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The force that drove the lion inside Palmer

The King was much more complex than the neighbor-next-door image. The inner rage of a nice man named Arnold Palmer pushed the seven-time major champion to unprecedented heights.

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Ryan riffs on Belichick, Pats about QB situation

Rex Ryan said the Buffalo Bills will be ready for whomever the New Engand Patriots start at quarterback, even adding "If [Bill] Belichick's playing quarterback, we're coming after him."

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Odell Beckham Jr. got beat by Josh Norman, at least between the ears

Odell Beckham Jr. is five years younger than Josh Norman, more gifted and headed places Norman's never going to reach. It's time to stop the sideshow and focus on the future, writes Ian O'Connor.

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Biggest NFL injuries of Week 3

Bears running back Jeremy Langford left Sunday night's game against the Cowboys with an ankle injury. Here are the other big names who went down with injuries in Week 3.

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6hJoe McDonald

Pride the root of Europe's success

A complete unknown and a bit of a joke early on, Europe has come together and proved with its win over Sweden and a berth in the finals against Canada that it is the real thing.

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Ross powers Cubs past Cardinals
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In his final regular-season home game, David Ross smacks a solo home run to help the Cubs win 3-1 over the Cardinals.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch David Ross discuss his home run and standing ovations from fans in his final regular season home game of his career.

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears running back Jeremy Langford (ankle) was wearing a walking boot in the postgame locker room.

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Andrew Luck had his 14th career game-winning drive, tied for the 4th-most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2012. Luck had his 2nd game with at least 300 passing yards this season, matching his total from last season.

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Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 140 yards in the Cowboys' win over the Bears on Sunday night. Elliott totaled 134 rushing yards in his first 2 games combined. His 274 rushing yards through the first 3 games are second-most by a Cowboys player. Calvin Hill's 299 are the most.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott played like a Top 5 pick tonight. Power, vision and speed through the hole. Elliott finished with 140 yards rushing on 30 carries and he also added 20 yards receiving. I thought Elliott hit the hole with much more acceleration than I saw on film in the first two weeks of the season. He showcased the ability to bounce the ball outside and find cutback lanes. He's a great fit for the Cowboys zone running schemes. Impressive night for the rookie in the Cowboys 31-17 win over the Bears.

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dallas Cowboys have their first home win in more than a year. Thanks to three rushing touchdowns, a cool Dak Prescott and an impressive Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys beat the Chicago Bears, 31-17, to end an eight-losing streak at AT&T Stadium. Prescott has gone 99 passes without an interception and Elliott picked up the first 100-yard game of his career. The Cowboys are staring at 3-1 start with trip to San Francisco next week.

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Arnold Palmer's first deal with Wilson had a clause in it: If he quit golf, he would have to return the clubs they gave him.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs set a franchise record with their 57th home win in their final home game of the regular season.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs win their 99th game with a 3-1 victory over St. Louis giving them 7 tries to win No. 100 for the first time since 1935. Jon Lester improved to 19-4 pitching his league leading 24th game giving up fewer than 3 runs. He gave up zero in 6.2 innings.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals lost a hard-fought 3-1 game to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field Sunday night to slip further back in the wild-card race. They trail the New York Mets by 1 1/2 games and the San Francisco Giants by a half-game with seven games remaining, all at home. Many of the Cardinals key hitters have slumped all month.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears TE Zach Miller up to 78 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions (nine targets). Fantasy owners getting some late night production here.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Dak Prescott threw his first career TD pass on the slant route to Dez Bryant. But the play started with Bryant's release. He put in some work with the quick outside move to set up Bears CB Tracy Porter. That was pretty smooth. Bryant turned Porter around on that one. Cowboys up 31-10 in the fourth quarter.

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears running back Jeremy Langford suffered an ankle injury and rode on a cart back to the locker room. The team says Langford's return is questionable. Rookie Jordan Howard has replaced Langford as the Bears' feature back.

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Some nervous energy inside AT&T Stadium as the Cowboys carry a 24-10 lead into the fourth quarter over Chicago.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears get on the board in the second half with Brian Hoyer's 4th down TD pass to TE Zach Miller. An option route with Miller creating separation vs. Cowboys safety Byron Jones. Release up the field, collision the safety (which won't be called) and break outside. It's now 24-10 Cowboys in the third quarter.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The next time I walk in here, Vin Scully won't be calling games. Not sure I've come to grips with that yet.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester made another strong statement for the Cy Young award as he threw 6.2 scoreless innings against the Cardinals giving up just 3 hits and one walk while striking out 7. He lowered his ERA to 2.28 and needs to pitch just 2.1 innings in his final start to reach the coveted 200 innings; a key stat for his own self evaluation.

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears safety Harold Jones-Quartey is out for the rest of the game with a concussion. Rookie DL Jonathan Bullard is questionable to return with a foot injury.

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

As the second half begins Dez Bryant is riding the stationary bike while catching passes from punter Chris Jones. That's one way to stay active.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

A young child signs a Jose Fernandez shirt at Marlins Park. It's past 10pm ET and fans are still stopping by to pay their respects.

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III makes Ryan Moore his final pick completing the 12 man roster for the competition next week!!!

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Alshon Jeffery fantasy owners have to hope for the Bears to take some shots during the second half. Jeffery has only one catch for 22 yards (on one target). With Chicago down 24-3, it's time for Brian Hoyer test the top of the secondary. The Bears need to generate some explosive plays in this one.

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Without their Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith, the Cowboys are having no problem running the ball against Chicago. Ezekiel Elliott is the only Cowboys tailback without a touchdown but the rookie has 76 yards on 13 carries. Dak Prescott, Lance Dunbar and Alfred Morris have the Cowboys' touchdowns, giving them seven rushing scores in 10 quarters on the season. The Cowboys had eight all of last season. They lead, 24-3, at halftime.

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears are evaluating safety Harold Jones-Quartey for a concussion.

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