DALLAS Teams

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees and Rangers are in a rain delay in the ninth inning of a one-run game. The rain had been falling for innings before Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman came in to try to finish off a victory. Chapman walked the first batter before falling behind the second. Yankees manager Joe Girardi came out to complain, causing the umpires to decide to call for the tarp. Rangers' manager Jeff Bannister argued the decision, but did not get it overturned. The game was originally delayed for 25 minutes at the start even though it hadn't rained.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees and Rangers are in a rain delay in the ninth inning of a one-run game. The rain had been falling for innings before Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman came in to try to finish off a victory. Chapman walked the first batter before falling behind the second. Yankees manager Joe Girardi came out to complain, causing the umpires to decide to call for the tarp. Rangers' manager Brian Bannister argued the decision, but did not get it overturned. The game was originally delayed for 25 minutes at the start even though it hadn't rained.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman told me pre-game that he was feeling a little sick with cold-like symptoms; stressed he'd be ready to pitch tonight if called upon.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Including the 2015 season, Yankees are 105-3 when leading after 7 innings, 115-0 when leading after 8

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

July 24, 2014 – Last time the Yankees beat the Rangers at home. Lost all 3G in 2015, equaling their longest home losing streak to the Rangers since the team became the Texas Rangers in 1972.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Fans struggling to find a dry spot at Yankee Stadium. Yankees lead Rangers 5-4 in the bottom of the 6th inning.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Iván Nova's last 7 starts (including tonight) = 30 ER over 39.0 IP – 6.92 ERA

No All-Star starters for Rangers?

In the AL's final ballot update, Ian Desmond is closest to a starting nod, and he's still nearly 800,000 votes removed from the third outfield spot. Voting ends June 30:

  • Robinson Chirinos - No. 5 catcher
  • Adrian Beltre - No. 4 third baseman
  • Elvis Andrus - No. 4 shortstop
  • Ian Desmond - No. 8 outfielder

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees-Rangers set to start at 7:25 after what is expected to be a brief weather delay.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Sources say Yankees-Rangers will not start on time. Weather delay expected.

Rangers break into top 3 in rankings

Texas still has the best record in the American League, but will face the challenge of having three starting pitchers on the DL in Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis and Derek Holland. Power Rankings

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Envueltos los Rangers en su mejor temporada

Después de 76 partidos, los Rangers (49-27) viven el mejor arranque de temporada de su historia y el segundo mejor en casa. Leer

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Rangers vs Yankees lineup for the first game of a 4-game series starting tonight at Yankee Stadium.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A-Rod on being out of the Yankees lineup for a second day in a row: "I'm a little surprised. I've been here for a long time and I want to be out there every day and I want to contribute. All you can do is control your attitude and your work ethic, and I feel good about both."

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Four Mavs among top free agents

It's simpler to identify the one Dallas starter who won't be a free agent come July 1 -- Wesley Matthews. Kevin Pelton ranks Dirk Nowitzki highest, and the 13-time All-Star has stated he wants to re-sign with the Mavericks. NBA's 25 best free agents (Insider)

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How do rivals see the Eagles' QB group?

Philadelphia did more at quarterback this offseason than many teams do in a decade. Did the Eagles' moves make any waves around the division? Dan Graziano answers.

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The race to 50 wins is on

The Rangers and Giants will both have a chance to become the first team in baseball to reach 50 wins this season on Monday.

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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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Jurickson Profar 2.0: Has he finally emerged?

Former scout/front-office exec Tony Blengino shares his scouting observations of hot-hitting Jurickson Profar from many years ago and how they apply now, then puts it all in perspective.