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Derek Holland says hacker sent homophobic slur from his Twitter…

Derek Holland says hacker sent homophobic slur from his Twitter account during start

yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Oct 1, 2012
Major League Baseball is conducting an investigation after a tweet containing a homophobic slur came from Derek Holland's Twitter account on Sunday night. The twist: The Texas Rangers lefty was pitching against the Los Angeles Angels at the time the sin…
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  • Rangers' Beltre, Young back after early exits

    Rangers' Beltre, Young back after early exits

    ESPN.com Oct 1, 2012
    Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is in the lineup as the designated hitter for Monday's game with the Oakland A's, one day after leaving the second game of a doubleheader with a left shoulder strain.
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  • Rangers prez wants Darvish to start Game 1

    Rangers prez wants Darvish to start Game 1

    ESPN.com Oct 1, 2012
    Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan said he has the most confidence in Yu Darvish over the left-handers in his rotation to pitch the first game of the club's postseason.
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  • MLB Notebook: Napoli crushes former team at plate

    MLB Notebook: Napoli crushes former team at plate

    MLB.com Oct 1, 2012
    Mike Napoli has been one of the top hitting catchers throughout his career, and he has hit home runs in 6.3 percent of his plate appearances in his two years with the Rangers.
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  • Aquamen! Rangers rookies get swimming-themed hazing (Photos)

    Aquamen! Rangers rookies get swimming-themed hazing (Photos)

    yahoo.com Oct 1, 2012
    With 2012 being an Olympic year, we've already seen the Summer Games reflected in baseball's annual rookie hazing when the Washington Nationals turned Bryce Harper and his young pals into the Fierce Five. Now the Texas Rangers have gotten in on the act …
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  • Path to the Postseason: Oct. 1, 2012

    Path to the Postseason: Oct. 1, 2012

    MLB.com Oct 1, 2012
    The Rangers clinched a postseason berth on Sunday in Game 2 of a doubleheader in Texas, and they brought two other teams into the playoffs with them: the Yankees and Orioles.
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  • Video - Athletics Clinch Playoff Spot 00:32

    Athletics Clinch Playoff Spot

    Oct 1
    Grant Balfour struck out the side in the ninth inning to help the A's clinch a playoff spot and inch closer to the Rangers in the race for the AL West.

Sports Columnists

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    Oct 1
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  • Don Banks: Victorious Vick helps Eagles finally resemble the team they wan…

    Oct 1
    PHILADELPHIA -- Say what you will about the state of Michael Vick's game so far this season. Call him turnover-prone, or injury-prone or forever prone to spark raging debates about his worthiness and suitability to be the starting quarterback in Philade…