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Plenty of Green Bay fans in Chicago as the Packers are holding a draft party in enemy territory.

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Dickerson ranks his top five RBs of all time (1:41)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant left Thursday's game after rolling his right ankle running the bases. Though hit by 2 pitches it was rounding a bag that forced him out. He's being evaluated by the medical staff.

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The Jacksonville Fighting Irish?

The Jags could have the luck of the Irish in the draft if they were able to select Notre Dame's entire class. Picking Notre Dame would give them a new left tackle, and that's more than enough. If NFL teams could pick CFB teams (Insider)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta is done after 5 innings and 92 pitches with the Cubs leading Mil 5-1. A 31 pitch first inning may have forecasted the end to a quality start streak which had reached 24 games. He's still in line for his fifth win while his ERA after his first month is 1.00.

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Arrieta falls short on setting record

Jake Arrieta's 52 2/3 scoreless innings streak at Wrigley Field was snapped today in the 5th inning of the Cubs vs. Brewers game. He's streak ended just short of Ray Herbert's 54 IP scoreless streak set in 1962-63. (Elias) Follow live

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta's home scoreless streak ends at 52.2 IP after an RBI double by Alex Presley scored the Brewers first run on Thursday. It's the second longest home scoreless streak in the modern era. (Ray Herbert)

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Best Playoff Vines: Jordan's shrug

Follow our #NBArank countdown of the best playoff Vines in NBA history. Here's No. 8. MJ with 'The Shrug'

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ross put a ball onto the street outside of Wrigley Field on a freezing day for career HR No. 98 Thursday afternoon while Jake Arrieta's home scoreless streak has reached 51.2 innings as the Cubs lead the Brewers in the third inning. Arrieta struggled in the first but has been lights out the last two innings.

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Smith could strike it rich

Injured Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith would collect $5 million thanks to an insurance policy if he's chosen beyond the 74th pick. Could the Titans, with six picks among the top 76, take a chance on Smith at No. 76? Draft predictions (Insider)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta gave up a broken bat single to Milwaukee lead off man Jonathan Villar so his bid for back to back no hitters ended quickly. Arrieta proceeded to walk two hitters and give up three stolen bases in the first inning but he stranded the bases loaded striking out the final two Brewers. He has a 49.2 inning scoreless streak going at Wrigley Field.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Jake Arrieta pitches this afternoon, with a 0.79 ERA in his last 20 regular-season starts (technically 0.794). If he gives up zero ER today, the Elias Sports Bureau tells us he'll break Bob Gibson's record for lowest ERA over any 20-start span since ER became an official stat. Amazing. Gibson's record (0.791) was set in 1967-68.

Mocks: Who will the Bears draft at No. 11?

A look at whom the ESPN experts think Chicago will pick at No. 11 in Round 1 of tonight's NFL draft (8 p.m. ET on ESPN, WatchESPN):

  • Mel Kiper Jr.: Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
  • Todd McShay: Lawson
  • Louis Riddick: DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
  • NFL Nation: Lawson
NFL draft cheat sheet (Insider)

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Maddon: Wrigley Field is the essence of baseball (2:35)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs are placing catcher Miguel Montero on the 15 day DL retroactive to Monday. He's had a bad back for several days. They'll call up Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Iowa to take his place. They expect a minimum DL stint for Montero.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs are hopeful they won't have to start and stop their game against the Brewers today with Jake Arrieta on the mound. The forecast is getting better but worst case scenario is a system popping up after the game has already started forcing Arrieta out early.

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Stephen A.: Arrieta needs to understand my perspective (1:47)