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Behind the scheme: How play-drawing has become an invaluable tool in the McVay-Shanahan coaching tree

Head coaches such as Sean McVay, Kyle Shanahan, Zac Taylor, Matt LaFleur and Mike McDaniel, along with rising assistants, have used play-drawing as a tool to learn and advance.

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Relive epic NFC title game as Rams, 49ers get set for rematch

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MLB POSTSEASON

BEGINS FRIDAY ON ESPN

Ranking the 10 best rookies who will play in the MLB postseason

From what they do best to their projected playoff roles, here's what you need to know about a group of first-year stars set to shine in the postseason.

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MLB SCOREBOARD

MONDAY'S GAMES

SIX TEAMS WITH QB QUESTIONS

The Steelers had to bench Mitch Trubisky, but five other teams could swap QBs soon too

It's early, but a few teams -- including the Steelers -- already are getting antsy at the quarterback position. These teams could swap starters soon.

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STEPHEN A. ON SUNDAY'S GAMES

Stephen A. sends message to Baker: 'You look awful'

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Stephen A. said what about the Cowboys' playoff chances??!!

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WHERE THINGS STAND AFTER SATURDAY

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Biggest surprises, Heisman rankings and favorite games from Week 5

The top three is still the top three, but plenty of teams have been better than we might have expected. Bill Connelly sorts it all out.

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Week 5 recap: One-handed grabs, mascot stunts and what we learned

The weekend brought upsets, highlight-reel plays and statement wins from surprise unbeaten teams.

SHAQ IS SCARY GOOD

Shaq celebrates after draining Halloween-style buckets

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