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Acuna nailed by pitch; benches clear

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Wednesday Scores

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Why position players pitching is kind of a fraud

The increasingly common sight of some utility guy throwing a perfect inning? It's fun, but it's also kind of a fraud.

The year of the position-player pitcher by the numbers

As infielders, outfielders and backup catchers take the mound in record numbers in major league baseball, here are the stats to know behind the rise.

The next Free Agents

Predicting where 2019's superstar free agents will sign

Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts where next offseason's top free agents will play in 2019-20.

Will Kyrie be a Knick next season?

Royce Young expects Kyrie Irving to stay put with the Celtics instead of heading to New York in 2019.

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Jaguars

NFL

Bomani: Jalen Ramsey on point with some QB criticisms

Bomani Jones defends Jalen Ramsey for his views on Josh Allen, Joe Flacco and Ben Roethlisberger.

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Training camp updates

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DeAndre Hopkins, Jimmie Ward scuffle at joint Texans-49ers practice

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Where top rookie QBs stand: Why Sam Darnold is trending up

How do the rookies look this preseason? Who's going to start in Week 1? We have updates on all the big names.

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On This Date: Aug. 16, 1920

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  • Ray Chapman dies after being hit in head with pitch

    On Aug. 16, 1920, Carl Mays hit Chapman on the left side of his head with a pitch as the Yankees played the Indians. The shortstop would die in the hospital the next day.