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- 🏀 WNBA playoffs: The Las Vegas Aces beat the Chicago Sky in a bizarre finish. Elsewhere, the L.A. Sparks beat the Seattle Storm, meaning the semifinals will be Sparks vs. Connecticut Sun and Aces vs. Washington Mystics.
- ⚾ AL Wild Card: Athletics (+1.5), Rays, Indians (1.5 GB).
- ⚾ NL Wild Card: Nationals (+1.5), Cubs, Brewers (1 GB), Mets (4 GB), Phillies (4.5 GB), Diamondbacks (5.5 GB).
- 🏒 NHL: The Maple Leafs signed forward Mitch Marner to a 6-year deal with an average annual value of $10.9 million. 3 of the top 7 cap hits in the NHL are Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews ($11.6M), John Tavares ($11M) and Marner ($10.9M).