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Rams hang on to give Cardinals first loss

St. Louis surrendered over 400 yards of offense Sunday, but kept the Cardinals out of the end zone until the fourth quarter to win in Arizona.

AP: It's possible to have another 2,000-yard season (0:44)
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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.

Wild card games set to start postseason drama (1:54)
2hPhil Sheridan

Murray: Eagles not giving me the ball enough

After Sunday's 23-20 loss to Washington dropped the Eagles to 1-3, running back DeMarco Murray was asked if he's getting the ball enough, to which he replied, "I don't think I am."

Ichiro takes the mound for Marlins (0:16)
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Keim: Pierre Garcon's toughness leads Redskins to comeback win

A big reason why receiver Pierre Garcon is so valuable was evident on the game-winning drive. He plays with violence and with a hunger that few possess. And when the Redskins needed him most, Garcon came through with two critical catches in the 23-20 victory over Philadelphia.

Panthers TE returns teammate's fumble for a TD (0:30)
Tate lays out for amazing TD grab (0:17)
Highlights: FC Dallas 4-1 Houston Dynamo (1:45)
Vinatieri becomes Colts' all-time leading scorer (0:14)
Fever win Game 1 (0:52)
WATCH: Maradona dances with Pumas (0:40)
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42mJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: Harvick as good as he needs to be

Kevin Harvick and his team have consistently been the best in the Sprint Cup Series all season, and they had to be Sunday to advance to the next round of the Chase. Mission accomplished.

Marshall redeems himself from Not Top 10 moment (0:22)
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Vegas experts: How to bet Dallas-New Orleans

Where does the betting value lie in the Sunday night football game between Dallas and New Orleans? ESPN Chalk experts provide against-the-spread and over/under.

4hSheil Kapadia

Seahawks RB Lynch (hamstring) out for MNF

The Seahawks have ruled Marshawn Lynch out for Monday's game against the Lions with a hamstring injury. Undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls is expected to get the bulk of the carries against Detroit.

5hDan Graziano

Beckham sets 16-game mark for receiving yards

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. set an NFL record for receiving yards in a player's first 16 games, surpassing the mark set by Houston's Bill Groman in the 1960-61 seasons.

Celebrating D-Rose's birthday with slam dunks (0:44)
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Schlabach: Forget what you thought you knew

Yes, TCU posted an impressive rout, as did Baylor. But the Big 12 is more than just a two-team race. And that's not the only narrative that was rewritten on a wild Saturday in college football.


Brees keeping it short and sweet.

Drew Brees is 10-of-10 on passes inside the painted numbers and 5-of-5 on screens. Overall, he's 17-of-20 with 115 yards and 1 touchdown.


Ogletree to undergo ankle surgery

The Rams will be without emerging linebacker Alec Ogletree for extended time, possibly the season, after he suffered a right ankle injury Sunday afternoon that will require surgery. Full story


Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

COWBOYS 10, SAINTS 7 (halftime): For the second straight week the Cowboys have a lead after two quarters. They weren't able to hold it vs. Atlanta. Can they do it vs. New Orleans? If they do, they will have to do it without Sean Lee, who has been ruled out with a concussion. They will need the offense to stay mistake free.

How the Rangers made the playoffs

While celebrating, Cole Hamels, Elvis Andrus and Price Fielder talk about how the Rangers bounced back to make the postseason.


Fever take Game One

Briann January had 19 points and six assists as the Fever stole home-court advantage in the WNBA Finals with a 75-69 victory over the Lynx.


Bowl projections: Shaking up the CFP
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Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy can only agree on one team that they both think will make the College Football Playoff semifinals, Clemson. Check where your team might go

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Rodgers, defense keeps Packers unbeaten

While Aaron Rodgers was pristine yet again on Sunday, it was the Packers defense that constantly harassed Colin Kaepernick, hitting him 7 times and sacking him 6 in the 17-3 win.


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 6 times on the day.

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is undergoing concussion tests in the second quarter. He appeared to get hurt on the Saints’ second drive after a tackle on Mark Ingram run. He missed a series last week with a split lip that required stitches.


AP: Another 2,000-yard season is possible

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson says his body is feeling similar to how it did a few seasons ago, and despite lofty goals on his mind, he just wants to win.


Angels to hire Eppler as GM

Yankees assistant GM Billy Eppler has been hired by the Angels as general manager, according to ESPN's Andrew Marchand and multiple reports. The hire will be announced Monday. The L.A. Times first reported the news.

LBJ on Tristan: Unfortunate 'distraction'

LeBron James on the contract drama between the Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson: "His value to us is extreme as we saw last year ... The last thing you need is a distraction when you are trying to make a championship run and we have that right now."


Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints' Drew Brees looking healthy. He has completed 9 of 12 passes including a 3-yard TD pass to Josh Hill for a 7-3 lead over Cowboys. That TD pass also marked the 5,000th completion of his career (third in NFL history) and 399th TD pass (fifth).

'The ball was a greased pig'

Panthers QB Cam Newton reacts to TE Ed Dickson's crazy touchdown play and explains how they were able to defeat the Buccaneers 37-23 in the rain.


Rangers clinch division title

The Rangers defeat the Angels 9-2 to clinch the American League West title.


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Broncos sacked Teddy Bridgewater 7 times today, most sacks Denver has had in a game since Week 1 of 1996. Broncos have league-high 18 sacks.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"We will get it right." - NaVorro Bowman