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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A U.S. medical team has arrived in the Dominican Republic to airlift David Ortiz to Boston after the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native country. A spokesman for Ortiz says he is in stable condition in intensive care after doctors removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine. No arrest has been made in the shooting, and the motive is under investigation, with authorities looking into whether he was the target.
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors can win their first championship and end Golden State's quest for three in a row with one more victory. The Raptors can do it tonight in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto. All-star warrior guard, who has been sidelined due to an injury could play for the first time in the series The two-time NBA Finals MVP, has been sidelined more than a month with a strained calf.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker has announced he's retiring from the NBA after 18 seasons. The 37-year-old guard said on Twitter that it was emotional decision and that it has been an "incredible journey." Parker played 17 seasons for the San Antonio Spurs and made the postseason every year of his career before joining the Hornets and missing out last season. He was selected to the All-Star team six times and was named second-team All-NBA three times.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback David Fales and waived quarterback Connor Cook.
Detroit also added offensive lineman Luke Bowanko and released safety David Jones on Monday. Fales replaces Cook as a backup candidate behind Matthew Stafford and Tom Savage. Fales, who played in Miami the previous two years, has completed 29 of 43 passes in his career for 265 yards with one touchdown and an interception. The former San Jose State star was drafted in 2014 by Chicago in the sixth round.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson says he will never again discuss the murders of his ex-wife and her friend. The crimes occurred 25 years ago this week in Los Angeles, and Simpson tells The Associated Press he and his family have moved on and entered what he calls the "no negative zone." He says that means they focus only on the positive. But that's not the case for the families of victims Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. They still grieve and believe Simpson got away with murder when he was acquitted.
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