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The exceptional promise of Leonard Fournette

The LSU running back is the best kind of different, like LeBron James, Jordan Spieth and Bryce Harper, fulfilling outsized expectations.

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Stark: My World Series prediction

Our guy, Jayson Stark, doesn't have the best track record when it comes to predicting who will win the World Series. But this year is different. We promise!

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DraftKings: No unfair advantage for prizewinner

DraftKings and FanDuel continued to defend their integrity after the disclosure that a DraftKings employee won $350,000 with information used in a way that some have likened to inside trading.

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How the stars (and stripes) saved Seattle

Three years after the Fail Mary, a ref's mistake on Monday Night Football overshadowed a game with big implications and storylines. Bill Barnwell explores Seattle's latest escape.

Carter on Sabathia: Every day will be a fight (3:25)
Jeff Daniels on being a Lions fan: 'You feel cursed' (1:39)
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2015 NFL Power Rankings: Week 5

The Green Bay Packers jumped to No. 2 in the power rankings, while the St. Louis Rams rose eight spots after an upset win in Arizona. The pair meet this week at Lambeau Field.

Curry's confidence is at 1,000 percent (0:41)

Kurkjian: Five AL wild-card questions

Two teams that most thought had little (Yankees) or no (Astros) chance to make the playoffs when the season began meet Tuesday night in the Bronx. Time to break down the AL wild-card game.

Is Alabama a playoff team if they lose again? (1:27)
Wondolowski: So much history vs. Mexico (1:02)
Skip never loved Tannehill (1:45)

#NBArank Nos. 101-110

The #NBArank countdown is closing in on the league's top 100 players. See who barely missed out on the century mark, including L.A. newcomers D'Angelo Russell and Paul Pierce.

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NHL ABCs - 26 lines about 30 teams

To help you get up to speed on what's new before the first faceoff, we've got the ABCs of the biggest storylines you need to know about this season.

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Seattle high schooler dies after football injuries

Evergreen High's Kenney Bui, who died late Monday morning, was injured in the fourth quarter Friday and taken to the hospital, where he underwent surgery and had been in critical condition.

Torres suspended 41 games for hit on Silfverberg (1:34)
Laken Tomlinson: The inspirational journey of a Lions OL (4:10)
J.R. Smith sends military member home happy (0:15)


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Illinois coach Bill Cubit says this is the first year the Illini have had a defensive line that looked big enough to be a good line. Will face a big test this Saturday against Iowa. "I don't know that we've faced as physical a group as this one."

Carter on Sabathia: Every day will be a fight

Cris Carter relates to what CC Sabathia is going through based on his own battle with alcohol.


ICYMI: Controversial MNF ending

Kam Chancellor saved the game for the Seahawks when he stripped Calvin Johnson just inches from the goal line with less than two minutes left. However, K.J. Wright batted the ball out of the back of the end zone for a touchback that should've been a penalty.


Giants put Fells on IR with staph infection

The Giants have scrubbed their locker room and training room following news of TE Daniel Fells' season-ending staph infection. A Giants' spokesman said: "We are working with infectious disease specialists, and we have defined protocols that we are following in consultation with the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network and local infectious disease specialists. Those protocols are being followed carefully."


Cox: Young, vibrant Klopp a great hire

ESPN FC's Michael Cox writes that Jurgen Klopp is the best imaginable hire for Liverpool and doesn't put too much stock in his struggles last season. Best possible hire

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So is Michigan good or what?
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Adam Rittenberg asked opposing coaches to assess the Wolverines' progress in Year 1 of the Jim Harbaugh era. The short answer: Yes. There's a but (Insider)

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Curry knows his 3-pointer is all that

When you know your shot is money, you just high five your teammate in the midst of the swish. That's exactly what Warriors guard Stephen Curry did.


FSU DB back 2 years after stomach rupture
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Jared Shanker writes: "Trey Marshall was pleading with doctors to sedate him. Minutes earlier he had been wildly swinging at trainers and biting his coach’s collar as he laid on a HS football field in Tallahassee. Now, he just wanted relief from the intense pain in his stomach. Doctors told Marshall’s mother the stomach 'literally burst like a balloon.'" Long road back

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A World Series prediction sure to go wrong

Jayson Stark doesn't have the best track record when it comes to predicting World Series winners. But this year has to be different. Doesn't it? Sorry, Toronto

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Trail Blazers honor UCC shooting victims

The Portland team held a touching moment of silence in remembrance and support of those affected by the UCC shootings.


Donovan: If U.S. loses, fire Klinsmann

Landon Donovan says in the Heineken ESPN FC Boot Room that a loss to Mexico Saturday should earn USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann a pink slip: "Anywhere else in the world if this coach had had [such poor] results and they lose this game against Mexico, they’d be fired.”


25 years ago: The Fifth Down Game
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The famous Colorado and Missouri game on this date 25 years ago ended with fans chasing officials into an equipment room and with one spectator suffering a heart attack. Five things to know

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Alfred Morris still the Redskins RB to own

He may be off to a disappointing start as he faces increased competition in the Redskins backfield but Eric Karabell says Morris is still the one to play in fantasy.


Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants TE Daniel Fells is being treated for MRSA, and the team's locker room, other facilities have been scrubbed as a precaution.

Burke: Bad call was dramatic in many ways

It wasn’t the Fail Mary, but in terms of blown calls, it’s hard to shift a game result more than what happened last night, writes Brian Burke. Dramatic win probability shift

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Chris Bosh's journey back

The Heat star is back to work after facing a life-threatening illness. "I take it as though I got rest. I've had all this time to really build back up," Bosh said. "I'm back playing basketball, so my mental health is back where it is supposed to be." Back to normalcy

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Jayson Stark Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

How about this Jake Arrieta nugget: Since the start of August 269 pitchers have given up 4+ ER in an inning. And Arrieta has given up 4 ER in 2 months!

South Carolina may move LSU game

AD Ray Tanner said there's been discussions about moving Saturday's game to LSU due to flooding: "Our intentions are to stay on schedule and play here in Columbia but it's not a definite." Williams-Brice Stadium is fine but there's concern for the fans. A decision will be made in 24-36 hours.

Fantasy free-agents for Week 5

Field Yates scours the waivers so you can target the best players for your teams. RB Boobie Dixon could be a fascinating fill-in starter for Buffalo in Week 5. Free-agent finds

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NFL Week 4 in emojis

Sarina Morales breaks down the struggles of the NFL kicker in Week 4.


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In the last 12 yrs Rutgers has played two top 5 teams at home. They upset #2 USF in '07 and upset #3 Louisville in '06. This week #5 Mich St

Bennett: Chancellor needs to get paid

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett videobombed teammate Kam Chancellor's interview by yelling "Pay him!"


Myles Jack to enter 2016 NFL draft
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The UCLA LB injured for the season is withdrawing from school, Bruins coach Jim Mora said Tuesday. "He's taking his chips and shoving them into the middle, and we hope he draws a good hand," Mora said, according to the Orange County Register.

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