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The Indians' fixer-upper defense shines

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The Fall Uni Classic

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Blind former Navy seaman conquers Alcatraz swim

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What is wrong with UCLA?

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

How will the Indians use Danny Salazar? "We are going to have him available for whatever we need him for," pitching coach Mickey Callaway said. "If it is Game 4 and we need a starter, he can pitch. He can probably go four innings and 60 pitches, if we need him to."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said TE Hunter Henry is in NFL concussion protocol, experienced concussion-like symptoms after the game.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

One thing you'll hear about heading into Game 1 is whether the five days off will hurt the Indians. It's true that there have been a few teams in the past 10 years who didn't fare well after a long layoff (like the 2012 Tigers, who got swept), but if you go back to 1995 the team with the longer layoff has won 11 of 21 World Series. If the Indians lose it won't be because they had three more days off than the Cubs.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Red-hot Indians reliever Andrew Miller talks about going against several former teammates who are now with the Cubs.


Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Stat of day that would have been hard to guess: Dolphins' RB Jay Ajayi is 6th in the NFL in rushing, 3rd in the AFC.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Indians outfield Rajai Davis talking about disrupting Jon Lester and the rest of the Cubs pitching staff with the running game, and doing it more successfully than the Dodgers were able to do it in the NLCS.


Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Some pre-game entertainment as the Monday Night Football crew attempts field goals after the Cardinals and Seahawks kickers had trouble last night.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN's Monday Night Football crew trying their luck at the field goal attempts the kickers had such difficulty with in the Sunday night game.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham spent Monday in treatment. He was "pretty sore," according to Ben McAdoo. Beckham played through pain Sunday in his hip and abdominal area.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

It's an absolutely beautiful afternoon in Denver about three hours before tonight's game between the Texans and the Broncos.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Terry Francona just told us that Danny Salazar will be on their WS roster and Cody Anderson will be off.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

There's a line of fans waiting to get into the Los Angeles Sparks WNBA championship rally outside Staples Center.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

On his quarterbacks, 49ers coach Chip Kelly indicated that Colin Kaepernick will get another start against New Orleans when his team comes back after the bye week. Kelly pointed out that he and the coaching staff will discuss all their options as they always do but also said "I don't envision making changes at the quarterback spot."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Terrelle Pryor quips that perhaps Corey Coleman will start at quarterback Sunday against the Jets. Yes, he was joking.


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Clayton Kershaw was heathy for his start Saturday. Kershaw still needs to go through his exit physical but "no news is expected," Friedman said. Back surgery is not anticipated.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants front office spent Monday talking over the Josh Brown situation. Ben McAdoo will join the discussion later today or tomorrow. Brown was not in with the team on Monday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

On LeSean McCoy's injured hamstring, Rex Ryan says the Bills will "see how the week unfolds." Ryan emphasized that the Bills pulled McCoy from Sunday's game as soon as he said he felt "tightness" in his hamstring in the second half.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says the NFL should consider adopting college football's rule that any player who targets an opponent is ejected. Ryan was upset with Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry's hit that knocked Bills safety Aaron Williams out of Sunday's game.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A classy farewell from RJ Hunter after he was waived by the Boston Celtics on his 23rd birthday.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns added their sixth quarterback of the season on Monday when they claimed Joe Callahan on waivers from New Orleans. Callahan is the guy from Wesley who looked so good against the Browns for Green Bay in preseason. With Cody Kessler in concussion protocol, the Browns could face the Jets with a QB tandem of Kevin Hogan and Callahan. Here is info from Browns on Callahan:

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The injured Danny Salazar will be on the Indians' World Series roster, the team's pitching coach, Mickey Callaway just told me. Salazar will be available for a variety of roles from starting to relief, but will only able to throw 60-70 pitches.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

ALCS hero Ryan Merritt, the rookie, will be on the World Series roster.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Danny Salazar says he was told by Indians pitching coach Mickey Calloway he'll be on the World Series roster but doesn't know if he'll start or relieve. "I don't know if I'm a starter or reliever but I'm ready," he said.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Here at media day, we have an indication that Trevor Bauer will start Game 2 of the World Series. He is throwing his first bullpen since bleeding off the mound of Game 3 of the ALCS. Why is his bullpen significant? This would be his normal day to throw if he were to start Wednesday's Game 2. If he gets through it OK, it would seem Game 2 would be Bauer's.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter: After LeSean McCoy aggravated hamstring Sunday, one source said Bills RB "will be same position this week, probably questionable" for Sunday vs. Patriots.