to provide multi-millionaires with gifts that they can’t buy. Wikileaks released Santa’s list from Dallas local franchises, so while we can’t determine its authenticity, we can run it as a public service. […]

Riders share need for speed

Riders share need for speed

By David Mullen Local cyclocross riders Tyler Cloutier, 31, and Abigail Yates, 16, share a passion for hitting the road, even if they are miles apart in life experiences.  Both competed in the Resolution Cross Cup on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 at Winters Park Amphitheater in Garland, home to the North Texas Cyclocross group. […]

Berating refs is sending signals

By David Mullen The videos are all over the internet showing an increased number of coaches, parents and fans yelling at referees and umpires in youth and amateur athletics. This phenomenon is a relatively new — but increasing — sidebar to games meant to promote competition and team building while remaining fun. It is causing […]

Online convenience helps fulfill hoop dreams

Online convenience helps  fulfill hoop dreams

By David Mullen Ed Chao took software to the hardwood. Chao is the founder of Hoop Club (hoopclub.org), an online community of pick-up basketball players wanting exercise, convenience, a dedicated court and most importantly, playing time. Born in Houston, Chao grew up in Lake Highlands playing basketball in his driveway like so many did in […]

Future looks bright for DUC

Future looks bright for DUC

By Katrina Craycroft Carving pumpkins and costume parties are the preludes to Halloween for most folks, but for rowers with Dallas United Crew (DUC), it’s the Head of the Colorado in Austin, Texas, where DUC medaled in six events. Dubbed “Pumpkinhead,” the 5,000-meter race is in its 35th  year; competitors are timed, and passing is […]

Automation good for the game

Automation good for the game

By David Mullen During a conversation years ago before a baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MLB umpire Al Clark told me, “Now remember, there are three teams out there tonight: the home team, the visiting team and the umpiring team.” “No there aren’t,” I thought. “No one goes to see […]

Dragon boats help fierce survivors thrive

Dragon boats help fierce survivors thrive

By Lisa K. Miller A breast cancer diagnosis is the beginning of a new journey both physically and emotionally. It can and does take a lot, but it can also give. Last Saturday, Dallas United Crew’s PINK breast cancer survivor dragon boat team came together for a community paddle to celebrate survivorship and remember those […]

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