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Sale Returns to Red Sox Sunday…Browns WR Callaway Charged…Blackhawks Legend Mikita Dies

TORONTO (AP) – Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is scheduled to come off the 10-day disabled list and start against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Sale has not pitched since July 27 against Minnesota because of mild left shoulder inflammation. The Cy Young Award candidate is 11-4 and leads the American League with a 2.04 ERA and 207 strikeouts.

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani will throw a bullpen session Saturday in the latest significant step in the two-way sensation’s return to the mound. Ohtani hasn’t pitched since June 6 after spraining a ligament in his elbow. Ohtani and the Angels are attempting to determine whether he can return to regular pitching without needing Tommy John surgery.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Cleveland Browns rookie receiver Antonio Callaway has been cited for marijuana possession after his car was pulled over by police in Strongville, Ohio, Sunday morning. The police report says the fourth-round draft pick failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was in possession of a “small amount” of marijuana under his seat. Callaway also was driving with a suspended license.

UNDATED (AP) – Serena Williams says she’s been struggling with postpartum emotions and wants other new moms to know they are “totally normal.” The 23-time Grand Slam champion suffered the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California, last Tuesday. She then withdrew from this week’s Rogers Cup in Montreal, citing personal reasons.

CHICAGO (AP) – Hockey Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has died at 78. Mikita spent his entire 22-year NHL career with the Blackhawks and is the team’s all-time leader with 926 assists, 1,467 points and 1,394 games played. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983, three years after he became the first Blackhawk to have his jersey retired.

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