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Sonoma Stompers pitcher Sean Conroy, left, warms up during practice at Arnold Field, in Sonoma, Calif. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.  Conroy, 23, of Clifton Park, N.Y., is the first openly gay player to enter the professional baseball ranks, according to the Stompers.   (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat via AP)

“He wanted to be that guy, and coming out here and doing this shows you what kind of man he is,” Tim Livingston, the team’s radio broadcaster, said after a ground ball ended the game and Conroy’s teammates jogged over to hug him. “To see this little field here in the middle of nowhere, when we look back it will have been the perfect setting for this.”

Denver Nuggets' Emmanuel Mudiay, center, is introduced at an NBA basketball news conference, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Denver. Mudiay was selected seventh overall in the NBA Draft the night before. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER | Emmanuel Mudiay says he’s ready to step into the Denver Nuggets lineup and help lead the franchise to its first championship. It’s not the biggest challenge the 19-year-old has faced in his young life, but it’s one that he’s ready to tackle. “I grew up with pressure my whole life,” he said. “It’s basketball, […]

Emmanuel Mudiay, right,is greeted by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected seventh overall by the Denver Nuggets during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

“I’m giddy,” Connelly said. “We actually talked about moving up for Emmanuel. Through the research we figured it was kind of a calculated risk to let the draft come to us and we got lucky. Were able to sit tight and we get a guy we really value.”

United States' Alex Morgan (13) kicks the ball in front ofColombia's Angela Clavijo (13) during first half FIFA Women's World Cup round of 16 action in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Monday, June 22, 2015.  (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

“I feel better and better each game,” Morgan said. “I’m seeing my speed, my change of direction, my shot coming back. It feels good and hopefully in the next games it will feel great.”

Connor McDavid arrives on the red carpet during the 2015 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday, June 21, 2015.  (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

“You only go through the draft process once and it’s something you want to savor,” McDavid said. “It’s something I’ve been looking forward to for a long, long time. (You’re) going to be so happy when you’re drafted, but that’s when the hard work starts.”

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, and shortstop Starlin Castro celebrate the Cubs' 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers after a baseball game Monday, June 22, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

“I cannot believe the conclusion,” Maddon said. “I mean, even as a fan standing in the dugout at that particular moment, I wish that whomever made that call could have been at Wrigley Field and looked at our big screen if they wanted to see something definitive. To say there was nothing definitive right there, I cannot disagree with more strongly. I have no idea why they would say that. It makes zero sense to me whatsoever. I’m just being honest, folks. It made no sense.

FILE - In this June 2, 2015, file photo, Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman, left, shakes hands with Fred Hoiberg after introducing him as the team's new coach during an NBA basketball news conference, in Chicago. The Bulls own the 22nd pick in Thursday's NBA draft. And with a deep pool of guards, drafting a backup for Derrick Rose could be the way they go. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

“I’d be able to sleep better at night if I did. I have no idea,” he said. “It’s been a long process, a lot of fun, but I’m ready for it to be over with so I’ll know where I’m going to be playing.”

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