DAILY LINKS: Tyson Ross, Jordan Lyles claimed off waivers

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Lyles, Ross claimed off waivers by NL clubs – Padres.com
Two veteran Padres right-handers, Tyson Ross and Jordan Lyles, were claimed off waivers on Sunday, making room on the roster for reliever Trey Wingenter, who was selected from Triple-A El Paso. Hinting at more moves in the coming days and weeks, manager Andy Green called the Padres’ moves prior to Sunday’s series finale vs. the Cubs at Wrigley Field “one big step closer to the future for us.”

Padres unload on Cubs to earn series split – Padres.com
An impressive start from rookie Joey Lucchesi and a moonshot from rookie Franmil Reyes in Sunday’s game highlighted just how bright that future could be. A go-ahead double from 27-year-old Cory Spangenberg — a veteran compared to many of his teammates — in the eighth and a four-run ninth gave the Padres the 10-6 win in the series finale vs. the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

As Astros welcome Roberto Osuna, they wave goodbye to their integrity – USA Today
The Houston Astros might be able to repeat as World Series champions this year without selling their souls, but they already gave away a chunk of their integrity. A very big chunk.

Mike Scioscia’s time to gracefully leave Angels will come, just not today – Yahoo Sports
Mike Scioscia, if not the last of the old-time managers then in the same carpool, has lost 1,430 games and not a single battle. He’s on his second owner. His fourth general manager. By appearances, they’ll be his last.

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Terrell Owens stays true to edgy, defiant reputation in speech – NFL.com
No, Owens was not in Canton, Ohio with the other members of the 2018 Hall of Fame class, having decided to skip the induction ceremony as a protest against the selection process. He was, however, very much in his element, delivering an edgy and emotional speech drenched with defiance, gratitude, humor (some of it self-deprecating) and vulnerability — but very, very few misgivings.

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Las Vegas books Lakers, LeBron James as playoff-bound – ESPN
LeBron James has reached the playoffs in 13 straight seasons, including eight consecutive appearances in the Finals. Oddsmakers at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas believe he’ll be back in the playoffs again this season, James’ first with the Los Angeles Lakers.

2018 WGC Bridgestone Invitational: Justin Thomas pulls away for victory – CBS Sports
Justin Thomas’ third win of the 2017-18 PGA Tour season was also probably his most stress-free. Thomas shot a 1-under 69 in the final round of this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to capture the ninth win of his young career and his first WGC trophy.

Chilling details swirl in rape, kidnapping case of ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow II – Union Tribune
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