News archive from 23 February 2013

Rangers play first Spring Training Game: Nelson Cruz, Mike Olt impress

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Non-roster INF Yangervis Solarte hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning Friday to allow the Rangers to escape from their first spring training game without a loss. Solarte’s homer followed a triple by Brandon Allen. The...

Dallas News, 19:00 in Sport
 

Grant: Josh Hamilton's comments were a big deal at Rangers camp for all of 'about seven minutes'

Catch SportsDay On Air twice per week on Fox Sports Southwest, when Dallas Morning News experts discuss hot sports topics from the Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, Rangers and colleges (check our TV listings for air times). Here are a few highlights from...

Dallas News, 19:00 in Sport
 

Royals and Rangers tie at 5 in spring opener

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Will Smith, one of several candidates for the fifth slot in Kansas City's rotation, outpitched two Texas starters already assured spots as the Royals and Rangers tied 5-all in nine innings Friday in their spring training opener....

 

Spring is the time to determine who's best for reserve roles

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The regular-season active roster of a big-league team has 25 players. Manager Jim Leyland pointed out that a club's goal isn't to pick the best 25 players, but to pick the best 25-man roster. There's a difference. "How does our...

 

Live chat: Updates from Dallas-area boys, girls UIL basketball playoff games; 6 p.m.

SportsDayHS will provide live updates from the following boys and girls UIL playoff basketball games on Friday and Saturday. FRIDAY GAMES 6 p.m., Lubbock Coronado vs. Flower Mound Marcus, girls hoops 5A Region I semifinal (David McNabb) 6 p.m., Plano...

Dallas News, 19:04 in Sport
 
Recruiting: In-state prospects getting attention from Spartans

Recruiting: In-state prospects getting attention from Spartans

This past weekend, two major football combines were held, the CORE 6 Showcase in Cincinnati and the Best of the Midwest Camp in Indianapolis. SpartanMag.com was on hand at both events and breaks down a few of Michigan prospects that have not gotten a...

 
Mark Hamill: 'Star Wars' cast in talks to reunite for 'Episode VII' 

Mark Hamill: 'Star Wars' cast in talks to reunite for 'Episode VII' 

The force may be with a 'Star Wars' cast reunion after all. Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original blockbuster series, revealed to Entertainment Tonight that he is currently in talks about dusting off his light saber and reprising his...

 

Chivas USA adds three more Mexican players

The teams already shared a name and an owner. But if that wasn't enough to persuade you that Jorge Vergara's soccer franchises in Mexico and the U.S. were one team, maybe Friday's transaction will. With its Major League Soccer opener just nine days...

 
FAA: Detroit City Airport towers may close under mandatory budget cuts

FAA: Detroit City Airport towers may close under mandatory budget cuts

Washington - Automatic spending cuts that will take effect March 1 unless Congress acts may prompt the closure of airport control towers at Detroit City Airport - along with the towers at airports in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Jackson, Muskegon and...

 

Rochester upsets Bedford to set up wrestling semi against defending champ Catholic Central

Battle Creek - Rochester made its first trip to the State Team Wrestling Finals at Kellogg Arena a memorable one, defeating traditional power Temperance Bedford in a Division 1 quarterfinal Friday afternoon.Rochester, the No. 5 seed, won six straight...

 

Miami Marlins go to Plan B in centerfield after Justin Ruggiano injury

JUPITER -- The Marlins appear as though they're going to have to consider Plan B in center field — for the early part of spring training at the very least. Justin Ruggiano, the favorite to win the starting job entering camp, has...

 

Ethier seeks to reverse slide against left-handers

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Maybe father doesn't throw best. When the Los Angeles Dodgers' Andre Ethier was a Little Leaguer, his naturally right-handed father taught himself to throw left-handed so he could throw batting practice to his left-handed hitting...

 

SEC lists routine orders in its success tally

WASHINGTON The Securities and Exchange Commission has been trying for four years to convince investors and critics that it's back on the beat. As part of that effort, the agency has cited a record number of enforcement actions over the past two years...

 

Arizona's governor bucks expectations again

PHOENIX - Not long ago, when the tea party was in full boil, Jan Brewer became a heroine to conservatives across the country with her finger-jabbing defiance of President Obama and the signing of Arizona's tough, show-me-your-papers immigration law....

 
‘GMA’s’ Robin Roberts opens up on bone marrow transplant, jumping back in with Michelle Obama interview  

‘GMA’s’ Robin Roberts opens up on bone marrow transplant, jumping back in with Michelle Obama interview  

When Robin Roberts is feeling the inevitable strain of recovering from a bone marrow transplant, she goes to Key West. In her mind. "I actually will close my eyes and my happy place, my safe place is Key West," the "Good Morning...

 

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