• Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, blocks a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71), of Russia, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Niemi, Stars shut out Penguins 3-0 in season opener

    DALLAS (AP) — Antti Niemi couldn’t remember whether he’d ever had two assists in a game before. Matthias Janmark didn’t have anything to remember before he scored his first NHL goal.

  • In this Oct. 15, 2014 file photo, a Frontier Airlines employee directs passengers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland. There are few businesses that consumers love to hate more than airlines, but travelers seem to reserve a special level of vitriol for the no-frills, discount airlines. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    Some travelers love to hate the new discount airlines

    DALLAS (AP) — When the delay on his 90-minute flight stretched past the four-hour mark, David Rankin started tweeting to Spirit Airlines as he and other passengers grew restless.

  • In this Oct. 3, 2015, file photo, California quarterback Jared Goff passes against Washington State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif. ESPN is bringing "College GameDay" to Salt Lake City on Saturday for a showdown of the only remaining undefeated teams in the Pac-12 that few people would have predicted. No. 23 Cal and quarterback Jared Goff are 5-0 for the first time since 2007. The No. 5 Utes (5-0) are getting touted as the top team in the country. Neither team was ranked in preseason. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

    Cal-Utah gets top billing in weekend to beware of underdogs

    California at Utah is more important to the College Football Playoff race than Miami at Florida State.

  • Dallas Mavericks guard Justin Anderson, left, defends as Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay, right, looks for an opening to the basket in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Mudiay scores 17, Nuggets down Dallas 96-86

    DALLAS (AP) — Emmanuel Mudiay scored nine of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks 96-86 on Tuesday night.

  • Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) skates with the puck past Chicago Blackhawks left wing Andrew Desjardins (11) during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

    Stars add title experience behind high-scoring Seguin, Benn

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas will try to convert a second straight promising offseason into a trip to the playoffs, something the disappointing team couldn’t do last season because of a slow start and another slump triggered by a key injury.