How to bet the NL wild-card game

Writes Andrew Lange: "As good as [Gerrit] Cole has been, [Jake] Arrieta has been better. ... It's important to look at this game through the lens of a one-game scenario but make no mistake, Arrieta is well deserving of being the road chalk." Chalk picks (Insider)

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Jake Arrieta is bad news for Pirates

Arrieta's 0.75 ERA against Pittsburgh in the regular season is tied for the lowest a pitcher has had against a postseason opponent in the same season (Elias).

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Opening-day rosters for all 30 NHL teams

With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday night, the league has announced the opening-day rosters for all 30 teams.


Mike & Mike Hour 4: Stark, Rousey

Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic preview the NL wild card matchup between the Cubs and Pirates with ESPN MLB Insider Jayson Stark. Plus, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey joins the show.

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Arrieta, Cole to meet in NL wild-card game

Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta has been lights-out since the All-Star break. Can he shut down Gerrit Cole and the Pirates in the NL wild-card game today?

Herbstreit: Northwestern will need breaks to beat Michigan (1:12)
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How do you miss someone you never knew?

Chargers RB Rodney Culver died in a plane crash before his two daughters were old enough to know him. Nineteen years later, they're discovering who he was from the teammates he left behind.

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Fred Hoiberg embraces triumph beyond the arc

The launching of 39 3-pointers in the exhibition opener was embraced by the new Bulls coach and players such as Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott.