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Follow live: Rizzo's double gets Cubs on board

Dexter Fowler led off Game 5 with a single against Kenta Maeda and scored on Anthony Rizzo's double, as the Cubs try to take the series lead in the NLCS.

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Aldridge denies rumors he's unhappy with Spurs

LaMarcus Aldridge is shutting down the rumors that he's unhappy playing second fiddle to Kawhi Leonard and the speculation that he might not finish the season with the Spurs.

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Report: NFL asked to review Suh kick to Big Ben

The Steelers have asked the league to review video showing Ndamukong Suh kicking Ben Roethlisberger in the right leg near the end of last week's game, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Cromartie's wife says Colts cut CB over anthem

Antonio Cromartie's wife, Terricka, took to Instagram after seeing comments from Colts owner Jim Irsay on national anthem protests and accused the team of releasing her husband for kneeling.

Woody rips Giants: 'I thought you were a classy organization!' (1:56)
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Coaches hand out midseason honors

Which coaches are doing the best job? Which teams are for real? Who is the best player? We asked coaches from across the country their takes, and there are some surprising answers.

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Ronaldo's Buddha pic enrages social media

Cristiano Ronaldo incurred the wrath of Buddhists on social media after the Real Madrid star posed in an Instagram photo with his foot resting at the base of a Buddha statue.

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David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Considering the way Kenta Maeda has struggled down the stretch, Dave Roberts can't let this game get away early. Alex Wood would be the logical long guy out of the pen, but he threw 32 pitches last night, so it may have to be a game where Roberts churns through his relief staff.


Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

A view of the action from the Cubs bullpen.


Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Vin Scully returns to Dodger Stadium for the first time since his retirement.


Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Kicker Robbie Gould is getting on a flight to join the Giants in London, per source. They needed a kicker after deciding Josh Brown wouldn't make trip.


Tory Barron ESPN Editor 

Holly Rowe is a woman of the people. ????#WNBAFinals


Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

We are 15 minutes away from kickoff in Green Bay where the Bears have won 2 of their last 3 meetings vs. the Packers. But overall Green Bay is 11-4 in their last 15 games against Chicago.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers just won pregame anyway. To kick off Game 5 of the NLCS, the legendary, and now retired broadcaster, dropped his famous pregame catchphrase. "It's time for Dodger baseball!" was met by a standing ovation.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Vin Scully in the house.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Dodger Stadium is offering special Chicago Dogs tonight for Cubs fans. They're as disappointing as they look.

Hokies get interception off tipped pass

A pass by Miami's Brad Kaaya is intercepted by linebacker Terrell Edmunds at Virginia Tech's 38-yard line early in the second quarter.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at the Packers color rush jerseys as they take the field.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

New Packers running back Knile Davis out early to field punts and kickoffs with the returners. He has return ability.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

At the end of one quarter, Miami and Virginia Tech have traded field goals in a 3-3 tie. A deep ball from Brad Kaaya to David Njoku provided the bulk of the Hurricanes' offense, and Miami's ground game has mustered just 2.6 yards per carry so far.

David Ching ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked whether Leonard Fournette will start Saturday against Ole Miss, LSU coach Ed Orgeron chuckled and said, "He's the first off the bus my man." Fournette has not played since LSU's loss to Auburn on Sept. 24. Orgeron has said the Tigers will rotate running backs Fournette and Derrius Guice, who is averaging 9.1 ypc, against the Rebels on Saturday (9 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Pivotal Game 5 of the NLCS is at the top of the hour in L.A. with Cubs-Dodgers tied 2-2. The ViewFromVegas is the Cubs are -165 favorites to win the series at the Westgate SuperBook with the Dodgers at +145. The Cubs (with Jon Lester starting) are also -160 road favorites tonight with an over/under of 7 runs.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

The Sandman has entered and we're about to kick off at Lane Stadium, where Virginia Tech and Miami are looking to make their case in the Coastal...

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears INACTIVES: QB Jay Cutler, WR Eddie Royal, CB Deiondre Hall, RB Jeremy Langford, S DeAndre Houston-Carson, G Josh Sitton and NT Eddie Goldman.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Davante Adams is active for the Packers after spending the week in the concussion protocol. Here's the full list of Packers' inactives: WR Jared Abbrederis, S Chris Banjo, TE Jared Cook, CB Damarious Randall, CB Quinten Rollins, RB James Starks, T Kyle Murphy.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Lambeau Field is ready for Thursday night football, but are the banged-up Packers? Challenges in the running game and secondary await against the Bears.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

To commemorate the anniversary of their 50th and 80th rookie seasons respectively, Bruins legends Bobby Orr and Milt Schmidt will drop the ceremonial first puck prior to the Bruins' home-opener against the New Jersey Devils Thursday night at TD Garden.


Tory Barron ESPN Editor 

That's a lot of green shirts. #WNBAFinals


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Clayton Kershaw on Kyle Hendricks: "He's kind of the Greg Maddux of this generation."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Clayton Kershaw: "It'll feel good to have an extra day to rest. I haven't had that in awhile."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Clayton Kershaw: "I'll do whatever they want. I would have pitched today if they wanted me to. It's not my decision. I told them I'll pitch whenever they want me to."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia Tech getting into the Halloween spirit for its Thursday night game against Miami...