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Watch live: Rasmus, Gomez HRs power Astros

Tune in for the AL wild-card game between the Astros and Yankees (live on ESPN and WatchESPN).

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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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Harvey misses mandatory workout prior to NLDS

New York Mets ace Matt Harvey missed a mandatory team workout Tuesday at Citi Field. The scheduled Game 3 starter later addressed the media, saying, "Unfortunately, today I screwed up."

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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.

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Why each undefeated team is a Super Bowl contender

NFL Nation reporters take a closer look at the six unbeaten teams across the league and examine reasons to be excited and reasons to be concerned about their potential Super Bowl runs.

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Power Rankings: Matty Nice on the rise

There's a lot of noise and confusion after three races in the race to the Sprint Cup championship. Ryan McGee says forget all that in this week's Power Rankings, Matt Kenseth is the driver to beat.

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#NBArank Nos. 101-110

The #NBArank countdown is closing in on the league's top 100 players. See who barely missed out on the century mark, including L.A. newcomers D'Angelo Russell and Paul Pierce.

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NHL ABCs - 26 lines about 30 teams

To help you get up to speed on what's new before the first faceoff, we've got the ABCs of the biggest storylines you need to know about this season.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Mashairo Tanaka is only four innings into his wild card start and he has already walked four batters, matching his season high. Tanaka had four walks on four different occasions this season. Joe Girardi has already gotten lefty Justin Wilson up in the pen. Wilson is usually the Yankees' seventh inning guy, but he was up during the fourth. The Yankees trail the Astros, 2-0.


Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

While everyone raves about slugging Jays, Astros were 2d in majors in HRs with 230, only two fewer than Jays. Just another thing folks may not have known about the 'Stros.


Gomez's HR gives Astros 2-0 lead

Carlos Gomez hit the first pitch he saw in the 4th off Masahiro Tanaka for a solo HR as a 2-0 lead on ESPN. The Astros went 57-11 when they hit multiple home runs in the regular season, the best record in MLB.


Arm wrestler calls out Marcellus Wiley

World champion arm wrestler Devon Larratt challenges SportsNation host Marcellus Wiley to an arm-wrestling match after Marcellus said that Devon cheated in his previous match against "the Mountain" from Game of Thrones.


Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

Astros doing what they do....hit the long ball and watch their soon to be Cy Young Award Dallas Keuchel pitch

Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

Pitch counts don't matter in a wild card game .....only the way you are pitching in a win or go home game #Keuchel #Tanaka

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas Keuchel has thrown 100 or more pitches in 26 starts, maxing out at 122 on 9/27. None on 3 days' rest though. He's at 52 pitches through 3.

Keuchel cruising through 3

Dallas Keuchel has already struck out 5 Yankees through 3 innings, as the Astros hold a 1-0 lead. Houston is 58-21 when scoring first this season, while New York is 23-51 when opponents score first this season. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

Keuchel's deception, late movement and ability to expand strike zone special right now #Astros

Tillman: 'I was short, I was scrawny'

Panthers CB Charles Tillman talks about his new book "Middle School Rules," which tells the trials and tribulations of his childhood.


Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

Every time someone mentions Clayton Kershaw's 0-4 7+ post-season ERA all I can think about is statistics waiting to be corrected #Dodgers

Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand

When Chase Headley is making bare-handed plays and throwing accurately, it may be the Yankees' night after all. 1-0, Astros, in the third.

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Briann January picking up where she left off. The tenacious point guard has 11pts and 4asts as the Indiana Fever? head into the half onto of the Minnesota Lynx? 41-39.

Nothing but dunks

6-foot-1 professional dunker Jordan Kilganon shows off some of his best dunks, including between-the-legs, behind-the-back jam


Meet Shareef O'Neal and his hops

Shaquille O'Neal's 6-foot-8 teenage son has some pretty impressive dunks. Check out the mini Shaq-attack.


Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka escaped from a tight spot in the second inning-- bases loaded with two out -- and allowed just one run. But his pitch count is already at 39, so don't be surprised to see action in the Yankees bullpen soon. Adam Warren and Bryan Mitchell are Joe Girardi's long men tonight.

Colby Rasmus smashes HR to right field

The Astros LF drilled a home run to put his team up 1-0 in the top of the second vs. the Yankees in the AL wild-card game on ESPN. Houston missed a chance to score more, though, as Jose Altuve grounded out with the bases loaded to end the inning.


Curry knows his 3-pointer is all that

When you know your shot is money, you just high five your teammate in the midst of the swish. That's exactly what Warriors guard Stephen Curry did.