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45mElizabeth Merrill

How do you miss someone you never knew?

Chargers RB Rodney Culver died in a plane crash before his two daughters were old enough to know him. Nineteen years later, they're discovering who he was from the teammates he left behind.

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Fantasy Rankings: Gurley on the rise

An eye-opening performance against the Cardinals' defense in Week 4 has Rams rookie Todd Gurley moving up our RB rankings in Week 5.

Rousey: 'I am motivated like I am blonde' (1:28)
11mNick Wagoner

Rams WR says NFL fined him for post-TD 'nap'

Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey apparently took a costly nap after a third-quarter touchdown against Arizona last week as he says he was fined for the celebration.

Hardy must temper expectation in Cowboys' debut (1:10)
Can the USA shock South Africa (2:08)
Trevor Booker punches Roy Hibbert (0:21)

#NBArank Nos. 91-100

The #NBArank countdown delves into the top 100 as we cover Nos. 91-100. Which players join Roy Hibbert and Luol Deng on today's list?

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Kurkjian: Five NL wild-card questions

The NL wild-card game features an intriguing matchup: leading Cy Young Award candidate Jake Arrieta vs. the forgotten man, Gerrit Cole.

Kirk Herbstreit's Gameplan Breakdown (3:05)
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MLB Vegas Experts

Experts: How to bet Cubs-Pirates

ESPN Chalk's Vegas experts give their best bets for the NL wild-card game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates.

How long will Ronda Rousey's next fight last? (1:02)
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Edes: Astros silence Yanks in AL wild-card game

Six shutout innings by Dallas Keuchel and home runs by Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez set the tone Tuesday night as Houston ended the Yankees' season by winning the AL wild-card game.

Father time catching up with Vince Carter (0:20)
Sage Kotsenburg's "The Other Side": Episode 1 (3:26)
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9hMechelle Voepel

Fowles fuels Minnesota in Game 2 victory in WNBA Finals

Lynx center Sylvia Fowles ushered in her 30s in style, scoring 21 points on her 30th birthday and giving Minnesota exactly what it needed to beat Indiana and level the WNBA Finals at 1-1.

Which NHL team will be better than everyone thinks? (1:05)
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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!

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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.

Dunks from mini-Shaq attack (0:30)
Curry's confidence is at 1,000 percent (0:41)
Sport Science: Correa's hitting mechanics (1:53)
Jeff Daniels on being a Lions fan: 'You feel cursed' (1:39)


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.

College Football 

Marchand: Yankees had a good season

Despite losing the AL wild-card game, Andrew Marchand said N.Y.'s season was OK: "It's a pretty good season because this Yankees team was expected to be in the bottom half of the AL East. Instead, they nearly won the division."


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

By the way, the podium that was for former head coach Joe Philbin is too small and too short for new interim head coach Dan Campbell, who has to crouch down to get through his press conference.

US-Mexican soccer oral history

In three days, the latest installment of North America's premier soccer rivalry kicks off with a meaningful match that has both sides on edge. How did we get here? The players explain rivalry

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These teams have their priorities in order

Some players on these "Mighty Mites" teams stopped what they were doing to dance when "Watch Me Whip" came on -- while the rest of their teammates continued to play. Watch them 'Whip'

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Kevin Love ready for increased role

He's hopeful about his second year in Cleveland. "I expect, at least from a comfort level, things to be different this year." Not a 3rd wheel

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy on Aaron Rodgers’ zero interceptions this year: “It's always been a focus, and he's doing the best job he's done.”

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill said he got upset in practice and said some things but did not say anything about a paycheck.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill confirmed he said something about a "scout team and trophy." He talked to those players later and cleared the air, Tannehill said.

How to bet the NL wild-card game

Writes Andrew Lange: "As good as [Gerrit] Cole has been, [Jake] Arrieta has been better. ... It's important to look at this game through the lens of a one-game scenario but make no mistake, Arrieta is well deserving of being the road chalk." Chalk picks (Insider)

Pitching could rule in NL wild-card game

Jake Arrieta was 3-1 with an 0.75 ERA in five starts against the Pirates this season. Gerrit Cole was 2-1 with a 2.13 ERA in four starts against the Cubs, striking out 32 and walking four. What's gonna give? Wild card stats to know

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ICYMI: Trevor Booker punches Roy Hibbert

Jazz forward Trevor Booker was ejected in the third quarter of Tuesday night's preseason game in Hawaii after hitting Roy Hibbert in the face.


Rousey thinking about career length

Ronda Rousey told Mike & Mike that the mental aspect of fighting will determine how long she'll continue to fight. In the short term, she's hosting SportsCenter tonight at 6 p.m. ET.


Royals believe in the pen without Holland

Last October, the Royals knew leads were safe in the hands of their lockdown bullpen. Can Kansas City's relievers slam the door again despite the loss of closer Greg Holland? Still gritty and scrappy

Week 5 fantasy football rankings: QBs

Our experts still think Drew Brees is elite for his game with the Eagles Sunday. Quarterback rankings

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady talks about how he will spend some extra time before Sunday's game getting acclimated to AT&T Stadium in Dallas, where he has never played.

Khris Middleton jams on Jimmy Butler

Middleton poked a pass for the steal and took it all the way to the hole for a poster slam over Jimmy Butler in their preseason matchup.


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson is going through individual drills for the first time since hurting his hamstring in the season opener. Tight end Jordan Resd is not practicing. He suffered a concussion against the Eagles.


South Carolina-LSU game moved

In light of the flooding in the Columbia, South Carolina, Saturday's game against LSU will take place in Baton Rouge. Said South Carolina president Harris Pastides, “Yesterday, we made the extremely difficult decision to cancel classes for the week due to the stress 34,000 students would place on the region’s recovering infrastructure, there is no doubt 85,000 fans would exact the same toll."

This Is SportsCenter: Matt Harvey

When the Dark Knight eats ice cream, it's go big or go home.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Johnson said he didn't know the batted ball rule, but saw the ball going out of the end zone. If he had to do play over, he would do the same thing.

USA facing tall task at Rugby World Cup

South Africa can clinch Group B with a win. A win for the USA would be a shock to say the least. The odds of a U.S. win are 35-to-1. Follow live

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David Ross, the Cubs' difference-maker?

How did a 38-year-old backup catcher who hit .190 the past 3 seasons become the clubhouse leader? Why does manager Joe Maddon refer to Ross as someone who "brings out courage and strength in other people" and is an irreplaceable piece of these Cubs? Intangibles