Posts Tagged ‘basketball’
Kevin Kratzke plays Buddy Holly in Texas Family Musicals’ farewell show, Fri.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 12 Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan have earned rave reviews in the U.K. for their performances in Skylight, a David Hare play about a wealthy restaurateur who drops in on his much-younger ex-girlfriend and finds her teach...


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They Playin’ Bas-ket-baaalll

LAST CALL
How many Mavs fans are in this city? I ask because I recently became obsessed with Manu Ginobli’s magical passing ability, and I know that here in the land of Open Carry Rights Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, saying nice things about ...



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Final Four weekend

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Jerryworld, a.k.a. AT&T Stadium, now gets the opportunity to make up for that blizzard-stricken Super Bowl of a couple of years ago by hosting the Final Four this weekend. The games are on Saturday –– Florida and Connec...


EDDIE GAEDEL AT BAT (Associated Press photo from Wikipedia public site)

Mark Cuban Envisions Brittney Griner As Maverickess

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Morning News report that Mark Cuban is considering drafting Baylor women’s basketball standout Brittney Griner reinforces the notion that the Dallas Mavericks owner is a marketing genius. Griner has about as mu...



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Swish!

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Though it isn’t the Final Four, the regional round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament offers up some tasty games –– the four surviving teams from the South region will stop by Cowboys Stadium this weekend. The firs...


The TCU vs Kansas game tips off at 8pm at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 6 Joining the Big 12 was a football decision for TCU, but it has had a severe impact on the men’s basketball team. The Horned Frogs are still looking for their first win in conference play, and they’ll have their wo...



Lithuania's men's basketball team at the 1992 Summer Olympics

Donnie Nelson Screens Basketball Documentary

Kristian Lin
Mavericks fans and devotees of recent Eastern European history will want to show up at Dallas’ Magnolia Theatre tomorrow evening. That’s when Mavs’ president Donnie Nelson will be there for a screening of The ...


My New Sports Hero

Kristian Lin
I’ve never given a crap about the New York Knicks, but all of a sudden I’m in the market for their Number 17 replica jersey. That’s because their point guard Jeremy Lin has suddenly caught fire. After leading ...



Elevate: Rêves du Hoop

Senegalese basketballers step up to the line in this documentary.
KRISTIAN LIN
Any documentary about basketball has to contend with the long shadow cast by Hoop Dreams. The new film Elevate isn’t in that league, yet it is a smooth piece of work (as you’d expect from something produced under the ESPN F...


Notes Before the World Cup Final

Kristian Lin
So we’re going to have a first-time World Cup champion. Either Holland or Spain is about to enjoy the greatest moment in its sporting history. I’m jazzed for that. Hope you are, too. I have some notes from the soccer hate b...