Rangers Sale Goes Back to Bankruptcy Court

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010  |  Updated 9:15 AM CDT
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Rangers Sale Goes Back to Bankruptcy Court

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ARLINGTON-JUNE 2: Ariel shot of ball field during the Kansas City Royals game against the Texas Rangers at The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas on June 2, 2002. The Rangers won 8-6. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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The Texas Rangers and their creditors head back to bankruptcy court to argue over more issues that have held up the baseball team's sale.

The Rangers, who return to court Tuesday, want a bankruptcy judge in Fort Worth to approve a plan to pay $75 million in club debt tied up in owner Tom Hicks' financially strapped ownership group. That plan removes additional claims by creditors against Hicks Sports Group, which defaulted on $525 million in loans last year.

Although last month's bankruptcy filing was made by the team, not Hicks Sports Group, creditors say the Rangers are responsible for the entire debt of more than $500 million.

The plan would allow for the $575 million team sale to a group led by Pittsburgh attorney Chuck Greenberg and Hall of Famer and team president Nolan Ryan.


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