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Losses are OK in the new playoff world

Ole Miss, UCLA and Notre Dame should keep their heads up after losses in Week 5. They all have plenty of opportunities left to impress the committee. Dinich: They can bounce back


Celebrating with D-Rose's Soaring Slams

In honor of the Bulls point guard's 27th birthday, take a look back at some of the most eye-popping dunks of his career.

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Pretty in pink

The NFL's breast cancer awareness gear was out in full force on the first weekend in October, as shown here in the Raiders-Bears game. See all of Sunday's best images. Week 4 gallery

Celebrating D-Rose's birthday with slam dunks (0:44)

Gould got game-winning FG for Bears

Robbie Gould made a 49-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to put the Bears up 22-20 against the Raiders to give Chicago its first win of the season. Box score

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears rule safety Antrel Rolle out for rest of the game with an ankle injury.


Raiders have 1-point lead going into 4th

Oakland took the lead with a 3rd-quarter field goal and has a slight edge over the Bears entering the last quarter. The Bears have outgained the Raiders 291-144. Follow live

Cubs grab 3-0 first-inning lead

Anthony Rizzo capped Chicago's three-run opening inning with a two-run single. If the Cubs beat the Brewers and the Pirates lose to the Reds (PIT leads 1-0 in 1st), Chicago would host the NL wild card game. Follow live

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Sunday's NL playoff picture

The Dodgers and Cardinals can kick up their feet. They are both already guaranteed to host their opponents in the NLDS. The Cubs and Pirates, on the other hand, remain fiercely locked in a battle for home-field advantage in the wild-card game.

Jayson Stark Senior Writer, 

We have 15 baseball games, I'm, kicking off right now. And 7 of them will determine the shape of the postseason. Can't wait.

Rolle (leg injury) carted off field

Bears S Antrel Rolle was taken off the field in the game against the Raiders. Rolle collected a team-leading 10 tackles in the Bears' 26-0 loss to the Seahawks last week. Oakland has a 17-16 lead in the 3rd quarter. Follow live

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears starting safety Antel Rolle carted back to the locker room with an undisclosed injury. Rolle hasn't missed a game since 2009.

Notre Dame falls in Power Rankings

The Fighting Irish were No. 5 in last week's ESPN rankings. After their luck ran out at Clemson, where are they slotted this week? Power Rankings


NL scenario: wild card No. 1

  • Pirates host WC game with win or Cubs loss.
  • Cubs host WC game with win and Pirates loss.

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Where will the wild card go?

Amazingly, the Cubs' 7-0 run heading into Sunday means they can still host the wild card. Can the Pirates get just one more win to clinch home-field advantage? Don't miss the critical Pirates-Reds and Cubs-Brewers matchups. Five things to watch


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Cubs win and Pirates lose today then WC game will be played at Wrigley on Wed. Otherwise at PNC. Joe Maddon likes all games starting at same time today.


Clemson's d-line key in big win

ESPN's Mark May credits the Tigers' defensive pressure in helping them overcome an unremarkable performance by QB Deshaun Watson to beat Notre Dame.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears starting center Will Montgomery is out for remainder of game with an ankle injury.