CHICAGO Teams

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward hit just his 5th home run of the season on Friday against the Mariners and first since June 11. His manager has wanted him to elevate the ball more which he did in the third inning homering to right field.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade won't commit to finishing his career in Chicago. Wants to take it year by year. It's going to be interesting to see how much recruiting, if any, he does for Bulls in the future. Bulls are hopeful that he will be able to help land another star in the future.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade: "I have no rift with Pat Riley."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade: "I am a better three point shooter than my number."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade makes it very clear: "It's Jimmy Butler's team." Says Butler called him and told him he wanted Wade to be in Chicago. Butler is in the back of press conference smiling.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade said his heart pulled him towards Chicago in 2010 -- but too difficult to pass up chance to play with James and Bosh in Miami.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

What a turnout for Friday afternoon baseball at Wrigley Field! Mariners visit the Cubs for first time since 2007.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls GM Gar Forman notes "presence and intangibles" of Wade and how he believes the three time NBA champion will fit well in the locker room.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade's press conference in Chicago is about to begin.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler getting some shots up before Wade's press conference begins.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears head coach John Fox declined to put a timetable on the return of Pro Bowl RG Kyle Long, who suffered a left calf strain on Thursday. Fox called Long, "day-to-day." Veteran Ted Larsen replaced Long at RG on Friday, according to Fox.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler at the Bulls' practice facility getting up a few shots before Wade's press conference begins.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bulls have rolled out the red carpet for Dwyane Wade today.

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Lineup: Cubs (61-40) vs. Mariners (51-49)

  • 1. Chris Coghlan, LF (L)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, 3B (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, RF (S)
  • 5. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 6. Jason Heyward, CF (L)
  • 7. Javier Baez, 2B (R)
  • 8. David Ross, C (R)
  • 9. Jon Lester, LHP
  • Daily notes

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Wade puts Bulls past Derrick Rose era (2:04)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Tommy La Stella was not happy about being optioned to Iowa, but that's the reality of the rules and of having too many good players.

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Cutler thinks Kevin White can be a special player (0:51)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Still think it's unlikely that Chris Sale gets dealt. But FWIW, the Rangers, Orioles, Marlins & Nationals all had scouts at his start Thursday

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Chapman's presence is 'electric' (0:51)