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35mJesse Rogers

Led by their rising stars, Cubs surge ahead in NLCS

Behind Addison Russell and Javier Baez, the Cubs took Game 5 and sent the NLCS back to Wrigley with a chance to clinch a Series berth.

Golic thinks Cubs fans should forgive Bartman (1:36)
Rodgers, Adams team up for two TDs (0:41)
Boise State wins on dramatic blocked field goal (0:55)
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1hPaul Lukas

The 2016 Uni Watch NBA preview

This season, the NBA will be full of zeros, patches, court designs, retro looks and more.

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26mBill Barnwell

Blame Grigson, not Luck, for Colts' mess

"When you pay Andrew what we did, it's going to take some time to build on the other side of the ball," said Colts GM Ryan Grigson, who has had plenty of time and not much to show for it in Indy.

Woody rips Giants: 'I thought you were a classy organization!' (1:56)
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1hJake Trotter

The Baker Mayfield Bowl has arrived

Lubbock could get extra rowdy Saturday. A nasty breakup and a long game of "he said, they said" comes full circle when Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield returns to play Texas Tech, his former team.

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Week 7 NFL predictions: Scores for every game

Richard Sherman and the 4-1 Seahawks have an early advantage in the NFC West, while Tyrann Mathieu and the 3-3 Cardinals are trying to get a game back. NFL Nation breaks down each Week 7 matchup.


Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is taking a break from the customized cleats this week. Back on for Week 9. The last three weeks featured art of Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and Jose Fernandez.


Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham Jr. says hip "feels good. I feel better." Any chance he doesn't play? "Not so much."

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

$11,600: Price a fan paid for on StubHub for two front row seats next to Dodgers dugout for Game 6 at Wrigley on Saturday.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo stuck to his line involving Josh Brown. Continuously said "we're looking to get as much information as we can to make an informed decision." He did add that "everything's concerning."

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Eli Manning said coach Ben McAdoo went around Thursday and told players Josh Brown wouldn't make trip. Manning said he's not a good guy to ask about Brown's admissions. He didn't read them.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Under Armour unveils the Curry 3, available Tuesday for $140. Price is up $5 from 2.5 shoe, $10 from Curry 2 & $20 from Curry 1


Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Jon Lester: "I play this game with emotion and if it rubs people the wrong way, oh well."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Maddon on the Cubs being one win from the World Series: "It feels good. Our guys will be ready for the moment. I'm sure Chicago is buzzing at the moment."

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The W flags are out and a loud 'Let's Go Cubs' chant can be heard from behind the first-base dugout as Dodgers fans quietly exit following NLCS Game 5.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

And the Chicago Cubs are one win away from their first World Series trip since 1945.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs 8, Dodgers 4, Final. Cubs lead 3-2 in the NLCS. A tie game in the sixth inning turns the Cubs' way on a two-run home run from Addison Russell. The Dodgers will start Clayton Kershaw in Game 6 at Chicago on Saturday.

Boise State regains lead on third TD pass

Cedrick Wilson snatches Brett Rypien's 36-yard pass for a touchdown despite double coverage 35 seconds before halftime. The Broncos lead BYU 21-17 at intermission.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers on throwing it 56 times: "It's probably closer to how we're going to have to play going forward."

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

This was Jordy Nelson's first time being shut out in standard fantasy scoring since Week 9 of the 2012 season, a game he left in the first quarter due to an ankle injury. Nelson was active in 98.3 percent of ESPN leagues.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Tonight's game was the first since at least 1960 in which three wide receivers from the same team managed at least 20 fantasy points using PPR scoring: Davante Adams (38), Randall Cobb (28) and Ty Montgomery (22) of the Green Bay Packers.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers RB Don Jackson said the X-rays on his left hand looked "pretty good" but he's expected to have a scan tomorrow. He said he could have gone back into the game but ball security with the heavy wrap was a concern.

BYU takes lead on second pick-six

Brett Rypien's pass is tipped and intercepted by Dayan Lake, who runs it 50 yards down the left sideline for a TD. BYU leads Boise State for the first time in the game, 17-14 late in the half.


BYU narrowly avoids bizarre safety

Facing fourth-and-19 at BYU's 5-yard line, punter Jonny Linehan takes over and makes it to only the 2. Boise State took over at the Cougars' 17 following a penalty, and the possession ended with a missed field-goal attempt.


ESPN Stats and Information  

Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery are the second trio of teammates to have 10 receptions in a game. The other instance, per the Elias Sports Bureau, came in 1994, when the Patriots had 3 against the Vikings (Leroy Thompson, Michael Timpson, Ben Coates).

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Ty Montgomery finished tonight's game with nine carries, 10 catches and 12 fantasy points, making him the first wide receiver since 1960 to have at least that many of each in a game. He was started in only 3.8 percent of ESPN leagues.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Davante Adams is the 2nd Packers player to record at least 13 receptions in a game. Hall-of-Famer Don Hutson did it twice.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers beat Bears 26-10 to kick off NFL Week 7. The ViewFromVegas is they also covered as 7.5-point home favorites and the game stayed under the betting total of 46.5.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Here's a crazy bit of history for you: That Ty Montgomery catch gives the Packers three players with 10 receptions in this game. Randall Cobb and Davante Adams are the others. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that has only happened one other time in NFL history. It came in a 1994 game between the Patriots and Vikings that went to overtime.

BYU gets spark with pick-six

On Boise State's first snap following a BYU field goal, linebacker Fred Warner returns an interception of Brett Rypien 59 yards down the left sideline for a score. BYU is within 14-10 a minute into the second quarter.


Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Just when it looked like Boise State had a good chance to run away with this game, BYU is right back in it. First, the Cougars blocked a FG attempt. Then, after a field goal of its own, BYU got a highlight-reel interception return for a touchdown from Fred Warner to make it 14-10.