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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Rangers at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, ESPN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Marlins at Mets, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Orioles at Dodgers, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Magic vs. Knicks, 1 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Mavericks vs. Hornets, 3 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Pacers vs. Thunder, 5 p.m. (NBA TV)
MLS: New York City FC at Revolution, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
Soccer: European Championship semifinals, Portugal vs. Wales, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Cycling: Tour de France, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 8 a.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to prison for shooting his girlfriend and killing her. (Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for shooting his girlfriend and killing her. (Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

— Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison — well below South Africa’s minimum sentence of 15 years for murder — and will be eligible for parole after three years, in a decision announced Wednesday morning at a courtroom in Pretoria, South Africa.

Pistorius was calm as the decision was announced, embracing family members before being led away.

Judge Thokozile Masipa said there were “substantial and compelling circumstances” that caused her to give the double-amputee Olympic runner a reduced sentence, citing the fact that he tried to help girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after shooting her multiple times through a bathroom door in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013. Masipa also noted that Pistorius is a “good candidate for rehabilitation” who is not likely to re-offend.

A Pistorius spokesman said the 29-year-old would not appeal the decision. “The family accepts the judgment,” Anneliese Burgess said.

Prosecutors have the option to appeal in an attempt to get a longer sentence.

Pistorius, who claims he thought Steenkamp was an intruder when he shot her, was acquitted of murder by Masipa in 2014 after a seven-month trial, convicted only of manslaughter and serving one year in prison. His conviction was upgraded to murder last year by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal.

— Jaguars running back Denard Robinson was not injured in a single-car accident over the weekend, despite being discovered asleep in his car partially submerged in a pond, according to reports out of Jacksonville, Florida.

Robinson apparently fell asleep at the wheel around 4:20 a.m. Sunday morning and his car crashed into a retention pond. A police officer helped a woman out of the car and woke up Robinson.

Authorities said Robinson was not impaired and should not face a DUI charge.

Robinson tweeted Tuesday that he was grateful to God. Wrote Robinson: I should not have been driving that late or when I was that tired, but again, I’m just glad that everyone was safe. God Bless.

— A group that includes 212 former Penn State football players petitioned the school to bring back a statue of disgraced former coach Joe Paterno. The statue was taken down in 2012 during the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case, shortly before Paterno’s death from lung cancer.

The group delivered a letter to Penn State president Eric Barron and the school’s board of trustees on Tuesday, demanding the statue be returned and the administration apologize to Paterno’s widow, Sue.

“This a common act of decency, which is both warranted and long overdue,” the letter reads.

While victims’ advocates criticized the request, the school responded by repeating that “there will be a time and place to acknowledged Joe Paterno’s many contributions,” but any communication between the president and the Paterno family would be private.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 6, 1966, the Red Sox swept a doubleheader from the Yankees. Which Red Sox pitcher won both games, and which Sox closer saved both games?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “There’s nothing positive to put out. I’m tired of this. It’s not me. I’ve got to get better.” — Red Sox pitcher David Price, who allowed a home run on the first pitch of the game and went on to suffer the loss in Tuesday’s 7-2 setback vs. the Rangers

STAT OF THE DAY: 6 — Red Sox players who were named to the American League All-Star team on Tuesday

‘NET RESULTS: Reds speedster Billy Hamilton races home from second base on a passed ball as Cubs pitcher John Lackey fails to cover the plate.

A fan at the Rays game catches a foul ball in his hat, but another fan grabs the hat and takes the ball before returning the cap to the unhappy man.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Don McMahon got the wins and John Wyatt earned the saves

SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Bill Haley was born on this day in 1925.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Kirk hates giving letter grades, but he's got one for David Price anyway: an F. Tanguay gives out a B- much to Kirk's dismay.

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[0:05:10] ... issues in Mike and those are mental issues now is now on Carl Willis is now on John Ferrell is that on Kimberlin Buchholz and and I guess the answer is yes to all of the above. But it's a psychological thing. I think it's I'm assuming it's random I just think it's a random thing that's happening baseball season pick of the worst fifth inning here and I it it just happens to be one night and white thing that's right they brought him Brian Bannister. They brought an additional pitching coach. And I think that he's gonna focus on the first. The the first inning pitching that feed the first pictures of John who are specialist John Farrell would pay millions of dollars. You have Carl Willis already here and night to bring some of the detailed David Price of the pitch in the first thing. What I'm Richard ...
[0:06:43] ... joke so little Willis is going to be the fall guy again Carl Willis what shuffled back and forth yet sometimes he is the problem is gonna get fired in barrels Mikey did you ease the ...





Enormous shoutouts to Pete Blackburn for stumbling into this group while binging on CHVRCHES music. Apparently there is a group called Twinkle Twinkle Twinkle Rock Star that does lullaby versions of rock and pop songs. They don’€™t appear to be very popular, but that changes now.

At first I thought they just made this one CHVRCHES cover album, which seemed really weird, but since “The Mother We Share” nearly brought me to tears, I let it slide. A simple ol’€™ Google search revealed that their existence is not at all news and that they’€™ve been pumping out the hits for a while now.

Huge congrats to new parents, as they get to listen to this. Huge congrats to babies, as they get to listen to this. Huge “it’€™s definitely OK for you to listen; it’€™s not creepy” to everyone else.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean
We discuss all Durant, all the time. Plus what do the Celts do now? Did anyone notice the Horford signing?
We discuss all Durant, all the time. Plus what do the Celts do now? Did anyone notice the Horford signing?
Inspired by KD going elsewhere, we look at four times Boston was the bridesmaid and not the bride.

[0:01:44] ... December of 2003 I think the sense within the industry was that Alex Rodriguez for the Red Sox was inevitable the interest loan from Texas is and was removed as players out there. In the market camera and certainly hope the boss that wouldn't get them maybe we could have something to talk about whether Anderson they would take me we would take hours. Some parties the Rangers or Alice and make the difference in the in the contracts. But soon you will soon give his stamp of approval on Alex Rodriguez going to the Yankees thus continuing. Their legacy of success over the rest up. Rob Bradford if Alex Rodriguez who come here. Would 2004 happened. With their champion how many championships with a Red Sox have your. More than three. I ...
[0:03:18] ... that if that what he is now in in the perception of Alex Rodriguez because. During the time that we're talking about you with us. So we have embraced him of course you have been a ...
[0:06:45] ... Do you want Rachel back while they NGOs he your skull rhetorical Rich Hill Bob. The bill to. Freak me. March of 2013. Calgary Flames shot to Rome get on the trade market. A minute of ...
[0:08:59] ... tell you what though you talk about GM getting precede. Remember the Jay Gibbons. Back thing would Lucchino. That date that trading goes through Colorado Colorado. What the network for a player who was just okay with Jay Gibbons. Know what it was somebody else or the other guy I don't know I don't know about mr. Jake you shake your. ...






Inspired by KD going elsewhere, we look at four times Boston was the bridesmaid and not the bride.

[0:01:44] ... December of 2003 I think the sense within the industry was that Alex Rodriguez for the Red Sox was inevitable the interest loan from Texas is and was removed as players out there. In the market camera and certainly hope the boss that wouldn't get them maybe we could have something to talk about whether Anderson they would take me we would take hours. Some parties the Rangers or Alice and make the difference in the in the contracts. But soon you will soon give his stamp of approval on Alex Rodriguez going to the Yankees thus continuing. Their legacy of success over the rest up. Rob Bradford if Alex Rodriguez who come here. Would 2004 happened. With their champion how many championships with a Red Sox have your. More than three. I ...
[0:03:18] ... that if that what he is now in in the perception of Alex Rodriguez because. During the time that we're talking about you with us. So we have embraced him of course you have been a ...
[0:06:45] ... Do you want Rachel back while they NGOs he your skull rhetorical Rich Hill Bob. The bill to. Freak me. March of 2013. Calgary Flames shot to Rome get on the trade market. A minute of ...
[0:08:59] ... tell you what though you talk about GM getting precede. Remember the Jay Gibbons. Back thing would Lucchino. That date that trading goes through Colorado Colorado. What the network for a player who was just okay with Jay Gibbons. Know what it was somebody else or the other guy I don't know I don't know about mr. Jake you shake your. ...






We close out the show with the best sound of the day.

[0:03:29] ... eater and mistreatment because you're disputing that you'll play by play. A hot dogs. But Susan Waldman of the nominally better. It's gotta be it's got to be a little moreover the job he can't be ...
[0:05:43] ... them. All the bedrooms that the signing of Kevin Durant by the Golden State Warriors through guys. We don't agree at all on this subject your opinions Steven Smith a secret groups. Not ripping him for leaving for the ball out ripping him for the team that he went to. You're ...
[0:10:39] ... so humble. I finally got. The meal that's. Welcome back longtime shortstop Jose Reyes. Tonight in Queens a league all sorts the Mets clearly need help we know that for a few weeks ago. It was ...





We close out the show with the best sound of the day.

[0:03:29] ... eater and mistreatment because you're disputing that you'll play by play. A hot dogs. But Susan Waldman of the nominally better. It's gotta be it's got to be a little moreover the job he can't be ...
[0:05:43] ... them. All the bedrooms that the signing of Kevin Durant by the Golden State Warriors through guys. We don't agree at all on this subject your opinions Steven Smith a secret groups. Not ripping him for leaving for the ball out ripping him for the team that he went to. You're ...
[0:10:39] ... so humble. I finally got. The meal that's. Welcome back longtime shortstop Jose Reyes. Tonight in Queens a league all sorts the Mets clearly need help we know that for a few weeks ago. It was ...





The best regular season team ever just added an all time great player, so will they break their own 73-win record?