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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!

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The humor of Buddy Ryan: His 10 greatest quotes

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.

Hampton: Buddy Ryan was a leader of men (1:57)
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Read Buddy Ryan's letter to the '85 Bears

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.

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The man behind the masterpiece

The 1985 Bears were led by a defense that many consider the best of all time, and it's easy to see why. Buddy Ryan's unit led the league in virtually every key category and allowed a total of just 10 points in three playoff games.

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Buddy's defenses went after the ball

A calling card of Buddy Ryan's defenses was the ability to take the ball away. His units led the NFL in takeaways four times in an 11-year span, starting with the 1985 Bears.

Buddy Ryan was fearless, aggressive (1:02)
Golic shares fond memories of Buddy Ryan (1:50)
Ditka remembers Buddy Ryan (3:31)
Buddy Ryan's defenses played with swagger (3:16)
Kruk: Kris Bryant is a complete player (0:58)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler, on the chatter surrounding his future in Chicago: "I don't control that, man. All I can control is how hard I work every day. How bad I want to get better every day. If I end up being traded, then I do. But I'm just, everyday I wake up, I'm fortunate enough to be able to play basketball, in this league against these guys. That's the only thing I can control is how hard I work during the summer."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler, on if he believes the Bulls are his team now: "I can't do this by myself. I need four other guys out there with me. We need guys coming off the bench to help us win games. All that talk about who's team it is, we need to have a team full of guys who think it's their team and help us win."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler on if he was shocked to hear about the Rose deal: "A little bit. A little bit of a shock. But if you pay attention to what was going on, you would have [thought] it was bound to happen. I didn't expect that but it's here upon us now."


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta was thrilled with Kris Bryant's performance on Monday but not so much in his own.