Angels will keep Shohei Ohtani, acquire Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo López from White Sox
The Angels are adding to their starting rotation and bullpen ahead of the trade deadline with the addition of Chicago’s Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo López.
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1. Angels will keep Shohei Ohtani, acquire Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo López
The Angels are adding to their starting rotation and bullpen ahead of the trade deadline with the addition of Chicago’s Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo López, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Taylor Arrey.
Within reach of the No. 3 American League wild card spot, the Angels acquired starting pitcher Lucas Giolito and reliever Reynaldo López from the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday in exchange for top minor league prospects, Ky Bush and Edgar Quero.
Drafted as a first round selection in 2012 by the Washington Nationals, Giolito, 29, has spent seven of his eight major league seasons in Chicago. This year, he holds a 6-6 record with a 3.79 ERA after 21 starts. He ranks 10th in the American League for most strikeouts with 131.
The Angels will also be adding some depth to their bullpen with López, who was signed by the Nationals to a minor league contract in 2012 and made his MLB debut in 2016, right before he was traded to the White Sox. This season, López pitched 43 games in relief, earning a 2-5 record with a 4.29 ERA. He’s also logged four saves and 52 strikeouts this year.
2. Amandine Henry embracing new challenge with Angel City FC
Amandine Henry can not wait to play for her new club and with her new teammates, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Kamran Nia.
Amandine Henry was ruled out of the World Cup for France in the World Cup shortly before the tournament because she suffered a left calf injury, and the injury devastated her. But now she is ready to embrace a new challenge, one with a different team, Angel City.
“I was sad because playing in the World Cup it’s amazing, Henry said. “Now I’m not too sad because I’m here with my club, my new teammates, and I have a new challenge.”
Angel City officially signed Henry on June 1, and after nearly two months of waiting, she joined the team in Los Angeles. She arrived on July 21 and officially began training with the team on Tuesday (July 25).
As for the calf injury that kept Henry out of the World Cup, it should not be a problem, according to her.
“My calf is very good now. I can play. And I can’t wait to play my first game,” Henry said.
3. Chargers QB Justin Herbert can now ‘just play football’ after big extension
The fans crowded the fence on day one to get an autograph from their newly re-signed quarterback Justin Herbert, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Fernando Ramirez.
There was a lot of excitement at Jack Hammett Sports Complex on Wednesday morning as the Los Angeles Chargers started their first day of training camp.
It was also the day after quarterback Justin Herbert signed his five-year $262.5 million extension. He walked onto the field for practice, fans cheering and yelling out well wishes to the fourth-year quarterback.
“Words aren’t enough to express how thankful and how glad I am to be part of this organization,” Herbert said. “I had complete faith in them from the get-go. I’ve never wanted to be anywhere else.
After practice, Herbert broke the team down, and that is when he was splashed with Gatorade as a congratulations from the team.
4. Jimmy G settles in with the Raiders
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was on the field for the first day of Raiders training camp and had no trouble fitting in with his new teammates, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Steve Carp.
On a typically hot July summer’s day, the Raiders opened training camp with their starting quarterback on the field and participating fully in the drills.
Jimmy Garoppolo, who had been cleared to practice earlier in the week after having surgery in March for a foot injury which kept him out of minicamp. Wednesday, Jimmy G looked relaxed and ready to play.
Looking for a positive, Raiders fans? There you go. Of course, the big question is, “For how long?”
Garoppolo’s durability has been in question for most of his NFL career. It goes back to 2016 when he was still with New England and he suffered a sprained shoulder. His run with the San Francisco 49ers had been a veritable pothole-filled road of mishaps. There was the torn ACL in his left knee in 2018. There was the high right ankle sprain in 2020. In 2021, he suffered a calf strain, then a fractured thumb. In January of 2022, he sprained his shoulder in the playoffs against Dallas. And in December, he broke his foot, leading to surgery in March.
5. For LeBron James, right now, it’s family over hoops
There are more important things than basketball for the James family, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Josh Fisher.
LeBron James has had his basketball games air on live television ever since he was in high school. Once he debuted for the Cleveland Cavaliers, every play, decision, and quote has been a subject of comment, discussion, and speculation. We know LeBron’s business, we know LeBron’s friends, and perhaps, most intimately, we know his family.
The man known as King James has often willingly shared his broad spotlight with his family. We know them collectively as ‘The James Family,’ and we also know them individually. Aside from Lebron himself, the most notable family member is his first son, LeBron James, Jr., who goes by the moniker Bronny.
As an incoming freshman at the University of Southern California, Bronny James has been on the path to match the performance fans expect. Still, questions swirl; could a son of LeBron James ever live up to the hype? While his natural skills and physique don’t match his father’s, Bronny James continually improved his game each year throughout high school and now plays with top-tier effort on BOTH ends of the basketball court.
6. Club León defeats LA Galaxy, 1-0
Ángel Mena’s second-half goal lifted León past the Galaxy, securing first place in Group C in the Leagues Cup and putting LA in a win-or-go home situation Sunday, writes The Sporting Tribune’s Anthony Bautista.
There were fireworks both on the field and in the stands during Club León’s 1-0 victory over the LA Galaxy in the Leagues Cup.
Wednesday’s match, originally scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed after León faced “mechanical issues” on the team’s way to LA following a victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on penalty kicks in their opening match of the tournament, marked the first time these two teams ever met.
While some skeptics might have questioned the intensity level of the inaugural Leagues Cup tournament, Wednesday’s matchup between Club León and the LA Galaxy provided its share of intensity in between the four lines.
When asked if the physicality of the match came as a surprise, León head coach Nicolás Larcamón said, in Spanish, “No, I like it.”
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