Matt Cassel named Cowboys' starter (1:29)
Rangers battle in Toronto, Game 5 of ALDS (3:13)
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Cassel to start over Weeden after bye

Brandon Weeden has been informed by Cowboys coaches that the team will start Matt Cassel after the bye week vs. the Giants, according to ESPN and media reports.

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Texas mascot retires after cancer diagnosis

Bevo XIV, which has been Texas' mascot since 2004, has been diagnosed with Bovine Leukemia Virus will retireimmediately. His last game was Saturday's upset win over Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown.

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2hJake Trotter

Hey recruits: Charlie Strong wants you

Texas offensive coordinator Jay Norvell is having fun with Charlie Strong's Red River Showdown postgame celebration,

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3hTodd Archer

Cowboys already feeling a draft?

The Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of their first three-game losing streak of the Jason Garrett era. When will they break out of it?

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Bautista is not napping, he's stretching

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Not much to hang your hat on

The Cowboys' offense is moribund without Tony Romo, but the defense isn't producing any takeaways, either. How far did the Cowboys fall in our rankings after a third consecutive loss? NFL Power Rankings

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Calm before the storm. Toronto manager John Gibbons relaxes during Jays optional workout

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU RB Aaron Green was asked Tuesday to describe QB Trevone Boykin and his fourth-quarter heroics at Kansas State. His answer: "Legendary. Trevone is a legendary player. Gonna go down as one of the all-time greats."

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Draft Dirk? Our expert says, 'Nein'

In Joe Kaiser's pre-draft summation, he suggests staying away from the 37-year-old Mavericks cornerstone after Nowitzki's scoring hit a 15-year low last season. Fantasy draft tips

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Boykin narrows the gap in Heisman race

TCU QB Trevone Boykin is still behind LSU RB Leonard Fournette, but Boykin picked up a first-place vote and nine second-place votes from our experts. Heisman Watch

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9hJohn Buccigross

Buccigross: Happy hockey new year

The hockey new year is upon us, so let's dive into predictions for standout rookies, how some intriguing teams look so far, early playoff projections and the top 10 college teams in the land.

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Rangers miss chance in Game 4

Texas' offense and pitching were productive for the team in the late innings of Monday's game. By then, however, Toronto had staked itself to a huge lead and cruised to the win.

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6hJake Trotter

Take Two: Will Texas make a bowl game?

In this week's Take Two, we debate whether the 2-4 Texas Longhorns will make a bowl game, on the heels of their 24-17 win over Oklahoma.