Spezza's hat trick overshadows McDavid's finish career goal (1:08)
Connor McDavid scores first NHL goal (0:19)
Westbrook, Durant stay unbeaten (1:05)
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Former NBA star Odom hospitalized

Lamar Odom was rushed to a hospital Tuesday after he was found unresponsive at a Nevada brothel. The Nye County Sheriff's office says Odom was stabilized at the scene and taken to Desert View Hospital. He was treated there by doctors, then transferred to a hospital in Las Vegas. Story

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OK. OK. Russell has made a convert

Our Brock Huard has been reluctant to include Baylor's Seth Russell among his weekly standout quarterbacks. The four straight games of 60-plus points have proved sufficiently convincing. Huard's top 10 (Insider)

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Trevone Boykin remains atop rankings

TCU's late rally to win at Kansas State 52-45 last Saturday only solidified Boykin's position in Brock Huard's weekly assessment of college signal-callers. Huard's top 10 (Insider)

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I'm covering a guy in the ALDS, Chris Colabello of the Jays, who 10 years ago was playing for Joe Ruth's semipro Lunenburg Phillies in my hometown. Amazing tale of how he got here...and why he belongs. Come back tonight/tomorrow a.m. to read his saga.

Matt Cassel named Cowboys' starter (1:29)
Rangers battle in Toronto, Game 5 of ALDS (3:13)
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Cassel to start over Weeden after bye

Brandon Weeden has been informed by Cowboys coaches that the team will start Matt Cassel after the bye week vs. the Giants, according to ESPN and media reports.

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Texas mascot retires after cancer diagnosis

Bevo XIV, Texas' mascot since 2004, has been diagnosed with Bovine Leukemia Virus and will retire immediately. His last game was Saturday's upset win over Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown. Fans send well wishes

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Hey recruits: Charlie Strong wants you

Texas offensive coordinator Jay Norvell is having fun with Charlie Strong's Red River Showdown postgame celebration,

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Cowboys already feeling a draft?

The Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of their first three-game losing streak of the Jason Garrett era. When will they break out of it?

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Bautista is not napping, he's stretching

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Not much to hang your hat on

The Cowboys' offense is moribund without Tony Romo, but the defense isn't producing any takeaways, either. How far did the Cowboys fall in our rankings after a third consecutive loss? NFL Power Rankings

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Calm before the storm. Toronto manager John Gibbons relaxes during Jays optional workout

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TCU RB Aaron Green was asked Tuesday to describe QB Trevone Boykin and his fourth-quarter heroics at Kansas State. His answer: "Legendary. Trevone is a legendary player. Gonna go down as one of the all-time greats."

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Draft Dirk? Our expert says, 'Nein'

In Joe Kaiser's pre-draft summation, he suggests staying away from the 37-year-old Mavericks cornerstone after Nowitzki's scoring hit a 15-year low last season. Fantasy draft tips