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Sunday's Top 5: Playoff preview edition

With the AL West title on the line for the Rangers, Cole Hamels was clutch, tossing a complete game against the Angels.

Lee ruled out with concussion for Dallas

Cowboy LB Sean Lee suffered a concussion in the first half of Sunday night's game against the Saints and was ruled out for the game. Injury history

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2015 MLB postseason

Keep track of every MLB playoff game and series, from the wild-card round through the World Series.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

COWBOYS 10, SAINTS 7 (halftime): For the second straight week the Cowboys have a lead after two quarters. They weren't able to hold it vs. Atlanta. Can they do it vs. New Orleans? If they do, they will have to do it without Sean Lee, who has been ruled out with a concussion. They will need the offense to stay mistake free.

Rangers excited to be back in playoffs (1:04)
Rangers clinch AL West title (2:25)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

When the season started Brees vs. Romo was the matchup. At the start of the week Brees was in question. This sign seems to sum up some feelings of Cowboys fans.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys inactives - Matt Cassel, Lucky Whitehead, Dez Bryant, Randy Gregory, La'el Collins, Ryan Russell, Geoff Swaim

Jayson Stark Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Cole Hamels may have won a World Series MVP award. But one thing he'd never done before today was win a regular season clincher. Did pitch the 2007 game that put the Phillies in first place for the first time, in Game 160. But they didn't clinch that day.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys RB Christine Michael is active for tonight's game against New Orleans. So is DE David Irving, who was picked up off Kansas City's practice squad in the middle of the week. La'el Collins will be inactive with Ronald Leary returning to action.

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor has rushed for at least 300 yards in every game this season. Art Briles team is No. 1 among FBS teams with a 7.61 yards-per-carry average and has rushed for 1,507 yards in four games. Baylor rushed for 368 yards in Saturday's 63-35 win over Texas Tech.

Hamels' gem clinches AL West for Rangers

Cole Hamels allowed three hits and struck out eight in a complete game to lift Texas to the AL West crown with a 9-2 victory. With the loss, the Angels are eliminated from the postseason. Box score

Texas CB apologizes for halftime tweet

"I extend my sincerest apology to all of the Longhorn fans and family and everyone at UT," said freshman CB Kris Boyd, who retweeted a Texas A&M fan that suggested he transfer from the Longhorns. "In no way did I intend to be disrespectful or disloyal."

Rangers blow it open in seventh

The Rangers are in the midst of a six-run inning to open up a 9-2 lead -- and they're still batting. Texas clinches the AL West with a win. The Angels, today's opponent, is eliminated with a loss. Follow live


Rangers leading on Beltre's homer

Texas can take the AL West with a win over the Angels today. 3B Adrian Beltre contributed to the cause by erasing a 2-1 deficit with a two-run HR. The Rangers need six more outs to clinch. Follow live

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KaVontae Turpin needs your vote

The Capital One Cup Impact Performances of the Week include TCU's KaVontae Turpin, Florida's Will Grier, Alabama's Derrick Henry and Arizona State's Mike Bercovici. Vote now!


Hamels settles down for Rangers

Albert Pujols started this crucial matchup with a two-run HR off Rangers SP Cole Hamels. But Hamels just finished his fifth inning with the score still 2-1 in the Angels' favor. L.A. needs this one if it hopes to make the playoffs. Follow live