Author: 0 Photos and reactions to David Ortiz's number retirement at Fenway Park

On the night he returned to Fenway to have his No. 34 take its place among the franchise's other legends, his former teammates did their part to make sure it was a memorable one. Boston 2B Dustin Pedroia , who missed the three games in Kansas City after being struck in the back with a pitch Sunday in Houston, was a late addition to the lineup.

Author: 0 Who's No. 3? National Basketball Association draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

The Los Angeles Lakers feel as if they've added a player in Lonzo Ball who can do for their team what Tom Brady did for the New England Patriots. "With Earvin's vision and his persona, I think the organization is really taking on that positive joy that he seems to live with every day". The Lakers have drafted 90 players in the 38 years since Johnson arrived in Los Angeles.

Sport Ward Defeats Kovalev After Illegal Moves
Author: 0 Ward Defeats Kovalev After Illegal Moves

Ward will be making the first defence of the WBA, WBO and IBF light-heavyweight titles after dethroning Kovalev while inflicting him with his first professional defeat. But if you look at the second part of the fight, he [Kovalev] wasn't landing right hands and jabs. It spilled over into an acrimonious buildup to the rematch, but Ward let it go after Saturday's fight.

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

Buehrle threw two no-hitters in his White Sox career, including a ideal game in 2009 against Tampa Bay. He will become the 12th player to have his number retired by the White Sox, joining former teammates Paul Konerko and Hall of Famer Frank Thomas .

Author: 0 Unseeded Ostapenko stuns Halep to claim maiden grand slam title

But Ostapenko then got broken just as rapidly in the next game. French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko is confident she can take the attention in her stride following her remarkable win over Simona Halep , as she targets more grand slam success at Wimbledon.

Sport Evans suspended over cocaine scandal
Author: 0 Evans suspended over cocaine scandal

Dan Evans released a statement admitting to his fault in a news conference in London . Earlier this year, Evans reached a career high ranking of 41 in the world, and now sits 50. The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) also released a statement stating they were "very disappointed" at the news. "We absolutely condemn any form of drug-taking and will support the process which needs to take place".

Author: 0 Vettel reverses out of trouble in Baku

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix this weekend will give a better idea of Mercedes progress, following Lewis Hamilton's sparkling win at the Canadian Grand Prix two weeks ago. Force India duo Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon finished sixth and seventh respectively. After some practice on Friday, Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen proved the fastest.

Sport Josh Jackson Needs To Stick To Basketball After Terrible First Pitch
Author: 0 Josh Jackson Needs To Stick To Basketball After Terrible First Pitch

I think it's a good fit for him. "I refuse to fail, period". Jackson brings athleticism, energy and a strong defensive ability to a Suns team already loaded with youthful talent as the franchise continues the long climb to relevance. "You think back to the Warriors when they all came together - Draymond (Green ), Stephen (Curry), Klay (Thompson ) - they practically grew up together in this league and look at them now".

Author: 0 Hunter Greene: Getting to know No. 2 overall baseball draft pick

Several amateur baseball players realized their childhood dreams on Monday when MLB commissioner Rob Manfred called their names during the 2017 first-year player draft . I think the strategy is misguided, but we'll see how it pans out. It was the third time the Twins were up first - the last time was 2001, when they grabbed hometown high school catcher Joe Mauer with the top choice.

Author: 0 Georgia fugitives arrested near Christiana

Sills said Dubose and Rowe were inside of the secure area of the bus but did not say how they managed to get through the locked cage to overpower the guards - who are not required to wear bulletproof vests during prison transfers. Police chased the duo until they crashed the auto they were driving. The two had previously been cellmates in a different Georgia prison. There they ate and took clothing and valuables when they left, the sheriff said.

Author: 0 There is now officially a Boston street named after David Ortiz

David Ortiz is one of the best baseball players in recent memory to take the field. "This city means a lot to me", Ortiz said . "Boston has been incredible to me and my family". "That man never played around, let me tell you". "But it's going to happen". - The Boston Red Sox retired David Ortiz's No. 34 in a pre-game ceremony and then went out and built a 7-1 lead en route to a 9-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.

Author: 0 Nowell at the double as Lions maul Chiefs

We got ourselves in that position here and we drove on. "There were good learnings for myself and the other guys involved, and hopefully we've passed those on to the whole squad". The Lions will announce the team on Thursday morning, local time, with the tourists continuing to improve game-on-game and buoyed by their impressive win over the Chiefs .

Sport Brazil's Lucas Lima set for Barcelona move
Author: 0 Brazil's Lucas Lima set for Barcelona move

I'm just rooting for it to happen. The midfielder's deal at the Brazilian club expires at the end of the year and he would move to Camp Nou on a free transfer while he is close friends with Neymar , who is the brother of his girlfriend Raffaela.

Sport Twitter reacts to the Mayweather-McGregor fight announcement
Author: 0 Twitter reacts to the Mayweather-McGregor fight announcement

He apparently earned $15million from his victory over Eddie Alvarez , but he looks set for a $100m paycheck when he fights Floyd Mayweather . The card will be televised by Showtime. SEE MORE: It's Not Easy Being A Female Boxer In South Africa. Rival Mayweather McGregor in the UFC has spent 24 fights and won 21. White had been involved in negotiations to make the fight happen.

Sport Curran strikes as De Villiers stars for South Africa
Author: 0 Curran strikes as De Villiers stars for South Africa

England skipper Eoin Morgan had no complaints about the Roy dismissal or the performance of his debutants Livingstone and seamer Tom Curran , who took three wickets. Curran ended up with figures of three for 33 on debut and the extra yard of pace he has put on during the winter troubled most of the South African batsmen.

Sport Mayweather CEO: McGregor bout has a
Author: 0 Mayweather CEO: McGregor bout has a "different feel from the Pacquiao fight"

McGregor, 28, will be entering unknown territory as he has not stepped into a boxing ring since he was a teenager. When asked by ESPN about McGregor's future in UFC , White said: "After he fights Floyd, he wants to turn around and fight again this year and that's one of the million reasons why people love Conor McGregor ".

Author: 0 Hamilton wins as Mercedes reel off one-two finish

Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas followed Hamilton home for the team's first one-two of the season, while Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was on the bottom step of the podium for the third straight race. It was a scintillating duel between Hamilton and Vettel, adding another line in what is shaping up as a season long fight. Hamilton started on pole for the 50th edition of the Canadian Formula 1 race after putting in a pole lap of the ages on Saturday.

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

Hall of Famers Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martinez , Wade Boggs and Jim Rice joined Ortiz on the field before the game, along with family members of the other players whose numbers have already been hung on the Fenway facade. "And it will be like that until the day you die". Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello, middle, is taken out by manager John Farrell, far left, against the Los Angeles Angels in the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, June 23, 2017 , in ...

Author: 0 Hamilton pips Bottas to take 66th pole in Azerbaijan

Valtteri Bottas had a bit of a nightmare, loitering in 19th place up until five minutes to go when he made a decision to put in a proper lap and secure himself a place in Q2. They were soon split by Massa, Raikkonen, Sergio Perez and eventually Sebastian Vettel after the Ferrari man's auto needed work, though the German was quickly forced to retreat to the garage once again.

Sport 76ers, Lakers get wants, lead 1-and-done parade
Author: 0 76ers, Lakers get wants, lead 1-and-done parade

Nope. Short-term he's doesn't make Boston a title contender and long-term he doesn't have the upside of Josh Jackson , who went fourth. The Kings grabbed Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox at No. Fultz is the all-but-certain first pick in Thursday night's NBA draft and wore shoes made of - what else? - basketballs to Barclays Center for the festivities.

Author: 0 Hamilton Wins The Pole Position In Azerbaijan

Hamilton moves into second outright in the all-time pole position standings and is on course to match Michael Schumacher's tally of 68 at the British Grand Prix should he take pole at the Red Bull Ring in two weeks' time. The three-time champion Austrian, who is Mercedes' non-executive chairman, also praised the team for their work in turning around a vehicle that had struggled on Friday, when Hamilton was 10th, into the fastest just 24 hours later.

Sport Tottenham striker Harry Kane would love England captaincy
Author: 0 Tottenham striker Harry Kane would love England captaincy

Harry Kane proved why he is top class player against Scotland , says Christophe Berra . Younes got a goal of his own in the first half following a corner, and Shkodran Mustafi made it 5-0 two minutes into the second half, again coming after a corner.

Sport NBA Draft: LaVar Ball guarantees Lonzo takes Lakers to the playoffs
Author: 0 NBA Draft: LaVar Ball guarantees Lonzo takes Lakers to the playoffs

After that bit of serendipity, the Lakers made their plans for Ball well-known earlier this week when they agreed to trade point guard D'Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets. LaVar was a part of an ESPN interview just moments after his son said his first words as a member of the Lakers lineup and wasn't shy right off the bat.

Sport Confederation Cup: Germany Start With Hard-Fought Win Vs Australia
Author: 0 Confederation Cup: Germany Start With Hard-Fought Win Vs Australia

Germany went back in front again thanks to skipper Draxler who converted a 44th minute penalty to make it 2-1. It wasn't just goalkeeper Bernd Leno's two blunders but the way Germany eased off in the second half that bothered Loew. The best and worst of Ange Postecoglou's side was on display in Sochi . "(In) the second half, we had a lot of the ball and showed we were probably the team on top of the game", he said.