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3hMarc Stein and Chris Haynes

Sources: Cavs talked 3-way trade for George

The Cleveland Cavaliers engaged in serious three-way trade discussions leading up to the NBA draft on a deal that would have brought them Paul George from the Indiana Pacers and landed Kevin Love with the Denver Nuggets, sources told ESPN.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Caught up with Paul Pierce courtside during one BIG3 game. Flew from LA to be in Brooklyn for this. Said he's spoken to Ice Cube about playing next year. Asked him what name would be on the back of his jersey; would it be his nickname? "C'mon, man. You know it. It's gotta be The Truth."

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Bradley Jr. goes to center with a HR (0:24)
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Cowart cracks a hit and extends Angels' lead (0:32)
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Farrell ejected in loss to Angels (1:14)
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Farrell gets heated after balk call (0:34)
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Young Jr. gives Angels lead with double (0:32)
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Rutledge headed to 7-day DL

The Red Sox announced a series of moves on Saturday, which included placing INF Josh Rutledge on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Boston also added RHP Doug Fister to the roster, optioning Hector Velazquez to Triple-A Pawtucket, and selected the contract of Tzu-Wei Lin from Double-A Portland. To make room for Lin, Brock Holt (vertigo) was transferred to the 60-day DL.

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1dAlex Vigderman, Baseball Info Solutions

Ranking MLB defenses: Red Sox

An outfield that knows how to dance as well as make plays in the field has driven the Red Sox to their lofty position.

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1dCorey Pronman

2017 NHL draft grades

With the 2017 NHL draft in the books, Corey Pronman grades all 31 teams on their hauls. The Vegas Golden Knights hit the jackpot, adding four high-end prospects, but which other teams did well?

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Red Sox come out on top on Ortiz's night (1:16)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 9, Angels 4: Hanley Ramirez picked a perfect way to pay tribute to David Ortiz. Ramirez belted a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Sandy Leon added a two-run shot in the sixth to lift the Red Sox to a series-opening victory after retiring Ortiz's No. 34. But the most encouraging development for the Sox was the performance of Rick Porcello, who tossed six strong innings before allowing three runs in the seventh.