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The electrifying Hall of Fame career of Ken Griffey Jr. (1:31)
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Froome wins Tour de France for third time

Chris Froome claims his third Tour de France title in four years -- and second successive -- victory after the final stage culminated in Paris.

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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.

Hahn: We won't be moving Sale because of uniform incident (1:21)
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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 year of bruised Birds and Dodger black and blue

Injuries have hampered the Cardinals and Dodgers all season, but both are still in contention. We examine the impact of their injuries and give you the chance to vote on their playoff hopes.

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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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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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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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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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Jeff Gordon makes the walk he never thought he would make again as he heads from his hauler at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the driver introductions area. Gordon has come out of retirement for two races to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. (concussion-type symptoms).

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The Sprint Cup race still has nearly an hour before engines are fired but drivers are headed to the area for driver introductions for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch is on the pole. Green flag is scheduled for 3;19 p.m. Eastern.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

The throwback Chicago White Sox uniforms in question, though yesterday's were blue with white collars.

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In keeping with the team's wishes, the decal in front of the Jeff Gordon pit stall will carry the name of Dale Earnhardt Jr. today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fans have written get well wishes to Earnhardt, who will miss his second consecutive race with concussion-type symptoms.

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Jeff Gordon will compete for the first time in eight months as a substitute driver for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will miss the second of at least three races because of balance and nausea likely caused by a concussion. Gordon: "It's a steep learning curve to be off the track this long and jump in here, but luckily I have a great race car and great race team that is going to help me get through it."

OTD: Rodriguez vs. Varitek brawl

On July 24, 2004, Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch from Bronson Arroyo, which ignited A-Rod to have words with Jason Varitek and an eventual mitt to Rodriguez's face.


Gordon embraces role as substitute

After filling in for an injured Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon describes his level of comfort as he qualifies 21st for the Brickyard 400: "I feel more relaxed and comfortable in the car."


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Jeff Gordon took to the podium at the prerace drivers meeting to say "Thank you" to Tony Stewart for what he 's done in the sport. The drivers gave Stewart a standing ovation. This will be Stewart's last Brickyard 400 as Stewart plans to retire from Sprint Cup racing after this season.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn declined to characterize the level of interest Chris Sale has generated on the trade market this far but he did indicate that he does not expect this incident to impact his value among any interested clubs.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Chicago White Sox suspend pitcher Chris Sale five days for "violating team rules, for insubordination and for destroying team equipment." GM Rick Hahn said that Sale will not be allowed around team until the expiry of his suspension. Hahn met with Sale to discuss the incident and both aired their grievances in the situation. Hahn said the team was "disappointed" with how it was handled but said that this will not affect Sale's value to the team "one iota."

Sale suspended for destroying team gear

White Sox suspend pitcher Chris Sale for five days and fine him an undisclosed amount for clubhouse incident before game against Detroit.


Bonnie D. Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

Expect bureaucratic confusion and legal/arbitration challenges right up to Aug. 5 Opening Ceremony in Rio. The Parade of Nations will be suspenseful as we await the letter 'R.' I'm convinced we won't know who's marching until then.

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Kyle Busch has pretty much led everything this weekend at Indianapolis. He had the fastest speed in Sprint Cup practice and won the pole. In the Xfinity Series, he won the pole, his heat race and led all but one lap in the race Saturday. He's definitely one of the favorites today at Indianapolis, where he seeks back-to-back victories.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Chris Sale will not start tmrw, but that he does expect him to be available at some point during the upcoming series against the Chicago Cubs. Ventura hasn't spoken to him since incident and admitted that he may have some bridges to mend but said that's do-able and that Sale remains a respected leader. Ventura also alluded to this not being the first outburst for the 27-year-old ace: "We all know he's emotional." GM Rick Hahn also to address media shortly.

Watt's surgery may help Garoppolo

With Houston scheduled to visit New England in week three, Jimmy Garoppolo could well face a less-than-full-strength J.J. Watt -- if the Texans' defensive terror plays at all. Story

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Bonnie D. Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

A wider investigation into Russian sport should have been triggered no later than January 2016, when Part II of the World Anti-Doping Agency's independent commission report was released. There was plenty of smoke and athlete reps called for it. Instead, WADA did not act until May, pushing newest report to mid-July. Now each individual international federation (IF) has little more than a week to cull through each Russian athlete using criteria that are not well defined, and apt to be unevenly applied. Many, if not all, IFs are vulnerable to same overlapping interests as the IOC and WADA. Sixteen years' worth of attempts to "harmonize" global anti-doping rules have brought us to this juncture.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The idea of flipping closer Aroldis Chapman has been in play since the Yankees acquired him from the Reds at a discount price this winter due to his domestic violence/gun incident. GM Brian Cashman felt like the price point had dropped where it was too good to pass up. By Aug. 1 and perhaps much earlier, Chapman is expected to be an ex-Yankee and Cashman is in position to receive better prospects than the four middling ones he gave to the Reds.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch the Cubs' newest bullpen option Joe Nathan talk about going from rehab mode to the heat of a pennant race.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Why is Michael Conforto in center field on Sunday? Said manager Terry Collins: "If we don' play him in center field, we don't have anywhere to play him." Yoenis Cespedes is being restricted to left field and Curtis Granderson doesn't have the range to handle center field.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Here is my personal ranking on who has best chance of getting Aroldis Chapman 1. Cubs 2. Nats 3. Indians...then the rest of the field