Where does J.J. Redick rank among the NBA's all-time greatest shooters?

  • NBA Dallas Mavericks Los Angeles Clippers Orlando Magic Philadelphia 76ers 夜网论坛 Where does J.J. Redick rank among the NBA's greatest all-time shooters?It's a question I found myself asking after the sharpshooter announced his retirement on Tuesday following a 15-year career that included stints with the Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks. Drafted 11th overall by the Magic in 2006 following a standout four-year career at Duke where he was a national player of the year, two-time All-American, two-time ACC player of the year and four-time All-ACC selection, Redick developed into one of the most productive 3-point shooters in NBA history.NBA OFFSEASON GRADES: West | East After an uneven start to his career that left many wondering if Redick's otherwordly shooting ability could make up for some ballhandling and defensive shortcomings in the NBA, Redick finally found his stride in his eighth season after joining the LA Clippers. Redick's ultra-competitive swagger fit perfectly alongside Chris Pa[......]

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    Tigers' Miguel Cabrera hits 400th homer, waits out rain to make it official

  • Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera reached a couple of milestones Saturday, but they required a measure of patience thanks to Mother Nature. The five夜网论坛-time Silver Slugger hit his 400th career home run in the top of the first inning of Detroit's 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Cardinals. A 1-hour, 20-minute rain delay in the bottom of the inning halted the game before it could become official. MORE: Morneau to the DL | Fan makes crazy home run catch | Mock Draft On top of reaching the 400-home run plateau, Cabrera also passed Andres Galarraga for most career homers by a Venezuelan-born player. Saturday marked the third straight day in which Cabrera has homered — he hit two Thursday in a Tigers win — and he now has 10 home runs this season to complement a sterling .333 batting average.[......]

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    Nightly 9: Chris Heston throws first no-hitter of season; Joey Votto bashes three HRs

  • Baseball Each night we'll provide you with the nine top story lines from the day's action, beginning with the stars of the day, and look ahead to the next day's matchups.Where do we begin? Trying to piece together the important events across on Tuesday is no small feat. MORE: Tanaka outduels Scherzer in October setting | Who is Chris Heston? | Heston LL coach at parkAlbert Pujols got things started when he tied Mickey Mantle for 16th on the all-time home run list with No. 536. Shortly after, Reds first baseman Joey Votto sent a third ball into orbit in the seventh inning of an 11-2 thrashing of the Phillies, joining Johnny Bench as the only players in franchise history to amass three, three-home run games. But both of those accomplishments fail to compare to the night Giants starting pitcher Chris Heston had. Heston, 27, threw the 17th no-hitter in Giants history, and the first of the 2015 season. He also became the first pitcher since Sandy Koufax in 1965 to strike out the side to complete a no-hitter. Heston finished wit夜网论坛h 11 strikeouts and no walks, although he did hit three batters.As if all that wasn't enough, Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion took matters into his own hands when he hit a two-run, walkoff home run against the Marlins.Got all that? Good, because here's more:Impact playersC — Buster Posey, Giants: Not only did Posey go 3 for 5 with a run scored at the plate, he also called a no-hitter[......]

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    Nightly 9: Edwin Encarnacion clobbers 3 home runs, 9 RBIs in demolition of Tigers

  • Baseball Each night we'll provide you with the nine top story lines from the day's action, beginning with the stars of the day, and look ahead to the next day's matchups.Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion blasted three home runs and had nine RBIs in a 15-1 win against the Tigers on Saturday. August has been kind to Encarnacion, who extended his hitting streak to an -leading 24 games, which is also the fifth-longest in Blue Jays history. Encarnacion has seven home runs and 25 RBIs this month and has raised his average from .241 to .269 in the process.Encarnacion also joined Roy Howell as the only other Blue Jay to have nine RBIs in a game. But it wasn't just Encarnacion who had a big day for Toronto. MVP candidate Josh Donaldson went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Outfielder Ben Revere went 4 for 5 with a run and an RBI, and second baseman Ryan Goins went 3 for 5 with two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base.Toronto has scored 709 runs this season, which is 105 more than any other team. The Jays also lead with 21 10-run games.Here are more highlights from Saturday’s games:Impact Players:C — Stephen Vogt, Athletics: Vogt has cooled off since his torrid star夜网论坛t to the season, but he went 3 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs in a win against the Diamondbacks.1B — Joey Votto, Reds: Votto went 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs to lead the Reds to a win over the Brewers.2B — Scooter Gennet[......]

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    Tigers to fire manager Brad Ausmus at end of season, reports say

  • Baseball Tigers manager Brad Ausmus reportedly will not see the final season of his three-year contract despite leading the team to a division title in his first year.Tigers owner Mike Ilitch intends to fire Ausmus after this season ends, s夜网论坛ources told the Detroit Free Press late Thursday, capping a disappointing season for a club expected to be a serious American League contender.  MORE: Worst September collapse for every team | Get an update on each league's playoff raceAusmus told the Detroit News early Friday via text that he has not aware of such a decision. "I haven’t been told anything," he said.According to the Free Press, Ilitch planned to fire Ausmus much earlier this season, but former president and general manager Dave Dombrowski was against the move. Ilitch surprised many when he fired Dombrowski in early August. Al Avila, Dombrowski's top assistant, took over in his stead.A report by WDIV-TV in Detroit said former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is a candidate to replace Ausmus if he's fired.Currently last in the AL Central with a 64-76 record, the Tigers dealt stars Yoenis Cespedes, David Price and Joakim Soria at the trade deadline, evidence of their attempt to rebuild on the fly and regain their status as an AL power quickly. Injuries to Miguel Cabrera, Jose Iglesias, Joe Nathan, Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez set the Tigers back earlier this season, and were largely to blame for costing them[......]

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    Yankee’s Carlos Beltran offers support for ‘joyous guy’ Jose Reyes

  • Baseball While many are calling for to drop the hammer on Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes following his domestic violence arrest, Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran is singing a different tune."I sent a message to support (Reyes),"夜网论坛 Beltran said, via the New York Post. "It’s very sad news what happened. … I consider him like a brother. He’s a joyous guy, so what happened really surprised me." MORE: Rob Manfred needs to make strong statement when disciplining ReyesReyes allegedly grabbed his wife, Katherine, by the throat and shoved her into a glass door inside their room at Four Seasons Resort at Wailea in Hawaii. Reyes was arrested late on Oct. 31 after hotel security notified police. commissioner Rob Manfred said the incident is “an issue of concern” and the league will reference its domestic abuse policy before handing down any punishment for the Rockies shortstop.Beltran, who played with Reyes during his time with the Mets, seems to believe Reyes’ wrongdoing won’t follow the dynamic player."He knows he made a mistake and he’s gonna do everything he can to make it better," Beltran said.[......]

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    Phillies express confidence in manager Pete Mackanin with new deal

  • 夜网论坛 Baseball Pete Mackanin has a little more job security entering his first season as a full-time major league manager.The Phillies announced Friday they have replaced the contract Mackanin signed last fall with a new two-year deal through 2017 that includes a team option for 2018. Mackanin previously had been under contract only for 2016, with a team option for next year.  Mackanin has run the Phillies' dugout since Ryne Sandberg resigned last June 26. He was named full-time manager Sept. 22.MORE: Phils have some potential breakout stars | Offseason winners and loers The 64-year-old was a journeyman infielder during his playing days but has long enjoyed a reputation for the way he works with players. He previously served as interim manager of the Pirates in 2005 and the Reds in 2007. He led Cincinnati to a 41-39 record after replacing Jerry Narron but was passed over for the full-time job in favor of Dusty Baker.The Phillies have finished in last place the last two years, losing 99 games in 2015. They haven't made the playoffs since 2011, the year they capped their run of five consecutive NL East titles.[......]

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    Mike Trout engaged after high-flying proposal

  • We learned Saturday that Angels superstar outfielder Mike Trout got engaged this week.SN50: Trout No. 1 on our list of the best in baseball We also learned that the skies were quite friendly when he popped the question to girlfriend Jessica Cox. Trout's Instagram tells 夜网论坛the story. She said yes!!!A photo posted by Mike Trout (@miketrout) on Jul 2, 2016 at 3:38pm PDTMORE: Athletes and celebrity couples Of course the weather was clear for the big day, because Trout is a budding metorologist and . . . OK, maybe it was just a happy coincidence that the skywritten proposal had a clear blue backdrop.Either way, congrats on the budding nuptials, Mike and Jessica.[......]

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    Snow-ball: The time a game was delayed by snow on Independence Day

  • Fireworks will fill the sky at minor league ballparks across the country tonight. Snowflakes filled the sky at a Western League game on this day in 1886.“On July 4, 1886, a game between the Leadville and St. Joseph clubs, at Leadville, Colo., was stopped by a snow storm,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. “This is the only game on record that was ever stopped by a snow storm on July 4.” The icy interruption lasted a half hour. Leadville is 10,150 feet above sea level, almost twice the elevation of Denver. The average low in July is 38 degrees and teams traveling there braced themselves for the bleak climate. There were snow stoppages in June also.MORE: Halfway home: Where last 10 World Series champs stood   The altitude brought both low temperatures and high scores. Leadville won a game 42-1 a few years earlier.Leadville was the top silver mining town in the country in the 1880s and its population swelled to 15,000 with people moving there trying to strike it rich. Attending ballgames became the top hobby for the miners, so the city built a 1,000-seat ballpark with grandstands and clubhouses.It was at that very ballpark that the crowd patiently waited out the ballpark blizzard and later watched players endure slushy conditions on a summer day.MORE: America's finest Fourth of July sports moments  Lead夜网论坛ville hasn’t hosted professional baseball since 1898, but it will always be part of minor league history for a frosty Fourth of July in 1886.Tim Hagerty is the bro[......]

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    Curt Schilling vows to run for political office

  • Baseball 夜网论坛 Curt Schilling — in the White House?That is what the former Red Sox pitcher promised in an explicit Facebook rant Sunday when he posted a link to California state Representative Leland Yee weapons trafficking conviction. Yee was notorious for gun control while in office. “Can’t get over just how fraudulent the entire party is. From Obama, Clinton to Pelosi and Reid to this a—,” Schilling wrote in his post.MORE: A history of controversial Schilling comments Naturally, people fired back at Schilling on the post, to which he made several replies, including a promise to run for political office.A commenter posted, "Too bad you won't win the upcoming election," to which Schilling replied, "I am going to run soon."He continued, "State office first, White House in eight years. ... or four if by some amazing illegal event this country elects another Clinton."The comments kept rolling in, and Schilling was quick to fire back, saying that the U.S. media is “liberal, biased and full of s—.”[......]

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