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Coroner: Angels Pitcher Skaggs Died Of Accidental Overdose

Aug 30, 2019
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Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died of an accidental overdose from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol, a North Texas medical examiner said in a report released Friday.

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Mike Trout led a parade of Los Angeles Angels into the interview room of the Texas Rangers for the first interaction with reporters since teammate Tyler Skaggs died.

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The Texas Rangers say a moment of silence will be held before Tuesday night's game in honor of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs died Monday after being found unresponsive in his hotel room in Southlake before the team's scheduled series opener against the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers' new ballpark, which is expected to open in 2020, will feature specially designed synthetic playing surface rather than grass.
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The Texas Rangers will use specially designed synthetic playing surface rather than grass in their new retractable-roof stadium that opens in 2020.

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Former major league pitcher John Wetteland has been arrested in Texas and charged with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14.

Denton County jail records show Wetteland was arrested Monday and freed on $25,000 bond. No attorney was immediately listed to speak for the 52-year-old Wetteland, who lives in Trophy Club, 25 miles northwest of Dallas.

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Adrian Beltre, the third baseman whose defensive wizardry and infectious personality animated the Texas Rangers for the past eight years, retired Tuesday.

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Sunday was a good day for Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Chin — one of the best ever, actually.

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There are a lot of questions surrounding the Texas Rangers this season. Las Vegas betting experts think the team’s a long shot – only giving the Rangers 200-1 odds to win the World Series this year.

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We’re lucky here in North Texas to have a pair of annual celebrations where so-ridiculous-it-might-just-be-delicious food takes precedence over the actual event.

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Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the Texas Rangers to open an investigation into reports of sexual misconduct at the state's juvenile lockups.

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At the highest levels of pro baseball, pitchers are usually the players with the lowest batting averages. There’s just not enough time to master both pitching and hitting. Finding a player who excels at both is akin to discovering a unicorn.

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The Texas Rangers have a name for their new, air-conditioned stadium with a retractable roof: Globe Life Field.

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The Texas Rangers are honoring one of the best players ever to play for the team. Former catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame last month.

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It's a big weekend for the Texas Rangers. One of its former players is being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez will be only the second Ranger to achieve that honor, joining Nolan Ryan.

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It wasn’t a championship year for sports in North Texas, but there were still reasons to celebrate. The Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars and FC Dallas each had their league’s best record, and each bowed out early in the playoffs.

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The Texas Rangers will be getting a new stadium. That news after voters in Arlington overwhelmingly approved a plan to use local tax dollars to pay for half of a $1 billion ballpark with a retractable roof.

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If you build it, they will…stay? That’s the pitch from supporters of plan to build a new, $1 billion ballpark for the Texas Rangers in Arlington. Voters there will decide whether or not to pay for half of it with city funds. Opponents say it’s a bad deal for the city.

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A Grand Prairie man, who received a Louisville Slugger glove nearly 60 years after a bubble gum and baseball card contest, got another sweet deal from the candy company.

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The Texas Rangers are on fire. They’ve won six-of-their-last-seven games, and they’ve got the second best record in Major League Baseball. The fuel for that fire, is a trio of precocious kids.  

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A woman in a wookie mask spread laughter to millions on Facebook; Buc-ee’s has arrived in Fort Worth; everybody needs a copy editor, specifically the Texas Republican Party; and more.

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The City of Arlington announced this afternoon its plan to build a new Texas Rangers ball park. The new venue would have a retractable roof and air conditioning and cost about a billion dollars.

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Here's a new "oops" moment for a Texas governor: prematurely celebrating a Houston Astros playoff victory.

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Oct. 23, 2011. That’s the last time Arlington felt the surge of two sold-out stadiums on the same day.

Nearly 150,000 fans will come to town Sunday. And with no public transit, Rangers Vice President of Ballpark Operations Sean Decker has a challenge.

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The Dallas Cowboys may be America’s Team – and they’re also the country’s most valuable sports team.

2 Attorneys Appointed To Replace Collin County DA In Paxton Probe

Apr 22, 2015
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Two Houston attorneys have been appointed to replace Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis in any potential prosecution of Attorney General Ken Paxton for violating state securities law.

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Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington says he is embarrassed for being unfaithful to his wife of 42 years.

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Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has resigned. He’s leaving to address an “off-the-field personal matter.”

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Denton officials to meet with Sriracha officials; a Rangers fan’s act of kindness goes viral; a local student who struggles in college is profiled in The New York Times; and more.

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Opening day for the Texas Rangers is Monday. The Rangers play the Phillies at 1:05 p.m. And Tanner Scheppers is the Rangers’ Opening Day starter, replacing Yu Darvish, who’s on the disabled list and dealing with stiffness in his neck.

We’re not going to preview the season right now. What we are interested in, though, is what’s new to eat. And the answer is … big! The bigger, the better. 

The Rangers unveiled their menu last week. Here’s a look at what you can eat at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Batter up in Arlington today; NPR invades Texas this week; Conan is visiting Dallas; and more.  

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