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  1. Mavs bringing back Vince Carter

    Jeff Caplan

    Vince Carter spent Saturday playing in Dirk Nowitzki's Heroes Celebrity baseball game and it appears he could spend the 2012-13 season with Nowitzki as well. The Mavs have exercised their option on Carter's full $3.1 million salary, a source with ...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  2. Source -- Dallas Mavericks exercise option on Vince Carter

    Jeff Caplan

    The Mavs have exercised their option on Vince Carter's full $3.1 million salary, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2012
  3. Charles Barkley: Mavs need to get bigger

    Jeff Caplan

    FRISCO, Texas -- Charles Barkley of course wasn't without his opinions on the Dallas Mavericks and their pursuit of Deron Williams. Here's what he had to say Saturday from Dirk Nowitzki's Heroes Charity baseball game. Q: How will Mavs fare if t...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  4. Dirk Nowitzki on Deron Williams odds: 50/50

    Jeff Caplan

    Dirk Nowitzki, taking some hacks in preparation for Saturday's Heroes Celebrity baseball game in Frisco, said he's just like the rest of us when it comes to Deron Williams' decision. "I still think it's 50/50," Nowitzki said while taking a breathe...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  5. Dirk Nowitzki says Deron Williams becoming a Dallas Maverick is 5...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dirk Nowitzki said he's just like the rest of us when it comes to Deron Williams' impeding free-agent decision. He has no idea which way the All-Star point guard is leaning.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  6. Mark Cuban's free agent HQ will be L.A.

    Jeff Caplan

    Plenty of Dallas Mavericks -- and soon-to-be free agent Mavs -- will be suiting up Saturday in Dirk Nowitzki's Heroes Celebrity baseball game, including Delonte West, Brian Cardinal, Jason Terry, Donnie Nelson and Rick Carlisle. One notable absenc...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  7. In Colonial slugfest, Zach Johnson outlasts Jason Dufner for seco...

    Jeff Caplan

    Zach Johnson rallies over Jason Dufner in Colonial slugfest for second plaid jacket.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2012
  8. Jason Dufner's surge has him 18 holes from rare Dallas-Fort Worth...

    Jeff Caplan

    Jason Dufner can join Ben Hogan with sweep, but Zach Johnson stands in way.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2012
  9. Mavs must match OKC's unexpected heroes

    Jeff Caplan

    It's only two games and with a little late-game luck the Dallas Mavericks' 0-2 hole might have been a 2-0 cushion with the series shifting to Dallas for Thursday's Game 3. Late-game luck isn't the only difference in a postseason rematch with the O...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  10. Unsung hero: The pinch-hitting pitcher

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- It's not unusual for a National League pitcher to be asked to lay down a bunt. It is unusual to get the call as an emergency pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 10th inning and trailing by two runs in a do-or-die World Series game. Card...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  11. Storybook ending eludes Josh Hamilton

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- The fairy tale ending was into its gimpy home run trot. The hero was at once The Natural from the movies and Kirk Gibson from real life. Josh Hamilton's towering home run into the Busch Stadium lights in the top of the 10th inning pus...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  12. Unsung hero: The accidental cleanup hitter

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Michael Young is not your prototypical cleanup hitter. But he doesn't really care and neither does his manager Ron Washington, who just refuses to move him out of the four-spot. "I think the mark of a good manager is putting yo...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  13. Unsung hero: Lance Lynn stops leak

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If you don't think a reliever who gave up a single and a run-scoring sacrifice fly and walked consecutive batters to load the bases within the first six batters he faced can't be a hero of any sort in a World Series game, you didn...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  14. Unsung hero: Mike Adams' sigh of relief

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Between Alexi Ogando's second consecutive blown opportunity and Neftali Feliz's sudden save job, there was Mike Adams' wild ride in the eighth. Acquired for just this pressurized, late-game situation, Adams made his club hold its brea...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  15. Unsung hero: Nick Punto waits out C.J. Wilson

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- It's what eight-hole hitter Nick Punto didn't do in his sixth-inning at-bat against Texas Rangers starter C.J. Wilson that proved significant in the St. Louis Cardinals' 3-2 Game 1 victory. With two outs in 2-2 game, David Freese on t...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  16. Unsung hero: Austin Jackson gets a leg up

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Austin Jackson was pressing at the plate. Maybe it was playing the first two ALCS games in Arlington, Texas, just a 45-minute drive south from his hometown of Denton. Or maybe it was his leg kick. Jackson worked with hitting coach Lloyd...

    Blog | October 12, 2011