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Follow live: Cubs poised to clinch spot in World Series

Wrigley Field is ready to host the World Series, but the Cubs must beat Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers tonight or win a Game 7 on Sunday.

Texas A&M returner gets destroyed by Alabama defender (0:26)
Wolverines dust off unique formation for TD (0:20)
Queiro joins ranks of greatest college football INTs. (1:32)
Williams eclipses 300 rushing yards on fourth TD (0:29)
Ever see 3 personal fouls and a near brawl in one play? (2:12)
When you snap the ball and catch the TD on the same play (1:25)
Bill Murray acts as POTUS to talk beloved Cubs (0:29)
Cavs keep up championship pace in busy offseason (1:33)
Leicester City wins to remain unbeaten at home (1:49)
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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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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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    1dMarly 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.


Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said Shaan Washington's roughing the passer penalty was a major turning point in this game. Brought life to a dead drive and helped lead to a Bama TD


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No. 20 Western Michigan had a 60 percent chance to win out entering Saturday, according to FPI, and that will improve to about 67 percent after the win over Eastern Michigan. Zach Terrell had a career-high 398 yards passing, and Carrington Thompson had a career-high 177 yards receiving and two touchdowns. The Broncos have won 10 in a row. Only Alabama has a longer streak among FBS teams.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Just had a Cubs fan tell our ESPN crew at a bar across the street that he came directly here from Mass. "And I prayed for the Cubs," he said.

Tyler Erzberger ESPN Esports 

Samsung is one win away from a date with fellow South Korean club SK Telecom T1 next weekend in Los Angeles for the 2016 Summoner's Cup Final. The Koreans quickly dispatched Europe's H2k Gaming in game two of the best-of-five series, putting themselves on the cusp of the final.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Number of players to score a TD this season: Alabama defense 7, Stanford offense 3 (ESPN Stats and Info)

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Nick Saban is the fourth Alabama head coach to win 20 straight.

Williams eclipses 300 rushing yards with TD

Joe Williams is running all over the UCLA defense, scoring his fourth touchdown of the game on this 55-yard run.


Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA is only down 7 with 4:15 left. A lot of people decided to beat traffic.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Baker Mayfield throwing his arms up, egging on the Texas Tech student section on the way into the tunnel.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Prior to NLCS Game 6, there is one Cubs fan walking across the stands screaming "Adrian Gonzalez doesn't think we're loud, let's prove him wrong tonight Cubs fans' at the top of his lungs. He is loud.

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

According to the pregame intro, Penn State LBs Jason Cabinda and Brandon Bell will return to the starting lineup tonight against No. 2 Ohio State. It's still uncertain how much they'll play, though. Bell has been gone since Week 2, Cabinda since Week 1. Sure we'll still see a rotation there.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

"Thunder Road" now playing at Wrigley. Thousands singing: "Show a little faith. There's magic in the night." Very cool.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Ohio State hasn't been a very polite visitor under Urban Meyer. The Buckeyes will try to make it 21 straight true road wins tonight against Penn State. They could match Alabama, which won 21 straight from 1970-75 under Bear Bryant. Oklahoma won 25 in a row from 1953-58 under Bud Wilkinson.

Tigers dominate Arkansas in 1st half

Sean White finds Stanton Truitt down the sideline and he takes it the rest of the way for the score. No. 21 Auburn has rolled up a 28-3 halftime lead over No. 17 Arkansas.


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Since Nick Saban was hired in 2007, Alabama has held its opponent to 14 points or fewer in an FBS-high 83 games. The Crimson Tide are now 82-1 in such games (the only loss was the 9-6 defeat to LSU in 2011). The next closest Power 5 team in terms of games holding its opponent to 14 points or fewer during that span is Ohio State (which plays tonight) at 56 games.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

If you are rocking the Doug Dascenzo jersey to an NLCS clincher, nobody can accuse you of just jumping on the Cubs bandwagon

Browning, Huskies rolling in first half

Jake Browning hits Dante Pettis on a slant for a 23-yard score to put Washington up 21-0 on Oregon State early in the second quarter. Browning has contributed on all three TDs, throwing for two and running for one.


Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

It was all working for Auburn in the first half. The offense has 328 yards, 268 on the ground. The defense has eight tackles for loss, including three sacks. And the Tigers head into the locker room with a 28-3 lead on Arkansas.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Utah RB Joe Williams set the school record for rushing yards (260) early in the fourth quarter against UCLA. A short while later, he added a 55-yard touchdown run to become the first Pac-12 player to crack the 300-yard mark since 2012, when Arizona's Ka'Deem Carrey (366 against Colorado) and Oregon's Kenjon Barner (321 against USC) both did it.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh's new glasses are a nod to Woody Hayes, Michael Douglas and Malcolm X.


Tempers flare in Syracuse-Boston College

After Boston College came up with an interception and a long return, the two teams got into it on the sideline.


David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

"Our personnel doesn't reflect our production, and all the fingers point to me. That's on me. That's my responsibility to get the most out of the players we have." - David Shaw

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Clark and Addison inside an hour before first pitch of Game 6.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

The Red Raiders are ready for the return of former quarterback Baker Mayfield, including this fan wearing the shirt with the word "Traitor."

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TCU entered today with the second-longest active streak of 20-point games (36), behind Oregon's 37. The Horned Frogs' streak of 36 games scoring at least 20 points started in Week 10 of 2013 against West Virginia. It ended today against … West Virginia.