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Trick play puts Huskies up on Trojans (1:23)
Eichel scores first professional goal in loss (0:54)
South Carolina State confuses team for TD (1:00)
3hRamona Shelburne

Barnes: I went to ex-wife's to check on my sons

Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes said Thursday he went to his ex-wife's home to check on his 6-year old twin sons, and not to confront New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher.

Stephen A. goes off on Skip about Kobe (3:42)
Man nutmegs Man City academy (2:21)
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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.

Mickelson chips in amazing shot (0:11)
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13hAaron 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)


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WHAT A PLAY!! Hasselbeck finds T.Y. Hilton down the sideline for a 43-yard completion to seal the game for Indianapolis.

Huskies try to jump over Trojans for upset
College Football 

Brayden Lenius lept over a Trojans player to complete this 21-yard pass from Jake Browning in the third as Washington holds a narrow 10-6 lead over USC through three quarters on ESPN.

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Houston Astros @astros

And Perez gets Hosmer to pop out to Valbuena in foul territory. That was huge! #Astros take a 5-2 lead to the 9th inning in KC.

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INTERCEPTION! Hoyer gets clobbered right as he launches a pass downfield. Colts ball, up 7, under 2 minutes left.

Whoops! Astros won AL wild-card game

But apparently someone assumed the Yankees would be playing in Game 1 of the ALDS vs. the Royals.

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Ward runs for another TD
College Football 

Greg Ward Jr. now has 11 rushing touchdowns this season, tied with Leonard Fournette for the FBS lead. Ward had 8 rushing TDs in the previous 2 seasons combined. Houston leads SMU 49-21 in the fourth on ESPN2.

College Football 

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Colby Rasmus is warming to October. He's one of 5 players to record an extra base hit in each of his first 5 postseason games. Nelson Cruz was the last to do it, in 2010.

Trick play puts Huskies up on Trojans
College Football 

After a fumble recovery, Jake Browning threw a lateral to Marvin Hall on a bubble screen, who instead tossed it downfield to Joshua Perkins for a 27-yard TD that put Washington up 10-6 over USC on ESPN.

College Football 

Colby Rasmus hits second postseason HR

The Astros LF went deep in the wild-card game, and he just gave his team insurance with a solo shot to build Houston's lead to 5-2 over Kansas City in the eighth. Rasmus is the first Astro to homer in his team's first two games of a single postseason. Follow live

South Carolina St. confuses team for TD
College Football 

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

College Football 

To beat LeBron, don't wear his shoes

King James says he finds a mental advantage over his opponents who wear his LeBron shoes, something he first saw Michael Jordan do. Inspired by MJ

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Adrian Beltre is day-to-day

The Rangers 3B left Thursday's ALDS Game 1 win over the Blue Jays after straining his back. Said GM Jon Daniels: "We haven't ruled him out of tomorrow's game. It doesn't appear to be a more than a back strain. He's still pretty sore."


Matthew Berry's Love/Hate Week 5

Eli Manning has been on a hot streak, tossing 7 TDs in his last 3 games. And with the 49ers coming to town, Berry believes it's a recipe for a handful of big plays vs. a team that has allowed the most 20-plus-yard plays this year. Love/Hate Week 5

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Jack Eichel scores first pro goal in loss

The 2015 No. 2 overall pick tallied his first career goal as an NHL player, but it wasn't enough as the Sabres fell to the Senators 3-1.


Houston takes a 2-touchdown lead
College Football 

Greg Ward Jr. ran for a 10-yard TD, his second straight game with 3 rushing TDs. The Cougars lead the Mustangs 35-21 in the third on ESPN2.

College Football 

Trojans lead 6-3 at the half

Cody Kessler led the USC offense 81 yards in 4:34, but the Huskies managed to hold the Trojans to a field goal to end the half. It's the first time since Week 9 of 2011 that USC has not scored a TD in the first half (Oct. 29 vs. Stanford). Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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."


Colts dominate Thursday night football

The Colts have won 10 straight Thursday games (including Thanksgiving games), the longest such winning streak in the NFL. The Colts last loss on Thursday night was the 2004 season opener against the Patriots. They lead the Texans 13-10 at halftime. Follow live

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