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The Mavericks Can Play More Ways Than They Could a Year Ago. But How Should They?

"Adaptability" and "flexibility" might be Dallas' two new buzz words this season.
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Inside Mavs Vault, the State Fair’s Treasure Trove of Dallas Mavericks Basketball

How did 42 years of history get distilled into a display at the Hall of State? Through the Historical Society, a Mavs fanatic curator, an 18-wheeler, and Taylor Swift.
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Slovenia Didn’t Win EuroBasket. I Still Enjoyed (Almost) Every Second of It.

EuroBasket didn't end the way us Slovenians hoped it would. But my journey following Luka and the gang will stay with me forever.
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The Wings’ Problems Run Deeper Than Vickie Johnson

Dallas' decision not to bring back the head coach for a third season is justifiable. But the organization needs a systemic overhaul even more than a coaching change.
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Remembering Jonathan Tjarks and What We’ve All Lost

The 34-year-old sportswriter died last weekend after a long battle with cancer. The people in his life, the city he's from, and the sport he covered are all worse for it.

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What I’m Watching: Luka Doncic and the EuroBasket Stretch Run

Plus: the first full week of Josh Jung and the Cincinnati Bengal whom the Cowboys must slow down on Sunday.
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Football

What I’m Watching: Dak Versus Tampa, the Sequel

Plus: the Rangers-Astros season finale and Luka Doncic in action for Slovenia against Dirk Nowitzki's country.
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Basketball

I’m Spending a Week Following Luka at EuroBasket. It’s a Slovenian Thing.

Where our teams go, we follow. That's especially true when one of them features our first global superstar.
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From Germany With Love: A Dispatch From Dirk’s Second Jersey Retirement

Before he was Dallas', he was Germany's. And that love has never faded.