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Published September 18, 2009
In Ft. Worth, Jeff Wilson notes the "biggest story of the off-season" for the MLB Rangers will be "who opens up his wallet and buys the club from Tom Hicks." Some prospective buyers have "lined up with the understanding that they will have to pay somewhere between" $450-525M for 100% ownership of the franchise. MLB "wants to have the sale wrapped up by the end of the year, but a spring sale is more likely." While the Rangers have "areas to address this off-season," it is "not like they have been wild spenders the past three years" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 9/18).
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A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY REPEATING: The Falcons for Sunday's game against the Panthers at the Georgia Dome will "pay homage to the inaugural 1966 team, with a black jersey, white pants and red helmet." The team's Web site also has "gone Throwback, showing all pictures in black and white" (AJC.com, 9/16).