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Follow live: Bengals extend lead over Dolphins

Andy Dalton matched Ryan Tannehill's 74-yard TD pass with a scoring toss to A.J. Green. Mike Nugent's three field goals are the difference for the Bengals.

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Revis on Sherman feud: 'We're not going there'

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis interrupted a reporter in mid-question when Richard Sherman's name was mentioned in relation to their acrimonious history. "We're not going there," Revis said.

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Watch live: Ward, No. 6 Houston running away from UConn

Greg Ward Jr. has run for a touchdown and thrown for two more as the 4-0 Cougars look to avenge last season's upset loss to UConn, live on ESPN and streaming live in the ESPN App/WatchESPN.

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Ward gets crushed again, but this time throws TD pass (1:29)
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Chara puts Europe ahead in must-win game (0:39)
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6hMatthew 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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8hJayson Stark

Your guide to baseball's final-week madness

No need to wait for October -- this last stretch of September is going to be a classic. Can't keep all the wild-card excitement straight? Here's what matters most.

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Many Yankees fans ready to cheer for Ortiz (1:33)
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Heckler backs up his putting game and sinks one (0:45)
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McCaffrey: Football takes 'Insane preparation' (2:57)

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

CC Sabathia ends a very good comeback season. A year ago at this time, Sabthia was entering alcohol rehab and his spot in the rotation was in doubt. After barely beating out Ivan Nova for the fifth starter spot in spring training, Sabathia will finish the year with a 3.91 ERA after his 7 1/3 innings, one run, four-hit, eight strikeout and two-walk performance.

MLB 

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs and Pirates played to a 1-1 suspended game on Thursday meaning it will go down officially as a tie. The game has no meaning in the standings and the teams won't be able to make it up before the end of the reg season this Sunday. The last tie in MLB was 2005, the last time the Cubs played to a tie was in 1993. All stats count.

MLB 

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are making it a point to get the ball in the hands of Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green and lead the Dolphins, 16-7, at halftime. Miami doesn't have an answer for Green, who beat both Miami cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Tony Lippett to the tune of eight receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown. The Dolphins scored on the opening drive for the first time this season with a 74-yard touchdown catch by receiver Kenny Stills. Miami finally got off to a fast start and scored its first opening-drive touchdown of the season. However, the Dolphins mostly stalled on offense the rest of the half.

NFL 

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Heat really turned up at the end of the second period in World Cup finals. Europe continues to lead Canada 1-0 and this Canada team isn't used to trailing for an extended period of time. One more period of play but Europe showing its veteran savvy and proving its capable of pulling off the upset.

NHL 

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The New York Yankees officially have to wait 'til next year. They have been eliminated from the playoffs via the Orioles' 4-0 win over the Blue Jays.

MLB 

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Big momentum shift for the Bengals after Carlos Dunlap swatted the ball out of Ryan Tannehill's hands. Bengals are set up at the Dolphins 25 at the two minute warning. Could be a big chance to draw away here.

NFL 

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. has 10 games with at least one passing TD and one rushing TD since the start of 2015, tied with Lamar Jackson for 2nd-most in FBS over that span (Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes are tied with an FBS 11 such games since the start of last season).

NCAAF 

Thomas gets UConn on the board
NCAAF 

Noel Thomas catches a pass from Bryant Shirreffs and scampers 62 yards for a touchdown to get the Huskies on the scoreboard against Houston. The Cougars lead 28-7 at halftime.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals WR A.J. Green already has eight catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in the first half against the Dolphins.

NFL 

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The Dolphins got smart on that third-down play.They double-teamed Bengals receiver A.J. Green in the end zone. There was no way they were going to let him get open for another catch. As it is, Green has caught eight of the nine passes thrown his way for 123 yards.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

How about that KU defense? Texas Tech lost a bit of its offensive edge with a 14-0 lead, but credit the Jayhawks -- big hits and they're getting after Mahomes. The Jayhawks got three consecutive stops, including an interception by Fish Smithson and a safety on a botched punt. It's 14-2 in Lubbock.

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No slowing down Houston's Ward Jr.
NCAAF 

Greg Ward Jr. threw his second TD pass of the second quarter, finding Steven Dunbar for 15 yards in the back of the end zone.

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NCAAF 

Houston takes command in second quarter
NCAAF 

Greg Ward Jr. finds Tyler McCloskey in the flat for a 3-yard TD as Houston takes a 21-0 on UConn in the second quarter.

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NCAAF 

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Greg Ward Jr.'s second-quarter TD run was his 25th TD run in the last two seasons, most of any FBS QB according to ESPN Stats and Information.

NCAAF 

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

There is only one way to know for sure if the football crosses over the plane of the goal line: Dedicated cameras installed there. The NFL leaves that up to the broadcaster, and it doesn't appear as if the NFL Network had the necessary angle on that kickoff.

Houston increases lead on UConn
NCAAF 

Dillon Birden shows some power by breaking a tackle and plunging in for 1-yard touchdown to give the Cougars a 14-0 lead over the Huskies.

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

A.J. Green on the Bengals' first two possessions: five targets, five receptions, 80 yards, one touchdown. My understanding is that Green is a pretty decent player. Did the Dolphins scout the Bengals at all?

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Last week, A.J. Green said the offense started with him and he needed to set the tone. He's doing so tonight. The drive started after Green went up over Xavien Howard and wrestled the ball away from him for a 51-yard gain. It ended with Green running cleanly into the end zone. Bengals are up 10-7.

NFL 

Ward Jr. takes big hit, comes back into game
NCAAF 

Houston's Greg Ward Jr.gets flattened by UConn's Junior Joseph after throwing an incomplete pass. He left the game but returned after missing one play.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins CB Tony Lippett with the missed tackle on Bengals WR A.J. Green leads to a TD. Cincy leads, 10-7. Miami's corners aren't doing a good job on Green early.

NFL 

Paul Grant ESPN.com 

Canada has won its last 24 international games with Sidney Crosby in the lineup, dating back to the 2010 Olympics.

NHL 

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

A.J. Green with a great catch deep downfield against the Miami left creamsicle. Should be huge game for Green. No surprise.

NFL 

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

I like Dolphins rookie CB Xavein Howard. I think he has a solid future ahead. But leaving him one-on-one already on Bengals WR A.J. Green is not the best idea.

NFL 

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Not much more CB Xavier Howard could do there. Coverage was good, and he was whacking at AJ Green's arms the way they teach CBs to play the bigger WRs. Green just too good.

NFL 

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Europe with a 1-0 lead over Team Canada after first period. Shots: Europe 12, Canada 8.

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