Mikey Burton
18hDan Szymborski

Cubs, Dodgers top MLB Future Power Ranks

Dan Szymborski presents the new and improved Future Ranks, looking at how each team sets up for the next five years, plus an MVP over the span and the year it has the best chance to win a title.

Fan drops a pair of home runs minutes apart (0:31)
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10hJim Bowden

MLB trade deadline preview: Buyers and sellers

The clock is ticking for contending teams to improve and non-contenders to acquire future assets. Jim Bowden breaks down each team's objective.

Yankees stun Rangers with six-run ninth inning (1:19)
Gregorius walk-off caps wild Yankees comeback (0:39)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Yankees are currently 9 games out of first place in the AL East, their largest deficit of the season; have not been closer than 5.5G out since they were 4.5G back on 4/28. Going into their third game of the series against the Rangers tonight, the Yankees have lost 5 consecutive games to Texas at Yankee Stadium dating back to 2015 (0-3 last season).

How did Demeritte make Futures roster?

Keith Law was surprised to see Travis Demeritte representing the Rangers on the United States' team. The 21-year-old has 20 homers for hitter-friendly High Desert this year but has struck out in a third of his plate appearances. One of his teammates would have been a better choice. Law: Futures roster reaction (Insider)

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20hBrandon Chatmon

Big 12 stats and trends: Red-zone defense

Which Big 12 defenses are best at buckling down in red zone? There's little surprise that TCU is No. 1, but the conference's order might be a surprise.

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Hamels in rare company with 9-1 start

Cole Hamels pitched seven shutout innings and improved his record to 9-1 in the Rangers' 7-1 win on Tuesday. Hamels is the third Rangers starting pitcher to win at least nine of his first 10 decisions in a season, joining Roger Pavlik (1996) and Tommy Hunter (2010), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

Rangers getting comfy in New York

The Yankees' loss to the Rangers on Tuesday was their fifth straight at Yankee Stadium, tying their longest home losing streak vs. that franchise (five straight home losses vs. Washington Senators in 1966), ESPN Stats & Info notes.

Ex-Baylor recruit fills need at Texas (1:40)
Stats & Info

Tale of the tape: Indians vs. Rangers

Two of the hottest teams in the American League stack up well against each other, with Texas holding the edge on offense while Cleveland has the better pitching.

Stats & Info

Rangers proving they're a formidable foe

In addition to having the most wins in baseball this year, Texas' offense and pitching have been among the best in the American League.

Stats & Info

Rangers, Cubs waiting on Giants

Texas reached 50 wins on Monday, while Chicago hit the mark on Tuesday. San Francisco is stuck at 49 wins after two straight losses to Oakland. The Giants will have two more chances to make 2016 the first year with three teams at 50 wins before July 1 since 2003.

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23hBrandon Chatmon

Predicting the 2016 season: Week 3

Looking ahead and making predictions for Week 3 of the college football season, headlined by the Ohio State-Oklahoma matchup.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

"He's just trying to create leverage," an NBA source said of Dwyane Wade putting out feelers to teams, including the Mavs and Spurs, as reported by ESPN's Brian Windhorst.