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Sport 'Small gesture' for Big Papi: Boston names street for Ortiz
Author: 0 'Small gesture' for Big Papi: Boston names street for Ortiz

For his career with the Twins and the Red Sox, Ortiz finished with a batting average of.286, 541 home runs and 1,767 RBIs. Big Papi had the personality that captivated anyone in his presence, and the cameras never saw a side of Ortiz they didn't like.

Author: 0 Conor McGregor weight limit, glove size and round number revealed

McGregor owns a 24-3 professional mark in MMA and has captured titles at featherweight and lightweight in the UFC . Leonard Ellerbe, chief executive of Mayweather Promotions , added: "There is a different feel from the Pacquiao fight". He last appeared at UFC 205 in November, where he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in the second round to claim the 205-pound strap. It has also intrigued some in boxing, though most dismiss McGregor's chances under boxing rules against one of the greatest ...

Sport 76ers And Celtics Finalize Deal For The No. 1 Pick
Author: 0 76ers And Celtics Finalize Deal For The No. 1 Pick

The Aussie missed all of last season with a foot injury. No other team in the National Basketball Association possesses an already-established core, with a surplus of draft picks, and cap space. In addition to this year's No. 3 choice, the Celtics received another first-round pick that comes with several conditions. The Celtics had Duke's Jayson Tatum in for a workout on Monday and hope to have Kansas' Josh Jackson in on Tuesday.

Author: 0 South Africa level T20 series with England

Eoin Morgan's men had to chase down South Africa's 174 for eight after Surrey seamer Tom Curran had become the fifth England player to take three wickets on his global T20 debut. "Everyone in the changing room thought it could go either way so it's not massively controversial". You can see both sides to the call. Luckily for him and cricket fans, he stayed back in England to lead his South African side against the mighty lions.

Author: 0 Shuttler Srikanth reaches Australian Open final

However, the World No. 11 took 11-9 lead at the short break in Game 2 before completely dominating the second half and taking an incredible 21-16 win to wrap-up the contest. Srikanth and Shi engaged in long rallies with both the shuttlers staying away from the net early on. The gangling Chinese star with the fluid, ballet-like movements on court squeaked into the title round at the expense of another unranked player, South Korea's Lee Hyun Il, by a 26-24, 15-21, 21-17 verdict.

Sport Jayson Tatum Goes 3rd Overall To Celtics
Author: 0 Jayson Tatum Goes 3rd Overall To Celtics

If that Lakers pick does not convey to Boston next season, the Sixers will send the 2019 Sacramento Kings pick with a No. 1 overall pick protection. The Dallas Mavericks have taken North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. with the ninth overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft.

Sport If Kumble didn't step down, Virat Kohli would have resigned
Author: 0 If Kumble didn't step down, Virat Kohli would have resigned

The Indian cricket team arrived here for a limited-overs series against the West Indies amid the off-field drama surrounding Anil Kumble's resignation as head coach following a rift with captain Virat Kohli . Post the ICC Champions Trophy final, there were three separate meetings at the Indian team's hotel. "The way this Indian team has performed under his coaching, I doubt whether anybody else will be able to replicate his success", Sehwag told UC News, an online data provider.

Author: 0 Golden Knights give National Hockey League teams Monday trading deadline

That player would count as his former team's selection in the expansion draft. James Neal is one of the more seasoned scorers available for the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft. "We are now going through the process of trying to put the team together, we are still talking to clubs and we are hoping to do deals with clubs if they want to protect their rosters", he told reporters, according to SportsNet.

Author: 0 White Sox retire former star pitcher Buehrle's No. 56 jersey

Wonderful feeling. Can't really put it into words how you feel. Buehrle was 161-119 with a 3.83 ERA in 12 seasons in Chicago, pitching a no-hitter against Texas in 2007 and a flawless game against Tampa Bay in 2009. "I think at the end of the day I'm just a normal dude who was fortunate to play professional baseball and play that long and be healthy". Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle acknowledges the crowd during ceremonies retiring his No.

Sport David Ortiz Cries as Red Sox Honor Legend During Jersey Retirement Ceremony
Author: 0 David Ortiz Cries as Red Sox Honor Legend During Jersey Retirement Ceremony

Ortiz shook off the bad performance with a laugh. Yawkee Way Extension was an off-shoot of Yawkee Way, the street where Fenway Park is located. Some of his former teammates, including Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez , catcher Jason Varitek, knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, and second baseman Dustin Pedroia , also honored Ortiz .

Author: 0 Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball kick off hectic NBA Draft

This past season, Hart led the Big East in points per game (18.1), player efficiency rating (28.1) and win shares (7.7). Luckily for him, history shows that Bryant's end up working out in Los Angeles. (It's) playing basketball ", Lonzo said, "which I've been playing my whole life. But what I needed was a leader. LaVar Ball has the personality of a WWE superstar at this point, but all he is trying to do is hype up his son Lonzo's National Basketball Association career.

Sport Morgan blames pitch for poor England show
Author: 0 Morgan blames pitch for poor England show

Sarfraz already knows what it's like to win a trophy at India's expense, having been the skipper of the Pakistan side that defeated their fellow Asian giants in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup final in Colombo "Yes, I will have that India Under-19 game in mind", he said.

Author: 0 Magic Johnson questioned D'Angelo Russell's Leadership

He also predicted that Lonzo Ball would lead the Los Angeles Lakers to the playoffs his first year. I've figured this out: He's become a heel, a la the WWE ( The Ringer's Rodger Sherman, as you see from his tweet , agrees). "I'm playing the game of basketball, which I've been playing all of my life". "(I could) learn a lot from him". Asked if he was concerned that LaVar Ball will be a distraction for the Lakers, Walton said (via ESPN ), "What's incredible is that he's been, ...

Sport America's Cup: Team NZ helmsman Peter Burling - We can't stand still
Author: 0 America's Cup: Team NZ helmsman Peter Burling - We can't stand still

Bendigo's Glenn Ashby and Team New Zealand made a stunning start to the America's Cup finals series against Team USA. "We've got a couple of good starts, the boat's going really fast and the boys are doing a good job to get it around the racetrack nice and smoothly", said Kiwi helmsman Peter Burling .

Sport Sixers introduce draft picks at press conference
Author: 0 Sixers introduce draft picks at press conference

Ready to contribute immediately, Hart is a proven victor that's fresh off of four strong years at Villanova. So much for staying in school. It could last a bit longer. The Kings' first pick at number five was guard De'Aaron Fox of Kentucky and they selected Zach Collins of Gonzaga at No. 10 with the pick obtained from New Orleans for DeMarcus Cousins.

Author: 0 Germany vs Cameroon: Djoum sets sight on 'big player' Draxler

Both of these teams are top teams, the German national team are world champions, and even though Joachim Loew brought the second squad to Russian Federation, this team is still very competitive and capable of achieving high goals. Eduardo Vargas nearly doubled Chile's lead in the 20th minute, blasting a right-footed laser off the crossbar after a quick turn and touch. Despite the early scare, Germany regained their composure and pushed forward.

Author: 0 Real Madrid deny signing Mourinho while still at Inter Milan in 2010

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo , accused of evading 14.7 million euro ($16.5m) in tax, has been summoned to appear before a judge in Spain, judicial sources told AFP on Tuesday. The four-time world player of the year, who said last week his "conscience is clear", is threatening to leave Madrid over the affair, according to Spanish and Portuguese media.

Author: 0 South Korea Tests-fires Its Own Midrange Missile

A midrange ballistic missile was launched from a test site in Hawaii, but an interceptor missile launched from USS John Paul Jones missed the target, the agency said. Until then, the South had been barred from deploying ballistic missiles with a range of more than 300 kilometers, or 186 miles, and a payload of more than half a ton because of concerns about a regional arms race.

Sport Real Madrid looks for Ronaldo's replacement
Author: 0 Real Madrid looks for Ronaldo's replacement

Perez's words have seemingly had the desired effect and calmed him down to a point that neither his manager Zinedine Zidane and teammate Sergio Ramos were able to. Statements from the prosecution indicate that Ronaldo will be charged with using offshore financial instruments , including holdings in the British Virgin Islands, to hide payments made to him for the use of his brand to promote products.

Author: 0 Queensland force a decider in stirring comeback

All experienced trying nights at stages. Queensland drew first blood through debutant winger Valentine Holmes in the ninth minute but from there it was one way traffic in the first half. You go at him and then it puts pressure on the defenders on either side. "I thought we were great [in defence]", Hayne said of his combination with Morris.

Sport Gareth Bale targets more trophies with Real Madrid amid exit rumours
Author: 0 Gareth Bale targets more trophies with Real Madrid amid exit rumours

Reports in France claim that Real are ready to allow Gareth Bale to leave, as they look to bring in AS Monaco star Kylian Mbappe . The 26-year-old has just one year left on his current deal at Napoli , so he should be attainable this summer-all the more so if the Italian club are interested in Moreno.

Author: 0 Germany hope Liverpool's Emre Can fit for Cameroon

The Germans are second in the table on goal difference behind Chile with both teams on four points. Enjoy watching yet another Alexis strike below, and keep your fingers crossed that he is still playing at Arsenal next season! The both teams will progress to the semifinals if they avoid defeat in their final matches on Sunday, Germany facing Cameroon and Chile up against Australia .

Author: 0 Confederations Cup, Group B match updates

Chile beat Australia 3-1 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and Postecoglou thinks the two-time defending Copa America champions have improved over the intervening period, adding: " Chile are a very good team". Vargas, who has 34 goals for Chile , nearly added to the lead in the first half with a powerful shot that struck the crossbar. Germany levelled four minutes before half-time when Emre Can's throughball found Jonas Hector , whose superb cross from the left allowed Stindl to ...

Sport LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals
Author: 0 LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals

Fehmel was coming off four days' rest after holding L.S.U.to one run and two hits over eight innings in Monday's 12-run win. Lange issued three of his four walks in the third inning when Oregon State scored its one run off him. Since losing five straight from May 6 to May 13 a year ago, Oregon State has a 62-6 record and has not lost consecutive games. But LSU coach Paul Mainieri remained positive, even going as far as joking about the situation entirely.

Sport Boston Celtics: 5 reasons Jayson Tatum was a good pick
Author: 0 Boston Celtics: 5 reasons Jayson Tatum was a good pick

In spite of that, we've watched Josh for two years and we're fans. "History suggests that No. 1 has the greatest odds of producing franchise-level talent and we are confident that this year's draft class has that very potential". The Celtics should be considered a darkhorse for Smith at No. 3 overall after making their move down from the top spot. Without further ado, here are the five biggest reasons why Tatum's skills will improve the Boston Celtics .

Author: 0 Kohli rift causes Kumble to quit as coach

While CAC and BCCI did try to broker peace, the relationship between the two was beyond repairs with Kohli not being happy with Kumble's "intimidating" and "headmasterly" style of coaching. Image: Official site of BCCI and official Facebook page of Indian cricket team. The main reason behind Kumble's resignation is said to be his disagreement with captain Kohli.

Author: 0 Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Everything He Knows

Jerry Buss, Jerry West, Bill Sharman and Chick Hearn did for him during the infancy of his career. From Markelle Fultz to Lonzo Ball to De'Aaron Fox to Jordan Bell. "They're good, and God blessed them, so we all good to go". "It's not just me". "I'm going to do what it takes to get the right players in here with the right mindset", Johnson said.

Sport Mou accused of tax fraud
Author: 0 Mou accused of tax fraud

Perez said: "Cristiano has a contract and he is a Real Madrid player". Portuguese-born Mourinho is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. The Argentine star, who now plays for Paris Saint Germain , was punished after admitting to tax fraud during his time with Real Madrid . Real Madrid argues that Ronaldo's decision to leave Real Madrid is irreversible.

Author: 0 Chelsea striker Diego Costa wants return to Atletico Madrid

Costa, 28, is expected to leave Chelsea in the near future after being informed by Antonio Conte that he was no longer in his plans. "But it is clear that the coach does not count on me and does not want me there". The ban ends on January 1st, 2018. That means that Costa will either have to move elsewhere, possibly on loan, or stay at Stamford Bridge where he isn't fancied.

Sport Chris Sutton reacts to Harry Kane's performance against Scotland
Author: 0 Chris Sutton reacts to Harry Kane's performance against Scotland

Two late free-kicks from Griffiths (87, 90) looked to have earned the home side a sensational victory in Saturday's World Cup qualifier , after substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had opened the scoring 20 minutes from time . "With the amount of possession we had, the game should have been put to bed by the stage they scored". "I'm really pleased with the level of training and we'll have to transfer that into the game", said Southgate, as per the BBC.

Sport Indian police arrest 15 for celebrating Pakistan's win
Author: 0 Indian police arrest 15 for celebrating Pakistan's win

The accused have also been charged with criminal conspiracy, the officer said, adding the celebrations continued for hours in the village, which has a 60 percent Muslim population. Sedition is among India's most serious charges. "It's never wise to try and make a call too early, but certainly the applications of both are very well founded", said Richardson.

Author: 0 Boston Red Sox Retire David Ortiz's Number

Peralta signs minor league deal with Boston • Ten days after being released by the Cardinals, infielder Jhonny Peralta has agreed to a minor league contract with the Red Sox. "As you all know - all too well - for many years, the government failed to keep its promises to our veterans", Mr. Trump said, saying "we are just getting started" on major changes to the VA, one of his central campaign promises in 2016.

Sport Fiery South Africa level Twenty20 series as England collapse under pressure
Author: 0 Fiery South Africa level Twenty20 series as England collapse under pressure

England , set a target of 175, were on course for a series-clinching win while Jason Roy (67) and Jonny Bairstow (47) shared a second-wicket stand of 110. South Africa teammates celebrate at the end of the second T20 Blast match against England at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton , England , Friday June 23.

Author: 0 Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

He cited the example of Brazil's transformation into a side who have already sealed their place at Russian Federation 2018, just three years on from their humiliating 7-1 World Cup loss to Germany . Three times he arrowed the ball too close to Marinovic, who had to leap to push one first-half effort against the crossbar. Mexico's Hirving Lozano celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Mexico and Russia , at ...

Author: 0 Hamilton's Baku pole is his 66th, passing Senna

Hamilton now moves ahead of Ayrton Senna's 65 poles and is within just two of qualifying the record of 68 set by Michael Schumacher . It meant Hamilton only had one run to try and get pole, and the Briton didn't disappoint, posting a 1min 40.593sec lap to grab the 66th pole of his career - 0.434secs up on Bottas , and 1.1secs up on Kimi Raikkonen , who was third for Ferrari .

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton Says 2017 Mercedes F1 Car 'Can Be Real Bitch' Sometimes

After languishing in the lower reaches of the top ten in the final segment of qualifying, championship leader Vettel admits he was relieved to recover to snatch fourth. With only the four slowest drivers being knocked out of this session the pressure was not so high as it usually is, and with five minutes to go the drivers in that risky area on the timing sheets were Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen, Stoffel Vandoorne and Marcus Ericsson.

Author: 0 South Africa win thriller against England, tie up T20 series

But Livingstone and Liam Dawson could not turn the South African momentum as Phehlukwayo kept his cool. Roy veered dramatically off a straight course, with the result he placed himself between the incoming throw from Phehlukwayo, which hit him on the heel, and the stumps.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Mexico eliminates host Russia, 2-1

Cristiano Ronaldo (from penalty spot), Bernardo Silva and Andre Silva and Nani's goals ensured victory for the Portuguese. The hosts took a deserved lead through Alexander Samedov midway through the first half, the midfielder capitalizing on confusion in the Mexican box to fire home and put Russian Federation provisionally top of Group A.

Author: 0 Garcia: Madrid would be fine without Ronaldo

The background to this is a concerted attempt by public prosecutors in Spain to target high-earners suspected of tax evasion, with Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo the most recent big names implicated, although both have strongly denied any wrongdoing.

Sport Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis
Author: 0 Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis

Portugal made five changes from their 1-0 win over Russian Federation, who had beaten New Zealand 2-0, but their starting XI still featured a plethora of big names, none bigger than four-time and defending world player of the year Ronaldo.

Sport Lonzo Ball listed as early favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball listed as early favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year

The Suns took Josh Jackson of Kansas, the Sacramento Kings took Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox at No. 5 and the run of freshmen continued when the Orlando Magic selected Jonathan Isaac of Florida State. "The NBA draft is so important because it changes the lives of so many young men across America and the world", he tells Newsbeat. The Celtics used the third pick on Duke's Jayson Tatum .

Author: 0 Nadal up, Djokovic down in ATP charts

In a Facebook post on his official page, the 15-time Slam champion wrote: "I am very sorry to say that I am not going to be able to play Queen's next week". "There was no one on the planet that could have beaten Rafael Nadal today", said tennis strategy analyst Craig O'Shannessy shortly after the final.

Author: 0 What's next for the Los Angeles Lakers?

The Lakers got rid of the final three seasons of center Timofey Mozgov's $64 million contract in the deal, acquiring mobile center Brook Lopez - who has one year left on his deal - and the 27th overall pick used to get Utah forward Kyle Kuzma .

Sport Blazers trade first-round picks with the Kings
Author: 0 Blazers trade first-round picks with the Kings

While previous reports stated that the Blazers would not be active on the trade market, Gonzaga freshman Zach Collins changed their mind. Sam Amick of USA Today reported Thursday that the Kings are willing to give up their No. Swanigan, 20, was the Big 10 Player of the Year and a first-team All-American his sophomore season. He set a school record with 105 3-pointers. Portland had three first round picks in this draft.

Author: 0 Germany take on Chile at Confed Cup

Germany plays Cameroon on Sunday in Sochi while Chile faces the Socceroos in Moscow. Juan Antonio Pizzi described Alexis Sanchez's record-breaking goal for Chile as "very special" after the Arsenal forward made history at the Confederations Cup .

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