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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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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- To Bostonians like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is as close to a deity as one can be on this spiritual plane. Now, a new charity experience from will let one lucky fan find out which film star Brady likes more.

In a video that aired exclusively on ABC News' Good Morning America Thursday to promote the campaign, Affleck and Damon have an "argument" over which of them the NFL quarterback likes better.

The argument -- conducted over video call -- is interrupted when Brady himself calls in.

The Omaze campaign offers one person and a guest the chance to win a night out in Boston with Brady, Affleck and Damon for as little as $10. The funds raised will support the stars’ individual charity initiatives: Affleck's Eastern Congo Initiative, Damon's and Tom Brady's TB12 Foundation.

At the end of the video, Brady invites people to visit to enter, then adds: “I can’t wait to meet you and tell you which one of these guys I actually like better."

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


Texas 8, Milwaukee 5


Chi White Sox 1, Tampa Bay 0
L.A. Angels 8, Oakland 6
Seattle 12, Houston 4
N-Y Yankees 5, Boston 3
Baltimore 3, Toronto 2
Kansas City 5, Minnesota 2
Detroit 6, Cleveland 3, 5 Innings


Pittsburgh 8, Chi Cubs 4
San Diego 6, L.A. Dodgers 5
Colorado 2 San Francisco 0
Arizona 3, Washington 0, 6 Innings
N-Y Mets 5, Miami 2
Atlanta 12, Philadelphia 2
Cincinnati 2, St. Louis 1

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PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock/Thinkstock(CANTON, N.C.) -- Two rival teams in North Carolina displayed the embodiment of good sportsmanship when they worked together to allow a teen with paraplegic cerebral palsy to achieve his dream of playing football.

Lou Stamey, a 15-year-old who is confined to a wheelchair and has limited speech, scored a touchdown at the beginning of Canton Middle School's football game against Waynesville Middle School on the night of Sept. 22. The game was a precursor to the Friday night game between Pisgah High School and Tuscola High School, one of North Carolina's biggest football rivalries, which draws up to 20,000 fans annually, Canton Middle School football coach Joshua Simmons told ABC News.

Lou's love of football was passed on to him by his father, a local referee who called football games at the high school, middle school and youth levels before he unexpectedly died three years ago, Lou's mother, Belinda Stamey, told ABC News.

Simmons approached Lou's gym teacher and asked her if she thought Lou would be interested in participating in the football game.

"Lou's very special in our school," Simmons said. "He brings a lot of joy to a lot of people."

Simmons created the "Lou Play," and worked with Waynesville Middle School football coach Robert Sutton to pull it off. In the play, the ball was snapped to Canton's quarterback and handed to Lou, who held it in his lap. Classmate Brayden West then pushed Lou toward the goal line as Waynesville defenders dived for him.

"Look, Lou, they're cheering for you," a teammate can be heard saying to him as they make their way toward the goal.

Once he scored the touchdown, players from both teams rallied around Lou and chanted his name, Simmons said.

For one special moment, the rivalry "took a backseat to Lou," Simmons said, calling it "such a cool day."

For the rest of the game, he held a sign that read "Eat my dust," made for him by his mother.

"He thought it was funny," Stamey said of the sign. "He has a great sense of humor."

Simmons said it took effort from both teams to make the play a success, giving Waynesville credit for going "well beyond" his expectations. Waynesville's football coach, Robert Sutton, told ABC affiliate WLOS in Asheville that he was glad to be a part of the play.

While Simmons said including Lou in the biggest football game of the year was something the teen "would never forget," he said he hopes that it taught his players a lesson to never take for granted their ability to walk.

It was a "dream come true" for Lou to be on the field with his teammates, Stamey said. After his father died, he would see referees on televised games and say, "Daddy?"

Although the points from Lou's touchdown didn't count toward the official school, the momentum it created must have paid off. Canton won the game 38-8.

This may not be Lou's final participation in a rivalry game. Next year, Lou will attend Pisgah High School, and the "popular" teen will continue his role as a "staple in the community" there, Stamey said.

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