In an age of superteams, Oakland A’s built a winner without tanking

Watching the Oakland Athletics play the past two nights, one feature stood out, aside from the baseball itself: the football yard lines still visible on the field at the Oakland Coliseum. This signifies two important things: 1. The A’s are unlike any other franchise;2. The Raiders apparently have not yet moved to Las Vegas. The A’s are the only team that still shares its stadium with a football team. This, of course, was commonplace for much of baseball history, especially for the three decades beginning in the 1970s when municipalities…

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Jets turn to Falk as Siemian (ankle) set for MRI

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Another day, another quarterback loss for the New York Jets. Starting for Sam Darnold, who was diagnosed last week with mononucleosis, Trevor Siemian suffered a potentially serious injury to his left ankle in the Jets’ 23-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Monday at MetLife Stadium. Siemian, spotted in the locker room with crutches and a walking boot, will have an MRI exam on Tuesday to determine the extent of the damage. He was injured in the second quarter when his left leg bent awkwardly on…

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Cowboys’ Dak Prescott nearly flawless after early interception – Dallas Cowboys Blog

LANDOVER, Md. — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott entered Sunday’s game without an interception in 164 passes in six games against the Washington Redskins. Chris Berman and Tom Jackson recap the weekend’s games with extended highlights and analysis. Watch on ESPN+ On Sunday, Prescott was intercepted on his sixth pass in the first quarter, but after that he was virtually flawless in the Cowboys’ 31-21 win against the Redskins. After the turnover, Prescott completed all but two of his passes and threw touchdown passes to Devin Smith, Jason Witten and…

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College football Power Rankings for Week 3

After a ho-hum weekend in college football — unless, of course, you’re a fan of say The Citadel, BYU, UCF or Arizona State — there will finally be some actual movement in the College Football Playoff race next week. Two games could go a long way in separating the early contenders from the pretenders. Georgia hosts Notre Dame and Wisconsin hosts Michigan. Though the Badgers and Wolverines had Saturday off, the Bulldogs and Fighting Irish were lopsided winners, along with almost everyone else in the top half of the polls.…

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How many bad teams would it take to beat the Astros, Dodgers or Yankees?

9:00 AM ET Sam MillerESPN.com Close ESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” It is, like the story began, the best of times and the worst of times — an era received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. There are three major league teams on pace to win 104 or more games — a mark reached by only 10 teams in the past 40 years — and another two on pace to win 99.5.…

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