Hunter Pence eager for chance to play back home with Texas Rangers

Hunter Pence

The former Giants outfielder, who’s from Fort Worth, Texas, arrived in camp with the Texas Rangers on Saturday, saying how neat it is to wear the same uniform as Nolan Ryan, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez and Juan Gonzalez. Pence told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he remembers an elementary-school field trip to Globe Life Park while it was under construction in 1993. “I remember walking around being like, ‘Man, I wonder if I can hit it over this fence,’” Pence said. “I’m really glad I get to play in the last year of the ballpark. I’m really just looking forward to giving it my all and trying to make the team.”

Deloris Jordan

The mother of six-time NBA champion and Hornets owner Michael Jordan delivered an inspirational speech during All-Star weekend to a group of about 100 mothers of current NBA players at a breakfast at a steakhouse in Charlotte, N.C. Deloris told the group Saturday that it’s time for them to bond and do more to help others in the community with their resources. Stephen Curry’s mother, Sonya, who helped organize the event, along with Chris Paul’s mom, Robin, said Deloris summed up the meeting when she told everyone, “We are blessed to be a blessing” to others.

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