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Rangers top Jays in 14 innings, take 2-0 series lead

Texas won an ALDS marathon with Toronto to head home up two games to none and put the Blue Jays on the brink of elimination.

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4hDoug Padilla

Royals' new rallying cry: Heeeere's Johnny!

Johnny Cueto gets a chance to pump life back into team and town, which is exactly why he is pitching for the Kansas City Royals in the first place.


McClendon fired after 2 seasons with Mariners

The Seattle Mariners have fired manager Lloyd McClendon after two seasons, with new general manager Jerry Dipoto choosing to bring in his own field boss to take over Seattle's operations.

Keegan-Michael Key's perfect James Franklin imitation (2:12)
2hMike Rodak

Bills' McCoy says he has Grade 2 hamstring pull

Bills RB LeSean McCoy elaborated Friday on his ongoing hamstring injury, telling reporters he has a Grade 2 pull, which the team told him is typically a three- to four-week injury.

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Kurkjian: Five questions for Cubs-Cardinals

The Cardinals won 100 games, while the Cubs look like MLB's hottest team. The rivals meet for the first time in the playoffs, as postseason vets Jon Lester and John Lackey face off in Game 1 of the NLDS. Who has the edge?

SVP's One Big Thing: Soccer's relevance in the United States (2:08)
Highlights: Spain 4-0 Luxembourg (1:39)
5hCalvin Watkins

Howard says he had torn MCL in playoffs

Dwight Howard appeared Thursday on SportsRadio 610 and said he played through a torn MCL and meniscus during last season's Western Conference finals.

Mickelson redeems his team with an eagle (0:18)
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6hMike Sando

Sando: Ranking the NFL's best kickers

Kickers are under more scrutiny than ever, so Mike Sando looked at who is doing the best job over the past few seasons and also picked out the top kicker in the game today.

McBride's MLS playoff predictions (2:14)
His & Hers: Justice for Thabo Sefolosha (2:14)
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7hPeter Keating

Keating: Buying a sports team? Stay away from the NFL

In ESPN The Magazine's Owners Issue, Peter Keating writes that, while NFL might still rule all, if you were to buy into a league today based on growth potential, the NBA is the game to join.

6hArash Markazi

In Tommy Lasorda's office, the walls do talk

Each of the photos and mementos that crowd Tommy Lasorda's Dodger Stadium office -- "It's like a museum," he says -- tells a tale about his fascinating baseball life, Arash Markazi writes.

Behind the scenes with the USA Eagles (3:56)


T.O.: I could play in the NFL right now

Former NFL WR Terrell Owens on Russillo & Kanell: "I outplayed the No. 1 receiver on two teams I went over to play for."


Rangers take 2-0 lead back to Texas

It took 14 innings, but the Rangers will head home up 2 games against the Blue Jays in the ALDS. Rougned Odor scored the go-ahead run on a Hanser Alberto RBI single. Box score


Key from 'Key & Peele' is James Franklin
College Football 

Keegan-Michael Key from the TV show "Key & Peele" hijacked a team meeting with his best impression of the Penn State coach -- and the team absolutely lost it.

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Rangers come through in the 14th

Rougned Odor and Chris Gimenez came around to score for Texas and broke the 4-4 tie. The Blue Jays will bat in the bottom of the 14th, behind 2 runs, looking to avoid going down 2-0 in the ALDS. Follow live


Baseball Tonight @BBTN

Hanser Alberto puts the @Rangers in front! Adrian Beltre's replacement singles in Rougned Odor in the 14th to put Texas up, 5-4.

Jays, Rangers benches clear in 13th

Rangers P Keone Kela and Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson got into a heated argument after Donaldson hit a foul ball in the 13th, leading to both benches emptying. Donaldson eventually struck out, and the game is now in the 14th.


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99 years ago today, Red Sox & Dodgers played a 14-inning World Series game. Winning pitcher: Babe Ruth who threw 14 innings.

Houston Astros @astros

Correa stayed in the game and ended up striking out for the second out of the 5th. Rasmus now at the plate. #Astros lead 4-2.

Edwin Encarnacion almost puts game away

After a walk to Jose Bautista, Encarnación hit a fly to deep center and was really close to a walk-off homer in the 13th, but Delino DeShields made the grab at the warning track. The Rangers and Blue Jays are even at 4 going to the 14th. Texas has a 1-0 lead in the ALDS. Follow live

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Back, back, back, back... Caught. That. Was. Close. Edwin Encarnacion flies out to the wall and we're going to the 14th.

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Benches empty after Josh Donaldson hits long foul off Rangers reliever Keone Kela, but no punches thrown. Donaldson strikes out.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Despite the fact that catcher Yadier Molina hasn't played since tearing a ligament in his left thumb on Sept. 20, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that the decision to start Molina in today's NLDS opener was really no decision at all.


Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Now in the 13th inning and after four-plus hours, if this game lasts much longer, perhaps Beltre's back will have time to fully heal and he can pinch-hit.

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

There have been three AL division series games that have gone 13 innings or more. Last was 2012, Game 4, Orioles 2, Yankees 1 in 13.

Another Colby jack for the Astros

Another postseason game, another home run for Astros LF Colby Rasmus. His third HR of the postseason -- including the AL wild-card game -- has the Astros up 4-1 in the third. Follow live

To beat LeBron, don't wear his shoes

King James says he finds a mental advantage over his opponents who wear his LeBron shoes, something he first saw Michael Jordan do. Inspired by MJ

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