Texas Rangers

Team violation sends Mendez back to Round Rock and Odor (perhaps) to bench

Rangers left-hander Yohander Mendez was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock for violating team rules, according to general manager Jon Daniels. The violation doesn't involve the police or MLB rules. At least one other player is involved but the club did not say. Rougned Odor was scratched from Tuesday's lineup and manager Jeff Banister declined to say the moves were unrelated.

Dallas Cowboys

Son of Dallas Cowboys great charged with murder

The 20-year old son of former Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Erik Williams is one of two men who have been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder. Cassius Williams and Rozman Shannon Jr., have been charged in last week’s shooting deaths of two teens in Mesquite.

Jeff Banister on four-game win streak

Rangers manager Jeff Banister on Cole Hamels and season-high four-game win streak.