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MSU routs Penn State, will play Iowa in Big Ten title game

Connor Cook started and threw three touchdown passes Saturday as Michigan State routed Penn State to keep its CFP hopes alive and reach the Big Ten title game.

Auburn player double-tips and speeds for a TD (0:23)
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Buckeyes rebound nicely with rout of Michigan

A week after losing their first game of the season,0 and seeing controversy over Ezekiel Elliott's dominate their locker room, Ohio State delivered its most impressive performance of the season against their most hated rival.

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Strauss: 17-0 Warriors focus on imperfections

Stephen Curry scored 41 points and the Warriors set a franchise record for made 3-pointers in a romp over the Suns. Yet after reaching 17-0, they still saw room for improvement.

Les Miles sets the record straight on his future at LSU (0:47)
Paxton Lynch ties FBS record with 7 touchdowns in the first half (1:00)
Lewis ridiculous one-handed TD catch (1:24)
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Reports: Pats' Amendola won't play vs. Broncos

Danny Amendola did not travel to Denver and won't play Sunday against the Broncos, according to reports, leaving the injury-plagued Patriots without another option at wide receiver.

WATCH: Paris Saint-Germain pay tribute (1:08)
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Chatmon: TCU outlasts Baylor in rainy 'survival game'

A downpour put a huge damper on the offensive fireworks in Friday's TCU-Baylor showdown. In the end, the Horned Frogs made fewer mistakes in a 2OT win that knocked the Bears from playoff contention.

Flyers shut out Rangers (0:52)
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12hJim Caple

Mike Veeck: The funniest man in baseball

Mike Veeck, the comic maestro of the minor leagues, tells Jim Caple how thinking outside the batter's box like his father -- and his friend Bill Murray -- has helped him make ballpark magic.

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Buccigross: Twitter takes on bigger nets

John Buccigross advocated for bigger nets in order to create more exciting hockey, and his Twitterbag filled up with plenty of opposition and a few other intriguing ideas.

Mark Hodgkinson

Great Britain on verge of Davis Cup triumph

A four-set victory over David Goffin and Steve Darcis in the doubles rubber means Andy Murray can secure Britain's first Davis Cup since 1936 with a singles victory over Goffin on Sunday.

Arizona's Anderson rejects dunk with head (0:27)
Cam hamming and dabbing for the camera (0:26)
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5hBuster Olney

Top 10 second basemen in MLB

Buster Olney continues his positional rankings series with the top 10 second basemen, has details on J.A. Happ's signing with the Blue Jays and more.

Nicol: Columbus will go through (1:23)


Connor Cook: 'We're an elite team'

Connor Cook said after Michigan State's win over Penn State to send the Spartans to the Big Ten title game: "We want to win another conference title. Last year we came up short, didn't really handle our business."


Derrick Henry carries the load vs. Auburn

The Alabama running back had a school-record 43 carries on Alabama's 47 rushes (91.4%). That is tied for the second-highest percentage of team's carries in a game for any player this season. Box score

Fury beats Klitschko to win heavyweight title

Tyson Fury beat Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to become the heavyweight champion, ending Klitschko's run of 18 consecutive title defenses.


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State should be in the top 4 this week. It doesn't really matter as the Spartans will make the playoff as long as they win in Indy, but they have a top 4 resume and earned more style points than Iowa after crushing Penn State. Spartans could have played tight today but made huge plays in all three phases. Unless Oklahoma wins tonight, who has a better overall resume?

Tide's Henry rolling on the ground

Derrick Henry (41 car, 232 yds) has recorded his fourth 200-yard rushing game this season, breaking a tie with Bobby Humphrey (1986) for the most such games in a single season in school history. Alabama leads 22-13 with 2:46 left in the fourth quarter. Follow live

Northwestern improves to 10-2

This juggling catch by Dan Vitale helped No. 16 Northwestern beat Illinois 24-14. The Wildcats finished the regular season 10-2 and now await their bowl destination.


Watch: 5-0 Purdue hosts 0-5 Lehigh

The 16th-ranked Boilermakers have dismantled opponents by an average of 28.2 points in their first five games, while Lehigh comes off a 26-point loss to Virginia. Streaming live on ESPN3


Watch: UConn vs. (25) Temple

The Huskies have won three straight games, including an upset of previously undefeated No. 19 Houston this past Saturday. It was the Huskies' first win over an AP-ranked opponent since a triple overtime win over No. 19 Louisville in November 2012. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

USC coach Helton proud of his team

USC interim coach Clay Helton said after his team's 40-21 win over UCLA to send the Trojans to the Pac-12 title game: "I can't tell you how proud I am for them. They're not only great players but great people."


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

No team junks it up like Northwestern but the Cats are 10-2. Impressive turnaround by Pat Fitzgerald after consecutive 5-7 seasons. As a Big Ten assistant told me, "They're making chicken salad out of ..." you know the rest. But the defense is tremendous and they know how to win. Today's win secures a top bowl game.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Will this be the site of the biggest Bedlam game in the history of the rivalry? Possibly so, with the winner capturing the Big 12 championship.

Who says a center can't score?

Michigan State center Jack Allen lines up in the backfield and takes the handoff, throws a big time stiff-arm and finds the end zone for his first career rushing TD. Rumble, big man, rumble.


Penn State falling apart in East Lansing

Just when things couldn't possibly get worse for the Nittany Lions, Koa Farmer fumbles the kickoff, Michigan State recovers and Jack Allen punches it in on a 9-yard run on the Spartans' first play. Penn State trails 55-16 on ESPN.


Spartans defense gets in on the scoring

Malik McDowell returned a Christian Hackenberg interception 13 yards for a TD with 9:56 left in the fourth quarter to put Michigan State up 47-16 against Penn State on ESPN.


Dudley to make first start for Wizards

Jared Dudley, who scored a game-high 19 points for the team in Friday's loss to the Celtics, will start in the place of Kris Humphries (who has been scoreless in three of his last four starts). Washington hosts Toronto tonight.

Warriors, 76ers going different directions

  • Golden State: 17-game win streak is 2nd-longest to begin a regular season in history of four major professional sports
  • Philadelphia: Lost 27th straight game dating back to last season, sets record for the longest losing streak by any major North American sports team

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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Rodriguez sports a Stanford sweater on the sidelines ahead of the Cardinal's game against Notre Dame

Best GameDay Signs From Week 13

Bedlam served as a de facto Big 12 championship game after TCUs double-OT win Friday, and the fans in Stillwater acted like it. Best signs


Spartans running away from Nittany Lions

LJ Scott hit the edge for a 6-yard TD run with 11:18 left in the fourth quarter to give Michigan State a 41-16 lead over Penn State on ESPN.