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GameDay Kickoff: Day for playoff dark horses

There are several undefeated teams outside of the top 10 with a chance Saturday to take another step in legitimizing their playoff hopes, Heather Dinich writes. Watch College GameDay live from Salt Lake City (ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Rubin: DeGrom (13 K's) up to challenge in L.A.

Jacob deGrom's coming-out party this season rose to another level as he dominated the Dodgers and beat Clayton Kershaw in his postseason debut, writes Adam Rubin.

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Stark: Lackey answers October call once again

Forget about all the aces in the postseason. This is John Lackey's times to shine. And he did so Friday night in the Cardinals' victory over the Cubs in Game 1 of their NLDS.

Rangers up 2-0 after win in 14th (4:12)
Motley-Ford connect for three TD's in Hokies win (0:54)
Bill Self signs $10K check for KU student (0:52)
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Cromartie calls Beckham a 'one-year wonder'

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie added fuel to the New York rivalry when he explained why he thinks Giants star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. is a "one-year wonder."

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Thompson says Doc's 'luck' remark 'pretty bitter'

Warriors guard Klay Thompson opened up about an assessment of how lucky Golden State was in winning the 2015 championship -- specifically regarding comments made by Clippers coach Doc Rivers.

Seahawks without Lynch for second-straight game (2:23)
T.O.: I could play in the NFL right now (1:15)
Keegan-Michael Key's perfect James Franklin imitation (2:12)
The Rock really enjoys cardio day (0:15)
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Sando: Ranking the NFL's best kickers

Kickers are under more scrutiny than ever, so Mike Sando looked at who is doing the best job over the past few seasons and also picked out the top kicker in the game today.

Disc golf hole-in-one off a bounce (0:25)
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Keating: Buying a sports team? Stay away from the NFL

In ESPN The Magazine's Owners Issue, Peter Keating writes that, while NFL might still rule all, if you were to buy into a league today based on growth potential, the NBA is the game to join.

Behind the scenes with the USA Eagles (3:56)


The Rock really enjoys cardio day

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson follows up cardio day with an epic dance session.


Lee Corso given golden sombrero
College Football 

Corso has lost four straight headgear picks -- so Kirk Herbstreit took it upon himself to give Corso some new headgear.

College Football 

The enigmatic, unhittable Zack Greinke

In advance of his Game 2 start in the NLDS vs. the Mets, The Mag examined Greinke and found a resiliency in the enigmatic Dodgers ace that has enabled the possible Cy Young winner's record-book season. Mastery and mystery

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Get up and get pumped for GameDay
College Football 

Big & Rich gets you ready for Week 6 of College GameDay in Salt Lake City, Utah. The No. 5 Utes take on the No. 23 Golden Bears in a battle of undefeateds tonight.

College Football 

Dynamic disc golf hole-in-one off a bounce

Norway's Ståle Hakstad sinks an amazing hole-in-one off a bounce during the third round of the United States Disc Golf Championship.


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#PhotoOfTheNight: Game-winning shot in WNBA Finals? ? Maya Moore's 3-point buzzer-beater lifts Lynx over Fever in Game 3.

Adrian Beltre unsure of Game 3 status

The Rangers 3B left Game 1 of the ALDS vs. the Blue Jays with a lower back strain and sat out Game 2. As for Sunday's Game 3, Beltre said he "can't really say" if he'll play. The Rangers are up 2-0 in the series.


76ers' Noel out tonight due to injuries

Center Nerlens Noel bruised his lower back and left knee in Thursday's preseason win over the Cavs, and he didn't give a timeline for his return: "I have to do the treatment, and I'll be all right." The Sixers take on the Nets tonight.

BBTN: This postseason will see many K's

In the Mets' 3-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 1, both teams recorded more than 10 strikeouts for the first time in postseason history. Said Tim Kurkjian: "It's going to happen again, not once, but twice in this postseason."


Saturday's MLB postseason schedule

  • Game 2: Cubs at Cardinals, 5:37 p.m. ET (Cardinals lead NLDS series 1-0)
  • Game 2: Mets at Dodgers, 9:07 p.m. ET (Mets lead NLDS series 1-0)
Postseason coverage, schedules


Vandy sends supplies to South Carolina

With areas of South Carolina overwhelmed by rain, Vanderbilt football used its bye week to fill two equipment trucks with more than 3,000 cases of water, four generators and 400 pairs of shoes to send to Columbia, South Carolina -- where Vanderbilt plays next week.

Prince goes face down

The celebration of winning Game 2 of the ALDS didn't start off great for Prince Fielder, his attempt to climb the dugout fence ended with him tumbling to the ground.


Cromartie on Beckham: 'A 1-year wonder'

Jets CB Antonio Cromartie names Dez Bryant, Antonio Brown and Calvin Johnson as his top-3 WRs in the NFL. As for Odell Beckham Jr.: "He's a one-year wonder. ... I need to see it on an every-game basis."


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Clayton Kershaw has lost 5 consecutive postseason starts, following only Randy Johnson (7) & David Price (6) for most in postseason history.

Make your Week 6 College Pick 'em picks
College Football 

There's a wide array of games to choose from in this week's slate, including the annual Oklahoma-Texas showdown at the Cotton Bowl. How confident are you in the Sooners to stay undefeated? Play for free

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College Football 

Perez gets doused during interview

Salvador Perez was busy talking about the Royals' come-from-behind win in Game 2 of the ALDS but a teammate snuck up on the catcher and gave him an early shower to celebrate.


Bill Self gives $10K to KU student
Men's College Basketball 

Thanks to a half-court shot from former '08 walk-on and current director of basketball operations Brennan Bechard, Kansas coach Bill Self wrote a $10K check to a KU student.

Men's College Basketball 

Durant makes a powerful statement

Kevin Durant reminded everyone what he's capable of when he drove to the basket and threw down a monstrous one-handed jam against Fenerbahce Ulker.


Piscotty: 'It was a lot of fun'

Cardinals rookie Stephen Piscotty, who hit a HR in Game 1, marveled over John Lackey's start and credits his coaches for getting him prepared for the spotlight of the postseason.


Beal welcomes Porzingis to NBA

Wizards G Bradley Beal drives past Knicks rookie forward Kristaps Porzingis for a one-handed jam.


History against Cubs after losing Game 1

The Cubs have lost Game 1 of a postseason series 12 times in team history after falling to the Cardinals tonight. They never rallied to win the series in any of the 11 previous series.