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Cardinals come on strong, win Game 1 of NLDS

John Lackey pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings and the Cardinals hit a pair of HRs in the eighth inning to pull away from the Cubs in Game 1 of the NLDS.

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Moore's 3 stuns Fever at buzzer in Game 3

Maya Moore's 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Lynx to a Game 3 victory in Indiana. Minnesota is now one win from its third WNBA title in five years.

Motley-Ford connect for three TD's in Hokies win (0:54)
1hOhm Youngmisuk

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."

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)
5hMike 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)
6hTania 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.

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13hMike 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.

Disc golf hole-in-one off a bounce (0:25)
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13hPeter 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.

12hArash 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.


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.

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


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom outdueled Clayton Kershaw on Friday night, tossing seven scoreless innings. De Grom struck out 13 in the process. That matches the smost in franchise history in a postseason. Tom Seaver in the 1973 NLCS fanned 13, too.


Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

12 Ks for Jacob deGrom -- one shy of matching Tom Seaver's franchise postseason record. And Chase Utley to pinch hit.

Kershaw leaves the bases loaded

Clayton Kershaw went 6 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 run, 4 BBs and striking out 11, the three runners left on base are his responsibility and Pedro Baez will come in for the Dodgers. Mets have the 1-0 edge. Follow live


Daniel Hudson @DHuddy41

Greinke/Syndergaard is gonna be great, but I was oddly pumped to watch this matchup. Just a pitching clinic

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.


Motley, Ford connect for three TDs in win
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Hokies QB Brenden Motley found WR Isaiah Ford for three touchdowns -- all in the 2nd quarter -- in Virginia Tech's 28-13 win over NC State.

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David Schoenfield @dschoenfield

The year he got drafted, Jacob deGrom had a 4.48 ERA at Stetson with just 56 K's in 86 IP. Kudos to Mets scouts and player development.

Former UCLA F Meyers dies at 62

Dave Meyers, who led UCLA to the national title in 1975 in John Wooden's final season as coach, died Friday at 62 after battling cancer. Meyers averaged 18.3 points and 7.9 in his senior season for the Bruins, and later played four seasons for the Bucks after the Lakers dealt him as part of the trade for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Story

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Eleven strikeouts for Jacob deGrom. Only Tom Seaver has thrown more in a postseason game for the Mets.

Dillon survives fireworks scare, wins race

Austin Dillon won Friday night's Xfinity Drive for the Cure 300 in Charlotte despite his racing suit singed by fireworks that him before the race. He wasn't hurt but said afterward, "I don't know if it was a sign from God or what -- but he got me going with a firework in the butt."


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.


Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Clayton Kershaw and Jacob deGrom have combined for 18 strikeouts and we're in the top of the fifth.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

It is not every day that media want photos of a driver's backside. But it is easy to see where Austin Dillon was hit with fireworks prerace Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Brooklyn fans chant 'No means no' at Kane

Patrick Kane, who is currently being investigated for his role in an alleged sexual assault, was booed and jeered by Islanders fans in Friday night's game at Barclays Center. Kane had 2 goals, including the game-winner in OT, in the Blackhawks 3-2 win over the Islanders. Kane: 'I didn't hear any chants'