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26mBrandon Chatmon

Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip: Week 9

The Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip takes us to Austin in Week 9, as Texas will host Baylor in a game that is sure to be filled with emotion and intrigue.

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Prediction: Cowboys have plans for Leary

Todd Archer doesn't see Dallas trading away guard Ronald Leary, who will be an unrestricted free agent following the 2016 season. Archer believes the Cowboys will keep him on a short-term deal. 100 NFL predictions

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Nomar Mazara ties his personal best

Mazara equaled the 453-foot home run he hit against the Angels last Wednesday with another shot of equal distance against the Indians on Monday, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Monday's longest home runs

Several of baseball's top sluggers provided the fireworks on Memorial Day, as three players hit home runs over 450 feet. Carlos Gonzalez's career-long 469-foot shot off Reds reliever Tony Cingrani led the way.

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Mayowa set to seize opportunity

With Randy Gregory suspended the first four games of the season, Todd Archer believes Benson Mayowa will win the Cowboys' right DE job coming out of training camp. He has started three games in his career and has two career sacks. 100 NFL predictions

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Mike Glennon to the Cowboys?

Mike DiRocco thinks Tony Romo will get hurt (again) next season. As a result, a desperate Jerry Jones will make Tampa GM Jason Licht an offer he can't refuse for Glennon. 100 NFL predictions

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Could McFadden be on trade block?

Todd Archer sees the Cowboys attempting to trade Darren McFadden by the end of the summer. He predicts they'll hear from a RB-needy team willing to give up a draft pick. 100 NFL predictions

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15hHeather Dinich

Why Jim Grobe is the perfect choice for Baylor

Just days after a scathing investigative report, Baylor needed a stable, respected hand to take over for fired coach Art Briles. And the Bears couldn't have done much better than Jim Grobe.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Grobe statement on his hiring as Baylor's interim coach today: "It is an honor for me to have the opportunity to join the Baylor football program during this important time. I am looking forward to getting to know and working with the coaches and players in the coming days, and I have great respect for Baylor as an institution and its long-standing heritage. As a coach, winning is important. At the same time, I want to assure the Baylor family that every decision we will make in this football program will be made with Baylor University, her students and our student-athletes in mind."

Jim Grobe tabbed as Interim coach at Baylor (1:29)

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor has named Jim Grobe as its acting head coach during the 2016 season. The former Wake Forest coach takes over immediately. Here's a short comment from Grobe in Baylor's release about the hire:

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Irish-Horns may be closer than you think

Despite Notre Dame embarrassing Texas 38-3 in last season's opener, ESPN's FPI expects the rematch in Austin to be one of the closest games of the 2016 opening weekend. Top Week 1 matchups (Insider)

Rangers jump to No. 8 in rankings

Texas earned a four-spot climb in this week's set of Power Rankings, according to ESPN's expert panel. The return of Yu Darvish should provide a boost to the Rangers' pitching staff. Week 8 Power Rankings

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1dJake Trotter

Could FedEx deliver Memphis to the Big 12?

FedEx has dangled sponsorship and other revenue to help land Memphis in the Big 12. But the shipping giant's money, and that of other big businesses, might not be enough.