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Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- He has been the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for longer than most of their fans have been alive. Vin Scully is retiring after the 2016 season, and the team honored his career with a pregame ceremony about an hour long.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, star pitchers Sandy Koufax and Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and actor Kevin Costner were among the speakers. But the main attraction was Scully himself, who began his speech with one of his signature lines.

"Hi everybody and a very pleasant good evening to you," he said as the crowd roared.

Bringing his conversational style from the broadcast booth down to the field for a while, Scully made sure to thank the countless people with whom he's crossed paths over the years, but gave special thanks to the fans.

Scully spent 67 years behind the microphone for the Dodgers, acting as the narrator for three perfect games, and five Dodgers World Series Championships. His voice was the backdrop to indelible memories, including Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run, Bill Buckner's immortal World Series error, and Kirk Gibson's momentous home run in Game One of the 1988 World Series.

He talked about growing up enthralled by the roar the crowd and his plans for the future.

"If you're 65 and retire, you might have 20 years left of life or more and you better have some plans," he joked. "When you're 89 and they ask you what your plans are...I'm trying to live."

But the legendary broadcaster made sure to sign off with another of his famous lines exclaiming, "It's time for Dodger's baseball!"

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Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/MCT via Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- A pie in the face of a former NBA star lands one man in jail.

It was a coconut cream pie, according to local activist Sean Thompson, who took the treat from his grocery bag and smashed it in the face of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson at a charity event.

Johnson, who spent 12 seasons as point guard for the Phoenix Suns, reacted by reportedly tackling the pie-wielder.

Thompson told ABC station KXTV-TV the incident landed him in the hospital.

"And I have nine stitches to show for it," he said.

Although he liked the three-time NBA All-Star when he first became mayor, the activist told KXTV-TV he was upset that Johnson paid more attention to the Sacramento Kings instead of the homeless.

"He's had a lot of opportunities to help a lot of people and he's just ignored every one of them," Thompson said.

The pie-wielder said to KXTV-TV the mayor "overreacted."

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Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- Steve Clevenger has been suspended by the Seattle Mariners for the remainder of the season after the catcher posted racially charged tweets regarding the unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"As soon as we became aware of the tweets posted by Steve yesterday, we began to examine all of our options in regard to his standing on the team," Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement Friday. "Today we have informed him that he is suspended for the reminder of the season without pay."

Clevenger, 30, took to Twitter on Thursday, two days after the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, which sparked the demonstrations in Charlotte.

Following Clevenger's tweets, Dipoto said in a statement Thursday that the team was "very disappointed."

"While he is certainly free to express himself, his tweets do not in any way represent the opinions of the Seattle Mariners. We strongly disagree with the language and tone of his comments," Dipoto said Thursday.

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Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(MIAMI) -- Bad news for Miami Heat fans: It doesn't look like Chris Bosh will be returning to the court anytime soon.

The team announced on Friday that the power forward failed his pre-season physical and said "there is no timetable for his return."

"The Miami HEAT and Chris Bosh, in consultation with team doctors and other physicians, have been working together for many months with the mutual goal of having Chris return to the court as soon as possible," the Heat said in a statement. "Chris has now taken his pre-season physical. The Miami HEAT regret that it remains unable to clear Chris to return to basketball activities, and there is no timetable for his return."

Bosh, 32, has been plagued by blood clots.

The team did not offer any further details on his condition, saying: "We are not able to comment further in light of Article XXII, Section 3(e) of the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, which precludes a team from releasing certain medical information without a player's consent."

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Hemera/Thinkstock(LOUDON, N.H.) — The second race in the Sprint Cup's Chase will take place in New Hampshire this weekend.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Sunday afternoon. NBCSN's coverage of the race will begin at 2 p.m. ET.

Martin Truex Jr. won the Chase opener last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway and has a slim one-point lead over Brad Keselowski in the Chase standings.

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

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 9, Minnesota 2
Boston 5, Baltimore 3
Tampa Bay 2, N-Y Yankees 0
Cleveland 5, Kansas City 2
Detroit 4, Minnesota 2
L.A. Angels 2, Houston 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

N-Y Mets 9, Philadelphia 8, 11 Innings
San Francisco 2, San Diego 1
L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 4
Atlanta 6, Miami 3
Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 1

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(5) Clemson 26, Georgia Tech 7

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

New England 27, Houston 0

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Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr offered his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick's protests, supporting the San Francisco 49ers quarterback in his decision to kneel during the national anthem.

Kerr called the discourse that has grown out of Kaepernick's protests "probably one of the best things that's come out of [it]," adding that "no matter which side of the spectrum you're on, I would hope that every American is disgusted with what is going on around the country." He specifically referenced the shooting death of Terence Crutcher at the hands of a police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma earlier this week.

Kerr told reporters that he understood people who may be turned off by the way Kaepernick has gone about his protest. "Maybe they have a military family member who is offended," he offered, "maybe they lost somebody in a war and that flag or the anthem means a lot more to them than someone else."

"But when you flip it around," Kerr said, "and what about non-violent protests? That's America. This is what our country is about."

 

Video of that Kerr quote on Kaep, non-violent protesting pic.twitter.com/KtvpAhbgpy

— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 21, 2016



He also said that he has spoken to a number of Warriors players, and that he will address the whole team before the NBA season begins. Kerr also said he would support any Warriors players who decide to speak out.

"As  long as the message is clear, I'm all for people speaking out against injustice. Whatever form that takes, if it's non-violent and it leads to conversation, then I think that's a good thing."

Earlier this summer, NBA stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul stepped onto the stage to address gun violence in America, saying something needed to be done. Athletes have raised concerns, both about recent shooting deaths of black men at the hands of police officers, as well as the increased violence in cities, notably Chicago.

Wade's cousin was fatally shot in Chicago earlier this month while she walked her child in a stroller.

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Rocky W. Widner/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — New developments are causing a stir in the sexual assault cause against NBA star Derrick Rose. A Los Angeles judge has ruled that Rose’s accuser cannot remain anonymous at her civil trial. The woman's lawyers, however, argue that she will not be safe if her identity is revealed.

Watch legal analyst Areva Martin discuss the case on ABC’s Good Morning America:


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Digital Vision/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) — The entire Indiana Fever WNBA team knelt during the national anthem before a playoff game Wednesday night, the first such protest involving an entire professional sports team.

The Fever join the ranks of numerous pro athletes who have followed the lead of San Fancisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who said he wanted to call attention to the oppression of "black people and people of color."

"I'm proud of y'all for doing that together. Being in that together," Fever head coach Stephanie White told the team in a pre-game huddle recorded by ESPN. "That's big. That's big. It's bigger than basketball, right? Bigger than basketball. Alright? So let's go out and let's use that energy. Let's use that togetherness on the floor."

The Indiana #Fever join arms and take a knee during tonight's anthem... pic.twitter.com/iGzfbofTsk

— Dave Furst (@DaveFurst) September 21, 2016

The Fever went on to lose to the Phoenix Mercury on their home floor at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis by a score of 89 to 78.

A handful of members from Mercury also knelt, reports ABC affiliate WRTV.

"That's the great thing about our team is we will sit down and have open-minded conversations," said Fever point guard Briann January. "Tonight, after having conversations about the recent incidents that have gone on, we came together and we were united in making that stand. Our hope is to really create conversations."

"There's a respectful way to affect social change," White added in a post-game interview, saying that she didn't know about the protest beforehand but that she supported it. "Any time our players have a conversation about doing it in a respectful way, I appreciate that and I applaud them for that."

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Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Martin Truex Jr. and Jimmie Johnson will not be penalized after NASCAR announced early this week that both drivers' cars failed a post-race laser inspection following the Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway.

NASCAR on Wednesday revealed that it has revised its penalty system for post-race inspections, eliminating lower-tier penalties. The move is retroactive to last weekend's race, so neither Truex nor Johnson will be penalized for their infractions, ESPN.com reports.

"We recognized if we were to apply those penalties as we listed them out for the event, those penalties would not have the same impact on the competitors based on the Chase format and the increased emphasis on win bonuses [to advance]," NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O'Donnell said, according to ESPN.com.

Truex won the race at Chicagoland, assuring himself a spot in the next round in the Chase.

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