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4mJayson Stark

The world changed Saturday night at Wrigley

Grown men cried. Strangers hugged. Nobody wanted to leave. Why? The Chicago Cubs are FINALLY going to the promised land. And the moment transcended baseball.

Penn State returns blocked FG for stunning upset of Ohio State (1:51)
That feeling when you are going to the World Series (1:17)
Fournette makes a record-breaking statement in his return (0:59)
Mayfield's spectacular seven-touchdown performance (1:31)
White shows off all kinds of moves for 70-yard punt return TD (1:06)
Mixon finds end zone for fifth time (0:19)
Wolverines dust off unique formation for TD (0:20)
When you snap the ball and catch the TD on the same play (1:25)
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2dBill 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.

Michigan alum Mike Legg still scoring mind-blowing goals (0:44)
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    2dMarly Rivera | ESPN Digital

    En octubre: Sin bullpen no hay paraíso

    Contar con un cuerpo de relevistas eficaz ha pasado de ser un lujo a ser una necesidad para todos los equipos de Grandes Ligas, fundamentalmente para esos que juegan béisbol en octubre en busca de un anillo de Serie Mundial.


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, when the end of the season arrived: "I'd much rather be in this situation and fail, than not be in this situation at all. As much as it does hurt, as much as I would have liked to have won tonight, I'm really thankful that I've gotten to be on a team that has been in the postseason four years in a row."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

By my count, there were at least 8 new FBS records, 9 Big 12 records and 13 school records in the Oklahoma-Texas Tech game tonight. And I'm probably missing a few. One of the craziest FBS records tonight that might never be broken: Patrick Mahomes accounting for 100 total plays (88 passing, 12 rushing).

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

2016 NL Champions

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mami! I'm the MVP!


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Had an interesting exchange with one Cubs fan amid the mayhem after the game. Like he noted, the crowds were pretty tame. Excited, energetic, but restraint-filled reaction from Chicago tonight. A lot of people were simply standing around drinking beers, cheering, singing "Go Cubs Go" on an endless loop, and soaking up a moment that had eluded them and their parents and grandparents for so many years.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Now that the NLCS champagne celebration has ended, let this soak in: When the lights come back on at Wrigley, the Chicago Cubs will be taking the field in Game 3 of the World Series.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers team buses finally left Wrigley Field at about 11:30 p.m. local time, about 1-hour, 45-minutes after last pitch.

SMU slams door on Houston rally

Braeden West runs for a 10-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter as SMU pulls away from No. 11 Houston and wins 38-16.


David Ching ESPN Staff Writer 

Leonard Fournette says his preseason ankle injury "never really healed" when he tried to play the first month of the season. But after a layoff of nearly a month, he went off for 284 yards in LSU's 38-21 win over Ole Miss on Saturday. Here Fournette discusses his performance and how he hates being compared to teammate Derrius Guice.


Charles Moynihan ESPN 

Joe Maddon and the Cubs are headed to the World Series.


Pedro Gomez MLB 

Cubs celebrating


Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State held off a furious fourth-quarter rally from Arizona State, winning 37-32, to stay perfect in Pac-12 play. The Cougars are 4-0 in league play for the first time since 2003 and are tied with Washington atop the Pac-12 North standings. They travel to Oregon State next weekend. ASU heads to Oregon next week, but the status of quarterback Manny Wilkins remains unknown after he left in the first quarter with an undisclosed injury.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield, on the Texas Tech students chanting expletives at him: "Exactly how I thought it would be. And I enjoyed it."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

After watching West Virginia today, I wonder whether Kliff Kingsbury can take a page from his close friend Dana Holgorsen, who has built an offense that functions with the defense in mind -- changing speeds, slowing down with a lead. Holgorsen and defensive coordinator Tony Gibson work so well together in shaping game plans. It just seems like Texas Tech's approach will never accommodate the defense, which continues to combust.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma defense coordinator Mike Stoops. "We went man... we went zone... they had guys running free all night... it was unacceptable."

ESPN Stats and Information  

Oklahoma and Texas Tech got together Saturday night and did this to the NCAA record book.

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Patrick Mahomes broke the FBS record for total offense with 819 yards, but like Connor Halliday in 2014 and Matt Vogler in 1990, the prodigious number of yards didn't result in a win.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Partying like it's 1945!


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Four More.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

This game ended an hour and a half ago! These people don't ever want to leave Wrigley

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State coach James Franklin's words of advice to his team, after upsetting No. 2 Ohio State: "Nights like this don't happen very often. Savor this." Said there's nothing better right now than what's inside that locker room.

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Post-Champagne, pants-optional interview for Joe Maddon on Sportscenter

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The first time Javy Báez sees his mom Nelly after being named co-MVP of the NLCS.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Outside of Wrigley right now: just a few thousand Cubs fans celebrating a moment many never thought possible.

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Perhaps the most memorable W flown at Wrigley to date