Sale scratched after clubhouse incident

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CHICAGO (AP) Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night after he was involved in what the team said was a "non-physical clubhouse incident."

Sale, who was to attempt to become the majors' first 15-game winner, was sent home from the park.

"The incident, which was non-physical in nature, currently is under further investigation by the club," general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. "The White Sox will have no additional comment until the investigation is completed."

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Kyle Busch pulled off a rare trifecta Saturday.

He crashed Tony Stewart's scripted farewell party and pushed Jeff Gordon's comeback bid to the middle of the pack by accomplishing one of his biggest career goals - claiming his first Brickyard 400 pole. (MORE)

Cruz has 2 HRs, 7 RBIs as M's pound Jays

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Seattle's batters seem be faring just fine without him. (MORE)

Police say Gators LB helped stop rape

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Police say a University of Florida football player helped stop the rape of an unconscious woman behind a trash bin outside a bar.

Cristian Garcia told First Coast News ( ) he was taking out the trash Thursday morning from the bar where he works security when he noticed a couple having sex. He first thought it was consensual, but then saw the woman was unconscious. Garcia said the man's friends were watching the assault, and did nothing to help. The incident was videotaped. (MORE)

NC governor: NBA decision 'P.C. B.S.'

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The NBA All-Star Game's exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's re-election campaign, even as he dismisses the move as political correctness gone too far.

The 2017 event's departure from Charlotte deprives the state of an estimated $100 million economic impact and comes after the law prompted PayPal and Deutsche Bank to cancel plans to add hundreds of jobs. The law known best for its restrictions on transgender bathroom access looms large in an election season that includes one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races. (MORE)

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