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Happy Valley, Indeed! Penn State Shocks Ohio State

Grant Haley returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for a touchdown with 4:27 left in the fourth quarter and Penn State upset No. 2 Ohio State, 24-21, Saturday night for the Nittany Lions' biggest win in the post-Joe Paterno era. More»
Manny Randhawa

The Cubs' Long Road to History

It took 71 years and 24 days, but it has happened: The Chicago Cubs have won the National League pennant. Much has been made of the franchise's World Series drought, but we should stop and appreciate just how much this team has accomplished. More»
This Is Happening

Holy Cow! Cubs Are World Series Bound

Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early and the Chicago Cubs won their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0, Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series. More»
College Football

SMU Shocks Houston With 38-16 Upset

Ben Hicks threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score and SMU stunned No. 11 Houston 38-16 on Saturday night for its first win over a ranked team in five years. More»
College Football

Huskies Roll To Another Runaway Win

Jake Browning threw for three touchdowns and added another rushing TD, as No. 5 Washington used a big first half to roll past Oregon State 41-17 on Saturday. The Huskies are 7-0 and have won 10 straight games. More»
College Football

Auburn's Record Running Blows Out Arkansas

No. 21 Auburn ran for 543 yards, a school record for an SEC regular-season game, led by Kamryn Pettway's 192 yards in an unexpectedly dominant 56-3 win over No. 17 Arkansas on Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium. More»
College Football

Williams Runs Wild As Utah Beats UCLA

Utah running back Joe Williams rushed for a school-record 332 yards and four touchdowns in his second game back from a brief retirement, and the No. 19 Utes held off pass-happy UCLA 52-45 on Saturday. More»
College Football

Huskers Pull Away From Purdue To Move To 7-0

Tommy Armstrong Jr. accounted for 303 yards of total offense and two touchdowns, and No. 8 Nebraska came back from a four-point halftime deficit to defeat Purdue 27-14 on Saturday to remain undefeated. More»
College Football

Unbeaten West Virginia Crushes TCU

Skyler Howard threw four touchdown passes and No. 12 West Virginia's improving defense held TCU scoreless in the second half of a 34-10 win Saturday. The 6-0 Mountaineers are off to their best start since winning their first seven games in 2006. More»
Matt Brown

Bama Dominance Continues Vs. Aggies

Alabama continues to follow a familiar script in the SEC. In yet another impressive win, the No. 1 Crimson Tide got production from Jalen Hurts on the ground and scored a defensive touchdown in a 33-14 win over previously unbeaten Texas A&M. More»
College Football

No. 3 Michigan Cruises To Easy Win Over Illinois

No. 3 Michigan continued its dominance in the Big Ten on Saturday in Ann Arbor, moving to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference by beating Illinois 41-8 after jumping out to a 31- 0 lead in the first half. More»
College Football

Longhorns Stumble Again At Kansas State

Jesse Ertz ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score, Kansas State held Texas running back D'Onta Foreman in check and the Wildcats held on for a 24-21 victory on Saturday over the Longhorns, who have lost four of their past five games. More»
College Football

Jackson, Louisville Rout Wolfpack

Lamar Jackson broke a school single-season record with four first-half touchdowns, Louisville had three interceptions and the seventh-ranked Cardinals burst past North Carolina State 54-13 on Saturday. More»
College Football

Badgers Shut Down Iowa For Key Big Ten Win

After back-to-back losses to Michigan and Ohio State, 10th-ranked Wisconsin used a stout defense to bounce back and beat Iowa 17-9 on Saturday. The Badgers allowed just 236 yards and held the Hawkeyes without a touchdown. More»
Andrea Hangst

Brown Case Awful All Around

This willful ignorance by the NFL and its member clubs, particularly in matters of domestic violence, has been startling and abhorrent, and the case of New York Giants kicker Josh Brown is showing that the NFL still hasn't learned anything. More»
Cliff Corcoran

The Cubs NLCS Misery Index

With their 8-4 victory over the Dodgers Thursday night, the Chicago Cubs have put themselves one win away from their first World Series appearance since 1945. Their tying to avoid repeating a history of missed opportunities in both 1984 and 2003. More»
Will Leitch

Best W.S. Winner: The Final Four

The field is down to the final four. We're so close to determining the best World Series-winning team of all time, with some surprising squads still in the mix. Which teams will make the final two? Go ahead and vote! More»
Will Leitch

Get Ready For A Very Wrigley Weekend

The National League Championship Series heads back to Wrigley Field this weekend with the Cubs leading 3-2. But Clayton Kershaw will be on the mound for the Dodgers in Game 6, and it feels like an event in which the whole world will be watching. More»
College Football

Boise State Survives Turnovers, Beats BYU

No. 14 Boise State stayed undefeated with a 28-27 win over BYU on Thursday night, surviving numerous mistakes, including five turnovers -- two of which were returned for Cougars touchdowns -- and blocking a late field goal. More»
Thursday Night Football

Rodgers That: Packers Tame Bears

Aaron Rodgers set a record for completions in a game and, after a slow start in the red zone, the Green Bay Packers picked up the pace in the second half to overpower their offensively-challenged Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field, 26-10. More»
Michael Tunison

After Further Review: Bradford Back?

The Vikings' Sam Bradford is one of the surprise success stories of the 2016 season, though there were signs late last season that improvement had already started. This Sunday, he gets a chance to exact revenge on his former team, the Eagles. More»
Matt Brown

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 8

The second half of the college football season begins with a weekend that includes another couple of big games for the top two teams in the country -- No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 2 Ohio State at Penn State -- plus several other intriguing matchups. More»
David Ubben

Williams Sparking Utah After Hiatus

A month ago, Joe Williams was finished with football. The Utah running back suddenly retired after the Utes' second game, and he was enjoying life. But after a run of injuries, Utah asked him to return, and the result was one of the best games of his career. More»
College Football

Evans Sharp Again As Hokies Beat Miami

Jerod Evans threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third to lead Virginia Tech to a 37-16 win over Miami on Thursday night, keeping the Hokies atop the ACC Coastal while the Hurricanes are likely out of the division title race. More»
Michael Tunison

Da-ble Feature: Bears, Cubs ... Oh My

Chicago had two teams playing big nationally televised games on Thursday night -- the Cubs in Game 5 of the NLCS and the Bears in Lambeau against the rival Packers on Thursday Night Football. How did fans hold up? Well, depends. More»
Mike Lupica

Hallowed Wins: Terry Is Scary Good

Maybe this is just Terry Francona's time the way it is Cleveland's time in professional sports. The manager -- who has a perfect record in the World Series -- takes the Indians to the Fall Classic and isn't afraid to make a bold move when needed. More»
Will Leitch

Tie Fighters: A Look at Game 5 History

Tied at 2-2, the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are going to play an incredibly important Game 5 of their National League Championship Series on Thursday night. Let's take a look back at the 10 most recent Game 5s in a tied series. More»

NCAA Accuses Louisville Over Escort Allegations

The NCAA is accusing Louisville of four violations stemming from its investigation of allegations that a former men's basketball staffer hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with Cardinals recruits and players. More»
Cliff Corcoran

5 Best Postseasons Ever By Relievers

Cleveland's Andrew Miller is posting one of the greatest playoff performances ever by a reliever. And he gets to continue it in the 2016 World Series. While we wait to see who they play, let's look at some other amazing postseasons by relievers. More»
Matt Brown

Midseason CFB Rankings: 128 to 1

The 2016 college football season is seven weeks old, and at the halfway point, we have learned a lot. As the second half of the season begins, it's a good time to stop and reset the national landscape, ranking every FBS team from 128 to 1 More»

Cubs Wake Up, Tie NLCS With Blowout Win

Chicago's bats are alive! The Cubs bounced back in a big way after getting shut out in the last two games, scoring 10 runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers to win Game 4 and tie the National League Championship Series at 2-2. More»
David Ubben

Why The WVU Defense Is Thriving

Despite losing many key players from last year's team, the West Virginia defense is playing at at high level this season. It's helped the Mountaineers to an impressive 5-0 start and No. 12 ranking, with hopes of contending for the Big 12 title. More»
Andrea Hangst

Dak to the Future: Romo's Return

The Dallas Cowboys are going to have a very tough decision to make soon. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott is playing extremely well right now, but Tony Romo will soon be healthy enough to play. Should Dallas stick with Prescott? More»
Michael Klopman

AL Ceased: O's, Jays, Sox All Fall Early

Three of the five playoff teams in the American League came from the East division. But neither of those teams ended up making it all the way to the World Series. In each round of the playoffs, an AL East team collapsed. More»
AL Champs

Windians! Cleveland Heads to World Series

Rookie Ryan Merritt coolly delivered a lead to the Andrew Miller-led bullpen and the Cleveland Indians won their first pennant since 1997, blanking the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 Wednesday in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. More»

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