Weatherford Democrat

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April 11, 2014

Sports in brief

Rangers mark 20 years in ballpark 

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have been to consecutive World Series, had a perfect game and hosted Major League Baseball’s first regular-season interleague game since moving into their ballpark 20 years ago. Their stadium has also been home to four American League MVPs, and used to have Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan sitting in the front row.

The 20th anniversary of the first regular-season game played there is Friday. The Rangers host Houston in the opener of a 10-game homestand.

When Texas played its 1994 home opener against Milwaukee, the Brewers were still in the American League and there weren’t even teams yet in Arizona or Tampa Bay. George W. Bush was part of the Rangers’ ownership group before being Texas governor and then President of the United States.

 

Cowboys shorten western camp stay 

 

ARLINGTON — The Cowboys will open the preseason at San Diego on a schedule likely to mean a shorter stay in California for training camp.

Dallas has a home game against Baltimore the second week before traveling to Miami. The Cowboys would double the length of their trip to Florida if they returned to camp in Oxnard.

The Cowboys spent almost four weeks in California a year ago. This stay could be around two weeks.

Denver’s DeMarcus Ware, the franchise sacks leader in Dallas, is set to visit his old home but probably won’t play in the preseason finale. Ware signed with the Broncos after the Cowboys released him.

Dallas has no preseason games scheduled for national television.

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