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Bill Russell kneels with Presidential Medal in pic

Bill Russell, in a kneeling pose that surfaced online, donned his Presidential Medal of Freedom in an apparent response and show of solidarity over President Trump's recent controversial comments regarding NFL players.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers reach 100 wins for the first time since 1974. The Cubs are one win away from the NL Central title. The Rockies fail to increase their lead on the Brewers and Rockies. The magic number update: Cubs 1; Twins 2 (to clinch wild card); Red Sox 3 (to clinch AL East); Rockies 5 (to clinch wild card); Dodgers 2 (to clinch No. 1 seed in NL); Indians 5 (to clinch No. 1 seed in AL).

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Betts bests other BoSox

Mookie Betts reached triple digits in RBIs with two on Monday night. Last season, he led the Red Sox in hits and runs but his 31 home runs and 113 RBIs trailed David Oritiz's 38 and 127.

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Hayward prepared for the pressure in Boston (3:23)
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Tatum talks about his connection with Kyrie (0:15)
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Brown says Celtics should aim for NBA title (0:43)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had the following players in for free-agent workouts: C Gino Gradkowski; DB Harold Jones-Quartey; G Nate Theaker; and G Earl Watford. Also, the team made a move on its practice squad, re-signing DB Jomal Wiltz and releasing DB Robert Nelson Jr.

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LeBron was 'ready' to give Kyrie the Cavs' keys

For the first time, Cavaliers star LeBron James publicly opened up about Kyrie Irving's trade request, saying Monday that he went through a range of emotions but ultimately understood the new Celtics star guard's request.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Bill Belichick: "I have immense respect and admiration for our players, for how they conduct themselves professionally as New England Patriots and for how they represent themselves, their families and community as men. I have coached football for over four decades and one of the greatest things about being in this environment is the diversity of people, backgrounds, viewpoints and relationships we are fortunate to experience. As with any large group of people, there is a variety of perspectives and opinions on many topics. Discussions occur between myself, individual players, groups and the entire team on an ongoing basis. They concern the team and other issues surrounding the team. I am going to keep the specifics of those conversations private. I will do what I feel is best for the team in my role as head coach and collectively, we will work together to find the best way to proceed."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Is there something LeBron James could have done to keep Kyrie Irving in Cleveland? "Even if there are things, it's not anybody else's business," said Irving. "It's really between two men. ... If [a conversation] happens or not, I'm pretty sure you guys won't know about it."