ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) " Former President George W. Bush wound up his right arm with two windmill whirls, then fired a high strike to help the Texas Rangers start the season Monday.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Texas Rangers cleared the way for Andruw Jones to make their opening-day roster by releasing Frank Catalanotto on Wednesday.
PHOENIX (AP) — A spirited victory over the Houston Rockets may be too little, too late for the Phoenix Suns.
Steve Nash had 25 points and 17 assists — with just one turnover — and the Suns held on for a 114-109 victory on Wednesday night.
"That was about as aggressive as I've seen Steve offensively," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said, "and we really needed that. I think he understood that."
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Howard has this whole come-back-from-injury thing down cold.
Howard had 14 points and six rebounds in 22 minutes in his return from an 11-game absence, Dirk Nowitzki had 23 points and 12 boards, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves 108-88 on Tuesday night.