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2009-05-20 12:04:23

The ex-girlfriend of Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki says she is pregnant with his child and they had planned to get married on July 18th. Cristal Taylor told Wednesday's Dallas Morning News that she blames Nowitzki's longtime German coach for ordering an investigation into her past and turning Nowitzki against her. Taylor, 37, spoke by telephone from Beaumont, Texas, where she is jailed on an outstanding warrant stemming from a 2006 felony theft charge, the Morning News reported. The...

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2009-05-09 23:18:30

The former husband of a woman arrested at the home of Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki says she stuck him with $330,000 in debt. Nowitzki has avoided reporters and made no comment on Cristal Taylor's arrest. He returned to the court for the first time since the arrest Saturday, with the Mavericks dropping their third game in a row to the Denver Nuggets in their Western Conference semifinal series. James Westerhaus told The Dallas Morning News he divorced Taylor because of her...

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2009-05-07 10:26:01

A 37-year-old woman was arrested by FBI task force agents at a Dallas home belonging to Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, police said.. Dallas police said Cristal Taylor was named in warrants for a probation violation in Missouri and a theft charge at Jefferson County, Texas, The Dallas Morning News said Thursday. Mavericks spokeswoman Sarah Melton said Taylor had been staying at Nowitzki's home. Anonymous sources said Taylor and the NBA all-star have been dating. Authorities told the...

2009-01-13 23:22:19

Chauncey Billups sank two foul shots with 2 seconds remaining Tuesday, giving Denver a 99-97 victory over Dallas. The Nuggets led by as many as 17 points, but Dallas rallied to take a four-point advantage with 1:32 to play on Dirk Nowitzki's two free throws. Denver then scored six straight points, including a layup by Anthony Carter with 25 seconds to go that gave the Nuggets a 97-95 advantage. Nowitzki followed with a dunk for the last of his 44 points, but Billups was fouled by Jason Terry...

2008-12-26 23:14:16

Ronnie Brewer scored 21 points Friday and the Utah Jazz put together an excellent defensive effort to defeat Dallas 97-88. The Mavericks had a three-game winning streak snapped and their hopes for a fourth-quarter comeback were reduced when Dirk Nowitzki was kicked out of the game for committing a flagrant foul early in the final period. Kosta Koufos chipped in 18 points for the Jazz and Detron Williams had 17 points to go with 13 assists and four steals. Utah had lost four of its previous...

2006-08-30 08:25:05

By Alastair Himmer SAITAMA, Japan (Reuters) - The United States broke out of a first-half slumber to beat Germany 85-65 and reach the last four of the world basketball championship on Wednesday. The U.S. blew a one-point game wide open in a high-energy third quarter as the red-hot tournament favorites moved a step closer to ending a six-year world and Olympic title drought. The Americans will take on Greece in Friday's semi-finals after the European champions overpowered France 73-56...

2006-08-19 01:17:35

HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Dirk Nowitzki poured in 27 points as Germany eased past hosts Japan 81-70 in the opening game of the basketball world championships on Saturday. Japan, back in the championships for the first time since 1998, had no answer to Nowitzki as the Dallas Mavericks' seven-foot forward scored 20 first-half points to send Germany on their way to a comfortable win. In other Group B matches on Saturday, African champions Angola take on Panama while Spain face New...

2006-08-11 10:00:18

BEIJING (Reuters) - Yao Ming finally got some court time on Friday but could not prevent China losing 82-73 to Germany in a world championship warm-up tournament in Nanjing. The Houston Rockets All Star, China's best player, received a huge ovation from the crowd when he returned to action for the first time since breaking his foot in an NBA game in April. The 7 ft 6 in center was used sparingly and Germany, inspired by a dynamic performance from Dallas Mavericks franchise forward...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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