Elias Stein

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!

Icon Sportswire, Getty Images
21mESPN Stats & Information

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

White Sox, Rangers, O's all walk off and much more (0:59)
Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports
51mJeff Dickerson

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.

Maddon believes Chapman will boost morale of team (0:48)
Epstein on Chapman trade: 'If not now, when?' (0:52)
Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports
7hJesse Rogers

Cubs took long, hard look at Aroldis Chapman

Cubs honcho Theo Epstein said talking to Aroldis Chapman about his suspension for domestic violence was one of the key factors before making the deal.

How did the Yankees fare in Chapman deal? (1:14)
Should the Cubs look to add more arms? (2:09)
White Sox love to walk off (0:42)

Chris Sale apologizes to fans, teammates

"Do I regret standing up for what I believe in? Absolutely not. Do I regret saying business should not be first before winning? Absolutely not. ... I'll never understand why we need to do something on the business side on the field that might impede us winning a game." 'Main focus should be winning'

How do you view Chris Sale? (2:09)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs reliever Mike Montgomery discuss taking the loss in the ninth inning against the White Sox on Monday after the Cubs scored two runs to tie the game in the top of the inning.

Will Chapman make his Cubs debut on TNB? (1:36)