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Feb 22

Alex Claudio’s offseason kettlebell workouts were kind of insane … and underwater

Cadiz has helped train Claudio during the offseason since the Rangers drafted him in 2010. From Grant: “[Cadiz] once did work with the Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto for a rematch against Mexico’s Antonio Margarito that resulted in avenging Cotto’s first career loss and helped him retain

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Feb 22

Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks national reaction: ‘Ignorance doesn’t cut it as a defense anymore’

The Mavericks on Tuesday were stung by an investigative report from Sports Illustrated about inappropriate conduct in the workplace, including a culture of sexual harassment, prompting the team to issue a statement acknowledging the allegations. Here’s how some of our writers — as well as the national

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Feb 22

Making a superstar: Nomar Mazara’s next step could turn the Rangers OF into an MVP candidate

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Big Chill is keeping a big secret. As he prepares for his third season in the majors, perhaps only one thing stands in the way of Nomar Mazara moving from the ranks of promising young talent to bona fide superstar: He must become…

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Feb 22

Rangers notebook: Why you should expect to see even less of Texas’ starters in spring games this week

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Though the spring training schedule starts Saturday, Rangers starting position players may be hard to find on the field in the first week of games. Because of a compressed spring schedule — and perhaps as a concession to spring trai…

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Feb 21

Former Ranger Gomez takes whopping pay cut in deal with Tampa Bay

Carlos Gomez, who started 100 games in center field with the Texas Rangers last season, agreed on Wednesday to a significant pay cut in a one-year deal with Tampa Bay. Gomez will earn a base salary of $4 million, with $500,000 available in incentives. …

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Feb 21

Frisco college event features potential Rangers draft choices

Three  highly regarded and draft-eligible players will be on display in a college-baseball weekend at Frisco’s Dr Pepper Ballpark. California outfielder-pitcher Tanner Dodson and Texas A&M right-handers Stephen Kolek and Mitchell Kilkenny are expected to be selected during the first five rounds of

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Feb 21

How Mavericks may handle starters’ minutes and Johnathan Motley down the stretch

Eddie Sefko, Mavericks beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team during a live chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights: Question: What good comes of starting [Wesley] Matthews anymore or at least scaling back his minutes? Eddie Sefko: I think you’

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Feb 21

Why it doesn’t make sense for Rangers to pursue Corey Dickerson, Alex Cobb, Lance Lynn or Greg Holland

Who is ready for a big, heaping second helping of #EvanHelpUs? Soup’s on, kids. I think I’m going to get a lot of questions this spring about why the Rangers didn’t pursue this free agent or that one. And truth is: I don’t know that I have definitive answers. The team set an arbitrary

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Feb 21

Rangers appear to be taking dead aim at Cuban star Julio Pablo Martinez by acquiring more international bonus money

It appears circumstances are lining up for the Rangers to land their consolation prize for losing out on Shohei Ohtani. The Rangers announced Wednesday morning the acquisition of more international bonus money via a trade with Cincinnati. The Rangers h…

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Feb 21

Playing time? The Mavericks have to parcel it out in sensible fashion for their wily veterans down the stretch

With the Mavericks set to start the post-All-Star portion of their season, it’s time to look at a few questions that need to be answered in the final two months of the regular season. Here’s the second of three burning question about the final 24 games of a difficult, lottery-bound season: How

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Feb 21

Playing time? The Mavericks have to parcel it out in sensible fashion for their wily veterans down the stretch

Let’s break this down into separate entities, because there’s no blanket answer that works for the Mavericks’ group of veterans who are at distinctly different points in their careers. First, Nowitzki may or may not play another season. But let’s accept for the moment that the smart money

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Feb 21

Cowlishaw in 1998 on Terdema Ussery allegations: These things have their way of leaking out into brightest of spotlights

Being the worst professional sports franchise of the decade does have its advantages for the Mavericks. And it’s not just the opportunity to squander high draft picks. There is also the luxury of a low profile. The local basketball outfit recently completed a six-week investigation into alleged sexual

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Feb 21

Cowlishaw in 1998 on Terdema Ussery allegations: These things have their way of leaking out into brightest of spotlights

Being the worst professional sports franchise of the decade does have its advantages for the Mavericks. And it’s not just the opportunity to squander high draft picks. There is also the luxury of a low profile. The local basketball outfit recently completed a six-week investigation into alleged sexual

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Feb 21

Why the chances of the Cowboys keeping Anthony Hitchens might be slim

Sherrington: The one name of guys who can get away here that’s troubling to me is Anthony Hitchens. What do you rate his chances of coming back and playing for the Cowboys? Moore: I’m gonna put it pretty slim. I think they want him back. I think he’s going to fall into the Barry Church category

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Feb 21

Why the chances of the Cowboys keeping Anthony Hitchens might be slim

Sherrington: The one name of guys who can get away here that’s troubling to me is Anthony Hitchens. What do you rate his chances of coming back and playing for the Cowboys? Moore: I’m gonna put it pretty slim. I think they want him back. I think he’s going to fall into the Barry Church category

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Feb 21

Rangers notebook: Major team shift can be seen with one look around Texas’ spring training clubhouse

SURPRISE, Ariz. — A simple breakdown of Major League service time may be the best way to illustrate how much the Rangers are changing. In short, there is a lot less experience in the spring training clubhouse. A year ago, there were 25 players on the …

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