• Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz
Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz

Boston personalities from Dustin Pedroia to Rob Gronkowski to comedians and actors gathered at a nightclub near Fenway for The Roast of David Ortiz . It's pretty far. My comment based on those numbers was, like, I started just getting behind the history of this organization. "They just put together some timely hits and took advantage of well-p...

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  • Brilliant Rafael Nadal wins French Open title
Brilliant Rafael Nadal wins French Open title

A 10th singles title at the clay-court Grand Slam represents a professional era record - no player has won more singles titles at the same major event as the 31-year-old. Playing in his 22nd Grand Slam final, Nadal triumphed in Paris without dropping a set for a third time. A scrappy start from both men in hot conditions saw Wawrinka miss the...

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  • The 2017 NBA Draft garnered 11% more social engagement than previous year
The 2017 NBA Draft garnered 11% more social engagement than previous year

Some would say the same about Fultz's belief that the Sixers are a playoff team after averaging 63 losses the past four seasons. The Philadelphia 76ers used the first pick to select Markelle Fultz of Washington, who was one of the most electrifying freshmen in college basketball last season.

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  • Vettel 'disgraced himself' in Azerbaijan, says Hamilton
Vettel 'disgraced himself' in Azerbaijan, says Hamilton

It's an awesome feeling and, for me, a dream come true. Canadian teenager Lance Stroll came home third, the Williams driver's first podium, after being overhauled by Bottas on the line. After his penalty, imposed by the stewards for unsafe driving, Vettel recovered to finish fourth, one place ahead of Hamilton. We want to race wheel to wh...

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  • Palmer to perform at Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Palmer to perform at Azerbaijan Grand Prix

The twisty section which measures just 7.8 metres wide saw Vettel take to the escape road on a number of occasions after missing his breaking point, and in fear of a costly collision with the barriers. Vettel came into contact with Hamilton behind the safety auto and got angry about it. Perez was trying to make a move on Vettel when they got starte...

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  • Jose Mourinho faces accusation of tax fraud
Jose Mourinho faces accusation of tax fraud

With Paris St Germain star Angel Di Maria pleading guilty to tax fraud in Spain this week, it has come to light that he used the same two Irish companies that have figured in similar investigations into Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho .

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  • Los Angeles Lakers traded D'Angelo Russell because they needed a 'leader'
Los Angeles Lakers traded D'Angelo Russell because they needed a 'leader'

Players that are chosen number two overall are expected to be cornerstone players for the next decade. Howland was replaced by Steve Alford and the Holiday Inn by the Hotel Angeleno. The clock is ticking and Thursday night provided the first steps toward making big improvements to the roster . However, that factor obviously did not deter the Lake...

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  • Tom Curran shines on debut as England keep South Africa in check
Tom Curran shines on debut as England keep South Africa in check

The series concludes at Cardiff on Sunday. With South Africa 64-3 at the halfway point of their chase, AB de Villiers (35 off 19 balls) threatened, blasting Mason Crane for 16 off the next three balls, but the young legspinner, appearing in only his second worldwide, responded superbly, picking up the South African skipper as his maiden T20I wi...

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  • Confederations Cup: Germany and Chile qualify from Group B
Confederations Cup: Germany and Chile qualify from Group B

Australia's Jackson Irvine tackles Chile's Alexis Sanchez. However, substitute Martin Rodriguez's first global goal spared Chile's blushes and, as expected, they followed Germany out of Group B and through to the next round. With Germany defeating Cameroon 3-1 in Sochi to top the group, Chile finish second on five points, and fac...

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  • Spanish prosecutor agrees to swap Messi's jail term for $569800
Spanish prosecutor agrees to swap Messi's jail term for $569800

Soccer great Lionel Messi could have his 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud substituted for a fine after a Spanish prosecutor said on Friday it was open to dropping the jail term. In the last two weeks, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, formerly of Real Madrid , have been accused by a Madrid...

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  • Sevastova faces Goerges in Mallorca final
Sevastova faces Goerges in Mallorca final

At the beginning of the first set Sevastova broke her opponent in the fifth game, but then she got broken back immediately. "It just feels special overall, it doesn't matter on which surface it is - it's been a while!" quipped the 28-year-old after the match.

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  • Ball isn't the only one with high hopes
Ball isn't the only one with high hopes

Hong). Lonzo Ball usually grins or sighs when his father gets on the microphone, but he openly acknowledged he also wanted to land with the Lakers, who needed a fortunate showing in the draft lottery just to end up with the second pick.

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  • LaVar Ball could reportedly appear on WWE's 'Monday Night Raw'
LaVar Ball could reportedly appear on WWE's 'Monday Night Raw'

The availability of top point guard prospects in this year's draft made Russell expendable, and so Magic seized the opportunity to sell low on Russell in order to send Timofey Mozgov's disgusting four-year, $64 million contract out the door on his coattails.

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  • Angels look to bounce back vs. Red Sox
Angels look to bounce back vs. Red Sox

Miller, the umpire at third base, made the balk call. The umpire's determination resulted in a run for the visitors, giving them a 5-1 lead, and Farrell and second baseman Dustin Pedroia immediately racing toward Blakney. This was Farrell's first ejection of the 2017 season, there will surely be a few more as the season goes on. We went back to...

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  • Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany
Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany

Germany entered the match knowing that any victory would be enough to win the section, and the world champions will now take on Mexico in the competition's second semi-final on June 29. The 1-1 draw in Tim Cahill's 100th game for his country meant an early exit from the tournament but the manner in which the Socceroos took the game to Chile ...

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  • Jordan Spieth wins after play-off — Travelers Championship
Jordan Spieth wins after play-off — Travelers Championship

Keegan Bradley (66) called TPC River Highlands "a tricky little course " in the gusts. With his third different putter in as many days, Rory McIlroy posted his best PGA Tour round of the season on Sunday at the Travelers Championship .

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  • Indomitable Lions match against Australia ends in draw
Indomitable Lions match against Australia ends in draw

Like Australia , the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are eager to start their second match in sharper style than their first - which ended in a 2-0 loss to Chile . "We are searching", Broos insisted, three times, in French. A team dinner started at 10 p.m. Tuesday after its official bus to training was also late arriving at the hotel, then got ...

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  • Vettel: Hamilton should have been penalised too
Vettel: Hamilton should have been penalised too

When the race restarted at lap 15, a battle between Esteban Ocon, Sergio Perez , Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa ended up in the two Force India's clashing ahead, where Sergio tapped Esteban. He is now just three points away from a race ban under F1 rules, thanks to three other offences he committed in 2016. The ramifications, however, are likel...

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  • Chile into semis after draw with profligate Australia
Chile into semis after draw with profligate Australia

Cameroon were controversially reduced to 10 men just after the hour-mark when defender Ernest Mabouka was shown a straight red card for his high tackle on Emre Can . Cameroon began brightly, but failed to threaten Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Germany went closest to breaking the deadlock after a pedestrian opening 21 minutes.

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  • Coyotes get Stepan, Raanta for DeAngelo from Rangers
Coyotes get Stepan, Raanta for DeAngelo from Rangers

Sometimes you hit and sometimes you miss. The first landed them a dependable defenseman in Niklas Hjalmarsson through a trade with Chicago. The Arizona Coyotes needed a top-pairing partner for defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson so Chayka sent defenseman Connor Murphy and minor-league center Laurent Dauphin to cap-strapped Chicago for Ekman-Lar...

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