Rangers rookies dressed in Speedos on trip

•: Mike Napoli and the Rangers had reason to feel good Sunday. Napoli hit two home runs and drove in six runs as Texas clinched its third straight trip to the playoffs with an 8-7 win over Anaheim in the nightcap of their Sunday doubleheader. Napoli went deep on Twitter throughout the night, posting multiple photos of the younger players on the Rangers -- who were dressed in casual speedwear and a few other outfits -- for their trip to Oakland.

Among the unlucky models were pitchers Yu Darvish and Tanner Scheppers, infielder Jurickson Profar and nurse/first baseman Mike Olt.

More photos can be found on Napoli's Lockerz photo gallery.


• When it comes to the bouquet toss, the bride at the next wedding you attend will have trouble matching Tumwater (Wash.) High School quarterback Jayen Croft (10), who found Jamie Bryant with this two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter. (h/t Buzzfeed via www.playonsports.com)

• Friday, Playbook offered its take on several sports-themed parodies of Psy's "Gangnam Style" Korean pop-rap video. The members of the George Washington University women's lacrosse team posted this version, while "Stuff" and the Orlando Magic dancers found their rhythm here:

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