Report: Curt Schilling will return to ESPN following controversial remarks about Hillary Clinton

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Earlier this month, former major leaguer and current ESPN analyst Curt Schilling went on 610 AM in Kansas City and made a controversial comment about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Schilling said, “If I’m gonna believe, and I don’t have any reason not to believe, that she gave classified information on hundreds if not thousands of emails on a public server after what happened to General Petraeus, she should buried under a jail somewhere.”

The comment earned Schilling and ESPN plenty of backlash and the sports media company said, “We are addressing it.” A few months prior, ESPN updated its policy for addressing the 2016 presidential election, saying, “We should refrain from political editorializing, personal attacks or ‘drive-by’ comments regarding the candidates and their campaigns.”

Schilling seemed at peace with the possibility he might lose his job, but Vocativ is reporting that ESPN confirmed Schilling will remain on the Monday Night Baseball team.

This is not the first time Schilling has landed in hot water. Last September, ESPN removed him from coverage of the Little League World Series and Sunday Night Baseball after making a Tweet that compared Muslims to Nazis. But to be fair to Schilling, it hasn’t been all bad. Last March, he valiantly stood up for his daughter, who was receiving some vicious comments online.

Pujols hits 701st career home run, connects for Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 701st home run, connecting Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium. The solo drive in the fourth inning made it 1-all.

Pujols faced Oviedo for the first time and made the 24-year-old righty the 456th different pitcher he’s homered against.

The St. Louis star hadn’t homered in a week since hitting No. 699 and 700 at Dodger Stadium last Friday. Pujols had gone 10 at-bats without a home run after two starts and one pinch-hit appearance.

The Busch Stadium crowd gave the 42-year-old Pujols a long standing ovation before he came out of the Cardinals dugout to tip his cap for a curtain call.

Pujols hit his 22nd home run this season for the NL Central champion Cardinals.

Pujols is fourth on the career home run list behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).