CHICAGO Teams

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Representatives for Dion Waiters fielded interest from Kings, Nets, Sixers, Bulls, Heat and OKC on Thursday, per a source. The shooting guard showed he could contribute to a winner this year with the Thunder.

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Windhorst surprised by numbers of Noah deal (0:52)
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Cespedes visits the third deck with this home run (0:28)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs 4-3 loss to the Mets on Thursday including taking John Lackey out only to see reliever Joel Peralta give up the lead.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs starter John Lackey wasn't thrilled with being pulled in the 7th inning of the Cubs 4-3 loss to the Mets on Thursday. The bullpen lost the lead after he left.

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Mets rally to edge Cubs (1:40)
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Bryant blasts a two-run shot to left (0:27)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lead the Mets 3-0 behind Kris Bryant's 22nd HR which ties him for the league lead. It's his 11th in June, the most in a month for a Cub since June of 2007 when Alfonso Soriano hit 11. He's also the first Cub since Derrek Lee in 2005 to hit 22 before July 1. (ESPN Stats and Info) John Lackey has pitched five scoreless innings so far and Javy Baez has a HR as well.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs President Theo Epstein discuses the trade market before his team takes on the Mets on Thursday. The Cubs are in need of bullpen help.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm assuming this was said by Theo Epstein for the media on the other side of town: "I'm looking forward to seeing Kyle Schwarber playing for the Cubs on opening day next year." Was smiling as he said it.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

If all goes well for Adam Warren starting at Triple-A Iowa tonight he'll go for the Cubs next Tuesday or Wednesday against the Reds giving other Cubs starters an extra day of rest as planned.

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Shuck's bloop single drives in winning run for White Sox (0:25)
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Frazier's 23rd HR of season give White Sox early lead (0:27)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon's latest coming out just in time for July 4.

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El sorprendente Wilson Contreras, 10 juegos después

El novato de los Cachorros ha tenido un inicio explosivo de carrera en Grandes Ligas. Ignacio Serrano compara sus números con otros venezolanos y latinos debutantes en el Circo Grande. Leer

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta discusses the possibility of starting the all star game after hearing the news of Clayton Kershaw's injury.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward is getting a 2nd consecutive day off after feeling a little muscle tightness after making a throw a few days ago. He's fine and can play but Cubs figured with back to back days facing a lefty they'd give him a break.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins talked all star starter today in light of the Clayton Kershaw news: "Jake Arrieta is right near the top of the list...I kind of know who's going to start."

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Cubs' rotation has stolen spotlight from Mets

Last year's NLCS was billed as a battle between the Mets' arms and the Cubs' bats, but it's Chicago's pitching that stands out as the teams meet again.

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How good is Darius Slay?

The Lions' top cornerback has made a name for himself the past two years. Is he now the best corner in the NFC North? Dan Graziano explores.