CHICAGO Teams

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Are the Knicks interested in Joakim Noah? (0:51)
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Frazier drives in go-ahead run for White Sox (0:25)
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What concerns do the Cubs have? (1:50)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon discusses his latest young phenom as rookie Willson Contreras hit a HR and go ahead RBI single in the Cubs 5-4 win over Miami on Friday night. Both hits went to right field.

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Cubs snap four-game slide (0:59)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs rookie Willson Contreras discusses his HR and game winning hit in the Cubs 5-4 win over the Marlins on Friday. Contreras has 3 HR's and 8 RBI's after a week in the big leagues.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon said Anthony Rizzo is likely to play on Saturday against the Marlins while Ben Zobrist probably won't. Zobrist got hit by a pitch on the back of his left foot. X-rays were negative. Just a bruise.

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Biggest early moves of the draft

Sure, Auston Matthews went first overall. But a few other select picks, trades and even a buyout were among the hot topics during the first day of the NHL's busy draft weekend.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Hendricks is the first pitcher since at least 1900 to pitch at least five innings and give up just one hit and that hit was a grand slam. It came from Justin Bour of the Marlins in the first inning on Friday night. Hendricks threw four more innings before departing but only gave up that one hit, (Elias)

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Baez dives, flips and sticks the landing... in the stands (0:40)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Strange outing for Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks who walked four batters but only gave up one hit over 5 innings. That hit was a grand slam to Justin Bour of the Marlins. All 4 runs were unearned due to an Addison Russell error. Cubs and Marlins both scored 4 in the opening inning and that's it for the game so far. 4-4 Bot 5

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Chicago Blackhawks acquire two second-round picks from Montreal for Andrew Shaw. Shaw and Chicago tried to get contract extension done but term was an issue. Shaw on a team with Brendan Gallagher will make Canadiens miserable to play against.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses Anthony Rizzo's back issue in addition to the rest of his lineup for Friday's game against the Marlins.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville discusses the recent awards for Artemi Panarin (Calder Trophy) and Patrick Kane (Hart Memorial Trophy).

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon has changed up his lineup electing to lead off Jason Heyward while Kris Bryant is batting second and playing first base in place of Anthony Rizzo (back).Plus Maddon is batting his pitcher eighth while Albert Almora Jr. hits ninth. With a struggling offense Maddon has mixed things up.

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'85 Bears ended Chicago's long drought

After the 90s Bulls and the Blackhawks' current run, it's easy to forget the Windy City's lack of titles from 1964 to January of 1986. According to Bill Barnwell, that stretch is the third-worst run of misery ended by a championship, trailing Cleveland and Seattle. Sports Misery Index