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Payton Pritchard is done with Celtics Summer League after stellar run

Pritchard is done with Celtics Summer League after stellar run originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

Payton Pritchard’s run with the Boston Celtics’ NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas has come to an end.

“We were able to talk as a team and an organization and Payton won’t be with us the rest of the way,” Celtics Summer League coach Joe Mazzulla told reporters Friday. “That’s a prior engagement he made months ago and it’s something we honored. We’ll be moving forward”

Pritchard looked amazing in Boston’s first three summer league games, all of which were wins, including a dominant 108-71 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night.

The 2020 first-round draft pick averaged 20.3 points, 8.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game for the Celtics in the 2021 NBA Summer League. He also shot 51.4 percent from the field with an impressive 57.7 percent rate

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Ken Griffey Jr. is having the time of his life at the Home Run Derby

Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. was having a blast at the 2021 Home Run Derby.

For over two decades, Ken Griffey Jr. dazzled baseball fans with his ability to crush home runs. Now, he’s the one in awe taking in the 2021 MLB All-Star festivities.

Griffey Jr. was in attendance at Coors Field on Monday night for the Home Run Derby, and he looked to be having the time of his life.

First, he was caught on camera in perhaps the best photobomb in baseball history.

Next, he was chumming it up with Fernando Tatis Jr. Then, he was seen amongst MLB photographers, snapping away in awe of current home run leader, Shohei Ohtani.

MLB Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. amongst 2021 HR Derby photographers

A transcendent player in his own right, “the Kid” remains seventh on the MLB career home run leaderboard with 630 bombs. The

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That Dodgers fan didn’t really throw back a Fernando Tatis Jr. home run ball

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Mookie Betts watches with outfield fans, San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. solo home run, during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Dodgers center fielder Mookie Betts watches as a ball hit by San Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. clears the wall for a home run. The ball was caught by La Salle Prep junior Doug Pyle (in a Dodgers jersey with a face mask over his chin). (Alex Gallardo / Associated Press)

The Dodgers’ new “Home Run Seats” do not come with a guarantee of a home run ball. On Sunday, in the Dodgers’ nationally televised game against the San Diego Padres, one fan sitting there caught two home run balls.

No, he said, he did not throw back the one hit by Fernando Tatis Jr., despite what the broadcasters said on air and ESPN said in a tweet.

Doug Pyle, 17, is a junior at La Salle Prep in Pasadena. He and his family have gone to Dodger Stadium for years, but usually they sit along the left field

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NATHAN Sports Partners with Black Girls RUN!, Supporting Black Women in the BGR! Community Seeking to Develop and Maintain an Active Lifestyle

Black Girls RUN! was founded in 2009 in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to new and veteran runners. The mission of BGR! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority, and subsequently lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles. BGR! CEO, Jay Ell Alexander, says “Partnering with NATHAN is like finding the perfect running shoe. We are excited to work with a brand of this magnitude that understands the value of fitness and health in our community and is able to provide resources for our members.”

A goal of the partnership between NATHAN and BGR! is removing barriers to make getting healthy and active more attainable. “Black Girls RUN! is an incredible organization and resource for Black women to take charge of their health,”

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