CHICAGO Teams

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears camp is underway with veterans Danny Trevathan and Tracy Porter meeting the media in downstate Illinois. Quarterback Jay Cutler, head coach John Fox and GM Ryan Pace will speak to reporters later.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cubs seem to be viewing Deadline Week now as a long-term shopping opportunity. Wouldn't be a surprise if they took a run at the Rays' starters

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How can Cubs land Chris Sale?

There is no "off-limits" when it comes to a deal for Sale. That said, expect Kyle Schwarber and Kyle Hendricks to be among the names in the package, Jim Bowden writes. And that's just where the conversation starts. Potential trades for Sale (Insider)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Teams talking to the Phillies about Jeremy Hellickson say they're being told they don't have to trade him unless the return beats the draft pick.

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Cubs oversold conversation with Chapman (1:18)
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Trio of Bears make all-retirement team

Three former Bears landed on our star-studded squad of players who called it quits this offseason. Two were in Chicago for short periods, but the third is a Bear through and through. All-retirement team

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Reddick best available outfielder (0:42)
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White Sox fan takes hilarious stance on uncomfortable throwbacks (0:22)
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White Sox getting the Shields they wanted

After disastrous outings in his first three starts with the White Sox, James Shields is finally settling in with his new team. Better use of his changeup has been among the keys to his recent success.

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Chapman a big upgrade over DFA'd Richard

With Clayton Richard struggling to get the job done this season, the Cubs went out and acquired one of the best left-handed relievers in the game in Aroldis Chapman.

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The ball is now in Alshon Jeffery's court

The Bears didn't meet Jeffery's asking price by July 15, and now the wideout will play the 2016 season on the franchise tag. A big year could lead to an even bigger payday, whether in Chicago or not. Unhappy with contracts

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Tuesday's longest home runs

For the second straight day, Padres rookie Alex Dickerson paced the competition, this time launching a 467-foot blast at Rogers Centre. Meanwhile, Joey Gallo made his presence in the majors known with a 450-foot homer vs. the A's.

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4hBrian Bennett

Awards for the best of Big Ten media days

The Big Ten concluded its media days on Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the best quotes, best boasts and best dance moves that came out of Chicago.

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4hJim Bowden

What would it take to trade for Chris Sale?

Jim Bowden looks at what five teams -- the Red Sox, Rangers, Nationals, Cubs and Dodgers -- would have to part with to land White Sox ace Chris Sale.

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13hBradford Doolittle

Are walks becoming a problem for the Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs have struggled in many areas for much of July. One of those struggles, giving up walks, factored into their loss to the White Sox.

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White Sox looking to stay hot on Wednesday Night Baseball (2:18)
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What would it take to pry Sale away from the White Sox? (3:18)