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Sky's the limit for baseball player, 11, born without his left hand

ABC News(NEW YORK) — July’s been a great month for Keenan Briggs and the players on the Warren County South All-Stars in Kentucky. On Wednesday, the team of 10- and 11-year-olds took home the state championship, 6-0, after winning 10 games in the postseason and scooping up the state tournament. And on July 1, during the first game of the …

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Celtics to add free-agent guard

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — The Boston Celtics are expected to sign free-agent point guard Shane Larkin, a league source tells ESPN. Larkin was the No. 18 pick in the 2013 NBA draft and last played for the NBA during the 2015-2016 season for the Brooklyn Nets. This summer the Celtics have signed nine players inlcuding All-Star Gordon Hayward. There are only six …

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Minnesota Twins close to trade for LHP Jaime Garcia

iStock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) — The Minnesota Twins are close to acquiring left-handed starter Jaime Garcia in a trade with the Atlanta Braves for a minor league player, according to ESPN sources. Garcia has a history of shoulder trouble and was 10-13 with a 4.67 ERA for the Braves last season. Garcia spent most of his injury-interrupted career with the St. Louis Cardinals …

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Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo intersted in NBA ownership

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(HOUSTON) — Dikembe Mutombo is interested in getting into NBA ownership and wants to find partners to join a bid for the Houston Rockets. Mutombo told Houston’s Fox 26 Sports, “I’m trying to convince some people about trying to buy this team. It’s one of the best franchises right now. It’s really the right time.” Mutombo …

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Carolina Panthers release OT Michael Oher

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — The Carolina Panthers have released offensive tackle Michael Oher after failing a physical. Oher has been on concussion protocol since last September. “The most important thing is his health,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “Michael’s health always came first. We were not going to force th issue. Michael understood and we expressed that …

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Scoreboard roundup -- 7/20/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 8, Boston 6Baltimore 9, Texas 7Kansas City 16, Detroit 4N.Y. Yankees 4, Seattle 1 NATIONAL LEAGUEN.Y. Mets 3, St. Louis 2Arizona 12, Cincinnati 2Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee2Atlanta 6, L.A. Dodgers 3San Diego 5, San Francisco 2 Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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ESPN: Derrick Rose in contract talks with Cleveland Cavaliers

Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Free agent Derrick Rose is in talks with the defending Eastern Conference champions, ESPN says, on a contract that would bring the former MVP to Cleveland. Sources told ESPN that Rose and the Cavaliers are discussing a one-year deal, but that Rose would also meet with the Los Angeles Lakers. Rose, …

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Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze resigns

Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(OXFORD, Miss.) — Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze resigned the position on Thursday night, effective immediately. ANNOUNCEMENT | Hugh Freeze has resigned effective immediately. Matt Luke interim head coach. Press conference live at 7:30 PM CT on ESPNews. — Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) July 20, 2017 Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork …

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WNBA Legend Sue Bird comes out as gay, opens up about relationship with soccer star Megan Rapinoe

Photo by Eddie Perlas / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — WNBA legend Sue Bird came out as gay in an article on ESPNW, and is dating U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe. But, Bird says, those close to her won’t find the revalations surprising. “I’m gay. Megan’s my girlfriend…these aren’t secrets to people who know me.” she said. “I don’t feel …

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Minnesota Timberwolves, Andrew Wiggins talking extension worth nearly $150 million

Pixfly/iStock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to lock up forward Andrew Wiggins, and a contract extension to keep him in Minneapolis could be worth nearly $150 million, according to head coach Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau spoke about the efforts to extend Wiggins’ contract at a Thursday press conference to introduce free agent signing Jamal Crawford. “We’re working on it right …

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