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Royals win ALDS Game 2, get even with Astros

The Royals rallied Friday, scoring twice in the sixth inning and then the winning run in the seventh on Ben Zobrist's single, to tie their ALDS with the Astros.

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)

McClendon fired after 2 seasons with Mariners

The Seattle Mariners have fired manager Lloyd McClendon after two seasons, with new general manager Jerry Dipoto choosing to bring in his own field boss to take over Seattle's operations.

2hMike Rodak

Bills' McCoy says he has Grade 2 hamstring pull

Bills RB LeSean McCoy elaborated Friday on his ongoing hamstring injury, telling reporters he has a Grade 2 pull, which the team told him is typically a three- to four-week injury.

Cromartie on O.B.J.: 'One-year wonder' (1:50)
3hTania Ganguli

Hoyer named Texans' starting QB for Week 6

Brian Hoyer is the Houston Texans' starting quarterback for the team's Week 6 game against the Jaguars. For how long he remains beyond that game is uncertain.

Highlights: Spain 4-0 Luxembourg (1:39)
8hCalvin Watkins

Howard says he had torn MCL in playoffs

Dwight Howard appeared Thursday on SportsRadio 610 and said he played through a torn MCL and meniscus during last season's Western Conference finals.

Mickelson redeems his team with an eagle (0:18)
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10hMike Sando

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.

McBride's MLS playoff predictions (2:14)
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10hPeter Keating

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.

9hArash 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.

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


Howard: Losing isn't our mindset

USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard says he doesn't know whether he's starting vs. Mexico on Saturday night, but believes his mindset is in the right place.


Prince goes face down

The celebration of winning Game 2 of the ALDS didn't start off great for Prince Fielder, his attempt to climb the dugout fence ended with him tumbling to the ground.


Rookies power Cardinals in 8th inning

Rookies Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty each homered in the 8th to extend St. Louis' lead to 4-0. It's the second straight postseason the Cardinals have had two rookies homer in the same game. Kolten Wong and Oscar Taveras did it last year. Follow live


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.

College Football 

Players already ruled out for Week 5

Be sure you have replacements on your fantasy team for these players who will not be playing Sunday:

  • Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch
  • Bills RB LeSean McCoy
  • Bills RB Karlos Williams
  • Jaguars WR Marqise Lee
  • Lions RB Joique Bell

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Friday's MLB postseason schedule

  • Rangers beat Blue Jays 6-4 to take 2-0 series lead
  • Now: Royals lead Astros 5-4 in Game 2 (Astros lead series 1-0)
  • Now: Cardinals lead Cubs 4-0 in Game 1
  • Game 1: Mets at Dodgers, 9:45 p.m. ET
Postseason coverage, schedules

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Cardinals are showing why they won 100 games this year. Rookie Stephen Piscotty hits a 2-run HR. Cardinals lead, 4-0.

Pham's HR gives Cardinals extra cushion

Tommy Pham hit a long pinch-hit HR off Jon Lester in the eighth to give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead over the Cubs. Lester is now out of the game after following up the homer by walking Matt Carpenter. Pedro Strop is now in with one out in the 8th. Follow live

The Mag: Is Jared Goff the next Aaron Rodgers?
College Football 

"I've heard people say he's better than Aaron Rodgers at this stage," says Washington assistant Bob Gregory who was Cal's defensive coordinator during the Rodgers era. "I don't know about that, but I do know he's really good." Searching for Rodgers

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Hokies score on stop-and-go TD pass
College Football 

Virginia Tech put its first points on the board with this beautiful 27-yard TD pass from Brenden Motley to Isaiah Ford. However, the Hokies still trail 10-7 in the second.

College Football 

The Rock really enjoys cardio day

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson follows up cardio day with an epic dance session.


Lackey exits in the 8th

John Lackey gave up only 2 hits and a walk in 7 1/3 IP against the Cubs and leaving with a 1-0 lead. Lackey also struck out five and threw 86 pitches. Kevin Siegrist in now in for the Cardinals. Follow live


Fever grab halftime lead over Lynx

Shenise Johnson scored 11 of her game-high 14 points in the second quarter, as Indiana erased a 7-point second-quarter deficit to take a 42-38 lead over Minnesota in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN


Wolfpack score on nifty catch in end zone
College Football 

NC State jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the 2nd quarter against Virginia Tech thanks to this beautiful throw and catch TD from Jacoby Brissett to Jumichael Ramos.

College Football 

Gurley primed for another big week

After burning the Cardinals for 146 yards last week, Rams rookie RB Todd Gurley is in line for a repeat performance depending on how the Packers decide to defend the run. More fantasy tips (Insider)