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LADIES, DON'T LET HIM OUT OF SIGHT

Out of bounds

Indian cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni is used to being surrounded by women. Now it will become a permanent fixture in his life - police in his hometown of Ranchi assigned an all-female group of bodyguards to keep unwanted admirers away. The decision to give Dhoni the new security detail came after two recent incidents in which female fans tried to throw themselves on the player, Ranchi police chief M.S. Bhatia said. Bhatia said the female bodyguards had been given special training to protect Dhoni.

Quotable

"The guy has the guts of a burglar. He's going to be 48. He can do whatever he wants."

Paul Azinger, U.S. Ryder Cup captain, on Kenny Perry's choice to play a tournament in Milwaukee this week instead of the British Open. Perry has won three of the past seven PGA Tour events he has entered.

RAYS

Through Thursday: All-Star break

UP NEXT: vs. Blue Jays, 7 p.m. Friday, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

TV/radio: Ch. 66; 1250-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Correction

Twins infielder Justin Morneau was misidentified in a photo caption on page 3C of Tuesday's sports section.

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