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October 19, 2018

Ranking the one-loss teams by playoff potential
One loss might not sink a team with CFP hopes, but it does mean that everything has to fall into place for a top-four spot in the committee's final rankings.... More >>

Inside the weird, heated, one-sided Clemson-NC State rivalry
There have been tight games and drama, but NC State has been on the wrong end of the rivalry with Clemson. Will the Wolfpack change its fortunes Saturday?... More >>

Cardinals fire OC McCoy, name Leftwich to job
The morning after an embarrassing prime-time loss to the Broncos, the Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and promoted QB coach Byron Leftwich to the job.... More >>

LeBron: Team chemistry not like 'instant oatmeal'
After losing in his much-anticipated Lakers debut, LeBron James stressed patience with the squad, saying that developing team chemistry doesn't happen as fast as making "instant oatmeal."... More >>

CB Norman relieved not to talk about Dez
Redskins cornerback Josh Norman doesn't miss facing Dez Bryant when Washington plays the Cowboys, saying, "It's a relief, if anything."... More >>

Wimbledon to begin final-set tiebreaker in '19
Wimbledon will introduce final-set tiebreaks next year, the All England Lawn Tennis Club has announced.... More >>

Attorney: Adidas OK'd payment at Self's request
An attorney for Adidas executive James Gatto said Gatto approved a $20K payment to the guardian of Kansas player Silvio De Sousa only after coach Bill Self requested it.... More >>

Rung up: Comerica pizza spitter pleads guilty
Former food vendor Jaylon Kerley, 21, pleaded guilty to a felony count and a misdemeanor count for spitting on a pizza apparently intended for a customer at Comerica Park during a Tigers game.... More >>

Red Sox on to World Series as Price flips script
David Price overcame his postseason struggles with six shutout innings as Boston won the ALCS by eliminating the defending champs.... More >>

LeBron's debut dunk show ends with defeat in Portland
King James brought the fireworks early, but it was Lillard Time late, as the Trail Blazers spoiled LeBron's first Lakers game.... More >>

NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, more
Winners and projections for every matchup. Fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. Catch up on Week 7 here.... More >>

Manny Machado is October's newest villain
After being called a "dirty player" by Christian Yelich for his antics in L.A., the Dodgers shortstop can expect to hear it from fans at Miller Park.... More >>

Everything you need to know about Friday's NLCS game
With Hyun-Jin Ryu facing Milwaukee's Wade Miley, Game 6 could mean a second straight pennant for the Dodgers -- or a do-or-die finale on Saturday.... More >>

Matthew Berry's Love/Hate for Week 7
Bad beats are part of fantasy football, but Berry's latest one hit him hard. See for yourself, then enjoy the usual advice for setting your Week 7 lineups.... More >>

Somebody tell the Raptors that they're pretty good
The Raptors don't believe it yet, but they will be trouble for opponents in the East this season.... More >>

Broncos walk the walk in rout of Cardinals
Von Miller can say I told you so after the Broncos kicked the Cardinals all over the field on Thursday night.... More >>

Inside the dynamic plays and schemes built by Shanahan and McVay
The Rams' and 49ers' offenses have similar origins, and their concepts have taken over the league. Here's what they do and how they do it.... More >>

Steph Curry at 30: How long can the MVP guard keep this up?
History has shown that 30 is a dangerous age for point guards, a time when most begin their inevitable decline. This is the inside story of how Steph Curry and the Warriors are fighting back -- and how they plan to win.... More >>

Marty and McGee's Idiots' Guide to Alabama-Tennessee
Marty Smith and Ryan McGee know Alabama has owned Tennessee for the past decade, but they also know how much this game still means to fans.... More >>

ESPN reporters pick Week 8's biggest games
Can Michigan State upset Michigan at home? Can NC State win at Clemson? Can Washington State hold off Oregon in Pullman?... More >>

College hoops power rankings: The debate for No. 1 is on
Kansas and Kentucky are loaded. No surprise there. Duke and UNC are in the mix - as usual. But a couple of other contenders just might surprise you.... More >>

Who is the NHL's greatest goal scorer ever?
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin wows us with highlights night after night, but is he the best of all time?... More >>

Real or fake? Breaking down NHL's early-season trends
Goals are being scored at a historic clip, the Golden Knights are struggling and Auston Matthews is on a tear. These can't all hold.... More >>

Quarter-season awards: Hazard, Lucas, Ramsey steal show
The 2018-19 Premier League season is shaping up to be among the division's best campaigns. Who has stood out especially?... More >>

Why 2018 could be Serena Williams' most impactful year yet
Serena Williams showed us much more than a tennis cape in 2018. She showed us her human side.... More >>

If GSP returns to MMA, whom should he face?
Georges St-Pierre said he will come back only for a fight that cements his legacy as one of the greatest ever. Whom would that be against? Our panel weighs the options.... More >>

Brant has a goal: To win first title in Las Vegas
Back at middleweight, Rob Brant in now ready to show he belongs in the division. He'll take a big step forward with a win against Ryota Murata on Saturday.... More >>

Lewis Hamilton is building an empire, and F1 is just the start
Lewis Hamilton is on the brink of his fifth world title but says his biggest successes are yet to come. ESPN talks to the Mercedes driver about how he plans to build a brand that goes beyond just Formula One.... More >>

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