Game Wrap: Jackie Bradley Jr, Red Sox even ALCS with Astros

Red Sox pull even with Astros in ALCS

David Price went home a winner in a post-season start for the first time in his career. That, he insisted, is all he ever cared about. “This is bigger than David Price,” he said on Sunday night. “This isn’t about me. This is about the Boston Red Sox.” Price was good enough, the Red Sox relievers were even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece. Price fell one out short of qualifying

Red Sox ace Chris Sale hospitalized with stomach illness

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Canada thrashes Panama to book FIFA Women’s World Cup berth

Christine Sinclair isn’t concerned about chasing records. She’s set her sights on the World Cup. Sinclair scored twice and Canada went on to secure a spot in next year’s World Cup in France with a 7-0 victory over Panama on Sunday in the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Watch highlights from Canada’s win: Christine Sinclair and Adriana Leon each scored a brace as Canada thumped Panama 7-0 in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship. The win gives Canada a berth in the 2019 FIFA World Cup. 1:33 Sinclair now has 177th international goals. She ranks second on the

Del Potro could miss rest of season with fractured kneecap

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Stephens qualifies for WTA Finals for first time

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Djokovic extends winning run to 18 to take Shanghai title

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F1 legend Hakkinen would only return to racing to ‘kick some butt’

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Shanghai Masters: Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares lose final to Kubot and Melo

Kubot and Melo also won the Beijing Open earlier this month Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares were beaten in straight sets by Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in the Shanghai Masters doubles final. The British-Brazilian duo, who this week qualified for the ATP Finals in November, lost 6-4 6-2 to the Polish-Brazilian team. Kubot and Melo went one better than last year when they were beaten finalists. Murray and Soares have won three titles together this season. BBC Sport

Basketball Hall of Fame: Class of 2018

The 13-member Class of 2018 — including NBA legends Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash — will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 7 in Springfield, Massachusetts.


Sept. 6: Class of 2018 news conference and jacket presentation
Sept. 7: 2018 enshrinement ceremony
Sept. 8: 2018 induction celebration and ring ceremony


Ray Allen

18.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 40.0% 3-pt FG in 1,300 NBA games

  • Elected by North American Committee

  • 10-time NBA All-Star (2001-07)

  • Two-time NBA champion (2008, 2013)

  • All-time NBA leader in 3-point field goals

Presented at ceremony by: Reggie Miller (Class of 2012)

Maurice Cheeks

11.1 PPG, 6.7 APG, 2.1 SPG in 1,101 NBA games

  • Elected by North American Committee

  • Four-time NBA All-Star

  • Five-time NBA All-Defensive Team

  • Fifth all time in NBA in steals

Presented at ceremony by: Billy Cunningham (Class of 1986) and Julius Erving (Class of 1993)

Charles “Lefty” Driesell

  • Elected by North American Committee

  • 786-394 in 41 seasons as NCAA coach

  • One of 11 coaches to lead four schools to the NCAA tournament

  • Only coach to win at least 100 games at four schools

Presented at ceremony by: John Thompson (Class of 1999), Mike Krzyzewski (Class of 2001) and George Raveling (Class of 2015)

Grant Hill

16.7 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 4.1 APG in 1,026 NBA games

  • Elected by North American Committee

  • Seven-time NBA All-Star

  • 1995 NBA co-Rookie of the Year

  • Two-time NCAA champion (1991, 1992)

Presented at ceremony by: Isiah Thomas (Class of 2000), Mike Krzyzewski (Class of 2001), Patrick Ewing (Class of 2008) and Alonzo Mourning (Class of 2014)

Jason Kidd

12.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 8.7 APG in 1,391 NBA games

Presented at ceremony by: Gary Payton (Class of 2013)

Steve Nash

14.3 PPG, 8.5 APG, 42.8% 3-pt FG in 1,217 NBA games

  • Elected by North American Committee

  • Two-time NBA MVP (2005, 2006)

  • Eight-time NBA All-Star

  • Third all time in NBA in assists

Presented at ceremony by: Don Nelson (Class of 2012)

Dino Radja

16.7 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 1.3 BPG in 224 NBA games

  • Elected by International Committee

  • Two-time EuroLeague champion (1989, 1990)

  • Selected as one of FIBA’s 50 Greatest Players in 1991

  • Selected as one of 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors in 2008

Presented at ceremony by: Larry Bird (Class of 1998)

Charlie Scott

20.7 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.9 APG in 717 ABA/NBA games

  • Elected by Veterans Committee

  • Five-time NBA/ABA All-Star

  • 1976 NBA champion

  • First African-American scholarship athlete at University of North Carolina

Presented at ceremony by: Dave Cowens (Class of 1991), Julius Erving (Class of 1993), Larry Brown (Class of 2002), James Worthy (Class of 2003), Jerry Colangelo (Class of 2004), Roy Williams (Class of 2007) and Spencer Haywood (Class of 2015)

Katie Smith

13.4 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 2.6 APG in 482 WNBA games

  • Elected by Women’s Committee

  • Seven-time WNBA All-Star

  • Ranks fifth all time in points scored in WNBA history

  • First female athlete in Ohio State history to have her number retired

Presented at ceremony by: Dawn Staley (Class of 2013)

Tina Thompson

15.1 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.6 APG in 496 WNBA games

  • Elected by Women’s Committee

  • Nine-time WNBA All-Star

  • Four-time WNBA champion (1997-2000)

  • First draft pick in WNBA history

Presented at ceremony by: Cheryl Miller (Class of 1995)

Rod Thorn

  • Elected by Contributor Direct Election Committee

  • Served as NBA executive vice president of basketball operations (1986-2000) and president of basketball operations (2013-2015)

  • Served as front office executive for Chicago Bulls (1978-1985), New Jersey Nets (2000-2004, 2007-08, 2010), Philadelphia 76ers (2010-2012)

  • 2002 NBA Executive of the Year

Presented at ceremony by: Jerry West (Class of 1980)

Ora Mae Washington

  • Elected by Early African-American Pioneers Committee

  • Leader of 11 consecutive Women’s Colored Basketball Championship teams (1932-42)

  • Member of Temple University Sports Hall of Fame

  • Elected to Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009

Rick Welts

  • Elected by Contributor Direct Election Committee

  • President and COO of Golden State Warriors

  • Worked in NBA league office from 1982-1999; widely credited with creation of “All-Star Weekend”

  • Served as executive for Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury for nine seasons, including two as team president

Presented at ceremony by: Bill Russell (Class of 1975), Lenny Wilkens (Class of 1989 and 1998), Annie Meyers (Class of 1993), Russ Granik (Class of 2013) and David Stern (Class of 2014)


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