Khalil Mack moved from the Bears to the Chargers

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SOCCER

NFL: The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to acquire defensive end Khalil Mack from the Chicago Bears in exchange for two draft picks, two people familiar with the negotiations confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday.

The Chargers are expected to send a second-round pick this year and a sixth-round pick in 2023 to the Bears for the three-time All-Pro defenseman. The move will reunite Chargers coach Brandon Staley with Mack. Staley was Mack’s linebacker coach when the Bears acquired Mack from the Raiders in the 2018 preseason.

• A Las Vegas judge on Thursday agreed to postpone the hearing of evidence in the criminal case accusing former Las Vegas Raiders catcher Henry Ruggs of driving while intoxicated and causing an accident to high speed that killed a woman last November.

Ruggs’ defense attorney David Chesnoff has asked for more time to review evidence that police say shows Ruggs was driving 156 mph with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit in Nevada before. the flaming rear-end crash early November 2 that killed 23-year-old Tina Tintor in her vehicle, prosecutors did not object to the delay.

GOLF

LPGA: Japan’s Nasa Hataoka birdied on four of his final five holes to take a share of the first-round lead with a 9-under 63 at the Honda LPGA Thailand Thursday in Chonburi, Thailand.

Hataoka was tied for the lead with Germany’s Esther Henseleit, who had three of her last four holes, and Australia’s Su Oh. China’s Lin Xiyu was fourth after a 64 on the Old Course at Siam Country Club in Pattaya.

Brooke Henderson was among six players tied for fifth, two strokes behind. Amy Yang, Lizette Salas and Danielle Kang were among those tied for 11th, three behind the leaders.

SLED DOG RACES

IDITAROD: The top five mushers in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race appear to be taking an extended break in the ghost town of Cripple, Alaska.

All mushers in the nearly 1,000-mile race through Alaska must take three mandatory rest periods: a 24-hour layover at any checkpoint, an eight-hour layover somewhere along the river Yukon and another eight-hour stopover at White Mountain, which is 77 miles from the finish line.

Five mushers and their teams of dogs arrived Wednesday, and none had left Thursday morning. Brent Sass was the first musher to reach Cripple on Wednesday afternoon, winning $3,000 in gold nuggets for the feat.

He was followed in Cripple about three hours later by defending champion Dallas Seavey, who is trying to win his sixth championship. It would be the record ever achieved by a musher in the most famous sled dog race in the world.


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