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7hPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: Chris Sale not the first to protest uniform

If Chris Sale did take scissors to his team's uniforms, he may have set a new standard for uniform pushback, but he's just the latest in a long line to have strong feelings about what they wear.

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Olney: Uniform incident just Sale's temperament (1:06)
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6hBrett 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.

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The electrifying Hall of Fame career of Ken Griffey Jr. (1:31)
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Amazing catch robs extra bases (0:34)
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3dRamona Shelburne

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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Viral Vault: Young fan challenges Federer, wins point in style (0:54)
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On this date: George Brett's pine tar incident (1:56)
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2dJohn 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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Stanton's long ball goes 437 feet (0:47)
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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.

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The Hall of Fame career of Mike Piazza (1:38)
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The MVP showing he's all-world at free-kicks (0:49)
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White Chocolate still making great passes at 40 (0:15)
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The Miz airmails the first pitch (0:16)
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17hJerry 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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Willie Weinbaum ESPN 

From our Cooperstown interview, new Hall of Fame inductee Mike Piazza on the temptation for him during the PEDs era: "First thing, it was illegal...you heard certain overtones of players that did them, but it was just one of those things that was never really in the forefront...it wasn't anything overt, it was just one of those things for me....I've said many times, I've trained as hard as anybody in the gym."

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

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

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

This week's power rankings: 1. Nationals 2. Cubs 3. Indians 4. Red Sox 5. Orioles 6. Giants 7. Dodgers 8. Astros 9. Marlins 10. Rangers

Shevchenko's secret to beating Holm
MMA 

UFC bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko shares how she did what Ronda Rousey could not do and what Meisha Tate took five rounds to do -- get inside Holly Holm's range.

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Bucci Mane @Buccigross

Jeff Gordon will come out of retirement today to fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 car at the Brickyard.

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Trevor Story has 4 multi-HR games this season. The only rookies w/ more in last 30 years are Mark McGwire, Chris Young & Mike Piazza

Shevchenko upsets Holm

In her first fight since dropping the UFC women's bantamweight title, Holly Holm fell to Valentina Shevchenko by unanimous decision.

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Sale's tension not just about throwbacks
MLB 

Jerry Crasnick said: "This is something that arises when you have ongoing tension and a little thing gets blown up into a big thing."

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Ken Griffey Jr.'s electrifying career
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Before he gets enshrined in Cooperstown, soak in some of the best highlights of his 22-year journey.

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Mike Piazza's legendary career
MLB 

The top moments from arguably the best power-hitting catcher captivated the hearts of baseball fans.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Among those who played at least 50 percent of their games at catcher, Mike Piazza is 1st in HR, 4th in RBIs, 6th in hits, 6th in WAR

Trevor Story puts up monster night
MLB 

Story's 4-for-4 outing including two homers, three runs and five RBIs. Whew!

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LeBron James Jr. can play!

Come for the sweet moves by LeBron's 11-year-old son. Stay for his dad's proud reactions. Sick moves

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Joe Flacco is not an elite car salesman
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"A car is like two motorcycles stuck together."

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Amazing catch robs extra bases

USSSA Pride's A.J. Andrews made a phenomenal catch near the fence in right field.

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The Miz airmails the first pitch
MLB 

WWE Intercontinental champion The Miz threw out the first pitch at Saturday's Indians-Orioles game -- but he threw it with a bit too much muscle.

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John Travolta approves of this home run
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Cincinnati's Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer, earning applause from the actor.

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Ken Griffey Jr.: 'Ichiro is the world hit king'
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Ken Griffey Jr. calls Pete Rose the hit king, but tips his hat to Ichiro Suzuki for 4,200-plus hits.

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Curry's new sneakers panned -- again
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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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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale will not start tomorrow. Manager Robin Ventura declined to discuss situation further or comment on any potential discipline action.

Gattis crushing it with 2-homer day
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Evan Gattis had himself a day, smashing a pair of home runs in the Astros' win over the Angels.

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