SPORTS, JULY 18TH

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Texas Rangers say team President
Nolan Ryan is “resting comfortably” in a Houston hospital after
experiencing heart pain Sunday morning while at his home. The
64-year-old Hall of Fame pitcher, who had a double-bypass operation
in 2000 and has a family history of heart disease, is expected to
be released from the hospital in a few days.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Cleveland’s Grady Sizemore has landed on the
disabled list for the third time this season. The Indians
outfielder suffered a right knee contusion in the first inning of
Sunday’s 8-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Sizemore is batting
.237 with 10 homers and 29 RBIs in 61 games.

UNDATED (AP) – One night after going 16 innings to win at Tampa
Bay, the AL East-leading Red Sox are in Baltimore to open a series
against the Orioles. The Rays on the other hand are getting ready
to host a New York Yankees club that is 1 1/2 games behind the Red
Sox in the division race.

FRISCO, Texas (AP) – The first woman to coach a men’s pro team
is leaving the bench after one season for a front office job with
the same club. The NBA Development League’s Texas Legends have
hired Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman as assistant general manager, a
switch that will allow her to spend more time with her son during
his final year of high school.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – A team from Uganda will be the
first from the African continent to play in the Little League World
Series when the 16-team tournament for 11 and 12-year-old players
gets under way next month. A team from Kampala, Uganda, beat squads
from Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa in the
Middle East and Africa region over the weekend. The Saudi team had
won the region for the last 11 years.

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