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SVP's One Big Thing: Steve Sarkisian's departure from USC (1:58)
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3hIan O'Connor

O'Connor: Mets good enough to win it all

The Mets didn't retaliate for Chase Utley's hard slide; they simply went out and won Game 3 to make a case that they're not just good enough to win this series, they're good enough to win it all.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Well, that was fun. With all the offense today it was like watching 1999 baseball again. Remember that 23-7 game between the Red Sox and Indians? So now the spotlight will return to Clayton Kershaw, pitching on three days' rest, just like last season when he lost 3-2 to the Cardinals. He's lost five straight postseason starts. No pressure.

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Sarkisian's priority: Getting himself well

Steve Sarkisian is aware he's been terminated, but right now his top priority is getting himself well, a source close to Sarkisian told SB Nation. USC AD Pat Haden announced the firing today in a statement. Story

Matz is X-factor for the Mets in Game 4 (2:22)

Shaq on current state of the Lakers

"When you mean 'turn it around,' do you mean a championship? Because that's done. That's not happening unless they make a miraculous trade and get four new people. Who do they have on the Lakers? I'm not sure. I'm not joking. Do they even have anyone to trade that somebody would want?" Lakers' new reality


Don Mattingly: Call me maybe?

Game 3 of the NLDS was delayed because the replay phone to the Dodgers clubhouse wasn't operating correctly. Los Angeles eventually lost to the Mets 13-7.

Canucks beat Ducks in shootout (1:07)
Rece: USC can't replicate Pete Carroll magic (1:28)
Feldman talks college football with SVP (4:03)
Mets' bats come alive in Game 3 (1:55)

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Anderson talks about the "two pitches that probably cost us the ballgame."

Granderson recaps big night against Dodgers (2:07)

Mets tally 13 runs to grab lead in NLDS

Curtis Granderson drove in five of the Mets' postseason-record 13 runs as they roughed up the Dodgers 13-7 in Game 3, grabbing a 2-1 series advantage. Box score


Mets lead by six at the stretch

Adrian Gonzalez put a dent in the Mets' lead with a solo homer to left-center, but Bartolo Colon got out of the inning without any added damage and New York's lead is 10-4. Follow live

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5hTed Miller

Pat Haden shouldn't hire next USC coach

The blame for hiring Steve Sarkisian and bringing in a coach who would duplicate Kiffin's midseason firing in his second year falls on Pat Haden.