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White Sox scratch Sale after pregame 'incident'

The White Sox say Chris Sale was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday night after a non-physical pregame incident. The ace lefty was sent home from the ballpark.

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The electrifying Hall of Fame career of Ken Griffey Jr. (1:31)
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Nola strikes out Harrison with backstop assist (0:32)
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How Kevin Durant is adjusting to life as the villain

Can Kevin Durant handle the heat of becoming the bad guy? As the superstar adapts to his new reality, he's receiving some wisdom from friend and fellow free-agency villain DeAndre Jordan.

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How to bet Crawford-Postol

Handicapper Johnny Wilds breaks down the best way to bet Saturday's welterweight title fight between undefeated fighters Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol.

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Viral Vault: Young fan challenges Federer, wins point in style (0:54)
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Cruz has a day against the Blue Jays (0:46)
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Griffey: Ortiz 'absolutely' should be Hall of Famer

Ken Griffey Jr. said he "absolutely" thinks David Ortiz should make the Hall of Fame, citing the slugger's career numbers while calling him "one of the most feared hitters in all of baseball."

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The Hall of Fame career of Mike Piazza (1:38)
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1dJohn Clayton

Ranking next year's top 25 NFL free agents

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins, who's playing under the franchise tag, and Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu, who's coming back from a knee injury, are among the top projected free agents in the 2017 class.

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Galaxy hold on for road win at Portland (1:10)
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No regrets for Gio dos Santos (3:39)
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White Chocolate still making great passes at 40 (0:15)
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Where are these My Wish recipients now?

For these wish recipients, My Wish created a sense of empowerment and hope for the future, and an engagement with life outside hospital rooms.

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Lasorda: Scouts were clueless on Piazza (2:17)
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Knockout of the year candidate? (0:33)
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Barkley: Durant doesn't improve Warriors in all areas (1:46)
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Bolt puts down marker ahead of Rio Olympics

Usain Bolt put down a marker ahead of the Rio Olympics as he won the 200 meters at the Anniversary Games with a time of 19.89 seconds and fired a warning to his American rivals.

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Chris Sale scratched for something 'silly'
MLB 

Jerry Crasnick said the scratch stemmed from "some sort of confrontation" with the front office or staff, and not with a teammate.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

After surrendering a leadoff double, Aroldis Chapman completes his second scoreless inning with a pair of 103 mph strikeouts and a fly out. Yankees coming to bat in the 10th.

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Kyle Busch won the Xfinity Series race from the pole Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He starts on the pole for the Sprint Cup race Sunday. How he feels about a potential sweep and how the Cup cars would race compared to the hard-to-pass Xfinity race:

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Headed to extra innings here in the Bronx. Still Yankees 1, Giants 1.

Sonnen's keys for Holm vs. Shevchenko
MMA 

For Chael Sonnen, it all comes down to Holly Holm, "the best female fighter in the world."

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MMA 

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

White Sox's statement on Chris Sale

Chris Sale scratched from tonight's start
MLB 

The White Sox released a statement saying the scratch is "due to a clubhouse incident before the game. The incident, which was non-physical in nature, currently is under further investigation by the club."

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

An MRI revealed no structural damage or cartilage issues in Mookie Betts' right knee. There is, however, some swelling, which accounts for him being out of the Red Sox's lineup Saturday night. John Farrell classified it as "a short-term situation."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Johnny Cueto is probably done after requiring 117 pitches to get through six innings. He's gotten better as this game has gone along, at one point striking out five in a row. San Francisco 1, New York 1.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Cubs' Joe Maddon discussing how his bullpen is coming together given recent developments.

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Galaxy hold on for win at Portland
Soccer 

Early goals from Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes lifted the LA Galaxy to a win against the rival Portland Timbers.

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Ken Griffey by the numbers: 630 HR, 6th all-time 10 Gold Gloves, T3rd-most by OF 99.3 pct of HOF voters put him on ballot, most in history

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees No. 7 hitter Mark Teixeira lines a single to right, and Didi Gregorious scores from first due to an error from Mac Williamson. New York 1, San Francisco 0, fourth inning.

FSU's unique way of motivating players
NCAAF 

Huge pictures like this one of Dalvin Cook play into it.

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Griffey hopes Ortiz doesn't retire
MLB 

Ken Griffey Jr. remembers a young David Ortiz from his "Thin Papi" days.

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MLB 

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

With storms in the area, the roof is closed at Miller Park. And with no air conditioning in the stadium, the Cubs-Brewers game promises to be a sultry affair.

Bolt fires warning to American rivals
Track and Field 

Usain Bolt upped the stakes for the Olympics, telling his rivals like Justin Gatlin: "I've proven myself year on year that I'm the greatest." Working way into shape

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Track and Field 

Curry's new sneakers panned -- again
NBA 

People on the internet don't hate them as strongly as the much-derided "Chef Curry" sneakers, but the Curry Lux still isn't a hit. The fans speak

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Griffey: 'It is what it is' with A-Rod
MLB 

Ken Griffey Jr. can't help but marvel at what Alex Rodriguez has been able to do.

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Can Holm rebound from first defeat?
MMA 

Brett Okamoto thinks it won't be easy to bring Holly Holm to the ground in tonight's UFC Fight Night card in Chicago. UFC predictions

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MMA 

Ken Griffey Jr.'s electrifying career
MLB 

Before he gets enshrined in Cooperstown, soak in some of the best highlights of his 22-year journey.

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MLB 

Ronaldo gets another gift
Soccer 

What do you get for the man who has everything? How about an airport

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Soccer 

Nelson Cruz has monster day
MLB 

This grand slam helped give Cruz his fourth career game with at least 7 RBIs. The only active player with more is Alex Rodriguez.

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