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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

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Will Hamilton ever return to the baseball diamond? (0:49)
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Holt's speed puts Reds in the lead (0:15)
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Who will be Big 12's best?

Oklahoma gets nine votes from the 10 CFB writers we surveyed for season predictions. Will the Sooners repeat as conference champs? Or will TCU make good and fulfill the faith one of our voters had in the Horned Frogs? 2016 CFB predictions

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Can Ezekiel Elliott make team history?

Only one rookie in Cowboys history (Tony Dorsett) has topped 1,000 rushing yards, with three others coming up just a bit short. As the lead back behind an excellent O-line, Elliott might have his sights set much higher.

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Carlos Beltrán quiere jugar hasta su 20ª temporada

Carlos Beltrán tiene toda la intención de conseguir contrato para el 2017 y así completar 20 temporadas en las Grandes Ligas y solidificar su candidatura al Salón de la Fama. Leer y mirar

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Tony Romo carga las esperanzas de Dallas

Los Cowboys buscan recuperar el cetro divisional, pero necesitan que su mariscal de campo se mantenga sano por toda la temporada. Leer y mirar

Lineup: Rangers (73-52) at Reds (53-71)

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

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas LB Malik Jefferson, the Big 12 preseason Defensive Player of the Year, was asked to describe where his game is at entering his sophomore year. The word he chose: wiser. He feels all caught up to the speed and pressures of the college game now. Will he get to pass rush more this year? "We'll see," Jefferson said. "You know we like to blitz."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas LB Malik Jefferson, the Big 12 preseason Defensive Player of the Year, was asked to describe where his game is at entering his sophomore year. The word he chose: wiser. He feels all caught up to the speed and pressures of the college game now. Will he get to pass rush more this year? "We'll see," Jefferson said. "You know we like to blitz."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Charlie Strong said he would only share his decision on the Tyrone Swoopes-Shane Buechele quarterback battle with his Texas players. So did he? "No he hasn't," LB Malik Jefferson said. "I saw (Strong said) that. I have no idea as well."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Charlie Strong said he would only share his decision on the Tyrone Swoopes-Shane Buechele battle with his Texas players. So did he? "No he hasn't," LB Malik Jefferson said. "I saw (Strong said) that. I have no idea as well."

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Is Colby Lewis' injury a concern?

Lewis, out for two months with a torn right shoulder muscle, leads the Rangers' rotation with a 1.02 WHIP in 15 starts. He's slated to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday and will make one more start after that before the Rangers decide if he's ready to come back to the big leagues. Crasnick: Injury questions for contenders

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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas' Jerrod Heard moved from QB to WR in practice this month. He's been studying receivers in college and in the pros and says he's going to be an all-purpose "athlete" this season.

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Take Two: Favorite uniforms in the Big 12

Whether your preference is tradition and a classic look or the multiple combos that are all the rage, the Big 12 has unis that suit your fancy.

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Madden expects a lot from Ezekiel Elliott

Elliott's rating in Madden 17 brings a whole new meaning to the term "fantasy football." Only one other rookie is rated higher in the virtual world. Ultimate Madden 17 preview

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Texas QB-turned-WR Jerrod Heard offered no hints on the still undecided quarterback battle: "I do not personally know the starter, before y'all even ask me.

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Bettis not expecting much out of Elliott in first preseason action (1:43)