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Watch live: Mayers gives up grand slam in first inning of MLB debut

Tune in to the rubber match on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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Gonzalez clears the bases with a grand slam (0:33)
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Kyle Busch wins Brickyard 400; Gordon 13th

Kyle Busch won Sunday's Brickyard 400 to complete a sweep of Sprint Cup and Xfinity races at Indy Motor Speedway this weekend. Jeff Gordon, driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr., finished 13th.

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Ken Griffey Jr. gets emotional thanking father (0:45)
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An emotional Piazza full of gratitude (0:45)
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Venus dropped by Konta in Stanford final

Johanna Konta captured her first career singles title by outslugging top-seeded Venus Williams to win the Bank of the West Classic in three sets on Sunday.

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Upton takes a home run away from Abreu (0:25)
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3hJosh 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.

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Craven: Gordon gave 88 team exactly what it needed (0:51)
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19hBrett 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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Kyle Busch wins Brickyard 400; Gordon 13th

Kyle Busch won Sunday's Brickyard 400 to complete a sweep of Sprint Cup and Xfinity races at Indy Motor Speedway this weekend. Jeff Gordon, driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr., finished 13th.

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Highlights: Inter 1-3 PSG (1:26)
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On this date: Varitek, A-Rod's bench-clearing brawl (0:25)
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Arrington shows off the LaVar Leap (0:20)
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6hJim 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.

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6hAJ 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.

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SC Featured: Running is more than a sport on Hopi reservation (15:32)
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A new baseball bat brings tears to 12-year-old's eyes (2:19)
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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.

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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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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

After a misplay in LF by infielder-turned-outfielder Howie Kendrick, Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir has now given up 18 first-inning runs, his most of any inning this season. The Dodgers lead St. Louis 6-1 after one inning.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers built a 6-0 lead at St. Louis in the first inning for their starter Scott Kazmir, who has an 8.05 ERA in the opening frame this year. Kazmir drove in two of the runs with a single.

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Gonzalez hits grand slam in first inning
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Adrian Gonzalez took Mike Mayers -- who's making his MLB debut -- deep for his first grand slam since 2010. The Dodgers now lead 6-0 on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Kevin Durant has 3 assists in his first 4 minutes of action. Looks like he's fitting into Golden State's offense before he even gets there.

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Kyle Busch dominates at the Brickyard

Busch led 149 laps en route to winning the Brickyard 400 and sweeping the weekend. In his NASCAR return, Jeff Gordon finished 13th while filling in for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The temperature at first pitch of Dodgers-Cardinals at St. Louis was announced at 96 degrees, while AccuWeather reports a RealFeel temp of 99. No precipitation is expected.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Team USA takes the floor before playing China.

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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

A good dose boos for Kevin Durant as he's introduced before the Team USA game vs. China at Staples Center

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon was clearly pleased by Joe Nathan's sparkling recovery from a rocky beginning.

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Melo organizes conversation on social issues
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Marc Stein provides details on the expected discussion at Monday's meeting in Los Angeles that was organized by Carmelo Anthony. The women's national team is also involved in the private meeting.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs SS Addison Russell discuss his heel injury which he says isn't serious.

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Cubs use big seventh inning to top Brewers
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Chicago scores five times in the seventh inning, including a bases clearing double from Anthony Rizzo, in a 6-5 victory over Milwaukee.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

At first it was rocky, but ultimately it was triumphant. Here is Joe Nathan assessing his first outing as a member of the Cubs.

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White Sox walk off again against Tigers
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After earning a walk-off victory earlier in the day against the Tigers, the White Sox do it again as Melky Cabrera's RBI single in the ninth inning gives Chicago a win over Detroit.

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Segura dives in style
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Arizona's Jean Segura makes a nice diving catch to end the eighth inning, robbing Cincinnati's Billy Hamilton of a hit on the way to a 9-8 victory vs. the Reds.

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Frazier hits go-ahead homer in the 7th
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Pittsburgh's Adam Frazier hits his first career home run in the seventh inning to give the Pirates a 5-4 lead over the Phillies, which is enough to seal the victory.

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Wilson congratulates Griffey Jr. on HOF induction
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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson salutes fellow Seattle athlete Ken Griffey Jr. on his Hall of Fame induction and thanks "The Kid" for being an inspiration to him and many others.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

More from Chris Sale's agent, B.B. Abbott: Told me today he sees no reason for the after-effects of Sale's actions to linger, following his return. "I honestly don't think there are fences to mend," Abbott said. "He has been with the organization since he was drafted. The entire organization knows the fiber of Chris Sale. They understand the passion and fierce competitive nature. If they are on board with prioritizing winning, there will not be an issue at all."

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Sale's agent, B.B. Abbott, told me Sunday that Sale has "talked at length" with GM Rick Hahn about Saturday's incident, that the club understands Sale's first priority is winning and that as long as both sides agree on that, "there will not be an issue" once Sale returns from his suspension. "The only thing that matters to Chris Sale is winning," Abbott said, in a text. "If he perceives that something is distracting from that or being prioritized over that, he is going to have a problem with it. There is no better teammate or competitor than Chris and there is no player that cares more about the city of Chicago and its fans than him. "As long as everyone can agree with those sentiments," Abbott went on, "and putting winning and the White Sox fans first, there will never be a problem between Chris and anyone on the staff or in the front office. I think Chris has been very clear on that subject and it was well received. He now wants to focus on his team, teammates and the task at hand - helping the White Sox win ballgames."

Tigers tag Robertson for three solo homers in ninth to tie game
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A three-run lead for the White Sox in the ninth inning is not safe as Nick Castellanos, Tyler Collins and Jarrod Saltalamacchia all hit solo home runs off of David Robertson to tie Chicago's matchup with Detroit.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers rally falls short. Chicago White Sox win with a walkoff single for the second time today. 5-4 final from U.S. Cellular Field

Altuve hits two home runs as Astros rout Angels
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Jose Altuve hits a three-run home run in the first inning and follows it up with a two-run shot in the second as the Astros defeat the Angels 13-3.

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Jay Adamczyk Jayski.com 

Just 10 laps left in the Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis. Kyle Busch continues to lead. Martin Truex, Jr runs second. The race is under the 5th caution of the day.

Jay Adamczyk Jayski.com 

Just 30 laps remain in the Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Pole sitter Kyle Busch continues to dominate. He has lead more than 100 laps. Carl Edwards runs second. The race has been slowed by just 3 cautions on the day.