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MLB 6 hours ago

Beanballs, Boos, Lost Legacy? Astros, MLB Brace for Fallout

AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán lost their jobs in the wake of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scam, leaving three teams without managers three weeks before the start of spring training...

  • Mavericks Jan 12

    James leads Lakers Over Frustrated Doncic, Mavericks

    DALLAS — LeBron James drove for easy layups or quick passes to open shooters at the 3-point line early in another meeting with Dallas phenom Luka Doncic. The 20-year-old Mavericks star played the last few minutes of the first half with a jersey he ripped into a V-neck look on a frustrating night against the player he admired growing up…....
  • Mavericks Jan 10

    Doors Open Early for Mavericks Friday Game Due to Weather

    The Dallas Mavericks announced that doors will open early for the Friday, Jan. 10 game against the Los Angeles Lakers due to weather. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tip-off is at 8:45 p.m. The Mavericks organization suggests to arrive early to avoid traffic and weather delays. Any game related updates will be posted on

  • Dallas Stars Jan 10

    Bishop, Stars Blank Ducks for 6th Straight Win

    A special night for Corey Perry and Andrew Cogliano ended with yet another businesslike victory for their Dallas Stars. Ben Bishop made 27 saves in his 33rd career shutout, and Roope Hintz had a goal and an assist in the Stars’ sixth consecutive win, 3-0 over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. Denis Gurianov and Alexander Radulov scored pow...
  • Rangers Jan 10

    Rangers Agree to Minor League Deals With Garcia, Jones

    Right-hander Luis Garcia and former major league outfielder-turned-pitcher James Jones have agreed to minor league contracts with the Texas Rangers that include invitations to major league spring training. Garcia, who appeared in 64 games last year for the Los Angeles Angels after six seasons with Philadelphia before that, will have a $1.1 million ...
  • Arlington Jan 9

    Globe Life Field, New Home of the Texas Rangers, now 90% Complete

    Construction at the new home of the Texas Rangers, Globe Life Field, is nearing completion. The team said Thursday that the ballpark is now 90% complete and that roughly 24,000 of the stadium’s 40,300 seats have been installed. The decking is also done and the retractable roof is 85% complete. Preliminary work on the field surface is underway...
  • Mavericks Jan 9

    Porzingis’ Knee, What’s Luka Dončić’s Ceiling, Pat Doney and Tim Cato Discuss

    NBC 5’s Pat Doney and The Athletic’s Tim Cato discuss the Mavs season to this point, Kristaps Porzingis’ knee injury, and the ceiling for Luka Dončić and the Mavericks in the second half of the 2020 NBA season.

  • Tokyo 2020 Jan 9

    IOC Details Rules on Political Protests at Olympics

    Olympic athletes have been told which protests will not be allowed at the 2020 Tokyo Games. That means no taking a knee and no political hand gestures. The IOC Athletes’ Commission has published a three-page guidance document after consulting with competitors. Athletes wanted clarity about how a long-standing ban on political protests in venu...
  • Stars Jan 9

    Stars Extend Winning Streak to 5 With Victory Over Kings

    Dallas Stars coach Rick Bowness wishes he had an answer for his team’s slow starts. The good thing is they haven’t proved to be a detriment. The Stars extended their winning streak to five Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings as Jamie Benn and Blake Comeau scored 37 seconds apart in the second period....

  • Mavericks Jan 9

    Jokic Scores 33 to Lead Nuggets Past Mavericks

    All it took for Nikola Jokic to get going were a few words of encouragement from Denver Nuggets coach Mike Malone at halftime. Jokic scored 26 of his 33 points in the second half and Denver pulled out a 107-106 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night to finish 3-2 on its longest road trip of the season. Jokic…

  • Plano Jan 9

    Sport Climbing Competition Coming to Plano

    This summer, competitive climbing takes the world stage. The sport makes its Olympic debut in August. The road to Tokyo runs right through North Texas. This weekend, a climbing gym in Plano will host the USA Combined Invitational. Kiara Pellicane-Hart, 16, will compete. She’s one of the best youth climbers in the world, medaling in two internationa...
  • Stars Jan 9

    Stars Defenseman Johns Could Be Close to Return From Long Absence

    Dallas Stars defenseman Stephen Johns could be nearing a return after missing a season and a half because of issues with headaches. The Stars loaned Johns to the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League on Wednesday for a conditioning assignment. The club didn’t indicate how long he would be in the minors. Johns missed all of last season......
  • Cowboys Jan 8

    Sherrington: ‘Blown Away’ by McCarthy’s Emotion at Introductory Press Conference

    The Dallas Morning News sports columnist Kevin Sherrington joins NBC 5 Sports Director Newy Scruggs to discuss the introductory press conference for new Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy.

  • Rangers Jan 8

    Texas Rangers Announce 2020 Game Times

    The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday game times for the upcoming 2020 season — full schedule available below. The team said that with the move indoors to Globe Life Field, they are adjusting the time of most weekend home games in 2020 to 6:05 p.m. Saturday and 1:35 p.m. Sunday. There are, of course, exceptions, including three 3:05 p.m. star...
  • Rangers Jan 8

    Chirinos, Rangers Close to Reunion on $6.5M Deal, AP Source

    A person familiar with the deal says Robinson Chirinos and the Texas Rangers are close to reuniting on a $6.5 million contract Robinson Chirinos and the Texas Rangers were close Wednesdayto a $6.5 million, one-year contract to reunite after the veteran catcher spent a season with the AL West rival Houston Astros. A person familiar with the deal sai...
  • sports Jan 8

    NBC 5 Sports Podcast: Episode #7

    NBC 5’s Pat Doney and 105.3 The Fan’s Roy White discuss the Cowboys hiring Mike McCarthy, the upcoming NFL playoff weekend, Luka Doncic’s incredible run, and the best and worst of the week in this week’s NBC 5 sports podcast.

  • Cowboys Jan 9

    Cowboys Introduce Mike McCarthy as New Head Coach

    The Dallas Cowboys say they’ll introduce head coach Mike McCarthy during a news conference Wednesday afternoon, confirming the coach has been hired to replace Jason Garrett.

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