<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usSun, 26 Feb 2017 20:52:53 -0600Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:52:53 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cowtown Marathon Is One for the Record Books]]> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:09:26 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/208*120/Cowtown+Start+22617.jpg

A chilly breeze could not stop thousands of runners from taking part in the 2017 Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth. At least one of the races set a new record.

Officials said there were 8,500 registered runners in the 39th year of the event. Here are the winners:

Half Marathon

Men's Winner: Julius Koskei, Morristown, New Jersey: 1:04:23 (new record)

Women's Winner: Joan Alyabei, Lansing, Michigan: 1:15:31



Men's Winner: Justin Gable, Amarillo, Texas: 2:28:00

Women's Winner: Amy Puzey, Calgary, Canada: 3:01:29


Miller Coors Ultra Marathon (50K distance)

Men's Winner: Calum Neff, Katy, Texas: 3:09:35

Women's Winner: Tracy Gruman, Grapevine, Texas: 3:44:51


The Cowtown is the largest multi-event road race in North Texas. It brings $10.4 million into the Fort Worth economy annually. 

NBC 5 is a proud sponsor of The Cowtown.

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<![CDATA[Inside High School Sports - Segment 4]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:08:06 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+IHSS+Logo.jpg

A look at this week's playoff edition of the Inside High School Sports Plays of the Week.

<![CDATA[Inside High School Sports - Segment 3]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:05:58 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/IHSS_022517__Segment_3_1200x675_885012547762.jpg

Little Elm guard R.J. Hampton and head coach Rusty Segler are in studio as Hampton receives his Newcomer of the Year bobblehead.

<![CDATA[Inside High School Sports - Segment 2]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:02:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/IHSS_022517__Segment_2_1200x675_885020227504.jpg

More playoff highlights, plus this week's Inside Story focuses on one L-D Bell player that re-wrote the record books.

<![CDATA[Inside High School Sports - Segment 1]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:56:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEW+IHSS+Logo.jpg

This week's high school basketball playoff highlights, including the Chasing The Ring matchup between Cedar Hill and Allen.

<![CDATA[Aikman Reflects Back on the '92 Cowboys Season]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:52:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/aikman+still.jpg

During a reunion event in downtown Dallas, Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman shares his thoughts on the Cowboys' 1992 team that won the Super Bowl.

<![CDATA[Conversation with Stars TV Announcer Dave Strader]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:02:40 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/stars_dave_strader_1200x675_884946499663.jpg

NBC 5's Mercedes Owens talks with Stars play-by-play announcer Dave Strader, who recently returned to the booth as he continues to fight against a rare form of cancer.

<![CDATA[The Cowtown 5K and 10K Off And Running]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:05:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/race_image_1200x675_884869187749.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Dickerson Among Inductees Into TX Black Sports Hall of Fame]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:40:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dickerson_tx_black_sports_hof_1200x675_884625475602.jpg

NBC 5 sports director Newy Scruggs talks with Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, who is part of the Class of 2017 for the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame.

<![CDATA[Foreman to be Inducted Into Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:03:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/George+Forman+and+Newy.jpg

Texan, heavyweight boxing champion and Olympic gold medalist George Foreman will be inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame this weekend. NBC 5 Sports Director Newy Scruggs talked to the champ about the honor.

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<![CDATA[WWII Pilot to Compete in Cowtown Marathon]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:26:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ernie-lacroix-cowtown-marathon.jpg

Ernie LaCroix, a World War II veteran who recently celebrated his 98th birthday, will compete in the Cowtown Marathon's 5K Saturday.

<![CDATA[One on One with Jon Daniels]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:00:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/JD_one_on_one_1200x675_884279364000.jpg

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says the 2017 team is a World Series contender.

<![CDATA[Mavs G.M. Nelson on he Process Behind the Noel Trade]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:06:43 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Mavs_Donnie_Nelson_Trade_1200x675_884407875867.jpg

Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson discusses the process behind the trade that brought forward Nerlens Noel to Dallas and makes a comparison to a former Mavericks player.

<![CDATA[Jameis Winston Speech Angers Parents]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:27:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/JameisWinston0224_MP4-148796316337200001.jpg

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is being criticized after comments he made to students at Melrose Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

<![CDATA[FC Dallas Rolls in Champions League Quarterfinal]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:57:18 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/OSCAR_PAREJA_ON_WIN_OVER_ARABE_FOR_WEB_1200x675_883832387874.jpg

FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja talks about his team's strong showing in a 4-0 win against Arabe Unido in the quarterfinal match of the CONCACAF Champions League.

<![CDATA[Troy Aikman Has High Praise for Cowboys QB Dak Prescott]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:57:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TROY_AIKMAN_ON_DAK_PRESCOTT_FOR_WEB_1200x675_883831875803.jpg

Dak Prescott gained a lot of support for his play on the field but his ways off the field is also getting the attention of Pro Football Hall Of Famers, including three-time Super Bowl champion and former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman.

<![CDATA[Troy Aikman to Lead United Way Fundraising Campaign]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:16:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/troy+aikman+united+way.jpg

Troy Aikman, Pro Football Hall of Famer and Dallas Cowboys legend, says that for all of his accomplishments on the field, he may have saved the biggest play of his life for the United Way.

Aikman sat down with NBC 5's Meredith Land to announce that he is leading the organization's fundraising campaign this year.

The father of two daughters says giving back to his community is important in the Aikman household.

"I am hopeful that whether it's through my example or what they are learning from others, that it will be a part of their life for the rest of their lives, because it certainly is important," Aikman said.

To kick off the fundraising efforts, Aikman has named the United Way the beneficiary of the "25th Anniversary of the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Champions."

The event, organized by Aikman, will honor coaches and teammates from Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII and XXX. The star-studded event is this weekend in Dallas.

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<![CDATA[The Foundation Behind the Baseball Success at Dallas Baptist]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:38:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DBU+baseball.jpg

There was a time when the baseball program at Dallas Baptist University flew under the radar. That time is over.

The Patriots are now very well known in the world of college baseball. In its latest rankings, Collegiate Baseball has DBU ranked 23rd in the nation. Dallas Baptist may still be considered a "mid-major" school, but it has a history of taking on the larger schools and walking away with the win.

"We always knew the only way we were going to compete is that we have to be great at developing our players," said head coach Dan Heefner. "That's always been our calling card and what we want to be the best at."

DBU made its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2008 and won the Fort Worth Regional in the 2011 tournament to advance to the Super Regional round for the first time. The Patriots have made six NCAA regional appearances in the last nine years and have had a 40-plus win season in five of the last six years.

DBU isn't just taking on the larger schools on the field, but is also doing the same in the recruiting world.

"What we have is really unique," said Heefner. "We feel like if you want to come to develop, there's no better place in the country. Not only develop as a baseball player but as a person. If you are a guy who just loves it and wants to see how good you can become, this is the place for you. If you want all the other stuff, like football games, tailgaters, frats and that stuff, this isn't your place. It's just focused on baseball, your faith, your character and your education. You don't have other things pulling you in different directions. We have an oasis here for creating an environment where you can truly develop as a total person."

And the players seem to embrace it, which helps explains the team philosophy "getting one-percent better every day."

"It's just kind of a mindset," said senior infielder Camden Duzenack. "You just show up to the field and understand you've got to improve on something that day, whether it's bunts, hitting, defense or just being a better teammate. There's something to get better at each day. Off the field, our biggest thing is growing spiritually as men. We do Bible studies as a team in the locker room once a week. Classes are also very important. You can't play if you don't make the grades. You just have to keep up with everything. If you just stay disciplined, it gets easier and easier."

"We say we are a blue-collared team," added freshman pitcher/infielder Ray Gaither. "That means you get up in the morning, you get what you need to get done, you go the extra mile every day. It sounds like getting one-percent better every day is easy, but it is actually difficult."

Gaither, a standout at Coppell, had interest from major league teams leading up to the MLB draft last year but stuck with his decision to play at Dallas Baptist prior to his senior season. In his first collegiate start, Gaither threw four hitless innings while striking out five in the 8-4 win over No. 21 Rice, earning his first collegiate win.

"I originally had an idea in my mind of what would work out for me," said Gaither. "I realized personally I wasn't ready for that commitment and felt like I needed to develop my skills more. I really love the campus here, the coaches, the facilities, just the demeanor on how they go about it. Being a fan going through high school is why I came here."

Despite all the success, there is still one goal that has eluded the Patriots: the College World Series. Dallas Baptist is off to a 3-1 start this season and the favorite to repeat as the Missouri Valley Conference champion. The Road to Omaha isn't easy, but the Patriots are ready for the challenge.

"There's a little bit different of a feel this year," said Duzenack. "We've got a lot of talent on this team. We've got a lot of guys that believe in each other. We just come ready to improve ourselves each day."

"Coach Heefner has always talked about how we don't play the other team, we play the baseball," added Gaither. "The idea behind that is just you play the game, and if you play it to the best of your ability, things could work out in your favor. If it doesn't, that happens in baseball. We are never intimidated by the other team on the other side of the diamond and we are never out of the game."

Dallas Baptist begins a three-game weekend series against New Mexico at Horner Ballpark on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Doney's One-on-One with Rangers Manager Jeff Banister]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:00:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Doneys_One_on_One_with_Rangers_Manager_Jeff_Banister_1200x675_883719747982.jpg

NBC 5's Pat Doney talks one-on-one with Rangers Manager Jeff Banister at spring training.

<![CDATA[Rangers Scout Who Signed Profar Passes Away]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:07:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*122/GettyImages-127235041.jpg

Tough news for the Texas Rangers.

The club announced international scout Jose Luis Felomina passed away on Thursday in his native Curacao following a long illness at the age of 50.

“The Texas Rangers family is truly saddened by the passing of Jose Luis Felomina,” said team President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels. “Jose was a dedicated scout who was outstanding at his job and a great asset to this organization. His grace and continued work ethic as he fought these last couple of years was an example for all of us. We send our thoughts and prayers to his family at this difficult time.”


Felomina had worked as a Rangers’ scout in Curacao since 2008. Among the players he signed were infielders Jurickson Profar, Juremi Profar and catcher Sherman Lacrus.

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<![CDATA[Sixers Fans, Media Rip Team for Trading Noel to Dallas]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:18:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/untitled_sequence.02.jpg

The word across the NBA is the Mavericks clearly won the trade they made with the Sixers to land their new starting center Nerlens Noel.

In Philly, the media is all over their NBA club for getting a disappointing former first rounder Justin Anderson, a health-challenged center Andrew Bogut who isn’t going to be around and two second round draft picks.

Comcast Sports Net Sixers Insider Dei Lynam is down on the trade.

Corey Seidman fo CSNPhilly.com bashed the Sixers for moving on from Noel:

So, given the return, the only explanation for Thursday's deadline trade of Noel to the Mavericks was that the Sixers definitively concluded they did not want to match a high salary for Noel.

Either that or they just really, really love Justin Anderson.

The trade was initially sold as Noel to Dallas for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a protected first-round pick.

In reality, the trade is Noel for Anderson and two second-round picks.

Bogut wants to be a free agent and will either be traded or bought out, according to multiple reports. So, forget about him.

The 2017 first-round pick? It's top-18 protected, meaning the Sixers would get it only if the Mavericks pick 19 to 30. The Mavs currently own the NBA's seventh-worst record, so it would take a miracle for them to win enough games to decrease their draft stock that much.

If the pick does not convey in 2017 -- and again, it's not happening -- the Sixers instead get Dallas' second-round picks in 2017 and 2018.

So, yeah, it's Noel for Anderson and a pair of second rounders.

Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo is getting shredded on Twitter by his fan base.

So Mavs fans, feel good. The club got younger and after the season they will have to deal with Noel’s restricted contract status.

I think after watching Tyson Chandler leave twice in free agency the Mavericks will lock up Noel.

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<![CDATA[Tony Romo Has Advice for Oscar Host Jimmy Kimmel]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:46:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/E-Romo-FaceTime.jpg

Jimmy Kimmel is entering the last hours of prep time before his big Oscar hosting gig, and he's getting advice from Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

In the middle of an interview with E! News, host Jason Kennedy dialed up No. 9 to give Kimmel some advice.

Romo gave Kimmel some sage advice from the golf course via FaceTime.

"Just don't f--k up the Oscars," Romo joked."At the end of the day, if they are picking you, you know they don't got much to pick from."

Not what you expected right? It probably was not what Kimmel expected either.

"Well thanks Tony. It's a very inspirational talk," Kimmel replied. "I hope you're a coach one day because that's the kind of thing to get the players really fired up."

By the way, E! is owned by NBC Universal, same as NBCDFW.com.

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<![CDATA[Jameis Winston: I Used 'Poor Word Choice' in Talk With Students]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:44:48 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/174*120/GettyImages-630219098.jpg

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he "used a poor word choice" when he told female students at a Florida elementary school that ladies are "suppose to be silent."

While speaking to third- through fifth-graders at Melrose Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Winston intended to inspire the students with his three rules of life: God, school and the idea that "I can do anything I put my mind to," according to the Tampa Bay Times.

But when some of the male students appeared to be bored by the speech, Winston's attempt to energize them seemed to disparage the females in the room, the Times reported.

"But all my boys, stand up. We strong, right? We strong! We strong, right? All my boys, tell me one time: I can do anything I put my mind to," Winston said. "Now a lot of boys aren't supposed to be soft-spoken. You know what I'm saying? One day y'all are going to have a very deep voice like this. One day, you'll have a very, very deep voice."

He continued: "But the ladies, they're supposed to be silent, polite, gentle. My men, my men (are) supposed to be strong."

Winston later told the paper that he misspoke and his comments have overshadowed a larger message.

"I was making an effort to interact with a young male in the audience who didn't seem to be paying attention, and I didn't want to single him out so I asked all the boys to stand up," Winston said. "During my talk, I used a poor word choice that may have overshadowed that positive message for some."

The NFL quarterback has spent much of his pro career trying to rehabilitate his public image after a career at Florida State that was marred by several off-field controversies.

Winston was accused of sexual assault by a fellow student in 2012, but was never charged with the crime. He settled a civil lawsuit in Decemeber  filed by the woman.

He led the Seminoles to a national title and won the Heisman Trophy in 2013. 

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<![CDATA[Dallas Baptist Baseball: "Getting 1% Better Every Day"]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:58:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DBU_One_Percent_Mentality_1200x675_883016259566.jpg

Dallas Baptist infielder Camden Duzenack and pitcher Ray Gaither explain the Patriots' mentality of "getting one-percent better every day."

<![CDATA[Mavericks Trade Bogut, Anderson to 76ers for Nerlens Noel]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:50:49 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-504402880.jpg

The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers for Nerlens Noel ahead of the NBA's 2 p.m. trade deadline Thursday, according to a report.

TheVertical's Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Thursday morning that the Mavericks acquired the 6-foot-10 Noel in exchange for center Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a top 18-protected first-round draft pick.


The Mavericks will work to sign Noel to an extension, according to Wojnarowski.

Noel, a power forward and center, is averaging 8.9 points, 5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 19.4 minutes per game this season. For his career, he's averaging 10.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 28.3 minutes per game.

The 22-year-old Noel was selected No. 6 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Kentucky and traded to Philadelphia later that day. He was named to the NBA's first-team All-Rookie team during the 2014-15 season.

Bogut, whom the Mavericks acquired from the Golden State Warriors in 2016, was averaging 3 points and 8.3 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game this season.

Anderson, the Mavericks' first-round pick in 2015, has averaged 5.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game for his career.

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<![CDATA[Hamilton Returns to Spring Training, Says Knee Looks Good]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:23:15 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/474878928.jpg

Josh Hamilton was back at Spring Training Thursday morning after doctors examined his left knee and told him it "looked good."

The 2010 American League MVP said he felt pain in his surgically reconstructed knee Tuesday after participating in running drills. He flew from Surprise, Arizona, to Houston Tuesday night to be evaluated by Dr. Walt Lowe.

Hamilton said Lowe told him an MRI showed his knee was structurally sound and the pain he was experiencing could be a from a tiny flap that may have caught on something.

Hamilton received a platelet-rich plasma injection and flew back to Surprise Wednesday afternoon.

“I call it getting the kinks out," he said. "After kind of battling with the knee for so long the last couple of years, this is a little tiny blip in the big scheme of things."

Hamilton said he'll spend the next few days riding a stationary bike and training in the facility's pool. He hopes to be back on the field batting and catching by the end of the weekend.

"My confidence hasn’t wavered any," he said. "I’m still focused on being here and being a part of this team this year and understanding that I’m not in any hurry right now because it’s really early in camp. So I’m totally at peace with what’s going on right now.”

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<![CDATA[Josh Hamilton Has 28 Million Reasons Why He Will Not Retire]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:49:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-492307716.jpg

NBC 5 Sports Director Newy Scruggs tells us why Josh Hamilton, who left Rangers Spring Training after experiencing discomfort in his left knee, will not going hang up the cleats.

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<![CDATA[Michael Johnson Academy Trains Football Players for Combine]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:43:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MICHAEL_JOHNSON_PERFORMANCE_NAT_PKG_1200x675_882792515915.jpg

College football athletes are training at the Michael Johnson Performance academy in McKinney before the NFL Scouting Combine, which begins next week.

<![CDATA[Tom Brady Compiles Hilarious 'Suspect Board' of Possible Jersey Thieves]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:50:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/brady-jersey-GettyImages-485055278.jpg

Tom Brady has remained fairly quiet about the investigation into his missing Super Bowl jersey that was reportedly stolen from his locker.

The jersey — valued at $500,000, according to a Houston Police Department report — was worn by the star quarterback during the New England Patriots’ 34-28 comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 5.

Brady noticed his No. 12 jersey was missing from his bag in the team's designated locker room inside NRG Stadium after the game. He told a team equipment manager he remembered putting it in his locker and that "someone stole it."

And while the Texas Rangers are on the case to find the jersey caper, Brady has compiled his own list of possible suspects.

In a Facebook post Wednesday, Brady posted a photo of a “suspect board” of possible culprits. The prime suspect: Julian Edelman, who Brady calls a “sneaky lil squirrel.”

The hilarious board also lists Gollum from J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit,” the "guy who stole Khaleesi's egg" on the HBO series "Game of Thrones,” Lady Gaga, Steve Carrell's character from "The Office,” Michael Scott, Brady's dog Scooby ("always steals Fluffy's food), film shark “Jaws” ("takes things without asking," "violent history”), the Pokemon character Gary Oak ("bad kid!”), the O'Doyle brothers from the Adam Sandler film "Billy Madison,” the clown who stole "Air Bud" ("who steals a dog from a kid?") and even Brady himself. The quarterback pinned his infamous "deflategate" courtroom sketch photo on the board, with the caption "Creepy Me.”

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    <![CDATA[Josh Hamilton Leaves Practice to Have Knee Evaluated]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:08:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/josh-on-crutches-surprise.jpg

    Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton left practice Wednesday after he "felt something" in his knee while running, according to officials.

    The 35-year-old Hamilton left the team's Spring Training facility in Surprise, Arizona, for Houston for evaluation. Assistant General Manager Mike Daly said the team’s doctor and trainers contacted that specialist, Dr. Walt Lowe, who felt that Hamilton should see him in person.

    "We want to make sure Josh is healthy,” Daly said. "We just have to see what Dr. Lowe says later today before we know what’s going on."

    The 2010 American League MVP signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers in January and is competing for a roster spot as a first baseman.


    Knee injuries sidelined Hamilton for the entire 2016 season.

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    <![CDATA[Kansas State Trolls State of Texas With 'State Champs' Shirt]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:32:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ksu-shirt.jpg

    Kansas State is trolling the state of Texas with "state champs" T-shirt after beating all four Texas teams they played in football in 2016.

    The school's athletic director John Currie tweeted pictures of the shirt Tuesday.


    The Wildcats finished the 2016 season with a 9-4 record, but went 5-0 against teams from Texas.

    Kansas State beat Texas Tech 44-38 and Texas 24-21 in October, then traveled to Waco and beat Baylor 42-21 Nov. 19. They finished the regular season by beating TCU 30-6 in Fort Worth Dec. 3.

    The Wildcats then drew a matchup with Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl Dec. 28 and beat the Aggies 33-28.

    The school made a similar shirt after beating Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas A&M and Texas in 2011.

    Photo Credit: John Currie
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    <![CDATA[Woodson, Liukin Headed to Texas Sports HOF]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:03:55 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tx_sports_hall_of_fame_1200x675_882155587830.jpg

    Former Dallas Cowboys safety Darren Woodson and Olympic champion gymnast Nastia Liukin are headed to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

    <![CDATA[Morris Praises Watson At Davey O'Brien Awards]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:32:58 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/deshaun+watson.jpg

    NBC 5 sports director Newy Scruggs talks with SMU head coach Chad Morris, who recruited Clemson quarterback and 2016 Davey O'Brien Award winner Deshaun Watson.

    <![CDATA[Twins Recovering from Major Surgery Practice with FC Dallas]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:05:46 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bogale+boys.jpg

    Twin boys from Ethiopia who came to North Texas for life-changing back surgeries got the chance to kick around soccer balls with FC Dallas players Tuesday morning.

    Markos and Tamirat Bogale, 17, landed in America in early December.

    For years, both boys suffered from severe cases of scoliosis

    Tamirat's spine was curved at 120 degrees, while Markos's was curved at 60 degrees. It was difficult for them to stand up straight.

    But that was before North Texas doctors gave them the medical help they needed.

    Dr. Ted Belanger, a spine surgeon with the Texas Back Institute, met Tamirat and Markos during a medical pilgrimage to Ethiopia last year. Texas Back then teamed up with Medical City Plano to provide the twins care free of charge.

    The twins underwent back surgery just days before Christmas.

    During their recovery, the boys formed an unlikely friendship with FC Dallas defender Atiba Harris, who came to visit them at the hospital and at home.

    "It was kind of bittersweet, you know. Sad to see them going through what they were going through with the spinal issues, but happy to see them smiling at the same time," Harris said.

    On Tuesday, the twins laced up brand-new cleats and joined FC Dallas players during practice.

    Standing tall, they wore custom jerseys that players signed afterwards.

    "They never take those jerseys off," Harris said, laughing.

    "I'm feeling good," Tamirat said. "It's exciting."

    He is now nearly five inches taller, but will undergo one more surgery on Friday.

    After six to eight weeks of recovery, the twins will head back home to Ethiopia.

    They have been living with Cheryl Zapata, chief development officer at the Texas Back Institute, for the last several months.

    "I haven't seen so many smiles on them in a long time," Zapata said, watching as "her boys" played on the field.

    "Trying to get the jerseys off of them has become a chore. I had to tell them last night, 'No, seriously, wash them!'" Zapata added, laughing.

    Photo Credit: Texas Back Institute]]>