Rangers win helps Ryan’s prediction

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Ryan must have been getting a tad uncomfortable asthe innings ticked by Thursday night and the Rangers crept ever closer to atwo-game World Series deficit. The team’s president and chief executive had boldly predicted on a Dallasradio station that Texas would need six games to wrap up the series, but the St.Louis Cardinals had already taken the opener and were leading Game 2 by a runheading into the ninth inning. That’s when Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus delivered back-to-back singles, and Josh Hamilton and Michael Young followed with back-to-back sacrifice flies. …
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Liverpool owner says no truth to relegation claim

BOSTON (AP) — Liverpool owner John Henry denies that foreign owners in theEnglish Premier League want to scrap the relegation and promotion system. Richard Bevan, the chief executive of the League Managers’ Association, saidthis week that some of the American and Asian owners have been talking aboutending the system. But Henry called that “complete nonsense,” telling The Associated Press onThursday it “hasn’t been discussed.” Half of the Premier League’s 20 teams are foreign-owned. …
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Redknapp ridicules idea of scrapping relegation

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says the idea of scrappingrelegation from the Premier League is “scandalous.” League Managers’ Association chief executive Richard Bevan claimed on Mondaythat several overseas-owned clubs wanted to introduce a closed league. Redknapp says that “you can’t have too many foreign owners coming in herewanting to change our game.” But with half of the league’s 20 teams now foreign-owned, Redknapp predictsthey will want to take the games to their home countries in the future. …
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Tottenham’s Harry Redknapp brands the idea of scrapping promotion and relegation as ‘scandalous’

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has branded the suggestion of promotion and relegation in English football being scrapped as scandalous.“How can you not have promotion and relegation? It’s scandalous,” he told the London Evening Standard .The chief executive of the League Managers Association, Richard Bevan, revealed on Monday that many foreign owners of top flight clubs were keen to rid the league of relegation to safeguard their own sides. …
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