• Boston renames street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz
Boston renames street after retired Red Sox player Ortiz

Ortiz's farewell a year ago was a season-long affair in which he was showered with gifts on the road and celebrated for an entire weekend at Fenway. And, yes, it will be less than a year after the player beloved as "Big Papi" walked off the field for the final time.

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  • New York Knicks take European Frank Ntilkina at No. 8 overall
New York Knicks take European Frank Ntilkina at No. 8 overall

A one-year rental. No thank you. "He's going to be a terrific player". The Knicks spent the day shopping disgruntled Kristaps Porzingis , and might still work some sort of deal. If you haven't caught the theme yet, it would be a dream scenario to be in the top 5 this draft. Tatum isn't that kind of player yet. On this roster, which is loaded mor...

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  • Ostapenko's Historic French Open Win
Ostapenko's Historic French Open Win

In only her 18th match in one of the four majors, the 20-year-old Latvian fought back from a set and 3-0 down to blaze past the experienced Romanian 4-6 6-4 6-3 and become her country's first grand slam champion. On one hand, you had the stable, reliable Halep who is a counter-puncher and doesn't give away too many unforced errors . Halep said...

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  • Ronaldo situation 'very strange' - Perez
Ronaldo situation 'very strange' - Perez

Ronaldo is threatening to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities. "I don't have any solution but Cristiano, like everyone else, has a contract and is a Real Madrid player", Perez told radio station Onda Cero on Monday after earning a third consecutive mandate at Real.

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  • Carlos Salcedo Ruled Out Of Confederations Cup Due To Shoulder Injury
Carlos Salcedo Ruled Out Of Confederations Cup Due To Shoulder Injury

A physical affair featured 37 free kicks in total and several skirmishes. Mexico scored twice in a busy second-half performance to overcome New Zealand 2-1 on Wednesday and destroy the All Whites dreams of securing their first Confederations Cup victory at the 11th attempt.

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  • 'O'Mahony at the lineout is key,' Schmidt says
'O'Mahony at the lineout is key,' Schmidt says

The Lions smother defence orchestrated by Andy Farrell kept the free-scoring Crusaders try-less and they will attempt to suffocate the sparkle out of Beauden Barrett, denying him the time and space the classy playmaker needs to do his stuff.

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  • Paul George has 'serious interest' in trade to Spurs
Paul George has 'serious interest' in trade to Spurs

The four-time All-Star forward provided clarity on his short-term plan Thursday before playing in a charity softball game just a short walk away from the only National Basketball Association arena he's called home. "So that's still on my mind ... and something I definitely want to achieve in IN". Maybe he'll be playing on one in Los Angeles in ...

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  • Jonny Bairstow: I've learnt to accept not being an England regular
Jonny Bairstow: I've learnt to accept not being an England regular

He then came back in for last week's semi-final defeat by Pakistan in Cardiff, justifying his selection at the top of the order ahead of Jason Roy with a sparky 43. Bairstow has developed a welcome knack of stepping in to any England side and repeating the form that made him their Test player of 2016. Domingo has been in England with the Pr...

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  • Dallas Mavericks fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr
Dallas Mavericks fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr

The Knicks are in need of a lead guard and have been linked to Smith and French point guard Frank Ntilikina, who flew in to New York Tuesday night and met with Knicks President Phil Jackson Wednesday morning. "This is a huge day for us", Rick Carlisle said as he addressed the media shortly after selecting Smith Jr. The explosive guard was one o...

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  • The Lakers And Pacers Have Engaged In Paul George Trade Talks
The Lakers And Pacers Have Engaged In Paul George Trade Talks

For the IN brass, it makes the most sense to find a trade partner to deal George so the Pacers actually gain something from the departure of their star player. He would likely fit in well alongside Irving and James as a knockdown shooter who can create for himself and he'd give them the type of 3-and-D wing they desperately need to match up with ...

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  • Lakers' Luke Walton: LaVar's claims initially pressure Lonzo Ball
Lakers' Luke Walton: LaVar's claims initially pressure Lonzo Ball

Probably the most talked-about player in the 2017 draft (because of his father), Ball has the right stuff to become an National Basketball Association star. "Pay attention to my footwear", the Washington guard said. "I've been seeing a lot of insane things". BOOM! There really is no other word as the prophecy has come to fruition: UCLA ...

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  • Boston Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum in 2017 NBA Draft
Boston Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum in 2017 NBA Draft

They have the No. 3 pick in the draft, which they acquired from the 76ers via the Sacramento Kings . Danny Ainge and Co. were back in Boston plotting strategy and looking to get back in on the transactional fun they kick-started by sending the No.

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  • Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft
Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft

Peters, the Horizon League player of the year, averaged a conference-leading 23 points per game. Minnesota dealt away Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. "To see what's going on right now is something we've experienced over the last, really, four years that started with the most loyal fans, with season-ticket holders", Heck said.

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  • 76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft
76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft

That's where the Boston Celtics are scheduled to pick after moving down two spots in a trade with Philadelphia, giving the 76ers the right to select Fultz with their second No. The pictures capture or symbolize what means the most to him, Fultz said. As a result, he and Fultz will be the first teammates to be No. 1 overall picks and rookies at ...

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  • Shahid Afridi: Pakistan needs to build on Champions Trophy triumph
Shahid Afridi: Pakistan needs to build on Champions Trophy triumph

Title-holders India , set 339 to win, collapsed to 33 for three and 54 for five against a Pakistan side they had thrashed by 124 runs in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4. India have won the Champions Trophy twice. International Cricket Council ( ICC ) chief executive David Richardson has revealed that Champions Trophy could be sc...

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  • 76ers select PG Fultz with No. 1 overall pick
76ers select PG Fultz with No. 1 overall pick

Last year, White was one of two players, along with Fultz, to rank in the Pac-12 Top 10 in scoring, assists and blocked shots. Never before had five freshmen been selected with the first five picks. There were about a dozen pictures of friends and family along with his slogan F2G, which means "Faithful to the Grind". "This is fantastic", said F...

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  • Lakers looking to acquire another 1st round pick
Lakers looking to acquire another 1st round pick

Boston will get the Sixers' pick, No. 3 overall, and another first-rounder in 2018 or 2019. Tatum is perhaps the most NBA-ready player in the draft. He won't discount trading, he won't dismiss taking a player to stash overseas for a year or two, he won't admit that one skill is more desirable than another for the Raptors.

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  • Pacers select UCLA's TJ Leaf with 18th overall pick in draft
Pacers select UCLA's TJ Leaf with 18th overall pick in draft

Leaf was selected No. 18 in the first round of the draft, leaving UCLA after one year, where the power-forward was overshadowed by hype-machine Lonzo Ball despite leading the Bruins in scoring. T.J. Leaf answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Indiana Pacers as the 18th pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thu...

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  • Mexico coach apologises for touchline rant
Mexico coach apologises for touchline rant

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has accused New Zealand of poor sportsmanship after a nasty end to their Confederations Cup game on Wednesday. "We were certainly not nervous", he said. El Tri couldn't deal with the pressure, as the Kiwis threatened, with a goal only a matter of time. Mexico's Oribe Peralta , bottom, scores a goal durin...

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  • Plenty of Kentucky flavor in blazing hot U.S. track championships
Plenty of Kentucky flavor in blazing hot U.S. track championships

Bartlett capped off am impressive sophomore campaign with a 27th-place finish in the 800m, racing a time of 1:49.01. Four current Irish track and field athletes and five Irish alumni will compete at the U.S. Competition for junior competitors begins on Friday while Hatler and Mattis kick off senior competition on Thursday. The distance boosted he...

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