Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has been running on a treadmill and the team remains hopeful he can return for the Giants game on Oct. 25.
Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer
Marcus Stroman. Toronto's Game 2 pitcher, on ovation Jays players got at last night's Leafs game: "It's been unreal, the love that we've been getting from Toronto, from all of Canada has been unbelievable. I feel like we feed off that energy that the country brings us and we're excited to get out there and kind of put the country in our back and play for an entire nation. So the boys couldn't be more hyped, excited to get going here."
Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett spoke with defensive end Greg Hardy regarding his comments about returning "guns blazing," and about the wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Matchup of aces in Game 1 (Hold)
The Rangers will send Opening Day starter Yovani Gallardo to the mound opposite Cy Young candidate David Price and the Blue Jays in Thursday's ALDS opener.
Keith Law breaks down the teams and serves up his predictions for the two ALDS matchups: Royals versus Astros and Blue Jays versus Rangers.
Cowboys speak to Hardy about comments
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett spoke with DE Greg Hardy about his comments about returning "guns blazing," and about the wife of Tom Brady. Said Garrett: "We just addressed it immediately. That's not how we want to operate as an organization. Players and coaches in our organization understand that. We want to distinguish ourselves with our play, not with what we say."
Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer
Can't give you the visual, but here's the Jays lineup: Revere LF, Donaldson 3B, Bautista RF, Encarnacion DH, Tulowitzki SS, Smoak 1B, Martin C, Goins 2B, Pillar CF, Price LHP
Something in the water?
None of the top-four quarterbacks in terms of QBR are in the Eastern Time Zone. Two Pac-12 QBs lead the bunch, and USC's Cody Kessler hopes his play Thursday night will be good enough to catch Utah's Travis Wilson.
Road to the Big 12 Title
TCU and Baylor have a long road ahead of them leading into their late-season showdown. Will both the Horned Frogs and Bears make it to their matchup unscathed?
Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate Jerry Jones speaking about Greg Hardy, the Texans' struggles and Kobe being ranked #93. Plus, they discuss the fight between Derek Fisher and Matt Barnes.
Heather Dinich, Chris Low and Edward Aschoff discuss the recent mock selection meetings, debate which classic rivalry will re-emerge sooner and chat with Phil Steele.
Jays bats looming large in ALDS
Joe Peta and Andrew Lange say the matchups favor Toronto in what could be October's biggest mismatch. How to bet Rangers-Jays (Insider)
Thursday's MLB Postseason schedule
- Rangers at Blue Jays (Yovani Gallardo vs. David Price): 3:37 p.m. ET
- Astros at Royals (Collin McHugh vs. Yordano Ventura), 7:37 p.m. ET
If Anthony Hitchens played baseball, he would have a utility title. He can do just about anything.
The Rangers have momentum and a strong bullpen on their side, but they'll need to play better defense to win the World Series.
Jones on Hardy 'guns' comment: 'Oh my ...'
When informed of DE Greg Hardy's curious choice of words to describe his return from suspension, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told SI: "Oh my goodness," before adding, "Well, you're not allowed to have guns on the football field. We all know that's just a way of expressing yourself. I hope his guns are ablazin'." Commissioner weighs in
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
Jason Garrett has spoken to Greg Hardy about the defensive end's comments regarding "guns blazing" and Tom Brady's wife, saying that's not what the organization stands for. "We want to distinguish ourselves with our play, not with what you say ... He understands that now," Garrett said.
Even when the Rangers were struggling early in the season, Jeff Banister never stopped believing that his team could turn things around. They did, and now they're getting ready for the ALDS.
ALDS preview: Rangers vs. Jays
Here's a look at some of the key head-to-head stats from this season as Toronto gets set to host Texas in Game 1 of the ALDS Thursday afternoon.
The Blue Jays were under .500 as late as July 28 and finished with a historically great run differential and a six-game edge in the AL East. The Rangers were under .500 as late as August 13 and won the AL West. The Astros and Royals have the fewest and third-fewest wins over the past 10 seasons, yet here they are, brazenly being good baseball teams, as if that's just normal now and we're supposed to sit back and accept it. It should be a fun ride, so let's preview some playoff games.
Horned Frog leaps onto Kiper's Big Board
TCU WR Josh Doctson continues to exceed expectations everywhere he goes. Will he continue to do the same on Sundays? Kiper's Big Board (Insider)