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Leading Off (4/21/14)

The Mavs Lost: But maybe coulda, shoulda won. Probably too many jelly beans.

Bill Blair Dies: The Booker T. grad and Negro League pitcher was 92. In 1949 he launched Southwest Sports News, a newspaper that specialized in reporting on black college games. The paper was later renamed The Elite News, and focused coverage on Dallas’ black community for decades. Dallas Police Chief David Brown tweeted his condolences, saying “A very bright light is dimmed…rest in peace my friend…and prayers to the family.”

Police Officers Accompany Fort Worth Mayor to Australia, Local I-Team is ON THE CASE: The security detail cost “more than $10,000,” guys, and the CBS I-Team is ON IT. (The Fort Worth city budget for FY2014 is $1.45 billion.)

Boy Shot in Forest Hill: Vague statement about guns, keeping them away from children, and other cliches.