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  1. Rapid Reaction: Astros 2, Rangers 0

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- It hasn't been determined whether left-handed starter Robbie Ross Jr. will cherish this Saturday night. The hug he received from Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington in the dugout was probably a sign it meant something to Ross. Ross lef...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  2. Pregame Notes: Leadoff hitters putting in work

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- With Shin-Soo Choo out for the season recovering from surgery to remove a bone chip, the Rangers will employ Leonys Martin and Daniel Robertson in the leadoff spot. In the last seven games, the Rangers' leadoff hitters are hitting .440 ...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  3. Rangers scratch Miles Mikolas from Saturday's start, call up Robb...

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers scratched Saturday's starter, Miles Mikolas, because of shoulder fatigue after their 13-6 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night. Left-hander Robbie Ross will be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to replace Mi...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  4. Pregame notes: Questions surround pitching staff

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The world around the Texas Rangers centered on whether Yu Darvish's MRI results from a balky right elbow would bring more doom and gloom to their season. As the Rangers awaited the results, manager Ron Washington had to move f...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  5. Bullpen responds for Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. had to change his mindset from demoted starter to dependable reliever. The majors is no place to sit and reflect on what might have been, so when manager Ron Washington summoned Ross to relieve N...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  6. Dallas Negro Leagues pitcher Blair dies

    Calvin Watkins

    William Blair Jr., a former Negro Leagues pitcher who founded a popular Dallas African-American weekly newspaper called the Elite News, died Sunday according to his son. Blair was 92. "He was constantly coming up with ways to celebrate people a...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  7. DeMarcus Ware out to prove something

    Calvin Watkins

    OXNARD, Calif. -- Following the Sunday morning walkthrough practice, Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware made a reference to a rap song by former boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. The song is called "Ya'll Must Have Forgot" and is in reference to how...

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  8. The final mock drafts

    Calvin Watkins

    Late Thursday night we'll know the entire first round of the NFL draft and begin the discussion of who did what and why. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have their final mock drafts. Kiper has the Cowboys taking North Carolina defensive ta...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  9. Jerry Jones expects offensive linemen to go early

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- ESPN NFL draft experts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. have offensive linemen going early in this week's draft. McShay has three of the top five picks going to the offensive line and Kiper has seven going in the first round. Cowb...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  10. Mel Kiper: Cowboys will draft linemen early

    Calvin Watkins

    ESPN's NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. predicts the Cowboys will select offensive and defensive linemen in the first three rounds. It's not something I hear mentioned often, but the age of the Dallas defensive line has crept up. By the time the seaso...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  11. Mel Kiper sees Kenny Vaccaro slipping to Cowboys

    Calvin Watkins

    In a conference call with reporters, ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. dismissed the notion that guards Chance Warmack and Jonathan Cooper will be around when the Cowboys select at No. 18. Safety Kenny Vaccaro, who is projected to be the first s...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  12. Mel Kiper mock: Cowboys take OG Chance Warmack

    Calvin Watkins

    ESPN's NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. has the Cowboys taking Alabama guard Chance Warmack at No. 18 in his latest mock draft (Insider). It's a logical selection, given the Cowboys' inconsistency along the interior of the offensive line last season...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  13. Dallas Cowboys rightfully concerned about Dez Bryant's off-field ...

    Calvin Watkins

    Cowboys have reason to be concerned about Dez Bryant's off-field issues.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2011
  14. Texas Rangers' offense must complement starting pitching while th...

    Calvin Watkins

    Help on the way, but current Rangers lineup must pick up solid starting pitching.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2011
  15. Dallas Cowboys face altered free-agent market, salary-cap gridloc...

    Calvin Watkins

    Cowboys face altered free agency, salary-cap gridlock with potential lockout.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2011
  16. Dallas Cowboys will be without starters Roy Williams, Marion Barb...

    Calvin Watkins

    Dallas Cowboys will be without starters Roy Williams, Marion Barber against Washington Redskins

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2010