Angels swept by Indians | Los Angeles Angels

CLEVELAND — Earlier this weekend, Angels manager Brad Ausmus noted that a sure-fire way to make a club appear lethargic is to struggle to put runs on the board. The lack of much offense this weekend by Los Angeles hitters certainly helped prove Ausmus’ words. The Angels managed just seven CLEVELAND — Earlier this weekend, Angels manager Brad Ausmus noted that a sure-fire way to make a club appear lethargic is to struggle to put runs on the board. The lack of much offense this weekend by Los Angeles hitters…

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The best and most surprising NBA Christmas Day matchups

What are the best NBA Christmas Day games this year? The 2019 slate will feature plenty of star power and revamped rosters, including Anthony Davis and LeBron James vs. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. The five games: • Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers • Houston Rockets @ Golden State Warriors • Milwaukee Bucks @ Philadelphia 76ers • Boston Celtics @ Toronto Raptors • New Orleans Pelicans @ Denver Nuggets Our NBA experts answer the big questions about the five matchups, identify the biggest surprises and make bold predictions about…

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Grading the Andrei Vasilevskiy deal

Jul 29, 2019 Greg WyshynskiESPN The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to an eight-year extension worth $76 million, the team announced Monday. “Since joining the organization Andrei has shown unmatched work ethic and professionalism both on and off the ice,” Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois said in a statement. “We look forward to him continuing his career in Tampa Bay for the foreseeable future.” The extension begins with the 2020-21 season and keeps Vasilevskiy with the team through the 2027-28 season. He will make $3.5 million next…

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Watkins Glen NASCAR Cup: Elliott resists Truex for second 2019 win – NASCAR

Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott resited pressure from Joe Gibbs Racing’s Martin Truex Jr to clinch a second NASCAR Cup win of 2019 at Watkins Glen. Polesitter Elliott led 81 of 90 laps and swept the stages at the venue at which he claimed his maiden Cup victory last season. But Truex posed a significant threat throughout the final stage as the two dominated, consistently lapping a second faster than the rest of the field. A restart in the final part of the race offer Truex his best opportunity to pass…

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White Delivers Update on Cyborg Situation

Cyborg, 34, a former Strikeforce and Invicta FC champion, compiled a 6-1 record over the course of her three-plus years in the UFC. In 2017, she won the vacant UFC women’s featherweight title with a win over Tonya Evinger and successfully defended the belt twice before losing it to Amanda Nunes in 2018 in a first-round knockout. As for the post-UFC 240 video confrontation, Cyborg issued an apology on her Instagram account on Friday, which reads in part: “I want to let everyone know that the video was edited by…

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Hamilton and Verstappen has the makings of F1’s next great rivalry

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen made everyone else look fairly ordinary on Sunday, including the other two men they share an identical car with. There’s lots to digest from the Hungarian Grand Prix, the last race before the four-week summer break, and the most obvious place to start is with a rivalry which is finally bubbling into something with box office potential. 1 Related Hamilton vs. Verstappen lives up to its billing: Just like it was strange that it took Max Verstappen so long to score a…

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‘The new normal’ – Why fighting in the NHL has dropped to historic lows

Jul 30, 2019 Greg WyshynskiESPN When Daniel Carcillo debuted in the NHL back in 2006-07, the clichés were still intact. The fourth-line goons patrolling the ice for a few minutes per game. The ridiculous and reductive staged brawls for the coliseum crowds. All of those dusty “I went to a fight, and a hockey game broke out!” jokes were still grounded in reality: 384 games featured at least one fighting major that season, or 31.2% of all games. That NHL doesn’t exist anymore when it comes to fisticuffs. In the…

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