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Follow live: Wrigley ready to host World Series

Kyle Hendricks, 2-0 in the playoffs, leads Chicago against Cleveland in the first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945. The series is tied 1-1.

19mNick Friedell

Wade sorry for throat-slash gesture, fined 25K

Dwyane Wade was fined $25,000 for making a throat-slash gesture toward the end of the Bulls' win Thursday over the Celtics, a move he apologized for on his Twitter account.

2hOhm Youngmisuk

76ers want protesting singer to perform anthem

The 76ers apologized for preventing Sevyn Streeter from singing the national anthem Wednesday. She said she was told by the team she could not perform because of her "We Matter" jersey.

Wind could play a major factor in Game 3 (0:58)
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8hAdam Schefter

How Dallas almost missed on Dak ... over and over

A missed draft pick. A trade that fell through. Another draft pick. Another trade. It did work out, but time after time, Dallas had plans that did NOT involve starting a kid named Dak Prescott.

8hJean-Jacques Taylor

'He was a nobody': Inside Tony Romo's rise

From undrafted free agent to understudy to starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, this is the oral history of the rise of Tony Romo, 10 years after he won the job.

Bortles is reportedly a 'basket case', loses trust of teammates (1:27)
California School for the Deaf rolls over Woodland Christian (2:31)
Stephen A. thinks Durant should use a championship as motivation, not critics (0:45)
2hESPN Staff

Who would you build your team around?

If money was no object and you were targeting a star not named Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to build around, who would you pick?

The science behind Week 8 NFL sleepers (2:17)
1dBill 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.


Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

World Series Game 3 is about to begin. The ViewFromVegas is the Cubs are closing as -220 home favorites over the Indians at 8 of 13 Vegas books on the Don Best odds screen. The over/under is 8.5 at every book with the exception of the MGM books that have held the line at over 8 (-130).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Got a rare glimpse of the field crew getting the bases ready for the first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945.


USF adds another big play

Marlon Mack covers 85 yards on his way to the house to give South Florida a 21-0 lead over Navy in the first quarter (on ESPN2).


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Wrigley Field. 35 minutes to game time on a historic night.

The Cavs Are at it again

The Cavaliers get fancy on back-to-back possessions, with Kyrie Irving hitting a step-back 3-pointer and LeBron James feeding it to Tristan Thompson for a slam. They lead the Raptors 28-23 after one quarter (on ESPN).


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said things won't change much for his team with the Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki out with an illness. "Losing one of the best players ever," D'Antoni said. "You hate it for him. It doesn't change anything, they got a lot of players, somebody else will step up. (JJ) Barea worries me too and Harrison Barnes. They got a lot of answers we just have to play our game and play well."

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke heads to the court for their first exhibition game tonight vs Virginia State. (Notice Harry Giles & Jayson Tatum at the end of the procession in polo shirts, not uniforms)


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle said it's too early to know whether Dirk Nowitzki will travel with the team for Sunday's game in Houston. The Mavs were optimistic earlier Friday that Nowitzki would overcome his illness enough to play tonight. "This must be something that does not come around very quickly or very well," Carlisle said. "He just does not miss home openers."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki will not play against the Rockets due to an illness.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Your 2016 Clemente award winner- Curtis Granderson

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Less than two hours before first pitch, hundreds have paid $100 each just to walk in the door at The Cubby Bear. Last few fans being let in.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Parked a few miles West of Wrigley Field.


Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

On the field before Game 3, Billy Corgan says he's "anti-celeb Cubs fan" because too many only show up for the postseason.

Paul Lukas ESPN.com 

Steady as she goes: The Indians are once again wearing their navy alternate jerseys for Game 3 of the World Series. They've worn the navy top for every game of the postseason except Game 1 of the ALDS against the Red Sox, when they wore white.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Spotted from high above: Ronnie Woo-Woo has made it back to the North Side after his journey to Cleveland for Games 1 and 2.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

After waiting 71 years -- give or take a few hours in Wrigleyville lines today -- for this moment, the first wave of Cubs fans are inside Wrigley for World Series Game 3

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Everyone with a ticket to Game 3 gets this "W" towel with the Cubs players & World Series logo

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Paquito Lindor stops by the BBTN set.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

4:30 pm CT: Police on horses meet the Wrigleyville crowd close off Clark & Addison

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

No downturn: Martin Truex Jr. wins the pole at Martinsville just five days after being eliminated from the Chase.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls announce they have picked up contract options years on Doug McDermott, Jerian Grant and Bobby Portis. All three are now signed through 2017-18 season.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The most talked about pinch-hitter this side of Kirk Gibson is taking his cuts during batting practice prior to Game 3 of the World Series.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

New tonight at Wrigley: "The Matchup" -- Chicago style dog attached to a "Polish Boy," a kielbasa w/BBQ sauce & onion sticks ($15)

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Michael Bennett will get his knee checked out on Monday, Pete Carroll said. There is a cartilage issue, and it could require surgery.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Maddon jokes that the biggest influence on his managerial leadership style: "Probably Michael Scott." Yes, the guy from "The Office!"