FRISCO, Texas (AP) - The Cowboys acknowledged they needed a pass rusher and took one with their first pick. Dallas then strongly indicated the focus had shifted to the secondary and stuck with that plan on days two and three of the NFL draft, selecting corners Chidobie Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, and Marquez White, as well as safety Xavier Woods.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Carlos Gomez's seventh-inning home run gave him his second career cycle and Yu Darvish allowed two runs in six innings while throwing 125 pitches as the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 Saturday night. Darvish allowed one earned run, three hits and four walks while striking out 10. He fell five pitches short of his major league high, thrown as a rookie in 2013.
HOUSTON (AP) - Khris Davis clubbed his 10th home run to back a solid start by Andrew Triggs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 2-1 Saturday night to snap a five-game skid. Oakland ended a 10-game losing streak against the Astros, which was the longest in franchise history against Houston.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Tesho Akindele scored his first goal in the 80th minute and FC Dallas rallied twice to tie the Portland Timbers 2-2 Saturday night in a battle of the top two teams in the Western Conference. Dallas, which allowed just three goals in its first six games, limited Portland to six shots in Frisco.
WACO, Texas (AP) - A former athletic director for Baylor University denies that he failed to properly respond to sexual assault allegations against a football player. Ian McCaw defended himself in a court filing Friday against accusations by Jasmin Hernandez, who was raped by former player Tevin Elliott. Elliott was convicted in 2014 and is serving a 20-year prison sentence. McCaw argues that after he notified former head football coach Art Briles of the allegations, Briles indefinitely suspended Elliott from the team.
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