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Terry optimistic about playing

ARLINGTON (AP) — Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Terry is already training for next season, despite the uncertainty created by the NBA lockout. Terry, the union representative for the NBA champion Mavericks, says he is very optimistic there will be a season, though he realizes the potential for a delay at the start. Terry threw […]

Texas rolls over Jays

ARLINGTON (AP) — Nelson Cruz got his boomstick back in a big way for the Texas Rangers. Cruz broke out of an extended slump with a career-high eight RBIs, driving in runs with hits in each of his four at-bats, while Colby Lewis took a no-hitter into the sixth inning in the Rangers’ 12-2 win […]

Djokovic wins Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Until Sunday, Novak Djokovic never managed to win a grass-court tournament of any sort, let alone Wimbledon. Until Sunday, Djokovic never was able to beat Rafael Nadal in a Grand Slam match, let alone a final. Until this marvelous — and nearly perfect — year, Djokovic was very good. Now he’s […]

Dodgers file for bankruptcy protection in Delaware

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court Monday, blaming the refusal of Major League Baseball to approve a multibillion-dollar TV deal that owner Frank McCourt was counting on to keep the troubled team afloat. The Chapter 11 financing permits the Dodgers to use $150 million for […]

Barton to introduce online poker bill in Congress

Joe Barton

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas plans to introduce a federal bill to legalize online poker, hoping to pull the estimated $6 billion industry out of the shadows at a time when its top operators are facing serious legal troubles. The Republican lawmaker told The Associated Press he plans to introduce […]

Mavs pick up guard in draft night trade

Dallas Mavericks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers acquired guard Raymond Felton from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for veteran guard Andre Miller in a trade Thursday night that was part of a flurry of moves that Portland made during the NBA draft. The Blazers also traded swingman Rudy Fernandez to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for […]

Hamilton, Beltre push Rangers past Astros 8-3

Josh Hamilton

ARLINGTON (AP) — Derek Holland and the AL West-leading Texas Rangers quickly settled back in at home. After playing 17 of 20 games on the road, the Rangers got a pair of RBI singles from Adrian Beltre and Josh Hamilton’s two-run triple off the wall in the first three innings Monday night. Holland pitched into the eighth […]

A&M falls to Carolina in CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — South Carolina won its first game at TD Ameritrade Park the same dramatic way it clinched the 2010 national championship in the last College World Series game played at Rosenblatt Stadium. Scott Wingo drilled a bases-loaded single off the right-field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the […]

AP Source: NFL, NFLPA reps meet for 2nd day

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners are meeting with NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith and a group of players for a second straight day in Maryland. A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press that the negotiations have continued Wednesday and they include lawyers for both […]

Mavs erase deficit, tie series

MIAMI (AP) — Down by 15. Only 7:14 left. On the road. Headed toward an 0-2 deficit in the NBA finals against a Miami Heat team ready to be crowned NBA champions since LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade last summer. It’s pretty remarkable that the Mavericks overcame it all to win the game […]

Mavs stage huge comeback

Dallas Mavericks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City had a 15-point lead with five minutes left and a raucous crowd ready to celebrate a series-tying victory. Instead, a longtime Thunder problem — closing out games — showed up again and now Oklahoma City is staring at a potential season-ending game at Dallas. The Mavericks […]

Lee beats Rangers

Texas Rangers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cliff Lee saw the trainer running to the mound and waved him off. A liner off his back wasn’t going to stop him. Lee threw eight dominant innings against the team he led to the World Series last year, Ryan Howard hit a solo homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Texas […]

Martha Green

Martha Green

Martha Green, 67, passed away at the Ennis Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Martha was born in Avalon, Texas on August 2, 1943 to James Roland and Bennett Lee (Campbell) Beets. She grew up in Avalon and graduated from Avalon High School in 1961. After graduation she attended North Texas State University […]

Mavs to face Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Coming off his worst performance in the playoffs, Kevin Durant couldn’t get his shots to fall again. Then he caught a glimpse of his mother dancing around during a timeout and, like magic, the ball started going through the net. Durant scored 39 points for his best offensive outing of the […]

Rangers take series finale

ARLINGTON (AP) — With the bases loaded in a tie game, Chris Davis walked up to the plate thinking about what happened in a key situation the previous day. This time, Davis was clutch for the Texas Rangers. Davis, who had already homered Sunday, drove home the tiebreaking run with an eighth-inning single in a 5-4 victory […]

Rangers fall to Angels

Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON (AP) — Dan Haren is comforted that the Los Angeles Angels won the game, even though the hard-luck starter has gone nearly a month without a victory of his own. Maicer Izturis had a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning to push the Angels past the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Saturday, a game in which […]

Lakers could end reign, Jackson’s career with thud

DALLAS (AP) — So this is how it could end for Phil Jackson, the guy who turned Michael Jordan into a champion, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal into champions, and Bryant into a winner without O’Neal. With a sweep. To the Dallas Mavericks, no less, a team with a postseason reputation that is, well, pretty […]

Mavs up 3-0 on Lakers

Dallas Mavericks

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 32 points, Jason Terry had 23 and Peja Stojakovic scored 11 of his 15 in the fourth quarter, rallying the Dallas Mavericks to a 98-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night that puts the two-time defending champions on the brink of elimination. Dallas trailed by seven […]

Cowboys take OT Smith

IRVING (AP) — Tyron Smith already has a claim to fame in Dallas Cowboys lore. He is the first offensive lineman drafted in the first round by Jerry Jones. Since Smith is only 20, and the Cowboys took him with the ninth overall pick, they are counting on him to grow into something a lot more special. […]

NFL to resume football


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL has told its teams and players to get back to football, at least for now. In a memo released Thursday hours before the draft, the NFL said players could resume voluntary workouts at team facilities, meet with coaches and go over playbooks beginning Friday. It also promised to distribute detailed […]

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