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Follow live: Scoreless Game 3 at Wrigley

Kyle Hendricks and Josh Tomlin have each worked three scoreless innings as Wrigley Field hosts its first World Series game since 1945.

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9hAdam Schefter

How Dallas almost missed on Dak ... over and over

A missed draft pick. A trade that fell through. Another draft pick. Another trade. It did work out, but time after time, Dallas had plans that did NOT involve starting a kid named Dak Prescott.

9hJean-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.

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3hESPN Staff

Who would you build your team around?

If money was no object and you were targeting a star not named Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to build around, who would you pick?

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1dBill 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.


Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Josh Tomlin's curveball was pivotal to his late-season resurgence, and he made liberal use of it early tonight. Tomlin threw nine curveballs among his 24 pitches in the first two innings.


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

5 ground-ball outs, just 3 air outs for Josh Tomlin in his first spin through the order. Needs those ground balls with the wind roaring out


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has the best seat in the house at the Mavs' home opener.

DeRozan gets fancy on reverse layup

DeMar DeRozan displays some nifty moves while driving to the rim and finishing. The Raptors have cut into the Cavaliers' lead, trailing 71-67 after three quarters.


LeBron Gets Stuffed

Pascal Siakam blocks LeBron James and then DeMar DeRozan races down the court for the lay-in. The Cavs still lead the Raptors 65-56 late in the third quarter (on ESPN).


Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

When he was asked if missing out on an All-Star starting nod and a spot on the three All-NBA teams last season provided any extra motivation coming into this season, Anthony Davis told the ESPN game crew, "It did, especially when you lose out on $24 million. That's kinda tough. ... I can only worry about what I can do this year so that there's no debate whether I'm on the first (All-NBA) team or an All-Star."

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Terry Francona confirms that Josh Tomlin really dislikes the "Little Cowboy" nickname that was bestowed upon him by former Indians manager Manny Acta. "Which is why he gets called it a lot," Francona joked.


J.R. Smith gets the steal and then takes it the rest of the way for the dunk. The Cavaliers led the Raptors 50-40 at the half (on ESPN).


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Hendricks had just three pickoffs in the entire reg season but has 2 in just 4 postseason starts. He's the first pitcher since Kerry Wood in 2010 with the Yankees with multiple pickoffs in the same postseason.

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Stephen Curry going through his pregame shooting routine in advance of tonight's contest against the Pelicans. Some shots barely touched the net.


Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Just a massive mistake by Francisco Lindor getting picked off first base by Kyle Hendricks. Early gut punch for the Indians.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

World Series Game 3 is about to begin. The ViewFromVegas is the Cubs are closing as -220 home favorites over the Indians at 8 of 13 Vegas books on the Don Best odds screen. The over/under is 8.5 at every book with the exception of the MGM books that have held the line at over 8 (-130).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Got a rare glimpse of the field crew getting the bases ready for the first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945.


USF adds another big play

Marlon Mack covers 85 yards on his way to the house to give South Florida a 21-0 lead over Navy in the first quarter (on ESPN2).


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Wrigley Field. 35 minutes to game time on a historic night.

The Cavs Are at it again

The Cavaliers get fancy on back-to-back possessions, with Kyrie Irving hitting a step-back 3-pointer and LeBron James feeding it to Tristan Thompson for a slam. They lead the Raptors 28-23 after one quarter (on ESPN).


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said things won't change much for his team with the Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki out with an illness. "Losing one of the best players ever," D'Antoni said. "You hate it for him. It doesn't change anything, they got a lot of players, somebody else will step up. (JJ) Barea worries me too and Harrison Barnes. They got a lot of answers we just have to play our game and play well."

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke heads to the court for their first exhibition game tonight vs Virginia State. (Notice Harry Giles & Jayson Tatum at the end of the procession in polo shirts, not uniforms)


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle said it's too early to know whether Dirk Nowitzki will travel with the team for Sunday's game in Houston. The Mavs were optimistic earlier Friday that Nowitzki would overcome his illness enough to play tonight. "This must be something that does not come around very quickly or very well," Carlisle said. "He just does not miss home openers."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki will not play against the Rockets due to an illness.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Your 2016 Clemente award winner- Curtis Granderson

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Less than two hours before first pitch, hundreds have paid $100 each just to walk in the door at The Cubby Bear. Last few fans being let in.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Parked a few miles West of Wrigley Field.


Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

On the field before Game 3, Billy Corgan says he's "anti-celeb Cubs fan" because too many only show up for the postseason.

Paul Lukas ESPN.com 

Steady as she goes: The Indians are once again wearing their navy alternate jerseys for Game 3 of the World Series. They've worn the navy top for every game of the postseason except Game 1 of the ALDS against the Red Sox, when they wore white.