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Fantasy Rankings: Gurley on the rise

An eye-opening performance against the Cardinals' defense in Week 4 has Rams rookie Todd Gurley moving up our RB rankings in Week 5.

FIFA provisionally suspend Blatter (2:27)
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#NBArank: Kobe Bryant checks in at No. 93

Coming off another season-ending injury, Kobe Bryant falls to No. 93 in our countdown of the NBA's best players. Follow along as #NBArank dives into the league's top 100.

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24mJames Walker

Tannehill regrets dissing Dolphins practice squad

Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill admitted Wednesday that he made disparaging remarks to his scout-team defense during last weekend's practice in London.

Rousey: 'I am motivated like I am blonde' (1:28)
Trevor Booker punches Roy Hibbert (0:21)
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1mJim Caple

Back, back, back to the future

Thanks to ''Back To The Future, Part II,'' we know the Cubs will win this year's World Series. But what do the next decades hold for Chicago and baseball in general? We traveled 30 years into the future to peek at the 2045 Baseball Almanac.

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Kurkjian: Five NL wild-card questions

The NL wild-card game features an intriguing matchup: leading Cy Young Award candidate Jake Arrieta vs. the forgotten man, Gerrit Cole.

Hardy must temper expectation in Cowboys' debut (1:10)
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Rams WR says NFL fined him for post-TD 'nap'

Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey apparently took a costly nap after a third-quarter touchdown against Arizona last week as he says he was fined for the celebration.

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Experts: How to bet Cubs-Pirates

ESPN Chalk's Vegas experts give their best bets for the NL wild-card game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates.

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2hElizabeth Merrill

How do you miss someone you never knew?

Chargers RB Rodney Culver died in a plane crash before his two daughters were old enough to know him. Nineteen years later, they're discovering who he was from the teammates he left behind.

Kirk Herbstreit's Gameplan Breakdown (3:05)
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4hScott Burnside

Burnside: Season for the ages approaching

The 2015-16 season is shaping up as one of the most important ever, with two big-name rookies joining a league readying for expansion, eyeing the World Cup and debuting exciting rule changes.

How long will Ronda Rousey's next fight last? (1:02)
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Edes: Astros silence Yanks in AL wild-card game

Six shutout innings by Dallas Keuchel and home runs by Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez set the tone Tuesday night as Houston ended the Yankees' season by winning the AL wild-card game.

Father time catching up with Vince Carter (0:20)
Sage Kotsenburg's "The Other Side": Episode 1 (3:26)
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11hMechelle Voepel

Fowles fuels Minnesota in Game 2 victory in WNBA Finals

Lynx center Sylvia Fowles ushered in her 30s in style, scoring 21 points on her 30th birthday and giving Minnesota exactly what it needed to beat Indiana and level the WNBA Finals at 1-1.

Which NHL team will be better than everyone thinks? (1:05)
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Stark: My World Series prediction

Our guy, Jayson Stark, doesn't have the best track record when it comes to predicting who will win the World Series. But this year is different. We promise!

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NFL landscape taking shape for 2015

The Green Bay Packers jumped to No. 2 in the Power Rankings, while the St. Louis Rams rose eight spots after an upset win in Arizona. The pair meet this week at Lambeau Field.


Week 5 fantasy football RB ranks

Devonta Freeman is a near-universal pick as a top-5 RB to start this week. RB ranks

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Five questions for Rangers-Jays series

Tim Kurkjian leads with the most daunting task for Texas' pitching staff: "Can anyone slow down the Toronto offense?" Four more Q's


These teams have their priorities in order

Some players on these "Mighty Mites" teams stopped what they were doing to dance when "Watch Me Whip" came on -- while the rest of their teammates continued to play. Watch them 'Whip'

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Less than three weeks after knee surgery, Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga is back in practice. He did individual drills during portion open to media.

Rousey thinking about career length

Ronda Rousey told Mike & Mike that the mental aspect of fighting will determine how long she'll continue to fight. In the short term, she's hosting SportsCenter tonight at 6 p.m. ET.


ICYMI: Trevor Booker punches Roy Hibbert

Jazz forward Trevor Booker was ejected in the third quarter of Tuesday night's preseason game in Hawaii after hitting Roy Hibbert in the face.


Reports: Blatter suspended by FIFA

FIFA president Sepp Blatter was provisionally suspended for 90 days by the ethics committee of world football's governing body, according to multiple reports. Story


South Africa tops USA 64-0

It's the first shutout scoreline of this Rugby World Cup, and the first time ever that the U.S. failed to score in a World Cup match.


Ryan Tannehill ripped scout squad

The Dolphins QB admitted he made disparaging remarks to his scout-team defense during last weekend's practice in London. Regrets actions

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Garrett hopeful Hardy can play vs. Pats

DE Greg Hardy returns from his four-game suspension this week and Cowboys coach Jason Garrett shared his plan for Hardy leading up to Sunday.


Herbstreit: TCU loss hurts Texas' legacy
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Kirk Herbstreit wonders if Texas will show up for the Oklahoma game after Saturday's embarrassing loss to TCU. "Is there anyone in that locker room that has a shred of pride?"

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ICYMI: Khris Middleton jams Jimmy Butler

Middleton poked a pass for the steal and took it all the way to the hole for a poster slam over Jimmy Butler in their preseason matchup.


This Is SportsCenter: Matt Harvey

When the Dark Knight eats ice cream, it's go big or go home.


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman (26) returned to practice Wednesday after suffering a fractured rib in Week 2 against the New York Giants. Guess is he will be limited.

Week 5 fantasy football WR ranks

Calvin Johnson was a controversial pick this week as our experts have him ranging between the second best WR this week and the 11th best. WR ranks

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'What were you, on SnapFace there?'

Bill Belichick will notice if a reporter is paying a little too much attention to his or her phone. And he did so today using one of his favorite jokes.


LeBron: 'I will lead but I won't carry' Cavs

Before a shootaround Wednesday at Xavier University, LeBron James said, "We have enough guys until all our guys get here. Until Kyrie [Irving] and Tristan [Thompson] and [Iman Shumpert] is ready, we have enough guys that will all help. It's not about me carrying the team and that nature. We're all grown men, we're all professionals and they're here to do their job."

Kelly responds to his running back

Eagles coach Chip Kelly on DeMarco Murray's comments that he's not getting enough touches: "It’s tough to be productive when you’re not on the field."


Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked during our conference call if he understands the psychology of kickers, now that his team is on a second kicker in Chris Boswell: "No, if I did I would be writing books."

Lakers From The Outside: The Kobe issue

Kobe Bryant returning for another season after this one is a fan's dream, but NBA insiders say it would be a nightmare for the Lakers. "They've created a monster there," one executive said. Here's why

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Is Florida the favorite to win the SEC?
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The numbers say the Gators' schedule sets up favorably but Mark Schlabach thinks Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M might be better bets to win the SEC title. Man vs. Metric

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