Konerko, Gillaspie each hit two home runs in White Sox’ 8-4 win over Rangers
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Conor Gillaspie and Paul Konerko each hit two-run homers, prospect Simon Castro pitched three innings of one-hit ball and the White Sox defeated the the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Wednesday, staying unbeaten through five games for the first time since they joined the Cactus League in 1998. The White Sox improved to 3-0-2 while dropping the Rangers to 0-5. Gillaspie drove in four runs against Texas on Tuesday with a triple and single. He was acquired by general manager Rick Hahn in a trade with the San Francisco Giants, helping shore up third base and adding a …
Former NFL football player Erxleben arrested in Ponzi scheme
SAN ANTONIO - Former college All-American and National Football League kicker Russell Erxleben was arrested by federal agents on Thursday at his home near Austin, Texas on federal fraud charges.
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Cubs release spring training schedule
The Cubs today announced their spring training schedule for the 2013 season. The club is currently scheduled to play 17 home games at HoHoKam Park and 16 Cactus League road games in addition to two exhibition games in Las Vegas. The Cubs begin their 2013 Cactus League schedule Saturday, February 23 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Tempe. The Cubs play their home opener on Sunday, February 24 against the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs will also make their annual trip to Las Vegas for a two-game series (March 16-17 vs. Texas) and will also play one home …
Around the Horn: All-Star snubs
Albert Pujols, Austin Jackson and Johnny Cueto are among the players who deserved, but didn't get, a trip to Kansas City for the All-Star game. Angels closer Ernesto Frieri was beaten out by Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish in Major League Baseball's Final Vote campaign, actually placing last in the five-pitcher voting that took place despite providing his team 24 1/3 scoreless innings with 10 saves since arriving by trade from the San Diego Padres on May 3. Frieri has struck out 42 batters in the process, which clearly makes him among those snubbed from Tuesday's All-Star game in Kansas City. Times staff writer Lance Pugmire assesses the others who have legitimate beefs with not being invited to the United States' barbecue capital. (Statistics through Friday.)
Goal: In San Antonio, a Team With a Difference
The San Antonio Scorpions of the North American Soccer League are part of a larger project in South Texas.