Kelly Kline/adidas

What's the angle to get Allen to sign?

Jarrett Allen isn't just any top-20 recruit. He may be influencing staff changes at Texas.The other schools in contention for his services might miss out because of their lack of depth. 2016 recruiting twists (Insider)

Billy Hurst/Cal Sport Media/AP Images
1hCraig Custance

W2W4: Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues, Game 4

The Stars, 'embarrassed' by their Game 3 blowout -- and irked by Blues forward Ryan Reaves' kiss-off -- need their goalies and D to step up in Game 4.

Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports

Another QB to watch for Dallas fans?

Cowboys fans might want to keep an eye on Minnesota's Mitch Leidner this season. Todd McShay has the QB penciled in as Dallas' first-round pick in his first mock for next spring. Way-too-early 2017 mock draft (Insider)

Cowboys optimistic Jaylon Smith will play this season (1:53)

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech has removed LB Dakota Allen from the team, "due to a failure to uphold student-athlete expectations." Allen was Tech's top returning tackler from last year, which is a blow for a defense that was among the nation's worst in 2015 at stopping the run. Offensive linemen Robert Castaneda and Trace Ellison were also dismissed.

Blue Jays walk off for second straight night (0:30)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Blue Jays with the walk-off win over the Rangers for the second night in a row, Russell Martin's base hit to deep right field plating the winning run. Justin Smoak, last night's hero, drew a key walk off Tony Barnette. The Texas bullpen, a supposed strength, is now 3-9 with a 4.98 ERA.

Encarnacion crushes game-tying two-run homer (0:20)
Cowlishaw is troubled by Stars' performance vs. Blues (1:10)
Joyce Marshall/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images
22hBen Goessling

Vikings' Peterson donating $100K to flood relief

Adrian Peterson is donating more than $100,000 to relief efforts in his hometown of Palestine, Texas, after flash flooding killed six people there, including a former high school teammate.

Kitty Cochrane/The Canadian Press/AP Photo

Blues' Upshall keeps nervous eye on wildfire

Blues forward Scottie Upshall, coach Ken Hitchcock and Stars coach Lindy Ruff all are keeping tabs on a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, that has forced the evacuation of 88,000 residents.


Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Roger Staubach completes a deep ball to Drew Pearson one more time

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Pearson and Roger Staubach, who teamed up for the Hail Mary in 1975, are wearing cleats as the Cowboys announce some details about their new practice facility.

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys VP Stephen Jones watching a video about the The Star at Frisco: their new practice facility and entertainment center in Frisco, Texas