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Watch live: High stakes continue for Giants

Jeff Samardzija and San Francisco look to keep pace in the NL wild-card race, live on ESPN and streaming live in the ESPN App/WatchESPN.

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49mSheil Kapadia

Ailing Seahawks turn to Spiller for depth at RB

The Seahawks have suffered multiple injuries at running back this season and expect C.J. Spiller to compete immediately for playing time as a third-down back.

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3hBrett Okamoto

Aldo, upset over McGregor, wants out of UFC

Interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo publicly asked UFC for his release after he did not get the rematch with Conor McGregor that he wanted.

Kim hits a pinch-hit game-winning homer (0:21)
The legend of Tebow grows with first-pitch homer (0:53)
Jaso hits for cycle in Pirates' win over Cubs (1:16)
McCaffrey: Football takes 'Insane preparation' (2:57)
CFB Week 5 all about top 10 matchups (1:13)
The healing power of sports (1:30)
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15hJohn Clayton

NFL executives predict Jay Cutler's future

The clock is ticking on Jay Cutler's time in Chicago. The Bears can release the QB this offseason with minimal impact on their future cap. They don't, however, have a ready-made replacement.

How a ring catastrophe turned into a happy ending in New York (1:23)
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12hBill Barnwell

Breakout picks from small-sample-size studs

Lions RB Theo Riddick and Broncos pass-rusher Shane Ray have shined in limited snaps. Which other part-time standouts could grow into larger roles? Bill Barnwell breaks it down.

Mike Golic tackles the ghost pepper challenge (1:39)
11hGabriele Marcotti

Marcotti: England's ineptness highlighted

Sam Allardyce was crass, gossipy and silly in The Telegraph's undercover sting, but did that justify him leaving his post as England manager?


Kim hits pinch-hit game-winning homer

Hyun Soo Kim pinch hits in the top of the ninth and belts a two-run home run to give the Orioles a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays and make the Red Sox American League East champions.


Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Teixeira making the most of his final week as a Yankee, just belted a walkoff grand slam homer to beat the Red Sox, 5-3, and keepYankees playoff hopes alive

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

And Mark Teixiera walks off the Red Sox with a three-run homer off Joe Kelly. This will be an awkward division-clinching celebration.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

28 pitches, no outs, one run in, bases still loaded, and that will be all for Craig Kimbrel. Joe Kelly will try to nail it down. Red Sox lead, 3-1, with Starlin Castro coming to the plate.

Freeman extends hit streak to 30 games

Freddie Freeman owns the longest hitting streak of the season after a sixth inning single in the Braves' 12-2 win vs. the Phillies stretched his streak to 30 games. Freeman passed Boston's Jackie Bradley Jr. (29 games).

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins fans salute their players after the home finale in Miami.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins went to home dugout to shake Don Mattingly's hand after the series finale at Marlins Park. The Mets showed great sensitivity this series while winning the final two games to move closer to clinching a wild-card spot.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Blue Jays lose, 3-2. Red Sox are AL East champs.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Here comes Craig Kimbrel. Red Sox are three outs away from AL East title. Blue Jays, meanwhile, are down 3-2 with two outs in bottom of the ninth in Toronto.

Cabrera blasts go-ahead homer

Miguel Cabrera smacked a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Tigers a 6-3 lead over the Indians on ESPN.


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Miguel Cabrera's power the other way is what makes him so special. Just hit his 15th HR of the year to RF or RCF. Amazing for a RH hitter

Pirates' John Jaso hits for cycle

Jaso completed the cycle by tripling in a run -- his 5th RBI of the game -- in the bottom of the 7th. It was the first cycle at PNC Park and first for the Pirates since Daryle Ward in 2004. Pittsburgh leads the Cubs 8-4. Follow live


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After a generous call by the official scorer Pirates infielder John Jaso was credited with a triple and hence the cycle as the Pirates lead the Cubs 8-4. It looked like Jaso had stopped at second and then continued on to third base after an errant throw. It's the first cycle in PNC park history.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pick your poison. Yankees picked Betts over Ortiz, and Mookie delivers two-run double. Red Sox lead, 2-0, six outs from AL East crown.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets doing yoga. We think.


Ian Kinsler breaks tie with 2-run homer

Kinsler's home run in the bottom of the third inning gave the Tigers a 3-1 lead over the Indians. A Tigers win and an Orioles loss would move the teams into a tie for the second AL wild card spot.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

In his final regular season start Jake Arrieta has given up a season high 10 hits to the Pirates who lead 7-1.

Jays lead O's in wild card leaders matchup

In what could be a preview of the AL wild-card game, Toronto leads Baltimore 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning. If the score holds, and the Tigers beat the Indians (game is currently delayed on ESPN), then Detroit would tie the O's for the second wild card. Follow live


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Coghlan left Wednesday's game with an apparent left leg injury after crashing into the wall in left field chasing down a fly ball. He walked off under his own power while Albert Almora Jr took his place in the game.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Line at least 100 deep for Dwight Gooden autograph signing tonight in New Jersey

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts won't say if Clayton Kershaw or Rich Hill will be used on short rest in the playoffs, but recent DL stints for both make it unlikely. Maybe Roberts is leaving the door open in case the Dodgers are facing elimination in Game 4 of the NLDS, at which point he might go to Kershaw.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams DT Aaron Donald, on JJ Watt potentially missing the year after re-injuring his back: "It's tough for him. You never want to hear about a guy being injured, missing a season. Definitely not a guy who plays at such a high level as that guy. Health is the most important thing. It's better to be out there a hundred percent than to be putting bad film out there. ... He's a playmaker. Any time a guy is flying around, making plays like that, he's going to be a fun player to watch. Definitely somebody you respect and you tune in to watch."

David Ching ESPN Staff Writer 

The Coke label printer people were quick on the draw. These bottles are on the desk where LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron and host Chris Blair will sit in when Orgeron's first call-in show starts in 20 minutes. Orgeron took over for fired coach Les Miles on Sunday.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Lucas Duda was scratched from the game on Wednesday night. The Mets will provide more information later.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Buddy Hield and the Pelicans warming up ahead of tonight's open practice at the Big Blender.