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Pena scores twice as Rangers win at St Johnstone

Pena scores twice as Rangers win at St Johnstone

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Carlos Pena scored twice as Rangers beat 10-man St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership.Pena fired in James Tavernier's cross to put the visitors ahead shortly after goalkeeper Wes Foderingham denied Saints' Graham Cummins.The hosts had Steven Anderson sent off for two bookings before Pena headed home another Tavernier delivery.And Graham Dorrans rounded off the win for Pedro Caixinha's third-placed side, who move three points clear of Saints.Defeat meant Tommy Wright's team lost back-to-back league matches for the first time this season.Rangers were again without Kenny Miller, who had returned to training with the first team after missing the win over Hamilton Academical following a fall-out with Caixinha. Miller did not travel to Perth, with Caixinha putting his absence down to injury.W...
Texas Rangers ride Cole Hamels to win over sliding Houston Astros

Texas Rangers ride Cole Hamels to win over sliding Houston Astros

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ARLINGTON, Texas --The Texas Rangers rode a strong start from Cole Hamels and held off the Houston Astros late for a 6-4 win on Friday night at Globe Life Park. Houston (71-44) lost its fourth consecutive game. After being swept by the White Sox in Chicago, the Astros are in the midst of their longest losing streak of the season. Texas (55-59) took the first game of the series by scoring five runs over the third through fifth innings, and Hamels threw his third consecutive quality start to propel the Rangers to their second win in a row and first over Houston at Globe Life Park this season. Hamels went seven innings and allowed just three hits, improving to 7-1 with a 3.31 ERA this year. His overall record since being acquired by Texas in 2015 improved to 29-7 in 58 starts.Carlos Gomez and...
'I assume all responsibility' – Caixinha sorry after Rangers defeat by part-timers

'I assume all responsibility' – Caixinha sorry after Rangers defeat by part-timers

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Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha apologised to the club's fans for his side's Europa League embarrassment by Luxembourg's Progres Niederkorn.The Ibrox side lost 2-1 on aggregate to crash out in the first qualifier.Their part-time opponents, who are ranked 440th by Uefa, secured their first win in European competition."We need to apologise to our fans because they gave us support and loyalty, they don't deserve this," Caixinha told Rangers TV."I assume all the responsibility."Kenny Miller's winner in the first leg in Glasgow had put Rangers 1-0 ahead going into the match in Luxembourg.And up until Tuesday night Progres, who finished fourth in Luxembourg's top flight last season [21 points behind champions F91 Dudelange], had not won any of their 13 games in Europe.But it is the side who are o...