Jay Buselli is the best player in the world of the week

6:52 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN ESPN presents the best player in the world of the week, celebrating the player that has the best stats, impact or storyline to earn the honor. To nominate someone, please email us here by midnight on Monday each week. Photos and context are encouraged! Pasta led the NHL with five goals in four games, leading the Bruins to three wins. He added two assists for a seven-point run that earned him player of the week honors. Through Monday, he had 16 goals in 17 games,…

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Dwyane Wade of Miami Heat to miss another week to be with wife, newborn daughter

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade says he is going to miss at least another week before returning to the Miami Heat, while ensuring that his wife and newborn daughter are doing well enough for him to resume playing. Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union-Wade, became parents of a daughter born via a surrogate on Wednesday. The couple and the baby are now at home in Los Angeles. The baby, whose name has not been publicly announced, was born about three weeks early. In an interview Sunday with The Associated Press,…

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N.F.L. Week 10: Scores, Highlights and Analysis

• The early games start with a flurry of touchdowns, by the Bills (LeSean McCoy); Chiefs (Tyreek Hill); Colts (Eric Ebron); Bears (Tarik Cohen); and Titans (Jonnu Smith). The Saints will be tested by the Bengals early, followed by an N.F.C. battle between the Rams and Seahawks. Stay here for live scores and highlights from N.F.L. Week 10. What Do Players and Refs Talk About? The blitz is fierce and well timed, slamming the quarterback to the ground. As the crowd roars and defenders rise to celebrate, the fallen passer…

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Josh Allen expected to return vs. Jacksonville Jaguars after Buffalo Bills’ bye week

Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen, who has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Jets because of an elbow injury that sidelined him the past three games, is expected to be ready to return after Buffalo’s bye Nov. 25 against the Jaguars, a source tells ESPN. Allen has been pushing to play and felt as if he were ready to go Sunday against the Jets before the team opted to hold him out, according to the source. The Bills know there’s no need to rush back their franchise quarterback,…

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Which player had the best kicks in Week 4 in the NBA?

9:49 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN Once again around the league, players looked to story tell through their footwear, bringing attention to everything from family foundations to an ongoing design partnership with an Oregon-based children’s hospital, shining light on causes well beyond the hardwood. Los Angeles Lakers small forward LeBron James celebrated the launch of his I Promise School earlier this summer with a new colorway of his latest signature shoe layered with details throughout. While Nike has dozens of colorways in store for its biggest athlete this season, James specifically…

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Fantasy basketball forecaster – Nov. 12-18 Sit Blake Griffin for D’Angelo Russell this week?

2:44 PM ET Andre SnellingsESPN You’re in a weekly transaction league, and you need to decide by Monday evening who your starting lineup will be for the week. Should you consider sitting usual impact starters like Blake Griffin or Kemba Walker? Should you start someone like D’Angelo Russell or Dario Saric, who might generally be on your bench — perhaps even your waiver wire? Let’s take a look at next week’s schedules and some player news to help quantitatively answer these questions for these players and many others. Matchup ratings…

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The Rough Road of the Rookie Quarterback (and It’s Only Week 10)

It is hard to pinpoint when the “Welcome to the N.F.L.” moment officially occurred for Sam Darnold. But the evidence of its arrival was clear on Wednesday as Darnold, the Jets’ rookie quarterback, trudged through the team’s locker room wearing a thick black boot on his right foot. The injury — a foot strain — has been deemed minor and will most likely cost him only one start. But the limp, added to the indignity of a four-interception meltdown in his last game, has Darnold, the No. 3 overall draft…

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Fantasy hockey forecaster for the week of Nov. 12-18

You can’t keep a struggling player on your fantasy team in perpetuity. At least, you can’t do it if you want to give yourself the best chance of winning. But what if you cut bait too soon? What if the player just needed a little more than a month to get going? There are several players in the fantasy realm who are still rostered in more than 75 percent of ESPN leagues that probably have their fantasy managers wondering when they will get going. I’ve highlighted a few here with…

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Tweets of the week: Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish, Sam Bennett and more

The best tweets from around the world of cycling this week As we all know, cyclists and Twitter is often a fantastic combination, allowing the fans a behind the scenes look at what goes on in and around the professional peloton. Here are some of the tweets that caught our eye this week, including ones from Alex Dowsett, the Saitama Criterium, Kenny Van Vlaminck and more. 1. Geraint Thomas tests the field for a new career Home Run or Strike G? @GeraintThomas86 brought the 🔥 as the #SaitamaCriterium riders tried…

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MLB owners reportedly to vote next week on new term for Rob Manfred

A new term for commissioner Rob Manfred is among the items that will be voted on by MLB owners when they meet next week in Atlanta, a source told The Associated Press on Thursday. The source told The Associated Press that the new term for Manfred, who was elected to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner in 2014 and given a five-year deal in early 2015, likely will be for five years. Also being put up for vote next week are a new television contract with Fox and an agreement for…

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