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Staying 'home' was right for Kershaw; will it be right for Arrieta?

If Jake Arrieta is looking for advice as free agency approaches, he can walk across the diamond this week and pick Clayton Kershaw's brain.

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Lue: 'LeBron is like a coach' (1:14)
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Neymar takes batting practice with Mets (1:22)
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Stephen A.: Thunder can't continue with Westbrook at point guard (1:25)
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Golfer falls into pond after a daring shot (0:36)
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NBA Finals crucial to LeBron's legacy (1:39)
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Riley Curry denies dad a kiss (0:30)
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Shaq gives Stephen A. a kiss (0:53)
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6-foot-2 college player dunks from behind foul line (0:20)
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92-year-old WWII veteran throws first pitch at Mariners game (0:28)
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Q&A with the Cup keeper

For 28 years, Phil Pritchard, the keeper of the Stanley Cup, has squired the coolest trophy in sports around the world, from war zones to the bottom of Mario Lemieux's pool. Since the Cup can't talk, we asked Pritchard to spill some of Stanley's secrets.

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A brief history of Lil B curses (1:15)
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11hJayson Stark

What impact would raising the strike zone really have?

Major League Baseball is talking about raising the bottom of the strike zone. But what impact would that really have on the game? Jayson Stark tries to answer that question and more.

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Alaba's brutal own goal (0:55)
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Wilbon: 'This is the series we want to see' (1:40)
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All-Access: Warriors complete epic comeback to reach NBA Finals (1:59)
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Will Romo ever play 16 games again? (1:29)
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5hTory Barron

Ginormous gator on Florida golf course

If you're an avid golfer who has ventured to Florida, you have probably seen your share of alligators on the links. But probably none this big ...

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How Missouri students and football players fought racial injustice (58:30)

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta froze Dodgers SS Corey Seager for a called third strike in the first inning on Tuesday night. Manager Joe Maddon often cites how opposing hitters freeze on some of Arrieta's better pitches. "Just watch their takes" he often says. When they walk away shaking their head you know Arrieta is on.

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100 predictions for the NFL season
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We're 100 days away from the NFL coming back, so ESPN's NFL reporters compiled predictions that will shape the 2016 season. Check them out

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Watch: Dodgers vs. Cubs at Wrigley Field
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Jake Arrieta faces the Dodgers for the first time since he no-hit them last season as the Cubs try to win an MLB-record 24th straight game with Arrieta on the bump. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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College player dunks from behind foul line
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Colby College's Pat Dickert, who stands at 6-foot-2, took off from behind the free throw line to jam it home.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Injuries just keep on coming for the Dodgers as Yasiel Puig was a late scratch Tuesday with a sore left hamstring. The news comes as starter Alex Wood is being pointed toward the DL because of a triceps injury. Kenta Maeda is also experiencing soreness in his right hand after getting hit with a line drive Saturday.

Riley Curry denies dad a kiss
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The MVP was triumphant in Game 7 of the conference finals, but Steph Curry couldn't get a kiss from daughter Riley after the game.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have announced a start time of approx 730 pm CT as the tarp has come off the field. Jake Arrieta will indeed get a chance to become baseball's first 10-game winner.

Rivalry revisited: Warriors-Thunder
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Every game the Warriors and Thunder played seemed to be epic. Take a look at the best moments from their battles.

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Mookie Betts has two home runs in the 1st two innings tonight. It's his 4th career multi-HR game. He has never hit 3 HR in a game before

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs/Dodgers should have a short delay at Wrigley Field as rain moves through the area. The tarp is still on the field with game time less than an hour away.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Watch Brazilian soccer star Neymar of FC Barcelona take batting practice from Mets hitting coach Kevin Long, meet outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, juggle a soccer ball and talk about his experience at Citi Field on Tuesday.

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Seattle digs the long ball in rout
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The Mariners homered five times in their 16-4 victory over the Padres.

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Eli Apple's golf swing is less than stellar
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The Giants rookie cornerback channeled his inner Charles Barkley.

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Cavs fan eats shirt after Warriors win
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The lesson is don't bet against Steph Curry.

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David Alaba's brutal own goal
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Always look back before passing to your keeper.

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Reggie Bush could not be contained
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Bush's reversal of the field against the Oregon Ducks continues our GameDay 100.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

"If I don't play him, then everyone thinks he is done and I don't necessarily think that," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of 40-year-old Alex Rodriguez, who is not in the lineup for second straight game. "I still think that he can still be productive for us. I chose to give him a day off yesterday, he played basically six days in a row [counting two minor league rehab games] and [J.A.] Happ has been a tough matchup for him so I chose to give him today off."

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Historic note: Anderson Varejao is poised to become the first NBA player of all-time to have played for both Finals teams in the same season

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