All-Star Game still worth watching

By David Mullen On Tuesday, July 17, the best baseball players in the world will hit the field at Nationals Park in the Navy Yard district of Washington, D.C. for the 89th annual All-Star Game. The game was created in 1933 to coincide with the World’s Fair in Chicago. The first game was played at […]

Game explodes with first-half fireworks

By David Mullen The All-Star Game is usually looked at as the midpoint of the Major League Baseball season. But in reality, despite a record number of early season rainouts, all teams have played more than half of their games already, well in advance of the Midsummer Night’s Classic on Tuesday, July 17 in Washington […]

Dallas sports teams building futures

By David Mullen June and July may be remembered as the two months that re-established the Dallas Mavericks as viable contenders in future years in the NBA, got the Dallas Stars enough firepower to get back into the Stanley Cup race and when the Texas Rangers began a full-fledged youth movement. These months could change […]

Pro athlete combines brain, brawn

By David Mullen The new local lacrosse team — the Dallas Rattlers of the Major Lacrosse League (MLL) — is off to a great start. They are in first place and have a 7-2 record heading into Atlanta on Saturday, June 23 to face the Blaze. Their first round pick, Ben Reeves, is coming off […]

Team finishes fourth in country

By Lisa Miller Not many other U.S. cities can lay claim to sending 31 athletes that represent 11 area high schools to the USRowing Youth National Championships. This is quite remarkable for a city not previously known for the sport of rowing like the dominant coastal teams in the Northeast and the West. This past […]

The world is having a party without America

The world is having a party without America

By David Mullen The world’s biggest party is underway, and the U.S. is not invited. Iran is invited. Morocco is invited. Nigeria is invited. Tunisia is invited. Senegal is invited. Uruguay is invited. But the U.S. never made it past the velvet ropes, through the bouncer and onto the red carpet. Despite the rise in […]

Clark remembered for kindness

By David Mullen A player that changed Dallas Cowboys football forever passed away on June 4. And he never played for the Cowboys. San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark, who made one of the most famous catches in NFL history, died a little more than one year after revealing he had ALS (amyotrophic lateral […]

All hail the King (of Cleveland)

All hail the King (of Cleveland)

By David Mullen When used as a noun, by definition a king is “the male ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by right of birth like King Henry VII, or the most important chess piece, which the opponent has to checkmate in order to win. The king can move in […]

ESPN no longer ‘Worldwide Leader in Sports’

By David Mullen On Sept. 7, 1979, the landscape of sports television changed. A live sports news show, presented on cable, was broadcast from Bristol, Conn. via the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, now known as ESPN. The telecast would evolve into the channel’s flagship program “SportsCenter.” It was broadcast to 1.4 million cable subscribers […]

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