Nolan Ryan is leaving the Texas Rangers again, stepping away from his CEO role 20 years after ending his Hall of Fame career as a pitcher.
In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. He is also selling his ownership stake in the team to co-chairmen Ray Davis and Bob Simpson.
"It closes a chapter of my life in baseball," Ryan said. "I feel like it's time for me to move on to other things. It's been a decision that weighed on me heavily, but I feel like it's the right decision. … At this point and time, it's the correct thing for me to do."
Asked about the difference in the team's announcing that he was retiring and his calling it a resignation, the 66-year-old Ryan paused and then said he wouldn't be the CEO of another major league team and called this perhaps the "final chapter" of his storied career in baseball.
Mexico's soccer coach says he was dismissed
Two days after saving Mexico's
Mexico's national soccer federation (FMF) declined to comment on Vucetich's status, but the coach told
Vucetich was Mexico's third coach in less than seven weeks, following Jose Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre and Luis Fernando Tena. According to numerous reports in Mexico, the FMF is expected to confirm Vucetich's firing Friday, naming Club America Coach Miguel Herrera to replace him.
J.J. Henry made a 50-foot eagle putt from the fringe on his final hole for an 11-under-par 60 and a one-stroke lead in the
Henry also had nine birdies in perfect conditions at TPC Summerlin en route to the lowest round of his career. The two-time
Argentina's Andres Romero was second. He had two eagles in a 61, also his lowest PGA Tour score.
Needing a victory to retain his European Tour card, Sweden's Peter Hedblom shot a four-under 68 for a share of the first-round lead in the Perth International in Australia.
South Korea's Jin Jeong and Australians James Nitties and Clint Rice also shot 68 in the event co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia.
NASCAR suspended veteran crew chief Todd Parrott indefinitely for violating its substance-abuse policy. The sanctioning body did not elaborate.
Parrott, 49, is the crew chief for Sprint Cup Series driver
Parrott, now in his 19th year in the series, was the crew chief for Dale Jarrett when the driver won the 1996 Daytona 500 and, three years later, when Jarrett captured the series championship.
Former Grand Slam champions Ana Ivanovic and
The formerly top-ranked Ivanovic beat Klara Zakopalova, 6-3, 6-1, and 2011
Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overcame a sloppy second set to beat Daniel Brands of Germany, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3, and reach the quarterfinals of the Erste Bank Open at Vienna.