DALLAS Teams

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Will Rangers pick from Rays starters?

Jim Bowden lists Texas as the most likely landing spot for left-hander Matt Moore or right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Bowden doubts that Tampa Bay will trade both. Top trade targets/best fits (Insider)

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Bad time for Elliott to be a Cowboy? (2:01)
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USA basketball using practice to build chemistry

Take an all-access look as the USA basketball practices to become a stronger unit heading into the Olympics.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Does this sum up the insanity of a baseball season? The Rangers went 6 weeks without losing 2 in a row, then went almost 4 weeks without winning 2 in a row. Until yesterday.

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DeShields gives Rangers the lead with homer (0:21)
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Mavs were smart to redo Dirk's deal

Dallas' latest update of Dirk Nowitzki's contract will greatly help the team's cap situation for 2017-18 if Nowitzki elects to play a 20th season then, Kevin Pelton writes. Rating latest NBA deals (Insider)

Lineup: Rangers (56-42) at Royals (48-48)

  • 1. Jurickson Profar, 3B (S)
  • 2. Nomar Mazara, RF (L)
  • 3. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
  • 4. Adrian Beltre, DH (R)
  • 5. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
  • 6. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
  • 7. Mitch Moreland, 1B (L)
  • 8. Robinson Chirinos, C (R)
  • 9. Delino DeShields, LF (R)
  • SP: Adrian Griffin, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Beltre blows game wide open with homer (0:22)

Lineup: Rangers (55-42) at Royals (48-47)

  • 1. Jurickson Profar, DH (S)
  • 2. Nomar Mazara, RF (L)
  • 3. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
  • 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
  • 5. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
  • 6. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
  • 7. Mitch Moreland, 1B (L)
  • 8. Robinson Chirinos, C (R)
  • 9. Delino DeShields, LF (R)
  • SP: Cole Hamels, LHP
  • Daily notes

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Giants, Rangers breaking down

The San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers lead the NL West and AL West divisions, respectively, but they've played like cellar-dwellers so far in the second half.

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Elliott situation won't be a major distraction (1:00)
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Mailbag: Unhappiness from the under-hyped

Pac-12 reporter Ted Miller says Washington State and Utah are the league's sleeper teams and explains his fourth-place ranking of the Cougars.

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Ezekiel Elliott, novato sensación de los Cowboys, acusado de violencia doméstica

El equipo ha rechazado comentar sobre el incidente, pero de acuerdo a una fuente, la organización confía en que es inocente. Leer

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech issues statement on Houston's Big 12 candidacy: "As the Big 12 evaluates its options for expansion, Texas Tech welcomes the consideration of the University of Houston. We have always valued our partnerships with UH." - Dr. Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech's incoming president