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

The man who once said "This is our [bleepin'] city" now has his own bleepin' street. Ortiz was named MVP of the 2004 AL Championship Series and the 2013 Fall Classic. Big Papi had the personality that captivated anyone in his presence, and the cameras never saw a side of Ortiz they didn't like. Ortiz retired at the age of 40 with one of t...

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  • Ireland and Afghanistan become Test nations: ICC
Ireland and Afghanistan become Test nations: ICC

Ireland have enjoyed more success at the limited-overs format, appearing in the last three World Cups and beating Pakistan and England in that time. Cricket-mad Afghanistan was euphoric after being awarded Test match status, a rare glimmer of good news amid rising insecurity, though many lamented the lack of sports infrastructure in the confli...

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  • Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves
Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves

To listen to their conversation, click the audio player above . Butler's age puts him on a different timetable than Minnesota's young duo of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins , but there's little doubt now that the Wolves are a growing power in the West.

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  • Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal
Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

Frantz Massenat, former TCA and Drexel guard who plays now with recent BBL runner-up EWE Baskets Oldenburg in Germany, grew up around Reed in Ewing. On the ESPN telecast, analyst Jay Bilas said: "Jackson performed at high level". Landing in Phoenix is potentially better than going to the Sixers or Lakers - and I'll explain why in a sec - but in...

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  • Max Verstappen ends the session fastest but in the wall in Azerbaijan
Max Verstappen ends the session fastest but in the wall in Azerbaijan

Team-mate Felipe Massa was 11th after not setting a time on the super-soft tyre. " Red Bull look great". Sergio Perez set the initial pace, heading a strong initial showing for Force India after their Canada heroics. Palmer's incident, midway through the 90-minute session, resulted in the action being temporarily suspended as they removed ...

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  • Sanctity of dressing room should be maintained: Virat Kohli
Sanctity of dressing room should be maintained: Virat Kohli

Rajput is unhappy with the way the situation has panned out. In the wake of Anil Kumble's withdrawal from the race, the BCCI has made a decision to invite fresh applications to pick India's next head coach. We won at home and overseas. Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar blasted the team players for the mishap. But let me tell you, Sunil Dev wa...

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  • Alonso's McLaren situation a
Alonso's McLaren situation a "waste" and a "travesty" - Webber

Speaking on Friday, McLaren's Eric Boullier said Honda "have a plan" in place to bridge the gap to their rivals and McLaren must wait and "respect" Honda's promises. " We have some penalties already to start the weekend, which is not ideal, but this is the situation we are in ", said Vandoorne . "I know there are even more movements than pro...

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  • Federer beats defending champ Mayer to earn Halle semifinal
Federer beats defending champ Mayer to earn Halle semifinal

The world number five, building up to an assault on an possible eighth Wimbledon title next month, will now face Karen Khachanov , who defeated fellow Russian Andrey Rublev 7-6 (10/8), 4-6, 6-3. Noticing that the Swiss had planted himself solidly inside the baseline, as he usually does-this season more than ever-Zverev often aimed his serves r...

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  • De Boer offered Crystal Palace job - Dutch reports
De Boer offered Crystal Palace job - Dutch reports

We understand the former Inter Milan and Ajax boss Frank De Boer has been offered the manager's job. Crystal Palace have been on the lookout for a new manager since Sam Allardyce resigned at the end of the 2016./2017 season. The Palace chairman, Steve Parish , with guidance from the club's American major shareholders, David Blitzer a...

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  • Top stats to know: National Hockey League draft begins Friday night
Top stats to know: National Hockey League draft begins Friday night

There have been a few outlier media rumors about either the Devils or Flyers planning to go slightly off the board or accepting a trade package to move down. They got to know each other in Buffalo in early June at the National Hockey League combine, where dozens of top prospects were invited to go through rigorous physical testing and interview...

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  • Messi now with option of paying fine over tax fraud prison sentence
Messi now with option of paying fine over tax fraud prison sentence

Jorge Messi will pay €180,000 instead of a 15-month jail term. The judge in charge of the case will make a decision bearing in mind the prosecutor's recommendations. In addition to their sentences, they were ordered to pay fines of €2m and €1.5m, respectively. The court in Barcelona found they used tax havens in Belize and Uruguay.

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  • Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second
Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second

Jonathan Isaac , right, poses for photos with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Orlando Magic as the sixth pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. The Duke forward is also a great defender, a key attribute if the Celtics want to overtake James and his Cleveland Cavaliers as the class of...

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  • Blackhawks Lose Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk To Golden Knights In Expansion Draft
Blackhawks Lose Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk To Golden Knights In Expansion Draft

The swap seemingly continues Carolina's interest in bringing in players who've recently played in Chicago , as well, as the Hurricanes now boast several former Blackhawks, including Teuvo Teravainen, Joakim Nordstrom, Scott Darling, Dahlbeck and, now, van Riemsdyk.

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  • Blackhawks get Saad back in trade with Blue Jackets
Blackhawks get Saad back in trade with Blue Jackets

Trading season has truly taken over the National Hockey League. They reportedly also acquired centre Derek Stepan and goalie Antti Raanta from the New York Rangers in exchange for young defencemen Anthony DeAngelo and the seventh overall pick in this draft.

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  • Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million euros in Spanish tax fraud case
Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million euros in Spanish tax fraud case

All these cases are scrutinised from image rights on sponsored deals made by players, not salaries paid by clubs. The finance ministry had claimed Di Maria hid the money, which related to income from his image rights, via an opaque financial structure involving companies in Ireland and Panama.

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  • Hamilton determined to deliver in Baku
Hamilton determined to deliver in Baku

What are your thoughts about this years' race? "I have decided not to stop before my time and at the moment I do not plan to". Hamilton is confident Mercedes' issues with inconsistency this year have been resolved. But he has secured only one podium and failed to finish three races so far this season. "But I think there's more unlocke...

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  • Vegas holds all the cards with NHL expansion draft list out
Vegas holds all the cards with NHL expansion draft list out

Not only will the team make its 30 expansion draft selections on Wednesday, but Friday is the NHL Entry Draft in Chicago where the team will likely have multiple first round picks. The NHL announced Sunday the available and protected lists for the 30 teams who will provide players to the Golden Knights. Meanwhile the Columbus Dispatch reported ...

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  • Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals
Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals

And, of course, the biggest blockbuster came earlier this week when the Celtics traded the first overall pick to the Sixers , who used it to get Markelle Fultz . "I'm not going to give up those efforts because we have moved up to No. 1". Think about the "super team" that just got done winning the National Basketball Association championship.

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  • Paris police: Champs-Elysees attacker killed, firearms and explosives found in auto
Paris police: Champs-Elysees attacker killed, firearms and explosives found in auto

The man died after ramming a vehicle into a police van on the prestigious avenue. French security forces are on high alert after a series of deadly attacks since early 2015, a lot of them claimed by the Islamic State extremist organization, which have killed over 230 people.

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  • US Open 2017: A look at the numbers from Erin Hills
US Open 2017: A look at the numbers from Erin Hills

As the winds picked up in the final round, he was unfazed. In a flash, Harman had gone from a share of the lead to four back (he birdied 14 in the meantime). Unable to get up and down Harman bogeyed to leave Koepka clear on 13 under. A beautifully controlled chip allowed him to tap in for birdie on 14, and after giving one back on 15, he leaned o...

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  • De'Aaron Fox continues lineage of Kentucky stars playing for Kings
De'Aaron Fox continues lineage of Kentucky stars playing for Kings

After shooting under 30 percent from 3-point range his first two years, Jackson worked hard at improving his outside shot and made 37 percent last season. "I didn't feel I was ready maturity-wise a year ago and physically playing the game", Jackson said. Jackson really turned the corner as a shooter during his junior season, turning in 1.15 points ...

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  • Germany clings on to beat Australia after keeper's blunders
Germany clings on to beat Australia after keeper's blunders

Only three of the world champions from Brazil in 2014 have traveled to Russia: Shkodran Mustafi, Matthias Ginter and Julian Draxler . But while they might be weakened, they certainly aren't weak, with plenty of talent and experience in the group.

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  • NBA Rumor: Spurs may trade LaMarcus Aldridge
NBA Rumor: Spurs may trade LaMarcus Aldridge

As Good Morning America producer Jeff D Lowe pointed out, Aldridge has unfollowed the Spurs on Twitter while following Cleveland Cavaliers players Kyrie Irving and Mo Williams, along with Cleveland-based chef Michael Symon. Five years ago, no one expected an undersized Derrick White to make any mark in college basketball. And it couldn'...

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  • Football Association board agrees to cease all sponsorships with betting companies
Football Association board agrees to cease all sponsorships with betting companies

As a effect of the decision, the FA says it has mutually agreed with Ladbrokes that the partnership, which had been worth £4 million a year and had another three years to run, will be terminated from June 2017. Professional football's relationship with betting is hardly new - the gambling-based football pools are almost 100 years old - but the link...

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  • Germany vs Australia Preview: Youthful German squad prepare to face Socceroos test
Germany vs Australia Preview: Youthful German squad prepare to face Socceroos test

Australia hit back, though, as Tom Rogic briefly equalized in the 41st minute. Three minutes into the second half, Germany were 3-1 up as Goretzka got on the score sheet. " Australia in the first half didn't really create many opportunities". The gulf in quality was clear, and yet the callow Germans discovered the perils of not killing off ...

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  • Smith Ripping Phil Jackson Is Going Viral
Smith Ripping Phil Jackson Is Going Viral

Right now, the Sixers have the draft picks and the cap room that the Knicks may look at as a nice possible trade partner. Porzingis skipped his exit meeting with Phil Jackson and the Knicks as a way of protesting the direction the team is heading.

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  • Dana White offers more details on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight
Dana White offers more details on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight

This should come as a surprise to no one, but McGregor is positive that he'll hand the 40-year-old Mayweather the first loss of his boxing career. McGregor, 28, will be entering unknown territory as he has not stepped into a boxing ring since he was a teenager.

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  • FIA reveals 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix dates
FIA reveals 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix dates

F1 Chairman and CEO Chase Carey said FIA wanted to finalize next season's calendar early so that all stakeholders would have more time to prepare. In a 2018 event calendar released Monday by motorsport's governing body FIA, there was an asterix next to the Shanghai and Singapore dates with a note that said "subject to commercial rights holder con...

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  • Oilers trade F Jordan Eberle to Islanders for C Ryan Strome
Oilers trade F Jordan Eberle to Islanders for C Ryan Strome

Over the course of his career, Eberle has been as consistent as goal scorers come, putting up 20 goals in all but two of his seven seasons - he narrowly missed the mark in his rookie campaign and in the lockout-shortened season - and he's a near lock to put up at least 50 points.

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  • India drops sedition charges against 15 Muslims
India drops sedition charges against 15 Muslims

On June 18, the Pakistani cricket team defeated India by 180 runs to win the International Cricket Council's coveted Champions Trophy , in a match played in England . In India, those celebrations got some fans in deep legal trouble. The emphatic ICC Champions Trophy title win has turned the young Pakistan cricketers into millionaires ne...

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