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The Dodgers clearly had a plan to rattle Cubs lefty Jon Lester on Thursday, but it seemed to backfire on them; plus the latest NLCS notes/links.
Buster Olney recaps the Cubs' critical Game 5 win over the Dodgers, Jon Lester's key performance on the mound and looks ahead to a stellar matchup in Game 6.
The Lakers have interest in keeping Metta World Peace on as an assistant coach if they have to cut him as an active player.
In NLCS Game 6, the Cubs will go to the closest thing to Greg Maddux since, well, Greg Maddux. What does the Hall of Famer think of Chicago's starter?
Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer
$11,600: Price a fan paid for on StubHub for two front row seats next to Dodgers dugout for Game 6 at Wrigley on Saturday.
Are postseason games too long? Why are starters' starts becoming shorter and shorter? Can the Indians win the World Series? Our experts weigh in on these pressing MLB questions and more.
The latest notes, updates and analysis on the Lakers from around the web.
Coach Jeff Fisher said the Rams players "have been instructed not to hurt the football team."
The latest notes, updates and analysis on the Clippers from around the web.
A rock-solid bullpen has taken the Dodgers this far, but Dave Roberts' quick hook has taken its toll and could lead to L.A.'s NLCS demise.
Let this sink in: The Cubs are heading home a single victory away from their first World Series trip since 1945. They've planned for this moment all along, so what could go wrong? Plenty.
Need a bat? Leggings? Matt Szczur isn't on the 25-man postseason roster, but he's lending everything he can to the Cubs.
Jon Lester is 'fired up' and the Cubs are on the verge of history. Why? Because Chicago's ace did what he does in the postseason.
Charles Moynihan ESPN
Here is another look at the Cubs celebrating their Game 5 victory over the Dodgers.
The Dodgers again couldn't figure out Cubs lefty Jon Lester, who ruled Game 5 and sent the NLCS back to Wrigley with Chicago a win from the Series.
The MLS playoff race comes down to the wire and what in the world is FIFA thinking with the possible expansion of the World Cup? Plus, why do superstars struggle to perform off the bench?
Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer
Goodnight from Dodger Stadium where the Chicago Cubs will go home with a 3-2 lead in the NLCS.
The Cubs head back to Wrigley Field up 3-2 in the NLCS thanks to Addison Russell's second two-run HR of the series and a stellar start from Jon Lester.