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Sports Injuries

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Can the Rangers' Season Be Saved?

    Derek Holland. Matt Harrison. Martin Perez. Geovany Soto. Prince Fielder. Jurickson Profar. Engel Beltre. Three-fifths of the rotation, the starting catcher, the starting first baseman, the starting second baseman and the backup outfielder are currently not playing. This doesn't include players who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    The Terrifying Pre-Super Bowl Concussion That Scared the Hell Out of Troy Aikman

    Troy Aikman's concussion in the third quarter of the 1994 NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers is now just a footnote on the team's march to a second consecutive Super Bowl victory, which itself gets lost in telling of the mid-'90s golden age of America's Team. Aikman's injury gets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    A Texas Rangers Midseason Report: It's Time to Go All In

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Best Part About the Rangers Inking Roy Oswalt? Low Expectations and a Big Upside.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    SMU Legend Eric Dickerson Joins the Latest Concussion Lawsuit Against NFL

    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 >>

  • News

    August 18, 2011

    Concussing Our Kids, One Hit At a Time

    While pro sports finally fess up to the dangers of high-impact athletics, trainers, coaches, parents and lawmakers struggle to curb head injuries that are even more dangerous for kids.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Aikman's Agent Recounts QB's Concussions to Illustrate "Undiagnosed Health Epidemic"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Well, That Didn't Take Long: Welcome Back, Josh and Nelson

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Grizzlies-Thunder: Who Should Mavs Fans Be Rooting For?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Making the Best of a Bad Situation: What Texas Should Do to Resolve Michael Young Mess

    Photos by Sam Merten​Even 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    NBA All-Star Starters Announced Tonight. Yao = In? Dirk = Out?

    ​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 ... Yao ... More >>

  • News

    January 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Tony Romo Golf = Bad Decision?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Tre Newton to Texas: I Quit

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    I Thought Dustin Nippert Was Dead

    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 >>

  • News

    April 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    SMU Cornerback Gets His Bell Rung

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Do You Trust Jerry Jones in the NFL Draft?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Schutze Puts on Leather Football Helmet

    Adam James​Speaking 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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Ranger Danger

    Shelved with bone spurs, maybe C.J. can contort himself into a career with Circque Du Soleil. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not coming in here to take up for C.J. Wilson. The dude has long been a clown who this year in spring training pissed off his teammates with his hot political views. And last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Summer = Bummer

    Tiger Woods: 3 minor knee surgeries, 14 major championships. With news today that he needs another knee surgery and time to heal a broken leg, Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open victory just became even more miraculous. In conjunction, Dallas golf guru Hank Haney just got jiggy with the "clear" button on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2007

    A Depressing Story About Mel Renfro

    On the front page of this morning's New York Times is a piece about how "clinical depression among retired National Football League players is strongly correlated with the number of concussions they sustained." The story's based on a study conducted by the University of North Carolina’s Center for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2007

    The Texas Rangers: By Disappointing, They Do Not Disappoint

    Diamond in the rough: Formerly a Rangers pitching-prospect great, Thomas Diamond will now miss the entire 2007 season. It wasn't so long ago that Thomas Diamond, Edinson Volquez and John Danks were going to be the one-two-three punch of the Texas Rangers' pitching rotation. They even had their own n ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Texas Ranger

    Chan Ho Park

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Dallas Cowboy

    Darren Hambrick

  • Culture

    September 28, 2000

    Head Aik

    Hey, the mob's right: Troy is woozy and washed up--let's bring back Steve Pelluer!

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