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Watch live: Astros lead on Rasmus' home run

Tune in for the AL wild-card game between the Astros and Yankees (live on ESPN and WatchESPN).

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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!

4hAdam Rubin

Harvey misses mandatory workout prior to 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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NFL landscape taking shape for 2015

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.

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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.

Curry's confidence is at 1,000 percent (0:41)
Sport Science: Correa's hitting mechanics (1:53)
Daily fantasy sites find themselves in controversy (1:32)
Arrieta confident in game plan (0:56)
Jeff Daniels on being a Lions fan: 'You feel cursed' (1:39)
Between-the-legs, behind-the-back dunk (0:37)
Carter on Sabathia: Every day will be a fight (3:25)
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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10hRyan 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)
Rewind: Michael Jordan announces (first) retirement (0:51)

#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.

High expectations for deep Heat (2:35)
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8hPaul 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.


wnba @wnba

Briann January picking up where she left off. The tenacious point guard has 11pts and 4asts as the Indiana Fever? head into the half onto of the Minnesota Lynx? 41-39.

Nothing but dunks

6-foot-1 professional dunker Jordan Kilganon shows off some of his best dunks, including between-the-legs, behind-the-back jam


Meet Shareef O'Neal and his hops

Shaquille O'Neal's 6-foot-8 teenage son has some pretty impressive dunks. Check out the mini Shaq-attack.


Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka escaped from a tight spot in the second inning-- bases loaded with two out -- and allowed just one run. But his pitch count is already at 39, so don't be surprised to see action in the Yankees bullpen soon. Adam Warren and Bryan Mitchell are Joe Girardi's long men tonight.

Colby Rasmus smashes HR to right field

The Astros LF drilled a home run to put his team up 1-0 in the top of the second vs. the Yankees in the AL wild-card game on ESPN. Houston missed a chance to score more, though, as Jose Altuve grounded out with the bases loaded to end the inning.


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.


Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

Astros GM Jeff Luhnow drafted Colby Rasmus when he was scouting director with the St. Louis Cardinals and knew how to get him to reach his potential which is why he signed him as a free agent..25 regular season HR's btw none bigger than that one

Rasmus goes deep on first pitch of 2nd

Astros LF Colby Rasmus took Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka deep off the first pitch he saw in the second to give the Astros a 1-0 lead in the AL wild-card game. It was Rasmus' first career postseason HR. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Ultimate Frisbee player flies to make catch

Brian Schoenrock of the Drag'n Thrust Ultimate Frisbee team makes a humongous leaping grab over a defender.


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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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka looked very sharp in a 1-2-3 first inning against the Astros. Tanaka struck out his first two batters. The crowd is really into it. They definitely were the loudest they have been all year.

Chase Herbstreit's upset pick of the week
College Football 

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit may have to ask his son for picks advice on Saturdays from now on if he keeps getting them right.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Tanaka with a 7-pitch at-bat vs. Altuve. Pitch count not a big deal, though, because Girardi could go to his Big 3 relievers in 5th or 6th.

Watch: AL wild-card game

The Astros' Cy Young candidate Dallas Keuchel goes against the Yankees' $155M man, Masahiro Tanaka. It's New York's first playoff game since 2012, and Houston's first since 2005. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Blazers building around Lillard

ESPN's Darren Haynes and Kevin Pelton examine how PG Damian Lillard will benefit from the Blazers' offseason additions and if Portland will make the playoffs.


WNBA Finals – Game 2: Fever at Lynx

Lynx star Maya Moore is having a remarkable postseason. Her 27.7 PPG are the most of any player during these playoffs and would be the fourth-most in a single postseason in league history. Live at on ESPN2 & WatchESPN

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Astros starter: Dallas Keuchel

  • 20-8 record, 2.48 ERA
  • Home record: 15-0; road record: 5-8
  • AL starter ranks: 1st in wins (20), 1st in innings (232), 2nd in ERA (2.48)
  • vs. NYY this season: 16 IP, 0 runs, 21 K's