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2hBuster Olney

The playoffs are next week, but October starts now

The postseason is calling. Will the Giants, Mets, Blue Jays and other wild-card contenders answer it in baseball's final weekend?

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24mDan Rafael

World champ Fury tests positive for cocaine

Tyson Fury submitted to a random urine test Sept. 22, the results of which tested positive for benzoylecgonine, the central compound found in cocaine. He likely will be stripped of his titles.

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Ryder Cup heckler thankful to have sunk putt (1:45)
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Affleck, Damon fight over who's better friends with Brady (4:05)
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21hMatthew Berry

Love, hate and celebrity

Matthew Berry offers the players he loves and hates for Week 4 and reveals the celebrity he picked to teach fantasy football this season in his quest to get every man, woman and child to play.

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Stephen A. doesn't think Gordon will see an NFL field again (1:53)
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Umpires refuse to come back out in St. Louis (1:00)
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Green breaks a tackle for easy TD (0:21)
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Greg Ward puts up another Heisman performance (1:06)
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David Ortiz's farewell to Yankee Stadium (1:30)

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Sixers say ROY favorite Ben Simmons will have a precautionary scan on his right ankle after rolling it late in a camp scrimmage Friday.

NBA 

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Maybe the U.S. team has just been saving it up all these years. For the first time since 1975, the Americans made it a clean sweep in the opening session, winning all four matches to take a commanding early Ryder Cup lead.

Golf 

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Zach Johnson and Jimmy Walker win five holes in a row to close out Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer 4 and 2!! That's USA 3 Europe 0 with one match left on the 18th green.

Golf 

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Ryder Cup rookie Andy Sullivan picks the wrong time to hit a nervy shot. His 8 iron on the par three 17th hole finds a watery grave which turns into the third lost hole in a row for Sullivan and Rory McIlroy who now find themselves 1 down to Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson on the 18th tee!

Golf 

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Martin Kaymer flubs a chip shot on the 15th hole and it costs he a Sergio Garcia. That four in a row for Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson who now have a 3up lead with three to play!!

Golf 

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar put the second American point on the board with a commanding 5 and 4 victory over Lee Westwood and Thomas Pieters. U.S. 2 Europe 0 with two matches still on the course.

Golf 

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth put the first point on the board for the United States team!! Reed made a birdie putt on the 16th hole giving them a 3 and 2 victory over Europe's Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose.

Golf 

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson were 1 down from the 2nd hole til the 11th hole. Since then, they've rattled off three straight wins vs. Sergio Garcia/Martin Kaymer. The U.S. Now has a 2up lead thru 14 holes!

Golf 

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills have declared Sammy Watkins as out for Sunday's game vs. New England. Rex Ryan says there is "major concern" over Watkins' availability moving forward this season.

You want Puig's bat? Here's the price
MLB 

Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig offers his bat to a young fan, but only after the fan does 50 pushups.

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MLB 

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Brandt Snedeker getting some practice putting in with caddie Scott Vail before the afternoon Four-Ball matches get underway.

Golf 

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens LT Ronnie Stanley (foot) missed his third straight practice and LG Alex Lewis (concussion) was limited. It looks like James Hurst will start at LT on Sunday and Ryan Jensen will go at LG.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dez Bryant will not practice today but Jason Garrett will not rule the Cowboys wide receiver out of Sunday's game at San Francisco yet. If left tackle Tyron Smith (back) practices it will be in a limited fashion. He did not play last week against the Chicago Bears.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

CBs Eli Apple (hamstring) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) didn't practice. Worked on side with trainers. Doesn't look good for Monday.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Fast car: For the second consecutive week, Kyle Larson was fastest in Sprint Cup opening practice. Qualifying at Dover is scheduled for later today.

Ian O'Connor ESPN Senior Writer 

Phil Mickelson, the golfer known as Lefty, made a stir today by hitting a shot righty, even though he's a natural right-hander. Got it?

Golf 

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Somebody new must be in charge of the warmup music for the Panthers. Today Cam Newton seemed to enjoy dancing to "Your Love is Lifting me Higher" followed by James Brown's "I Got You." Earlier this week "Brown Eyed Girl" was on the playlist.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Marcus Mariota had a 3.6 Total QBR against the Raiders on Sunday despite a decent-looking stat line: 17-of-33 for 214 passing yards. But Mariota struggled mightily on third downs, converting first downs on two of his 12 plays (he also was flagged for a false start on a third-and-9 in the red zone, which affected his rating). Looking only at his third-down play, Mariota's QBR was a 1.3.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs center Joe Hawley is snapping the ball to Jameis Winston in practice today, which is a good sign. He suffered an ankle injury and missed practice Wednesday. He returned but was limited on Thursday. If he cannot go, the team has Evan Smith as a backup.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Sergio Garcia has definitely taken up the mantle for Ian Poulter on the European Team. As his par putt dropped into the hole on the 9th green, Garcia slowly pumped his fist while eyeballing the crowd almost daring the U.S. biased spectators to remain quiet. Garcia and Kaymer remain 1up thru 9 holes vs. Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson.

Golf 

Ryder Cup heckler thankful to have sunk putt
Pro Golfer's Association 

U.S. fan David Johnson talks to the SportsCenter crew about taking the challenge to sink a putt at the Ryder Cup practice session after badgering the European team members.

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Pro Golfer's Association 

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar are DOMINATING Lee Westwood and Thomas Pieters. DJ just dropped a birdie on the 8th to put the U.S. 5up!! This match could be over very early.

Golf 

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets practice underway here in Florham Park. WR Eric Decker (shoulder) is out here for warmups but wearing a baseball cap, no helmet. Looks like he's a no-go again today.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LeGarrette Blount is averaging 25 carries per game, so would Bill Belichick like to see that number reduced? "I'd like to see us win. That's what I'd like to see," Belichick answered Friday. "It's not about individual stats. It's about the team winning. That's what is important to me and that's what is important to the team."