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Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will welcome Pittsburgh Penguins to The White House on Thursday afternoon to congratulate the team on their 2016 Stanley Cup victory.

The Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos and NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers were invited by the President over the summer.

The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks in six games in the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals. It marks the fourth time the franchise has won the Stanley Cup.

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Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Giants outfielder Angel Pagan tackled a male fan who ran onto the field Friday night at AT&T Park, ESPN reports.

The man entered the field during the fourth inning and first approached catcher Buster Posey, who shoved him to the ground. Third baseman Gordon Beckham swiped at the fan as he sprinted towards left field, where he was eventually body-slammed by Pagan. Pagan then held the man on the ground before he was taken away by security.

The outfielder talked about the incident after the game.

"After I saw him getting too close to Buster that he had to push him away, I just thought that my teammate could be in danger... So I had to do something because you never know what they've got on their body. So I just wanted to tackle him. I mean, I didn't want to harm him or anything. But I just wanted to make sure I helped the security people as well as protect my teammates."

Pagan tipped his cap towards fans who gave him a standing ovation as the Giants returned to the dugout after the third out was recorded.

The Giants went on to win the game 9-3 over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Mitchell Leff/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) The No. 1 overall draft pick has fractured a bone in his foot.

Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons rolled his ankle during the final scrimmage of training camp and suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot, according to the team.

It was not immediately clear if Simmons would undergo surgery. The team said, "Further medical evaluation and treatment options are being considered at this time and additional updates will be provided when appropriate."

Simmons was set to start for the Sixers Tuesday in their preseason opener against the Boston Celtics. Originally from Australia, he was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

Philadelphia finished last season with 10-72.

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Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Thursday night's game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates ended in a 1-1 tie.

The contest was called in the sixth inning due to heavy rain.

The clubs aren't scheduled to meeting again this year. Since the Pirates are out of postseason contention and the Cubs have the league's best record, officials decided rescheduling the matchup would not be necessary since it would not affect playoff positioning.

Tonight's game has been officially suspended & will not be made up.

MLB has deemed it a tied game. All stats from tonight will count.

— Pirates (@Pirates) September 30, 2016

It's the first time since 2005 a Major League Baseball game finished with a tie score. The Pirates' last tie came in 1998 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHASKA, Minn.) — One of the most famous contests in golf saw one of the most impressive displays on a green in Ryder Cup history, and it didn't even come from one of the players.

David Johnson, a spectator during the practice round on Thursday at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota, watched Team Europe's Rory McIlroy and teammate Andy Sullivan as they tried and failed repeatedly to sink their putts.

Johnson yelled from the crowd behind the ropes of the eighth green that he could make the 12-footer.

In general, pros tune out boasts from hecklers and play on, but when teammate Henrik Stenson heard the heckler bragging about his own short game, he made Johnson put his money where his mouth was -- literally.

Justin Rose laid down a $100 bill on the grass next to the ball, about 12-feet from the hole. Johnson settled his stance, looked over the ball, gave it a firm tap and sunk the putt.

The North Dakota native threw his hands up in celebration as the crowd erupted and all four of the Team Europe players shared congratulatory high fives and hugs.

Has the @rydercup started already??????????????????

— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) September 29, 2016

"It was one of those roars," Johnson told ABC News. "I compare it to the movie Tin Cup. If you remember, at the end of Tin Cup, when he scores a 13 on the final hole and everyone just goes nuts and that's kinda what it reminded me of."

He added: "I just soaked it in and enjoyed every minute of it."

The players on the green signed the winning golf ball. As for the $100 bill, Johnson said he is going to frame it and hang it in his office.

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Hemera/Thinkstock(DOVER, Del.) — The first round of the Sprint Cup Series' Chase comes to an end this weekend at Dover International Speedway.

The Delaware track will host the Citizen Soldier 400 Sunday afternoon. NBCSN's coverage of the race begins at 2 p.m. ET.

This is the third race in the Chase. Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick won the first two races.

Twelve of the 16 Chase drivers will advance into the next round.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:


Seattle 3, Oakland 2
Tampa Bay 5, Chi White Sox 3  
N-Y Yankees 5, Boston 1
Baltimore 4, Toronto 0
Minnesota 7, Kansas City 6
Cleveland at Detroit (postponed)


L.A. Dodgers 9, San Diego 4
San Francisco 7, Colorado 2
Washington 5, Arizona 3
Chi Cubs 1, Pittsburgh 1, 6 Innings
Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 2
St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 3


Cincinnati 22, Miami 7


 (6) Houston 42, UConn 14

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Stacy Revere/Getty Images(INDEPENDENCE, Ohio) – Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue says he’s invited recently-retired Kevin Garnett to join his coaching staff.

“I talked to him about it,” Lue said Thursday. "I know his wife is pushing for it a lot. Brandi is pushing for it, trying to get him to come and coach. He says he's not ready yet. He goes back -- 'I might do it' -- but he's back and forth. We'll see. But I'd definitely make a spot for him if he wanted to come back and coach."

Garnett, a 15-time All-Star, retired from playing after 21 seasons last week.

"Didn't want to see him do it," Lue said of Garnett hanging up his jersey. "I thought he would've been the first player in NBA history to play in his teens, 20s, 30s and 40s. He just turned 40 in May. I just thought that would've been great for him."

The Cavaliers already have a full coaching staff, but Lue said Garnett could serve in a unofficial capacity or hang around team practices.

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Diamond Images/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) – Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is putting his NFL comeback on hold.

Gordon, who was suspended for the first four games of the NFL season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, says he’s entering rehab.

"After careful thought and deep consideration I've decided that I need to step away from pursuing my return to the Browns and my football career to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility," Gordon said in a statement Thursday. "This is the right decision for me and one that I hope will enable me to gain full control of my life and continue on a path to reach my full potential as a person. I appreciate the support of the NFL, NFLPA, the Browns, my teammates, my agent and the community through this extremely challenging process."

Brown was suspended for the entire 2015 season, but was reinstated conditionally by commissioner Roger Goodell on July 25th.

"We support Josh in taking this step to seek additional help and treatment," Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said in the statement. "His singular focus must be on his own health. We want nothing more than for Josh to be successful personally and professionally and will not comment on his status with the organization at this time."

The 25-year-old has 14 touchdowns in his NFL career.

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Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden welcomed Team USA -- about 600 Olympians and Paralympians -- to the White House Thursday, congratulating them not only for their gold, silver and bronze medals but also for their representation of a diverse set of ideals that inspired Americans during the Rio summer games.

The event started with a picture of Mrs. Obama towering over gold medal gymnast Simone Biles, posing with her elbow over Biles’ head.

President Obama joked that he was going to begin the ceremony with a floor routine but he decided against that because he can’t even touch his toes.

The president emphasized that it wasn’t just high scores or fast times that made Team USA Olympic champions, it was also the team’s diversity.

“Everybody’s from all different kinds of backgrounds,” he said, adding they are all “very good looking” with white teeth and shiny eyes, prompting the first lady to shout out “fruits and vegetables!”

"We've become something more than just the sum of our parts. We've become Americans, together. And there's something special about that -- all races, all faiths, all traditions, all orientations, all marching together under that same proud flag, not bound by a creed or a color, but by our devotion to an enduring set of ideals -- that we're all created equal, that we can think, and worship and love as we please, and that we can pursue our own version of happiness. That's a great gift, that's what makes us strong,” President Obama said.

The president also recognized Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who’s black power salute on the podium created controversy in 1968.

“Their powerful, silent protest in the 1968 games was controversial but it woke folks up and created greater opportunity for those that followed,” he said.

Obama then recounted Jesse Owens, whose family was in attendance, for his performance “under the gaze of Adolf Hitler” in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin but “whooped” the competition.

The president said he continues “to be inspired by paralympians” and stressed that the Rio Olympics “belonged to America’s women Olympians.”

“As father of two young women, for [Malia and Sasha] to have that example of health, drive, competition, persistence and strength, it makes me really proud,” Obama said.

The president recognized several individual Olympians, including Katie Ledecky.

“I was nervous if she was going to ask me to hold all her medals while I was speaking or something,” he joked.

Obama called Michael Phelps “the greatest Olympian of all-time” -- remarking that breaking a 2,000 year record was “pretty impressive” given you have to “go back to the Greeks” to find the previous record holder.

The president also singled out Sam Kendricks, the Army reservist participating in the pole vault who gained national respect when he abandoned an attempt to stand at attention for the national anthem playing on the other side of the venue.

Obama was presented with two surfboards, which Biles explained -- at the president’s urging -- represented that surfing will be an Olympic sport in the 2020 summer games.

“I’m going to have a lot of time to surf next year,” Obama quipped.

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