Injured quarterback Tony Romo can't rush the passer or take the ball away, but his absence will have a major impact on the Cowboys' defense.
Tuesday's longest home runs
Career homer No. 100 for Manny Machado was an absolute blast, registering at 444 feet. Curtis Granderson and C.J. Cron also hit deep blasts in multi-homer efforts, while Adrian Beltre and Michael Saunders round out the list.
Top-50 WR Devin Duvernay (Baylor to Texas) and QB Blake Barnett (Notre Dame to Alabama) are high-profile decommitments who will impact this season.
Several Big 12 players are being counted on to step into important roles this season, including quarterbacks at TCU, Kansas State and Texas.
When Northwestern shut down Stanford in last year's opener, it put a big hurt on the Cardinal's playoff hopes. This year Stanford's defense is one of many that could shape the playoff race.
Texas' quarterback battle has been decided. The Longhorns know who their starter will be. But they're still not telling anyone or dropping hints.
The plan is for Jameill Showers to play the entire preseason finale for the Cowboys at quarterback.
Which playoff races are the best? With teams battling for division leads and wild-card spots, there should be plenty of excitement down the stretch.
Rougned Odor hit a game-ending two-run homer and the AL-best Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 8-7 on Tuesday night.
David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger
The Rangers do it again! Amazing. Rougned Odor wins it by golfing a 2-2 pitch from Edwin Diaz over the center field fence for a dramatic two-run walk-off homer and a dagger in the heart of Seattle's season. The Rangers are now 30-8 in one-run games. Amazing. Hey, I just said that! 30-8
David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger
The Mariners brought in Edwin Diaz for a six-out save and while he fanned Carlos Beltran with two on to escape the eighth, he threw 24 pitches. He's back out for the ninth against the meat of the Texas order. The Rangers are fine kings of the one-run victory ... and sure enough, Adrian Beltre leads off with a single.
Cole Hamels disappoints versus Mariners
The AL Cy Young candidate didn't last five innings and surrendered six runs to wild-card-hunting Seattle. The six runs matched a season-high for Hamels, whose ERA increased to 2.91. Follow live
Summer practices have been very good for players like Tennessee's Micah Abernathy, who is working his way into the starting lineup. Who are the other pleasant surprises on the top-25 teams?
Lineup: Rangers (78-54) vs. Mariners (68-63)
- 1. Delino DeShields, LF (R)
- 2. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
- 3. Carlos Beltran, RF (S)
- 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
- 5. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
- 6. Jonathan Lucroy, C (R)
- 7. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
- 8. Ryan Rua, 1B (R)
- 9. Carlos Gomez, RF (R)
- SP: Cole Hamels, LHP Daily lineups
A hypothetical Baylor playoff bid, expectations for Texas, Texas Tech, TCU and Kansas, and more in the Big 12 mailbag.
Baylor WR Ishmael Zamora has been suspended three games and must perform 40 hours of community service for whipping and kicking his dog.
Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer
Baylor WR Ishmael Zamora has received a 3-game suspension as result of the video showing Zamora beating his dog. "Our football program does not condone this behavior by anyone. We are deeply saddened by it and have worked together with the University to hold Ishmael accountable for his actions," Baylor coach Jim Grobe said in a statement.
The Cowboys made 13 moves to get to the 75-player limit on Tuesday, including placing TE James Hanna on the reserve/PUP list.
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
The Cowboys made the following roster moves to get to the 75-player limit: Kellen Moore (injured reserve), James Hanna (reserve PUP), Jaylon Smith (reserve NFI), Josh Thomas (injured reserve), Dan Buccholz, Arjen Colqhoun, Shaneil Jenkins, Jeremiah McKinnon, Mike McQueen, James Morris, Henoc Muamba, Richard Mullaney, Rodney Smith.
By moving to reserve/NFI, Jaylon Smith will not be eligible to practice with the Cowboys until Oct. 17.