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Is Lucroy MLB's top defensive catcher?

Jonathan Lucroy doesn't have a cannon for an arm, but he's above average when it comes to pitch-framing and game-calling. Does Keith Law rank him No. 1 with the glove? Best fielding/throwing tools (Insider)

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Official visit schedule for five-star PG Trae Young: Oklahoma: Sept. 16 Texas Tech: Sept. 29 Kentucky: Oct. 14 Kansas: Oct. 21 Washington & OK State: TBD Young is No. 15 in the ESPN 100 and the No. 2 point guard.

Longhorns still looking for answer at QB

You'd think it would be easy for Texas of all teams to recruit and develop good quarterback play, but recent history says otherwise. Charlie Strong's job might hinge on getting this QB decision right. 2016's most pressing CFB questions (Insider)

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Hamilton's future in Texas is a mystery

Even if the Rangers re-sign him, Josh Hamilton will be 36 years old and coming off missing an entire season and most of another. That's a lottery ticket at best, David Schoenfield writes. Five things we learned Tuesday

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Could bottom fall from Mavericks?

Dallas hasn't had a losing season since 1999-2000, the year that Mark Cuban bought the team midseason. Kevin Pelton, using ESPN's real plus-minus, isn't sure that Rick Carlisle can keep that streak going this season. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Tyron Smith lands in top 25 of #NFLRank

Capping off the Cowboys' five selections -- all offensive players, by the way -- is Smith, the uber-gifted left tackle. He climbed nine spots from last year's edition and finished second among all O-linemen. #NFLRank: 25-1

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Jones headed for breakout season?

If the Cowboys are going to improve on defense, they have to give up fewer big plays and come up with some INTs, writes Todd Archer. Insert Byron Jones. Jones did a bit of everything as a rookie and Dallas believes his range will give them the ability to play him in center field to give help to CBs. Players who could have breakout seasons in 2016