Fantasy football: Berry's Love/Hate for Week 5

Matthew Berry dishes out his player advice for Week 5 lineup-setting, and laments the existence of the fantasy snob.

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9hDoug 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.

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Wells: Hasselbeck up to 'old' tricks in Colts' win

Yes, Matt Hasselbeck is 40. But Andrew Luck's replacement threw a pair of touchdowns to Andre Johnson in Houston on Thursday night to guide the Colts to their 16th straight AFC South victory.

Texans end half on Hail Mary TD (0:23)
Eichel: 'I was a little bit nervous' (2:16)
Huskies knock off No. 17 Trojans (1:01)
SVP's One Big Thing: Soccer's relevance in the United States (2:08)
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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.

South Carolina State confuses team for TD (1:00)
Stephen A. goes off on Skip about Kobe (3:42)
Man nutmegs Man City academy (2:21)
17hArash 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.

1hBaxter Holmes

Kobe: Don't need to defend 'silly' ranking

Kobe Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and the third all-time leading scorer in NBA history, said he doesn't need to defend his No. 93 ranking in ESPN's #NBArank project.

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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.

Mickelson chips in amazing shot (0:11)
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1dAaron Schatz

Schatz: Defense could put Pack over the top

Green Bay's defense ranks third in points allowed per game, but is the Clay Matthews-led unit built for the long haul? Aaron Schatz takes a look at the numbers.

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Man Child: How Aaron Donald became the NFL's best D-tackle

A baby-faced He-Man, Aaron Donald has quickly developed into the NFL's most dominating defensive lineman not named J.J. Watt, though some already have him on par with the Houston giant.

McBride's MLS playoff predictions (2:14)
X Games Aspen 2016 music announcement (1:00)
Tolkin: There will be professional rugby in America (0:51)


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Just before Bengals practice Friday, QB Andy Dalton plays catch with a kid who is part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In the foreground is former Cowboys QB and broadcaster Troy Aikman.

Kurkjian: Great pitching trumps home field

Home teams are 0-4 and haven't led at any point in the postseason. Tim Kurkjian believes home-field advantage means nothing if you are facing a great starter.


Final day of Rugby World Cup group stage

Today's New Zealand-Tonga match at 3 p.m. ET will feature the entertaining cultural phenomenon of two South Pacific Island war dances facing off. Haka vs. Sipi Tau

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Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

After Dwight Howard injured the knee, he used a heavy brace to stabilize it and played Game 2 of WCF with no apparent serious issues.

Howard played hurt in playoffs

Dwight Howard told SportsRadio 610 that he played through a torn MCL and meniscus during the Western Conference Finals vs. the Warriors. He averaged 14.4 PPG and 14.4 RPG while playing 38 minutes per game in the series.

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Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Adrian Beltre is not in the Game 2 lineup: but Jeff Banister does not rule him out as pinch-hitter (but don't count on that). "The only update I have is that he's still sore. Obviously, there's still some spasms but our hope is he continues to get better. He's getting worked on. I'm never going to count Adrian out of anything. The toughest guy I've ever been around."

ICYMI: South Carolina St. fake out for TD
College Football 

South Carolina State faked the direction of the punt return on Bethune-Cookman, and while his teammate got laid out, Antonio Hamilton took off 82 yards for a TD.

College Football 

NBArank 71-80: Barnes checks in

Warriors F Harrison Barnes, fresh off an NBA championship, improved his rank by more than 40 spots from last year. A new player is being unveiled every hour. NBArank 71-80

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H.S. coaches backing Charlie Strong

After a 1-4 start, the Texas coach is seeing people call for his job. But the state's high school coaches have a lot of pull and they feel he should get more time to make his mark with the Texas program. How come (Insider)

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ICYMI: Husky jumps over Trojan for catch
College Football 

Brayden Lenius leapt over a Trojan defender to complete this 21-yard pass from Jake Browning in the third to keep a drive alive as Washington upset No. 17 USC.

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Galloway: 'Florida is scary'
College Football 

ESPN's Joey Galloway says the Gators look good right now. "I wouldn't pick any other team in the SEC to beat Florida."

College Football 

Sefolosha found not guilty on charges

The Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha has been acquitted on misdemeanor charges stemming from an April incident at a New York City nightclub, where Sefolosha suffered a broken leg and was charged with obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Story

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Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson taking BP here this morning

Arian Foster takes it out on the cooler

The Texans RB was yet another athlete to take out his frustrations on a Gatorade container when he threw it to the ground before heading to the locker room to undergo concussion protocol.


NFL Nation survey: Peers pick Gostkowski

24 NFL kickers were asked which active kicker is the best. The Patriots kicker got top billing. Survey says

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FIFA members pushing to postpone election

FIFA's executive committee is being urged to discuss postponing the presidential election at an emergency meeting following the crisis that has struck the world governing body, per multiple reports. The calls come after Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were both provisionally banned for 90 days by FIFA's ethics committee. Story

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Blatter appeals 90-day provisional ban

Sepp Blatter was relieved of his duties as FIFA president Thursday after the Ethics Committee's decision but he has lodged an immediate appeal.


Cowboys must get running game in sync

Dallas won 12 games and the division last season thanks to a dominant running game -- but 2015 has been a different story. What happened?

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Kobe: I don't need to defend No. 93 ranking

Pressed on what he thought of his spot in ESPN's NBARank project, Kobe Bryant said, "Please don't ask me about silly stuff like that." How NBARank is compiled

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NFL rookies ready to take a leap

Everyone knows what Todd Gurley can do, but Field Yates says look out Philly's Nelson Agholor too. "The entire offense has yet to find a rhythm, but when it does, Agholor's numbers will balloon.” Breakout candidates (Insider)

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ICYMI: Huskies trick play vs. Trojans
College Football 

Washington coach Chris Petersen was known for his trick plays while at Boise State and he struck again here in Washington's 17-12 upset over USC Thursday.

College Football 

Man vs. tarp ends with plastic on top

A Royals grounds crew member tripped during the rain delay -- and the tarp showed no mercy in running him over.