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Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

One thing to watch during tonight's NLCS Game 3 at Wrigley: the flags on the outfield foul poles. The wind is blowing straight out now, and that could be what the Cubs' need to ignite their struggling offense.

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FPI: Bolts off the canvas with Raiders upset

Sunday's last-minute win over Oakland boosted the Chargers' playoff chances to above 10 percent in ESPN's FPI for the first time since Week 2.

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Darvish takes on Hendricks in Game 3

Yu Darvish will attempt to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead in a series for the first time since the 1963 World Series in Game 3 on Tuesday in Chicago. The Cubs, who send Kyle Hendricks to the mound, are 0-for-24 batting vs. the Dodgers bullpen this series.

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FPI not sold on Rams just yet

The Sean McVay era is off to a roaring start in Tinseltown, but ESPN's FPI suggests tempering expectations. Despite leading the NFL in points per game (29.8), the Rams have less than a 30 percent chance of reaching the postseason by the current metrics.

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NBA Western Conference season preview

Pablo Torre, Amin Elhassan, Chris Haynes and Ohm Youngmisuk preview the Western Conference for the 2017-18 season. Can anyone challenge the Warriors? Is Lonzo Ball the presumptive Rookie of the Year? Is everyone ready to believe in the Timberwolves?

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams' special teams contributed 17 Expected Points Added in Sunday's win over the Jaguars, the highest EPA total for any special teams unit in the last 10 years. The Rams got a kickoff return (by Pharoh Cooper) and a blocked punt (by Cory Littleton) for a touchdown. Greg Zuerlein made a 56-yard field goal, and Johnny Hekker pinned four punts inside the opponents' 20.

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BBTN: Yankees Get Big Win, Dodgers In Control

After Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (:26), Buster Olney talks to Keith Law about the Yankees' win, but Joe Girardi's odd bullpen strategy, Yu Darvish's resurgence and more (5:14). Plus, Dodgers PxP man Joe Davis with some "Inside Heat" on L.A's run, his first year succeeding Vin Scully and more (29:16). Also, Marly Rivera weighs in on Alex Cora's managerial candidacy and Jose Altuve's perfectionism (37:25).

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Not a great omen for Dodgers

The Cubs have never come back to win a best-of-seven series after trailing 2-0, but the Dodgers haven't had much success when leading in that situation. They've lost three of their previous five series when leading 2-0, the only franchise all time with a losing record. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Darvish dynamic of late for Dodgers

Yu Darvish, who will get the ball for the Dodgers in Tuesday's Game 3 of the NLCS, has a 0.74 ERA in his last four starts -- including one postseason start -- after posting a 5.34 ERA in his first six starts with Los Angeles. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Darvish, Dodgers looking to take commanding series lead (2:19)
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Kuzma or Ball?

Who will have a better rookie season, Kyle Kuzma or Lonzo Ball? Plus, Allen talks about his NBA Power 5 teams, reacts to Shaq's interview with Jimmy Fallon and L.A. Times Clippers beat writer Brad Turner joins the show.

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Kid is overwhelmed to see Todd Gurley play (1:59)
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Lakers' great expectations

What should we expect Opening Day as the Lakers take on the Clippers? Did we learn anything this preseason? Plus, Allen Sliwa talks about the Lakers decision of not offering Julius Randle a contract extension.

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CP3 disappointed in the culture of the Clippers (1:30)
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Chris Paul confides in Jay-Z before signing with Houston (0:56)