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MICHAEL BARI SHOW FRIDAY JULY 6, 2018 SPORTS NEWS & NOTES

Red Sox ace Chris Sale faces Jason Hammel on Friday in Kansas City. At the World Cup, France meets Uruguay and Brazil takes on Belgium in two quarterfinal matchups Though Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic recently reported that trade talks surrounding Manny Machado have “accelerated” this week, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweets that teams still aren’t offering […]

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES – LEBRON, GEORGE, LEONARDS ALL WORKING THE FREE AGENT MARKET

The NBA has reportedly informed teams the salary cap for the 2018-19 season will sit at $101.8 million, according to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski. That represents a modest increase over last season’s $99.1 million cap figure. The NBA also confirmed the new luxury tax threshold has been set at $123.7 million. The salary-cap floor—which is 90 percent of the total salary-cap figure, according […]

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Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba isn’t here for hangers-on. After being selected sixth in Thursday’s NBA draft, the 7-foot-1 center shot down chatter he was involved with a young woman, after the Instagram user posted a photo of the two, leaving followers to ponder their relationship status. Modal TriggerMo BambaNBAE/Getty Images “I honestly really don’t even […]