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4hJayson Stark

Wait, the Cubs or Indians are actually going to win the World Series

This isn't Hollywood. It's Cleveland. But starting Tuesday, MLB's two longest-suffering franchises are going to write a drought-busting World Series script that's almost impossible to believe.

Kellerman picks the Knicks as the worst franchise in sports (1:54)
Silver won't threaten players who plan to protest (1:08)
Will Ferrell channels Harry Caray ahead of World Series (1:01)
World Series a date with history for Cubs (2:22)
Tebow defends pursuit of dreams to Stephen A. (1:31)
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The Undefeated: Kaepernick answers what's next

Colin Kaepernick's pregame protests have made waves. Now he is looking to bring his message to the next level, into the boardrooms and executive suites, writes William C. Rhoden.

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4hDan Rafael

Divisional Rankings: Heavyweight division wide open

With Tyson Fury away for the near future and Wladimir Klitschko sidelined with a calf injury, Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker have a chance to make a move -- if they win their respective fights.


Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Bama CB Marlon Humphrey said there will be changes in the secondary given the loss of safety Eddie Jackson for the season. Minkah Fitzpatrick and Tony Brown cross-trained at safety during the spring, Humphrey said.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Giants' release of PK Josh Brown accomplishes nothing but the deserved rejection of a domestic abuser. The most significant takeaway from this episode is that the NFL is a long way from effectively addressing the issue within its policies and purview. The primary question is unanswered: Can the NFL find a way to demonstrate -- not say it, but show it -- that domestic violence is intolerable?

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Kevin Durant on narrative that this era isn't competitive enough: "I disagree. In between the lines, we're just as competitive. I don't know about that other stuff they're talking about. I don't know what they're trying to say, but if you step on the court with anyone of us, we're going to go at you and that's how it is."

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Scene at 4th and Euclid in Cleveland already picking up.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

In the official announcement of Josh Brown's release, Giants owner John Mara said, "We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh. Our beliefs, our judgments were misguided. We accept that responsibility."

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

No shortage of Chief Wahoo hats inside the official Indians stadium store

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Ronnie Woo-Woo sighting in Cleveland.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The Cavs have literally rolled out the red carpet for fans tonight.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

World Series programs ($15) ready to go for tonight

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The giant LeBron James banner in Cleveland has a new addition: the gold tab on the back of the neck to signify the Cavs' 2016 NBA championship.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

It's sneaker season around the NBA now. Steph with the Curry 3s in baby blue

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Parking at a church garage two blocks from Progressive Field for tonight's World Series game

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer isn't planning to address the possibility of running the table to get back to the College Football Playoff, but he probably doesn't even need to since Ohio State already has experience doing just that in 2014. "I'm actually trying not to go there," Meyer said. "I hear that, and a lot of players like to say things and talk afterwards, and that's fine. I don't usually bring that up, but I also don't stand in the way of leaders to get people's attention. I think that's out there, but I'm trying to avoid that."

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Fans in Cleveland will have a chance to take a photo with this oversized Larry O'Brien Trophy outside Quicken Loans Arena.

Scott T. Miller ESPN.com 

Is Cam Newton really off to a worse start than last season? The stats from his first five starts look pretty similar. But he's no longer getting elite-level support from his defense, so his record (and thus the narrative) has shifted.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

You know it's a tough ticket when even the Big Man couldn't come through.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicated on his radio show on the Cubs flagship station that Kyle Schwarber would be the DH in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night. Schwarber hasn't played since the third game of the season after tearing two ligaments in his left knee in a collision in the outfield. It's a risky move but the Cubs think he's ready.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics are #SagerStrong.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics players like Marcus Smart wearing their Sager Strong t-shirts after practice.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Bob Tewksbury provided one of my favorite behind-scenes anecdotes this season. He was in clubhouse during a May game in Chicago, chatting with David Ortiz when Big Papi "looks up (at TV) and goes, ‘Oh man, I've got to go hit.' He went out and hit a three-run homer off somebody, and he comes back in and goes, ‘So, where were we?'" Proof that Ortiz could do pretty much whatever he wanted at plate.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

When 7-year-old Maddox McCollum dressed as Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware for Halloween, the picture went viral. Boulware saw it and wanted to meet McCollum for himself. So Boulware showed up early last Saturday before McCollum's 8-and-under football team played their game and spent time visiting with all the players, taking pictures and signing autographs. He even gave the team a pep talk. "It made Maddox's day," said dad, Marlin McCollum.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox announce promotion of Eddie Romero to senior VP/assistant GM, making him and fellow AGM Brian O'Halloran the primary deputies to president of baseball ops Dave Dombrowski. No GM will be named to replace Mike Hazen.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Now, I've found closer, but more expensive parking for the World Series/ring ceremony.

Dan Rafael ESPN Senior Writer 

BREAKING NEWS: Claressa Shields, the two-time U.S. Olympic middleweight gold medalist and the No. 1 amateur women's boxer in the world, will make her professional debut Nov. 19 on the Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward undercard. She will fight an opponent to be determined in a four-round super middleweight bout. Her fight will be part of the "freeview" telecast prior to the start of the HBO PPV telecast.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Johnson said on SportsCenter that Julio Jones is "unstoppable" when he's healthy. Jones has come closest to breaking Johnson's single-season receiving yards record.