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Mets’ Vargas goes on DL before Sunday start

Associated Press NEW YORK — Jason Vargas was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the New York Mets with a strained calf a day before his scheduled start against the Los Angeles Dodgers. New York announced the move following an 8-3 loss to Los Angele…

Resilient Mariners show why their bid to contend is legit

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Follow on Twitter BOSTON — Nobody was worried in the Mariners clubhouse before Saturday’s game. Dee Gordon sat on the black leather couch watching the

Resilient Mariners show why their bid to contend is legit

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Follow on Twitter BOSTON — Nobody was worried in the Mariners clubhouse before Saturday’s game. Dee Gordon sat on the black leather couch watching the

Bauer strikes out 11 as Indians defeat Tigers 4-1

CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer is piling up the strikeouts. And, the Cleveland Indians are piling up the wins. Bauer (7-5) struck out 11 over 6 1/3 innings to beat Detroit for the fourth time this season, leading Cleveland past the Tigers 4-1 on Saturday ni…

Something different: NASCAR drivers embrace Sonoma challenge

SONOMA, Calif. — William Byron recently got instruction on the finer points of road racing from two coaches. He also used a simulator, did countless hours of study and drove Saturday in the K&N Pro Series race to prepare for his first NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway. “I feel like I’

Kovalchuk to make NHL return with Kings

Emily Kaplan ESPN Ilya Kovalchuk has agreed to a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings, the team announced Saturday. The average annual value of the contract is $6.25 million, a source told ESPN. "We are excited to add Ilya to the LA Kings or…

Lopez shoots 63, leads LPGA NW Arkansas

Associated Press ROGERS, Ark. — Former University of Arkansas star Gaby Lopez shot a career-low 8-under 63 to take the first-round lead of the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship on Friday. Lopez starred as a three-time All-American for the Razorbacks before joining the LPGA Tour in 2016. Despite flashes of potential, Lopez had yet to join the ranks of the world’s best — missing the cut in her past two tournaments and entering this week ranked 136th in the world. For a day, at least, the Mexican standout felt right at home atop the leaderboard in her adopted home state. “I feel like home,” Lopez said. “I feel so, so comfortable out here, because I feel that everyone and every single person out here

Race Fans Can Drive the ROVAL on July 14

Jayski.com Staff CONCORD, N.C. (June 22, 2018) – Race fans will have a golden opportunity to experience NASCAR’s newest track up close and personal on July 14, by driving their vehicles around the ROVAL™, Charlotte Motor Speedway’s road course oval. Ticketholders to the Sept. 30 Bank of America