Dallas Stars: Mark Cuban

Special guest slated for Heroes Celebrity game

June, 29, 2011
Add a famous newcomer to the always power-packed lineup of celebrity athletes that will be on hand for the ninth-annual Reebok Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game at 6 p.m. on July 9 at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco (7300 RoughRiders Trail).

Joining the famous faces of Mike Modano, Mark Cuban, Bradie James, DeMarcus Ware, Donnie Nelson, Everson Walls, Jason Witten and Dave Annabel, among others, will be none other than the Larry O'Brien Trophy, the NBA's championship trophy won by the 2011 Dallas Mavericks. In lieu of playing in the game, the trophy will stick around and pose with fans for pictures.

Tickets are $5, $7, $12 and $15 and are on sale at Ticketmaster.com (1-800-745-3000) or at the Dr Pepper Ballpark Box Office during office hours. Will call will open at 10 a.m. on July 9. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Money raised from the game will benefit the children's charities of The Heroes Foundation and The Mike Modano Foundation.

Stars, AAC control still interest Mark Cuban

November, 14, 2010
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's name has come up again as being interested in taking the NHL's Dallas Stars off the hands of distressed owner Tom Hicks, that according to a report north of the border from John Shannon of Sportsnet.ca.

Cuban is interested in gaining full control of the American Airlines Center, something he could accomplish by owning both of the buildings' professional sports tennants. On Saturday night, Cuban reiterated his interest in the Stars for that reason, but he said little progress has been made toward a sale that would involve himself.

Cuban said he has been contacted and has had discussions with a half-dozen prospective ownership partners over about year's time, but he added via email, "None of whom are close to doing a deal because of the price tag."

"Nothing has changed," Cuban said. "I have always said I would talk to any interested buyer if I can get control of the arena. I continue to talk to all those that have come through, just as I have the last year."

Cuban and Houston businessman Jim Crane recently tried to purchase the Texas Rangers, but were outbid in an auction by the group headed by Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg.