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The NBA blew it: Why Mavs owner Mark Cuban deserved a suspension after sexual harassment investigation

The closer you look at what transpired here Wednesday and (somewhat inexplicably) in a Los Angeles television studio, it feels like Mark Cuban paid $7.5 million to avoid a suspension. Even if that’s not exactly how it went down, it’s the taste that remains after the NBA passed on taking any real

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Why the Rangers might not be stuck in the AL West basement for the foreseeable future

Matt Hicks, Texas Rangers radio broadcaster, answered your questions about the team in a recent live chat. Here are some highlights: Are the Rangers buried at the bottom of the AL West for the foreseeable future? Hicks: Hmmm. I’m not good with prognostications. I’ll just say this…there aren

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How one moment Tuesday night summed up a season’s worth of frustration for Rangers SS Elvis Andrus

ARLINGTON – In the sixth inning on Tuesday night, Elvis Andrus smoked a slider from Tampa Bay reliever Chaz Roe down the third-base line. It seemed like a hard-hit double into the left-field corner. It became an inning-ending double play, part of a 4-0…

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Rangers shut out again by Rays as September struggles continue

ARLINGTON — The Rangers continued to slide, producing only four hits in a 4-0 loss to Tampa Bay. They have been shut out in each of the first two games of the series, producing a total of six hits. The Rangers have lost 15 of their last 21 games. In t…

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Rangers shut out again by Rays as September struggles continue

ARLINGTON — The Rangers continued to slide, producing only four hits in a 4-0 loss to Tampa Bay. They have been shut out in each of the first two games of the series, producing a total of six hits. The Rangers have lost 15 of their last 21 games. In t…

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5 things to know before the Mavericks start training camp, including Dirk’s status and the hype around Luka Doncic

Basketball is upon us once again. The Dallas Mavericks host their annual media day on Friday, Sept. 21 and begin training camp the following day.  Here are five things to know about the team before training camp begins.  Last ride for Dirk Nowitzki? Di…

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Rangers Triple-A club headed to Nashville

ARLINGTON — The Texas Rangers on Tuesday scored a significant success in player development, placing their Triple-A affiliate in Nashville on a four-year deal. Nashville chose the Rangers over Washington, which will put its club in Fresno. Nashville i…

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San Antonio out as option for Rangers’ Triple-A club

The Texas Rangers lost another potential landing spot for their Triple-A franchise on Tuesday. The relocated San Antonio franchise in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League agreed to a two-year player-development contract with Milwaukee.  This continues a r…

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Jeff Banister on the hot seat? What must be considered when assigning blame for another lost Rangers season

Going by the standards above, the answer is probably no. Of course, that’s not the way Jon Daniels should judge, either. Frankly, the general manager can justify a change only if he thinks he made a mistake when he took Banister over Torey Lovullo, Alex Cora and Kevin Cash, who just so happened to

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Round Rock makes it official: Ending ties to Rangers

ARLINGTON — Reese Ryan, owner and chief executive officer of Ryan Sanders Baseball, acknowledged on Monday what has been long expected.  Round Rock, of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, will end its ties to the the Texas Rangers after eight years and…

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Sunday’s game ended on Padres’ walkoff grand slam, but the Rangers may have lost it earlier

SAN DIEGO — The game ended on a walkoff grand slam Sunday, but the Rangers may have lost it earlier, running into three outs on the bases in a single inning. It was one of three wasted opportunities in the 7-3 loss to the Padres; the Rangers also left…

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Rangers’ Adrian Beltre remains undecided about playing next season. Here’s what he is certain of regarding the end.

SAN DIEGO — He does not want cowboy boots. As he prepares for the final homestand of the season, Adrian Beltre remains undecided about whether this will be it for him, or if he will play again in 2019. What he is certain of: Whatever the decision, he doesn’t want a fuss. Not now. Or, if he plays

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Rangers’ Adrian Beltre remains undecided about playing next season. Here’s what he is certain of regarding the end.

What we’re saying: If you want to offer appreciation for Beltre, it’s best not to take any chances. The Rangers return to play three games against Tampa Bay, and then finish out the home schedule with three against Seattle. If this is last go-around, they are appropriate opponents. Beltre punctuated

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A first for Texas Rangers pitching that gave significance to Friday’s win over the Padres

"It was a nice look," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. "It felt like flipped the lineup a little bit and gave us more of an extended look at the primary guy." The Rangers are going to try this again Saturday using Alex Claudio in…

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5 MLB teams need a Triple-A affiliate. The Rangers are one — and pairing them with a franchise won’t be so simple.

The ballpark is the concern in San Antonio. When the Elmore Sports Group decided to move its Triple-A franchise from Colorado Springs after this season to San Antonio, it expected to have a new downtown ballpark near completion. That plan went away wit…

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Rangers radio broadcaster Matt Hicks answers questions about the team at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18; ask yours now

Matt Hicks, Texas Rangers radio broadcaster, answers your questions about the team in a live chat at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Ask your questions by signing into the ScribbleLive module below and he will have them for consideration.

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