Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki's deal is official. The Mavs announced that Nowitzki re-signed Wednesday.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Braves acquire Infielder Travis Demeritte RH power big tools with some upside ...hestarted in Futures Game. Harrell and Alvarez were not even in Braves organization nine weeks ago and Harrell was actually released out of minors and Alvarez was a waiver claim. Nice deal for Braves.

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Dream and nightmare scenarios: Texas

A Big 12 title trophy and a 10-year extension for Charlie Strong... or will Texas be searching for a new coach next season?

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Putting Tony Romo's value in context

We know Dallas is a mess without Romo, but just how crucial is he? Per ESPN Stats & Info, the Cowboys are 23-11 with Romo and an ugly 1-13 without him since 2013. Top stats to know

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Defense is lacking in Big D

Randy Gregory's potentially extended suspension won't help the Cowboys' pass rush, which was just one area in which the team's defense struggled last season.

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Could Tulane be the Big 12 expansion wild card?

Don't underestimate the academic profile of New Orleans-based Tulane as an expansion school in the minds of the Big 12's presidents and chancellors.

The Cowboys' substance abuse blame game (1:40)
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How can Rangers land Chris Sale?

No matter what, the deal would have to include at least one of Nomar Mazara, Jurickson Profar or Joey Gallo, Jim Bowden writes. And that's just where the conversation starts. Potentials trades for Sale (Insider)

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Mavs will beat statistical prediction

ESPN's recent Summer Forecast for the Western Conference calculated that Dallas will finish 40-42 next season. Bradford Doolittle doesn't see a roster that added Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes dropping below .500. West's most underrated/overrated teams (Insider)

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Brandon Carr is out to prove himself

The veteran CB took a serious pay cut this offseason, but that doesn't mean he was happy to do so. His 2016 salary was slashed by nearly $5 million, though he can earn back $500,000 in incentives. Unhappy with contracts