Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals are still in the bullpen market, but balking at including Lucas Giolito, Trey Turner, Reynaldo Lopez in any deals, rival clubs report.

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Bryant projected to earn #MLBRank spot

The 24-year-old Kris Bryant, currently in his second MLB season, didn't make our all-time top-100 list. ZiPS projects him to hit 400 career home runs, notes Dan Szymborski. That number would warrant inclusion. #MLBRank: Future top 100 candidates


Jed Hoyer, Cubs General Manager

Cubs general manager, Jed Hoyer, joins David Kaplan and Jesse Rogers. He discusses the trade for Aroldis Chapman, working with the Yankees on the deal, and improving the team.


Anthony Rizzo, Cubs First Baseman

Cubs First Baseman, Anthony Rizzo, joins David Kaplan and Jesse Rogers. He discusses the Crosstown series, the addition of Aroldis Chapman, and going for it all this season.

Sale for Moncada? No way! (1:24)
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Cubs, White Sox starters make their pitches

Kyle Hendricks' changeup has been a key to his success this season, while James Shields' fastball has helped him turn things around with the White Sox

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Cubs need Arrieta to find his groove again

The Cubs lost another of Jake Arrieta's starts, and poor run support isn't the only thing to blame. The right-hander has just one quality start in his last six outings, and that came after 10 days of rest. Five things we learned Monday

Will Cubs fans embrace Chapman? (0:40)
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Cubs, Arrieta in uncharted territory

The Cubs have lost four straight Jake Arrieta starts and seven of 10 after they won 23 of his starts in a row. The last time Arrieta's team lost four of his starts consecutively was when he was with the Orioles in 2012, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

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Vote: Is Devin Hester a Hall of Famer?

There is no doubt Devin Hester is the greatest return man in NFL history, but is that enough to earn him a spot in Canton?

White Sox keep the good times rolling

With their ninth-inning rally to beat the Cubs on Monday, the White Sox became the first team with three straight walk-off wins since the Cardinals in May of 2015 and first team in the franchise's history to accomplish that same feat since 1962, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

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AL teams win in style on Monday

The Rangers, Orioles and White Sox all won courtesy of some late-game heroics. Things were straightforward for Texas and Chicago, while Baltimore walked off on a fielding error by Colorado's pitcher in the 10th inning.

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Sale, Arrieta following similar paths

Short of Jake Arrieta cutting up Cubs throwback jerseys, his season and that of White Sox ace Chris Sale have been remarkably similar in terms of early success and recent struggles.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Urlacher on whether Devin Hester is a Hall of Famer: "100 percent."

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Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

Fan confidence in the Cubs was up last week. With Aroldis Chapman now in the Wrigley Field bullpen, will it go through the roof? Vote now!

White Sox, Rangers, O's all walk off and much more (0:59)
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Former Bears DL Corey Wootton retires at 29

Corey Wootton is retiring from the NFL after six seasons in the league. He recorded a career-high seven sacks for the Bears in 2012.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Aroldis Chapman vs Cubs potential Oct opponents: Washington - 12 APP since 2012, 1 run, 26 K, 15.1 IP SF - 5 APP last 2 years, 10 K, 6.2 IP, 2 R & BS last Sept LA - 9 APP in career, 0 runs, 17 K, 5 hits, 9 IP

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Lovie Smith, back in Chicago as the new Illinois coach, leads off Day 2 of Big Ten media days. Smith says the Illini "are not there yet" in terms of competing for championships, but he intends to get them to that point.