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 […]

Stars try to weather offensive drought

By David Mullen On Oct. 2, it was 98 degrees in Nashville, 96 in Raleigh, 92 in New York City and Columbus, 91 in St. Louis, Phoenix and Tampa, 88 in Miami and 94 in Dallas, home of the Stars. Welcome to Opening Day of the 2019-20 NHL regular season. While it may not be […]

Trends evident in new NFL season By David Mullen After three weeks of NFL play, no team has made the playoffs or won Super Bowl LIV to be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, which happens to be Groundhog’s Day.  I suppose that Jack LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney, Pa. […]

Pro football history ends in a cloud of dust

Pro football history ends  in a cloud of dust

By David Mullen It was the end of a sports era on Sept. 15. I was at the Oakland Coliseum for a football game to see the Raiders host their longtime enemy Kansas City Chiefs. After seeing more than 100 games at the Coliseum, it was probably the last Raiders game I will ever attend […]

What happened to my games?

By David Mullen When I was a child, my father brought me up as a sports fan. Gradually, he lost his passion. While I knew the lineup of every Major League Baseball, NFL (and AFL) and NBA team, Dad didn’t seem to care about sports anymore except for watching an occasional Oakland Raiders or Stanford […]

Cowboys finally become complete

By David Mullen “Zeke, who?” Recently, unrelenting Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones responded to a reporter’s question with another question at training camp in Oxnard, Calif. regarding the holdout of All-Pro running back Zeke Elliott. “La estrella,” Elliott could have responded from his training camp in Cabo San Lucas. Jones and Elliott finally came to […]

AFC has star power, dim hopes

By David Mullen The 2019 NFL regular season is about to begin and, when one looks at the AFC Conference, the first thing to jump out is star power. And if you are not sure how good they are, just ask them.  The New York Jets nabbed running back Le’Veon Bell, the Oakland Raiders traded […]

Past top two, who plays for crown?

By David Mullen For another year, it looks like the CFB (college football) National Championship game will once again get down to the big two: Clemson and Alabama. In the last four years, one of the two teams has won the title. Four teams compete for the crown, culminating with the title game on Monday, […]

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