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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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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers must've thought the Bears had 12 men on the field on the third-and-4 play because he went quickly. And then he didn't see Jordy Nelson wide open up top. Instead of a touchdown, they settle for three, but the Packers have now scored on five of their six game-opening possessions this season.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers only immortalize their legends.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

There is a fine line between being creative and being caught on your heels by a severe personnel shortage. To wit: The Packers' first play featured a receiver (Ty Montgomery) taking a carry as a running back. On their next play, the Packers used a running back promoted today from the practice squad (Don Jackson). We shall see how it works out for them.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

LaDarius Gunter shadowed Bears WR Alshon Jeffery on the first series. Brian Hoyer threw his way twice, both incomplete.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

26-pitch first inning for Kenta Maeda, who has now given up 8 ER on 11 hits plus 6 BB in 8.0 IP this postseason -- ERA up to 9.00.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Kenta Maeda has been out there for 8 IP in the postseason. The leadoff man has reached in 4 of them. Must enjoy working from the stretch


Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

A view of Kenta Maeda getting through the first inning from the Dodgers bullpen.


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenta Maeda is not looking sharp yet again for the Dodgers. The rookie right-hander gave up a run in a 26-pitch first inning as the Cubs took an early 1-0 lead in Game 5 of the NLCS.

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.