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Fred Hoiberg embraces triumph beyond the arc

The launching of 39 3-pointers in the exhibition opener was embraced by the new Bulls coach and players such as Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott.

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Arrieta, Cole to meet in NL wild-card game

Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta has been lights-out since the All-Star break. Can he shut down Gerrit Cole and the Pirates in the NL wild-card game Wednesday?

Is Cole the key for Pirates in wild-card game? (1:38)
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Irish eyes smiling on OL class

Notre Dame needs offensive linemen for the future and thanks to OL coach Harry Hiestand, they're going to get a good group of them during this recruiting class. Where does Hiestand rank among the top recruiters in the country? Find out here (Insider)

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Bears sign DB Sherrod Martin, OT Nick Becton

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears signed defensive back Sherrod Martin and promoted offensive tackle Nick Becton to the active roster and waived punter Spencer Lanning and linebacker John Timu, according to a league source.

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Podcast: Blackhawks begin title defense

ESPN's Scott Powers and correspondent Brian Hedger discuss the Chicago Blackhawks as they enter the 2015-16 season.Click to listen on desktop or on your mobile device.

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Rozsival put on long-term Injured Reserve

Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday while he is still recovering from a fractured left ankle he suffered in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs last season. He'll remain on IR for at least 24 days or 10 games.

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears officially placed center Will Montgomery on injured reserve with a fractured fibula.

Bears rise in power rankings

The Bears avoided their first 0-4 start since 2000 with a 22-20 win over the Raiders. See where Chicago landed in our rankings this week. Week 5 Power Rankings

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly updated the status of injured players Tyler Luatua (concussion) and Quenton Nelson (high ankle sprain) at his Tuesday press conference, saying Luatua has been cleared for contact and Nelson will have a boot taken off Wednesday.

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Jake Arrieta is fantasy pitching MVP

It may not be the Cy Young, but it's still something that recognizes just how good the Cubs right-hander was this season. Fantasy awards (Insider)