3 TIME NBA CHAMPION DIES AT 86

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The only man to win both a baseball World Series and an NBA championship in basketball, Gene Conley has died at age 86.

The right-handed pitcher played for the Red Sox as well as the Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies during his 11 seasons from 1952 to 1963.

The three-time All Star won the World Series in 1957 with the Braves. Standing at 6feet 8 inches, Conley, who had put basketball on hold for much of the mid-1950s while he concentrated on baseball, returned to hoops during the 1958 season where he won the first of three consecutive NBA championships with the Boston Celtics.

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EPL: SWANSEA SIGN MESA FROM LAS PALMAS

English Premier league club Swansea City have completed the signing of Spanish midfielder Roque Mesa for £11m on a four-year deal.

The midfielder joins from Las Palmas, where he spent seven seasons and helped the club win promotion to La Liga in 2015.

The 28-year-old made 35 appearances last season for Las Palmas scoring once as Las Palmas finished 14th in La Liga.

Mesa is Swansea’s third summer signing following Dutch goalkeeper Erwin Mulder and Tammy Abraham on loan from Chelsea. He also becomes the third most expensive signing in Swansea’s history after Borja Baston.

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