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July 23rd, 2019

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1. NEWS

The Associated Press

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Mariano Rivera, the career saves leader and the first player unanimously voted into the Hall by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, was greeted by chants of his name from the adoring crowd as he stepped to the podium in a fitting close to Sunday’s ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y. (READ) by Frank Miles

Mariano Rivera, the first unanimous Hall of Famer, thanks the fans, teammates and his native Panama in his full acceptance speech.

Edgar Martinez is inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Brandy Halladay accepts the honor for the late Roy Halladay‘s induction into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Mike Mussina is inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

2. NEWS

Quinn Cook, LeBron James, Lakers

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Having grown up in the Washington, D.C. area, new Lakers point guard Quinn Cook had already established a relationship with Kevin Durant before the two played together for the Golden State Warriors. But Cook also has ties to one of the other megastars in the game, his new teammate: LeBron James. (READ) by

Los Angeles Lakers have claimed Kostas Antetokounmpo off free agency waivers to a two way deal.

Bomani Jones and Pablo S. Torre react to Anthony Davis‘ comments in an interview with Rachel Nichols, in which he did not commit to staying with LeBron James, Rob Pelinka and the Los Angeles Lakers beyond this season.

Jalen Rose reacts to the Milwaukee Bucks being the early 2019-20 NBA title favorites heading into the season with a top-5 list of his own, headlined by the new-look Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers.

Nick Friedell and David Jacoby react to Adrian Wojnarowski‘s report that trade talks have stalled involving Chris Paul, and that CP3 is expected to start the season with the Oklahoma City Thunder amid discussion he might go to the Miami Heat.

3. NEWS

baker mayfield

Feeling dangerous isn’t just a saying for Baker Mayfield, it is a lifestyle. The Cleveland Browns quarterback has quickly become the face of the franchise and is ready to lead them to the promised land—exuberating his swagger along the way. (READ) by

Domonique Foxworth says the Cleveland Browns are going to encourage Odell Beckham Jr. to be himself, unlike the New York Giants did, following Baker Mayfield’s comments that Odell wants “to play in front of fans who actually care.”

Mina Kimes joins Outside the Lines to discuss her conversation with Baker Mayfield about his upbringing, leadership and becoming a franchise quarterback. Kimes also shares Mayfield’s expectations for the Cleveland Browns after acquiring Odell Beckham Jr.

Adam Schefter, Louis Riddick and Keyshawn Johnson debate whether the NFL should have an 18-game regular season and whether it would be wise to eliminate the preseason.

Von Miller wasn’t shy about the fact that he wants to eventually hold the all-time sack record and also reveals how Bruce Smith helped at his game at the pass-rush summit.

4. The best of the rest…

Check out all the highlights from Stage 15 of the 2019 Tour de France.

Irishman Shane Lowry secured the Claret Jug by dominating the field at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

Olympic Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins the women’s 100m with a time of 10.77.

Full highlights from Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race from New Hampshire.

 

 

 

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