ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The music was a little louder in the Texas clubhouse, and there was the faint smell of champagne.
Otherwise, the Rangers were still waiting on a bigger celebration — for winning the AL West.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elvis Andrus and the AL West-leading Texas Rangers know they are getting close to another postseason berth.
"Yeah, we're feeling great right now, but can't stop playing the way we're doing right now because we're getting close," Andrus said. "We're pretty confident."
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Travis Frederick didn't think the Dallas offensive line deserved much credit after a quick start in the running game against Atlanta gave the impression the Cowboys had figured out life without DeMarco Murray.
DALLAS (AP) — Every stop in college for Larry Brown has meant more wins. A national title at Kansas. A runner-up finish at UCLA.
There has also been NCAA scrutiny, and now SMU has been banned from postseason play next season and Brown was suspended for nine games after the NCAA issued a scathing report Tuesday that placed the blame on the veteran coach for multiple infractions tied to academic fraud — including lying to NCAA investigators.