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Inducted Former catcher Ivan Rodriguez has been inducted into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame. The catcher affectionately known as “Pudge” became the 16th player inducted into the team’s hall during a pregame ceremony Saturday night. Rodriguez played the first 12 of his 21 major league seasons in Texas. He made his debut at age 19 in June 1991, and also returned to the Rangers for the end of the 2009 season. He caught a major-league record 2,427 games. His 13 Gold Gloves are the most ever for a catcher.

Retiring Soccer coach Tito Vilanova thanked Barcelona, its players and fans for “five wonderful years” a day after the club announced he was stepping down to fight his recurring throat cancer. Vilanova wrote in an open letter on Barcelona’s website that “the moment has arrived to face a change in my professional life and dedicate my energies and efforts to following a treatment for an illness doctors diagnosed a year and a half ago.”

Signed Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick Dion Jordan, a defensive end and linebacker from Oregon, signed a multiyear contract and will take part in the first training camp practice today. He missed all of the Dolphins’ offseason workouts because Oregon is on the quarter system.

• The NHL’s Winnipeg Jets have signed 24-year-old defenseman Zach Redmond to a one-year, two-way contract worth $715,000.

Suspended New York Giants safety Will Hill has been suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the league’s substance of abuse policy, his second drug suspension in two years. Hill will be eligible to return in time for the Oct. 6 game against Philadelphia. He is still allowed to take part in training camp and preseason games. Euthanized State police say a horse scheduled to race at the Meadowlands was euthanized after a horse trailer crashed and overturned on a northern New Jersey highway. A veterinarian euthanized Hay Beautiful shortly after the crash occurred around 2:50 p.m. Friday on Route 80 East in Parsippany. NJ.com reports the horse apparently suffered a broken back and was unable to stand up on its own despite several attempts.

Died A relative says former Tennessee women’s basketball star Mary Ostrowski has died. She was 51. Ostrowski’s sister, Beth Hundman, said Ostrowski died Friday night in Bristol, Va. Hundman said her sister was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, in 2007, and she died from complications from the illness. Ostrowski ranks fifth in rebounds and 10th in points at Tennessee.


 

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