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Jan 20

In crazy off-season, could something crazy still happen for Rangers?

Fan Fest traditionally serves as the kick off to another Texas Rangers season, and before any of those who attended Saturday’s festivities know it, spring training will be upon them. Rangers pitchers and catchers must be in the state of Arizona by Feb. 14 for report date. The positions players must

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Jan 19

With ‘nothing to worry about ever,’ this reliever could be Rangers’ closer

This offseason likely would rate as the best of Jake Diekman’s career if his life was still burdened by ulcerative colitis. The left-hander was married Dec. 31 to his longtime girlfriend, and his beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers brought former quarterback Scott Frost home to be their football coach.

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Jan 19

Perez feeling bullish about availability for Rangers’ opener

Martin Perez delivered a firm handshake with his right hand Friday night and extended his right arm to the side without a significant dip at the elbow. He was proving his point, as if his words weren’t enough. The left-hander said that he will be ready to pitch for the Texas Rangers by Opening Day

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Jan 18

Rangers’ Gallo took a Lyft, but there’s a catch to this ride

Joey Gallo is from Las Vegas and continues to live there in the off-season. As might be expected, the Texas Rangers’ slugger apparently likes to gamble. But not the kind that can get him banned from baseball. Gallo, along with Chicago Cubs third baseman and fellow Vegasite Kris Bryant, on Jan. 9

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Jan 18

Rotation filled with potential excites Rangers newcomers

The clock to spring training is ticking and ticking loudly, especially for those many free agents who have yet to find employment for the upcoming season. The wait is a cruel one, right-hander Doug Fister said, and he should know. The off-season came a…

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Jan 18

Rangers’ stars, past and present, available at Fan Fest — except for the biggest

The Texas Rangers FanFest schedule for Saturday at Globe Life Park includes just about every current player and some of the biggest names in club history. Autograph hounds will have a chance to get that signature they’ve longed for from just about every Rangers star. Except for the Rangers biggest

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Jan 18

Yu Darvish dinner with group of Rangers’ staffers, feeds fan frenzy

Free agent Yu Darvish is still untied to a major league team but his Texas Rangers’ ties run deep. The right-hander, who pitched for the Rangers for more than four seasons before being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, spent a recent night having dinner with a group of Rangers staffers

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Jan 17

Calhoun No. 1 in latest rankings, but this teen is proud to be considered Rangers’ top prospect

Lost on Tuesday in Jon Daniels’ not-so-upbeat assessment of the Texas Rangers’ chances in 2018 was the Baseball America unveiling of the organization’s top 10 prospects, and center fielder Leody Taveras actually wasn’t ranked No. 1. That honor went to Willie Calhoun, the hitting specialist

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Jan 17

Hawaii false alarm isn’t what woke up Hamels for 2018

Cole Hamels is usually up before the sun to get in an off-season workout during his family’s annual sojourn to Hawaii, but on Saturday, after a night out with friends, the left-hander actually allowed himself to sleep in. And he was sleeping soundly, until his phone made that familiar alarm noise

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Jan 15

Darvish staying calm in stalled market, but would Rangers have a chance if he blinks?

Yu Darvish can probably scratch the Houston Astros off his list of suitors. The Astros, the reigning world champs, added to their deep starting rotation Sunday by acquiring right-hander Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Texas Rangers figure …

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Jan 15

Daniels continues to seek relief help for Rangers before spring training

The one week of the off-season when the majority of the Texas Rangers are in town has arrived — Fan Fest week — and the Rangers still have intentions on adding to the roster this off-season. General manager Jon Daniels said on Friday that the club rema…

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Jan 10

Could Bill Belichick or Nick Saban fill the Giants head coaching vacancy?

As the NFL coaching carousel continues to spin slowly around, it’s possible that the task of reclaiming the NFC East could become a whole lot more difficult for the Dallas Cowboys. Last Friday, ESPN’s Seth Wickersham wrote a story about a supposed power struggle between New England Patriots’

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Jan 10

Why are these courtside Mavericks fans going nuts for a 15-point win over the Magic?

There weren’t any last-second, game-winning jumpers or game-saving blocks at the conclusion of the Dallas Mavericks’ 114-99 blowout victory over the Orlando Magic at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday night. But that didn’t stop a group of Mavericks’ fans sitting court-side from

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Jan 09

Rangers’ new $1.1 billion ballpark has a fake feel

Science has bred a chicken to look like a dinosaur and is actively working on humanless home pizza delivery – and a flying taxi – but growing grass 50 feet below grade is just too much to ask. This is what the Texas Rangers want us to believe. Science …

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Jan 09

Attention Mark Cuban: Mark Aguirre’s No. 24 jersey should be retired next

There’s one more clean-up move for owner Mark Cuban to do and we can close out the books on the 1980s Dallas Mavericks. It’s time to put No. 24, Mark Aguirre, up in the rafters. There are only three jerseys in the rafters, Brad Davis, Rolando Blackman and Derek Harper. Harper had his jersey retired

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Jan 08

Mavericks need more defense, sustainable rhythm at halfway mark of season

On New Year’s Eve, the Dallas Mavericks (13-28) polished off a year-ending victory over Oklahoma City to give them a fourth consecutive win and strong momentum going into 2018 and a four-game home stand. While many figured it was important to break out the blueprints on a potential run to the eighth

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