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Lonzo Ball tosses first pitch at Dodgers game (1:14)

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.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Lonzo Ball here at Dodger Stadium to throw out the first pitch. Wearing BBB slides.

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Ramirez goes deep to pad Boston's lead (0:24)
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Red Sox score on a pair of wild pitches (0:49)
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Paul re-elected as NBPA president; Temple VP

Chris Paul has been re-elected as president of the National Basketball Players Association, with his new four-year term begins immediately. Garrett Temple of the Sacramento Kings was elected vice president.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

While Chris Paul is expected to opt-out to become a free agent, a source close to the veteran guard says he hasn't officially filed nor told the Clippers.

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Magic: Russell good but Lakers needed leader

Magic Johnson, calling D'Angelo Russell an "excellent player" with All-Star potential, said the Lakers traded the guard because they needed needed "somebody also that can make the other players better and also [somebody] that players want to play with."

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Magic introduces Lonzo as 'new face of Lakers'

Magic Johnson introduced No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball at the Lakers' team facility Friday and, after pointing toward a wall where several retired jerseys of Lakers icons are displayed, said to him, "We expect a Ball jersey hanging up there one day."

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Ducks re-sign Eaves to 3-year, $9.45M deal

Veteran scorer Patrick Eaves, who initially was a late-season rental for the Ducks' playoff push and cost the team a first-round pick to Dallas, has agreed to a three-year, $9.45 million contract with Anaheim.

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Hart striving to be lockdown defender for Lakers (1:47)
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Griffin would be giving up over $40M leaving the Clips (1:10)
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Will leaving Clips help Griffin or CP3 win? (1:12)
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Ortiz salutes dad, fans in speech (1:09)
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Ortiz throws first pitch to Varitek (0:22)
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Celtics too stubborn for their own good? (2:04)
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Ortiz thanks Red Sox Nation (0:50)
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Lonzo ready to rock the purple and gold (0:42)
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Hill: Lonzo might be Lakers new savior (1:54)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Strong comments from Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson on their recent trade that sent D'Angelo Russell, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft, to Brooklyn: "D'Angelo is an excellent player. He has the talent to be an All-Star. We want to thank him for what he did for us. But what I needed was a leader. I needed somebody also that can make the other players better and also [somebody] that players want to play with."