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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.

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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.

Wild card games set to start postseason drama (1:54)
3hPhil 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)
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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1hJohn 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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14mSharon Katz

Playoff Predictor: Clemson moves into top 4

Clemson's win over Notre Dame moved the Tigers into the top four of this week's Playoff Predictor. Alabama also took a big jump.

5hSheil 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.

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.


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Sean Payton wanted more opportunities for CJ Spiller. He had two touches before this drive; two touches for 17 yards on this series

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. Full story

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Bosh makes long-awaited return

Chris Bosh made his first three shots, scored a team-high 14 points and delivered a between-the-legs bounce pass to Dwyane Wade for a score in his return from blood clots in his lung. 'I've only gained'

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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."


'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.

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Brandon Weeden with the 67-yard long ball, perfectly placed to Brice Butler. Also had Terrance Williams running behind defense, hand raised

Rodgers continues to surprise McCarthy

Despite all their time together, Packers coach Mike McCarthy says Aaron Rodgers still makes throws that impress him every single day.


Lee ruled out with concussion for Dallas

Cowboy LB Sean Lee suffered a concussion in the first half of Sunday night's game against the Saints and was ruled out for the game. Injury history

Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

That looked like a really serious injury for Lance Dunbar. Anytime a player doesn't care what happens to the ball, it's bad

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Bravo, Buffalo. Instead of having cheerleaders welcome the team, the Bills had 50 breast cancer survivors line up on the field before their game against the Giants. #Pinktober

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.


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.