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Follow live: Nugent's fifth field goal extends Bengals' lead

Mike Nugent is a perfect 5-for-5 on Thursday night. His fifth field goal extended Cinncinati's lead. A.J. Green has caught 10 passes for 173 yards and the Bengals' only touchdown.

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6hRich Cimini

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 (5 TDs), Houston routing UConn

Greg Ward Jr. has accounted for five touchdowns Thursday night as the 4-0 Cougars are well on their way to avenging last season's upset loss to UConn, live on ESPN and streaming live in the ESPN App/WatchESPN.

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Ward finds Bonner for lefty one-handed TD (0:42)
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Chara puts Europe ahead in must-win game (0:39)
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7hMatthew 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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Super Bowl halftime show to feature Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga will headline February's Super Bowl halftime show. An NFL spokesperson said Lady Gaga did not pay the league to perform, nor did the league pay her.

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10hJayson 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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David Ortiz's farewell to Yankee Stadium (1:30)
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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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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Have to question the throw from Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill on the interception. With the Bengals dropping to Cover 2 at the snap, Tannehill should see Bengals DB Chris Lewis-Harris as the underneath defender. Lewis-Harris is coached up to drop between the numbers and the hash. Get depth and read the QB. There wasn't an open window in the zone coverage for Tannehill to throw that ball. Bad decision with the Dolphins down 22-7 in the fourth quarter.

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

With 12 rushes for 65 yards tonight, Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. continues to pace the nation in rushes for quarterbacks. His 261 rushes is more than any other active FBS QB since the start of the 2015 season.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz on getting a mostly standing ovation at Yankee Stadium: "It seems like everybody was happy that I'm leaving."

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Rain forces Cubs-Pirates into tie
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After a lengthy rain delay, the Cubs-Pirates game is called in the middle of the sixth inning with the score tied 1-1, resulting in the first tie in MLB since 2005.

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Incredible finish for the Canadians. Two Bruins - Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron score goals in the final two minutes to beat Europe and win the World Cup. Full marks to Ralph Krueger and his Europe team for nearly pulling off the upset. Europe was the only team to make Canada sweat and force Carey Price to be a difference-maker.

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals kicker Mike Nugent ties a career high with his fifth field goal of the night, giving Cincinnati a 22-7 lead in the fourth quarter.

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Brad Marchand short-handed! Canada takes the lead. Jonathan Toews sets it up beautifully. Just crushing for Europe. What a tournament Marchand has turned in.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

A shorthanded goal for Brad Marchand and this place is going crazy. Haven't seen him celebrate a goal like that since 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs against Toronto Maple Leafs. Canada with a 2-1 lead with 43.1 remaining.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins' offense has 152 total yards after three quarters. Bengals receiver A.J. Green has 166 receiving yards.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

After a massive push in this period, Team Canada scores on the power play to tie the game at 1-1 with 2:53 remaining in regulation. Patrice Bergeron with the redirect in front for the goal.

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

I'm not sure I've ever seen a roughing the punter penalty quite like the one the Dolphins' Terrence Fede just got called for. He didn't hit Bengals punter Kevin Huber while trying to block the kick, as you often see. Instead, Fede just threw Huber to the ground long after the ball was gone. That is the definition of brainlock. I'm shocked the Dolphins put him back into the game, to be honest.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Yadier Molina came up with a two-out double in the ninth inning to drive in Matt Carpenter from first base to give the Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. That kept the Cardinals postseason hopes alive. They trail the Giants by a half-game for the second wild card pending tonight's game in San Francisco.

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David Ortiz's farewell to Yankee Stadium
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Ortiz received numerous standing ovations from the Yankee Stadium crowd, including when he was removed from the game after drawing a walk in his final at-bat in the Bronx.

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Great shift from the Crosby line, all kinds of time in Europe zone but no goal. Closing in on five minutes left in the game and Canada still doesn't have a goal. Amazing. Europe not only trying to pull off an upset but a shutout too.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals WR A.J. Green is up to 166 yards and a TD on 9 receptions in the third quarter. The Bengals have used man-coverage beaters, play action passes to open the middle of the field and the deep ball over the top to target Green. And the Dolphins don't have an answer in coverage with CB Tony Lippett matched up to Green. It's now a 19-7 Bengals lead.

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Bonner makes one-handed TD grab
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Houston's Linnell Bonner makes a one-handed catch in the back of the end zone to give the Cougars a 42-7 lead. It is Bonner's 11th catch of the game.

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Bob Holtzman ESPN 

A.J. Green dropped a couple of passes last Sunday and spent this week beating himself up. He told me, "I've got to be more focused." So far tonight Green has 9 catches for 166 yards and a touchdown. And there are still 21 minutes to go. Is uncoverable a word? I hope so because that's the best way to describe Green tonight.

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

It's pretty amazing that this remains a two-score game. The Bengals are dominating the Dolphins in every way except in the red zone. The Dolphins have already scored one touchdown against a busted coverage in this game. Another one or two of those and suddenly this is a game.

Jimenez leads O's to tie atop wild card
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Ubaldo Jimenez strikes out five in 6.2 scoreless innings in the Orioles' 4-0 win over the Blue Jays. Baltimore and Toronto are now tied atop the AL wild-card race.

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Ward Jr. eludes UConn defense for TD
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Cougars' Greg Ward Jr. showcases blazing speed by beating the UConn defense to the corner of the end zone for a 10-yard TD. Houston leads 35-7 in the third quarter.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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