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GameDay Kickoff: Day for playoff dark horses

There are several undefeated teams outside of the top 10 with a chance Saturday to take another step in legitimizing their playoff hopes, Heather Dinich writes. Watch College GameDay live from Salt Lake City (ESPN/WatchESPN).

Herbstreit hands Corso golden sombrero (0:59)
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Rubin: DeGrom (13 K's) up to challenge in L.A.

Jacob deGrom's coming-out party this season rose to another level as he dominated the Dodgers and beat Clayton Kershaw in his postseason debut, writes Adam Rubin.

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Stark: Lackey answers October call once again

Forget about all the aces in the postseason. This is John Lackey's times to shine. And he did so Friday night in the Cardinals' victory over the Cubs in Game 1 of their NLDS.

Rangers up 2-0 after win in 14th (4:12)
Motley-Ford connect for three TD's in Hokies win (0:54)
Bill Self signs $10K check for KU student (0:52)
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Ripken admits interest in Nationals' manager job

Cal Ripken Jr. acknowledged being interested in the Nationals' managerial opening, saying during a recent radio interview that he would "answer the phone" if called by Washington GM Mike Rizzo.

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Cromartie calls Beckham a 'one-year wonder'

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie added fuel to the New York rivalry when he explained why he thinks Giants star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. is a "one-year wonder."

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Thompson says Doc's 'luck' remark 'pretty bitter'

Warriors guard Klay Thompson opened up about an assessment of how lucky Golden State was in winning the 2015 championship -- specifically regarding comments made by Clippers coach Doc Rivers.

Seahawks without Lynch for second-straight game (2:23)
T.O.: I could play in the NFL right now (1:15)
Keegan-Michael Key's perfect James Franklin imitation (2:12)
The Rock really enjoys cardio day (0:15)
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Sando: Ranking the NFL's best kickers

Kickers are under more scrutiny than ever, so Mike Sando looked at who is doing the best job over the past few seasons and also picked out the top kicker in the game today.

Disc golf hole-in-one off a bounce (0:25)
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Keating: Buying a sports team? Stay away from the NFL

In ESPN The Magazine's Owners Issue, Peter Keating writes that, while NFL might still rule all, if you were to buy into a league today based on growth potential, the NBA is the game to join.

Behind the scenes with the USA Eagles (3:56)


Key from 'Key & Peele' is James Franklin
College Football 

Keegan-Michael Key from the TV show "Key & Peele" hijacked a team meeting with his best impression of the Penn State coach -- and the team absolutely lost it.

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College GameDay crew picks Georgia
College Football 

The ESPN foursome favors Georgia in today's matchup vs. Tennessee after losing to Alabama badly last week.

College Football 

Swami Sez: NFL Week 5 picks

Chris Berman says “Read ‘em and weep” as he announces his Week 5 picks. Meanwhile, ESPN's FPI favors the Ravens to beat the Browns by 77% at home.


Howard: 'Defense sets tone for Gators'
College Football 

Desmond Howard believes Florida has nothing to worry about in the matchup vs. Mizzou because of the dominance of its defense.

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GameDay picks Florida over Missouri
College Football 

Kirk Herbstreit thinks the 5-0 Gators will take care of the 4-1 Tigers: "Low-scoring game, but I think Florida will find a way to win this game. It may be ugly, but they'll win it."

College Football 

History against Cubs after losing Game 1

The Cubs have lost Game 1 of a postseason series 12 times in team history after falling to the Cardinals on Friday night. Chicago never rallied to win the series in any of the 11 previous series.


BBTN: Game 2 is a must-win for the Cubs

The Cardinals took Game 1 of the NLDS, and Tim Kurkjian said: "If [Kyle Hendricks] can win Game 2, then you have Jake Arrieta going at home in Game 3. That's why this one is so important."


Gators speak out on win over Ole Miss
College Football 

For the Florida players, last weekend's 38-10 victory over Ole Miss was "electrifying.“ Said Gators head coach Jim McElwain: "This is where the University of Florida kind of should be year in and year out.”

College Football 

Saban defends lashing out at media
College Football 

“I think sometimes it’s important to try to defend your team,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said.

College Football 

Michel Platini appeals FIFA suspension

The UEFA president has lodged an appeal with FIFA against a 90-day suspension from world football that's thwarting his hopes of standing for the presidency. Story

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Crazy Stat of Day: Jacob deGrom threw 75 fastballs in Mets' win last night. Only TWO were slower than 95 MPH (94.7 MPH and 94.9 MPH).

GameDay likes Alabama over Arkansas
College Football 

The College GameDay crew made their picks for today's Alabama-Arkansas matchup. They think the Tide will bring it home, but Kirk Herbstreit said it'll be "close, though!"

College Football 

Best goals of Euro Qualifying

Take a look at the best three goals from the latest action in Euro 2016 Qualifying.


College GameDay from Salt Lake City
College Football 

This week the crew headed west and is set up in Salt Lake City for tonight's matchup between No. 23 California and No. 5 Utah. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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College Football 

Jedre Cyr keeps on trucking
College Football 

The North Dakota State walk-on fullback does more than just protect his QB on Saturday. You can find him working the family business with his dad Sunday when he makes a two-day cattle haul across the Midwest.

College Football 

The Rock really enjoys cardio day

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson follows up cardio day with an epic dance session. He "Hits the Quan."


Lee Corso given golden sombrero
College Football 

Corso has lost four straight headgear picks -- so Kirk Herbstreit took it upon himself to give Corso some new headgear.

College Football 

The enigmatic, unhittable Zack Greinke

In advance of his Game 2 start in the NLDS vs. the Mets, The Mag examined Greinke and found a resiliency in the enigmatic Dodgers ace that has enabled the possible Cy Young winner's record-book season. Mastery and mystery

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Get up and get pumped for GameDay
College Football 

Big & Rich gets you ready for Week 6 of College GameDay in Salt Lake City, Utah. The No. 5 Utes take on the No. 23 Golden Bears in a battle of undefeateds tonight.

College Football 

Dynamic disc golf hole-in-one off a bounce

Norway's Ståle Hakstad sinks an amazing hole-in-one off a bounce during the third round of the United States Disc Golf Championship.


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#PhotoOfTheNight: Game-winning shot in WNBA Finals? ? Maya Moore's 3-point buzzer-beater lifts Lynx over Fever in Game 3.