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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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Bills RB Williams has concussion, iffy vs. Titans

Bills running back Karlos Williams sustained a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Giants and is considered day to day heading into Week 5 against the Titans, GM Doug Whaley said.

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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!

Carter on Sabathia: Every day will be a fight (3:25)
Jeff Daniels on being a Lions fan: 'You feel cursed' (1:39)
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2015 NFL Power Rankings: Week 5

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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Experts: How to bet Astros-Yankees

ESPN Chalk's Vegas experts give their best bets for the AL wild-card game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees.

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Keuchel keeps the ball down (0:58)
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Matthews: A-Rod, Yanks are in this together

In leading his team's return to the playoffs, Alex Rodriguez has won back the fans, his teammates, his manager -- and even the Yankees' front office.

Wondolowski: So much history vs. Mexico (1:02)
Skip never loved Tannehill (1:45)
How good is Michigan after two shutouts? (1:06)
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Seattle high schooler dies after football injuries

Evergreen High's Kenney Bui, who died late Monday morning, was injured in the fourth quarter Friday and taken to the hospital, where he underwent surgery and had been in critical condition.

Torres suspended 41 games for hit on Silfverberg (1:34)
Laken Tomlinson: The inspirational journey of a Lions OL (4:10)
J.R. Smith sends military member home happy (0:15)
Howard: 'I feel great, training camp was awesome' (1:50)


NFL Power Rankings

The Packers are up to No. 2 behind the idle Patriots as the AFC has three of the top five teams. All 32 teams

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Time for the Cubs to end the curse?

Two of our 23 baseball analysts surveyed think so. Chicago is favored to win Wednesday's wild-card matchup against Pittsburgh, however, it loses a good amount of supporters in the NLDS. Playoff picks

Report: Ichiro to re-sign with Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki will re-sign with the Marlins for 2016, MLB's website reports. Ichiro is coming off a miserable season, as he hit .229 and scored just 45 runs. However, he has a shot to reach 3,000 hits, sitting 65 away.

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The Big Ten’s student manager Super Bowl
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In a league known for trophy games, there are none as intense as the battle for the Rusty Toolbox. Winners get unique tattoos

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Fournette's path to SEC best season

Assuming LSU plays a 12-game schedule, Leonard Fournette would have to average 128.4 yards per game over the remaining eight games to top Herschel Walker’s SEC season record (1,891 rush yards). He’d need 220.5 yards/game to tie Barry Sanders’ FBS record (2,628 in 1988). Can he do it?

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'Get yourself right, big man, and be well'

Scott Van Pelt applauds CC Sabathia's decision to enter alcohol rehabilitation.


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Hoiberg says he went to Rose's home Monday to go over sets with him. Says Rose's eye is still swollen shut as he continues to heal.

No quick fix for Huskers

Mike Riley was supposed to calm things in Nebraska. Instead, after five bizarre games, things are wilder than ever for the Huskers. The coach said, "We’ve had a string of games like I’ve never seen." No relief coming

Heisman Watch: Fournette unanimous No. 1
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It shouldn't be a surprise since the LSU running back became the first player in SEC history to rush for 200-plus yards in three straight games. List is RB-heavy

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Curry knows his 3-pointer is all that

When you know your shot is money, you just high five your teammate in the midst of the swish. That's exactly what Warriors guard Stephen Curry did.


Trail Blazers honor UCC shooting victims

The Portland team held a touching moment of silence in remembrance and support of those affected by the UCC shootings.


Karabell: Stick with Tannehill in fantasy

Eric Karabell recommends being patient with QB Ryan Tannehill and the rest of the Dolphins' offense as their schedule lightens up.


Carter on Sabathia: Every day will be a fight

Cris Carter relates to what CC Sabathia is going through based on his own battle with alcohol.


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Not surprisingly, Rico Noel -- the Yankees' aggressive pinch-runner -- is on the roster for tonight's game.

Reactions to controversial ending

  • SEA coach Pete Carroll: "We were fortunate."
  • DET coach Jim Caldwell: "We're not going to cry about it."
  • SEA LB K.J. Wright: "I wanted to just knock it out of bounds and not try to catch it and fumble it."


ICYMI: Controversial MNF ending

Kam Chancellor saved the game for the Seahawks when he stripped Calvin Johnson just inches from the goal line with less than two minutes left. However, K.J. Wright batted the ball out of the back of the end zone for a touchback that should've been a penalty.


Serena could lose up to $3 million

Serena Williams' world No. 1 ranking is not in jeopardy, but she could lose up to $3 million as a result of her early withdrawal from the rest of the WTA season. How come?

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Donovan: If U.S. loses, fire Klinsmann

Landon Donovan says in the Heineken ESPN FC Boot Room that a loss to Mexico Saturday should earn USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann a pink slip: "Anywhere else in the world if this coach had had [such poor] results and they lose this game against Mexico, they’d be fired.”


Free-agent finds for Week 5

Four teams are on bye this week which means you may need some helps off the waivers. Field Yates says WR Leonard Hankerson is an under-the-radar player to target because he's surpassed Roddy White's production in Atlanta. Players to target

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FSU DB back 2 years after stomach rupture
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Jared Shanker writes: "Trey Marshall was pleading with doctors to sedate him. Minutes earlier he had been wildly swinging at trainers and biting his coach’s collar as he laid on a HS football field in Tallahassee. Now, he just wanted relief from the intense pain in his stomach. Doctors told Marshall’s mother the stomach 'literally burst like a balloon.'" Long road back

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25 years ago: The Fifth Down Game
College Football 

The famous Colorado and Missouri game on this date 25 years ago ended with fans chasing officials into an equipment room and with one spectator suffering a heart attack. Five things to know

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Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman doesn't buy into the argument that Carolina is the worst of the undefeated teams. He says on ESPN's First Take: "The most dangerous thing you can have is 53 guys believing in each other. Right now we have 53 guys believing we are the best in the NFL."