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THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Washington at New York, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Minnesota at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: Davidson at La Salle, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Maryland at Iowa, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Richmond at Dayton, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: UConn at SMU, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: California at Oregon, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Clemson at Louisville, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Memphis at Houston, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: UNC Asheville at Winthrop, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Arizona St. at UCLA, 11 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Gonzaga at Santa Clara, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
Women’s college basketball: Wake Forest at North Carolina, 7 p.m. (NESN Plus)
Women’s college basketball: Michigan at Maryland, 6 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Women’s college basketball: Purdue at Indiana, 8 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
AROUND THE WEB:
— Former Red Sox first baseman and native New Englander Jeff Bagwell was one of three former players voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, it was announced Wednesday night.
Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez and Tim Raines were the other two players voted into the Hall. Former MLB commissioner Bug Selig and Braves president John Schuerholz were also voted in.
Bagwell, who grew up a Red Sox fan in Killingworth, Conn. played with the Red Sox in the Gulf Coast League and Winter Haven in 1989. He was traded to Houston and played 15 seasons with the Astros.
“I don’t even know how I’m supposed to react,” Bagwell said Wednesday night. “It’s been a whirlwind. It’s been fun and exciting. My family is very, very excited for this thing. … I could not be more excited. It’s a weird thing to be a Hall of Famer. I wrote it on a ball tonight, and it was kind of crazy. So it was cool.”
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on July 30 in Cooperstown.
— After this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class was announced Wednesday night, athletes and the inductees themselves reacted to the results on Twitter.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m good.” — Tom Brady, on his health during his very focused press conference Wednesday