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Bernie Ball

Sports Rush: Bernie Ball

Rush Olson
There’s a race going on, one that generates more attention than even the biggest Olympic 100-meter dash or New York Marathon. A few finalists have broken away from the field in the contest to become U.S. Commander-In-Chief. A...


Courtesy Brad Newton/Texas Rangers

Sports Rush: Spring Training Finds

Rush Olson
If you visit Surprise, Arizona for Rangers spring training, you probably won’t find yourself needing to source several bags of whole pecans. You likely won’t find yourself at the mall seeking the cheesiest temporary tattoos...



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For the Love of the Game

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we offer some sweet sports hilarity.
Rush Olson
Sports isn’t a groovy kind of love. It’s a passionate, scream-at-your-partner, declare-your-undying-affection-10-seconds-later, sacrifice-your-dignity-for-a-moment-of-pure-ecstasy sort of love. Basketballer Michael Jordan f...


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The Liverpool Way: Texas Style

The Reds have come to North Texas to train elite soccer players, from youth to semi-pro.
Rush Olson
The goalkeeper dived to his right. His outstretched hand made just enough contact with the ball to deflect it over the crossbar. As he landed, the red “liver bird” logo on his left shoulder hit the ground with the rest of h...



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Upper 90: Around the Bend

LAST CALL
I think most of the things that I hate the worst can be attributed to a matter of one individual ruining it for everyone. It’s the kid who prompts the recall of a really cool toy because he manages to stub his pinky toe in a ...


SIX FEET DOWN, SOMEONE IS ROLLING OVER RIGHT ABOUT NOW (Wikipedia photo)

Jerry Jones Jonesing For Off-Field Action?

Jeff Prince
The song “Me and Mrs. Jones” might have slipped Jerry’s mind. Sports gossip blogger Terez Owens is posting photos of what appears to be the Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones discussing, er, ...



Agata Trzebuchowska ponders her future in the Catholic Church in Ida. See Friday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 16 The Fort Worth Cats have now put some distance between themselves and the bottom two teams in the United Baseball League, but they still have some work to do if they want to catch first-place Rio Grande Valley and wh...


Young Vaquero fans get to cavort on the field during halftime and after games. Kenneth kost

Take Me Out to the Soccer Match

At LaGrave Field, the Vaqueros may outdraw the Cats.
KENNETH KOST AND JEFF PRINCE
The fascination with World Cup Soccer not only filled local pubs and sports bars with enthusiastic fans this summer, but the fervor also spread to LaGrave Field, where the Fort Worth Vaqueros FC semi-professional soccer team, i...



Arlington Heights High School is at the center of another controversy, this one involving the alleged unfair treatment of Hispanic students. Jeff Prince

Red Card

An Arlington Heights coach charges retaliation and racism in the treatment of his team.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In January, five Arlington Heights High School soccer players, all Hispanic, were found smoking marijuana and also had beer in their room in a San Antonio hotel. The students were in town for a soccer tournament; their coach, C...


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Premium Rush

Former sports promoter Rush Olson is helping document the rebuilding of West.
KRISTIAN LIN
For starters, Rush Olson’s first name comes from his mother’s side of his family. “People always think it’s something to do with Rush Limbaugh or the Canadian band Rush,” said the 45-year-old Fort Worth native. One of...