Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com
Rangers Game 2 lineup:
Rangers Game 2 lineup:
The rules change on PATs hasn't affected Dan Bailey yet, as he remains perfect on the season (11-for-11 on PATs, 6-for-6 on field goals).
More from Banister on Beltre: "We really hope we don't get to that point where we need him to pinch-hit. But given what he did yesterday in an at-bat where I think most of us would have been laying down in the fetal position, for him to go to the plate and drive in a run is pretty spectacular so I'm not going to rule Adrian out of anything."
Baylor probably could score 100 points against Kansas. Will it? Not if Art Briles follows his usual form.
Buster Olney, Karl Ravech and Justin Havens react to Game 1 wins by the Astros and Rangers. Plus, Brendan Kennedy on the Jays, "Crazy Fan Therapy" and more.
Adrian Beltre is not in the Game 2 lineup: but Jeff Banister does not rule him out as pinch-hitter (but don't count on that). "The only update I have is that he's still sore. Obviously, there's still some spasms but our hope is he continues to get better. He's getting worked on. I'm never going to count Adrian out of anything. The toughest guy I've ever been around."
After a 1-4 start, the Texas coach is seeing people call for his job. But the state's high school coaches have a lot of pull and they feel he should get more time to make his mark with the Texas program. How come (Insider)
Two of the best tight ends of the past decade will be on the same field Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys host the New England Patriots.
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As we run though the Week 5 picks, let's nominate some award winners for the first quarter of the season, for trophies both real and imagined.
Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson taking BP here this morning
Jason Witten could be in for a long day against New England. The Patriots' are excellent at taking away their opponents' No. 1 option, which could make life difficult for the Cowboys' tight end. Fantasy advice (Insider)
Charlie Strong still has the support of a key group -- Texas high school coaches -- even if some think he must refine his recruiting tactics.
Dallas won 12 games and the division last season thanks to a dominant running game -- but 2015 has been a different story. What happened?
Antti Niemi's debut with the Stars couldn't have gone much better, while Phil Kessel's with the Penguins definitely could have.
Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is not in the lineup for Friday's Game 2 of the AL Division Series after suffering a back strain during the series opener.
The Week 6 viewers' guide in the Big 12 focuses on the Red River Showdown between Oklahoma and Texas, but there are a few other intriguing matchups.
Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista are both in Toronto's Game 2 lineup. Adrian Beltre is not in the Texas lineup. Hanser Alberto, the 22-year-old rookie, is playing third.
Beltre's name is not on Texas' lineup card for Game 2, a day after the Rangers 3B left the team's Game 1 win early with a back strain. Hanser Alberto replaces Beltre at third for the 12:45 p.m. ET start.
Adrian Beltre is not in Rangers starting lineup for Game 2. Rookie Hanser Alberto playing third and batting ninth in his place.
Dallas won 12 games and the NFC East last season thanks to a dominant running game, but its offensive identity has disappeared, writes Jean-Jacques Taylor.
The Rangers notched a huge Game 1 victory over David Price and the Blue Jays but might have to move forward without Adrian Beltre. Meanwhile, the Astros knocked out Yordano Ventura and the Royals with the help of Mother Nature.
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Many coaches have switched from one sideline to the other in the Red River rivalry, which comes with its own brand of awkwardness.