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Cowboys Lowering Their 2014 Sights

Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News

6-Man Rotation an Import Worth Buying?

David Waldstein, New York Times

Strong Talks Tough - and Means It

Kevin Sherrington, Dallas Morning News

Incorrect Reading of Unwritten Rules

Jesse Spector, Sporting News

Time for Life After Johnny Football

Lars Anderson, Sports on Earth

The Cowboys have had this annoying habit in recent summers of putting talk ahead of action. All that ended Wednesday with a low-key, training camp-opening news conference with owne...(full article)

Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka, old friends and rivals from both the Pacific League in Japan and the American League, met in the tunnel underneath Yankee Stadium on Monday after...(full article)

Good news, Texas fans: Charlie Strong spoke at the Big 12 media circus Tuesday and not once did he say anything that might have set off any alarms in the White House. He was prep...(full article)

Home plate is 17 inches wide. The height of a strike zone varies from batter to batter and umpire to umpire, a couple of feet from a batter’s knees to a point somewhere between...(full article)

HOOVER, Ala. -- Kevin Sumlin has a terrific smile. When it's in full flame, his teeth gleam like a row of piano keys, his eyes radiate a youthful joy and he looks like the friendli...(full article)

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