DALLAS Teams

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Lehtonen talks disappointing Game 2 (1:56)
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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen talks about disappointing Game 2 and goalie situation moving forward.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki said that he will opt out of the final season of his contract, a change from his previous statements. "We had one more year on the contract, but I think this is the right thing to do," Nowitzki said on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas. "We're going to sit with Mark and Donnie obviously over the next few weeks and figure out how to improve this franchise again. Ever since after the championship, we've been basically a first-round exit. We've been a seven, eight seed. We've only won a few playoff games, and obviously the goal was to compete at the highest level in my last couple of years, so there is some moving to do, some thinking, some putting our heads together the next few weeks heading into free agency, heading into the draft. So this is just one move that hopefully starts a chain reaction for us to get better again, to compete really at a high level. We'll see how it goes."

Rangers down one spot

Texas moves from No. 8 to No. 9 in the rankings this week. We're seriously confused as to how the Rangers can have the second-lowest ERA in the AL but the worst K rate and K/BB rate. That's not going to get it done. Week 4 Power Rankings

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Ezekiel Elliott a perfect fantasy fit with Cowboys (1:32)
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Mavericks 'proud' despite early playoff exit

The Mavericks' season came to a merciful end Monday night. The injury-depleted Dallas team put up its best fight possible in the five-game series.

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How will speedster Listenbee impact Bills? (1:59)
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Spring review: Baylor Bears

The Baylor Bears come out of spring still needing to sort out their offensive line and hoping QB Seth Russell will be healthy come fall.

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Longhorns must make right pick at QB

Charlie Strong's job may depend on who he puts under center this season. Spring has shown that Shane Buechele may end up being the guy, but it's quite a bit of pressure to heap onto a true freshman. Contenders with worst QB situations (Insider)

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Skip's draft grade for Cowboys: B+ (2:10)
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