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Kapadia: Seahawks know they got a break

The Seahawks were saved by Kam Chancellor's forced fumble, but they also know they were "fortunate" when officials failed to call a penalty on the ensuing batted ball that could've given Detroit another chance.

Calvin Johnson fumbles at goal line, Seahawks recover (0:14)
Gerry Austin: Wright play was illegal (0:22)
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Bills RB Williams has concussion, iffy vs. Titans

Bills running back Karlos Williams sustained a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Giants and is considered day to day heading into Week 5 against the Titans, GM Doug Whaley said.

Year of the rookie in baseball (2:09)
Bennett wants Chancellor to get paid (0:08)
Caldwell: 'We're not going to cry about it' (0:39)
Tannehill's struggles part of Dolphins mess (0:57)
How good is Michigan after two shutouts? (1:06)
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Fremeau: Can anybody go unbeaten?

Only 20 unbeatens remain heading into Week 6 of the season. How many can actually stay that way? A surprising metric-based breakdown of the teams with the best -- and worst -- chances.

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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)
MLS Goals of the Week: Week 31 (2:30)
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Rex changes tune on Bills' penalties, seeks fix

After taking a defiant stance Sunday on the Bills' 17 penalties in their 24-10 loss to the Giants, Rex Ryan explained Monday that he was doing everything possible to fix the problem.

J.R. Smith sends military member home happy (0:15)
Howard: 'I feel great, training camp was awesome' (1:50)
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16hJohn Clayton

Clayton: The golden age of Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan is now 30, but he could just be entering his prime, with weapons to throw to, a running game to fall back on, and a coaching staff eager to maximize his talent.

SVP applauds CC Sabathia for getting help (2:23)
Rewind: Bonds belts record-breaking home run (0:45)
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15hNeil Paine and Matt Coller

NHL: Is your team projected to win it all?

Kings, Blackhawks, Kings, Blackhawks. That's so last four years. We're all about the here and now, so we turned to Hockey Prospectus to illuminate the new season that starts on Wednesday.


Reactions to controversial ending

  • SEA coach Pete Carroll: "We were fortunate."
  • DET coach Jim Caldwell: "We're not going to cry about it."
  • SEA LB K.J. Wright: "I wanted to just knock it out of bounds and not try to catch it and fumble it."


Gerry Austin: Wright play was illegal

Former NFL referee Gerry Austin explains why K.J. Wright's batting the ball out of the end zone for a touchback was actually an illegal play.


Maradona celebrates Pumas RWC win

Diego Maradona doesn't need the whip or the nae nae to become a dance sensation.


Ivanovic-V. Williams face off in China Open

(6) Ana Ivanovic won the first set over Venus Williams, 7-6 in the first round of the China Open in Bejing. But Williams has a 2-1 advantage in the second, and you can view the action on ESPN3 right now. Live on WatchESPN


Olney: Signs of trouble with Sabathia

Buster Olney, on CC Sabathia's demeanor after the Yankees clinched a playoff spot. “He didn’t seem happy. I wondered about that when I walked away from the interview. I just thought to myself, ‘I hope he’s doing OK.’”


'Get yourself right, big man, and be well'

Scott Van Pelt applauds CC Sabathia's decision to enter alcohol rehabilitation.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills general manager Doug Whaley told WGR 500 on Tuesday that Bills running back Karlos Williams sustained a concussion in the Bills' loss to the Giants. His status is uncertain for Sunday's game against Tennessee.

Controversy reigns after Chancellor strips Megatron

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.


Explanation from the officiating crew

NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino, after speaking to the officiating crew at Monday night's Seahawks-Lions game: "I have spoken to the referee [Tony Corrente]. He did not see that part of the play because that is not his area. The back judge [Greg Wilson] felt it was not an intentional act, that it was inadvertent."


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions WR Calvin Johnson was asked about being part of another controversial call going against him -- like the process catch rule: "At the end of the day you can't leave it in the referee's hands."

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks LB K.J. Wright left no doubt about his intentions on the fumble in the end zone. "I wanted to just knock it out of bounds and not try to catch it and fumble it," he said. "...You can't intentionally, I guess, knock it out. But at the time I wasn't thinking that. I was just trying to not mess up the game. So I know now."

Behold the new Elvis Jabberdog Brownie

The Rangers are playoff-bound and have some aggressive food items for the postseason. This is a 2-foot brownie rolled in Rice Krispies crust, dipped in funnel cake batter and fried. It costs $26 and is presumably named after SS Elvis Andrus -- not Presley, though the singer might have approved.

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Bennett: Chancellor needs to get paid

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


Fantasy Basketball: Top 200 rankings

With the NBA season approaching, Tom Carpenter updates the top 200 players in fantasy basketball for 2015-16. New Orleans big man Anthony Davis checks in at No. 1 overall. Leagues won by up-and-comers

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High School RB Jukes Entire Defense

You can't tackle what you can't touch, as all the defensive players on this play found out, much to their dismay. Check it out


Jagr says he's bringing back the mullet

It isn't 1999 (when this picture was taken), and Jaromir Jagr is now 43, but the current Panther says he's bringing back the infamous haircut, according to the Miami Herald. Twitter pressure got to him

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Defensive lineman picks off spike attempt

A spike is usually one of the safest plays in football -- except for this time, when it was intercepted. Check it out


Half-court jumper for $30K? No problem

A military member had to have felt good about Cavs G J.R. Smith's taking a half-court shot to win $30K. But when Smith pulled up for a jumper without a running start?