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3hMatthew Berry

Berry: Love, Hate and goodbye, Arian Foster

Matthew Berry offers the players he loves and hates for Week 8 and remembers a very special bond he had with Arian Foster, a shared hatred that transcended fantasy.

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1hMike Triplett

Vikings, Childress deny claim of bounty system

Former Vikings offensive lineman Artis Hicks claimed in a book about Brett Favre that Minnesota had a bounty system in 2008-09, a claim that the team and then-coach Brad Childress denied.

2hJohn Barr

Ex-U.S. gymnast claims abuse by doc, Karolyis

A former U.S. women's gymnastics team member says a team doctor sexually assaulted her, and former coaches, Bela and Marta Karolyi, engaged in their own pattern of physical and emotional abuse.


Singer: 76ers pulled me from anthem over jersey

Sevyn Streeter, who was scheduled to sing the national anthem before Wednesday's Sixers season opener, said she was told by the team she could not perform because of her "We Matter" jersey.

Kellerman outraged at Sixers over national anthem statement (1:56)
Billups sees similarities in Embiid's game compared to Olajuwon (1:24)
Epstein says Schwarber won't play field at Wrigley (1:27)
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1mBill Barnwell

Football's dumbest unwritten rules

"You have to take the points here." "Don't go for two until you have to." "Run the ball here because if you don't go anywhere you can just run out the clock." It's time for unwritten rules to go.

Is Cam Newton the Shaq of the NFL? (1:50)
Finebaum doesn't agree with Harbaugh being highest paid coach (1:22)
NFL 60-second preview for Week 8 (1:06)
Did the Chip Kelly era soften Eagles fans? (1:29)
Soccer-style gum juggling act (0:22)


Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Not seeing Jaguars TE Julius Thomas on the field for early warmups. He's usually catching passes with the receivers. May indicate that the ankle injury that has him questionable will not allow him to play.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Jaguars TE Julius Thomas is playing tonight, per source.


Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

In case there's any lingering doubt that this is all just a dream, Cubs fans: The scoreboard says it all as Wrigley Field prepares for its 2016 World Series moment.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

"When you go to Wrigley or Fenway it feels like the way baseball is supposed to be." -Tito Francona

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Hey lovely night beside the Cumberland River.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Terry Francona said they are still thinking about the possibility of Carlos Santana playing left field. He's going to watch him take fly balls this afternoon and check with him on his leg. He said if he plays and screws up a fly ball we should blame Terry and Bud Selig.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jaguars have lost 17 of their last 19 road games dating back to a three-game road winning streak on 2013. Since then the only teams the Jaguars have beaten on the road are Baltimore (Nov. 15, 2015) and Chicago (Oct. 16, 2016).

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Schwarber discuss not being medically cleared to play the OF for Games 3-5 of the World Series.


Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting comment from Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin today about not wearing out RB David Johnson: "He's a guy that we got to make sure we monitor as we move forward that we don't burn the wheels off of him." Coach Bruce Arians has been consistent about saying the Cardinals don't need to monitor or reduce Johnson's workload.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Welcome to Nissan Stadium for tonight's Jaguars-Titans game.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

After not being cleared to play in the field during the three World Series games at Wrigley Field, Kyle Schwarber says he will turn his attention to pinch-hitting and helping the team any way he can.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Sign at Wrigleyville bar Murphy's Bleachers

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Kyle Schwarber is not disappointed said he is just not physically ready to play LF...he respects his doctors opinions. He will be locked into pinch hitting.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Theo Epstein on Kyle Schwarber's role in the next 3 games: "Getting ready to take the most important at-bat of the game (as a pinch hitter)"

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Theo Epstein at his press conference in the bowels of Wrigley Field just told us that the Cubs doctors have not cleared Schwarber to play LF

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Theo Epstein announces that Kyle Schwarber "unfortunately has not been medically cleared...Just too much risk in playing the outfield."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs to address situation in a moment but source says Kyle Schwarber has NOT been cleared to play the OF.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Schwarber take BP


Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The T-shirt options available in Wrigleyville have definitely increased -- even since the NLCS.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets about to start their film session. This will be fun.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Clay Matthews said his hamstring injury isn't as bad as when it kept him out in Week 3 against Detroit, but the biggest issue might be the long, 10-game stretch without a bye or weekend off that the Packers face to close the regular season.


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins corner Josh Norman says he feels much better than he did Wednesday as he recovers from his concussion. And his incentive to play Sunday stems from possibly facing Bengals receiver A.J. Green.


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Those words, "World Series," painted on the dugout at Wrigley Field. It's been a while!

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints WR Brandin Cooks said he wasn't going to make any comments on Twitter about the memes going around with him racing ahead of Usain Bolt in full uniform on a track. He joked that he didn't want to see Bolt coming back and challenging him to a race.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Asked if he will play Sunday, Russell Wilson said, "That's the plan." Wilson suffered a right pectoral injury during Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He said his ankle is no longer an issue but Wilson is still dealing with a left knee (MCL) injury. Wednesday was the first time in Wilson's career that he was listed as a limited practice participant.