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7mKatherine Terrell

Bengals' A.J. Green runs wild in win against hapless Dolphins

A.J. Green caught 10 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown and the Bengals beat the Dolphins to pull themselves back to .500.

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1mMark Saxon

Cards' playoff hopes alive after disputed win

Yadier Molina hit a disputed double that drove in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning Thursday night, sending the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-3.

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6mScott Burnside

Canada stuns Europe with late rally, wins World Cup

Canada won its 16th consecutive game in best-on-best competition, scoring twice in the final three minutes to erase a one-goal deficit and defeat Team Europe 2-1 to win the World Cup of Hockey.

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8hMatthew Berry

Love, hate and celebrity

Matthew Berry offers the players he loves and hates for Week 4 and reveals the celebrity he picked to teach fantasy football this season in his quest to get every man, woman and child to play.

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Super Bowl halftime show to feature Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga will headline February's Super Bowl halftime show. An NFL spokesperson said Lady Gaga did not pay the league to perform, nor did the league pay her.

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10hJayson Stark

Your guide to baseball's final-week madness

No need to wait for October -- this last stretch of September is going to be a classic. Can't keep all the wild-card excitement straight? Here's what matters most.

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Scott Boras reflects on Fernandez's life (2:38)
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Ward finds Bonner for lefty one-handed TD (0:42)
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David Ortiz's farewell to Yankee Stadium (1:30)
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Heckler backs up his putting game and sinks one (0:45)
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McCaffrey: Football takes 'Insane preparation' (2:57)

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Ubaldo Jimenez since the Orioles reworked his delivery in mid-August: 7 GS, 2.45 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 5 quality starts, team 5-2 in his starts

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Jimenez leads O's to tie atop wild card
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Ubaldo Jimenez strikes out five in 6.2 scoreless innings in the Orioles' 4-0 win over the Blue Jays. Baltimore and Toronto are now tied atop the AL wild-card race.

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

UConn was the only team to beat Houston last season. Tom Herman didn't let the Cougars forget. These were hung in the locker room.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what Yadier Molina said about the crazy final play of Thursday night's 4-3 Cardinals win.

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David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Crazy ending in St. Louis. With Matt Carpenter on first base, Yadier Molina hits what appeared to be a ground-rule double, but Carpenter beats the throw home. By the time Reds manager Bryan Price decides to protest -- was he asleep? -- the umpires have left the field and the game is over. Terrible, terrible job there by Price.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Ryan Tannehill has to do a better job of managing the pocket, but this Dolphins offensive line was handled tonight by the Bengals front-four pass rush. I expected more RPOs (run-pass options) and three-step routes in the Miami game plan to get the ball out quicker.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins simply didn't have enough offense to compete with the Bengals, who won Thursday's game, 22-7. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw a 74-yard touchdown pass to receiver Kenny Stills on the first drive and mostly stalled the rest of the game. Miami's defense couldn't cover Bengals receiver A.J. Green with its shaky cornerbacks. Green dominated Miami corners Tony Lippett and Xavien Howard with 10 receptions for 173 yards and a touchdown.

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Paul Grant ESPN.com 

Winners of the World Cup.

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Sidney Crosby wins World Cup MVP honors. Brad Marchand also deserved consideration. This was the best Crosby has looked in a best-on-best international tournament from start to finish. He won Conn Smythe in June, World Cup MVP now and has to be considered Hart Trophy favorite heading into this NHL season. Incredible run of hockey from the game's best player.

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Marchand nets shorthanded game-winner
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Team Canada scored a pair of goals in the final minutes of the third period, the second of which came from Brad Marchand with 43.1 seconds left to give his side a 2-1 win over Team Europe and the World Cup of Hockey title.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Have to question the throw from Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill on the interception. With the Bengals dropping to Cover 2 at the snap, Tannehill should see Bengals DB Chris Lewis-Harris as the underneath defender. Lewis-Harris is coached up to drop between the numbers and the hash. Get depth and read the QB. There wasn't an open window in the zone coverage for Tannehill to throw that ball. Bad decision with the Dolphins down 22-7 in the fourth quarter.

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

With 12 rushes for 65 yards tonight, Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. continues to pace the nation in rushes for quarterbacks. His 261 rushes is more than any other active FBS QB since the start of the 2015 season.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz on getting a mostly standing ovation at Yankee Stadium: "It seems like everybody was happy that I'm leaving."

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Rain forces Cubs-Pirates into tie
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After a lengthy rain delay, the Cubs-Pirates game is called in the middle of the sixth inning with the score tied 1-1, resulting in the first tie in MLB since 2005.

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Incredible finish for the Canadians. Two Bruins - Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron score goals in the final two minutes to beat Europe and win the World Cup. Full marks to Ralph Krueger and his Europe team for nearly pulling off the upset. Europe was the only team to make Canada sweat and force Carey Price to be a difference-maker.

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals kicker Mike Nugent ties a career high with his fifth field goal of the night, giving Cincinnati a 22-7 lead in the fourth quarter.

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Brad Marchand short-handed! Canada takes the lead. Jonathan Toews sets it up beautifully. Just crushing for Europe. What a tournament Marchand has turned in.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

A shorthanded goal for Brad Marchand and this place is going crazy. Haven't seen him celebrate a goal like that since 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs against Toronto Maple Leafs. Canada with a 2-1 lead with 43.1 remaining.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins' offense has 152 total yards after three quarters. Bengals receiver A.J. Green has 166 receiving yards.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

After a massive push in this period, Team Canada scores on the power play to tie the game at 1-1 with 2:53 remaining in regulation. Patrice Bergeron with the redirect in front for the goal.

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

I'm not sure I've ever seen a roughing the punter penalty quite like the one the Dolphins' Terrence Fede just got called for. He didn't hit Bengals punter Kevin Huber while trying to block the kick, as you often see. Instead, Fede just threw Huber to the ground long after the ball was gone. That is the definition of brainlock. I'm shocked the Dolphins put him back into the game, to be honest.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Yadier Molina came up with a two-out double in the ninth inning to drive in Matt Carpenter from first base to give the Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. That kept the Cardinals postseason hopes alive. They trail the Giants by a half-game for the second wild card pending tonight's game in San Francisco.

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David Ortiz's farewell to Yankee Stadium
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Ortiz received numerous standing ovations from the Yankee Stadium crowd, including when he was removed from the game after drawing a walk in his final at-bat in the Bronx.

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Great shift from the Crosby line, all kinds of time in Europe zone but no goal. Closing in on five minutes left in the game and Canada still doesn't have a goal. Amazing. Europe not only trying to pull off an upset but a shutout too.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals WR A.J. Green is up to 166 yards and a TD on 9 receptions in the third quarter. The Bengals have used man-coverage beaters, play action passes to open the middle of the field and the deep ball over the top to target Green. And the Dolphins don't have an answer in coverage with CB Tony Lippett matched up to Green. It's now a 19-7 Bengals lead.

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