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Carmelo Anthony, David Ortiz, Idalys Ortiz, Maria Isabel Urrutia, Massy Arias, National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018, Sophina DeJesus, Victor Cruz -

National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, celebrates the histories, accomplishments and contributions of Hispanics and Latinos. Here are seven athletes who have used their platforms to showcase their pride and uplift their communities: Carmelo Anthony NBA superstar and three-time Olympic gold medalist Carmelo Anthony never had the chance to […]

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David Ortiz, David Ortiz Drive, Fenway Park, National, News, Race, retired Red Sox designated hitter, Sports, Yawkey Way -

BOSTON (AP) — Boston approved a plan Thursday to change the name of Yawkey Way, […]

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Boston Marathon, Boston Red Sox, Boston Strong, Cover Stories, David Ortiz, Fenway Park, MLB, MLB Playoffs, Sports Illustrated -

April 20, 2013, at Fenway Park — it was the most Boston of all days. Just five days before, two young men had left bombs near the iconic finish line of the Boston Marathon. In those five days, the city had endured the deaths of three people at the blast site, injuries to 264, a […]

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A Conversation with The President, All Day, Barack Obama, Daily Dose, David Ortiz, Donald Trump -

Hope everyone had a good Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Personally, I talked to Sports Illustrated‘s Richard Deitsch about The Undefeated and the general state of affairs in sports media these days. Check it out here or here. Today’s the big day. President Barack Obama will be at North Carolina A&T University today for a television special […]

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Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, David Ortiz, Ken Bone, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. The Cleveland Indians advanced to the American League Championship Series on Monday night by beating the Boston Red Sox, 4-3, and completing the three-game sweep. Yes, Boston’s season has come to an end, but more importantly … The end of an era … pic.twitter.com/TX8dTc6XMy — ESPN (@espn) October 11, 2016 … it’s the […]

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Cover Stories, David Ortiz, MLB -

When he made his big-league debut, David Arias informed the Minnesota Twins: He preferred to go by the name “David Ortiz.” Little was known about David Arias when he debuted for the Minnesota Twins on Sept. 2, 1997. He’d toiled in the minor leagues for several years with Seattle Mariners Single A affiliate the Wisconsin […]

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Barry Bonds, David Ortiz, Minnesota Vikings, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Raise your hand if you thought the Minnesota Vikings would be this dominant and interesting without Adrian Peterson and Teddy Bridgewater. Us neither. Monday night, the Vikings improved to 4-0 and shut down the visiting New York Giants and their exceptional trio of wide receivers. We even had an enraged Odell Beckham Jr. […]

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A.J. Green, David Ortiz, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. After clubbing 53 home runs against the New York Yankees over his career, Thursday night marked the last time Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz would ever play at Yankee Stadium. But instead of an embittered night with fans yelling at him on his way out, Ortiz was treated to a delightful night […]

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Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. It isn’t often that a team can blow a 3-0 lead, give up a grand slam, lose the game, 5-3, and still consider the night a bona fide, indisputable win — but that’s what happened to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. After serving up a walk-off grand slam to New York […]

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2016 Elections, All Day, Daily Dose, David Ortiz, Hillary Clinton, MLB, NFL -

Happy Monday, folks. Hope you all got your NFL fix. The presidential race took an odd turn Sunday. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, at a 9/11 commemoration event, was forced to leave after a medical episode. It’s particularly awkward because Republican nominee Donald Trump had been crassly referring to her health situation as a matter […]

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Business, David Ortiz, Dwyane Wade, Julius Erving, Robert Griffin III, Stephen Curry -

A mouthguard that was picked up by a fan at a Golden State Warriors road game in December sold for $3,190 in an auction by California-based SCP Auctions on Sunday. The game-chewed mouthguard and carrying case are both detailed with his name. In a recent story, ESPN’s Darren Rovell mentioned that Curry told late-night comedian […]

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David Ortiz, Russell Westbrook, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Fell asleep early Wednesday night? You might have missed some pretty seismic basketball news: Russell Westbrook is signing a new three-year, $85.7 million deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. So many folks just assumed that with Kevin Durant gone, Westbrook would bolt from town the moment this season expired so he could play […]

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David Ortiz, Dirk Nowitzki, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz is on a farewell tour right now as his final Major League Baseball season comes to a close, and his most recent stop was at the Los Angeles Angels. So what did former American League MVP Mike Trout do to honor Big Papi? Dress like him, of […]

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2016 MLB All-Star Game, Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz, MLB -

Before the 2016 MLB All-Star Game, Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez promised that if he got a chance to face his favorite player growing up, he’d groove three fastballs down the pipe to Boston Red Sox slugger David “Big Papi” Ortiz. When Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken ripped a home run off Los Angeles Dodger Chan […]

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2016 MLB All-Star Game, Bryce Harper, David Ortiz, Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts -

When the 87th Major League Baseball All-Star Game kicks off Tuesday night in San Diego, there will be familiar sights – Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is batting cleanup for the American League, marking his 10th and final All-Star game appearance, for example, but there will be other, bolder, more different optics too. As […]

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Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz, Juan Uribe, What Had Happened Was -

SOCIAL STATUS On Wednesday, our friend Jon “Boog” Sciambi retold an excellent story while he was calling the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox game on ESPN2. As the tale goes, Sciambi and David “Big Papi” Ortiz were in a hotel elevator in 2015 when two young cats got in the elevator and immediately knew Big Papi […]

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Blacks In Baseball, Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz, Diversity, Jackie Robinson Day, Major League Baseball, MLB, News, Opinion, Sports, St Louis Cardinals, World Series -

OPINION - Tonight’s World Series features a not-so-subtle, baseball tradition - a startlingly low number of African-American players on the field...

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