There’s nothing that can give Mayra Alvear back what she lost, or ease her pain, or calm her anger. Underneath a softly swaying banner displaying the number 49 – commemorating the number of lives lost – and as first responders unfurled and held a massive American flag for the national anthem, the Orlando Magic paid tribute Wednesday night to the victims and survivors of the Pulse gay nightclub massacre with an emotional ceremony immediately before the team’s season-opener against the Miami Heat. “We felt the recognition needed to be significant,” Magic president Alex Martins said. “We think part of the healing process for our community is making sure we don’t forget.
Manny Pacquiao’s senatorial duties have kept him from training full-time for his fight with Jessie Vargas. Manny Pacquiao may never have become a superstar boxer and cultural icon whose charity and good works changed the lives of countless of his countrymen if his nation’s current policy against drugs had been in place while he was a teenager experimenting with drugs. Pacquiao, who has tried to juggle his duties as a politician while training to fight Jessie Vargas for the WBO welterweight title on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas, recently told reporters in the Philippines that in an earlier time in his life, he used drugs, including methamphetamine and cocaine.
Everybody in Wrigleyville is happy about seeing the Cubs in the World Series for the first time since 1945. Hendricks isn’t the biggest name in the Cubs rotation, but he could very well win the NL Cy Young this year thanks to a season in which he had a 2.12 ERA and a 16-8 record. Part of what makes