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30mBuster Olney

The playoffs are next week, but October starts now

The postseason is calling. Will the Giants, Mets, Blue Jays and other wild-card contenders answer it in baseball's final weekend?

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Ryder Cup heckler thankful to have sunk putt (1:45)
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9hMark Saxon

Cardinals in receiving mood after gift win

The Cardinals' win against the Reds on a controversial call has brought St. Louis back from the brink of postseason elimination.

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Umpires refuse to come back out in St. Louis (1:00)
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Green breaks a tackle for easy TD (0:21)
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Affleck, Damon fight over who's better friends with Brady (4:05)
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19hMatthew Berry

Love, hate and celebrity

Matthew Berry offers the players he loves and hates for Week 4 and reveals the celebrity he picked to teach fantasy football this season in his quest to get every man, woman and child to play.

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Mike & Mike: The AFC East race is over (1:22)
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Super Bowl halftime show to feature Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga will headline February's Super Bowl halftime show. An NFL spokesperson said Lady Gaga did not pay the league to perform, nor did the league pay her.

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Stephen A. doesn't think Gordon will see an NFL field again (1:53)
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Greg Ward puts up another Heisman performance (1:06)
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David Ortiz's farewell to Yankee Stadium (1:30)

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LeGarrette Blount is averaging 25 carries per game, so would Bill Belichick like to see that number reduced? "I'd like to see us win. That's what I'd like to see," Belichick answered Friday. "It's not about individual stats. It's about the team winning. That's what is important to me and that's what is important to the team."

NFL 

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

HUGE ROAR from the 9th green that could easily be heard in the media center some 500+ yards away as Rickie Fowler chips in for birdie on the 9th hole!!! That's three holes in a row the Fowler/Phil Mickelson pair have won. They make the turn 1 up over Rory McIlroy/Andy Sullivan

Golf 

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Buddy Ponder has been driving Clemson's team bus for the past eight years. Bus 1 takes coach Dabo Swinney and the defensive players to the stadium. The offensive players ride in another bus. "These are the working men," Buddy says with a smile. "I tell them, 'You take care of the pretty boys in the other bus.'"

NCAAF 

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed are proving to be a formidable team. They went 2-0-1 at Gleneagles and so far are 3-up thru 8 over Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose -- who have yet to win a hole. The other matches: McIlroy/Sullivan 1 up thru 7 over Mickelson/Fowler Garcia/Kaymer 1-up thru 5 over Walker/Z.Johnson D.Johnson/Kuchar 3-up thru 5 over Westwood/Pieters

Golf 

Ryder Cup heckler thankful to have sunk putt
Pro Golfer's Association 

U.S. fan David Johnson talks to the SportsCenter crew about taking the challenge to sink a putt at the Ryder Cup practice session after badgering the European team members.

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Pro Golfer's Association 

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

A very odd moment during Andrew Luck's presser: A reporter delivered Luck a plate of German schnitzel during the middle of the press conference. Luck lived in Germany for seven years as a kid.

NFL 

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles on the amount of Jaguars fans that attended Friday's walkthrough and the support he feels from them despite 0-3 start: "I think if you are a Jaguars fan in London you've got to be pretty damn loyal."

NFL 

Who has the more meaningful bromance?
NFL 

Actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon fling insults at each other over which guy Tom Brady is better friends with (it's all part of a charity campaign for the fundraising group Omaze).

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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts QB Andrew Luck did not throw today in practice. That's been part of the Colts plan all season. He said it helps him stay fresh on Fridays before games.

NFL 

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Dude, where's my car? Brad Keselowski waits for his car in his garage prior to practice in Dover.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Phil Mickelson's putter fails him on the 4th hole, while Rory McIlroy's does not. Mickelson and Rickie Fowler go one down to McIlroy and Andy Sullivan thru four holes.

Golf 

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

The forecast was for sunny skies and 71 degrees but Mother Nature must have known what the Ryder Cup means so she set the tone perfectly as the first matches began this morning in Chaska, Minnesota.

Golf 

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

What will Tiger Woods do all day? Well, even as a vice captain, he cannot give advice to players. The Rules of Golf only allow for advice from the caddie, or in a team event, your partner or partner's caddie. At the Ryder Cup, captain's Davis Love III and Darren Clarke can also give advice, and typically they rely on info from their assistants to pass on info.

Golf 

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

There's an eerie fog hanging around the golf course at the Ryder Cup this morning but it hasn't dampened the spirit of the HUGE and very boisterous crowd that's on site.

Golf 

Cards walk off in controversial fashion
MLB 

Reds manager Bryan Price's attempt to challenge whether Yadier Molina's game-winning double should have been a ground-rule double -- which would have kept the winning run at third -- is too late, as the Cardinals win a crucial game.

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Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Dustin Johnson getting in some last minute work on the range before heading to the first tee with Matt Kuchar

Golf 

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Arnold Palmer was Ryder Cup captain twice . His bag from 1975 when the U.S won at Laurel Valley is on the first tee at Hazeltine today.

Golf 

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Some members of the Jaguars' British fan club watching Friday's walkthrough at Allianz Park.

NFL 

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts are on the practice field about seven hours after landing in London

NFL 

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson got involved in Thursday's scrimmage after a sloppy sequence. "He got mad at us one time because we was running the offense and we didn't throw the ball into the post," Derrick Rose said. "He came over, kind of grumpy a little bit. That was my first time ever seeing him like that."

NBA 

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Duke (like many schools) will hold its first official practice today. Freshman Harry Giles has been brought along slowly and that will continue to be the plan as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered in the first game of his senior season in high school at Oak Hill Academy. Giles still on track to play in the season-opener on Nov. 11. "I'm definitely confident," Giles said of playing in the opener.

NCAAM 

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

A long day of vice-captaining ahead for Tiger at the Ryder Cup

Golf 

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis say that the Knicks have incorporated pick and roll into their transition/early offense. That seems like it will be an opportunity for Rose and Brandon Jennings can create off the dribble before settling into the triangle offense.

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Mattias Karén ESPN FC 

Arsene Wenger handed pens out to journalists to mark his 20th anniversary as Arsenal manager. Nice touch.

David Ortiz's farewell to Yankee Stadium
MLB 

Ortiz received numerous standing ovations from the Yankee Stadium crowd, including when he was removed from the game after drawing a walk in his final at-bat in the Bronx.

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