Who should you root for in the World Series? We have some ideas

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9:05 AM ET This should be one of the most intriguing World Series matchups of the wild-card era: Two great teams, two long droughts, one story that will get a dramatic conclusion. So which team are you rooting for? You have to root for the Houston Astros. They had a...

Barnwell: What changed in Super Bowl rematch, and why Falcons are in trouble

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10:11 AM ET On a Sunday that seemed to rain every single kind of bad game from the sky, the rematch of a Super Bowl classic turned out to be anticlimactic. The Falcons were unable to extract any revenge from the Patriots in a 23-7 loss Sunday night, going down...

Destination Cousins: 10 places Kirk could play in 2018

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Kirk Cousins and the Redskins haven't come close to working out a long-term deal, and there are no indications that anything has changed. Washington could place an unprecedented third consecutive franchise tag on Cousins this upcoming offseason, but it would cost close to $35 million. If that price becomes prohibitive...

What’s better than a signature win? For Kirk Cousins, ‘a signature season’

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7:00 AM ET ASHBURN, Va. -- The big-game narrative for quarterbacks didn’t start with Kirk Cousins. He’s just the latest to be measured by it. So it has been stated: Cousins can’t win the big one. Or, at least, he hasn’t won enough yet to be paid among the game's...

Dodgers’ dream season could turn into a nightmare against the Astros

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7:55 AM ET LOS ANGELES -- A couple of months ago, colleague Sam Miller had some helpful advice about which World Series matchup to root for in the event your favorite team was out of the running. Whether or not you agreed with Miller, his dream pairing has come to...

Stephen Hawking PhD’s popularity crashes Cambridge University website

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Image copyright Cambridge University/Stephen Hawking Image caption Stephen Hawking's handwriting can be seen on the document Demand for Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis has intermittently crashed part of Cambridge University's website as physics fans flock to read his work.Prof Hawking's 1966 thesis "Properties of expanding universes" was made freely available for...

A dying boy got to thank Carson Wentz with a rubber bracelet

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7:56 AM ET Quarterback Carson Wentz was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles within days of 8-year-old Lukas Kusters being diagnosed with stomach cancer. Lukas was a football player himself. He played with his brothers in the front yard of their home in Wilmington, Delaware, before joining a league at age...

Carson Wentz, the Dutch Destroyer and a dream come true

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7:56 AM ET Quarterback Carson Wentz was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles within days of 8-year-old Lukas Kusters being diagnosed with stomach cancer. Lukas was a football player himself. He played with his brothers in the front yard of their home in Wilmington, Delaware, before joining a league at age...

Lewis aims to make Seb’s life a ‘misery for years’

Tom Cullen and Kit Harington in Gunpowder
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7:58 AM ET Lewis Larkam U.S. Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton says he is determined to inflict years of misery on Formula One rivals Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari. Hamilton is on the verge on clinching his fourth F1 world championship title following his victory over Vettel in Austin on Sunday,...

Ruling ensures RB Elliott another week on field

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8:05 AM ET ESPN.com news services A judge has rejected the NFL's request for an expedited hearing on Ezekiel Elliott's injunction of his six-game suspension, meaning the Dallas Cowboys running back will be available to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Judge Katherine Polk Failla of the U.S. District Court...