Wild, defenceman Dumba agree to five-year, $30-million deal
ST. PAUL, Minn. â€” The Wild and Matt Dumba have agreed on a five-year, $30-million deal to keep the 23-year-old defenceman in Minnesota after a breakout year. Dumba had 14 goals and 36 assists to go with a plus-15 rating in 82 games last National Hockey League season, when he had career highs in games played, goals, assists, points, game-winning goals (4), power-play assists (10), average time on ice (23:48), shots on goal (176), hits (136) and blocked shots (112). The six-foot, 184-pound Dumba is from Regina, Sask., and was the No. 7 overall pick by Minnesota in 2012.
Jets defenceman Trouba awarded one-year, $5.5-million contract by arbitrator
WINNIPEG â€” An arbitrator has awarded Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba a one-year, US$5.5-million contract for the 2018-19 season, the National Hockey League announced Sunday. Winnipeg has 48 hours to accept the ruling or turn it down and make Trouba an unrestricted free agent. Trouba, 24, was one of five restricted free agents on the Jets to file for arbitration earlier this month, including Connor Hellebuyck, Adam Lowry, Brandon Tanev and Marko Dano. The native of Rochester, Mich., had a hearing in Toronto on Friday. Trouba had 24 points during an injury-plagued campaign with the Jets last season. The six-foot-three, 202-pound defenceman scored a career-high 33 points in 60 games during 2016-17. He sat out training camp and the start of the season over a dispute with the team, before signing a two-year, $6-million contract that expired on July 1. Trouba was the Jets’ first-round pick at ninth overall in the 2012 NHL draft.
Canada explodes in second half of 66-36 win over Angola at under-17 World Cup
MINSK, Belarus â€” Merissah Russell scored 18 points and added seven steals to lead Canada to a dominant 66-36 win over Angola at the FIBA under-17 Women’s Basketball World Cup on Sunday. Sarah Te-Biasu also chipped in 13 points for Canada as it notched its second straight win in round-robin play. Canada opened the tournament with a 65-51 victory over Latvia on Saturday. Cacia Antonio led the way for Angola with 14 points and eight rebounds.
Fans continue to taunt Froome at the Tour de France
MILLAU, France â€” Spectators continue to taunt Chris Froome along the roads of the Tour de France cycling race after the four-time champion was cleared of doping. Prior to the start of Stage 15 on Sunday in the southern town of Millau, one spectator leaned over the barriers toward Froome and made a gesture like he was injecting his arm. Throughout the race, spectators have voiced their disapproval of the Team Sky rider. A cloud had hung over Froome after a urine sample taken during the Spanish Vuelta in September showed a concentration of the asthma drug salbutamol that was twice the permitted level. Tour organizers had informed Froome that he wasn’t welcome at this year’s race until the International Cycling Union announced five days before the event started that Froome’s result did not represent an adverse finding. Froome is aiming to join Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain as the only riders to win the Tour five times. With one week remaining, Froome sits second in the overall standings, one minute and 39 seconds behind Sky teammate Geraint Thomas. Thomas has been jeered for being Froome’s teammate.
Play resumes at Barbasol Championship after lightning delay
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. â€” The fourth round of the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship resumed Sunday after a 69-minute lightning delay. Competition at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club had resumed from an earlier weather delay when thunder was heard in the area and the course was evacuated. Play was stopped early Sunday afternoon to clear water that accumulated on the course following a morning of steady and sometimes-heavy rain. Inclement weather has plagued the tournament throughout the weekend. The second round was completed Saturday morning after being suspended by thunderstorms late Friday afternoon. Robert Streb, Hunter Mahan, Tom Lovelady and Troy Merritt were tied for the lead at 18-under par as they waited to start play.
Vikings offensive line coach Sparano dies at 56
EAGAN, Minn. â€” Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died Sunday at the age of 56, the National Football League team said. The team announced Sparano’s death in a statement that did not provide a cause. Sparano had been the Vikings’ offensive line coach since 2016. “Tony was a passionate and driven individual who cared deeply about his family, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren,” Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf said in the statement. “Tony’s presence within the Vikings organization will be deeply missed.” Sparano began his NFL coaching career in 1999 and had stints as a head coach with the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. He was the Dolphins’ head coach from 2008 to ’11 and went 29-32. He went 11-5 and won the AFC East in his first season with Miami. Sparano also spent time with Cleveland, Washington, Jacksonville, Dallas and San Francisco. Sparano played at the University of New Haven where he was a four-year letterman. He was hired as New Haven’s head coach in 1994 and held that position for five seasons. Sparano is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter and four grandchildren.
Doolittle’s foot sore in setback, no timetable for return
WASHINGTON â€” Washington Nationals all-star closer Sean Doolittle experienced soreness in his left foot when throwing off a mound and does not have a timetable for his return. Doolittle has not pitched in a game since July 6 due to toe inflammation. He threw off a mound Friday and had an MRI the following day that revealed a stress reaction, comparable to a bone bruise, in the bridge of his foot. He was wearing a walking boot on Sunday. The 31-year-old right-hander says he thinks his recovery time will be measured in weeks, not months. Doolittle is 3-2 with a 1.45 ERA and has converted 22 of 23 save chances for National League baseball’s Nationals.
Royals obtain Goodwin in trade with Nationals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. â€” Outfielder Brian Goodwin has been acquired by the Kansas City Royals from the Washington Nationals for minor-league pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan. Goodwin, 27, hit .200 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 48 games for the Nationals this Major League Baseball season. He bruised his left wrist diving for a ball and did not play from April 15 until May 15, when he had two at-bats. He went back on the disabled list, returned June 1 and is hitting .171 (7 for 41) since. Condra-Bogan, 23, went 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in 16 relief outings with Lexington of the South Atlantic League and one appearance with Wilmington of the Carolina League, also Class A.
Korir runs fastest 800 since Rudisha’s world record
LONDON â€” Emmanuel Korir ran the fastest 800 metres since the final of the London Olympics in 2012 on the same track to win at the Anniversary Games on Sunday. The Kenyan runner posted a time of one minute, 42.05 seconds. No one has run a faster 800 since David Rudisha, Korir’s compatriot, set a world record of 1:40.91 in the Olympic Stadium six years ago. Kendra Harrison of the United States set a world-leading time of 12.36 seconds to win the 100 hurdles, two years after smashing the world record at the same Diamond League meeting by running 12.20.