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Ishikawa walk-off HR sends Giants to Series
Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Source: Goodell ordered to testify in Rice case
Roger Goodell will be forced to testify at the hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension by a judge's ruling, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Tuesday.
NBA fails to pass anti-tanking lottery reform
An effort to reform the NBA's draft lottery process failed to get enough votes to pass at the league's board of governors meeting Wednesday, sources told ESPN.
UNC probe: Advisers pushed sham classes
An report commissioned by the University of North Carolina says school academic advisers steered athletes into sham classes over an 18-year period but does not directly implicate coaches or athletic administrators in the scheme.
Lakers shut down Kobe for rest of preseason
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will sit out the team's final two preseason games, coach Byron Scott said Wednesday.
Favre: Davis can be 'next Brady, Warner'
Former Packers great Brett Favre says Rams QB Austin Davis can be the next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner.
Sources: Belichick bars late Revis from practice
Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis was barred from practice Tuesday by coach Bill Belichick for tardiness, two sources confirmed to ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Charles tested for concussion after remarks
Although Jamaal Charles showed no signs of a concussion when he was checked after a helmet-to-helmet hit he took from Brandon Flowers on Sunday, the running back was placed in the concussion protocol this week after comments he made Tuesday.
Leafs-Senators postponed after shootings
A terrifying situation in Canada's capital city of Ottawa has resulted in Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Senators being postponed.
Walden: Punishment for ref contact 'nonsense'
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden referred to his ejection and NFL-mandated $27,562 fine for touching an official in Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals as "nonsense."
NBA GMs pick Spurs to repeat, LeBron MVP
The San Antonio Spurs are an overwhelming choice to repeat as NBA champion while LeBron James is the favorite to win the MVP award, according to the 2014-15 survey of NBA general managers.
O'Bannon lawyers want $50M from NCAA
The bill has come in for former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon's successful court challenge of the NCAA -- and it's a whopper.
DC: Burfict's reckless style hurting Bengals
Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther says linebacker Vontaze Burfict must learn to tackle better to avoid injuries.
Beaten Giants fan Stow hopes to walk again
The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodgers fans says he is happy to be alive and wants to learn to walk and run normally again.
Georgia applies for Gurley to be reinstated
The University of Georgia will apply to the NCAA on Wednesday for running back Todd Gurley to be reinstated.