Category Archives: Sports

Next to Nolan Ryan, Pudge’s Jersey Number is Right Where it Belongs in Arlington

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the No. 7 jersey number of Iván “Pudge” Rodriguez was retired at a pre-game ceremony in front of 47,306 people at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Rodriguez is the third Ranger to have his uniform number retired by the club, joining Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan…

Texas Live!, New Rangers Ballpark Construction Requires Utilities Relocation

Crews will dig a hole nearly four stories deep this summer in preparation for the Texas Rangers’ new $1 billion retractable roof ballpark. But before they do, a massive sanitary sewer line that runs through the Entertainment District and serves more than one-quarter of the city will need to move. The…

A Boy with a Dream, Rangers Great Pudge Rodriguez is now a Hall of Famer

On July 30, 2017, Iván “Pudge” Rodriguez cemented his legacy as one of the greatest catchers to ever play the game, after he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a Texas Ranger.“This is such an incredible honor for me,” Rodriguez said in Cooperstown. “A little kid…

A Dream Come True Weekend for Rangers Fans in Arlington & Cooperstown

Sunday, July 30, 2017 is a day that many Rangers fans will never forget, as Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez was officially inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York and Adrian Beltre collected his 3,000th hit in Arlington, Texas. Rodriguez, who joins Johnny Bench as one of just two…

Former Rangers Catcher ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez to be Inducted into Hall of Fame Sunday

Former Texas Rangers catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez will join first baseman Jeff Bagwell, outfielder Tim Raines, former Royals and Braves General Manager John Schuerholz and former commissioner Allan H. “Bud” Selig as the inductees in the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2017 this Sunday. The ceremony, which begins at…

Portions of Nolan Ryan Expressway to Close August 3 for Ballpark Project

The Texas Rangers announced today that utility work for the team’s new ballpark in Arlington’s Entertainment District is expected to begin in August. The work will necessitate the closure of portions of Nolan Ryan Expressway as well as the remainder of Parking Lot A and a section of Parking Lot B.…

Dallas Wings Guard Skylar Diggins-Smith Named 2017 WNBA All-Star

The WNBA announced that Dallas Wings guard Skylar Diggins-Smith has been selected to the 2017 All-Star game as a reserve for the Western Conference team. The game will be played in Seattle on Saturday, July 22. The announcement marks the third WNBA All-Star selection for Diggins-Smith. She was voted to the All-Star Game…

UTA Graduate Tobi Fawehinmi Wins World Title at Para Athletics Championships

The dream come true moments continue to pile up for The University of Texas at Arlington graduate Tobi Fawehinmi. On Monday, July 17, 2017, at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, Fawehinmi won the T47 triple jump, the first world title of his career. His season-best mark of 14.88 meters was…

Dallas Wings Shoot Hoops with All Girls Wheelchair Basketball Camp at UTA

WNBA Dallas Wings players spent time with female wheelchair athletes on Monday to share advice, sign autographs and, of course, shoot hoops. About 35 young women from all over the country are participating in the annual All Girls Wheelchair Basketball Camp at the University of Texas at Arlington. The Wings settled into…