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3hIvan Maisel

The exceptional promise of Leonard Fournette

The LSU running back is the best kind of different, like LeBron James, Jordan Spieth and Bryce Harper, fulfilling outsized expectations.

1mAdam Rubin

Harvey skips mandatory workout ahead of 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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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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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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18mMike Rodak

Bills say 'prima donna' Beckham threw punches

Several Buffalo Bills players accused star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. of throwing punches after plays late in the New York Giants' 24-10 win in Buffalo.

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.

Curry's confidence is at 1,000 percent (0:41)
Carlos Gomez expects to play wild-card game (0:51)

Kurkjian: Five AL wild-card questions

Two teams that most thought had little (Yankees) or no (Astros) chance to make the playoffs when the season began meet Tuesday night in the Bronx. Time to break down the AL wild-card game.

Arrieta confident in game plan (0:56)
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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4hRyan McGee

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.

Skip never loved Tannehill (1:45)

#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.

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2hPaul Grant

NHL ABCs - 26 lines about 30 teams

To help you get up to speed on what's new before the first faceoff, we've got the ABCs of the biggest storylines you need to know about this season.


DraftKings: No unfair advantage for prizewinner

DraftKings and FanDuel continued to defend their integrity after the disclosure that a DraftKings employee won $350,000 with information used in a way that some have likened to insider trading.

Torres suspended 41 games for hit on Silfverberg (1:34)


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.


Keuchel the key for Astros

Dallas Keuchel has dominated the Yankees this season but his results on the road have suffered compared to his home numbers. Wild card numbers to know

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What in the world is an illegal bat?

What happened last night in the Seahawks-Lions game? What's the controversy? Who ever heard of an "illegal bat"? And what SHOULD have happened? You've got questions, we've got answers. FAQ

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How the Stars (and Stripes) saved Seattle

Grantland's Bill Barnwell writes that the officials gifting Seattle possession at the end of Monday's game is only a tiny bit less significant than it was for the Patriots to get Tom Brady back for the first four games of 2015. Kinda a big deal

Father time can wait for Raiders

Charles Woodson and Sebastion Janikowski may be at the end of their long careers, but they're not done being impact players in Oakland just yet.


Is Alabama the favorite again in the SEC?
College Football 

ESPN's Danny Kanell and Paul Finebaum both say Alabama is back as a slight favorite in the SEC, but expect the likes of Texas A&M and Florida to challenge the Tide.

College Football 

Cox: Young, vibrant Klopp a great hire

ESPN FC's Michael Cox writes that Jurgen Klopp is the best imaginable hire for Liverpool and doesn't put too much stock in his struggles last season. Best possible hire

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A World Series prediction sure to go wrong

Jayson Stark doesn't have the best track record when it comes to predicting World Series winners. But this year has to be different. Doesn't it? Sorry, Toronto

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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.


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Here is Matt Harvey saying "I screwed up" for missing mandatory workout. Did not state reason or take questions.


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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Is Oklahoma good enough to make playoff?
College Football 

With the high-octane offense Oklahoma boasts, they can keep up with anyone in the country, but will it be enough to make the College Football Playoff?

College Football 

Matich: Jack making right move going pro
College Football 

ESPN's Trevor Matich agrees with UCLA LB Myles Jack's decision to declare for the NFL Draft after he will miss the season with a knee injury.

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Baseball Tonight @BBTN

"There's no excuse, I screwed up. I showed up a little late. I apologized to my teammates." -Mets Matt Harvey on missing manadatory workout

Grantland: Clippers on the edge of glory

Zach Lowe writes the Clippers have had three cracks at an NBA title with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan in their primes. This fourth try could be their last. Time to make the leap

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Swinney: Watson is our heart and soul
College Football 

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says QB Deshaun Watson is the key to Clemson's success going forward. "I can't say enough good things about him."

College Football 

Becht: Not on the Gators bandwagon
College Football 

ESPN's Anthony Becht isn't sold on Florida being a national title contender, but does believe they are good to win the SEC East.

College Football 

Caldwell: 'We're not going to cry about it'

Lions coach Jim Caldwell on the ref's missed call after Seahawks LB K.J. Wright's batted ball was incorrectly ruled a touchback and possession for Seattle: "I mean what can you do? You know what I mean? We're not going to cry about it."


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.”


Burke: Bad call was dramatic in many ways

It wasn’t the Fail Mary, but in terms of blown calls, it’s hard to shift a game result more than what happened last night, writes Brian Burke. Dramatic win probability shift

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Harvey skips pre-NLDS mandatory workout

Mets ace Matt Harvey missed a mandatory team workout Tuesday at Citi Field, GM Sandy Alderson said. Harvey's absence was not excused. "Until we find out a little more about his absence, I prefer not to comment," Alderson said. Story

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Bennett: Chancellor needs to get paid

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett videobombed teammate Kam Chancellor's interview by yelling "Pay him!"


Fairy tale win for Romania

A Romanian player celebrates a 17-15 win over Canada at the Rugby World Cup after his team trailed 15-0. Dramatic finish