Ohio State stuffs Penn State's drive with a blocked FG

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Follow live: Cubs jump out to lead on Kershaw

The Cubs took advantage of some shaky Dodgers defense in the first inning to lead Game 6 of the NLCS. With a win, Chicago will reach the World Series.

Texas A&M returner gets destroyed by Alabama defender (0:26)
Wolverines dust off unique formation for TD (0:20)
Queiro joins ranks of greatest college football INTs. (1:32)
Williams runs wild on UCLA's defense (0:44)
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When you snap the ball and catch the TD on the same play (1:25)
Bill Murray acts as POTUS to talk beloved Cubs (0:29)
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Leicester City wins to remain unbeaten at home (1:49)
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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.

Michigan alum Mike Legg still scoring mind-blowing goals (0:44)
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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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    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.


Hicks' third TD pass gives SMU 28-7 lead at half

Ben Hicks tosses a 28-yard touchdown pass to James Proche in the waning seconds of a dream first half for SMU against No. 11 Houston.


David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

After throwing 30 pitches in the first inning, it's now imperative for Clayton Kershaw to not only put zeroes on the board but have good pitch efficiency. Let's see if the Cubs try and work the count to make him run up his pitch count.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Last time Clayton Kershaw gave up more than one run in the first inning? How about June 27, 2015! That was 44 starts ago, counting the postseason.

Bo knows Auburn's offense

Kamryn Pettway scores Auburn's fifth rushing touchdown of the game with this 23-yard scamper.The play even received the seal of approval from Tigers legend Bo Jackson.


Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

The rout is on. Auburn leads Arkansas, 42-3, heading into the fourth quarter. The Tigers have now outscored their opponents 143-24 over the last 11 quarters.

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

Who said Mardi Gras was indigenous to New Orleans? It's a festival outside Wrigley Field.


ESPN Stats and Information  

Tonight is the latest date on the calendar that the Cubs have played a home game at Wrigley Field. Last year, they were eliminated Oct. 21. The Cubs played home games of the 1910 World Series on Oct. 22 and 23, but that was at their first home park, West Side Grounds.

Auburn makes circus interception

Javaris Davis makes a juggling interception of an Austin Allen fourth-down pass late in the third quarter. No. 21 Auburn leads No. 17 Arkansas 35-3.


Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Cubs are 41-13 this season when Dexter Fowler gets on base in the first inning, which is exactly what Chicago's leadoff hitter did to put the Cubs in front tonight.

Sean White has Auburn rolling

White keeps the ball on a zone-read on fourth down and scores a 1-yard touchdown to extend Auburn's lead over Arkansas to 35-3 late in the third quarter.


Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

UNC-Pembroke returned to flood-ravaged Lumberton, NC for the Braves' first game back since Hurricane Matthew closed the school and forced the football team off campus for more than a week. On an emotional homecoming day the 20th-ranked D2 school defeated Catawba College 41-31 to go to 7-1.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Cubs hitters clearly taking the same approach they took in Games 4-5 - shortening up, trying to stay in center of field or the other way. It's working

Ohio State blocks FG on opening drive

Penn State's first possession ends with Tyler Davis having a 39-yard field-goal attempt blocked. Ohio State's Damon Webb recovered.


ESPN Stats and Information  

Joe Williams of Utah is the sixth player in the last 10 seasons with 325 rushing yards and four touchdowns in one game.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Envisioned a lot of scenarios for tonight. But never envisioned Kershaw giving up 2 hits and falling behind 7 pitches into his evening

Houston capitalizes on SMU turnover

Taking advantage of an SMU fumble, Steven Dunbar makes a leaping catch on fourth down for a 5-yard touchdown. No. 11 Houston trails SMU 21-7 late in the second quarter.


Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

I don't remember ever seeing this at Beaver Stadium before ... Some interesting pyrotechnics moments before the game against No. 2 Ohio State kicks off.


Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said Shaan Washington's roughing the passer penalty was a major turning point in this game. Brought life to a dead drive and helped lead to a Bama TD


ESPN Stats and Information  

No. 20 Western Michigan had a 60 percent chance to win out entering Saturday, according to FPI, and that will improve to about 67 percent after the win over Eastern Michigan. Zach Terrell had a career-high 398 yards passing, and Carrington Thompson had a career-high 177 yards receiving and two touchdowns. The Broncos have won 10 in a row. Only Alabama has a longer streak among FBS teams.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Just had a Cubs fan tell our ESPN crew at a bar across the street that he came directly here from Mass. "And I prayed for the Cubs," he said.

Tyler Erzberger ESPN Esports 

Samsung is one win away from a date with fellow South Korean club SK Telecom T1 next weekend in Los Angeles for the 2016 Summoner's Cup Final. The Koreans quickly dispatched Europe's H2k Gaming in game two of the best-of-five series, putting themselves on the cusp of the final.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Number of players to score a TD this season: Alabama defense 7, Stanford offense 3 (ESPN Stats and Info)

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Nick Saban is the fourth Alabama head coach to win 20 straight.

Williams eclipses 300 rushing yards with TD

Joe Williams is running all over the UCLA defense, scoring his fourth touchdown of the game on this 55-yard run.


Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA is only down 7 with 4:15 left. A lot of people decided to beat traffic.