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Follow live: Spartans remain a step ahead at home

Tune in to watch Michigan State-Penn State live on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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Strauss: 17-0 Warriors focus on imperfections

Stephen Curry scored 41 points and the Warriors set a franchise record for made 3-pointers in a romp over the Suns. Yet after reaching 17-0, they still saw room for improvement.

Les Miles sets the record straight on his future at LSU (0:47)
Paxton Lynch ties FBS record with 7 touchdowns in the first half (1:00)
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10hDan Rafael

Klitschko having the time of his life

Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has dominated one opponent after another, and he is aiming to keep it going when he defends the title against Great Britain's Tyson Fury on Saturday.

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3hMike Reiss

Reports: Pats' Amendola won't play vs. Broncos

Danny Amendola did not travel to Denver and won't play Sunday against the Broncos, according to reports, leaving the injury-plagued Patriots without another option at wide receiver.

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Chatmon: TCU outlasts Baylor in rainy 'survival game'

A downpour put a huge damper on the offensive fireworks in Friday's TCU-Baylor showdown. In the end, the Horned Frogs made fewer mistakes in a 2OT win that knocked the Bears from playoff contention.

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Sherman: Time to accept Iowa as legit title contender

The Hawkeyes aren't flashy. But they are unbeaten -- 12-0 after Friday's win over Nebraska -- and absolutely worthy of being mentioned with the game's other heavyweights.

Davis injured in Pelicans' loss (1:01)
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10hJim Caple

Mike Veeck: The funniest man in baseball

Mike Veeck, the comic maestro of the minor leagues, tells Jim Caple how thinking outside the batter's box like his father -- and his friend Bill Murray -- has helped him make ballpark magic.

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Mark Hodgkinson

Great Britain on verge of Davis Cup triumph

A four-set victory over David Goffin and Steve Darcis in the doubles rubber means Andy Murray can secure Britain's first Davis Cup since 1936 with a singles victory over Goffin on Sunday.

Monmouth's bench gets points for flair in loss (0:59)
Harden's 50 points help keep 76ers winless (1:33)
Arizona's Anderson rejects dunk with head (0:27)
Cam hamming and dabbing for the camera (0:26)
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3hBuster Olney

Top 10 second basemen in MLB

Buster Olney continues his positional rankings series with the top 10 second basemen, has details on J.A. Happ's signing with the Blue Jays and more.

Ulis injured in Kentucky win (0:50)
Nicol: Columbus will go through (1:23)


Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina didn't score in the second quarter but that hardly mattered as the Tar Heels led NC State 35-14 at halftime. They racked up 292 yards rushing, 3 off their season-high for an entire game. Nine of their offensive plays went for 15 yards or more. It's been a dominating performance.

Davidson's Bob McKillop gets 500th win

The Wildcats are off to a 4-0 start and their head coach got his 500th career win in his 800th game as head coach for Davidson in an 83-70 victory over Denison.

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Klitschko, Fury in meet world title fight

Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko puts his title on the line for the 19th time when he clashes with Great Britain's Tyson Fury. Klitschko has won 22 fights in a row and has not lost in 11 years.


USC returns rare punt for TD vs. UCLA

Adoree' Jackson's punt return TD was the first punt return TD allowed by UCLA since Sept. 24, 2011 against Oregon State. The Trojans lead the Bruins 20-14 at halftime. Live on ABC, WatchESPN

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State is one half away from a date with Iowa in the Big Ten title game. Penn State gave Ohio State fans some hope with a TD late in the half to cut the lead to 20-10 at intermission. But the Nittany Lions have shown no ability to score in bursts all season, so a comeback here would still require some magic.

Grinnage makes incredible TD grab

NC State is down big to rival UNC, but D.J. Grinnage is still going all out, using every inch of his 6-foot-5 frame to pull in this touchdown catch.


Penn State scores just before the half

Chris Godwin got separation from his defender and hauled in the Christian Hackenberg pass -- a pass that gave Hackenberg the school record for career TD throws.


Michigan hotel trolls Ohio State?

The latest layer to the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry: Keys that wouldn't allow access to rooms as the Ohio State football team arrived at its Michigan hotel. As one Ohio State player put it: "Welcome to Michigan."


Dabo gets soaked after record-tying win

The Tigers tied a school mark with their 15th straight win and gave their coach a Gatorade bath as thanks for leading them there.


Adoree' Jackson returns punt for TD

Jackson broke one tackle just after catching UCLA's short punt then took it back to the house, giving USC a 20-14 lead over the 22nd-ranked Bruins late in the second quarter on ABC/ESPN2.


Frank Beamer dabs after final victory

After Virginia Tech sent its coach off to retirement with a win, Frank Beamer finished his locker room speech in style.


Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

A field goal battle has broken out at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Back-to-back Adam Griffith FG's gives Alabama the 9-6 lead over Auburn with 6:58 left in the first half.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Calm before the storm at Stanford Stadium, where the No. 9 Cardinal will host No. 6 Notre Dame in a game with huge College Football Playoff implications.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks have activated CB Jeremy Lane from the PUP list and released RB Bryce Brown from the 53-man active roster. Lane has not played a snap this year but is expected to be in uniform and have a role Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ohio States big day at the Big House

After a disappointing 17-14 loss last weekend, the Buckeyes bounced back with their biggest win over Michigan in Ann Arbor since 1961.

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Spartans add to lead with fumble return

Demetrious Cox picked up this Penn State fumble and ran it back all the way for a touchdown, giving Michigan State a 20-3 lead over Penn State on ESPN.


Lewis hauls in ridiculous TD catch

Wake Forest's Cortez Lewis fought through contact to make an amazing one-handed grab on the sideline for a 22-yard score.


UCLA moves back in front in rivalry game

Thomas Duarte boxed out his defender and hauled in this Josh Rosen pass to give No. 22 UCLA a 14-10 lead over USC on ABC/ESPN2.


Top 10 second basemen in MLB

Jose Altuve and Dee Gordon at the top of this list wasn't hard for ESPN's Buster Olney, but he did struggle with leaving off one former MVP entirely. No Pedroia (Insider)

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Holmes shakes off defender for TD

Gerald Holmes would not be denied on this 6-yard TD run, giving No. 5 Michigan State a 13-3 lead over Penn State in the second quarter on ESPN.


Marquise Williams sets Tar Heels mark

Williams is the school's new record holder for total offense in a career after eclipsing Darian Durant's 9,630 yards from 2001-04. Williams has 132 yards -- and a 35-7 lead -- after the first quarter against NC State. Live on ABC/ESPN2

Spartans hold with big sack

The Michigan State offense hasn't produced much, but the Spartans still have a 3-point lead, thanks to plays like this Malik McDowell sack of Christian Hackenberg.