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Andrew Heaney rebounds from rough start to pitch Angels past Twins

Angels catcher Max Stassi catches the ball to make a play at the plate as the Twins’ Trevor Larnach tries to score during the second inning of Thursday’s game at Target Field in Minneapolis. Larnach was ruled out on the play. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) The Angels’ Shohei Oht…

Dodgers’ Corey Knebel nearing long-awaited rehab assignment

Corey Knebel threw approximately 22 pitches off the Dodger Stadium mound to hitters on Thursday. The last six or seven, he said, left him feeling good. “Four of those were curveballs and they were great,” the veteran right-hander said. “I’m close.” Those words should come as a relief to the Dodgers, who have found K…

Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Friday July 23

Here’s the Tokyo Olympics TV schedule for Friday July 23. The opening ceremony will be shown live from 3:55 a.m. to 8 a.m. on NBC, with a replay starting at 4:30 p.m. NBC (all times Pacific) 3:55 a.m. – 8 a.m. – Opening Ceremony (LIVE) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Preview Show 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Opening Ceremony NBCSN…

Sun Valley gang member gets 31 years in prison for shootings, illegal drug and gun sales

A federal judge sentenced a gang member from Sun Valley to 31 years in prison for taking part in gang shootings in 2016 and illegally dealing drugs and firearms throughout the San Fernando Valley, officials said Thursday. Jesus Gonzalez Jr., 27, pleaded guilty in January to multiple Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt …

Lakers make Talen Horton-Tucker a restricted free agent

The Lakers will have the inside track to retain Talen Horton-Tucker, a 20-year-old bright spot at shooting guard, when free agency opens next month. As expected, the team extended a qualifying offer to the 6-foot-4 Horton-Tucker, making him a restricted free agent. The Lakers will have the right to match any offer H…

Kings’ 2021-22 schedule: 8 games to watch

The NHL released its regular-season schedule on Thursday with an announcement on Sportscenter, a fitting venue as the league shifts to new platforms this season, most notably those of ESPN and Turner Sports. After a truncated 56-game schedule of all intra-divisional play last season, the league returns to an 82-game…
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Major League Baseball Commits up to $150 Million to Get More Blacks Into the Game

In what has been the largest financial commitment in its history, Major League Baseball has pledged $150 million to the Players Alliance to improve its investment in Black players and professionals across the game over a ten year period. The money will go to a variety of programs built around participation in baseb…
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Kobe Bryant Estate and Nike Fail to Come to Terms

J.T. Torbit A beautiful business partnership has come to an end as the Kobe Bryant estate and Nike executives have failed to come to terms on a contract extension after a partnership that has lasted two decades. “Kobe and Nike have made some of the most beautiful basketball shoes of all time, worn and adored by fans…
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Briefly: Dave Roberts Becomes Second Black Manager to Win the World Series; Iyanla Vanzant’s, ‘Fix My Life’ Series on OWN is Coming to an End; Netflix Set to Premiere New Gospel Series Executively Produced by Pharrell Williams…

Dave Roberts Becomes Second Black Manager to Win the World Series Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent The Los Angeles Dodgers are the champions of baseball in large part because of a masterful managerial job by Dave Roberts, who becomes just the second African American skipper to win t…
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Michael Jordan Forms NASCAR Team, Secures Bubba Wallace as Driver

Staff             Basketball legend Michael Jordan is the newest NASCAR team owner. The 57-year-old will oversee a NASCAR Cup Series team with the only Black, NASCAR top racer, Bubba Wallace, as a featured driver. Jordan will be the majority owner while NASC…


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