Mark Cuban blogs about Rangers bid

Updated: August 5, 2010, 5:41 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on Thursday explained his failed attempt to purchase the Texas Rangers in a long blog post on his website, blogmaverick.com.

Cuban said he began looking into the purchase more than a year ago. "This wasn't a spur of the moment thing," he wrote.

He spoke of the allure of holding leverage for a television deal by owning both the Mavericks and the Rangers. The Rangers' television deal expires in four years.

"Combine that with the Mavs ...

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