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Happy Bobby Bonilla Day! Why Mets pay him $1.19M every July 1

[ad_1] The calendar has shifted to July, and that can mean only one thing: It's time for Mets fans everywhere to wish each other a Happy Bobby Bonilla Day! Why? On Monday, 56-year-old Bobby Bonilla will collect a check for $1,193,248.20 from the New York Mets, as he has and will every July 1 from 2011 through 2035.What happened?In 2000, the Mets agreed to buy out the remaining $5.9 million

Isaiah Thomas, Wizards agree to deal

[ad_1] Free-agent point guard Isaiah Thomas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards, league sources tell ESPN.The Wizards lost point guard Tomas Satoransky to the Chicago Bulls on a three-year, $30 million contract on Monday, opening an opportunity for Thomas to be a backup point guard for the franchise. The 30-year-old met with interim general manager Tommy Sheppard on Monday night.Thomas is optimistic that the surgically repaired
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Hits keep coming, but resilient Seattle Storm persevere

[ad_1] 3:45 PM ETMechelle CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Last September, the Seattle Storm finished off a WNBA championship season with a sweep, and everyone asked, "Who can stop the Storm from repeating?"Now as we start July 2019, the question is, "How have the Storm managed to

AAF cofounder alleges player fraud in filing

[ad_1] Charlie Ebersol, the cofounder of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football, responded to a lawsuit filed by the league's former players by alleging that it was the AAF players who committed "intentional misrepresentations" and fraud, legal documents show.The players, in their class-action suit filed in April, alleged that Ebersol and co-defendants Tom Dundon and Legendary Field Exhibitions, LLC, among others, were the ones who committed fraud and didn't live
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Neville irritated with USWNT over hotel visit

[ad_1] England Women's manager Phil Neville was irritated to discover the Americans scoping out England's hotel as he prepared for the World Cup semifinal against the United States.U.S. coach Jill Ellis said it was a sign of good preparation rather than arrogance, but Neville suggested it could be a disciplinary matter for the staff dispatched to the hotel -- and bad etiquette.- Neville: U.S. star Rapinoe wrecked my watch- Hamilton:
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Fantasy baseball daily notes — Pitcher and hitter rankings for Tuesday

[ad_1] Jun 29, 2019Todd ZolaFantasy CloseWriting on fantasy baseball game theory and player analysis since 1997 Winner of the 2013 Fantasy Sports Writer's Association Best Baseball ArticleThe Tuesday slate is rich! There are several pitchers to choose from, some who might be worth keeping well beyond Tuesday. The hitting pool has several guys who are far too available given what they have achieved over the past month-plus.Many have assumed full-time

Blackhawks agree to deals with goalie Lehner, F Carpenter

[ad_1] CHICAGO (AP) — Robin Lehner thinks he is heading into his prime. The Chicago Blackhawks hope he is right. Lehner agreed to a $5 million, one-year deal with Chicago on Monday, jumping on the opportunity after talks with the New York Islanders broke down and giving the Blackhawks one of the best goaltending tandems in the NHL. “I’m 27 turning 28, and I truly in my soul know I
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Andrade and Charlo in position to face off to see who steps forward

[ad_1] Opening Bell: Middleweight realityMost would view unified middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez and former unified champion Gennady Golovkin as the best fighters in the 160-pound division. But with former titlist Daniel Jacobs coming off a decision loss to Alvarez in May and planning to move up to super middleweight, that means the next-best middleweights are titleholders Demetrius Andrade and Jermall Charlo, in whichever order you want to put them.Both

Ex-Warriors F Bell to join Wolves, source says

[ad_1] Forward Jordan Bell has agreed to a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, a league source confirmed to ESPN.According to Yahoo! Sports, which first reported the deal, Bell's contract is for one year and $1.6 million.Bell was drafted in the second round of the 2017 draft by the Chicago Bulls but was traded on draft night to the Golden State Warriors. He was part of the 2017-18 Golden State championship

Leafs acquire defenseman Tyson Barrie in trade with Avs

[ad_1] TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired defenseman Tyson Barrie, forward Alex Kerfoot and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft from the Colorado Avalanche on Monday. Toronto is sending Colorado forward Nazem Kadri, defenseman Calle Rosen and its third-round selection in the 2020 draft. Colorado will retain 50 percent of Barrie’s average annual value ($5.5 million) as part of the trade. The 27-year-old Barrie played 78 games