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John Lynch: Colin Kaepernick should say he’s committed to football

By Michael David Smith San Francisco General Manager John Lynch says he’s sure Colin Kaepernick is committed to being an NFL quarterback. But he thinks some of his colleagues around the league are less convinced of that, and Lynch has urged Kaepernick to let the world know how much he wants to play. Lynch said on KNBR that he has spoken to Kaepernick and urged him to give an interview in which he explains h ...

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Claressa Shields to fight for super middleweight title in just fourth pro bout

By Kevin Iole Claressa Shields won’t make history when, in just her fourth professional fight, she challenges unbeaten WBC super middleweight champion Nikki Adler for the title on Aug. 4 on Showtime at the MGM Grand Detroit, but it is nonetheless a mind-blowing accomplishment. Shields, 22, is 3-0 with one knockout as a pro. She is best known, to this point in her career for winning the Olympic middleweight ...

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Miguel Sano To Compete In Home Run Derby

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins will find out soon if Miguel Sano will be a starter in the All-Star Game, but he’ll also be smashing home runs at the mid-summer classic. Sano will participate in the Home Run Derby. Sano leads the Twins with 18 home runs in 70 games and is hiiting .274 with 53 RBI and 41 walks. In 116 games last year, he hit 25 home runs and had 66 RBI. He’s been a big reason the Twins are ...

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Westbrook named NBA MVP after historic season with Oklahoma City Thunder

By Frank Pingue Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook put the finishing touch on a magical season by being named the Most Valuable Player of the 2016-17 campaign at the NBA’s inaugural awards show. Westbrook, who became only the second player and first in 55 years to average a triple-double for an entire season, won the award over Houston Rockets guard James Harden and San Antonio Spurs forwar ...

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Free agent Williams suspended indefinitely

By Alex Butler The NFL banned running back Karlos Williams indefinitely for violating the league’s policy and program for substance of abuse for a third time. The suspension was first reported by ESPN and confirmed by NFL Network. Williams, 24, ran for 517 yards and seven scores in 2015 for the Buffalo Bills. He was held out of minicamp in 2016 for being overweight. He was suspended for four games last July ...

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Lakers trade D’Angelo Russell to Nets as part of cap-clearing move

By Adrian Wojnarowski With Los Angeles preparing to draft second overall in the NBA draft, the Lakers agreed to a cap-clearing trade that will send point guard D’Angelo Russell and center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told The Vertical. The Lakers will get center Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in the draft, league sources told The Vertical. The deal clears the way for the Lakers to dr ...

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