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Irish-Horns may be closer than you think

Despite Notre Dame embarrassing Texas 38-3 in last season's opener, ESPN's FPI expects the rematch in Austin to be one of the closest games of the 2016 opening weekend. Top Week 1 matchups (Insider)

Rangers jump to No. 8 in rankings

Texas earned a four-spot climb in this week's set of Power Rankings, according to ESPN's expert panel. The return of Yu Darvish should provide a boost to the Rangers' pitching staff. Week 8 Power Rankings

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Sunday's longest homers

Carlos Gonzalez had only one previous RBI during May before his two-run, 447-foot blast in the eighth inning. Mitch Moreland's 440-foot long ball landed halfway up the right-field Home Run Porch at Globe Life Park.

Who throws to jet ski better: Oklahoma St QB or Texas QB? (0:40)
Cubs rule the Week 8 Power Rankings (1:38)

Who will Rangers take at No. 30?

In his latest mock draft, Keith Law now believes Texas will select Vanderbilt OF Bryan Reynolds with the No. 30 pick. The Rangers have also shown interest in high-risk, high-reward high school players. Law: Mock draft 2.0 (Insider)

Moreland obliterates fastball into upper deck (0:23)

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitch Moreland had one homer in the first 27 days of May. Now, he has two in the last two games. Moreland's three-run blast to the upper deck in RF gives Texas a 4-2 lead over Pittsburgh after four innings.

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Prince Fielder hits his first homer since April 19, ending the longest drought of his career - 34 games and 131 at-bats.

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Yu Darvish back and better than ever?

In his first start of the 2014 season, Darvish hit 95 miles per hour once. On Saturday, his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in March 2015, the right-hander hit that velocity 20 times.

Baylor in crisis (6:33)
Darvish shines in return, Rangers top Pirates (1:27)

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Yu Darvish describes his emotions when he took the mound in the first inning.


Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Manager Jeff Banister talks about why he took Darvish out after five innings


Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Rangers catcher Bobby Wilson on what made Yu Darvish so effective tonight against Pittsburgh.

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Barnette replaces Darvish, who's night is over after a stressful 5th inning. He allows one run on three hits with a walk and seven strikeouts. He threw 81 pitches, including 51 strikes.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

With ESPN 300 receiver Hezekiah Jones' decommitment from Baylor Saturday evening, the Bears' 2017 recruiting class is essentially down to one commitment. While both ESPN 300 quarterback Kellen Mond and three-star safety Jalen Pitre remain officially committed, Mond is actively looking at Ohio State, Auburn and other schools. Jones backing off his commitment is a big loss for the Bears, but it also isn't a major surprise. Jones, the No. 16 receiver in the country, has continued to be heavily recruited by Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and many others even though he was a longtime Baylor commitment.