Hicks putting together group to keep Rangers

Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks said Wednesday that he is trying to put together his own group of local businessmen, including team president Nolan Ryan and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, to maintain his involvement in the team.

In that arrangement, Hicks would have majority ownership. Hicks also said he expects to receive at least four additional proposals from various ownership groups by Friday, which is the deadline.

He expects to have the ownership question resolved by the end of the year.