Parker calls it quits
Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker’s impressive career is over.
The 37-year-old guard announced via social media yesterday that he was retiring after 18 NBA seasons.
Six-time All-Star Parker played 17 seasons for the San Antonio Spurs and made the post-season every year of his career, before joining the Charlotte Hornets last season and missing the play-offs.
He won titles with the Spurs in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014. David Ortiz has arrived in Boston from the Dominican Republic where the former Red Sox slugger was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native country.
The 43-year-old had his gallbladder and part of his intestine removed, according to spokesman Leo Lopez.
He said Ortiz’s liver was also damaged in Sunday night’s shooting.
Ortiz, affectionately known as Big Papi, is one of the most beloved figures in the Dominican Republic and Boston.
He led the Red Sox to three World Series championships, is a 10-time All-Star and hit 541 home runs. Australian three-time major winner Jan Stephenson and dual US Open champion Retief Goosen have been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Stephenson and Goosen were selected through the competition category for their playing careers.
The biennial induction was held the week of the US Open at Pebble Beach in an effort to attract Hall of Fame members, and 28 of the 160 members attended.
Stephenson was among the first to bring sex appeal to women’s golf, with her most famous moment outside the course being when she posed in a bathtub, her body covered only by golf balls.
She backed up her celebrity by winning 16 times on the LPGA Tour, including three majors. Australia insist their coaching switch from Alen Stajcic to Ante Milicic isn’t affecting their World Cup hopes.
The Matildas’ shock 2-1 loss to Italy on Sunday attracted frenzied criticism ahead of the showdown with Brazil on Friday morning, WA time.
Veteran Alanna Kennedy denied on Stajcic’s controversial sacking was to blame for their wobble.
“He’s not in our camp. And his name isn’t, either,” she said.