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Cubs lose first Arrieta start since July 2015

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Joe Maddon discusses reliever Clayton Richard's outing on Tuesday where he gave up 3 hits in the eight inning helping the Dodgers break a scoreless tie.

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Pillar makes another amazing grab
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If you hit the ball even in the near vicinity of Kevin Pillar, that ball is probably being caught.

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Vote: Which team will win NBA Finals?

It's Cavs vs. Warriors again. Will Golden State repeat, or will a healthy Cleveland team finally get a title? Vote!

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

A day after the Dodgers were held to one hit by the Cubs, they returned the favor with their own combined one-hitter. The Dodgers' 5-0 victory Tuesday countered the Cubs' 2-0 triumph Monday. Scott Kazmir pitched six scoreless and Corey Seager hit a three-run home run.

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Who are the most famous athletes in the world? We've got the answer. The list

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant is playing SS for the Cubs for the first time in his career as Joe Maddon pulled a double switch taking Addison Russell out of the game. This year alone Bryant has played LF, RF, 3b, 1b and now SS.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers reliever Joe Blanton stepped up with two scoreless innings in support of Scott Kazmir, who pitched six scoreless. In five two-inning outings this season, Blanton has given up just one run and it came Friday at New York. The Dodgers lead the Cubs 2-0 in the ninth inning.

Gonzalez puts Dodgers on the board
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With Jake Arrieta out of the game, the Dodgers took advantage with Adrian Gonzalez's RBI single for the first run of the game. (Live on ESPN)

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Drew caps Nats' win with inside-the-park HR
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Stephen Drew flashed some speed to put the finishing touches on a 5-1 win in Philly.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Gonzalez keeps hitting on the road. His RBI single in the eighth inning gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead over the Cubs. In five games of the Dodgers' current seven-game trip, he has 10 hits. His only hitless game was Monday during the Cubs' combined one-hitter.

Harbaugh sends Twitter wrath to Saban
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After Nick Saban took aim at the proliferation of satellite camps, Jim Harbaugh had a few words to say about the Alabama program. 'Amazing'

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Coach Harbaugh @CoachJim4UM

"Amazing" to me- Alabama broke NCAA rules & now their HC is lecturing us on the possibility of rules being broken at camps. Truly "amazing."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

With seven scoreless innings in the books by Jake Arrieta on Tuesday the Dodgers are in a 26 inning run scoring drought against the Cubs going back to last season. Arrieta just got out of a bases loaded jam by striking out Justin Turner looking on 3 pitches. It's 0-0 bot 7 as Arrieta's ERA is currently 1.56, tied with Clayton Kershaw for best in baseball.

Betts goes deep 3 times against Orioles
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Mookie Betts became the first player in Red Sox history to hit three home runs out of the leadoff spot in a victory over the Orioles.

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Tyronn Lue's whirlwind of a season
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The Cavaliers coach discusses taking over in the middle of the season and how he works with LeBron James.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Scott Kazmir is matching Jake Arrieta pitch for pitch at Wrigley Field tonight. He's given up just a single and a walk, both to Dexter Fowler, while striking out the hottest hitter in the league as Ben Zobrist has whiffed twice. Arrieta has given up 2 hits and a walk. It's 0-0 Bot 5.

Lindor's own equipment betrays him
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Francisco Lindor was trying to run out a single, but his bat wouldn't let him.

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Jeff Carlisle Soccer 

The #usmnt prepares for its first workout at Avaya Stadium. #copa100