Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who played for Buddy Ryan with the Bears, gives a lot of credit for his success to his former defensive coordinator.
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
Cubs reliever Justin Grimm said the bullpen wasn't going crazy as Kris Bryant's 5th hit and third home run sailed over their heads on Monday night against the Reds. He recalls: "We just looked at each other like 'you gotta be kidding me.'"
Fulmer to rep White Sox at Futures Game
Right-hander Carson Fulmer will play for the United States team at this summer's All-Star Futures Game in San Diego. The 22-year-old ranked second among Keith Law's top White Sox prospects this offseason.
A poignant moment in the 30 for 30 movie about the 1985 Bears came when Buddy Ryan's former players read a letter from him. Ryan died Tuesday.
From his sideline fight with another coach to his attitude toward rookies, Ryan's players knew he had their best interests at heart.
While Chicago has succesful teams over the years, there's a mystique that still surrounds the '85 Bears defense.
Cubs First Baseman, Anthony Rizzo, joins David Kaplan and Mark Lazerus. He discusses Kris Bryant's historic game, traveling with the team, and the All Star Game.
Duke's program has turned a corner under coach David Cutcliffe, and will be trying to create early momentum when it travels to Northwestern.
Rex Ryan's confidence and swagger was a trait he shared with father Buddy Ryan, who died Tuesday at age 82.
Jim Kelly recalled playing against a Buddy Ryan defense and said that "you knew that you were in for a battle" when you faced him.
Part of what endeared Buddy Ryan to fans during his career was his way with words and disregard for how those words would be received by outsiders.
Another record for Jake Arrieta
Although he struggled on Monday, Arrieta became the first pitcher in Cubs history to win his first eight road starts in a season, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Buddy Ryan was the mastermind behind the Chicago Bears' dominant defense in 1985. Here's where they rank in NFL history.
Former head coach of the Bears, Mike Ditka, joins Carmen and Ben Finfer. He discusses the passing of Buddy Ryan, winning a Super Bowl with him, and resolving their differences.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Arizona baseball coach Jay Johnson said he didn't think his Monday night could get any better -- until he heard that Kris Bryant homered three times. Johnson helped recruit Bryant to the University of San Diego and worked as his hitting coach at the school before Bryant won the 2013 Dick Howser Award. Johnson's Wildcats beat Coastal Carolina 3-0 Monday in Game 1 of the College World Series finals and play for the national title tonight at 8 ET on ESPN.
Jay Cutler's cushy contract in Chicago
Cutler's guarantees run out after this season, but the QB will make $16 million in 2016, bringing his total to $54 million over the last three years. Not bad for an up-and-down quarterback. Player-friendly contracts (Insider)
Aces not themselves on Monday
Both Jake Arrieta (5 earned runs in 5 innings) and Noah Syndergaard (5 ERs in 3 IP) saw their ERAs climb at an alarming rate with their disastrous outings against the Reds and Nationals, respectively.
Monday's longest home runs
Kris Bryant may have gone deep three times on Monday, but none of his home runs were longer than teammate Anthony Rizzo's 446-foot shot. The Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion cracks the list twice with nearly identical homers.
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
Still trying to digest this amazing fact: No player had ever had 3 HR & 2 doubles in one game before Kris Bryant did it last night!