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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears top pick Leonard Floyd taken back to the locker room on a cart. Team expected to update after practice.

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Russell's first grand slam in perspective

Addison Russell hit his first career grand slam on Wednesday. At 22 years, 186 days old, he's the youngest Cubs player to hit a grand slam since Nelson Mathews in 1962 at 21 years, 57 days, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

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Kris Bryant homering at historic pace

Bryant hit his 26th home run of the season in Wednesday's win over the White Sox. With it, he became the 12th player in MLB history with more than 25 homers in each of his first two seasons, ESPN Stats & Info notes. Bryant had 26 home runs last year.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and Alshon Jeffery hope to spend camp working on their chemistry. Jeffery missed much of training camp last year because of injuries.

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Chapman brings the heat in Cubs debut

Aroldis Chapman fired 13 100-mph fastballs in his first outing with Chicago on Wednesday. His debuts with the Reds and Yankees produced 11 such pitches combined.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears practice is officially underway at ONU. Full roster expected minus the three players on PUP.

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Eight is the magic number for Cubs

When Chicago's offense scores eight runs this season, like it did Wednesday, the team is 23-0. The Cubs had plenty of games like that earlier this year, but that hasn't been the case in July.

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Chapman brings the fire in his Cubs debut (0:44)
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Sale set to return for White Sox (1:25)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel discuss Aroldis Chapman's debut in the Cubs 8-1 win over the White Sox on Wednesday night. The new Cubs closer was over 100 mph on every fastball he threw.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Aroldis Chapman discusses his debut with the Cubs ending with a question about his early relationship with Chicago reporters.

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Chapman happy Cubs acquired him (0:34)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch new Cubs pitcher Aroldis Chapman discuss his debut performance with the Cubs on Wednesday. At first he refused to speak with reporters due to an awkward press conference on Tuesday afternoon but he changed his mind. Catcher Miguel Montero translated for Chapman.

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Chapman dazzles in debut as Cubs rout White Sox (1:03)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Aroldis Chapman turned down a request from reporters to speak after making his Cubs debut. He did speak with Pedro Gomez on the field but refused to speak in the Cubs clubhouse.

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Russell: 'Truly an honor' playing infield behind Chapman (1:32)