What would it take to pry Sale away from the White Sox? (3:18)
A's turn fourth inning into the long-ball inning (0:49)

Lineup: Rangers (58-42) vs. Athletics (45-55)

  • 1. Jurickson Profar, SS (S)
  • 2. Nomar Mazara, RF (L)
  • 3. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
  • 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
  • 5. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
  • 6. Joey Gallo, 1B (L)
  • 7. Ryan Rua, LF (R)
  • 8. Mitch Moreland, DH (L)
  • 9. Robinson Chirinos, C (R)
  • SP: Nick Martinez, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Texas defense was historically bad

The Longhorns' 453 yards per game allowed on defense last season were the most in the history of the program.

Kliff Kingsbury concerned about Manziel (2:04)
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Will Baylor's offense miss a beat?

QB Seth Russell and two 1,000-yard rushers return to Baylor, but former coach Art Briles is gone. The Bears led the FBS in YPG, PPG and rushing YPG last season.

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Cowboys' suspension woes are growing

Three members of Dallas' defense were already set to miss 18 combined games to suspension this season prior to the news that Randy Gregory is facing further punishment.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs signed rookie forward Jameel Warney to a partially guaranteed two-year deal, a league source said. Warney, the three-time America East player of the year at Stony Brook, played for the Dallas team in the Las Vegas Summer League.

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Beltré: “Tenemos que aceptar la ausencia de Prince”

La estrella de los Rangers de Texas confía en que el equipo pueda recuperarse de la ausencia de uno de sus principales toleteros: Prince Fielder. Mirar

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Cowboys' risk in Randy Gregory producing no reward

The Cowboys were convinced they could provide pass-rusher Randy Gregory an environment to succeed, but he continues to struggle on the field and off.

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Small chance Rangers trade Profar

Texas prospects Jurickson Profar and Joey Gallo are both getting buzz as potential trade pieces. Is Gallo more Russell Branyan or more Chris Davis? There's enough of a question there that he's not untouchable. Schoenfield: Untouchable players for all 30 teams

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What will changes mean to Mavericks?

The summer additions of Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut prompted Mark Cuban to call his team "Golden State south." In ESPN's ninth annual Summer Forecast, our expert panel sees Dallas going south in the conference. Forecast: 2016-17 West standings

Riddick: Failed experiments putting Cowboys in huge bind (1:50)
Are the Redskins serious about Greg Hardy? (0:55)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett did not want to comment about the domestic violence allegations against Ezekiel Elliott but said it would not keep the rookie running back off the field to start training camp. Saturday. "We believe we know all about Ezekiel Elliott and what he's all about as a person and it would be premature to make any comment beyond that," Garrett said.

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Sources: Cowboys' Gregory faces longer ban

The Cowboys' Randy Gregory has entered a treatment facility and is facing a longer suspension due to another violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, sources told ESPN.