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The playoff field is set! Here's why this could be the greatest MLB postseason since ... well, maybe ever

From those under the most pressure to win to the teams and young stars with opportunities to show they're legit, this is why this October -- and November -- will be amazing.

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Moved from Oct 1

SMU vs. UCF

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Bowser breaks through the defense for his 2nd TD of the night

Isaiah Bowser gives UCF the lead with a bounding run into the end zone.

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Isaiah Bowser punches in the TD to tie things up for UCF

UCF ties up the score with SMU after Isaiah Bowser runs in the TD untouched.

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Velton Gardner can't be stopped on 39-yard TD run for SMU

Velton Gardner runs for 39-yard TD

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WHO IS THE HOME RUN KING?

Passan: What Aaron Judge's record means for Barry Bonds -- and what it doesn't

Watching Aaron Judge hit 62 home runs to break the AL record is a moment worth celebrating. But we can't let the moments that preceded it -- and set records of their own -- be invalidated by this one.

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Stephen A., Mad Dog get heated debating Bonds vs. Judge

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MLB SCOREBOARD

WEDNESDAY'S GAMES

MOMENTS FROM GAME 162

Stephen Vogt celebrates final game with intro from kids, HR

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Mike Trout stares down his 490-foot HR

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QBS AT THE QUARTER-SEASON MARK

Are the Broncos concerned about Russell Wilson? Is Jalen Hurts' breakout legit? We answered the biggest QB questions

Nineteen quarterbacks, 17 questions. Our reporters went through the top storylines from the first four weeks.

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Why Stephen A. thinks the Steelers made a move at QB

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THEY'RE BAAAACK!

Kawhi, Zion and Dame returned to the court this week. Here's what our insiders saw in their debuts

As the NBA preseason ramps up, several stars such as Zion Williamson, Kawhi Leonard and Jamal Murray got their first taste of game action in over a year. Here's how they did.

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Paul George welcomes the expectations for Clippers to win it all

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SYSTEMIC ABUSE FOUND IN NWSL

Alex Morgan E60 interview: Helping Mana Shim, NWSL failures and more

Morgan helped push the Paul Riley scandal to the fore. This is her full interview for 'Truth Be Told.'

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Soccer player Merritt Mathias on the power of the women in the NWSL

The North Carolina Courage details how she fought to make her sport safer and more equitable.

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