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6hBob Pockrass

Don't count Jeff Gordon out at Brickyard, but ...

Could Jeff Gordon win at the Brickyard in his Sprint Cup return from retirement? Yes, but he has a lot of catching up to do in a hurry.

The electrifying Hall of Fame career of Ken Griffey Jr. (1:31)
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2hJosh Weinfuss

Sources: Ex-Cards DT Dockett to retire Monday

Darnell Dockett is expected to retire Monday, sources told ESPN. The outspoken defensive tackle steps away as one of the best pass-rushers in Cardinals history.

WATCH: McNamara's stunner from distance (0:31)
Hahn: We won't be moving Sale because of uniform incident (1:21)
13hBrett Okamoto

Shevchenko upsets Holm by decision

Valentina Shevchenko outworked former women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm on Saturday to take home a unanimous decision in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Chicago.

On this date: Varitek, A-Rod's bench-clearing brawl (0:25)
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1hJim Caple

Caple: The 10 worst MLB uniforms ever

How bad were the throwback uniforms that Chris Sale carved up? Bad enough that the original articles have an honored place among MLB's all-time worst.

31mAJ Mass

How to handle traded players in fantasy baseball

With the trade deadline coming soon, some of the members of your fantasy squad may be moved to a new team. AJ Mass helps prepare you for the inevitable changes of this MLB summer tradition.

SC Featured: Running is more than a sport on Hopi reservation (15:32)
Amazing catch robs extra bases (0:34)
Viral Vault: Young fan challenges Federer, wins point in style (0:54)
A new baseball bat brings tears to 12-year-old's eyes (2:19)
On this date: George Brett's pine tar incident (1:56)
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Riding along with the Stanley Cup

The Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup joyride continues, and we've got the best tweets from the journey: On Sunday, assistant coach Rick Tocchet shared it with his suburban Toronto hometown.

Stanton's long ball goes 437 feet (0:47)
Pacquiao next for Crawford? (1:07)
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6dMy Wish 10th Anniversary

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.


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

J.A. Happ with 6 one-hit shutout innings today vs. a Mariners team that scored 14 runs yesterday. Since the first week of last August, he's 20-4 in 30 starts, with a 2.66 ERA. One of the best signings of the winter.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Junior fittingly celebrates induction into Hall of Fame by ending speech by putting cap on backwards.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Seattle fans are delighted and excited to see the first player inducted into Hall of Fame with Mariners logo. Congrats Junior!

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Waukesha County sheriff's department confirms former MSU punter Mike Sadler and Nebraska's Sam Foltz died in a car accident last night. Their investigation concluded the car slipped off the road on wet pavement. Speed was a factor, the department said. LSU kicker Colby Delahousaye was in the car and taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

For the third straight day against the Mets, Ichiro Suzuki had a late-game pinch-hitting opportunity. This time, Ichiro struck out against Hansel Robles. He is 0-for-3 in the series and remains at 2,996 career MLB hits. He is bidding to become the 30th major leaguer to reach the 3,000-hit plateau.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Four straight Yankee hits and Jeff Samardzija's day is over after 5 2/3 innings. Didi Gregorius' rope double to deep center adds another run for a 5-0 New York lead.

Piazza's post-911 homer captures a nation

Look back as Mike Piazza hit an emotional home run during the first game back in New York after the tragic events of 9/11.


Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

One family moment for Jeff Gordon following the national anthem for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The engines have been fired for the 160-lap 400-mile race.

Piazza's memorable career moments

With Mike Piazza's enshrinement in the MLB Hall of Fame complete, review the legendary catcher's journey from a long shot to a well-known major league presence. Career timeline

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Starlin Castro, RBI single to left. Yankees 4, Giants 0 in the sixth.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Bizarre start for Cubs starter Jon Lester. He's allowed five stolen bases in two innings to match a career high. In the second, he needed five outs after two runners reached on errant strikeout pitches. And yet, Brewers lead is just 2-0.

Griffey's Hall of Fame career timeline

Look back at some of Ken Griffey Jr.'s most memorable moments over the course of his MLB career. Legacy of "The Kid"

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Ramiro Pena dives to his left and starts a highlight-worthy 4-6-3 double play off Jacoby Ellsbury's scorching grounder, but Aaron Hicks scores to make it 3-0 Yankees in the sixth.

Jay Adamczyk Jayski.com 

The Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will start in about 20 minutes. Kyle Busch, who won the XFINITY Series race yesterday, has the pole for today's race. Carl Edwards is on the outside pole. Jeff Gordon, subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr starts from the 21st position. The race is 160 laps/400 miles.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nathan Eovaldi is through six shutout innings. Normally Joe Girardi could turn to Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, but he prefers not to use them. We'll see how the Yankees piece together these last nine outs with a 2-0 lead over the Giants.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Here was the crowd reaction as the other Indianapolis-area driver was introduced. Tony Stewart is competing in his final Brickyard 400 today.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

In regards to Adam Warren, who the Cubs optioned to Iowa to clear the way for Joe Nathan, Joe Maddon says the plan is for Warren to start at Triple-A. If the Cubs need a sixth starter, which Maddon says still could happen, Warren would likely be the guy.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Fans cheer at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Jeff Gordon is introduced prior to the Brickyard 400:


Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

NASCAR officials climb through a gate in the fence underneath the Indianapolis Motor Speedway flagstand before climbing up to flag the race.