Rangers break it open with 7-run 2nd inning (1:04)
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UNLV adds grad transfers Shibel, Mitrou-Long

Graduate transfers Elijah Mitrou-Long, who averaged 5.6 PPG for Texas last season, and Vitaliy Shibel, who played 17 games at Arizona State, will be eligible to play for UNLV next season.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylon Smith has spent most of his offseason back at Notre Dame, taking 21 hours of classes. On Sunday, he will earn his degree in Film and Television. “A wonderful experience,” Smith said Wednesday night at the Reliant Home Run Debry at Dr Pepper Ballpark. “When I left after my junior year I promised my mom that I would go back and finish, so finishing my third year with the Cowboys, it was time. So 21 hours, it was very stressful, but life changing. I'm excited to walk across the stage this weekend.”

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The independent Amer. Assn. Cleburne Railroaders announced on the eve of the season the release of Rafael Palmeiro, 54, and son Patrick, 29 — both were with the team last year. The father batted .301 & hit 6 HRs, but battled injuries and had offseason knee surgery, in his effort to return to MLB as a player for the first time since 2005.