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Keim: Redskins' resiliency leads to big win over Giants

Rookie free-agent wide receiver Quinton Dunbar shifted to cornerback this summer to fill a need in Washington's depleted roster. Before leaving Sunday with a finger injury, he came up big.

Jackson trolls Giants secondary on TD catch (0:22)
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Peterson guides NFC North-leading Vikings

The Vikings are back atop the NFC North standings in large part because of what Peterson did on Sunday, carrying 29 times for 158 yards against an Atlanta Falcons team that entered the game as the league's best against the run, writes Ben Goessling.

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Live chat: MLS Western Conference final

The Timbers, who are 5-0-2 in their past seven matches, beat FC Dallas 3-1 in the first leg of the Western Conference finals in Portland. Does FC Dallas have what it takes to fight back in front of its home crowd? Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN.

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Calvin Johnson: If record broken, congrats due

Should Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown or Atlanta's Julio Jones break Calvin Johnson's single-season receiving record this year, Johnson said he would offer them congratulations.

OTL: Payton Manning Camp exposed (4:15)
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Schlabach: LSU gets it right ... more or Les

Les Miles was carried off the field Saturday night. A last ride? Hardly. Despite weeks of speculation, his position as LSU head coach is safe.

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Top 10 third basemen in MLB

Buster Olney's positional rankings series moves to third base, where Josh Donaldson tops the list; plus a look at some tough decisions for the Pirates.


Niners containing Cards, tie game

Blaine Gabbert underthrew Torrey Smith a bit, but it still translated into a 41-yard gain and set up San Francisco's second FG of the day, tying Arizona at 13-13 through three quarters. Follow live

Rough start for 76ers

Philadelphia missed its first eight shots from the field tonight vs. the Grizzlies. The 76ers are trying to avoid matching the worst start in NBA history, and trail by 3 midway through the first quarter. Follow live

Jordan draws nothing but air, twice

Why do teams intentionally foul DeAndre Jordan? This trip to the line gives the answer perfectly.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

NBA acknowledges two missed LeBron fouls on Lopez and a Lopez three-second violation that wasn't called in the final two minutes of last night's game in Cleveland.

Niners find end zone for first time today

Blaine Gabbert found TE Vance Johnson in the end zone for the 8-yard TD as San Francisco has made it a one possession game again in the third quarter. Follow live

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Markus Wheaton hasn't been a focal point to the Steelers offense all season but now has his first career 100-yard game - with 103 yards at the half. Also, the Steelers have tied a single-season record with their sixth 2-point conversion on the season.

Law: Zimmermann deal a risky one

Keith Law writes of Jordan Zimmermann's big contract with the Tigers: "Zimmermann was worse across the board in 2015 and now has 1,000-plus innings on that new ligament; any realistic projection going out five years would show some significant probability of one of two things -- major injury or major loss of effectiveness -- happening before the contract ends." Long-term overpay? (Insider)

Highlights: Hornets slip by Bucks

Kemba Walker led all scorers with 22 points in the Hornets' 87-82 victory over the Bucks, who have dropped 3 straight to fall to 13th in the East.


Pollard throws down in-bounds alley-oop

Dayton may be trailing No. 23 Xavier big, but Kendall Pollard is still out here throwing down alley-oops. (Live on ESPN2)


76ers still looking for first win

Philadelphia is 0-17, one loss shy of matching the worst start in NBA history. The Sixers have lost a record 27-straight games dating to last season, and will look to snap that skid in Memphis, where they've won just once in their past five trips. Follow live

Clippers hold off Timberwolves

Blake Griffin finished with 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists to lead the Clippers to a 107-99 win over the visiting Timberwolves. L.A. has won 2 straight for the first time since opening 4-0. Box score


Steelers push through TD pair

DeAngelo Williams pinballed in for a second rush TD and Pittsburgh secured the 2-point conversion as the Steelers take an 18-14 lead into the half. Halftime stats


Rams' Fisher lashes out after loss

After the Rams dropped their fourth consecutive game in 31-7 blowout fashion to the Bengals, coach Jeff Fisher made it clear that their effort should not be in question. "Anyone implies that it's an effort issue, they can kiss my ass," Fisher said.

Portland looks to close out Dallas

The Timbers, who stormed to a 3-1 advantage after the first leg of the Western Conference finals, try to hold on in Dallas. Portland has won four straight road matches, while Dallas has won six in a row at home, but the game is scoreless late in the first half. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Todd Gurley on Mark Richt firing

The former Georgia RB said: "That hurt. That definitely hurts. I heard that before the game. I'm kind of pissed off. He's just a great dude, great coach. Man, and I just hate to see that happen."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers QB Philip Rivers on reaching 40,000 career passing yards: "There's a lot of people that had a hand in those 40,000. That's a collective milestone."

Boise State sticking with No. 11 Arizona

Some nifty passing from Boise State led to a monster dunk from James Webb III (Live on ESPNU).


Monmouth bench dances through upset

The Hawks had plenty to celebrate during their win over USC, and the bench broke out all the moves for the occasion.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwight Howard will face Kristaps Porzingis for the first time tonight. Hes been impressed with the rookie thus far. For him to be 7-2, 7-3, hes skilled tremendously & and I like where his head is at, Howard said. I really never heard of the kid before the draft & I watched the draft & the fans were booing & I felt bad for him. But it seems now hes won New Yorks heart with the way hes played.

Mitch Sherman @mitchsherman

If Michigan State makes the top four after this week, its chance, according to current FPI, would be 12 percent.