Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says it's "not appropriate" to enforce pace-of-play rules as strictly during the postseason.
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has been a solid playoffs pitcher, but has a pronounced weakness in his game at holding runners on first base.
Game 1 in St. Louis is Friday, but Game 1 for the Cubs this postseason came in a winner-take-all wild-card contest Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.
Top kicker in 2015?
Who's the best performing kicker so far in 2015? According to Mike Sando's numbers, Robbie Gould tops the list after failing to crack the top-10 in 2013 or 2014. NFL's top kicker (Insider)
No byes, no cream-puff nonconference games. It's -- finally -- all Big Ten football this weekend.
The Chicago Cubs manager made some unconventional decisions in the NL wild-card game that were reminiscent of a famous Connie Mack move in 1929.
The Cubs made one change from their wild-card roster, opting to add pitcher Jason Hammel and leave off pinch runner Quintin Berry,
The fun-loving, homer-swatting, fist-pumping Cubs are more than ready for this moment, as quickly as it has come. Now are the Cardinals ready for the Cubs?
Hockey is back, and so is our irreverent look at all things that happen on the ice. All is right with the world.
As we run though the Week 5 picks, let's nominate some award winners for the first quarter of the season, for trophies both real and imagined.
ESPN Chalk's Vegas experts give their best bets for the NLDS between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Chicago's options are limited
Both Eddie Royal and Alshon Jeffery will be limited with injuries this week. Look for tight end Martellus Bennett to step up for the Bears and have a major fantasy impact. Fantasy advice (Insider)
The Mets will try to win their first playoff series in 15 years. The Dodgers hope to claim their first World Series in 27 seasons. As you may have heard, the Cubs haven't won it all since 1908. And meanwhile, Cardinals fans have been made to suffer the outrageous misfortune of a four-year championship drought.
Rays 3B Evan Longoria discusses the genius of Joe Maddon and the pressure of playing in a postseason environment. Plus, he makes Week 5 NFL picks with Mike Golic and Ian Fitzsimmons.
Bears TE Martellus Bennett and Redskins WR Pierre Garcon join Cari Champion to discuss their embattled QBs and much more. Plus, the debut of Cari's "Lakers Corner."
Joffrey Lauvergne had 18 points and eight rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls 112-94 on Thursday night in an exhibition at the University of Colorado's Coors Event Center.
Cuban center field prospect Eddy Julio Martinez has agreed to terms with the Cubs, a source close to Martinez said. Martinez will receive a $3 million signing bonus, pending a physical.
Keith Law passes along a recent scouting report on Eddy Julio Martinez, who has agreed to terms with the Cubs, and other international free agents.
Taj gibson still a valuable asset?
Though his numbers were lower than they were originally projected to be last season, Gibson remains a strong, physical presence on the court. #NBARank: Nos. 80-91
Illinois starting running back Josh Ferguson will miss the Illini's game Saturday at No. 22 Iowa because of a shoulder injury, the school said Thursday.
Sophomore Leron Black, the 6-7, 220-pound forward Illinois needs to be a rebounding force this season, will have surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
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Illinois RB Josh Ferguson ruled out for Saturday's game at No. 22 Iowa. Freshman Ke'Shawn Vaughn likely will get the bulk of the carries for the Illini.