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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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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

Stephen A.: The Cowboys continue to be an absolute joke (2:15)
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Welcome back, Joey Gallo

Gallo announced his return to the majors with a bang, launching a 450-foot homer to left-center against the Athletics on Tuesday. The blast was the longest by a Ranger at home this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Tuesday's longest home runs

For the second straight day, Padres rookie Alex Dickerson paced the competition, this time launching a 467-foot blast at Rogers Centre. Meanwhile, Joey Gallo made his presence in the majors known with a 450-foot homer vs. the A's.

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Barnes cheered at now-former home

Warriors fans provided a warm greeting on Tuesday night for Harrison Barnes, who signed with the Mavericks in the aftermath of the Kevin Durant deal. Barnes had seven points and three rebounds playing 17 minutes during Team USA's 107-57 rout of China at Oracle Arena. Box score

What would it take to pry Sale away from the White Sox? (3:18)