Edwin Encarnacion almost puts game away

After a walk to Jose Bautista, EncarnaciĆ³n hit a fly to deep center and was really close to a walk-off homer in the 13th, but Delino DeShields made the grab at the warning track. The Rangers and Blue Jays are even at 4 going to the 14th. Texas has a 1-0 lead in the ALDS. Follow live

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SMU will not appeal postseason, Brown bans

SMU will not appeal the NCAA's penalty of a postseason ban and also a nine-game suspension handed down to Mustangs coach Larry Brown following an investigation that resulted in academic fraud.

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Benches empty after Josh Donaldson hits long foul off Rangers reliever Keone Kela, but no punches thrown. Donaldson strikes out.

Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Now in the 13th inning and after four-plus hours, if this game lasts much longer, perhaps Beltre's back will have time to fully heal and he can pinch-hit.

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

There have been three AL division series games that have gone 13 innings or more. Last was 2012, Game 4, Orioles 2, Yankees 1 in 13.

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Patriots are a team on a mission

Usually, Dave Tuley would be all over Dallas (+8.5) as a big home underdog. But Tuley isn't willing to step in front of the New England train. NFL's best bets (Insider)


Blue Jays-Rangers still 4-4 in the 12th

Both bullpens have taken over as the only run since the fifth inning was Mike Napoli's game-tying RBI single in the eighth for the Rangers. The Blue Jays need this one to avoid a two-game deficit. Follow live

Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

As we head to the 12th inning tied 4-4, the Rangers have just three hits since the first inning and only nine since Beltre left in Game 1.

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

The last time Jays reliever Mark Lowe pitched in the postseason was in 2011, when he was with Texas and gave up walk off HR in 11th to David Freese in epic 10-9 Game 6 Cardinals win in World Series


Bonus baseball in Toronto

The Rangers' Mike Napoli ripped an RBI single in the eighth inning to tie Game 2 vs. the Blue Jays at 4. Neither teams scored in the ninth, so to extra innings we go. Follow live

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Reliever Brett Cecil pulls up lame after tagging out Mike Napoli in rundown after pickoff

Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

After striking out with two on in the sixth, Josh Hamilton now is hitless in his past 27 postseason at-bats.

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The cards are stacked against Dallas

Without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, the Cowboys will have their hands full trying to keep pace with the Patriots' explosive offense. Do Mike Reiss or Todd Archer think Dallas can pull off the upset? NFL Nation predictions

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki, who the Mavs are easing in to practices after he played for Germany this summer, did full-speed 5-on-5 work today for first time since camp started. "I subbed in after the guys got a little tired," he said. "I actually looked decent then."


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs C JaVale McGee has progressed enough in his rehab to begin pick-and-roll work with coach Rick Carlisle.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Lee has been cleared to play for Sunday's game against the Patriots. He has practiced the last two days with no issues from his concussion last week.