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Bears' sideline could be combustible

Jeff Dickerson sees some entertaining encounters ahead for quarterback Jay Cutler and new offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. Dickerson writes that Loggains' personality is much edgier than that of predecessor Adam Gase. 100 NFL predictions

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AL Central sure looks different

The White Sox have lost 15 of their last 19 games since May 9. As a result, their six-game lead in the division is now a two-game deficit.

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Plenty to like about James Shields

Shields is reportedly drawing trade interest from teams, including the Chicago White Sox. The right-hander is in the midst of a strong season, ranking highly in several pitching categories.

Skip: Curry the best closer since MJ (1:37)
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Howard or Langford at RB in Chicago?

Mike Clay thinks it won't take long for fifth-round pick Jordan Howard to overtake Jeremy Langford as the Bears' top running back. Meanwhile, Jeff Dickerson is in Langford's corner and isn't ruling out 1,000 all-purpose yards for the second-year back. 100 NFL predictions

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White will get fair share of TDs

Even with the presence of Alshon Jeffery, Mike Clay thinks 6-foot-3 Bears WR Kevin White will play a significant role near the goal line. 100 NFL predictions

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Must-win game: Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois faces a tough schedule in coach Lovie Smith's first season, so a win against Purdue could create some early momentum.

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Curry, Warriors steal Thunder out West

Stephen Curry soaked in a Game 7 win over the Thunder in the conference finals. After the Warriors overcame a 3-1 deficit, a rematch with the Cavs awaits in the NBA Finals (9 ET Thursday on ABC).

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Hammel exits early, Cubs bullpen dominates Dodgers (0:58)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Travis Wood was the hero for the Cubs in their 2-0 win over the Dodgers on Monday. He came in cold off the couch in the Cubs clubhouse to pitch four perfect innings in place of Jason Hammel (leg cramps).


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Cubs starter Jason Hammel discuses leaving Monday's game against the Dodgers due to a cramp in his right leg.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs believe pitcher Jason Hammel will be fine for his next start after leaving Monday's 2-0 win over the Dodgers with cramping in his right leg.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Five different Cubs pitchers retired the final 25 Dodgers in their 2-0 win on Monday. The Dodgers managed a 2-out bloop followed by a walk in the first inning and that's all the base runners they would see. Travis Wood was the hero throwing 4 perfect innings coming in cold off the bench.