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Former bantamweight champ Holly Holm's bout against Valentina Shevchenko headlnes UFC Fight Night in Chicago.

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Sale scratched over reported issue with uniform

Chris Sale reportedly expressed displeasure over having to wear the White Sox's throwback uniform, leading to the team scratching him from a scheduled start against the Tigers.

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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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Joe Flacco is not an elite car salesman (0:17)
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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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The MVP showing he's all-world at free-kicks (0:49)
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5hJerry Crasnick

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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Mahrez's effortless finish (0:58)
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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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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

That's 10 straight Cubs retired by Milwaukee's Zach Davies. Anthony Rizzo's first-inning single is Chicago's only hit through six innings.

Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

UFC strawweight Felice Herrig (right) returns from a 15-month layoff to submit Kailin Curran via rear-naked choke in the opening round. Fight took place at United Center in Chicago. Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko will headline later tonight.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants 2, Yankees 1 (12). San Francisco has snapped its six-game losing streak in 4 hours, 25 minutes.

Sale scratched after uniform displeasure
MLB 

According to multiple reports, White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from tonight's start after expressing displeasure over having to wear throwback uniforms. Story

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants take a 2-1 lead in the 12th on Mac Williamson's single up the middle off Anthony Swarzak which scored Trevor Brown.

Allyson Felix's Olympic journey
Track and Field 

The USA track and field star looks back at her Olympic performances, including her gold medal at the 2012 London Games.

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Track and Field 

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Dellin Betances just airmailed an intentional walk pitch over Brian McCann's head, but Angel Pagan couldn't score from third. Then the Yankees changed course and had Betances pitch to Brandon Crawford, and Betances got him to ground to second to end the 12th. Oh my. Gotta love baseball.

Joe Flacco is not an elite car salesman
NFL 

"A car is like two motorcycles stuck together."

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees just left the bases loaded. Manager Joe Girardi's decision to bunt Jacoby Ellsbury, taking the bat out of hot hitter Carlos Beltran's hands could prove costly. On to the 11th ...

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.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

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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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

White Sox's statement on Chris Sale

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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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

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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