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41mJayson Stark

Wait 'til this year: At last, the Fall Classic returns to Wrigley

Welcome to Game 3 of the World Series, to be played for the first time in 71 years in the shadow of the reddening ivy in the Friendly Confines.

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1hJean-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.

Even the Cowboys' QB debate is bigger in Texas (3:40)
2hJohn Clayton

Projecting top 2017 NFL free agents

In what could be one of the weakest free-agent classes ever, the Patriots have big decisions to make on defenders Jabaal Sheard and Dont'a Hightower.

California School for the Deaf rolls over Woodland Christian (2:31)
Offensive lineman takes handoff and dives for Pitt TD (0:49)
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47mKevin Pelton

Steph Curry might be the grittiest player in the NBA

When you think of grit in the NBA, you probably don't think of two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry draining 3-pointers from impossible range. But maybe you should.

Griffin shows off all the skills in Portland (0:53)
15hBill 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.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

The original "Marlins Man" is Jim Anixter. A season ticket holder since 1967, he has worn a pink hat in his front row seat at Wrigley since 2000. Born in 1944, his father didn't bring him to the 1945 series. Tonight, he is taking his grandson Tyler, 5 months, to right that wrong.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Vienna Beef, the official hot dog of Wrigley, has provided the Cubs with 20,000 hot dogs for tonight's game

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Ryan Mueksch and Jake Placzek, both 25, drove seven hours from Nebraska yesterday. They got to Murphy's Bleachers at 8:18 am this morning and plan to stay until the last out. "As Cubs fans, this is what you live for," Mueksch said. "If you can't be at the stadium, it's a bar in Wrigleyville." The two plan to drive to Madison, WI early tomorrow to see the Huskers take on the Badgers.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

8:28 AM CT: Murphy's Bleachers bar in Wrigleyville. Beer is already flowing

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Highest cover charge in Wrigleyville tonight is this bar. For $300, fan gets either an app or an entree & unlimited drinks

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Sluggers, a Wrigleyville bar within view of Wrigley, is charging $100 to get in the door today. Doors open at 10am. Taking out the furniture last night allowed them to expand their capacity from 200 to 400.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Then vs Now: Line for World Series tickets at Wrigley, 1945 & 2016

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Good morning, beautiful. Ready for your first World Series game in 25,950 days.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills GM Doug Whaley calls Tom Brady the best quarterback he's ever seen in his time. Whaley jokes Bills fans need to fly banners around New Era Field this Sunday urging Brady to retire.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals are practicing at Allianz Park this morning--a rugby pitch in North London.

You don't see that every day

When the rest of the Pitt offensive line blocked left, tackle Ryan O'Neil snuck out to the right and took the end-around handoff into the end zone for the score. It was the second touchdown of the season for the 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman.


Howard posts double-double in Hawks' win

Dwight Howard had a stellar debut with the Hawks, scoring 11 points and grabbing 19 rebounds in Atlanta's 114-99 win over the Wizards.


New team, newfound 3-point range

Dwyane Wade made just seven 3-pointers last season, but he had four Thursday night in his Bulls debut, including a clinching dagger late in the game against the Celtics.


Wade gets warm welcome in Bulls debut

Dwyane Wade received a nice ovation from the United Center crowd after being introduced before his first game as a member of the Bulls.


Blake Griffin rises up for huge block

The Clippers forward sent this Maurice Harkless shot into the third row.


Crowder-Butler collision leads to scuffle

Tempers flared in the Celtics-Bulls game after Jae Crowder and Jimmy Butler collided. After the pushing and shoving ended, Butler, Crowder, Rajon Rondo and Isaiah Thomas all received technical fouls.


Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC had 451 yards of offense in the first half against Cal. That's the most yards a Pac-12 team has registered in a half this season. The last time a Pac-12 team went for more: Cal vs Arizona State last year (458).

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Mariota stopped for a picture between his press conference and the locker room.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

When USC's Ronald Jones has 8 carries for 149 yards (18.6 per carry), Cal's hope lies in forcing turnovers.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans QB Marcus Mariota put together another very efficient night throwing the football. Mariota finished 18-of-22 for 270 yards and two touchdowns. But fantasy owners of the QB need to see more designed runs. Think zone-read here and RPOs (run-pass options) that create opportunities for Mariota to produce numbers on the ground. For his value to rise, the rushing numbers (and red zone carries off QB designed runs), need to be in play.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Gus Bradley said he believes it's still a high-character locker room.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

I can understand the frustration for fantasy owners of Allen Robinson. The Jaguars WR saw 15 targets tonight. That's a big number. But Robinson finished with just six receptions for 70 yards (11.7 yards per reception). On the season, Robinson has yet to produce a game with over 100-yards receiving and QB Blake Bortles has really struggled with his accuracy and technique in the pocket. That has impacted the overall execution in the Jaguars passing game and has limited the opportunities for Robinson.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Gus Bradley's response when asked if he expected to be the Jaguars coach when the team plays next Sunday: "Yes."