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Wayne Gretzky

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    The Top 10 Music Video Vixens of All Time

    Jani Lane was 47.​Last night, Warrant singer Jani Lane died alone in a motel room in Los Angeles. He was 47 years old. The news was somewhat puzzling for those who didn't know him. At one time, Lane was on top of the world, with several hits that topped the charts. But Lane also battled an addi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Someone Actually Wants to Buy the Dallas Stars. And Keep Them Here.

    ​The fear with the Dallas Stars is this: Tom Hicks would so bury the team that no one would buy them and eventually they'd leave Dallas. It appears, knock on ice-covered wood, that a savior has arisen. Goes by the name of Doug Miller. Everyone from Mark Cuban to Wayne Gretzky to Mike Modano h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2010

    Sportatorium: Happy Birthday To ... Us!

    ​I'm like you, I didn't know if this thing would make it two weeks. But, whatdya know, all the sudden it's been two years. Seems like just yesterday we launched this lil' corner of the blogosphere. After 730 days, 1,370 items and more than 20,500 comments we've survived to our second bir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Falling Stars

    ​The Dallas Stars cleared out their lockers yesterday. They long ago vacated our minds. Once upon a time Stars games were Dallas' see-and-be-scene. The hockey team won. The bold and beautiful watched. Even as recently as two springs ago we were staying up late and digging in hard for Dallas' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    U.K. Reports Say Hicks Passed on Taking Money, Giving Up Control in Liverpool

    ​It's been three weeks since New York-based Rhone Group offered to take 40 percent Liverppool FC off Tom Hicks's hands for a lousy £100-million investment, which would have been enough to satisfy the Royal Bank of Scotland's demand for a pay-down on that huge hunk o' debt. Which means the 20-day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    BREAKING NEWS: Wayne Gretzky Interested in Buying Your Dallas Stars

    ​The greatest hockey player ever is teaming with two of the sport's most iconic local faces in an attempt to buy the Dallas Stars, according to two sources familiar with the organization's current business landscape. With long-time owner Tom Hicks intent on selling the team, a group led by Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Whitt's End: 7.3.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Any day now expect 103.3 FM ESPN to announce it has signed Michael Irvin and co-host Kevin Kiley to a new contract keeping them in the 11 a.m.-2 p.m. slot. Considering the show's uninspired rati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Video of the Week: Last Go For Mo?

    I know other columnists disagree, but I think this is it. Tonight's the final game in the Stars-studded hockey career of Mike Modano. Horrible season. Getting called out. A team-worst minus-14. Only one goal in his last 34 games. Turning 39 in June. Her waiting at home. Just a gut feeling. It's not& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Brush With Greatness Edition

    My career has its perks. I've sipped Mai Tais on Waikiki Beach with Troy Aikman. Shaken hands with Wayne Gretzky moments after his final NHL game. Seen - first hand - Roger Federer win at Wimbledon, Michael Johnson triumph in Atlanta and Michael Jordan sink his last shot as a Chicago Bull. And as I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Magical Moments Edition

    Actually, yes, I do know how lucky I am to be a sportswriter. Every once in a while, I just need to be reminded. Digging through my old box of media credentials usually does the trick. Jump for four of my all-time faves: (Of course, I don't have a pass from the May 1, 2008 launch of The Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.13.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I know the Mavs have the NBA's longest sellout streak at 301 games, but the fans at American Airlines Center just don't get it. Thursday night's tense game with the Celtics was tied at 91 until Boston's P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    "Mike Modano Is America's Greatest Scorer!"

    I thought that was Wilt Chamberlain. Hi-yo. Regardless, in case you missed it, here's Mike Modano last night scoring points 1,232 and 1,233 against the San Jose Sharks, breaking Phil Housley's record for most points raked up by a U.S.-born pro hockey player. Notes Deadspin this morning, "Wayne Gretz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2007

    Miami Twice

    Assorted notes, quotes and anecdotes from a Thursday night at American Airlines Center that ended in a Mavs blowout win over the Miami Heat, an effortless season sweep and this sobering thought: How the hell did we lose to that team in The Finals? Playing against a marquee opponent in a nationally t ... More >>

  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Frozen Assets

    Once the darlings of Dallas, the Stars and their sport are mired in obscurity

  • Home Entertainment

    October 19, 2006

    Cold as Ice

    NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp.

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Oscar Overhaul

    The Academy--y-a-w-n--Awards desperately need a shot of sports

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Power play

    Coaches and parents in the area's elite youth hockey league say the Dallas Stars are trying to ice anyone who threatens their control of the kid hockey business

  • Culture

    October 7, 1999

    The long goodbye

    It's not yet game, set, match for Jimmy Connors, even at 47

  • Culture

    November 27, 1997

    Pucking great

    Mike Modano has finally become the hockey player he always wanted to be

  • Culture

    November 6, 1997

    Here's the pitch

    The Texas Rangers can't buy a win unless you pay up

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