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Pumpsie Green, 1st Black Player on Boston Red Sox, Dies

BOSTON — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. "Pumpsie Green occupies a special place in our history. He was, by his own admission, a reluctant pionee...
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49ers Sign K Robbie Gould to Four-Year Contract

SANTA CLARA — Kicker Robbie Gould signed a four-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday instead of playing this season on the franchise tag. "Over the years, Robbie has established himself as on...
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Boxing Great Pernell Whitaker Dies; Hit by Car in Virginia

Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a ca...
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Alex Morgan, US Women’s Soccer Team Honored at ESPYS

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. women's national soccer team celebrated its Women's World Cup victory on both coasts Wednesday, honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City before jetting to the West Coast and collecting trophies at The ESPYS. Alex Morgan won ...
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49ers’ Garoppolo Goes to QB School Before Training Camp

SANTA CLARA — Jimmy Garoppolo is going to summer school before starting training camp with the San Francisco 49ers. "We're sticking to mechanics and the basics. That's what quarterbacking comes down to. You have to be really good with the basics and do them...
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