Jaime Barria, Angels lose to Rays

ANAHEIM — Angels right-hander Jaime Barria turned in an encouraging start against the Rays, but it unraveled when he faced the top of their order for a third time in the sixth inning. Barria went 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts ANAHEIM — Angels right-hander Jaime Barria turned in an encouraging start against the Rays, but it unraveled when he faced the top of their order for a third time in the sixth inning. Barria went 5 1/3 innings, allowing two…

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FIBA All-Stars – Gasol, Giannis and the very best NBA players at the World Cup

BEIJING — A record 54 NBA players took part in the FIBA World Cup over the past 16 days, a true commitment with training camps scheduled to open in two weeks. The performance of the 12 who played for Team USA was well documented. Though Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell and a few others had some impressive moments, it wasn’t a tournament to remember for those players. But there were some strong efforts by some international players that would be of interest to NBA fans. In all, NBA players represented 17…

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Maple Leafs, Marner agree to 6-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs and restricted free-agent winger Mitch Marner have agreed to a six-year deal, the team announced Friday, ending one of the most controversial negotiations of the NHL offseason. Marner’s deal carries a $10.893 million average annual value against the salary cap. That makes the 22-year-old the third-highest paid member of the Leafs via the cap, behind centers Auston Matthews ($11.634 million) and John Tavares ($11 million). Marner’s cap hit is the seventh-highest in the NHL among all players, and is second only to New York Rangers free…

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Johnson blames ’25 bad races’ for NASCAR Cup Series playoff failure – NASCAR

Jimmie Johnson blamed his first-ever failure to qualify for NASCAR’s playoffs on ’25 bad races’ rather than the Indianapolis crash that ended his chance of being a Cup title contender. The seven-time champion has not won a championship race since Dover in June 2017, and his hopes of making it into the playoffs via his points tally became increasingly remote amid a string of incidents in recent months. He arrived at the Indianapolis cutoff round 18th in the championship and 18 points away from the 16th place required. Johnson qualified…

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UFC Vancouver Results | UFC

Filling in on five days’ notice and fighting up a weight class, Vancouver’s Tristan Connelly thrilled his hometown fans with a Rocky-esque performance in upsetting Brazilian welterweight Michel Pereira. Scores were 29-28 and 29-27 twice for Connelly, now 14-6. Para’s Pereira falls to 23-10, 2 NC. After dancing on the way to the Octagon and in it while being introduced, Pereira kept the energy high in the opening stages of the fight, but Connelly dodged his foe’s flashy moves and tried to implement his game. Pereira kept the heat on,…

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