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Hunter Martin/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning died overnight at the age of 85, the Philadelphia Phillies announced Saturday.

Over a 17-year career, Bunning pitched for the Detroit Tigers, Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1955 to 1971. He was one of only 18 Major League Baseball pitchers to throw a perfect game in recent times. In 1996, the nine-time All-Star was chosen for the Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee.

He was the second pitcher to record 100 wins and 1,000 strikeouts in the American and National leagues.

We mourn the passing of Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Senator. He was 85. pic.twitter.com/NVTdhQuYmr

— MLB (@MLB) May 27, 2017

After his baseball career, Bunning turned to politics. He became the only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame to serve in Congress.

The Kentucky Republican retired from the Senate after two terms, but he served 12 years in the House. He did not seek re-election in 2010.

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Amana Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- One New York City police officer may want to trade in his uniform for a basketball jersey.

Officer Garthlette James was on duty Friday in the NYPD's 50th precinct, which covers several neighborhoods in the Bronx, when he stopped in front of a basketball court, a now-viral video shows.

He then asks for a ball to attempt a seemingly impossible shot from outside the basketball court.

"We're going to make it. Trust," he says in the video to naysayers.

After three dribbles, the 29-year-old officer fires off the shot from the sidewalk -- and it goes in.

Cheers erupt from the court, the video depicts.

The officer, who has been with the department more than five years, celebrated with a huge grin.

See the shot in the video below.

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 iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
Miami 8, L.A. Angels, 5

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland 4, N.Y. Yankees 1
Toronto 7, Texas 6
Kansas City 6, Cleveland 4
Boston 3, Seattle 0
Tampa Bay 5, Minnesota 2
Houston 2, Baltimore 0
Detroit at Chicago White Sox, postponed

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 5, Philadelphia 2
Washington 5, San Diego 1
N.Y. Mets 8, Pittsburgh 1
Arizona 4, Milwaukee 2, 10 Innings
Colorado 10, St. Louis 0
L.A. Dodgers 4, Chicago Cubs 0
Atlanta 2, San Francisco 0

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Minnesota 82, Connecticut 68
Washington 88, Chicago 79
Seattle 87, N.Y. Liberty 81

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The NBA and NHL finals were set Thursday night after the defending champions from both leagues advanced to the championship round.

The Cleveland Cavaliers continued to dominate the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, beating them 135-102 to take the series in five games.

Cavs forward LeBron James led the team with 35 points, surpassing Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time leading scorer in the playoffs.

"For my name to come up in a discussion with the greatest basketball player of all-time is like, wow," James told reporters after the game. "I did pretty much everything that MJ did when I was a kid. I didn't go bald like Mike but I'm getting there."

Cleveland will now face off against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third year in a row. The Cavs will look to defend their title starting June 1 in Oakland, California.

In the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins bested the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Thursday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to take the series.

The Penguins will now try to become back-to-back champions when they go up against the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Finals. Game 1 is set for May 29 in Pittsburgh.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
Seattle 4, Washington 2
Cincinnati at Cleveland, postponed

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Tampa Bay 4, L.A. Angels 0
Boston 6, Texas 2
Houston 7, Detroit 6
Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, postponed

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 9, Atlanta 4
Philadelphia 2, Colorado 1, 11 Innings
Chicago Cubs 5, San Francisco 1
San Diego 4, N.Y. Mets 3
Arizona 4, Milwaukee 0
L.A. Dodgers 7, St. Louis 3

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Cleveland 135, Boston 102

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
2OT/Pittsburgh 3, Ottawa 2

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Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(CHICAGO) -- Wide receiver Victor Cruz signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears on Thursday, officially ending his tenure with the New York Giants.

"I'm excited," Cruz said on ESPN Radio's Waddle and Silvy. "I'm excited to come and have a fresh start and a new home and a new place."

Cruz called his Giants career "amazing," but said that he thinks he still has "a lot left in the tank."

He also said that his decision to join the Bears was based in part on his ability to have an impact on the team. "I just wanted to hear that I can have an opportunity to play," the 30-year-old said. "To come and be a direct impact to a football team. And Chicago showed me a lot of love."

The Bears lost receiver Alshon Jeffrey this offseason via free agency. Cruz will compete with injury-plagued 2015 draft pick Kevin White and undrafted breakout Cam Meredith.

"I looked at that receiver room and I saw a lot of young guys and a lot of talent in there as well," Cruz said. "A lot of guys that can benefit from just having someone like me in the room, to pick my brain and for me to tell them how I think we can get better."

Cruz was undrafted out of the University of Massachusetts in 2010. He caught 303 passes for 4,549 yards and 25 touchdowns with the Giants. But he missed much of the last three seasons due to knee injuries and the breakout of Sterling Shepard.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE

Toronto 8, Milwaukee 4
Oakland 4, Miami 1
Arizona 8, Chi. White Sox 6
Cincinnati 4, Cleveland 3
Washington 5, Seattle 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Minnesota 4, Baltimore 3
N.Y. Yankees 3, Kansas City 0
Tampa Bay 5, L.A. Angels 2
Boston 9, Texas 4
Detroit 6, Houston 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Colorado 7, Philadelphia 2
San Diego 6, N.Y. Mets 5
Pittsburgh 12, Atlanta 5, 10 Innings
Chi. Cubs 5, San Francisco 4
St. Louis 6, L.A. Dodgers 1

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iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Chris Bosh's tenure in Miami could be coming to an end. 

The 33-year-old big man hasn't played since February 2016 due to repeated issues with blood clots. Sources tell ESPN that Bosh, the Miami Heat, and the NBA Players' Association have tentatively agreed to a deal allowing both sides to move on.

Bosh has remained on the Heat roster as he recovers from the clots.

While he is guaranteed more than $50 million over the next two seasons, much of the money the Heat owe Bosh is covered by insurance. The agreement is expected to remove Bosh's salary from the team's salary cap figures.

One complication in coming to an agreement has been the state of the league's collective bargaining agreement. The new CBA takes effect in July and has new policies regarding player health. Those policies are in part based on Bosh's situation.

Bosh has said repeatedly that he hopes to find a way to receive treatment and return to the court. Miami's doctors refused to clear him to play last fall.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
Washington 10, Seattle 1
Cleveland 8, Cincinnati 7
Toronto 4, Milwaukee 3
Arizona 5, Chi. White Sox 4
Miami 11, Oakland 9

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Kansas City 6, N.Y. Yankees 2
Minnesota 2, Baltimore 0
L.A. Angels 4, Tampa Bay 0
Boston 11, Texas 6
Houston 6, Detroit 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chi Cubs 4, San Francisco 1
Colorado 8, Philadelphia 2
N-Y Mets 9, San Diego 3
Atlanta 6, Pittsburgh 5
L.A. Dodgers 2, St. Louis 1, 13 Innings


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Cleveland 112, Boston 99


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The contract transferring Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees is going to auction, ESPN reports.

Josh Evans of auction house Lelands.com said the original copy of the December 1919 document "transcends everything," and that it "changed America." It represents the deal in which then-Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Ruth to the Yankees in a deal totaling $100,000. The Yankees also loaned another $300,000 to Frazee to complete the deal, using a mortgage on Boston's Fenway Park. If Frazee defaulted on the loan, ESPN reports, the Yankees would have owned Fenway -- Boston's home field.

One original copy of the document, which was last sold for $996,000 in 2005, onced belonged to then-Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, according to ESPN.  Both Ruppert and Frazee's originals were held by collector Barry Halper, until Evans visited his home in the early 1990s. Evans then purchased Frazee's copy for $25,000, and it later auctioned in 1993 for $99,000.  

Evans bought Ruppert's version of the contract, and sold it to another collector for $150,000. After 25 years, that collector is now consigning Ruppert's copy of Babe Ruth's Yankees contract to Lelands for the current auction.

Of collectible professional athletic documents, contracts involving Babe Ruth are among the most valuable, ESPN reports.

Lelands will also auction Ruth's 1927 World Series ring, now believed to be owned by Charlie Sheen.

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