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Rangers win Game 1 in Toronto amid injuries

The Rangers won Game 1 of the ALDS in Toronto despite an injury to Adrian Beltre. The losses piled up for the Blue Jays. But after leaving with injuries, Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista are expected to play in Friday's Game 2.

2hRamona Shelburne

Barnes: I went to ex-wife's to check on my sons

Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes said Thursday he went to his ex-wife's home to check on his 6-year old twin sons, and not to confront New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher.

Stephen A. goes off on Skip about Kobe (3:42)
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White has 'good' talk with Falcons coach on role

Roddy White, who was away from the team Wednesday as his mother underwent surgery, rejoined his teammates Thursday and had a cordial conversation with Falcons coach Dan Quinn about his role.

Mickelson chips in amazing shot (0:11)
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2hAdam Schefter and Chris Mortensen

Mort & Schefter: Andrew Luck's injury no accident

Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter discuss the Colts' brutal offensive line, remind fans not to give up on 1-3 teams and debate Kaepernick vs. Dalton in this week's Six Points.

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8hAaron Schatz

Schatz: Defense could put Pack over the top

Green Bay's defense ranks third in points allowed per game, but is the Clay Matthews-led unit built for the long haul? Aaron Schatz takes a look at the numbers.

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Man Child: How Aaron Donald became the NFL's best D-tackle

A baby-faced He-Man, Aaron Donald has quickly developed into the NFL's most dominating defensive lineman not named J.J. Watt, though some already have him on par with the Houston giant.

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Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans inactives: WR Cecil Shorts, WR Nate Washington, LB Akeem Dent, S Quintin Demps, G Greg Mancz, RB Jonathan Grimes and LB Kourtnei Brown


Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran QB Matt Hasselbeck will start for the second straight week Colts inactives: QB Andrew Luck, RB Tyler Varga, LB Jerrell Freeman, G Lance Louis, DL T.Y. McGill, OT Denzell Good, LB Bjoern Werner


Astros struggle on the road

The Astros face the Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Game 1 of the ALDS tonight, but Houston has been better on the road: Their 33-48 away record is seventh-worst in MLB, and they're 12-22 on the road after the All-Star Break (fourth-worst).

Hasselbeck needs balance against Texans

ESPN’s Ron Jaworski joins NFL Live, explaining that Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck will have a chance against Houston if the Indy offense can find a better balance.


Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets star Dwight Howard here pregame for the Texans vs Colts.

X Games back to light up Aspen in 2016
X Games 

The X Games' music festival is coming back to Aspen in 2016, and it's bringing a diverse range of artists, including deadmau5, DJ Snake, Kygo, Nas, Run The Jewels and Twenty One Pilots.

X Games 

Flacco reads classic book to kids

There's no doubt about it, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" is an elite children's book. Here to read it to Baltimore City elementary school students ... is Ravens QB Joe Flacco. Watch it


Arian Foster will help Ryan Mallett

ESPN’s Bob Holtzman reports that Texans QB Ryan Mallett has been practicing short passes all week and will be relying on RB Arian Foster in the matchup against the Colts.


Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

The Rangers knocked off the heavily favored Blue Jays 5-3 in Game 1 of their division series. Not only that, they have Cole Hamels starting Game 2 (he was 7-1 with a 3.66 ERA after being dealt to Texas). Now, if only Adrian Beltre is able to recover and return quickly from his back injury.

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Blue Jays announce Josh Donaldson cleared concussion test but will be reevaluated. Jose Bautista came out in ninth with minor cramping in his right hamstring.

Rangers take Game 1 of ALDS over Blue Jays

Robinson Chirinos and Rougned Odor both went deep in the 5-3 win -- Texas' first postseason win since Game 5 of the 2011 World Series -- while David Price lost his sixth postseason game in as many starts. Game 2 is Friday at 12:45 p.m. ET. Box score


Matthew Berry's Love/Hate Week 5

Eli Manning has been on a hot streak, tossing 7 TDs in his last 3 games. And with the 49ers coming to town, Berry believes it's a recipe for a handful of big plays vs. a team that has allowed the most 20-plus-yard plays this year. Love/Hate Week 5

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Barnes: I went to house to check on sons

Matt Barnes said today that he went to his ex-wife's home to check on his 6-year-old twin sons, and not to confront Knicks coach Derek Fisher. Sources confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday that Fisher and Barnes were involved in a physical altercation Saturday night. Story

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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts WR Andre Johnson is back in Houston for the first time to face his former team

Jose Bautista exits game

The Blue Jays RF hit a HR in the sixth, but as he went up the steps to take the field in the top of the ninth, Joey Bats stopped, bent over and went back into the dugout. Dalton Pompey took his place in RF as the Rangers lead 5-3. Follow live


Ritchie with left-footed bolt of a goal

Matt Ritchie thundered in a shot from outside the penalty area seconds from the interval to draw Scotland level with Poland.


What can Browns do for you? Lose?

That's as far as ESPN's Football Power Index is concerned. San Francisco, D.C., Chicago and St. Louis aren't faring much better as all five teams are 3-to-1 underdogs or worse.


Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price is done. He has yet to win a game in six postseason starts. His only postseason win came as rookie reliever against Boston in 2008.

Dodgers' announcer out for postseason

"Vin Scully underwent a recommended medical procedure this morning and is resting comfortably. On the advice of his doctors, Scully will miss the Dodgers’ postseason games to rest up but is looking forward to returning in 2016. Everyone in the Dodgers organization wishes Vin the speediest of recoveries." (Dodgers via Twitter)

David Price gives up second HR of game

Rangers 2B Rougned Odor was hit by a pitch both times in his previous two at-bats, but his solo HR off the first pitch he saw in the seventh has the Rangers up 5-3. Odor is the fourth player in postseason history with two HBP and a HR in one game. Follow live

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Rios will start in right field for the Royals on Thursday, marking his first postseason appearance after 1,691 regular-season games. According to Elias, it is the most since Carlos Delgado made his postseason debut in 2006 after playing in 1,711 regular-season games.

Photo sums up childhood sports failure

The moment you become absolutely certain that you'll never make it to the majors. Check it out

Courtesy Kyle Welker