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Woodward says strong bond key for young Rangers

The Texas Rangers have an optimistic new manager, a converted middle infielder taking over for a retired star at third base and a rotation filled with starters who have missed significant time following surgery.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse takes the floor in Salt Lake City without senior guard Frank Howard, suspended indefinitely because of what the school described as "a violation of athletic department policy."

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Source: NFL looking into Crawford incident

The NFL is looking into an incident involving Tyrone Crawford of the Cowboys, a source told ESPN. Crawford was not arrested or charged. Video shows Crawford fighting with security at a bar over the weekend.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the breakdown of the one-year deal signed by defensive lineman Kerry Hyder with the Cowboys: Signing bonus: $100,000 Base salary: $700,000 ($200,000 guaranteed) 46-man roster bonuses: $200,000 Cap figure: $887,500 Incentives: Six sacks - $125,000 Nine sacks - $250,000 65 percent play-time and playoffs - $250,000 Maximum value: $1.5 million

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