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Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea watched in horror as Hurricane Maria tore through his home island of Puerto Rico. He had to do something.

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It didn't take Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki long to join an exclusive club of NBA players who have scored at least 30,000 points. 

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By the time the dust settles on Dirk Nowitzki’s career, he could be a Dallas Maverick for almost half his life.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: There are tons of fireflies in Texas thanks to last year’s rain; Mark Cuban could play for either team when it comes to the vice presidency; watch two journalists rappel down the Reunion Tower; and more.

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The Dallas Cowboys may be America’s Team – and they’re also the country’s most valuable sports team.

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Basketball fans are up in arms. Free agent DeAndre Jordan backed out on his verbal agreement to join the Dallas Mavericks, and instead, will rejoin the Los Angeles Clippers. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Spurs beat the Mavs; Toyota is moving to Plano; what did Dallas look like in 1939?; and more:

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For the first time since 2008, Dallas is a basketball -- and hockey -- playoff town.

The Dallas Stars started their first postseason run in six years Wednesday night against the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks in California. (The Ducks defeated the Stars in the first game, 4-3. Game 2 is 9 p.m. Friday in California.)

Their basketball brethren, the Dallas Mavericks, are harboring some long-shot dreams, too: They start the NBA playoffs this weekend, their first postseason appearance since 2012.

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A Dallas federal jury found this afternoon that billionaire Mark Cuban did not commit insider trading.

After nearly four hours of deliberations, a jury of seven women and two men cleared Cuban on all counts, saying the government did not prove that the Dallas Mavericks owner had received confidential information from the CEO of mamma.com.

The Securities and Exchange Commission had accused Cuban of using confidential information to dump his shares of mamma.com and avoid losing $750,000.

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Mark Cuban’s insider trading trial continues today, with the Dallas Mavericks owner back on the witness stand.

Cuban told jurors he first learned that the Securities and Exchange Commission was suing him for alleged insider trading when he tuned into the cable channel CNBC one morning in 2008.

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Phony falls in basketball just got serious. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has teamed up with biomechanics experts at Southern Methodist University to study "flopping" -- when a player deliberately falls to deceive referees into thinking there's been a foul. 

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Dirk Nowitzki has done just about everything a basketball player can do: He's the the first European-born player to win the NBA's MVP award. He led the Mavericks to the NBA title. And he's an 11-time All-Star. 

Next up: How 'bout a shot into space?

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A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary says a lawsuit that Texas filed against the health care giant has been settled for $158 million.