ESPN Big 12 reporter Max Olson talks recruiting, top 2017 early-season matchups, movies and more in his Twitter mailbag.
The Rangers have signed first baseman James Loney to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training and given five players a spot in big league camp.
Mavs' playoff odds dwindling
Dallas is on pace to miss the playoffs for just the second time in the last 16 seasons. ESPN's Basketball Power Index gives the Mavericks only a three percent chance to make the postseason.
Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer
Kristaps Porzingis a day before facing Dirk Nowitzki for the second time: "I remember the last time I played him was at the Garden last season and he came out and made like five straight five shots in my face. With that guy, you have to be careful. He can shoot from anywhere at any time, and it's really hard to guard him. This time, I'll try to come out a little more ready to run through screens to get to him. But it will definitely be a challenge. Hopefully, I can have some fun."
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Texas Tech has hired Brandon Jones to coach its offensive line. Jones held the same job at Cal the last two years. He replaces Lee Hays, who was not retained on Kliff Kingsbury's staff. Jones started 22 games at center for Tech from 2005-06.
Two Rangers pitchers among Law's Top 80
Where do southpaw Yohander Mendez and righty Ariel Jurado rank in Keith Law's list this year? 2017 prospect rankings: 80-61 (Insider)
Longhorns' pro day workouts set for March 28
Texas is scheduled to hold its pro day for this year's draft-eligible prospects on March 28 at 8:15 a.m. Pro day schedules
The Cowboys head toward the 2017 season with one of the stronger groups of punt- and kick-team specialists in the league.
Graziano: Reason for optimism in Dallas
Their season might have ended with heartbreak, but the Dallas Cowboys look poised to open 2017 as one of the Super Bowl favorites thanks to their young core of budding superstars. Dan Graziano asks, Tony who? What's changed since SB 50
Nearly half of the 2013 class ended up transferring or getting dismissed from their programs. But a few highly touted stars lived up to the hype.
Soon after Texas A&M left for the SEC, recruits in the nation's most fertile state have turned their backs on Big 12 schools. Here are the numbers.
The Metropolitan division is in a class of its own in the NHL, but which team stands out as the most likely to make a deep run in the playoffs? Which Metro team will make the Stanley Cup finals?
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
I think Mike Napoli ends up with the Rangers on a one-year deal. They project to have below average production at both first base and DH and Joey Gallo could use a couple more months in Triple-A. If someone wanted Napoli on a multi-year deal, he would have signed by now.
Dak Prescott went from the Senior Bowl to the Pro Bowl over the course of a year, and this year's draft hopefuls could learn from his experience.
As long as he takes the field for 16 games there's no reason to believe Ezekiel Elliott can't build on his smashing success of a rookie season.
Fearful of high attrition rates, the new Longhorns coach isn't 'star-chasing' in his efforts to rebuild Texas through recruiting.
It was a season of lessons and experiences for Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott, who provided more details about some of those moments.
The Rangers are interested in Mike Napoli, but may not budge off a one-year offer to the 35-year-old first baseman.
New coaches such as Willie Taggart, Tom Herman and Matt Rhule are trying to hit the ground running in recruiting, but why is the transition class so hard to pull off?
The draft is loaded with point guards. That could change the way NBA teams approach the Feb. 23 trade deadline.
Andrew Jones made a long 3-point basket with 1.8 seconds remaining, and Texas pulled off a miraculous 84-83 win over Oklahoma Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
TCU RB Kyle Hicks, the team's leading rusher, and two former Horned Frogs players were arrested in Fort Worth and charged with public intoxication over the weekend.
After the Milwaukee Brewers non-tendered 2016 NL home run leader Chris Carter, the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays are reportedly expressing interest.