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The best players on really terrible teams

Jason Castro, Jose Fernandez and Darwin Barney are three players who had great seasons for losing teams over the past several years.

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Prediction: Cutler's son plays in SB LXXII

In a fun glimpse into the future, Camden Cutler -- son of Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari -- leads the Bears to the big game in the year 2038. However, Cutler loses to Marshall Manning, son of Peyton. The next 25 Super Bowls

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Predicting Chicago's offseason

Jeff Dickerson predicts that Matt Forte's time in Chicago is up. The running back is on record saying the Bears have not approached him about a new deal since the end of the 2015 season. Offseason predictions

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Bears have decisions to make at linebacker (2:07)
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Which team will win the Central Division? (1:00)
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Alabama tops Way-Too-Early Top 25

In case you missed it on Tuesday, Alabama is No. 1 in Mark Schlabach's early ranking. Florida State is second and Michigan is third.

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Villanova handles DePaul in first game at No. 1 (0:50)
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No. 1 Villanova cruising past DePaul

The Wildcats are showing no jitters in their first game as the No. 1 team in the country, leading DePaul by more than 20 early in the second half. Follow live

White Sox sign Ishikawa to minors deal

According to MLB.com's Scott Merkin, Chicago has signed Travis Ishikawa to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that should Ishikawa make the team, his contract would include a $900K base salary.

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Which bubble players have made the best case for playing in the World Cup? (3:42)
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Inside the NHL: Dirtier game, bubble players for World Cup and more trades or fewer? (13:02)
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How risky is Mat Latos?

Is Latos really one of the stronger bounce-back candidates of the offseason or just a headcase waiting to happen? MLB rumors roundup

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World Series or Super Bowl contender?

Chicago's Frank Thomas had a Hall of Fame MLB career. That didn't stop his former football coach at Auburn from admitting that if Thomas "had stuck with football, he'd be going in the Hall of Fame as a football player." Dual MLB-NFL players

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Twitter battle: @Yankees vs. @Cubs (1:13)
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Friedell: Butler loss 'couldn't come at a worse time' (2:50)