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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Does Red Sox star Mookie Betts see himself as a team leader? "I'm only 24, so it's kind of hard to tell some 30-year-old man, 'Let's go,'" he said before Boston Baseball Writers' Dinner. "I try to lead by example."

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Thomas should return to All-Star Game

Kevin Pelton selects Isaiah Thomas to make his second straight appearance in the mid-season gala. The East would be foolish not to have him on the court during the fourth quarter. Pelton's All-Star reserves (Insider)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Tho finished tied with DeMar DeRozan in the voting among fans, media, and current players. DeRozan earned the starting spot based on tie-breaker — the fan vote — after finishing one spot ahead of Thomas. The final vote breakdown: DeRozan at 796,112; Thomas at 755,102.