NRL's Roosters sign winger English winger Ryan Hall

SYDNEY (AP) The Sydney Roosters have signed English test winger Ryan Hall to a two-year National Rugby League contract beginning next season as a replacement for the departing Blake Ferguson.

The 30-year-old Hall has scored 231 tries in 327 games for English club Leeds. He is also England's leading international try-scorer with 35 tries in 38 games.

Ferguson has signed a contract with the NRL's Parramatta Eels beginning in 2019.

Chase Briscoe wins door-banging overtime shootout at Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) Chase Briscoe held off Grant Enfinger on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in a door-banging overtime shootout Wednesday night in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

Briscoe won NASCAR's only national series race on dirt in his first Truck start since taking the season finale last year at Homestead. He drove the No. 27 Ford for Sandusky-based ThorSport Racing, finishing 0.38 seconds ahead of teammate Enfinger. (MORE)

Angels praise Mike Trout for 'prioritizing personal values'

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels publicly praised Mike Trout "for prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion" a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the All-Star outfielder would be an even bigger star if he would spend more time marketing himself.

The team released a statement Wednesday congratulating Trout on his performance in the All-Star Game in Washington, then extolled the time he spends visiting hospitals, schools and charities and the quality time he spends with family. (MORE)

Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night.

The Orioles received five prospects: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-handers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop, and third basemen Rylan Bannon and Breyvic Valera. (MORE)

Teams looking for hitters have options besides Manny Machado

Manny Machado will be wearing a new uniform when he plays his next game, and other hitters will be on the move in the next couple weeks.

Even after Machado was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, teams seeking to boost their offense will have several options to land a big bat. The four-time All-Star with the Baltimore Orioles was the most coveted player available on the trade market. (MORE)

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