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Astros soar past Yankees in AL wild card game

Six shutout innings by Dallas Keuchel and HRs by Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez set the tone Tuesday night as Houston silenced the Yankees in the AL wild card game.

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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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Harvey misses mandatory workout prior to NLDS

New York Mets ace Matt Harvey missed a mandatory team workout Tuesday at Citi Field. The scheduled Game 3 starter later addressed the media, saying, "Unfortunately, today I screwed up."

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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.

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NY Atty. General questions DraftKings, FanDuel

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched an inquiry into DraftKings and FanDuel to look into possible advantages daily fantasy employees might have gained by exploiting data.

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How the stars (and stripes) saved Seattle

Three years after the Fail Mary, a ref's mistake on Monday Night Football overshadowed a game with big implications and storylines. Bill Barnwell explores Seattle's latest escape.

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Curry's confidence is at 1,000 percent (0:41)
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Arrieta confident in game plan (0:56)
Daily fantasy sites find themselves in controversy (1:32)
Jeff Daniels on being a Lions fan: 'You feel cursed' (1:39)
Between-the-legs, behind-the-back dunk (0:37)
Carter on Sabathia: Every day will be a fight (3:25)
Is Alabama a playoff team if it loses again? (1:27)
Wondolowski: So much history vs. Mexico (1:02)

Why each undefeated team is a Super Bowl contender

NFL Nation reporters take a closer look at the six unbeaten teams across the league and examine reasons to be excited and reasons to be concerned about their potential Super Bowl runs.

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Power Rankings: Matty Nice on the rise

There's a lot of noise and confusion after three races in the race to the Sprint Cup championship. Ryan McGee says forget all that in this week's Power Rankings, Matt Kenseth is the driver to beat.

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#NBArank Nos. 101-110

The #NBArank countdown is closing in on the league's top 100 players. See who barely missed out on the century mark, including L.A. newcomers D'Angelo Russell and Paul Pierce.

High expectations for deep Heat (2:35)


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In the final analysis, the 2015 Yankees turned out to be just one game better than the 2014 Yankees, and that game turned out to be a harmless 3-0 loss in the one-game WC playoff to the Houston Astros. And in a disturbing parallel with last years team, this one was undone by their bats, or lack thereof.


Astros win wild-card game, face Royals in ALDS

On just three days rest, Dallas Keuchel tossed six shutout innings, and Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez homered to beat the Yankees in the AL wild card game 3-0. It's Houston's first postseason win since Game 6 of 2005 NLCS. Box score


Yankees down to final 3 outs

The Yankees trail the Astros 3-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth in the AL wild-card game. If New York can't come back, it'll have lost five straight postseason games (last win was Game 5 of 2012 ALDS), tying the longest losing streak in Yankees history. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Harden declares he's best player in NBA

"I am the best player in the league," James Harden declared before he scored 11 points in Houston's preseason loss to Memphis. "I believe that ... I thought I was last year too."


Jeremy Hill joins a fantasy league

The Bengals RB has been racking up points and he shares his chosen players and his on-field offensive game plan on Fantasy Football Kickoff. “It’s actually pretty fun,” he said.


Fantasy free agents for Week 5

Field Yates scours the waivers so you can target the best players for your teams. RB Boobie Dixon could be a fascinating fill-in starter for Buffalo in Week 5. Free-agent finds

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Khris Middleton jams on 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.


Moore, Fowles help Lynx even WNBA Finals

Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles combined for 40 points and led the Lynx to a Game 2 win over the Fever.


Kidd-Gilchrist has surgery, out 6 months

Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had surgery on a torn labrum on his right shoulder suffered Saturday. Typical recovery for this surgery is 6 months. Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 10.9 points and 7.6 rebounds last season.

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Nothing but dunks

6-foot-1 professional dunker Jordan Kilganon showed off some of his best dunks, including a between-the-legs, behind-the-back jam.


Meet Shareef O'Neal and his hops

Shaquille O'Neal's 6-foot-8 teenage son has some pretty impressive dunks. Check out the mini Shaq-attack.


This Day In SEC History: Hobnail Boot Game

On Oct. 6, 2001, Larry Munson made his legendary "hobnail boot" call in Georgia's win over Tennessee.


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Keuchel 3 starts vs Yankees including tonight 0 Runs allowed


Scott: I can't see Kobe playing elsewhere

"I can't see it. I mean I can't see it. I really can't," Lakers head coach Byron Scott told USA Today Sports. "I think just like Magic Johnson, even MJ [Michael Jordan], who went to Washington [after two years out of the game at the age of 37], but still when you think of MJ you think of the Chicago Bulls. When I think of Kobe, I don't care what happens, I think everybody will always think of him as a Laker and one of the greatest Lakers to ever play the game."

Dallas Keuchel done after 6 innings

The Astros LHP struck out seven and walked one in six innings of shutout ball vs. the Yankees. Keuchel is the first starter with a scoreless postseason start on three days rest since 2003 (Josh Beckett). Tony Sipp is now in for Houston, which leads 3-0 in the 7th. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN