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3hRyan McGee

McGee: Ranking the 20 undefeated teams in college football

While the AP voters still aren't giving teams like Florida, Oklahoma and Northwestern the love they truly deserve, Ryan McGee rights that wrong, sizing up the top unblemished squads after Week 5.

Firing Philbin won't solve all Dolphins' problems (1:47)

Nats dismiss manager Williams, coaching staff

The Nationals fired manager Matt Williams and his coaching staff after a season in which the team went from World Series favorite to failing to make the playoffs, GM Mike Rizzo announced.

Skip, Stephen A. disagree on Matthews' comments (1:49)
Campbell says Dolphins have enough to win (0:43)
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3hJohn Clayton

Clayton: The golden age of Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan is now 30, but he could just be entering his prime, with weapons to throw to, a running game to fall back on, and a coaching staff eager to maximize his talent.

Green heats up with a windmill dunk (0:20)
Jaworski: Eagles use of Murray inexcusable (1:30)
Hardy, McClain returning for Cowboys (0:46)
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2hJohn Keim

Trump: NFL's Redskins shouldn't change name

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came out in favor of the Washington Redskins keeping their nickname in an interview with the New York Times.

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2hTristan H. Cockcroft

Fantasy Fallout: Freeman's encore, Gurley's rise

Tristan H. Cockcroft provides historical context to the top fantasy storylines from Week 4, including Devonta Freeman's encore, Todd Gurley's big second half and Cairo Santos' surprising day.


MLB Power Rankings: Final week

Will Cardinals-Blue Jays be this year's World Series matchup? If our final rankings of the season are any indication, that's what you could see come late October.

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7mMike Sando

Sando: Jameis Winston's INT issues alarming?

Jameis Winston's INT troubles have followed him to the pros, and while part of the reason has been simple desperation, Mike Sando says that Winston has work to do.

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2hNeil Paine and Matt Coller

NHL: Is your team projected to win it all?

Kings, Blackhawks, Kings, Blackhawks. That's so last four years. We're all about the here and now, so we turned to Hockey Prospectus to illuminate the new season that starts on Wednesday.

Kobe returns to the court (0:15)
Blake is back, brings down shot clock with dunk (0:39)

#NBArank Nos. 111-120

The #NBArank countdown continues as we cover Nos. 111-120. Which players join new additions Deron Williams and David West on today's list?

1hBrett Okamoto

Report Card: Youth is served at UFC 192

While Daniel Cormier's victory over Alexander Gustafsson certainly lived up to expectations in the main event, the real theme to follow at UFC 192 had to do with MMA's new blood.

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Schoenfield: Ultimate blueprint in October

Congrats, your team is headed to the MLB postseason. But does the style of play that got it there work under the bright lights of October? David Schoenfield examines the formula for playoff success.

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2015 MLB postseason

Keep track of every MLB playoff game and series, from the wild-card round through the World Series.

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Triplett: Brees-to-Spiller TD lifts Saints in OT

Two plays and 13 seconds into overtime Sunday night, Drew Brees and C.J. Spiller hooked up on an 80-yard TD that sparked the Saints to their first win of the season, Mike Triplett writes.


Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Mariota watched college games Saturday. Saw his commercials "too many times." Turns away from Subway and Nissan Heisman House ads while parents and girlfriend "give me a bad time."


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

If the Yankees advance in the wild card, CC Sabathia probably would have started one of the ALDS games. Sabathia, who announced today is going for alcohol dependency treatment, had pitched much better of late. In his last four starts, he had a 2.22 ERA. With Masahiro Tanaka starting the wild card game, the Yankees' rotation for the ALDS if they were to advance would likely be rookie Luis Severino, Michael Pineda, Adam Warren and Tanaka. Nathan Eovaldi is rehabbing his forearm, but, if he comes back, he would only return as a reliever because he is not stretched out.


Zimmermann thanks Nationals fans

SP Jordan Zimmermann, a free agent this offseason, released a statement via his agent today that read, in part: "Although I may no longer wear the curly W on my head or on my chest, Nationals fans always will be in my heart. Thank you again for everything!"

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Stephen A. Smith responds to Kevin Durant

"I sit here today incredibly offended by the personal attack that this man has put against me."


Report: Tannehill feuded with defense

Dissension bubbled over at Dolphins practices in London, according to multiple reports. QB Ryan Tannehill ripped a practice squad player who had just intercepted one of his passes, saying "enjoy your practice squad paychecks," angering the defensive unit and causing a stop in Saturday's walk-through.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Deron Williams has yet to practice during training camp due to a strained calf but significantly increased his activity Monday. "He's on a very good path," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said.

Green nails windmill dunk

Heat guard Gerald Green got a breakaway off a steal and finished the preseason play with a windmill dunk.


Trump: Redskins don't need name change

Donald Trump tells the New York Times he agrees with rival Jeb Bush's support for the Redskins' embattled nickname. "Honestly, I don't think they should change the name, unless the owner wanted to," adding "I know Indians that are extremely proud of that name."

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Saban lashes out to the media
College Football 

"If it was up to you, we're six-feet under already. We're dead and buried and gone! Gone!" said Alabama coach Nick Saban in an emotional outburst about the media's outlook on his team prior to Saturday's win at Georgia. 'Y'all buried us'

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College Football 

An all-time comeback for Texas

The Rangers overcame an eight-game deficit in the AL West in early August to win the division. Only four teams in the last 40 years have come back from a bigger hole in that same time frame (Elias).

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Behold the new Elvis Jabberdog Brownie

The Rangers are playoff bound and have some aggressive food items for the postseason. This is a two-foot long brownie rolled in Rice Krispies crust, dipped in funnel cake batter and fried and costs $26, it is presumably named after SS Elvis Andrus and not Presley, although the singer might have approved.

Delaware North

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Ken Whisenhunt: Titans need to clean things up and finish. Said based on what staff has seen, it feels certain this can be a good team.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton on how Drew Brees felt Monday: I think aside from your normal soreness after a game, I think fine.

High School RB Jukes Entire Defense

You can't tackle what you can't touch, as the entire defense on this play found out to their dismay. Check it out


Matthews: 'You ain't Russell Wilson, bro'

TV cameras on the Fox broadcast picked up sound of Packers linebacker Clay Matthews shouting this to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The Packers sacked Kap six times Sunday. Story

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

New Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell said he doesn't want a team playing on their heels. The Dolphins, he said, will go forward and be aggressive.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

New Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell: "I'm not here just to finish the season out. That's not my plan. We're coming here to win games.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Gregg Popovich isn't sure about the team's second five. But Danny Green said the second unit so far has more chemistry than the starters.

Matthews: Kaepernick 'ain't Russell Wilson'

Michael Smith and Jemele Hill said Clay Matthews' burn on 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's ("You ain't Russell Wilson, bro") was "cold blooded."


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

New Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell said the team needs to be more intense and that carries into games.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

New Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell said "we have enough to win." He said this team is talented but hasn't done enough.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins VP Mike Tannenbaum and new interim head coach Dan Campbell meet with the media. Tannenbaum said the goal is still to win and reach their goals this season.

Gomez: CC Sabathia news is a surprise

On the Yankees pitcher checking himself into an alcohol rehabilitation center Pedro Gomez said, "I don't know that any of us saw this coming." Tim Kurkjian adds: "Taking care of this is way more important than a postseason game."


Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive end Derek Wolfe officially returns to Broncos today after four-gave suspension for violating league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Coach Gary Kubiak said last night team gets three-day roster exemption before the team has to make a move and be at 53 players for Sunday's game in Oakland.