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Freeman puts on a show against the Texans (0:22)
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Rangers clinch AL West, knock out Angels

Adrian Beltre's two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth put the Rangers ahead, and Texas added six runs in the seventh on its way to clinching the AL West and eliminating the Angels.

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Keim: Pierre Garcon's toughness leads Redskins to comeback win

A big reason why receiver Pierre Garcon is so valuable was evident on the game-winning drive. He plays with violence and with a hunger that few possess. And when the Redskins needed him most, Garcon came through with two critical catches in the 23-20 victory over Philadelphia.

Panthers TE returns teammate's fumble for a TD (0:30)
Tate lays out for amazing TD grab (0:17)
Vinatieri becomes Colts' all-time leading scorer (0:14)
Jennings pads Giants' lead (0:25)
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Kershaw joins Koufax in Dodgers' 300-K's club

Clayton Kershaw became the only Dodgers pitcher other than Sandy Koufax to strike out 300 or more batters in a season, hitting that number before being lifted in the fourth inning Sunday.

Odell needs more field (0:16)
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Seahawks RB Lynch (hamstring) out for MNF

The Seahawks have ruled Marshawn Lynch out for Monday's game against the Lions with a hamstring injury. Undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls is expected to get the bulk of the carries against Detroit.

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Marshall redeems himself from Not Top 10 moment (0:22)
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Vegas experts: How to bet Dallas-New Orleans

Where does the betting value lie in the Sunday night football game between Dallas and New Orleans? ESPN Chalk experts provide against-the-spread and over/under.

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Beckham sets 16-game mark for receiving yards

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. set an NFL record for receiving yards in a player's first 16 games, surpassing the mark set by Houston's Bill Groman in the 1960-61 seasons.

Celebrating D-Rose's birthday with slam dunks (0:44)
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Schlabach: Forget what you thought you knew

Yes, TCU posted an impressive rout, as did Baylor. But the Big 12 is more than just a two-team race. And that's not the only narrative that was rewritten on a wild Saturday in college football.

Thomas: 'I can't own up to things I didn't do' (2:22)
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5hAdam Rubin

Mets set NLDS rotation, to start with deGrom

The New York Mets have set their rotation for the division series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and will give the ball to Jacob deGrom in Game 1 on Friday.


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The Mets, Cubs, Jays, Rangers, and Astros are all in the playoffs, just as everyone predicted.

Minus Luck, Colts top Jaguars in OT

Adam Vinatieri kicked the game-winning FG in overtime for the Colts' 16-13 victory over the Jaguars. The Colts played without injured QB Andrew Luck and were helped by two missed Jacksonville FGs.


Hamels' gem clinches AL West for Rangers

Cole Hamels allowed three hits and struck out eight in a complete game to lift Texas to the AL West crown with a 9-2 victory. With the loss, the Angels are eliminated from the postseason. Box score

Cutler returns as Bears earn first win

Jay Cutler throws for 281 yards and two TDs, and Robbie Gould hit the game-winning field goal as time expired in the Bears' 22-20 victory over the Raiders.


Texas CB apologizes for halftime tweet

"I extend my sincerest apology to all of the Longhorn fans and family and everyone at UT," said freshman CB Kris Boyd, who retweeted a Texas A&M fan that suggested he transfer from the Longhorns. "In no way did I intend to be disrespectful or disloyal."

D. Murray: Not getting enough touches

Eagles RB DeMarco Murray has 29 carries for 47 yards after four games, and the 2014 rushing champ isn't satisfied with his involvement in the offense to this point. When asked if he's getting enough touches, Murray said, "No, I'm not, I don't think I am."


Fox wants to build off win vs. Raiders

Bears coach John Fox dismisses talk that this season is one for rebuilding, and Raiders coach Jack Del Rio says that no game is going be easy in the wake of Chicago's 22-20 win over Oakland.



Through halftime of the late afternoon games, there have been 13 missed field goals and 4 missed extra points... ...this week.

Mets edge Nationals to earn 90th win

Curtis Granderson hit a solo homer in the 8th and seven New York pitchers combined for a two-hitter with 14 strikeouts in a season-ending 1-0 victory. Box score


Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

PACKERS 7, 49ERS 3 (Halftime): The Niners have this effect on Green Bay and the Packers look rattled, especially on offense. You can almost feel the confidence of the Niners rising with every snap. After all, the 49ers trailed by scores of 29-3 and 31-7 at halftime the past two weeks.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Coughlin told his players before Sunday's game that the Bills would beat themselves with penalties. They committed 17 for 135 yards.

Beckham's one-handed catch doesn't count

Odell Beckham Jr. made another crazy one-handed catch. However, this time it didn't count as he was out of bounds.


Kickers are a mixed bag in Week 4

Plenty to see from place kickers on Sunday, from botched extra points and crushing moments to game-winners. The good, the bad and the ugly

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Vinatieri adds to record book

Adam Vinatieri kicked three field goals, including the game-winner in OT to beat the Jags as well as overtake Mike Vanderjagt atop the Colts' all-time scoring list. He's also the first player to score 1,000 points with two teams.


Dickson on his unusual TD

Panthers TE Ed Dickson explains how he scooped up his teammate's fumble and ran it in for a TD.


Panthers turn teammate's fumble into TD

A fumble from Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart was picked out of the air by TE Ed Dickson for a long TD.


Rangers blow it open in seventh

The Rangers are in the midst of a six-run inning to open up a 9-2 lead -- and they're still batting. Texas clinches the AL West with a win. The Angels, today's opponent, is eliminated with a loss. Follow live

Rex: 'I'm proud of the way this team played'

Bills coach Rex Ryan after his team committed 17 penalties for 135 yards: "Now can we play a lot smarter? Absolutely. But I'll take a team that will fight over a team that won't."


Not a drill: Ichiro Suzuki is pitching

If you're wondering whether Ichiro has ever pitched in his MLB career, the answer is no. He's on the mound in the eighth inning of Miami's final game vs. the Phillies. Follow live

Yankees losing... once again

It's becoming an alarming trend at the end of the season for New York, who, down 7-1 to Baltimore, is in jeopardy of dropping its 6th game in its last seven. If the Yanks can come back they would clinch home field in the AL wild-card game. Follow live


Lynch inactive for Monday night

Marshawn Lynch was listed as a game-time decision for Monday Night Football vs. the Lions, but the Seahawks officially ruled out Beast Mode with a hamstring injury. Lynch also has been dealing with a calf injury this season, and only has 128 yards through three weeks. Rawls expected to start

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