Sports Morning Headlines-Tuesday, 04/12/11

News from around the Texas Sports Scene for Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

Lippy Terry doesn’t want any help from the Spurs - Loquacious Dallas guard Jason Terry has promised to personally knock the Spurs out of the playoffs as he repeatedly maintained that the Mavericks were the best team in Texas over the second half of the season.  The Mavericks jumped a half game ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference after notching a 98-91 overtime victory over Houston Monday night. The Spurs are safely tucked into the No. 1 seed in the West with two games remaining.   READ MORE

Project Spurs: Spurs news and notes: Real life matters, the tiebreaker, and more - With all the talk of the NBA playoffs, the end of the regular season, and more, checkout the San Antonio Spurs and their mascot, the Coyote, giving a Spurs fan stricken with down syndrome a room makeover -- Spurs style.  The Spurs also helped out at a fundraiser for Eddie Moreno, a San Antonio high school basketball player who was paralyzed from the neck down after getting shot in a road-rage incident:  "The Spurs Coyote and a few Silver Dancers also made an appearance and posed for photos, and Eddie Moreno T-shirts, buttons and wristbands were sold at a rapid clip. The event turned out to be a full-blown festival that brought a few thousand people together."   READ MORE

Adelman wants to continue coaching - Though Rick Adelman says he hasn't had talks with owner Leslie Alexander about coaching the Rockets next season, he did offer his strongest indication yet he'd like to continue in his profession.  "I don't think I've lost the desire to coach. I think I still can do it," Adelman said. "This team has been a lot of fun. It's been tough during the season. When you go through it, it's not that easy. When you're working with a group of guys that won't quit and play above and beyond what people expect them to do, it's a lot of fun when you look back on it.   READ MORE

Rockets downed by Dallas in OT - The closing stretch against the Mavericks on Monday night was a microcosm of the 2010-11 season for the Rockets, a campaign filled with as many frustrating near misses as inspiring valiant performances.  Rockets coach Rick Adelman found a quintet that he liked and locked into that personnel grouping for the final nine-plus minutes of regulation and four-plus minutes into overtime. Legs were weary thus shots were short and defensive rotations slow, but Adelman felt moved by their effort so he rode that group until they had nothing left to give.   READ MORE

Mavs move to the No. 2 seed with 98-91 win over Houston - The Dallas Mavericks kept alive their chances of nailing down the Western Conference's No. 2 seed. And it came in dramatic fashion.  Jason Terry and Shawn Marion hit buckets that helped the Mavs survive a 98-91 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night at the Toyota Center. The baskets by Terry and Marion gave the Mavs a comfortable 94-89 lead with 52.5 seconds left.  Terry sealed the game with a pair of free throws with 19.2 seconds left that pushed the Mavs ahead 96-91.   READ MORE

Jet says he knew the score, but did he? - With the Dallas Mavericks trailing the Houston Rockets by one point and 1.5 seconds left in the game, Jason Terry stepped up to the free throw line needing to hit two to win it.  "With Jet on the line with one second to go," Dirk Nowitzki said, "I’ll take that any day."  As long as Terry knows the right score. It certainly appears that Terry, an 85.4 percent free throw shooter, thought he only needed one free for the lead. His second attempt bounced high off the rim. The Rockets tried to corral the rebound, but it bounced out of bounds as the buzzer sounded, ending regulation in an 86-86 tie.  Only Terry was in the midst of a full sprint the other way. He raised his arms, pumped his fist, smiled big and sure seemed to be celebrating victory No. 56 of the season.  He says that wasn't the case.   READ MORE

 

 

 

 

Lewis out for remainder of Rangers road trip - Colby Lewis isn’t expected to pitch again for the Rangers during this road trip. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ron Washington unveiled the news before Monday’s game in Detroit.  Lewis’ wife, Jenny, is pregnant with the couple’s second child and is due this week. The original plan was to induce labor Wednesday night after the right-hander started in Detroit earlier in the day, however, Friday’s rainout ended those plans.   READ MORE

Texas Rangers: Does Hot Start Prove 2011 Team Better Than World Series Team? - After the final out of the fifth game of the World Series last season, it was hard to imagine that the 2011 version of the Texas Rangers could possibly repeat the miraculous run that saw them reach baseball's promised land for the first time in franchise history.  Texas figured to be competitive and still the popular pick to win the American League West, but another run through baseball's powerhouse teams in the playoffs seemed unlikely.   READ MORE

Myers has been model of consistency for Houston - Brett Myers has been with Houston for a little more than one season, but in that time he has become as consistent a pitcher as you will find in the Majors.  The 30-year-old right-hander has picked up where he left off last year, throwing six-plus innings in each of his two starts. Getting through six has become more or less expected since Myers signed with the Astros prior to the 2010 season. He has gone that distance in 34 of his 35 starts with the Astros. Last season, Myers set a club record by lasting six or more innings in his first 32 starts of the season -- becoming one of five pitchers since 1920 to last at least six innings in their first 32 starts of the season.   READ MORE

Astros topped by Cubs - Starlin Castro says he doesn't care where he bats in the lineup.  On Monday night, he certainly appeared to like the leadoff spot.  Castro, Darwin Barney and Marlon Byrd combined for seven hits, five runs and three RBIs and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros.   READ MORE

 

 

 

 

For Bergeron, AFL answers questions - What should you do with your time if you’re an NFL journeyman player, unsure of when your next paycheck will come from an employer that is currently not doing business?  One player, who finished last season on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad, isn’t waiting around to learn when the NFL will resume play. No, Troy Bergeron is strapping on his shoulder pads and helmet and playing football for a different league.  Bergeron, who re-signed with the Cowboys in January, had his contract voided when the NFL lockout went into effect in March. Knowing he needed to find a source of income, Bergeron joined the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League.  "I'm just trying to make a living," Bergeron recently told The Times-Picayune. "I don't have time for this lockout thing to get settled; I have bills to pay."   READ MORE

Houck doesn't mind 'hooking his wagon' to Garrett - Veteran offensive line coach Hudson Houck knows what attracts assistant coaches to certain teams.  A piece of advice he received early in his career still rings true 27 years later.  "You want to hook your wagon to a guy you think is going to be a winner," Houck said.  And Houck believes the Dallas Cowboys will be a winner under Jason Garrett. He has been around Garrett long enough to make that prediction, too.   READ MORE

Bradshaw: Concussions have caught up - Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw says he's feeling the effects of numerous concussions sustained during his NFL career.  The 62-year-old Shreveport native said Monday he has been having short-term memory loss as well as the loss of hand-eye coordination. He also said he is undergoing rehabilitation for those ailments.  "I forgot the numbers. It's pretty staggering," Bradshaw said. "If you play in the NFL and start for 10 years, it's not good. It is not good."   READ MORE

NFL Draft 2011: Latest Houston Texans Rumors, News and Speculation - NFL Draft Rumors and Speculation for the Houston Texans.  The NFL draft is just 17 days away and news is flying around from sources all over the place.  Teams are making their draft plans and here is where we will be sharing all of the latest news, rumors, and speculation relating to the Houston Texans.  In the last week, I have learned a lot about Houston Texans’ fans. While they seem to be a forgotten group, they are passionate about their team, and strongly desire a winner.   READ MORE

 

 

 


NHL draft lottery on Tuesday, Stars likely to pick 14th - Here is the NHL press release:  NHL DRAFT DRAWING TO BE CONDUCTED TUESDAY.  NEW YORK/TORONTO (April 10, 2011) -- The National Hockey League Draft Drawing, a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, will take place Tuesday, April 12, at 8 p.m. ET.  The League, in cooperation with TSN, will unveil the results of the Draft Drawing live during a 30-minute program, produced and televised by TSN in Canada. The special presentation will also be simulcast on VERSUS.  NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly will be live in TSN's studio to reveal the order of selection for the top picks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The Draft Drawing involves Clubs that do not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or the Clubs that acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff clubs.   READ MORE

Brett Hull donates golf winnings to Dallas charity - This past weekend the Dallas-based hockey star, Brett Hull, participated and placed in the 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament in Las Vegas. The tournament is recognized as one of celebrity golf's most anticipated events, having raised over $5 million for charities worldwide since 2001.  Brett Hull and his golf partner, Jerome Bettis, placed 4th in the tournament, finishing one under par, and took home $10,000 each for the charities of their choice. Hull chose to donate to the Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). "I chose DIFFA after my wife Darcie introduced me to this incredible organization, and I saw firsthand the tremendous impact they have in Dallas," explained Hull.   READ MORE

NOW WHAT? - There might not be enough saliva available to lick the wounds after that "win and you're in" dud the Stars played in St. Paul yesterday.  Cripes, a Saint Bernard couldn't sloppily drool enough to sooth the mental scrapes and burns inflicted by the Wild.  A game - and the failure to muster up a "we will not be denied" effort - like that one should tell you plenty about your team. You couldn't beat a floundering club full of minor-league call-ups when it meant the most. Ugh!   READ MORE
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