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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Still think it's unlikely that Chris Sale gets dealt. But FWIW, the Rangers, Orioles, Marlins & Nationals all had scouts at his start Thursday

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Cowboys can't rely on McClain (1:52)

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

This is where Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones and Jason Garrett will hold their state of the Dallas Cowboys press conference at 1 p.m CST. Some of the topics expected to be broached are linebacker Rolando McClain's status, defensive end Randy Gregory's long-term status with the club, the allegations of domestic violence involving Ezekiel Elliott and the health of Dez Bryant and Tony Romo.

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Cole Hamels making Rangers history

At 12-2 this year, Hamels will be the first pitcher in Rangers franchise history to have at least 12 wins and fewer than four losses in one season at the end of July, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar (knee), defensive tackle Maliek Collins (foot) and defensive end Benson Mayowa (knee) will open camp on active/physically unable to perform list. Running back Darren McFadden (elbow) and linebacker Jaylon Smith (knee) will open camp on active/non-football injury list. All but Smith should be back at some point during camp.

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One-run wins key for playoff teams

When it comes to contenders, the Rangers, Giants and Marlins have been the best in one-run games this season. Texas' .759 winning percentage in such contests is on pace to make history.

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Giants, Rangers trending wrong way

San Francisco and Texas entered the All-Star break with the best record in their respective leagues. You wouldn't know it from the way they've played since then.

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Don't leave the ball up vs. Rougned Odor

Odor turned on a high fastball from Royals starter Yordano Ventura on Thursday and launched it 464 feet to left field, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Thursday's longest home runs

Two Rangers hit big blasts against the Royals, with Rougned Odor pacing the competition throughout the majors. Two Phillies also hit long homers in their win.

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Twice is nice for Mitch Moreland

For the 10th time in his career, Moreland enjoyed a multi-homer night against the Royals on Thursday. His second blast traveled over 50 feet farther than his first, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Hamels, Moreland lead Rangers past Royals (0:53)

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliott signs autographs for military members and their families at Point Mugu Naval Air Station.

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Jason Garrett shares a moment with Mickey Spagnola, one of four members of the organization that survived a fatal accident involving the club's tour bus earlier this week. Four people in the van that collided with the club's tour bus died in the accident, which occurred on U.S. 93, the main route between Las Vegas and Phoenix. Spagnola and the others were going to host an event in Las Vegas with about 75 fans before making their way to training camp.

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Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have arrived in California for training camp

Lineup: Rangers (58-44) vs. Royals (49-51)

  • 1. Delino DeShields, LF (R)
  • 2. Nomar Mazara, RF (L)
  • 3. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
  • 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
  • 5. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
  • 6. Joey Gallo, DH (L)
  • 7. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
  • 8. Mitch Moreland, 1B (L)
  • 9. Robinson Chirinos, C (R)
  • SP: Cole Hamels, LHP
  • Daily notes

Does Joe Baker hold the key?

The Cowboys promoted Baker to secondary coach in the offseason to improve pass rush and create takeaways. But, after looking at the corner's history in picks, they will have to find a way to make plays on their own on top of Baker's expertise if the team plans on improving. Under-the-radar storylines

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Can Washington repeat in the NFC East?

History is slanted against it. The NFC East hasn't had a repeat champion in 11 years, while the Skins haven't made back-to-back trips to the playoffs in nearly a quarter century.