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Frontrunner's Paradise

A Dallas sports blog for the Dallas sports fan.

Vince Carter can still dunk a basketball

The Mavs swingman turned back the clock nearly a decade with three vicious assaults at the rim in their win over the Wizards on New Year's Day.

Rangers could target Garza

Matt Garza could end up on Texas' radar if he proves he's healthy during spring training.

Rangers ZiPS released

Dan Szymborski released his projections for the 2013 Rangers over at FanGraphs, and Texas' projections illustrate the need for another bat in the lineup.

Napoli could hit market again

Mike Napoli's deal with the Boston Red Sox is in jeopardy, as the two sides can't come to an agreement after Napoli's physical. Now, the Red Sox are pursuing Adam LaRoche.

Michael Young: Team Mexico 3B?

Former Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young could find himself playing third base for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.

Dirk scrimmages Mavs rookies, wasn't impressed

The rehabilitating Dallas star returned to the court for the first time Wednesday, playing in a 2-on-2 game with Roddy B, Jae Crowder and Bernard James.

Ross, Pierzynski meet with Rangers

Rangers officials met with Cody Ross and A.J. Pierzynski on Wednesday, as Texas looks to fill offensive voids left by Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli.

Manny Diaz isn't going to FIU

So the coordinator of a historically bad defense full of future NFL players he didn't recruit isn't getting a promotion?

Texas' quiet offseason isn't bad

Rangers fans have watched Mike Napoli, Koji Uehara and Ryan Dempster agree to terms with the Red Sox, while Josh Hamilton signed with the rival Angels. Still, the Rangers are in a better position than either Boston or Los Angeles.

Jerry Jones isn't a doctor, but he plays one on TV

Dez Bryant has no clue what Doctor Jerry is talking about.

Brent on Cowboys' sideline

Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was on the Dallas sideline before his team's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Angels showing 'serious interest' in Hamilton

Los Angeles is once again trying to sign a former MVP, as the Angels are reportedly in "serious negotiations" with Josh Hamilton.

Kings' Cousins suspended after hitting Mavs' Mayo

On Tuesday, DeMarcus Cousins and O.J. Mayo got into a small tussle which ended in Cousins hitting Mayo below the belt. Cousins was suspended for a game due to the incident, which was followed by trash talk between the two players through the media.

Big Ben says Steelers are 'World's Team'

Does Roethslisberger know that the rest of the world doesn't care about the NFL?

Big East Catholic schools thinking of leaving

As SMU's new conference continues to lose members, its seven basketball-only schools, including Georgetown, Villanova and St. John's, are starting to eye the exits too.

The Jet more efficient in smaller role in Boston

After eight seasons in Dallas, the former Sixth Man of the Year has responded well to a smaller role on a talented but inconsistent Boston team.

Rangers rumors roundup

Though baseball's Winter Meetings have come and gone, the Rangers still could make multiple major moves, as Jon Daniels and the Rangers get ready for 2013.

Jared Cunningham sent to the D-League

The Mavs have assigned their first-round pick to the Texas Legends, their NBDL affiliate in Frisco, in order to get him more playing time.

Cowboys pondering immobilizing players cars

The Dallas Cowboys could put into place a mandate requiring that players use electronic devices that would immobilize their cars if intoxicated, according to Cowboys consultant Calvin Hill.

Brent's lawyer believes bond was excessive

George Milner, the attorney for Josh Brent, believes that the $500,000 bond set for Brent was excessive -- and only set that high because Brent is a member of the Dallas Cowboys.

Jerry Brown's death easily preventable

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was charged with intoxicated manslaughter, following the death of teammate and roommate Jerry Brown.

Rangers lose another to Red Sox

Texas lost another member of its 2012 team to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, as Koji Uehara signed a one-year contract to call Fenway Park home in 2013.

Lamar Odom schadenfreude update

Going back to LA hasn't been able to fix whatever has been ailing the itinerant former Maverick.

Elite prospects not faring well under Mack Brown

Despite having a consensus top 5 recruiting class in 2009, 2010 and 2011, the Longhorns have only two All Big-12 first team selections in 2012.

Mike Gundy would be crazy to leave

With Oklahoma and Texas looking as weak as they have in some time, there's absolutely no reason for the Oklahoma State coach to leave, particularly for a difficult job like Arkansas.

Soria, Rangers agree to terms

Joakim Soria and the Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a contract that would bring the former Royals closer to Texas.

Kirk Herbstreit goes overboard with MAC hate

The MAC Champions may not "deserve" to be in a BCS bowl, but let's not act like that they're the most unqualified team in one this year.

Nick Foles had a football in his baby photo

The Eagles quarterback received an early exposure to the sport of football.

Tony Romo passes Troy Aikman on Cowboys TD list

The Dallas Cowboys quarterback passes Troy Aikman to become the franchise all-time touchdowns leader.

Bryant, Romo are must-starts in fantasy

Tony Romo and Dez Bryant are must-starts in Week 13, as the regular season in fantasy football comes to a close.

Nats in on Greinke

Zack Greinke could join Stephen Strasburg in a star-studded rotation in Washington D.C.

Angels acquire Tommy Hanson

Tommy Hanson, once thought to be one of the best young pitchers in baseball, was acquired by the Los Angeles Angels.

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