LaQuan McGowan rumbles in for a TD (0:31)
Canzeri outruns Illinois for TD (1:35)
Braxton Miller makes ridiculous catch, scores TD on next play (0:43)

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Rogers: Cubs turn to Hendricks in Game 2

Don't look past Kyle Hendricks. The Cubs' Game 2 starter knows how to pitch and says he's ready. He better be, or else Chicago could be headed back to Wrigley down 0-2.

Wackiest plays from past week of college football (2:31)
Rangers up 2-0 after win in 14th (4:12)
Motley-Ford connect for three TD's in Hokies win (0:54)
Bill Self signs $10K check for KU student (0:52)
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Ripken admits interest in Nationals' manager job

Cal Ripken Jr. acknowledged being interested in the Nationals' managerial opening, saying during a recent radio interview that he would "answer the phone" if called by Washington GM Mike Rizzo.

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Cromartie calls Beckham a 'one-year wonder'

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie added fuel to the New York rivalry when he explained why he thinks Giants star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. is a "one-year wonder."

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JGR could advance all four drivers in Chase

JGR wants to avoid any drama this year at Charlotte Motor Speedway -- that means no headlocks -- as all four drivers hope to advance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup after Saturday night's race.

Seahawks without Lynch for second-straight game (2:23)
T.O.: I could play in the NFL right now (1:15)
Keegan-Michael Key's perfect James Franklin imitation (2:12)
The Rock really enjoys cardio day (0:15)
Disc golf hole-in-one off a bounce (0:25)
Behind the scenes with the USA Eagles (3:56)


Chubb leaves Georgia game with injury
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Georgia RB Nick Chubb is laying on a table on the sideline after an apparent left leg injury in the first quarter against Tennessee. The Heisman contender has 7 touchdowns on the season.

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Which TD is better: LaQuan's or Laquon's?

Do you prefer Baylor big man LaQuan McGowan rumbling 18 yards for a score against Kansas? Or Rebels superstar Laquon Treadwell reeling in a catch with one hand? Honestly, both are great

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Croatia goes up two on give-and-go goal

Croatia's Ivan Rakitic gave it up and got it back on a fancy backheel pass, netting one for a 2-0 lead on Bulgaria in this Euro qualifying match.


Charlie Strong dons the Golden Hat
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Texas claimed the Red River Rivalry today and that means the Golden Hat is back in Austin.

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Georgia Tech at (6) Clemson on ABC/ESPN2

Clemson has won 32 straight games vs. unranked opponents, which is the 2nd longest streak in the nation, last losing in 2011. If the Tigers win Saturday, they'll have matched the school's record for consecutive wins at 13. ABC/ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State offense eventually took a step forward today, as Cardale Jones played well, J.T. Barrett had a clearer role in the red zone and Braxton Miller had five receptions. A big test is coming with a Penn State defense that gave Buckeyes more trouble than almost anyone last year. Lions defensive front will put pressure on Ohio State.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa is 6-0 after riding Jordan Canzeri (43 carries, 256 yards) to a win over Illinois. Next week's game at Northwestern is huge for the Big Ten West race. It's the last game Iowa will play against a ranked team. Hawkeyes are a threat to run the table. Really.

Laquon Treadwell opts for one-hand snag
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This was the Ole Miss WR's second TD of the day. It was as casual as it was flashy.

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(19) Georgia at Tennessee

Both teams come in desperate for a win, but the Bulldogs may have the edge, winning the last 5 straight meetings. A lot will come down to the play of RB Nick Chubb, who has ran for 100 yards in 13 straight games, the longest in Georgia history. Follow live

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OSU blows away Maryland in 2nd half

The Buckeyes led by just a touchdown at halftime but dropped 28 points in the second half, en route to a 49-29 win over unranked Maryland. Cardale Jones was 21-of-28 for 291 yards and 2 TDs and J.T. Barrett added three rushing TDs in the win. Box score

Cubs have been here before

And it has never worked out well for them. Prior to Friday's Game 1 defeat, Chicago had lost the first game of a postseason series 11 times. On each of those occasions, the Cubs failed to win the series.

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Strong: 'We have a good football team'
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Texas coach Charlie Strong after his team's upset win: "I've been saying it and I truly believe it: We have a good football team."

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Braxton Miller has himself a sequence
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First, the Buckeyes wideout extended for a wild diving catch. Then, not content with just one highlight moment, he snagged a TD catch from QB Cardale Jones on the very next play. OSU is about to close out Maryland.

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(7) LSU at South Carolina on ESPN

Due to flooding in South Carolina, the game will be played in Baton Rouge. If the Gamecocks lose, they'll have put together their worst six-game start since 1999. The only thing standing in the way of that is Leonard Fournette, who has run for 200 yards in 3-straight games. ESPN/WatchESPN

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Illinois fumbles away upset bid
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Fighting Illini RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn coughed up the ball on a first-down run late in the fourth quarter. The No. 22 Hawkeyes capitalized with a FG on the ensuing possession for a 29-20 lead.

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Texas celebrates in epic fashion
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A jubilant Texas squad made it evident just how important its upset of previously-undefeated Oklahoma was.

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Mets in good spot after winning Game 1

The Mets are 3-1 in franchise history when winning Game 1 of a postseason series on the road, with the only series loss coming in the 1988 NLCS vs. the Dodgers. Game 2 vs. the Dodgers is tonight.


Texas completes huge upset of Oklahoma

The Longhorns downed visiting Oklahoma, 24-17. Since 1989, Texas is now 6-2 when unranked and facing a ranked Oklahoma squad. At 2-4, Texas is the worst team to defeat an AP Top-10 Oklahoma squad. Box score

Heard run clinches Texas' upset win
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QB Jerrod Heard raced for 14 yards on 3rd and 10 late in the fourth quarter to keep the ball in the Longhorns' possession. Texas upset No. 10 Oklahoma 24-17.

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Jayson Stark Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Kyle Hendricks doesn't know it. But he'll make history today: First starting pitcher to ever bat 8th in a postseason game. Even Babe Ruth hit 9th in every World Series game he ever pitched

Manning: 'Tennessee has great fans'
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Broncos QB Peyton Manning will never forget his time as a Vol. Said Manning: "They know when to get quiet. … They know when to get loud. ... They show up every Saturday for their teams.”

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon never considered starting Kyle Schwarber today though he's 4 for 6 this postseason. He's 8 for 56 against lefties this year. Cubs face lefty Jaime Garcia

Refs eject wrong Bowling Green player

Bowling Green DB Dernard Turner was ejected for targeting, ending his day and sending him into the locker room. After a quick review, they negated the ejection, sending Falcons staff scrambling to get Turner back on the field.