CHICAGO Teams

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta takes the mound today seeking his 9th win while the Cubs are looking to tie a record streak of winning their 23rd straight reg season game when he takes the mound.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

In less than two years, the Bears have gone from the oldest roster in the NFL to one of the youngest. But are the Bears prepared for life without proven veterans such as Matt Forte and Matt Slauson? "Missing guys like Forte and Slauson, there are large voids to be filled," Kyle Long said. "But this team has been built on horizontal leadership...so I don't think that will be an issue."

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Jason Hammel, Cubs Pitcher

Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel joins Carmen and Jurko. He discusses his performance last night, the unwritten rules of the game and how this is the best team he's ever been on.

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Cubs a suitor for Andrew Miller?

If the Yankees decide to trade the dominant left-handed reliever this summer, Buster Olney expects the Cubs to show "significant interest," seeing as they are in win-now mode. Potential landing spots for Miller (Insider)

Cubs rally around org. member with trip

Since roving minor league consultant Mike Roberts lost his wife of 46 years prior to spring training, the Cubs have come together to support him. That includes taking him on their current road trip through San Francisco and St. Louis. "It's gotten me through, to be honest with you," Roberts said. "It's really gotten me through." Fox Sports

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Rain here in St.Louis which could be tricky in regards to Jake Arrieta starting. They should get the game in though.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bears 1st round pick Kevin White is fully participating in OTAs after missing his entire rookie year. While Chicago has yet to see White play in a game, 2016 4th round pick LB Nick Kwiatkowski, White's ex-teammate at West Virginia, says the WR is explosive on the field.

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Most indispensable player: Northwestern Wildcats

Without Justin Jackson, what would Northwestern's running game have looked like last season? Four times in 2015 he carried the ball at least 33 times.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears held their first OTA open to the media. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and linebacker Pernell McPhee were among the players not participating.

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Maddon on Arrieta's significant run (0:53)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Joe Maddon on Jake Arrieta. He contemplates what happens if/when Arrieta loses a game.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Joe Maddon dives into why Tommy La Stella is playing instead of Jorge Soler even after Soler had a great night at the plate on Tuesday.

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Cubs have given Arrieta plenty of offense

The Cubs have outscored their opponents by 58 runs in Jake Arrieta's nine starts this season. That ties the modern-era record for highest in a pitcher's first nine starts, Elias Sports Bureau notes (Yankees' Monte Pearson, 1936). Arrieta will face the rival Cardinals on Wednesday.

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How Dantonio outranks Meyer, Harbaugh

The collection of coaching acumen in the Big Ten East is astounding. Mark Dantonio has a leg up on his competition in at least one area.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears signed LB Jarrett Grace and waived LB Danny Mason. Grace is an undrafted rookie out of Notre Dame, who attended the Bears rookie minicamp as a rookie tryout.

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More concern for Sale or Harvey? (2:28)
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Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Robin Ventura on Chris Sale: "He had velocity; he probably had too much of it."

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Indians hand Sale first loss of season (1:20)