Who carried the 100-loss Cubs in 2012?
The 2012 Cubs finished 14th in the NL in runs and 14th in runs allowed. Meanwhile, Darwin Barney's defensive metrics were off the charts, Anthony Rizzo was good for half a season and Alfonso Soriano slugged 32 homers. The best players on terrible teams
Can LeBron catch MJ?
J.A. Adande doesn't think so: "It's impossible, because even if LeBron wins five more championships he won't be able to erase his four NBA Finals losses." More experts chime in
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Michael Jordan tops our All-Time #NBArank countdown at No. 1.
What are the best moments in Michael Jordan's legendary career? Could LeBron James catch MJ on the all-time list? Our experts discuss the greatness of Air Jordan, All-Time #NBArank's No. 1
Northwestern went out and stocked up on promising wideouts, but the diminished defensive line could be a problem spot.
Prediction: Cutler's son plays in SB LXXII
In a fun glimpse into the future, Camden Cutler -- son of Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari -- leads the Bears to the big game in the year 2038. However, Cutler loses to Marshall Manning, son of Peyton. The next 25 Super Bowls
The Bears may bring Shea McClellin back, but they need to bring in more competition at inside linebacker.
Predicting Chicago's offseason
Jeff Dickerson predicts that Matt Forte's time in Chicago is up. The running back is on record saying the Bears have not approached him about a new deal since the end of the 2015 season. Offseason predictions
Sherrick McManis' contributions on special teams can't be overlooked and the Bears ought to consider re-signing McManis to a one-year deal.
There's no doubt the biggest hole the Cubs needed to address was their lack of starting pitching depth, something they did with two offseason moves.
After misses and coaching changes in 2016, these teams need a big jump next year.
Alabama tops Way-Too-Early Top 25
In case you missed it on Tuesday, Alabama is No. 1 in Mark Schlabach's early ranking. Florida State is second and Michigan is third.
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was upset that a first-period goal was overturned for goaltender interference after a coach's challenge in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Sharks.
Martin Jones made 33 saves for his fifth shutout and Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal in the second period to lead the San Jose Sharks past the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Josh Hart scored 18 points and No. 1 Villanova celebrated its first game as the nation's top team with an 86-59 victory over DePaul on Tuesday night.
Jaquan Lyle led five Ohio State players in double-figures as the Buckeyes rallied to beat Northwestern 71-63 on Tuesday night.
No. 1 Villanova cruising past DePaul
The Wildcats are showing no jitters in their first game as the No. 1 team in the country, leading DePaul by more than 20 early in the second half. Follow live
White Sox sign Ishikawa to minors deal
According to MLB.com's Scott Merkin, Chicago has signed Travis Ishikawa to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that should Ishikawa make the team, his contract would include a $900K base salary.