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Follow live: No. 17 USC takes on Washington

Steve Sarkisian faces his former team as the Trojans and QB Cody Kessler, who has 15 TDs and one interception this season, play the Huskies (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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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 on Thursday. 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)
Man nutmegs Man City academy (2:21)
5hArash Markazi

In Tommy Lasorda's office, the walls do talk

Each of the photos and mementos that crowd Tommy Lasorda's Dodger Stadium office -- "It's like a museum," he says -- tells a tale about his fascinating baseball life, Arash Markazi writes.

Mickelson chips in amazing shot (0:11)
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11hAaron 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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Rose: There aren't 92 players better than Kobe (3:46)
Tolkin: There will be professional rugby in America (0:51)


Colts dominate Thursday night football

The Colts have won 10 straight Thursday games (including Thanksgiving games), the longest such winning streak in the NFL. The Colts last loss on Thursday night was the 2004 season opener against the Patriots. They lead the Texans 13-10 at halftime. Follow live

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Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

COLTS 13, TEXANS 10 (halftime): Jaelen Strong's first NFL catch was a 42-yard first-half Hail Mary touchdown catch on a pass from Brian Hoyer. Strong was inactive in the Texans prior three games. Hoyer took over for Ryan Mallett who appears to have been benched.

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


Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Rough first quarter for USC QB Cody Kessler vs. Washington. He finished just 4-of-9 for 39 yards and threw a pair of interceptions after throwing just one pick in the previous four games. USC still managed to take a 3-0 lead into the second quarter.

Foster taken to locker room after hit

Texans RB Arian Foster took a hard hit and went to the sideline to be examined before he went back into the game. He's now in the locker room to undergo concussion protocol.


Kendrys Morales hits second HR of night

The Royals DH jacked solo home runs in the second and fourth innings to cut his team's deficit to just 3-2 heading into the fifth vs. the Astros. Morales joins George Brett and Willie Aikens as the only Royals with a multi-HR game in the postseason. Follow live

Photo sums up childhood sports failure

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

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GOAL! Another goal for Ecuador just seconds after the first. Felipe Caicedo makes it 2-0 over Argentina!

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Arian Foster has gone to the locker room for concussion protocol. He sat out for one play before re-entering but has since been removed.

Hoyer replaces Mallett after hard hit

Texans QB Ryan Mallett went to the sidelines in the 2nd quarter after taking a helmet to the ribs and was replaced by Brian Hoyer. Mallett was ready to return to the game after two plays, but Hoyer remains in the game. Follow live

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Sabres goalie leaves game

Robin Lehner won't return to the game against the Senators with an apparent left leg injury. Lehner allowed one goal on 12 shots, and Ottawa has a 2-1 lead in the third. Follow live


Whoops! Astros won AL wild-card game

But apparently someone assumed the Yankees would be playing in Game 1 of the ALDS vs. the Royals.

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After missing his first 2 field goals of the year, Adam Vinatieri has made his last 5, including that 42-yard attempt to put Indy up 13-0.

Sam Khan Jr. @skhanjr

SMU QB Matt Davis off to a nice start. 9-of-14 passing for 107 yards, 2 TDs plus 73 rushing and a TD. SMU leads UH 21-14 (6:16 Q2) #SMUvsHOU

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Game 1 of the ALDS will resume at approximately 8:15 p.m. CT