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Rangers still have Red Sox's number

Boston lost two of three to Texas over the weekend, lowering its record vs. the Rangers to 21-38 since the start of 2009. That's the Red Sox's worst record vs. any AL opponent in that span, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

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Cowboys got a bargain in Alfred Morris

Though Ezekiel Elliott will be the lead dog, Morris is a nice fail-safe option, and Dallas will pay him less than $2 million per season. Friendly contracts (Insider)

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Fielder's blast gets out on a line

Prince Fielder's screaming-liner home run off Clay Buchholz on Sunday reached an apex of 42 feet, the lowest on any HR hit this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Predicting the 2016 season: Week 1

It's pretty early to start predicting the Week 1 results, but the Big 12 could have a strong showing in Week 1, even if Texas struggles vs. Notre Dame.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's something we didn't expect when the Cubs started 25-6: The Rangers have passed them for most wins in the majors. The Cubs still hold a small edge in winning percentage (.649 to .640), but they've gone just 23-20 since that hot start. All-time great team? Let's see if they're the best team of 2016.

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Astros led the way Saturday

Marwin Gonzalez' 451-foot beast marked the longest homer at Kauffman Stadium this season. Following just behind was teammate Jose Altuve and the Rangers' Ian Desmond. The Phillies' Cameron Rupp and Rockies' Tony Wolters round out the list for Saturday.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Chi Chi Gonzalez joins the Rangers' rotation on Monday at the Yankees, with a 47 projected Game Score.

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Friday's longest home runs

Get the tape measure out for Yasmany Tomás. The Arizona RF went yard twice during a marathon 10-9 win over Colorado. His seventh-inning swat was the longest HR on any diamond last night.

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2016 NHL draft grades

With the 2016 NHL draft in the books, Corey Pronman grades all 30 teams on their hauls, with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets leading the way.