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TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Rangers at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Reds at Cubs, 2 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Pirates at Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Orioles at Dodgers, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Utah Summer League, Celtics vs. Jazz, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Utah Summer League, Magic vs. Heat, 1 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Utah Summer League, Clippers vs. Knicks, 3 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Utah Summer League, 76ers vs. Spurs, 5 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Utah Summer League, Pistons vs. Pacers, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
WNBA: Sky at Lynx, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Cycling: Tour de France, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 8 a.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Ben Simmons, the No. 1 pick in last month’s NBA draft, could not finish his summer league debut against the Celtics in Salt Lake City, as he was helped off the court with leg cramps in the fourth quarter. Celtics top pick Jaylen Brown, meanwhile, showed flashes of why the C’s took him third overall.

Simmons will be held out of Tuesday’s game against the Spurs, but he played down the issue.

“It’s been about four months since I played, that’s the main reason,” Simmons said. “More fluids. It’s just an adjustment. The game’s a lot harder, a lot quicker. It’s just one of those things you have to stay on.

“That’s the worst I’ve ever cramped up. I’m definitely going to stay on that.”

Sixers summer league coach Billy Lange said the team will be cautious with the new face of the franchise.

“We might have been able to put him back in, but on July 4, we didn’t need to create those fireworks,” Lange said. “We’ve got a long summer league schedule ahead of us.”

In just under 24 minutes, Simmons recorded 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists with one turnover. He hit just 2-of-9 shots from the field but all six of his free throws in his team’s 102-94 loss.

He started the game being guarded by Brown and guarding him in return. Brown finished with 16 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots. He hit 2-of-7 from the field, making a 3-pointer for his first basket, and made 11-of-17 free throw attempts — going to the line eight more times than any other player in the game as he used his explosiveness to get to the rim.

“Just trying to get to the basket, draw some fouls, make the open reads,” Brown said. “Just getting used to getting up and down, playing with professionals. Just getting my feet wet, and next game will be better.”

Said Celtics guard Terry Rozier: “We need a guy who can play above the rim like that. He was drawing oohs and ahhs. He impressed me, too.”

Rozier led the Celtics with 18 points and five assists, while R.J. Hunter scored 17 points.

— The Knicks continue to fill out their roster with injury risks, agreeing to a deal with point guard Brandon Jennings, reportedly a one-year pact for $5 million.

Jennings, 26, suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in January 2015 and missed a year of action. He shot 37 percent in the 48 games he played last season after his return — 23 games for the Pistons, then the remaining 25 with the Magic after a trade.

The No. 10 overall pick by the Bucks in 2009, Jennings averaged 19.1 points and 5.5 assists in 2011-12. He was sent to the Pistons in 2013 in a sign-and-trade and never reached the same heights.

Tweeted Jennings on Monday: Can’t wait to play in the Mecca!! Excited to be joining such a historic franchise @NYKNICKS!!!

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 5, 1970, which player just acquired from the Brewers made his Red Sox debut pinch-hitting in the fifth inning and hit a game-tying inside-the-park home run in an 8-4 victory over the Indians?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It really pains me to know that I will disappoint so many people with this choice, but I believe I am doing what I feel is the right thing at this point in my life and my playing career.” — Kevin Durant, in announcing Monday that he will leave the Thunder and sign with the Warriors

STAT OF THE DAY: 13 — Extra-base hits by the Red Sox, who had 21 hits overall in Monday 12-5 victory over the Rangers

‘NET RESULTS: Fans in Oklahoma City do not take Kevin Durant’s departure well.

Warriors star Steph Curry surprises some basketball campers in their dorm rooms.

Gymnast Simone Biles does a front flip as she throws out the first pitch before Monday’s Astros game.

TRIVIA ANSWER: John Kennedy

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Huey Lewis was born on this day in 1950.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
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