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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs hosted Hollywood celeb fans in a suite on Friday at Dodgers stadium including comedian Larry David, who said in a very Larry David - esque tone that he had "no rooting interest tonight." Bob Newhart was still glowing over the Cubs World Series victory telling people to break up the Cubs, "they're too good."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Before tonight's game agent Scott Boras downplayed a velocity drop in client Jake Arrieta's fastball dismissing it as too early to judge a "1 mph" drop: "I can't grade velocity in a month. I grade it over a two season period." Arrieta is avg 92.1 mph on his fastball this season as opposed to a 94.6 mph avg. in 2015. (ESPN Stats and Info).

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss what he's thinking regarding Kyle Schwarber who is hitting .190. He'll only play against righties for now.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon indicated he will continue to platoon Kyle Schwarber until he gets going against right handed pitching. Schwarber has been mired in a season long slump and won't start Friday (Wood) or Sunday (Kershaw) against the Dodgers when they pitch two lefties.

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Wilson Contreras: "The desire to win leads us to do things" (2:44)

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The White Sox activated 2B Yoan Moncada (left thumb) from Triple-A Charlotte's 7-day DL. Chicago's top prospect owns a .331/.401/.504 batting line with six homers and 10 steals through 34 games in the minors this season.

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Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader between the Tigers and White Sox has been postponed. It will be made up as part of a straight doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 2:10 p.m ET. Friday's Game 2 is expected to be played as scheduled at 8:10 p.m ET.

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The great debate: LeBron or MJ? (3:14)

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Dwyane Wade congratulated former teammate LeBron James on Friday afternoon. James' streak of seven straight NBA Finals appearances is the first of its kind since the 1960s Boston Celtics dynasty.

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The White Sox placed RHP Dylan Covey on the 10-day DL Friday with a strained left oblique and called up RHP Juan Minaya from Triple-A Charlotte. In addition, they've added RHP Tyler Danish as the 26th man for Friday's doubleheader vs. the Tigers.

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Comparing iconic careers of Jordan and LeBron (1:57)
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Is Laimbeer still sour over Jordan? (2:46)
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Real or not? Giolito's gem

Lucas Giolito spun a seven-inning no-hitter for Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, but was it really a sign that he'll turn his season around?

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Since his most recent no-hitter vs. the Reds in April 2016, Jake Arrieta hasn't been nearly as dominant as he was prior to that game. That's especially been the case this season.