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Corbett, former Texas Rangers owner, dies at 75

Corbett, former Texas Rangers owner, dies at 75

CNNSI.com MLB.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 24, 2012
Brad Corbett, who owned the Texas Rangers from 1974 to 1980 and was known for frequently switching managers, has died. He was 75.
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  • McCarthy: Cobb to remain Packers' kick returner

    McCarthy: Cobb to remain Packers' kick returner

    CNNSI.com Dec 24, 2012
    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says leading receiver Randall Cobb is too valuable to take off of kick returns for safety reasons.
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  • Cowboys could be left out in the cold against the Redskins on S…

    Cowboys could be left out in the cold against the Redskins on Sunday

    dallasnews.com Dec 24, 2012
    IRVING - The Cowboys may have to bundle up for the first time this season next Sunday, when the high temperature in Landover, Md., home of FedEx Field and the Washington Redskins, is forecast to be 35 degrees. In the first 15 games, Dallas has played in
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  • Cowboys struggle on third down against the Saints

    Cowboys struggle on third down against the Saints

    IRVING - For most of this season, the Cowboys’ offense has been plagued by inconsistency. But even in its darkest hours, Dallas has experienced success on third down. Entering Sunday, their conversion rate in that situation was 44.4 percent — the th
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  • Cowboys coach Jason Garrett likely to ask NFL for further expla…

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett likely to ask NFL for further explanation on fumble call

    IRVING - In back-to-back weeks, the Cowboys have been on the wrong end of a reviewed play. On Sunday, Saints receiver Marques Colston made a catch over the middle and then fumbled the ball forward. The ball rolled 23 yards, setting New Orleans up first-
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  • Garrett: Ware will push through injuries to play this week

    Garrett: Ware will push through injuries to play this week

    DeMarcus Ware was already hurting, and it only got worse. But Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday he expects his star pass-rusher to play Sunday in the loser-leaves-town game against the Redskins. Ware, who was already battling other problems, misse…
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  • Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says timing was right to make switc…

    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says timing was right to make switch at starting safety

    dallasnews.com Dec 24, 2012
    IRVING - On Sunday, Cowboys safety Eric Frampton made his first NFL start. Frampton replaced special teams ace Danny McCray, who had been starting at safety since Week 4, when Barry Church was lost for the season. Frampton was in for 51 of 95 plays agai
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  • Graham’s hustle play a good sign for Saints rebound

    Graham’s hustle play a good sign for Saints rebound

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    The Saints are used to seeing tight end Jimmy Graham make plays. But they’re used to seeing his athleticism at work catching passes and running with them. Graham recovered a Marques Colston fumble Sunday, which set up the game-winning field goal against
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  • Spurs hit franchise-record 20 3-pointers in 38-point rout of Ma…

    Spurs hit franchise-record 20 3-pointers in 38-point rout of Mavericks (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 24, 2012
    On one hand, it was pretty thoughtful of the San Antonio Spurs to decide to give the Dallas Mavericks a thematically appropriate gift to celebrate the return of perhaps the greatest long-range-shooting big man in NBA history. On the other, I'm willing t…
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  • Jason Witten sets TE record in Cowboys loss

    Jason Witten sets TE record in Cowboys loss

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    Cowboys tight end Jason Witten began his season with a lacerated spleen, and finished with a record. But mostly, he’s glad he still has a chance at the postseason. Witten caught his 103rd pass of the year in yesterday’s overtime loss to the Saints, br
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  • NFC East playoff scenarios

    NFC East playoff scenarios

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    With one week to go, the playoff scenarios in the NFC East have become somewhat more simplified but remain complex. Here are the basics of what we know, and I'll get into more detail a little bit further down the post. The game Sunday night between the …
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  • Dirk Nowitzki makes season debut after knee surgery, scores 8 p…

    Dirk Nowitzki makes season debut after knee surgery, scores 8 points in Mavs’ loss to Spurs (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 24, 2012
    Merry Christmas Eve, Dallas Mavericks fans. I got you a 7-foot German. I hope it fits: After being sidelined for the Mavericks' first 27 games following mid-October arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, legendary power forward Dirk Nowitzki made his 2…
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  • Breakfast links: Redskins-Cowboys for it all

    Breakfast links: Redskins-Cowboys for it all

    ESPN.com Dec 24, 2012
    One week to go in the NFC East, and for the second year in a row we will have a Week 17 division title game. Sunday's game between the Redskins and the Cowboys at FedEx Field will determine the 2012 NFC East champion, The Redskins can still get in as a …
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  • NFL morning after: Don’t overlook the Packers

    NFL morning after: Don’t overlook the Packers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 24, 2012
    With 11 NFL games played simultaneously early Sunday afternoon, there were half a dozen big ones with playoff implications. The Vikings pounded the Texans. The Bengals snatched the final AFC playoff spot away from the Steelers. The Redskins held on to b…
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  • Snap Decisions: Falcons aren’t NFC favorites

    Snap Decisions: Falcons aren’t NFC favorites

    yahoo.com Dec 24, 2012
    In 6 in :60, Rodney Harrison says that he believes the Redskins will win the NFC East. He says the Cowboys don’t have the confidence to get the job done in Washington. He says that there isn’t just one person to blame for the Steelers’ disappointing
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  • Tony Dungy’s Playbook: Who will win NFC East?

    Tony Dungy’s Playbook: Who will win NFC East?

    yahoo.com Dec 24, 2012
    In the latest edition of Tony Dungy’s Playbook, Dungy says that he thinks the Cowboys will win. While the Redskins have gotten Robert Griffin III back after his knee injury, Dungy thinks the Tony Romo-Dez Bryant connection is what can put Dallas over th
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  • Cowboys-Redskins showdown for NFC East crown moved to prime tim…

    Cowboys-Redskins showdown for NFC East crown moved to prime time on Sunday night

    dallasnews.com Dec 24, 2012
    The people at NBC are beaming. The folks at Fox are steaming. The Cowboys’ visit to Washington next Sunday will be in prime time on NBC. Kickoff was moved from noon to 7:20 p.m. The behind-the-scenes network lobbying for the game that will decide the NF
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  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Secret Santa 04:04

    TrueHoop TV: Secret Santa

    Dec 24
    The second annual TrueHoop TV Secret Santa edition. Who drew who, and what will they give this year?
  • Video - Cowboys fall to Saints in overtime 02:21

    Cowboys fall to Saints in overtime

    Dec 24
    Jean-Jacques Taylor and Todd Archer break down the Cowboys' overtime loss to the Saints.
  • Video - Battier On Hero Ball 05:10

    Battier On Hero Ball

    Dec 24
    Kevin Arnovitz and Shane Battier discuss the impact of analytics in the NBA, and why so many coaches employ hero-ball at the end of games.
  • Video - GameDay: New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys highlights 04:10

    GameDay: New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys highlights

    Dec 24
    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees throws for nearly 450 yards and three touchdowns to help the Saints defeat the Dallas Cowboys 34-31 in overtime.

Sports Columnists

  • Coast to Coast - Miami Heat still have the winning combination

    Dec 24
    Despite the Thunder's great improvement, the Heat still have the winning formula: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
  • Coast to Coast - Kevin Durant still must best LeBron James

    Dec 24
    If Kevin Durant wants to be the best, he needs to beat the best -- LeBron James.
  • Clayton mailbag: Coaching changes are coming

    Dec 24
    While many are in the spirit of the holiday season, numerous coaches can't enjoy it because they're on the hot seat, writes John Clayton.