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Matthew Postins

Matthew Postins is an award-winning sportswriter who has covered high school, college and professional sports. He writes about Dallas-Fort Worth sports for CultureMap. 

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A Validating Start

Amid Rangers' shaky start, pitcher Martin Perez stays rock solid

By Matthew Postins

Twenty-six starts, 11 victories and one Rangers Rookie of the Year award. That was enough to get the Texas Rangers to commit a four-year, $12.5 million contract to pitcher ...


A Solid Start

Texas Rangers show toughness as they grind out wins in season-opening series

By Matthew Postins

The Texas Rangers struck an early blow for resiliency in their first series of the season. The Rangers scored 10 runs on opening day but were still clobbered, 14-10, by ...


Mavs Time Lost

Rick Carlisle reveals biggest regrets this season, but will they cost Mavs a playoff berth?

By Matthew Postins

One-hundred and sixty-four minutes. Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle wants you to understand those 164 minutes are important. To the average person, that’s nearly three hours. In the ...


SMU Heads To NYC

Mustangs ride wave of momentum to NIT Final Four at Madison Square Garden in New York

By Matthew Postins

Remember all those hurt feelings that the SMU Mustangs felt after being snubbed by the NCAA Tournament? It looks like they got over it. "About a week ago, we were ...


Curses of Spring

Injury woes saddle Texas Rangers with unusual opening day and challenging 2014 season

By Matthew Postins

The Texas Rangers have become a trendy pick to win the American League and, by extension, play in what would be their third World Series in five years. The Sporting ...


College Football Game Changer

Unionizing or otherwise, it's time for NCAA athletes to have their say

By Matthew Postins

When I was in college, I applied for many scholarships. They came with conditions. You know, things like maintaining a certain grade point average, remaining a full-time student and graduating ...


Money Talks

Why Mark Cuban is wrong and Jerry Jones is right about NFL's future

By Matthew Postins

Mark Cuban isn't putting much stock in the future of the NFL. In fact, he's predicted the league's implosion in just 10 years. In his rant against ...


Disappointment on The Hilltop

SMU's NIT bid lacks prestige but holds silver lining for Mustangs

By Matthew Postins

What if you invited a bunch of your friends over to dance, but no one got the chance? SMU experienced that feeling Sunday afternoon. The expectation on The Hilltop was ...


Cowboys Cut Their Losses

Jerry Jones has to stop writing contracts like Miles Austin's

By Matthew Postins

Miles Austin’s contract is another recent example of the kind that Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones needs to stop writing. The Cowboys cut the wide receiver ...


Tough Call for the Cowboys

Decision to cut DeMarcus Ware shows Jerry Jones is changing his ways

By Matthew Postins

By cutting DeMarcus Ware, the Dallas Cowboys may have shifted the paradigm of how they look at aging players. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones could be accused of ...


Kinsler Fires Back

Ian Kinsler's explosive interview proves Rangers made right call in trading selfish second baseman

By Matthew Postins

Ian Kinsler has pulled back the curtain and given us a glimpse of his raw emotion after being unceremoniously traded from Texas to Detroit. The picture that's emerging isn ...


Million Dollar Decision

Is an aging, injury-prone DeMarcus Ware still worth all that Cowboy salary cap space?

By Matthew Postins

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was quite clear about one thing during his interview with media covering the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis — a decision will have ...


Hot Seat Skipper?

High expectations put Ron Washington in hot seat with Texas Rangers

By Matthew Postins

The next 10 months will be spent dissecting whether or not Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett will get a second contract with the Dallas Cowboys. But he’s not ...


The Difference Maker

Samuel Dalembert shows Dallas Mavericks upside of his roller coaster nature

By Matthew Postins

The headlines provide proof of Dallas Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert's mercurial nature this season. On January 12, Dallasnews.com asked “Has Dallas Mavericks’ Samuel Dalembert re-earned trust after sleeping ...


The Hilltop is Hoppin'

Larry Brown propels SMU basketball to prominence with old-school attitude

By Matthew Postins

Before last weekend, SMU men’s basketball coach Larry Brown said he had been a part of four “court-stormings,” which isn’t an official statistic but is something we see ...


A Timing Issue

Dallas Mavericks look for any way to get rookie Shane Larkin on the court

By Matthew Postins

Rookies get used to not being “the man” when they get to the NBA, unless they’re lucky enough to get drafted into a situation in which they’re needed ...


A Small Victory in Valley Ranch

Dallas Cowboys hire new play-caller, but at least it's one of Garrett's guys

By Matthew Postins

Did Jason Garrett just win an argument with Jerry Jones? One could make the assumption that the hire of Scott Linehan as the Dallas Cowboys’ new play-caller might represent such ...


The Dirk Bargain

Dirk Nowitzki wants back in Dallas, but what price makes sense for the Mavs?

By Matthew Postins

Dirk Nowitzki isn’t playing like a guy who’s slowing down. He’s averaging 21.1 points per game this season, nearly four points better than last year’s ...


The Status Quo

Jerry Jones chooses pride over progress by keeping lackluster Cowboys coaching staff intact

By Matthew Postins

Jerry Jones must be aware that you think his defense stunk on ice last season. He also must know there is ample evidence to back up that unit’s mythic ...


Fresh Legs

Brandan Wright means more to Dallas Mavericks than just stats right now

By Matthew Postins

By mid-season, the typical NBA player starts to feel the wear and tear of the season. If someone has played quality minutes in every game, it’s not out of ...


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