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7mDoug Padilla

2015 White Sox awards: MVP, LVP ...

With the 2015 season in the books, Doug Padilla hands out some hardware (both good ... and bad) for the White Sox.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears are dangerously thin on the offensive line. Left tackle Jermon Bushrod, guard Patrick Omameh and right tackle Kyle Long did not participate in the open portion of practice on Thursday. Long is expected to play on Sunday, but it's not looking good for Bushrod and Omameh.

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Five questions for Cubs-Cardinals NLDS

Tim Kurkjian says the health of St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina will loom large over who wins the series. Four other questions

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50mJesse Rogers

Inside look at Cubs' crazy wild-card celebration

With champagne-drenched eyes, Jesse Rogers saw a party that impressed even Manny Ramirez in Pittsburgh. Soak in the scene from the Chicago clubhouse.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Today is the 10-year anniversary of the Chicago Bears signing place kicker Robbie Gould. The 7th most accurate kicker in NFL history, Gould is the franchise record holder for career field goals made (252) and career field goals of 50-yards or more (19).

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NLDS preview: Cubs vs. Cardinals

Here's a look at some of the key head-to-head stats from this season as St. Louis will host Chicago in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday.

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How Jake Arrieta controlled Pittsburgh

The four hits that the Cubs right-hander allowed in his shutout of the Pirates all came with the bases empty. With men on base, Arrieta got more swings and misses on his pitches.

Preview: Northwestern at Michigan (2:38)

Irish must bounce back against Navy

Notre Dame showed it can stop the triple option against Georgia Tech. The Irish defense will have to do it again versus unbeaten Navy to stay in the playoff race. GameDay Kickoff

Michigan's first true test in Big Ten

Everyone circled two other games on the Wolverines' schedule in the offseason, but who would have guessed that Northwestern's visit to Ann Arbor would be so big? GameDay Kickoff

What you need to know for Week 5 (1:06)

Matt Marrone 

Senior Circuit vs. Junior Circuit, indeed: Tomorrow, the NLDS begins with one charter member of the National League — the Cubs — two other “Classic Eight” members of the NL — the Cardinals and Dodgers — and one 1962 expansion club — the Mets. Combined years of Senior Circuit service, including this year: 444. Today, the ALDS begins with three 1960s expansion teams — Rangers, Astros and Royals — and one 1970s expansion team — the Blue Jays — one of which (the Astros) switched from the NL to the AL in 2013. Combined years of Junior Circuit service, including this year: 144. That’s exactly a 300-year difference.