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Ultimate guide for Game 3: Who will take control of the Series?

Can Kyle Hendricks pitch the Cubs a step closer to a title? Will Josh Tomlin be able to keep the ball in the park with the wind blowing out? We preview Game 3 of the World Series.

24mOhm Youngmisuk

76ers want protesting singer to perform anthem

The 76ers apologized for preventing Sevyn Streeter from singing the national anthem Wednesday. She said she was told by the team she could not perform because of her "We Matter" jersey.

Wind could play a major factor in Game 3 (0:58)
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6hAdam Schefter

How Dallas almost missed on Dak ... over and over

A missed draft pick. A trade that fell through. Another draft pick. Another trade. It did work out, but time after time, Dallas had plans that did NOT involve starting a kid named Dak Prescott.

6hJean-Jacques Taylor

'He was a nobody': Inside Tony Romo's rise

From undrafted free agent to understudy to starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, this is the oral history of the rise of Tony Romo, 10 years after he won the job.

Bortles is reportedly a 'basket case', loses trust of teammates (1:27)
California School for the Deaf rolls over Woodland Christian (2:31)
Stephen A. thinks Durant should use a championship as motivation, not critics (0:45)
The science behind Week 8 NFL sleepers (2:17)
23hBill Barnwell

Football's dumbest unwritten rules

"You have to take the points here." "Don't go for two until you have to." "Run the ball here because if you don't go anywhere you can just run out the clock." It's time for unwritten rules to go.


Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

On the field before Game 3, Billy Corgan says he's "anti-celeb Cubs fan" because too many only show up for the postseason.


Paul Lukas ESPN.com 

Steady as she goes: The Indians are once again wearing their navy alternate jerseys for Game 3 of the World Series. They've worn the navy top for every game of the postseason except Game 1 of the ALDS against the Red Sox, when they wore white.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Spotted from high above: Ronnie Woo-Woo has made it back to the North Side after his journey to Cleveland for Games 1 and 2.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

After waiting 71 years -- give or take a few hours in Wrigleyville lines today -- for this moment, the first wave of Cubs fans are inside Wrigley for World Series Game 3

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Everyone with a ticket to Game 3 gets this "W" towel with the Cubs players & World Series logo

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Paquito Lindor stops by the BBTN set.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

4:30 pm CT: Police on horses meet the Wrigleyville crowd close off Clark & Addison

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

No downturn: Martin Truex Jr. wins the pole at Martinsville just five days after being eliminated from the Chase.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls announce they have picked up contract options years on Doug McDermott, Jerian Grant and Bobby Portis. All three are now signed through 2017-18 season.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The most talked about pinch-hitter this side of Kirk Gibson is taking his cuts during batting practice prior to Game 3 of the World Series.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

New tonight at Wrigley: "The Matchup" -- Chicago style dog attached to a "Polish Boy," a kielbasa w/BBQ sauce & onion sticks ($15)

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Michael Bennett will get his knee checked out on Monday, Pete Carroll said. There is a cartilage issue, and it could require surgery.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Maddon jokes that the biggest influence on his managerial leadership style: "Probably Michael Scott." Yes, the guy from "The Office!"

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Joe Maddon on his walk to the first World Series game at Wrigley Field in 71 years: "One of the groups that makes video games could definitely make a video game of walking down Clark Street"

Pedro Gomez MLB 

Game 3 in a few hours.


Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The Party at Napoli's shirts have made it to Wrigley, where the Indians relievers may (or may not) be giving directions to join the party.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs Game 4 starter John Lackey can be endearingly irascible, but he's as sentimental as anyone when it comes to pitching in this moment, saying, "This is why you play the game. This is why I'm still playing at this stage of my career at this age. I'm trying to win championships and trying to be a part of something special."

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

In a bit of a surprise, Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints. Safety Kam Chancellor (groin) has been ruled out as well and will miss his third straight game. Bradley Sowell (knee) is also out, and WR Tyler Lockett (thigh) is questionable. Russell Wilson (pec/knee) was taken off the injury report and is expected to start.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

The World Series seems like a strange time to start experimenting, but that's essentially what Terry Francona and Joe Maddon are both doing. Carlos Santana will play left field for the first time all season (he played four innings there in 2012) while Jason Heyward continues to sit because of his struggles at the plate. In his place will again be Jorge Soler ... who hasn't had a hit since September 15.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Brown said Sixers will keep Joel Embiid (20 minutes) and Jahlil Okafor (14 minutes) on their minutes restriction against Hawks on Saturday. Also, the two will likely keep rotating in for each other.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have waived WR Ed Eagan and TE Manasseh Garner. They promoted TE Gerald Christian from their practice squad.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

For a second week in a row a San Diego Chargers player won rookie of the week, with Joey Bosa earning the honor after a two-sack performance against the Atlanta Falcons. LB Jatavis Brown won it two weeks ago for his effort in a win over the Denver Broncos.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

2:50 pm CT: The Sports Corner, across from Wrigley Field, hits capacity. 500 people paid $50 each to watch game there tonight

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Indians lineup with leadoff man Carlos Santana in left field.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

First goat spotting at Wrigley. Owner: "Tips for the goat, folks, it ain't cheap to send a 'kid' to college."