Monday, August 09, 2010

Three Houston Cougars To Compete In European Championships

By Robert H. Kelly
Copyright 2010 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (August 8, 2010) Three University of Houston swimming and diving team members have been selected by their respective countries to compete in the 30th European Championships.

Swimmer Reka Kovacs and divers Julia Lonnegren and Anastasia Pozdniakova will be in Budapest, Hungary, August 8-15 for the championships.

Lonnegren, who is competing for Sweden, will dive in the 10-meter platform competition on August 12.

Pozdniakova who is representing Russia, will participate in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events in addition to the 3-meter synchronized competition with Russian partner Svetlana Filpova. The 1-meter event is scheduled to take place August 10, with the 3-meter event on August 14 and the synchronized event on August 15.

Competing for Hungary, Reka Kovacs is scheduled to swim in the 200-meter and 400-meter individual medley and the 200-meter breaststroke.

The 400-yard IM event will take place on August 9 with the 200-yard breaststroke scheduled for August 11 and both the 200-yard IM set for August 12.

Pozdniakova is the current NCAA champion in the 1-meter springboard and was the runner up in the 3-meter springboard at this year's NCAA Championships She was also the silver medal in 3-meter synchronized diving at he 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Lonnegram was the bronze medalist in both the 1-meter springboard and platform events at the 2010 Conference USA Championships.

Kovacs placed 4th in the 200-yard breatstsroke at the 2010 C-USA Championships, making the NCAA "B" cut.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Nolan Ryan, Greenberg Win Bid To Buy Texas Rangers

By Robert H. Kelly
Copyright 2010 TexSport Publications

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (August 5, 2010) It has been reported in various overnight news services that Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan has won the high-stakes bidding war for the team.

The Ryan-Greenberg group held off a fierce challenge from a group led by billionaire Mark Cuban.

Officials in federal bankruptcy court in Fort Worth, Texas, announced early Thursday morning that the group led by Ryan and Pittsburgh sports attorney Chuck Greenberg had made the best bid for the team.

The group’s final offer included $385 million in cash.

I wonder now if the Round Rock Express and Corpus Christi Hooks will become farm teams for the Rangers.