With the baseball season at the symbolic halfway point, we asked former Unfair Parker Sam Merten to root around in his beard and see if he could come up with anything to say. He obliged ... and obliged ... and ...
Sports are unpredictable. That's why we watch. And there's no greater evidence than t ... More >>
Heading into Tuesday night's 10-3 ass-kicking by the Seattle Mariners, the Rangers and their fans had very little to complain about the 2012 season. Name an offensive stat -- batting average, runs scored, hits, home runs, total bases, on-base-plus-slugging percentage (my personal fave) -- and the Ra ... More >>
Eric Dickerson, the Pro Football Hall of Fame running back and better half of SMU's Pony Express, has joined the growing list of former NFL players suing the league for failing to protect athletes from permanent neurological damage stemming from brain trauma.
Dickerson, along with 14 other players ... More >>
USA Today directs our attention to agent Leigh Steinberg's kick-off column for the Los Angeles Times's small-paper spin-off The Daily Pilot, which ran last week. In it Steinberg tackles the subject of concussions, which, he writes, have become an "undiagnosed health epidemic ... sweeping athletic ... More >>
Yesterday I surmised that the Rangers' offense would suddenly improve with the returns of sluggers Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz. But not me -- nor even Texas -- thought it would happen that fast. Or that far.
Fresh off the disabled list, Hamilton homered in his first at-bat and Cruz ad ... More >>
Ah, the bad ol' days. Hilarious.While the Mavs were sleeping last night, they might have won another playoff game. How's that?
Because over in Memphis the Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder played only the sixth triple-overtime game in NBA playoff history. On the heels of Saturday's ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenEven before Michael Young demanded to be traded, the likelihood that he'd swap uniforms before the expiration of his contract in 2013 seemed like a long shot at best. Despite a résumé that includes six All-Star nods, a batting title, an (undeserving) Gold Glove and five cons ... More >>
This is the price we pay for David Stern's mission to make the NBA a global game. Because, after further review, yes, a million Chinese can be wrong.
When the NBA announces its 2011 All-Star Game starters during tonight's double-header on TNT, the Western Conference's center will be ...
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Last time we saw Tony Romo in action he was sprawled out on his back October 25 at Cowboys Stadium, victim of a vicious sack that resulted in a broken collar bone. Eventually placed on injured reserve, Romo missed the Cowboys' final 10 games of the disastrous season.
Even though he's be ... More >>
Nate Newton has lost almost 200 pounds.
His son, Tre, has lost his interest in playing football.
Tre, a running back at Texas, decided this week to give up football in part because of numerous concussions. The sophomore missed last week's loss to Oklahoma State after sustaini ... More >>
I'm amazed that Texas Rangers' pitcher Dustin Nippert is alive, much less well.
When I initially saw Austin Jackson's line drive hit Nippert in his right temple and carom over Michael Young's head into left field for a double, I thought the worst. Didn't you? The worst, as in, you can die from a s ... More >>
Last Sept. 12, SMU cornerback Derrius Bell suffered a concussion in a game at Alabama-Birmingham. Sidelined for three weeks, he returned against TCU and, on the game's first play, violently hit a Frog receiver after a reception.
The tackle forced a fumble, and gave Bell another concussi ... More >>
A month from tonight - that's right, tonight - the NFL Draft will commence in prime for the first time.
Currently with the 27th overall pick, what will your Dallas Cowboys do? A safety? Perhaps Southern Cal's Taylor Mays or Texas' Earl Thomas? An offensive lineman for when, not if, Flozell A ... More >>
Adam JamesSpeaking of Craig James, here goes a big mistake. I'm going to invade Richie's territory and offer an opinion on a sports story. I was actually prohibited from writing about sports once when I was a daily newspaper reporter because of my appalling lack of knowledge. Maybe I'm about to g ... More >>