New Texas Rangers General Manager John Hart won't have much time for reunions when the Cleveland Indians reach Arlington. Cleveland is the team Hart transformed from perennial loser to winners of six division titles, and two World Series appearances. The Rangers open their weekend home stand with the Indians on Friday.
Hart has made lots of player changes in his six months in Texas, but the Rangers are still in last place in the American League West. Hart said that it will be nice to see everybody from Cleveland, but at the same time, Hart says that he's "dealing with a hospital ward here" with all the injured players.
The Rangers are without slugger Juan Gonzalez, All-Star catcher Ivan Rodriguez, #1 starter Chan Ho Park, closer Jeff Zimmerman, and setup relievers Jay Powell and Rich Rodriguez. All are on the disabled list.
After a strong 11-3 season and reaching the Six-Man State Semifinals, the Valley Patriots are once again one of the favorites in Class 1A Division 2.
Monday, NFL wide receiver Lucky Whitehead's life was turned up-side down. The Dallas Cowboys learned of the warrant, and released Whitehead. Less than 24-hours later, Whitehead was clear of all and any charges.
The Whitharral Panthers enter 2017 with a new yet familiar head football coach as Panther boys basketball coach Clayton Fryar moves over to coach both teams.