23mMark Schlabach

From The Mag: That time Herschel Walker trucked Bill Bates

Thirty-five years ago, Georgia running back Herschel Walker ran over Tennessee's Bill Bates, scoring his first touchdown and storming into college football lore.

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14mJames Walker

Dolphins continue purge, fire D-coordinator Coyle

The Miami Dolphins fired defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle on Thursday after four seasons with the team and promoted defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo to take his place.

Stephen A. goes off on Skip about Kobe (3:42)
Sean Rodriguez punches Gatorade cooler like a madman (0:08)
Man nutmegs Man City academy (2:21)
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White has 'good' talk with Falcons coach on role

Roddy White, who was away from the team Wednesday as his mother underwent surgery, rejoined his teammates Thursday and had a cordial conversation with Falcons coach Dan Quinn about his role.

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Mickelson chips in amazing shot (0:11)
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4hAaron 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.

Young Cavs fans join LeBron for a selfie (0:12)
McBride's MLS playoff predictions (2:14)
What you need to know for Week 5 (1:06)
Jefferson throws the hammer down (0:31)
Rose: There aren't 92 players better than Kobe (3:46)
SVP: Best thing I saw today (0:55)
Tolkin: There will be professional rugby in America (0:51)


ICYMI: Ronda's action-packed day in Bristol

Ronda Rousey spent the day at ESPN, but you need only 45 seconds to see the highlights.


Ronaldo, Portugal close in on Euros

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal need a win or a draw against Denmark to secure their place in Euro 2016. Ronaldo has five goals in five matches. Live on WatchESPN

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How to slow down Aaron Rodgers

Herm Edwards' advice to the Rams: Keep Rodgers off the field as long as possible. And when he's not on the sideline, make sure to keep him in the pocket.


Flacco reads classic book to kids

There's no doubt about it, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" is an elite children's book. Here to read it to Baltimore City elementary school students... is Ravens QB Joe Flacco. Watch it


Maryland says Edsall will coach vs. OSU

With rumors swirling about Randy Edsall's job status, Maryland announced he will be on the sideline when the Terrapins take on the top-ranked Buckeyes. Edsall, who is 22-33 during his tenure with Maryland, is likely to be fired following Saturday's game as the Terps enter a bye week, according to a report by InsideMDSports.

Germany can clinch Euros spot vs. Ireland

The reigning World Cup champion can qualify for Euro 2016 with a draw. Ireland is unbeaten at home during qualifying and needs a win OR a Poland draw to stay alive for one of the top 2 places in the group. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Victor Cruz says he can feel a difference already from PRP to calf. He has to wait 10 days after PRP before he can even talk to doctors about what he can do next. But he he's convinced he will play this season and play at a high level again.

Five questions for Cubs-Cardinals NLDS

Tim Kurkjian says the health of St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina will loom large over who wins the series. Four other questions

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Stephen A. shocked by Chip Kelly's comments

Chip Kelly said he has to do a better job play calling. Stephen A. Smith thinks it shows that he's not always robotic. Skip Bayless thinks it comes off as desperate.


Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Civic pride is running high in KC as the famed J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain has been turned into something resembling a melted Slurpee. The Royals begin their run for a second-consecutive World Series appearance tonight at home against the Astros.

Thursday's MLB Postseason schedule

  • Rangers at Blue Jays (Yovani Gallardo vs. David Price): 3:37 p.m. ET
  • Astros at Royals (Collin McHugh vs. Yordano Ventura), 7:37 p.m. ET
Postseason coverage, schedules

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins have fired defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle Thursday, a league source confirmed.

Rose: There aren't 92 players better than Kobe

Jalen Rose had an up-close view of Kobe Bryant's greatness when the Lakers' star scored 81 against the Raptors. That's part of the reason Rose disagrees with Kobe at No. 93 on NBArank.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Something you don't often see in regular season: Two Ravens -- backup safety Anthony Levine and practice squad player Charles James -- got into a little skirmish on punt coverage during media viewing portion of Thursday's practice.

Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Rangers manager Jeff Banister says Martin Perez will start Game 3. "We like how he pitches. That's the short answer but it's about his body of work and how he's thrown lately and that he's primarily a ground ball guy. Plus it gives us another couple veteran arms available in the bullpen early on." Perez is 1-1 with 2.25 ERA past four starts.

What's at stake for U.S. and Mexico?

A lot for Mexico's golden generation and U.S. managerJurgen Klinsmann. Taylor Twellman says the match at the Rose Bowl could be the biggest in CONCACAF history.


Who does Matthew Berry love in Week 5?

Berry runs through the QB, WR, TE and RB you need to be starting this weekend.


Cubs fan: 'This is our year'

Back to the Future II had the Cubs winning the 2015 World Series and some Chicago fans are thinking this is the year to win their first title since 1908. One fan said "[If] they win this year, I'm going to heaven."


ICYMI: LeBron loves the kids ... and selfies

A school of kids got a king-sized surprise during the Cavs-Hawks preseason game when LeBron James took their phone and snapped a selfie.


Vols: No inappropriate conduct by Jones

Tennesee Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek addressed rumors that football coach Butch Jones fought and punched OL Mack Crowder during a fall practice, saying in a statement obtained by Joe Schad there was no inappropriate conduct: "There's been a lot of rumor and misinformation ... It's not our practice to respond to rumors, but I thought it was important to let you know that we've done our due diligence."

Rousey teaches SportsCenter a lesson

Poor Tim Kurkjian. Who would want to be the target of a straight armbar demonstration from Ronda Rousey and Lindsay Czarniak?


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan wearing a Sabres jersey to Thursday's practice. Sabres holding their home opener tonight. Rex will be there.

Week 6 college football best bets

Phil Steele is 28-21-1 against the spread this season and thinks LSU will be ready to show up with Steve Spurrier coming to town Saturday. More picks (Insider)

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