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Skip: Curry the best closer since MJ (1:37)
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Howard or Langford at RB in Chicago?

Mike Clay thinks it won't take long for fifth-round pick Jordan Howard to overtake Jeremy Langford as the Bears' top running back. Meanwhile, Jeff Dickerson is in Langford's corner and isn't ruling out 1,000 all-purpose yards for the second-year back. 100 NFL predictions

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White will get fair share of TDs

Even with the presence of Alshon Jeffery, Mike Clay thinks 6-foot-3 Bears WR Kevin White will play a significant role near the goal line. 100 NFL predictions

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Must-win game: Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois faces a tough schedule in coach Lovie Smith's first season, so a win against Purdue could create some early momentum.

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Is Gasol considering skipping Olympics understandable? (1:49)
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Curry, Warriors steal Thunder out West

Stephen Curry soaked in a Game 7 win over the Thunder in the conference finals. After the Warriors overcame a 3-1 deficit, a rematch with the Cavs awaits in the NBA Finals (9 ET Thursday on ABC).

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Kruk: Dodgers won't figure it out against Arrieta (2:08)
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Zobrist's versatility key to Cubs' success (1:06)
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Hammel exits early, Cubs bullpen dominates Dodgers (0:58)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Travis Wood was the hero for the Cubs in their 2-0 win over the Dodgers on Monday. He came in cold off the couch in the Cubs clubhouse to pitch four perfect innings in place of Jason Hammel (leg cramps).

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Cubs starter Jason Hammel discuses leaving Monday's game against the Dodgers due to a cramp in his right leg.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs believe pitcher Jason Hammel will be fine for his next start after leaving Monday's 2-0 win over the Dodgers with cramping in his right leg.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Five different Cubs pitchers retired the final 25 Dodgers in their 2-0 win on Monday. The Dodgers managed a 2-out bloop followed by a walk in the first inning and that's all the base runners they would see. Travis Wood was the hero throwing 4 perfect innings coming in cold off the bench.

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Rizzo's double ends power outage (0:39)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist tied his career high with a hit in his 16th consecutive game while earlier reaching base with a walk making it 35 straight starts he's gotten on. He scored the first run of the game as the Cubs lead the Dodgers 1-0 in the 5th.