• Dustin Pedroia (ribs) a late-addition to Red Sox lineup
Dustin Pedroia (ribs) a late-addition to Red Sox lineup

Taking the podium in front of a crowd of high school ballplayers, with Red Sox employees hanging out the windows and watching from the Fenway roof across the street, Ortiz said , "This city means a lot to me". The Boston Red Sox are in a decent spot as they are second in the American League East but well within striking distance of the division ...

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  • Warren Gatland: 'British and Irish Lions continually improving'
Warren Gatland: 'British and Irish Lions continually improving'

Rory Best with Nepo Laulala of the Chiefs . The Lions and All Blacks meet in their first Test match of the tour this Saturday at Eden Park in Auckland. "That was my first memory of the Lions", he said . Nowell was glad to have been able to show his attacking ability after being constrained in previous matches.

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  • Neymar urged Barcelona to sign Lucas Lima from Santos
Neymar urged Barcelona to sign Lucas Lima from Santos

Lima , who has already rejected the chance to join the Chinese Super League, is using Neymar's father as an advisor during negotiations with Barcelona . Alongside club team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, the Brazilian is said to be one of the best footballers on the planet and has a huge fanbase from across the gl...

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  • Mayweather To Fight Conor McGregor August 26
Mayweather To Fight Conor McGregor August 26

On the call, it was revealed that the fight would be a 12-round affair, taking place at 154 pounds with 10-ounce gloves. McGregor has a 24-3 mixed martial arts record and is the reigning lightweight champion in UFC . Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Broadcast: The fight will be broadcast on Showtime PPV. When asked what this fight means for UFC , Whit...

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  • Fleury, Neal, Vatanen among players exposed for National Hockey League expansion draft
Fleury, Neal, Vatanen among players exposed for National Hockey League expansion draft

General Manager George McPhee of the Las Vegas Golden Knights attends the NHL Combine at HarborCenter on June 3, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. With these requirements in mind, The Sports Daily took a whack at predicting the Golden Knights' selections, which will be announced Wednesday during the National Hockey League awards show.

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  • Kevin Durant Responds To Cupcake Taunt With New Hat
Kevin Durant Responds To Cupcake Taunt With New Hat

Fast forward to June, and Durant's an National Basketball Association champion who doesn't mind a little trolling of his own. When Durant returned to play in Oklahoma City this season, the fans embraced the nickname with cupcake signs and costumes directed toward their former beloved star.

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  • South Africa beat England in thriller to level T20 series
South Africa beat England in thriller to level T20 series

Earlier, Cape Town-born Tom Curran , a Surrey team-mate of Roy, marked his England debut with an impressive three for 33 in his maximum four overs. Curran, the son of the late former Zimbabwe global Kevin, struck with just his second ball in worldwide cricket when Reeza Hendricks bottom-edged a pull into his stumps.

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  • It's On! Mayweather vs McGregor £500m Megafight Set for August
It's On! Mayweather vs McGregor £500m Megafight Set for August

Although the negotiation involved a lot of exchanged trash-talks and fierce, the fight is clearly drawing a lot of attention from the public as McGregor, who now reigns as the UFC Lightweight Champion, will be having his debut as a professional boxer, fighting against arguably the best defensive fighter of all time in Mayweather.

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  • No underdog talk at Mercedes after Canada one-two
No underdog talk at Mercedes after Canada one-two

I remember coming home from school and putting on the videotape of Ayrton, so it's really odd to think that I'm here and I have that many poles". Kimi Raikkonen was seventh on a bad day for Ferrari . Mishaps at the start put Hamilton and Bottas home free. In that endeavour he was assisted by the opening lap appearance of the Safety Car, due ...

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  • Red Sox retire David Ortiz's number 34
Red Sox retire David Ortiz's number 34

Rick Porcello, the American League Cy Young Award victor a year ago, will have a more modest goal when the Boston Red Sox host the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series. Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts (2) is called out on slide interference as Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons loses control of the ...

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  • Bottas fastest ahead of Raikkonen in final practice in Baku
Bottas fastest ahead of Raikkonen in final practice in Baku

I had to stop at the end of the pit-lane when the red flag came out and my tyres got cold. Hamilton banished memories of a dismal qualifying session in Baku a year ago, when he clipped the barrier and had to settle for 10th place on the starting grid, to grab pole with a time of 1:40.593 despite running wide at Turn 16.

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  • Hamilton snatches Baku pole from Bottas
Hamilton snatches Baku pole from Bottas

There was a lot of pressure. It was the first time we tried to go for a time in the first lap of the tyres and I couldn't get them to work as well as Lewis. Vettel was beaten to third by team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in an all-Ferrari second row. Hamilton's pole-grabbing lap came right at the end of Q3, following a brief red flag period caused by D...

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  • Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland
Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland

But we
managed to stay calm. These guys are giants and they are playing at a different level to most of us and they kept coming back, with their strength and power and speed it is hard to deal with. England have now gone 35 games and nearly eight years since they last lost a World Cup or European Championship qualifying match. England manager ...

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  • Family Affair: Lakers Get Lonzo Ball And Dad With No. 2 Pick
Family Affair: Lakers Get Lonzo Ball And Dad With No. 2 Pick

Bryant, who was named a preseason first team All-American by Blue Ribbon, averaged 12.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 blocks in 28.1 minutes per game. "I said, okay, we've got our man now". He's always been there for him. Johnson chimed in, saying, "I think the main thing here is Lonzo , all he needs to do is play his game".

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  • Butler changes address as flurry of deals spice Draft night
Butler changes address as flurry of deals spice Draft night

Thibodeau has enough young players in Minnesota and wanted a veteran like he had during his successful run coaching the Bulls . With about 90 seconds left in the Sixers' allotted five minutes, Markelle Fultz officially became the first overall pick in Thursday's draft.

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  • PSG star Angel di Maria settles Spanish tax case, pays fine
PSG star Angel di Maria settles Spanish tax case, pays fine

Real have always been admirers of the Belgian winger and have repeatedly tried to sign him in the past, and now he could be used as a pawn to snatch Ronaldo from under United's nose. Others include Di Maria's compatriot Lionel Messi, who was jailed for 21 months, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho . Di Maria, who now plays for Fr...

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  • Lakers Draft Lonzo Ball With No. 2 Pick
Lakers Draft Lonzo Ball With No. 2 Pick

The Lakers do have a lead guard on roster in D'Angelo Russell. In fact, Ball rode with it, played to the crowd, and was seen tossing his purple and gold hat into the stands. "I try not to think about it too much", Markkanen said . Ball has been a polarizing subject for fans the past few months leading into draft day due to his outlandish clai...

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

In the second half Joshua Kimmich ideal pass brought on the strike Goretzka and teammate Yevhen Konoplyanka at Schalke from a lethal position has not missed. "The only way to do that is by playing at this level against the very best and hopefully that composure comes". "In the first half we just couldn't get hold of it", Postecoglou said.

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  • Triumph for Lewis Hamilton in Montreal, Daniel Ricciardo third again
Triumph for Lewis Hamilton in Montreal, Daniel Ricciardo third again

The first Canadian to race at home in Formula One since 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve in 2006, Stroll and his Williams team are hoping the 18-year-old can snatch his first points of the season. "Today I just really relived my first grand prix win in 2007". " Also we know now, after the last race, where to develop this auto moving forwards whi...

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  • Proteas pull off thrilling fightback to set up T20 decider
Proteas pull off thrilling fightback to set up T20 decider

The ball thrown by Phehlukwayo hit Jason Roy's boot while Morris appealed for obstructing the field. After much deliberation Roy was given out, much to the dismay of the home fans. England made three changes to the team that thrashed South Africa by nine wickets in the first match of this series in Southampton on Wednesday.

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  • Di Maria to plead guilty to tax fraud
Di Maria to plead guilty to tax fraud

Madrid president Florentino Perez stressed this week that his side had no plans to sell the prized asset, but Figo insists no player or executive is bigger than the the La Liga and European champions. Coentrao is suspected of failing to correctly declare 1.3 million euros of income. In the season just ended, he won three trophies in his debut cam...

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  • Silva and Diego Costa on target as Spain beat plucky Macedonia
Silva and Diego Costa on target as Spain beat plucky Macedonia

With 25 goals in the league last season for Everton , only Harry Kane bettered Lukaku, and in comparison, Costa finished with 20 to his name. On the plus side for the club, and I suppose for the player, is that there will be plenty of interest in him across Europe.

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  • Warriors' Kerr to pursue more answers for health issues
Warriors' Kerr to pursue more answers for health issues

JJ: Is this year's title the first of a run of many for Kevin and the Warriors? With the NBA Draft only days way, the news and rumors will be running rampant. So, will the Warriors add to that stable of homegrown talent tomorrow? "We don't have a draft pick", said Myers, "but we're acting as if we do".

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  • Lakers Expect Ball to Elevate New Teammates
Lakers Expect Ball to Elevate New Teammates

Tweet Embed: https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/878052762537181184 Luke Walton on LaVar's playoff prediction: "Right now I want ( Lonzo ) to lead us to a couple of summer league victories". Johnson concluded and laughed, "I wouldn't have made that move if I didn't think I could use that money ". Movgov had signed with the Lakers on the first...

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  • Spurs willing to deal LaMarcus Aldridge for top-10 pick
Spurs willing to deal LaMarcus Aldridge for top-10 pick

Green averaged 7.3 points per game last season and made 1.7 threes per game. In his lone season at Colorado, White averaged 18.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists. According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst , the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs are now in trade talks for Danny Green . That could be deemed too much for Green, who put up r...

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  • Jose Mourinho accused of 3.3 million euro tax fraud in Spain
Jose Mourinho accused of 3.3 million euro tax fraud in Spain

Real Madrid fans are divided over the development with some expressing optimism that their goal machine is going nowhere why some have taken the wait and see position as events unfolds. The former Manchester United winger admitted two separate counts of fraud which each carry a six-month sentence. He also confirmed that Ronaldo's contract ...

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  • Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons take shots at Ball family following Lakers' pick
Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons take shots at Ball family following Lakers' pick

Johnson, of course, made room for Ball on the Lakers' roster by trading away D'Angelo Russell , thus creating a void for the Lakers at the point guard position. "The best players in this league want to set the tone with these young players early, to let them know what it's like here". He has supported him. Lonzo Ball is staying home with the L...

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  • Portugal is close to containing wildfire that killed 64
Portugal is close to containing wildfire that killed 64

Faced with the fury of the fire, they turned back but in the thick smoke, they apparently crashed into a auto full of people, Serra da Fonseca said. With the Pedrogao Grande wildfire nearly out, firefighters were carrying out operations to prevent the fire from reigniting, Civil Protection Agency spokesman Vitor Vaz Pinto said.

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  • Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand
Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand

Speaking ahead of the match against New Zealand in St Petersburg, Santos chuckled his way though a question from a Brazilian journalist asking whether his team were now better to watch before delivering a withering riposte. And Nani , Ronaldo's replacement from the bench, added a fourth for good measure, ensuring that Portugal's next generat...

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  • Chelsea's 'most-important signing' is Antonio Conte, says Frank Lampard
Chelsea's 'most-important signing' is Antonio Conte, says Frank Lampard

He believes that his achievement deserves to be rewarded by more signings and has been liaising with Granovskaia and Emenalo from his holiday in southern Italy. Chelsea also hope to sign goalkeeper Willy Caballero on a free transfer following his departure from Manchester City , with the Argentine set to provide back-up to Thibaut Courtois.

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  • Newest Laker, Lonzo Ball, Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch at Dodger Game
Newest Laker, Lonzo Ball, Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch at Dodger Game

The Lakers sent Russell and Russian center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for center Brook Lopez and the rights to forward Kyle Kuzma , the 27th pick in the draft, out of Utah. He started to come on during Big Ten regular-season play, then became an absolute force of stretch-four play in the conference and NCAA tournaments. "Watchin...

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  • Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint
Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

A judge will then decide if there are grounds to charge him with a crime. Spanish prosecutors released a statement on Tuesday indicating that the 54-year-old used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to hide profits. If he were to leave, Ronaldo would likely break the world-record transfer fee for the second time in his career. Per...

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  • National Basketball Association draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN
National Basketball Association draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

The Cleveland Cavaliers chose Anthony Bennett in 2013 and Andrew Wiggins in 2014. NY is conveniently located between both cities and 76ers fans have made the trip here frequently over the last couple years as their team has had high picks - including the No.

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  • Jeb Bush Joins Former Rivals to Beat Derek Jeter's Marlins Bid
Jeb Bush Joins Former Rivals to Beat Derek Jeter's Marlins Bid

Jeb Bush is still interested in buying the Miami Marlins and has partnered with Tagg Romney to make a bid that competes against Derek Jeter's , a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to the Sun Sentinel. Mas is the Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of MasTec, a company described as "the largest and most complex infrastructure con...

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  • Santos defends Portugal's Euro 2016 win
Santos defends Portugal's Euro 2016 win

During the early stages of the second half, Portugal were dealt a blow when Pepe picked up a booking which will sideline him for the semi-finals, and they were given a reminder that New Zealand were still active in the game when Wood saw a goalbound effort cleared off the line.

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