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Texas Legends Trying to Lure Allen Iverson

From ESPN’s Marc Stein: Iverson has likewise resisted the Legends’ overtures so far this season — as well as a similar offer last season — but sources say that the Legends are trying again now because they’ve moved back to the top of the list in the D-League’s waiver line, meaning they’d have an unobstructed […]

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Young Leukemia Patient Gets a Call From Batman

Must. Not. Cry. Zach Guillot, a Dallas resident and Parish Episcopal student who is battling acute myeloid leukemia, got a call from Batman, aka Christian Bale, last week. Best quote: “Anybody can be Batman. Anybody. Anybody can be as strong as Batman, and help people.” Jesus. It’s nine minutes long, but try not to watch […]

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Texas Motor Speedway Cuts Ticket Prices, Smoking in Grandstands

Texas Motor Speedway has banned smoking in the grandstands for the 2013 season, and slashed ticket prices on 15,000 seats, the track announced Monday. The move comes a year after the track had the highest-attended Nascar event of the season, the Samsung Mobile 500; the event drew 159,000 spectators. “We drew the biggest crowd of […]

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Dirk Nowitzki: ‘You Don’t Want To Build Your Franchise On Hope’

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon caught up with Dirk Nowitzki at pretty much the worst possible time — following a dispiriting home loss to the Western Conference’s worst team, the New Orleans Hornets, in overtime. Frustrated, Dirk had plenty to say: “I always liked to think you don’t want to build your franchise on hope. We hoped for […]

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It Was Not A Fever Dream. You Did See the Wienermobile in Dallas Yesterday.

My mother always said the best press releases include the subject line: “WIENERMOBILE VISITS DALLAS AREA THIS WEEK.” I thought it was a strange maxim as a child, pushed it into the back of my head, and forgot about it for 20 years. Yesterday, it bounded back into my consciousness. I found the Wienermobile at […]

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Tyson Chandler: Knicks’ Fast Start is ‘Dallas All Over Again’

I don’t get to say this very often. I’ve lived through Eddy Curry, Jerome James, and entire Bleacher Report slideshows dedicated to “New York Knicks: The 10 Worst Draft Picks of the Past Decade,” which imply that there has been (on average) a terrible draft pick every year for 10 straight years. But maybe things […]

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Wanda Jackson, 74, Rocks the Granada

When Jack White asked Wanda Jackson to record the risque Amy Winehouse song, “You Know I’m No Good,” the legendary rock/rockabilly singer balked. She is 74, after all, and a born-again Christian to boot. “It’s too sexually explicit,” Jackson said she told White. “And besides that, it’s not age appropriate.” So, the two compromised. The […]

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