Saban shares keys to Alabama's consistency

Alabama coach Nick Saban explains how he has kept his program at such a high level for so many years. Tune in to College GameDay, live on ESPN and streaming on the ESPN App/Watch ESPN.

Corso has a long history of picking Alabama (1:23)
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2hJayson Stark

Why super teams don't win the World Series

The Cubs were baseball's best team with 103 regular-season wins, but just two teams with the outright best record in MLB's wild-card era have won it all. Why does record mean nothing in October?

Bill Murray acts as POTUS to talk beloved Cubs (0:29)
Cavs keep up championship pace in busy offseason (1:33)
31mDan Kilpatrick

Spurs miss chance at Bournemouth

Three points on Tottenham's 0-0 draw at Bournemouth as Spurs failed to take the advantage in the Premier League.

Did Sissoko deserve a red card? (0:36)
Interception in 2OT wins wild game for Cal (2:01)
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1dBill 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.

Why is Brown being treated differently than Hardy, Rice? (1:31)
Bobby Lashley beats Josh Appelt by submission (0:40)
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8hJake Trotter

The Baker Mayfield Bowl has arrived

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

Marty Smith attempts pass to water skier (0:49)
Towns is ready for the season (0:50)
Stephen A. mashup: 'Cowboys are an accident waiting to happen' (1:06)
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19hPaul Lukas

The 2016 Uni Watch NBA preview

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

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    1dMarly 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.


Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 10 Wisconsin and Iowa meet at Kinnick Stadium today in a matchup that could serve as an elimination game from Big Ten West title contention. Wisconsin, 1-2 in the league, likely must win its final six regular season games and hope undefeated Nebraska loses a second game. Iowa, meanwhile, can't afford another conference loss after suffering a 38-31 setback against Northwestern. As usual, a lot will be at stake in the seemingly wide open West.


Shaqiri showcases his magic

Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri placed this long, left-footed shot in the perfect spot, putting Stoke ahead over Hull.


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Great hospitality and a lot of breakfast served outside of Bill Snyder Family Stadium this morning ahead of the Longhorns' visit.

Brett McMurphy College football reporter 

Mike Leach was the runaway choice in ESPN's weekly coaches poll: which coach would you want to take on a road trip?


Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Some early laps: Kevin Harvick walks to a pace car as he and Kasey Kahne are giving rides to breast cancer survivors this morning at Talladega Superspeedway as part of a program through Chevrolet.

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Much colder than it looks at Wrigley Field. Probably a 40 degree drop in temperature from game 5 to game 6 of NLCS

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Good morning from the corner of Addison and Clark in Chicago. People are already at the ballpark hours before tonight's Game 6 of the NLCS.

Mattias Karén ESPN FC 

Santi Cazorla misses Arsenal's game vs Middlesbrough after picking up a knock in midweek. With Xhaka suspended, that means Elneny starts next to Coquelin in midfield.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon RB Tony Brooks-James shot down rumors that the Ducks eased up on effort in their loss to Cal: "Everyone who says we quit are just liars. We gave it all. We gave it everything we had."

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Brooks-James also credited Mark Helfrich's message to the team for keeping this game close: "Without coach, a lot of players would have lost it. He is one of the coaches that cares. He cares for the little things and when anything goes wrong he puts it on himself... he takes the pressure off us players."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Some have called Ed Reed the "G.O.A.T." -- the Greatest of All-Time -- and apparently his coworkers have taken notice. The Bills pranked Reed, their assistant defensive backs coach, with live goats in his office Friday.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Kicker Robbie Gould officially added to Giants roster this AM in place of Josh Brown (exempt list). Also don't be surprised if LS Tyler Ott added as well later today, with Zak DeOssie's ankle hurting. Kicking operation likely to have two of three new parts. New pieces had chance to practice together on Saturday morning.

Dan Kilpatrick ESPN FC 

Tottenham are warming up at the Vitality Stadium. Today feels like a big game for Spurs. Beat Bournemouth and they go top. Don't beat Bournemouth and the post-Man City feel-good factor will be gone.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

G Bryn Forbes on his preseason experience with the Spurs: "It's been amazing to be a part of this organization. It's probably known as the best organization in basketball, maybe all of sports. Just to be a part of it has been an amazing experience. To be with the players, the staff, I've just been blessed to be here."

Webb caps monster first half

Davis Webb rolls left before throwing back across the field to a wide-open Tre Watson for a 14-yard TD, Webb is 21-of-30 for 149 yards and four TDs as Cal leads Oregon 31-14 at halftime.


David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon's rushing defense has stabilized a bit by half, but Cal's Davis Webb is also getting the job done through the air against them with four touchdown passes. Receivers have roamed wide open for the Bears.

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Donnel Pumphrey scores on a 27 yard rush. It is his 57th career rushing touchdown and his 62nd career overall touchdown. BOTH of those marks tied Marshall Faulk's school records for career scores.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

After one quarter, Cal is doing its part for the record 89.5-point over/under, but Oregon's offense is failing. The Bears are running into massive open spaces against the Ducks (9 yards per carry). Cal leads 14-0.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

With Pac-12 receiving leader Chad Hansen out, Cal true freshmen should have a chance to shine tonight. Demetris Robertson just grabbed a perfectly-thrown lob from Davis Webb to open the scoring, and the Bears hope that's not the last time they hear from their youth movement tonight.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

League source confirms @olgunuluc report from Down Under that veteran NBA guard Steve Blake is signing with the Sydney Kings in Australia.


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he expects guard Pat Beverley to miss at least 20 games with a left knee injury. His absence "complicates" some roster spots.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryn Forbes looks like the leader in the clubhouse among the 5 players vying for the final roster spot. He scored a team-high 19 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter. He knocked down 4 of 5 from deep. I'm told the Spurs will go with the full 15 on the roster.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets conclude the preseason with a 5-2 mark following a 114-99 loss to the Spurs. Bobby Brown, a man James Harden asked GM Daryl Morey to give a chance to make the roster, led Houston with 23 points on 8 of 20 shooting from the floor. Nene played well and might have solidify the starting center spot with 15 points while making seven of eight shots. James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Clint Capela and Eric Gordon didn't make the trip to San Antonio.

Rough entrance for USF backup QB

Brett Kean, who threw an interception on his first play while replacing injured starter Quinton Flowers, is sacked in the end zone by Romond Deloatch on his second snap for a safety. Temple leads 46-30 with less than three minutes left.


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USF has multiple streaks that look to be in jeopardy: They've scored 35 points in 11 straight games (longest active streak in FBS); they've rushed for at least 200 yards in a game for 12 straight games (longest active streak in FBS); they have recorded at least 425 yards in 12 straight games (longest active streak in FBS)....USF is below all of those right now