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Beltre belts one a long way

Adrian Beltre belted his longest home run since 2013 at 445 feet, the longest homer in baseball on Friday, against the Indians. Mark Teixeira, Russell Martin, Yonder Alonso and Rickie Weeks Jr. also got into the act with homers over 420 feet.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

John Stephen Jones, grandson of Cowboys owner Jerry and son of executive VP Stephen, completed 18 of 22 passes for 325 yards and four touchdowns in his debut at Highland Park High School Friday. He's only a junior.

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Indians have hit parade in rout over Rangers (1:01)
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Big 12 mailbag: Talking actual football

As the season openers loom, the talk in the Big 12 mailbag turns serious, including how good two QBs named Hill -- and a RB named Hill -- will be.

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Hoge: Elliott needs to make changes (1:18)

Lineup: Rangers (75-53) vs. Indians (72-54)

  • 1. Nomar Mazara, RF (L)
  • 2. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
  • 3. Carlos Beltran, DH (S)
  • 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
  • 5. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
  • 6. Jonathan Lucroy, C (R)
  • 7. Mitch Moreland, 1B (L)
  • 8. Carlos Gomez, LF (R)
  • 9. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
  • SP: Martin Perez, LHP
  • Daily lineups

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Dallas Cowboy panic? Or in Dak we trust? (1:39)

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texas Rangers have placed relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress on the Major League Baseball restricted list for Friday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Jeffress, who has a 4.00 ERA in nine appearances after being acquired at the trade deadline, was arrested this morning and charged with driving while intoxicated. That incident has prevented Jeffress from attending Friday night's game and fulfilling his contract. "The Rangers are certainly disappointed in Jeremy's actions of early this morning," said President of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels. "We have been in touch with Jeremy's representatives and Major League Baseball, and are continuing to work through this situation and gather more information."

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Mike Greenberg: Elliott shouldn't be scrutinized (1:41)
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What if the Cowboys' star was a boot?

The Cowboys' star is iconic (just ask Terrell Owens), but it was almost taken off Dallas helmets more than 50 years ago. As Paul Lukas explains, a cowboy boot nearly took its place. Uni Watch's Friday Flashback

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Old faces to debut for Texas schools

Former Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill was named the TCU starter on Thursday. Hill exploded for 511 yards in the Aggies' 2014 opener but was benched by Week 10. A&M also adds a QB transfer whom Alabama fans are very familiar with. McGee: Year of change

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Is Tony Romo undraftable? (2:17)
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Thursday's longest home runs

Josh Donaldson's 29th home run of the season on Thursday traveled 456 feet for the longest of the day. Jayson Werth, James McCann, Adrian Beltre and Robinson Cano round out the list of long balls.

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Rangers hoping Gomez can provide a spark (0:51)
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Hill has 'great potential' for Horned Frogs (0:37)