CHICAGO Teams

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5mJesse Temple

Most indispensable player: Northwestern Wildcats

Without Justin Jackson, what would Northwestern's running game have looked like last season? Four times in 2015 he carried the ball at least 33 times.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears held their first OTA open to the media. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and linebacker Pernell McPhee were among the players not participating.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Joe Maddon on Jake Arrieta. He contemplates what happens if/when Arrieta loses a game.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Joe Maddon dives into why Tommy La Stella is playing instead of Jorge Soler even after Soler had a great night at the plate on Tuesday.

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Cubs have given Arrieta plenty of offense

The Cubs have outscored their opponents by 58 runs in Jake Arrieta's nine starts this season. That ties the modern-era record for highest in a pitcher's first nine starts, Elias Sports Bureau notes (Yankees' Monte Pearson, 1936). Arrieta will face the rival Cardinals on Wednesday.

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2hTravis Haney

How Dantonio outranks Meyer, Harbaugh

The collection of coaching acumen in the Big Ten East is astounding. Mark Dantonio has a leg up on his competition in at least one area.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears signed LB Jarrett Grace and waived LB Danny Mason. Grace is an undrafted rookie out of Notre Dame, who attended the Bears rookie minicamp as a rookie tryout.

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More concern for Sale or Harvey? (2:28)
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Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Robin Ventura on Chris Sale: "He had velocity; he probably had too much of it."

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Indians hand Sale first loss of season (1:20)

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

43-pitch inning for Chris Sale in the third. Four. Three. Not a typo.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Two-out walk to Jose Ramirez bites Chris Sale as the Indians go up 2-1 after Mike Napoli's triple; Ramirez worked Sale for 10 pitches, getting three balls on sliders. Great AB with big repercussions.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Fun thing about Adam Eaton's fifth career lead off home run, I was talking to White Sox hitting coach Todd Steverson about Eaton's power spike last season, and about how that's going to remain part of Eaton's game. Stay tuned.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Declining velocity? In the first inning, Chris Sale threw 11 fastballs, eight of them for 95 MPH or more.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Here at The Cell, Chris Sale will take the bump for the White Sox with a streak of 12 straight quality starts and six straight QS against the Indians.

Lineup: White Sox (27-20) vs. Indians (24-20)

  • 1. Adam Eaton, RF (L)
  • 2. Jimmy Rollins, SS (S)
  • 3. Todd Frazier, 3B (R)
  • 4. Melky Cabrera, LF (S)
  • 5. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
  • 6. Brett Lawrie, 2B (R)
  • 7. Dioner Navarro, C (S)
  • 8. Avisail Garcia, DH (R)
  • 9. Austin Jackson, CF (R)
  • SP: Jose Quintana, LHP
  • Daily notes

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Todd Frazier on Chris Sale: "Those lanky guys will get you. His arm just spins every which way and – boom! -- it's 96 or 89. He's mixing his speeds really well this year. That's the sign of a great pitcher."

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Robin Ventura on getting to watch Chris Sale pitch : "There is a guilty pleasure to it."