Angels season ends with 90th loss

ANAHEIM — The Angels tried to avoid it, but with their 8-5 defeat to the Astros in the season finale on Sunday, they finished 2019 with 90 losses for the first time since 1999 and for only the 12th time in franchise history. During a season that saw the Angels ANAHEIM — The Angels tried to avoid it, but with their 8-5 defeat to the Astros in the season finale on Sunday, they finished 2019 with 90 losses for the first time since 1999 and for only the 12th time…

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Keeping Andre Drummond a top priority

DETROIT — Pistons owner Tom Gores says keeping Andre Drummond in the fold is a top priority, and that Detroit needs to take another step forward after making the playoffs a season ago. Gores was on hand Monday at the opening of the team’s new training center and corporate headquarters in midtown Detroit. The new facility completes the team’s move to the city from suburban Auburn Hills. The Pistons are entering their third season playing their games at Little Caesars Arena in downtown. The $90 million Henry Ford Detroit Pistons…

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NHL experts – Bold predictions, breakout and trade candidates, bounce-back teams, more

Hockey is back, so we asked our NHL insiders some burning questions around the league about what you can expect this season, including bold predictions for the campaign, surefire breakout candidates and which lottery teams could be headed back to the playoffs. Let’s dive in. What is your bold prediction for the 2019-20 season? Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: The Vancouver Canucks make the playoffs. No, it hasn’t been the best start, but I have faith in their young core of stars — Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat and…

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Hamlin blasts 24-lap-down NASCAR Cup rival Logano for Dover blocking – NASCAR

Denny Hamlin blasted rival Joey Logano after he felt he was held up unnecessarily by the lapped Penske driver during the NASCAR Cup race at Dover. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driver Hamlin dominated the first stage from pole and appeared well on his way to a stage-two win until Logano – who was 24 laps down due to a pre-race mechanical issue – appeared to obstruct his line, which helped Martin Truex Jr take the lead. Truex held off eventual race winner Kyle Larson to win the second stage, with…

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Fights To Watch Before UFC Tampa

Jedrzejczyk is coming off an up an down 2018, but now that she has returned to strawweight she looks to get back to her throne. Jedrzejczyk defeated Tecia Torres the last time she made the walk at 115-lbs and after nearly all of 2019 off she believes she is ready to make another run. Waterson on the other hand, had a great 2018, securing back-to-back wins over Cortney Casey and Felice Herrig. And then her win at UFC Philadelphia over Karolina Kowalkiewicz in late March helped set-up this bout with Jedrzejczyk. It’s…

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F1’s reverse-grid qualifying race idea explained

Formula One is planning big changes for the 2021 season, but one of the only tweaks planned for 2020 has split opinion in the paddock. With the prospect of one full year — featuring a record 22 races — to come before the overhaul F1 hopes brings the sport’s playing field closer together, discussions are ongoing about whether to mix up the tried and tested weekend formula at some places. What’s the idea? The proposal is not a radical overhaul of qualifying, but rather an experimental approach slated for three…

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Penguins to be without Evegni Malkin indefinitely, coach Mike Sullivan says

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without star center Evgeni Malkin “longer term” because of a lower body injury, coach Mike Sullivan announced on Monday. The coach said that Malkin’s season is not in jeopardy. The 33-year-old Malkin left the second period of Pittsburgh’s 7-2 win over Columbus on Saturday after taking a hit to the boards while in an awkward position. Malkin is the third Pittsburgh forward now out indefinitely with a lower body injury. Nick Bjugstad also was injured in Saturday’s game, though Sullivan said Malkin will be sidelined…

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