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8hChantel Jennings

Searching for answers, Oregon players point to each other

The Ducks often preach the benefits of "horizontal leadership," where accountability matters, but this team could use a vertical leader.

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4hOhm Youngmisuk

Silver: 'My hope' that players stand for anthem

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he hopes players will continue to stand during the playing of the national anthem, adding that the league is in a position to impact today's social climate.

2hDave McMenamin

City connection: Lue gets behind Francona's Tribe

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said he and Indians manager Terry Francona have exchanged congratulatory texts this year, with the Cavs winning the NBA Finals and the Indians making the World Series.

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'Wild Thing' won't toss 1st pitch in World Series

MLB said that Charlie Sheen, who played Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in the movie "Major League", will not throw out the ceremonial first pitch before one of this year's World Series games.

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10hBill 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.

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8hPaul Lukas

The 2016 Uni Watch NBA preview

This season, the NBA will be full of zeros, patches, court designs, retro looks and more.

Why is Brown being treated differently than Hardy, Rice? (1:31)
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12hJayson Stark

One win away: Cubs embrace their date with history

Let this sink in: The Cubs are heading home a single victory away from their first World Series trip since 1945. They've planned for this moment all along, so what could go wrong? Plenty.

Kellerman doesn't think Kershaw can handle the pressure (1:04)
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6hJake Trotter

The Baker Mayfield Bowl has arrived

Lubbock could get extra rowdy Saturday. A nasty breakup and a long game of "he said, they said" comes full circle when Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield returns to play Texas Tech, his former team.

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20hBrett McMurphy

The upset-makers who will shake up Week 8

Wisconsin gave everything it had in last week's loss to Ohio State. Expect the Badgers' beleaguered defense to succumb to an Iowa team with a point to prove -- and a hot RB in Akrum Wadley.

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Stephen A. mashup: 'Cowboys are an accident waiting to happen' (1:06)
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8hSteve Wulf

Who Was Myles Thomas?

The Diary of Myles Thomas has been a season-long experiment in real-time historical fiction. Nearly 119 years to the day of his birth, we profile the real Myles Thomas.

Tiger: Spieth was in diapers when I won the Masters (1:28)
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    10hMarly 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.


Mike Couzens ESPN College Football 

With 215 yards tonight, SDSU running back Donnel Pumphrey can move into 5th all-time on the FBS rushing list. 10:30 ET on ESPN2


Jacob Wolf Reporter 

America's Cloud9 takes down Europe's FaZe Clan 16-7 on Train in the second match of the ELeague Season 2 opener here in Atlanta. Cloud9 moves on to face mousesports in the decider match at 10pm ET.

Armstead finds hole in USF defense

Ryquell Armstead breaks through the line and takes it 76 yards for a TD to give Temple the lead.


ESPN Stats and Information  

Temple's Ryquell Armstead set a career-long with a 76 yard rush TD. His previous career long rush was 37 yards.


Tyler Erzberger ESPN Esports 

What is going on at MSG!? ROX Tigers armed with Miss Fortune support pull off one of the biggest trick play compositions in League of Legends history to tie up the Worlds semifinal 1-1 with SKT. What else do the Tigers possibly have up their sleeves?

Flowers throws second TD pass

Quinton Flowers throws a 31-yard touchdown to a streaking Tyre McCants for his second touchdown of the game to give USF a 13-10 lead over Temple.


Flowers makes it happen with his feet

USF's Quinton Flowers fakes a screen pass and looks left before rolling right to find Marquez Valdes-Scantling open in the end zone for a touchdown.


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USF's Quinton Flowers with a 27-yard TD pass; it's his 10th 25+ yard TD pass this season, t-4th most in FBS


David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon is the Pac-12's worst defense (41.8 ppg), while Cal is the second-worst (40 ppg). They meet tonight.


David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Tonight's Cal-Oregon number of 89.5 is the highest over-under in at least 15 years. Seven other games in that span have had over-unders of 83 points or above, and five of those contests have gone over. This last happened in 2015, when Baylor and Texas Tech combined to score 98 points to obliterate the over-under of 89. (ESPN Stats and Info)


Tyler Erzberger ESPN Esports 

Game one to the champion. SKT T1 takes the first game of its World Championships semifinal versus the ROX Tigers after a barnburner of an opener at Madison Square Garden.

Jacob Wolf Reporter 

Germany's mousesports defeats Brazil's Immortals 16-9 on Mirage in the first match of ELeague's Season 2 opener. Mousesports will move on to face the winner of Cloud9 and FaZe Clan's match tonight in the group A first place decider match.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Unlike the Cubs' bats the past two nights, all is quiet inside Wrigley Field a day before Game 6 of the NLCS.


Jacob Wolf Reporter 

mousesports and Immortals are set to face off at Turner and WME|IMG's ELeague Season 2 opener here in Atlanta. The winning team will move on to face the winner of Cloud9 and FaZe Clan.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins tight end Vernon Davis was fined $12,154 for his celebration penalty in Sunday's win over the Eagles per source. Davis made a jump shot with the ball over the goal post, drawing a 15-yard penalty.


Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals WR John Brown was listed as doubtful for Sunday night's game. He was diagnosed with sickle-cell trait on Thursday through a blood test, coach Bruce Arians announced Friday. When asked if he thought Brown would play Sunday, Arians said: "Your guess is as good as mine."


Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth topped the speed chart in final Sprint Cup practice Friday at Talladega. Only 25 of the 41 cars went out for practice as several teams opted to make sure they didn't wreck their cars for Sunday. Drivers have only a couple of laps left to turn -- in qualifying Saturday -- prior to the race Sunday.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Pete Carroll said TE Jimmy Graham (knee/hip) is "ready to go" and will play. Kam Chancellor is doubtful.


Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, 49ers officially ruled out RB Carlos Hyde for Sunday because of a shoulder injury. Mike Davis, Shaun Draughn and, possibly, DuJuan Harris will split time though Davis seems likely to get first crack at it.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers DT Kawann Short was fined $18,231.for his roughing the passer penalty on Drew Brees on Sunday. Brees said Short punched him in the mouth.


Eamon McAnaney ESPN 

It will be an emotional day tomorrow at Tulsa when they honor the late Dennis Byrd before the Golden Hurricane's game with Tulane


Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs moved up the tip time for opening night because of the World Series.


Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The over/under in tonight's Cal-Oregon game is up to 89.5 at Westgate (90 at some books). Per ESPN Stats & Info, that's the highest total in the past 15 seasons.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Riddick, Eric Ebron, DeAndre Levy, Haloti Ngata all starters that are OUT for Detroit on Sunday.


Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals WR John Brown was diagnosed with a "sickle cell trait" from a blood test taken Thursday, coach Bruce Arians said Friday. Brown had been experiencing pain in his legs that was initially diagnosed as sore hamstrings. But after imaging didn't show any issues with Brown's hamstrings, the team gave him a blood test. His status for Sunday night's game is unknown at this point, Arians said.